I first found out about The Sagamore on Public television. It is one of the "Great Camps" and was summer home to the Rockefellers for 50 years.
Meals are served family style (but please leave the kiddies at home for this one unless you go on a weekend especially tailered for the kids) and all the other guests were very friendly. It was very relaxing to be there. Food was plentiful and the chief cook did a fantastic job. What I thought was great was that either you could bring your own bottle of wine for dinner or lunch, you could also puchase a bottle there at a very nominal cost - I think they basically broke-even vs. their cost. Thanks guys, this feature was very considerate. Canoes are available (at no cost) if you want to canoe around Lake Sagamore. A boat trip on the W.W. Durant was also included on Raquette Lake. The only downside was that the weekend ended too quickly. Maybe they will consider a Friday arrival with a Monday departure (please). All the employees were most pleasant and helpful. Unlike some places, they actually enjoy guests instead of regarding them as a bother. Hope to see you again next year.
- 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