Founded the Standard Oil Company along with his brother John, and gained control of the oil trade in America.  William gave $500 million in aid to medical research, universities and Baptist Churches.  In 1913, he established the Rockefeller Foundation to . . . 
“Promote the well-being of mankind.”
Lakeside Estate: Former retreat of the Rockefellers, located within the wild, breathtaking six-million acre Adirondack wilderness.
Built on a 10 acre point along rugged shorelines between ancient forests and shining mountain lakes.  In the late 1800’s and the early part of this century, these great camps were sumptuous retreats for the very wealthy and their friends.  And so, this secluded and exclusive private retreat continues in the original, and classic Rockefeller tradition.
11 Guest rooms, spacious, rustic elegance, exquisitely furnished with fireplaces.  The interiors exude warmth and rich character in each unique setting.  Some with lake and/or mountain views of the Adirondacks, among the oldest mountain ranges in the world.  Rockefeller’s bedroom has an especially nice view, of course, and features a windowed alcove.  The Iroquois Room was originally built for Rockefeller’s daughter, where a private door leads directly to a swaying hammock overlooking the water.
The wilderness beckons with seasonal activities.

Spring & Summer:  Water skiing, lake swimming, fishing, sunset cocktail cruises, picnics, tennis, volleyball, backyard croquet, horseshoes, hiking and bicycling.
Winter: Snow shoeing, ice skating and fishing. 
Cuisine overseen by internationally known Master Chef Albert Roux, served “en famili” and created from ingredients flown in from as far away as Scotland.  Notify well in advance for personal requirements.  No menu.  Entire property can be reserved. 

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