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Great Camp Sagamore

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the place where the Vanderbilt family spent their summer vacation pretending to rough it, all the while enjoying immense luxury. The camp is a fascinating glimpse into the Gilded Age of American History. I went with the Road Scholar program. The advantage in going with their 4 day/3 night program is the educational aspect which gives the complete...

2Thank chillwills
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

My wife and I have had a total of 5 separate stays at the Sagamore over the past 10 years and each time we don't want to leave. The place pulls you in - the history, the architecture, the location, the wind in the trees, sitting on a porch overlooking the lake, the community meals where you meet people from...

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We visited Great Camp Sagamore with a RoadScholar Intergenerational week - with our 7 year old granddaughter. Very interesting site, excellent historic presentation, beautiful site, excellent camp program, welcoming staff, fair food, very good accommodations.

2Thank TomR501
Toms River, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We found our tour of this"Great Camp" very comprehensive and helpful in learning about the influential and wealthy who vacationed here years ago. Understanding the lure of the Adirondacks to these privileged families and seeing what they considered to be "camping", as compared to that of an average camper, was rather a surprise and a bit like looking at Newport...

1Thank TouringTwoTimers
Potomac, MD
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We stayed here as part of a Road Scholar program. This is a very historic property that is maintained with its historical past in mind. Six people sharing ONE bathroom in the main lodge was a bit of a stretch, but we managed. There is no room cleaning during your stay (even the bathroom trash can did not get emptied...

5Thank billgo
Trumansburg, New York
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Great Camp Sagamore is one of the Adirondack Great Camps designed by William West Durant, and the inspiration of many of the great camp style buildings in the Western US. National Parks. Sagamore was owned by the Vanderbilt family, and was a self sufficient hamlet for the family right smack in the middle of Adirondack Wilderness. The original "off the...

6Thank Q. C
Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Perfect for couples, families, or groups with a range of expectations and interests. Can't go from wrong for everyone from history buffs to outdoor enthusiasts to a person just looking for a weekend away from it all. It's a one-of-a-kind experience to stay at what is essentially a living museum in a setting that is breathtaking every season of the...

1Thank Drew W
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Driving the four mile dirt road to the gated bridge entrance to Sagamore was like being transported into another world. Great Camp Sagamore was built on a peninsula on Sagamore Lake and WW Durant outdid himself with so much attention to detail in the construction of this out of the way paradise. A turn of the century gem of the...

4Thank Joe L
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Sagamore was a dream. Though it was Black Fly Season, it wasn't nearly as bad as some people had me believe. Even if they had been worse, I'd have still loved every minute of it. Come prepared with layers, avoid white clothes, use some bug spray and it's completely manageable. Besides, nothing can beat the friendly staff, the informative tour,...

2Thank Rho W
New York, NY
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Here's a chance to stay in a designated National Historic site. The resort is on it's own beautiful private lake, You drive 4 miles into the woods, on a well-maintained, packed dirt road to reach it. The accommodations are in beautiful old log and stone buildings. It's really unique. This camp was owned by the Vanderbilts, built in the days...

5Thank Maric5

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sagamore, once the summer retreat of the Alfred Vanderbilt family, is now a National Historic Landmark that runs a variety of residential education programs from late May until late October. Neither a hotel, motel nor resort, we are instead a non-profit "living museum," one that attempts to allow as many people as possible to learn more about Adirondack history, nature and the Gilded Age amid the rustic beauty of our wilderness location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Camp Sagamore

Address: Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Region: United States > New York > Raquette Lake
Price Range: RM301 - RM645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
Great Camp Sagamore Hotel Raquette Lake
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for Wigwam lodge. It's very quiet.”
chillwills, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Wigwam which was originally bachelor quarters. Shared bath with two rooms. Other rooms in other buildings.”
TomR501, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wigwam has the best rooms, Main lodge not as good”
billgo, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Wigwam is the hidden gem of the camp.”
415dreww, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Wigwam is where I stayed with my group. The Main Lodge is like a Swiss Chalet.”
JoeL474, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
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