I stayed here for a weekend. I made reservations by phone and since I was alone was quoted (and later paid) a single supplement. However, after I had gone to bed the first evening there was a knockon the door.
I asked through the door who it was and the answer was that it was the person who was going to share the room with me. I refused to let her in. She went away but returned a few minutes later with a staff member who insisted that I had to share the room. I pointed out that I had paid a single supplement and that no one had ever mentioned having to share the room with a total stranger. They kept insisting but I held fast and they finally went away. However, the entire staff was extremely uncordial the entire weekend.
The food was just awful. I had been told that if I wasn't going to be able to make it up Friday evening in time for dinner, I should call so the chef could prepare accordingly. I made it for dinner and the meal was chili. Why do they have to know if one person more or less will be there for chili? Dessert was commercial fruit salad straight from the freezer. They hadn't even taken it out in time to fully thaw. The rest of the meals were equally disappointing. I left early Sunday morning.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Great Camp Sagamore Hotel Raquette Lake