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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,...

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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...

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hamilton, ny
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Visited Sagamore on a Road Scholar trip. Place is in a beautiful spot with opportunities to row or paddle on the lake, or to hike around it. Very peaceful surroundings. Accommodations are adequate, but basic--more like camping in a cabin. Beds are quite firm. Meals are tasty, and served buffet style in the dining room at large group tables. Staff...

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Potsdam, New York
Reviewed 21 September 2014

My husband and I stayed for the weekend at Sagamore great Camp and really enjoyed ourselves. It was the great camp of the Vanderbilts and there are historical tours available as well as a historical boat trip on nearby Raquette lake. We stayed in the Main Lodge on the lake and it was beautiful. There are hiking trails, kayaks, and...

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Southington, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Just returned from a week at Sagamore where my granddaughter and I participated in the Road Scholar "Intergenerational experience". A (very) few bugs, some rain, cool nights, shared bathrooms, plain cooking...beautiful views, knowledgeable and accommodating staff, well-planned activities, great wooden and stone buildings, quilts on the bed...laughing and playing with my granddaughter, sharing the joys of being grandparents with wonderful...

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Potsdam, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2014

With appropriately calibrated expectations I feel one must work very hard to not greatly enjoy a stay at Great Camp Sagamore. That is my view after spending nearly a week at Great Camp Sagamore as part of an intergenerational camping experience under the auspices of the Road Scholar Program. Of course, Mother Nature (weather, black flies, mosquitoes) can provide uncontrollable...

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3Thank GeezersOnTheGo-123
Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Great Camp Sagamore is a haven for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, history and authenticity. Our numerous visits have treated us to everything we love about the Adirondacks: hiking trails, beautiful scenery that includes an inviting lake, and some of the friendliest people we have ever encountered. The loons calling at dawn and the mist rising off the lake in...

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1Thank GoToADK
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Call ahead and talk turkey with the sincere and caring staff. Tell them about your hatred of biting, stinging bugs and ask what the insect situation will be for the date of your intended stay. On the 4th of July, the swarms of black flies -- as well as deer flies, and blood-thirsty mosquitoes -- made our stay a perfect...

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Jeff F, Manager at Great Camp Sagamore, responded to this review

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay here, Great Camp Sagamore is not an experience for everyone. People come to Sagamore for many reasons. Two of the most common are nature and history. Sagamore's access to the natural world is unparalleled given that it is in the middle of over 100,000 acres of protected wilderness and wild...

Michigan
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I just spent five days at Great Camp Sagamore...enjoying the beauty and serenity of the lake and surrounding land. The food was great and the entire staff was helpful, courteous and generous. If you want a true "break" from the hustle and bustle of life, consider a stay at Great Camp Sagamore.

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5Thank mchayford
Kinsale, Virginia
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I have been involved with this historic site since I was born and describing its cumulative impact on me is impossible. In fact, this review was one of the harder things I have ever written and will probably end up meandering across multiple topics and points, in a way that is incomprehensible. Let me therefore make my point succinctly: If...

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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: $93 - $199 (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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“Not sure why I am being asked hotel questions as this is an attraction and not a hotel, however, one can stay here”
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