Raquette Lake
The Illusion of Roughing It: The Vanderbilts' Great Camp Sagamore
Travel back to the Gilded Age of the Adirondacks at Camp Sagamore, former wilderness estate of the Vanderbilts, where you’ll learn about local traditions and regional history.
Rating (4.8)
Program No. 14875RJ
4 days
Starts at
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8 Meals
3 Breakfasts
2 Lunches
3 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Salt
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017
  • Aug 27, 2017 - Aug 30, 2017
  • Sep 05, 2017 - Sep 08, 2017
  • Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 13, 2017
3 nights
Raquette Lake
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. Its wood and stone buildings are the vernacular rustic architecture on which our 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, and the history that envelops you. 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. In summer you may be assigned to a cottage sleeping up to seven. 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 99. During free time many of our guests enjoy our hiking trails and canoeing. All guests are given a free pass to our award-winning guided tour. We also recommend a cruise aboard the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake and a trip to the “Smithsonian of the Adirondacks,” the Adirondack Museum. Sagamore has four meeting rooms varying in size from 20 to 150. Two of them have fireplaces. There is also a lean-to where you can sleep or enjoy a campfire. Nothing at Sagamore is paved. Sagamore has 20 miles of hiking trails.
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