Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do guests sleep and dine? Sagamore houses guests in several historic buildings, all are only a few steps from Sagamore Lake.
The dining hall is in a separate building as are all meeting rooms/classrooms. The furthest lodge is approximately 700 feet from the dining hall up a hill with a small grade. Guests must be able to climb stairs because all the bedrooms and classrooms are in buildings that have stair access.
Q. What are overnight lodging rooms like? Most rooms are double occupancy with twin beds; a few have more than two beds and we try to house families together in triple or quads. Rooms share bathrooms in the hallway. Approximately 4-6 people share a bathroom. You may make housing requests (ie. rooming with or next to friends) by contacting the registrar in advance of your arrival. We cannot guarantee any particular room, but we will try our best to make you as comfortable as possible in our rustic setting.
Q. Do you have laundry facilities? Sagamore does not have guest laundry facilities; however, if you drive to the Town of Raquette Lake (4 miles) you will find a public Laundromat.
Q. How can I contact my family & friends, do you have telephones in rooms? There are no telephones in any of the rooms. Guests are encouraged to bring prepaid calling cards with them (most cellular phones do not work in this area). There are three phones in camp that guests may use to make outgoing calls.
Q. How can my family & friends contact me while at camp? Between the hours of 9am-6pm. Family & friends may leave messages for guests via the office at (315) 354-5311 ext. 1021. Messages are placed on a public phone message board in the hallway near the office for guests to retrieve on their own. Only in the event of an emergency will office personnel locate a guest to take a phone call.
Between the hours of 6pm - 9am. For Emergency Calls ONLY, a staff member will find a guest to take a phone call.
Q. Does Sagamore have Internet access?
Limited Wi-Fi internet access is available in a couple of buildings for those who bring their own electronic devices. One guest computer is available for internet access. Guests are encouraged to use the internet during non-business hours.
Q: Do you accommodate special dietary needs? If you have special dietary needs please notify us during the registration process. We will do our best to accommodate your request, although because of our remote location we may not be able to meet all needs. Please note that we do not have separate food preparation areas to cook allergen friendly items. It is possible for allergens to be introduced before food is provided to us or during the cooking and serving process.
The Town of Raquette Lake has volunteer ambulance and fire departments. The nearest pharmacy and clinic are located in Old Forge, approximately 30 miles away. The nearest hospitals are located in Utica and Saranac Lake, each approximately 75 miles away.