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RAQUETTE LAKE, NEW YORK

America's Treasures: Three Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age

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Program #20944RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Start of Program
Sep 28, 2014
4:00pm Check in at Sagamore
You will be staying at the Great Camp Sagamore that night.
Location: Raquette Lake, NY
Nearest city or town: Raquette Lake, NY
Nearest highway: Rte.90 to the south, Rte.87 to the east
Nearest airport: Albany, NY

End of Program
Oct 3, 2014
12:00pm Check out of Sagamore
You will be staying at the Great Camp Sagamore the night before.
Location: Raquette Lake, NY
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Lodge

Description: Sagamore’s authentic buildings dating from 1897 are situated on a peninsula jutting into pristine and picturesque Sagamore Lake. The Adirondack Forest Preserve surrounds the entire 27-building Sagamore estate owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. A National Historic Landmark, its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which many National Park lodges were modeled. Sagamore’s remote location removed from the normal hubbub will allow your full concentration on learning, the camaraderie of the people at hand, the extraordinary beauty of the land, and the history that envelops you.

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.greatcampsagamore.org

Room amenities: All rooms are historic, and steps away from views of beautiful Sagamore lake or its bucolic outlet stream. We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Internet access is available in our common Reading Room for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms, many with footed tubs, in the hallways. Most of our guests are housed in one of our three lodges each sleeping 20. There are no telephones in rooms, no cell service, and no TV so your relaxation is assured. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals from which you will make your selections. The buffet is served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Everyone is called to meals by the bell. One of the highlights of our dining experience is our excellent water. Please do not bring bottled water with you. You may purchase beer and wine to accompany your meal. The dining hall seats 84. During free time many of our guests enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, playing giant lawn games, and canoeing. Sagamore also recommends its history-based DVDs. Porch-sitting is also highly recommended. We also recommend a trip to the Adirondack Museum, sometimes referred to as the “Smithsonian of the Adirondacks,” or a visit to the Wild Center, the natural history museum of the Adirondack region. Those interested in the arts might also visit the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, or the new Old Forge Arts Center, named View. Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is also an outdoor campfire area at our lean-to.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers. Sagamore has a limited number of private baths available for an additional charge.

Additional nights before: $99 per person per night
Pre- or post-program overnights are possible for $99/person/night, based on availability, and include dinner and breakfast. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Sagamore’s authentic buildings dating from 1897 are situated on a peninsula jutting into pristine and picturesque Sagamore Lake. The Adirondack Forest Preserve surrounds the entire 27-building Sagamore estate owned by the Alfred Vanderbilt family from 1901-1954. A National Historic Landmark, its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which many National Park lodges were modeled. Sagamore’s remote location removed from the normal hubbub will allow your full concentration on learning, the camaraderie of the people at hand, the extraordinary beauty of the land, and the history that envelops you.

Contact info:
Sagamore Road
Po Box 40
Raquette Lake, NY 13436 USA
phone: 315-354-5311
web: www.greatcampsagamore.org

Room amenities: All rooms are historic, and steps away from views of beautiful Sagamore lake or its bucolic outlet stream. We do not have telephones or televisions in any rooms. Internet access is available in our common Reading Room for those with laptop computers.

Facility amenities: As a guest at Sagamore, you will be accommodated in our historic buildings in (mostly) double occupancy rooms with twin beds and bathrooms, many with footed tubs, in the hallways. Most of our guests are housed in one of our three lodges each sleeping 20. There are no telephones in rooms, no cell service, and no TV so your relaxation is assured. Our chef will carefully prepare buffet meals from which you will make your selections. The buffet is served in our paneled dining room with splendid views of Sagamore Lake. Everyone is called to meals by the bell. One of the highlights of our dining experience is our excellent water. Please do not bring bottled water with you. You may purchase beer and wine to accompany your meal. The dining hall seats 84. During free time many of our guests enjoy our 20 miles of hiking trails, playing giant lawn games, and canoeing. Sagamore also recommends its history-based DVDs. Porch-sitting is also highly recommended. We also recommend a trip to the Adirondack Museum, sometimes referred to as the “Smithsonian of the Adirondacks,” or a visit to the Wild Center, the natural history museum of the Adirondack region. Those interested in the arts might also visit the Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, or the new Old Forge Arts Center, named View. Great Camp Sagamore is located on Sagamore Lake, with an established swim area in season. Two of the lodges have a lounge area with working fireplaces. There is also an outdoor campfire area at our lean-to.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Bathrooms are shared and in the hall. Some have claw foot tubs instead of showers. Sagamore has a limited number of private baths available for an additional charge.

Additional nights after: $99 per person per night
Pre- or post-program overnights are possible for $99/person/night, based on availability, and include dinner and breakfast. Must call in advance to arrange.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.6
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