This rustic great camp is over a hundred years old, but the luxurious accomodations this camp has to offer rival luxury hotels. I stayed in the Main Lodge with my Adirondack Experience class, and stayed in a nice sized room for two with a classmate. The place is very clean, even the "communal" bathrooms, which feel more like you are in your bathroom at home than at a campground. The food is great, there are many places to hike and explore and there is a lot of history to this place. The old game room is a great place to relax and right next door is an outdoor bowling alley! You can take kayaks or canoes out on the lake. You can have a campfire at the lean-two at night, which I highly recommend. It is alot of fun if you go there with friends and just want to hang out without the pressures of cell phones and the Internet constantly hounding at you like they do "back in civilization." It was nice to escape for a few days, and I would do it again! Highly recommended.
- 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