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Great Camp Sagamore

Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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,... More 

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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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