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Great Camp Sagamore

Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
Great Camp Sagamore
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    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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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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... More 

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hamilton, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 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... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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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 

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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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