2018 Sagamore Exclusives
There are many ways to experience Sagamore, whether by taking a tour, attending a concert, coming to our benefit, or just reading about it -- but we think staying at our singular Great Camp is the best way to really "experience" a place like ours. Sleep in our rooms, share coffee with friends, and take the time to talk, to walk, to paddle, to play. Take a hike around the lake or finish up an active afternoon on the water with dinner and a campfire. Luxuriate in one of our deep, claw-footed tubs and then snuggle in for a nap. The best schedule at Camp is the one you don't have. Give it a try. Turn off the phone (c'mon it doesn't work here anyway), put that laptop back in the car, and take a little time to recharge yourself for a change.
All stays at Sagamore are designed as residential programs, and include equal opportunities for learning, adventure and relaxation. Sagamore does not offer single night accommodations. And while we do host a number of private events each year, we also offer several opportunities for anyone to come and stay, either for a structured, thematic program or during one of our introductory "Simply Sagamore" weekends.
Sagamore also offers programs throughout the season organized by our many education and travel partners, many of which are open to the public.
***Things to Know Before Making a Reservation***
Sagamore is not a hotel, motel, or resort; it's a living piece of history, located in an incomparable natural setting. Check out our General FAQs, Lodging FAQs and What To Expect for more information about meals, activities, check-in and rooming. Basic room pricing includes all meals and overnight accommodation, and includes shared baths (generally among 2 or 3 rooms - much like a bed & breakfast). Sagamore does have a limited number of rooms with private baths, available for an additional charge.
Due to the limits of our kitchen and small seasonal staff, our kitchen is NOT able to accommodate special food/dietary needs. We try our best to offer vegetarian options at every meal.
If you have questions beyond those answered here, please call our registrar at 315-354-5311 ext 1021.
Simply Sagamore Weekends Many weekends and themes to choose from! All-inclusive weekends for the Adirondack historian in you! Stay at Camp while enjoying a themed weekend full of activities or workshops, or spend time in the area with birding ventures, sightseeing, or shopping in the local towns. One can also take a trip to the Adirondack Museum up the road in Blue Mountain Lake, or catch a narrated historical cruise on the W.W. Durant that tours Raquette Lake. Cost for our Simply Sagamore Classis Weekend is $398 per adult, and $199 per youth (12 & under). Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
- June 15-17, 2018 (Special rate of $299 per adult; $150 per youth under 12)
- June 29-July 1, 2018 (Special rate of $299 per adult; $150 per youth under 12)
- July 13-15, 2018
- August 31-September 2, 2018
- September 7-9, 2018
Hamilton County Birding Festival Weekend
Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Hamilton County covers over one million acres of the Adirondack State Park. With over 60% being classified as either Wilderness or Wild Forest, it is one of the best locations to watch boreal birds. Now in its 14th year, the Hamilton County Birding Festival brings together bird watchers from all over the United States to explore and discover the amazing birds of the Adirondacks. Register with Hamilton County for your birding activities (http://www.adirondackexperience.com/events/adirondack-birding-festival), and Sagamore provides the rest! Check in Thursday at 4 pm and enjoy a good night's sleep before birding events start early on Friday morning. Enjoy a BBQ on Saturday night with bikers from the Black Fly Challenge Race! Use Great Camp Sagamore as your Bed & Breakfast for this Birding Weekend. Enjoy meals, lodging and the beauty of Sagamore - Three nights lodging, all meals and use of canoes at Sagamore Lake is $449 per person adult, $229 per youth 12 & under. Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
Black Fly Challenge Biking Weekend
Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Great Camp Sagamore hosts an exciting weekend for participants and spectators of the annual Black Fly Challenge bike race (including limited transportation to and from the race for bikers). After the race on Saturday, relax and enjoy an outdoor BBQ at Sagamore. Two night lodging, all meals and race transportation is $299 per adult & $159 for children under age 12.
If you wish to take part in the W.W. Durant Cruises on Friday, please contact and register with Raquette Lake Navigation Company (additional fees apply). Call to register for lodging at Sagamore: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
7th Annual Black Fly Craft Brewers Camp Weekend
Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24, 2018 -- 2 nights with Thursday night optional add-on
Great Camp Sagamore is pleased to be hosting the 7th Annual Black Fly Adirondack Craft Beer-Making Camp with the theme of "Craft Brewing in America: 1965 to Present". A weekend of regional brewers coming together to instruct others on the processes of beer making, the history of brews, a dinner pairing cruise on the W.W. Durant on Raquette Lake, and much more.Cost for the weekend is $350 per person ($300 members), which covers lodging, all meals, and all brewing workshops and programs. Register early as this program is a popular one and sells out fast!
Limited availability! Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct). Grandparents Camp at Great Camp Sagamore
Sunday, July 15 - Friday, July 20, 2018
Five nights for grandparents to spend with their grandchild in a setting filled with nature, history, and fun activities! Open for grandchildren aged 6-14, grandparents can have some quality time with their little family members (as no parents are allowed!). Day activities include canoeing, nature hikes, stream studies, music programs and much more. Evening activities include a square dance, campfires and lots of music. Grandparents can bring one or more grandchildren to this session. All of our "grandparents camp" experiences are designed to bring the generations together in a safe and beautiful natural setting. Early registration is recommended because of the popularity of this program.
We will not be sending separate mailings to the children, so grandparents must be sure to share all necessary information they receive with the children and their parents. Costs for this program: $875 per adult, $825 per child. Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
Plein Air Adirondacks Painting Retreat
Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7, 2018
This retreat is an opportunity for painting participants and their guests to relax, paint, socialize, and meet fellow plein air artists in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Enjoy relaxing times in an unstructured and non-competitive great painting environment. Space is limited, please book early. Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
Women in the Woods Weekend
Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16, 2018
A long-standing Sagamore tradition once led by "woodswoman" Anne LaBastille, this weekend is for women to explore and reconnect with the natural world. Activities vary each year, but will include hiking, canoeing, spiritual renewal and bonding with other women and in the fresh air of an Adirondack autumn. Cost: $398 per participant (age 18+). Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).
Mountain Music & Dance (Columbus Day Weekend)
Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8, 2018 -- 3 nights
A musical extravaganza over Columbus Day weekend! There are not enough words to describe the amount of musical inspiration you will experience during this learning weekend. Sing, write your own songs, fiddle, or play the guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, or penny whistle. Go to a performance, enjoy a square dance and join in on “talent” night. Sign up for courses on an instruction grid that allows you to focus on one instrument or to develop skills on several. Faculty recommends this course for everyone from beginners (including children), through those trying to pick up an instrument again, to accomplished amateurs wanting to polish their talents. Instructors: Dan Berggren, Dick & Carmen Gilman, Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan, John Kirk, Kent & Nannette Knappenberger, and Trish Miller. Cost for the program is $465 per person, and includes lodging, all meals, and all musical instruction and programs. Register early as this program fills quickly! Call to register: 518-796-5823 (Nov-April): or 315-354-5311 x1021 (May-Oct).