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Starting at $300 per person per night
Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, Town of Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York, 13436, United States
Starting at $350 per person per night
Live, eat, sleep, learn and play in a Great Camp of the Gilded Age. Great Camp Sagamore is a National Historic Landmark, and for a time was owned by Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, once described as the wealthiest young man in America. Today, it’s everybody’s great camp! Experience what has become rare: the sounds of nature free of engines and motors; true darkness and stars without interference from man-made light, and untethering from your mobile devices.
Unique Features: The Great Camp Sagamore Grounds Tour is a must! Come experience a masterpiece of Adirondack architecture, a place where America’s most influential people came to take a break from the clamor of modern life. The 27-building Great Camp stands alone on a remote lakeside. Sagamore’s builders gathered the colors, scents, and textures of the wild forest and reassembled them indoors in a style that is now imitated nationwide. This family-friendly historic tour of the buildings and grounds takes about two hours.
Accommodations: There’s nothing quite like an overnight stay at Great Camp Sagamore. Guests sleep in private rooms inside the main lodge and other historic buildings, or in one of three cottages. The room decor is classic Adirondack-style, and you’ll do without some modern amenities in favor of a tranquil wilderness experience unlike any other.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for Alfred’s or Gloria’s Cabin. One of three cabins built by Margaret Emerson for her children. Each cabin has 2 rooms and a private en-suite bath. Sleeps up to 5.
Dining: Meals are hosted in a shared setting at specific hours in the majestic Dining Hall, with glorious views of Sagamore Lake and the surrounding mountains. The mission as a non-profit organization is centered around building a sense of community and life-long learning, and eating meals together provides the perfect environment to do just that. You’ll meet new people and make new friends while enjoying an exceptional breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by our talented chef and kitchen staff.
Activities: As a guest, you will have full use of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and rowboats at the historic boathouse, including the newly restored cedar canvas canoes. Plus, staff are available to help ease new paddlers onto the water. A variety of historic and beautiful hiking trails are available right outside your door and within a 30-60 minute drive, so make sure to bring your hiking boots and a backpack.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. Join guides for a 3.8 mile hike around Sagamore Lake where our environmental educators will discuss the flora, fauna and history of the area. This hike includes slight elevation changes, uneven surfaces, and some wet areas. Sturdy footwear and a water bottle are recommended.
Location: The community of Raquette Lake is a hamlet in the town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York. Raquette Lake itself features 99 miles of pine-covered shoreline and is the largest natural lake in the Adirondack Park. Named after Alexander Hamilton, the county was founded in 1847. Today, Hamilton County is the third largest but least populous county in New York state, boasting just one stop light in the entire county.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Raquette Lake, New York is Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK / KSLK). This airport is in Saranac Lake, New York and is 68 miles from the center of Raquette Lake, NY. If you’re looking for domestic flights to SLK, check the airlines that fly to SLK.
Children’s Programs: Yes. Visit Sagamore for one of their famous Grandparent Grandchild Camps, a five-night program where grandparents and grandchildren come together to experience the outdoors, take music classes, take nature-based art classes and more, all while staying in this incredible historic landmark.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: Yes. Great Camp Sagamore is a unique and special place to be married. Set in 126,000 acres of wild forest, the Vanderbilt family’s former summer home is a breathtaking backdrop for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Lodging for 72 people, including exclusive cabins and suites, and exclusive use of Sagamore for the weekend, including all-inclusive meals and activities. Your reception can host up to 150 people.
Meetings: Yes. Great Camp Sagamore is a perfect venue for your organization’s next retreat or business conference. Truly “away from it all,” Sagamore does not have cellular phone service and provides high-speed internet only in specific locations. Optional activities include canoeing, swimming, and other water activities on our secluded lake, wilderness hikes on our extensive trail system, and educational programming related to historic Great Camp Sagamore. There are three (3) large meeting rooms capable of accommodating 20+ people, and additional break-out spaces.
Extra Info: There is no cellular phone service at Sagamore and there are no telephones in any of the rooms. Guests may use phones located in the Collins Building Offices to make outgoing calls. Great Camp Sagamore has Wi-Fi available to all guests in Collins Building.