I always wondered what it would be like to live as the super rich lived and socialized in the Gilded Age. I don't know even now that I've experienced that but I did enjoy the five days I got to spend at the Great Camp Sagamore. It was rustic, which I expected. I shared a room with a stranger but left with a new friend. The beds were comfortable, plenty of storage space, enough outlets to charge what I needed. The rooms were not air conditioned but it was not needed in mid-October. The rooms in the main lodge shared rest rooms and showers but even with mostly women there was not a wait. (Three bathrooms, two with a shower shared by about 10 people). If this is a concern for you make sure you upgrade to rooms with private baths. These seemed mostly to be for couples and were a slight walk to the lectures and dining hall. I could get Wi-Fi in my room in the main lodge but Wi-Fi was only available in that building and not even everywhere there. Others complained their phone wasn't getting reception anywhere. Plan to be unreachable. The food was surprisingly good. All meals were presented buffet style or picnic you pack on one day. The day we went on the boat on the lake we were not told there would be any need for money (there hadn't been up to that time) and I wish I had known that. Drinks were sold on the boat and there was a small shop at the dock I may have picked something up if I had my purse. The evening's entertainments weren't too exciting but considering how far we were from anything they were as expected and I was glad to get to bed anyway. Walking trails, canoes, kayaks, etc. were available for anyone interested. I was content to just sit in the Adirondack chairs and enjoy the view. The learning lectures were interesting but not as outstanding as some trips I've been on. The "field trips" on the boat and to the other camps were the highlights. As always on Road Scholar trips I enjoyed meeting and talking to the other participants.