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Great Camp Sagamore

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Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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Great Camp Sagamore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southington, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Potsdam, New York
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61 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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... More

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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... More

Michigan
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21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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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Kinsale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 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... More

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Being at Great Camp Sagamore is letting yourself enjoy a different type of break; it's like the place is welcoming you. It is definitely not a hotel, it's an experience and you leave with many memories. The staff is easy going and very helpful. The wood fires each night, the good food, the views, the quietness makes you totally disconnect... More

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This 'camp' was formerly owned by the Vanderbilt's and it is a truly 'Great Camp'. It's an old historic building in a serene location--perfect for a quiet get-a-way or to pretend you were one of the rich and famous, back in the day. However, be careful as to the room you rent! We attended as part of an Elder Hostel,... More

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Watkins Glen, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked for our anniversary. Staff were attentive & personable. Meals were tasty & of quality. Coffee/tea & fruit were available 24/7. Most buildings were unlocked at all times.The grounds were impressive, & sharing the Sagamore culture & sense of history was great. The weather & foliage could not have been better. The group of others staying helped make the... More

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Hartwick
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We arrived Friday evening for dinner and departed on Sunday after breakfast. A very lovely old and one of the few great camps open to the public. Well worth the price, rooms are rustic (as they should be) and very nice staff. The food was great. There were about 60 people there on our September weekend and everyone had a... More

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Address: Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Location: United States > New York > Raquette Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Great Camp Sagamore Hotel Raquette Lake

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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 
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