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Sagamore National Historic Landmark Tours

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Address: Sagamore Road, Raquette Lake, NY 13436
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+1 315-354-5311

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Amazing way of life for the rich folk

This review is more for Great Camp Sagamore being an attraction and not a hotel. I am being asked hotel questions. However, one can stay here if you enroll in one of the ROAD... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Hillsdale, New Jersey
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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great Camp Sagamore is a "rustic" log complex built as summer retreat for the Vanderbilt who went down on the Titanic. Very social widow kept it going for her many guests during the short summer season for the next forty years or so. Required 50 servants and untold tons of stuff hauled in. Remote now but terribly remote then. Architect... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This review is more for Great Camp Sagamore being an attraction and not a hotel. I am being asked hotel questions. However, one can stay here if you enroll in one of the ROAD SCHOLAR (not to be confused with Rhodes scholarship) classes/weekends. As an attraction,It is probably helpful to understand about summer houses for the rich back in the... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I would love to have a "getaway" like this one. The bowling alley put it over the top for me and the fact that guests can still use it today is awesome. I don't know a lot about staying overnight at the camp, but the mid-day tour was excellent. Thanks to Patrick for being an informative tour guide. The video... More 

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garden city
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The title of the review says it all. The details: A little pricey for what you get. The guest get it all you get a little taste. Our guide was fantastic. The tour is a very set program. See the movie, walk around outside the buildings. Go into buildings if they is not occupied. We were extremely, lucky the guest... More 

Thank Charles O
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

After driving by the Sagamore`s road many times finally visited it. The tour guide Patrick was great. I was not aware that this great camp had so many buildings. I actually thought the big building visible from the road was the camp, but was actually servant quarters. The camp is on the water way behind it. My only complaint is... More 

Thank Lana P
Edwardsville, Illinois
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did a day trip, and while the drive to upstate NY is beautiful, the Camp is worth seeing. Very remote, and I can only imagine how remote it felt to NY City residents in the early 1900's. A lot of history about the region, local people, and of course the Vanderbilts. Totally interesting and our tour guide was awesome!!... More 

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Whitesboro, New York
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Could not go through the main building. People are staying there which is good because it raises money for the care of the camp. Unfortunately, if you take the tour you are restricted to the main room in the main building. Camp appeared to be in good repair which is good to see.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Must the reality of paying guests staying in historic buildings be towels and bathing suits hanging out to dry on cotton rope across the porch of a classic architectural gem? Can't overnight guests be sensitized (or required) to keep their laundry out of sight? Preserving a place this old and extensive cannot be easy. Every year the Sagamore Institute spends... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Touring Great Camp Sagamore is a wonderful experience. Add it to your bucket list and see it if you can. Our guide, Jeff F brings the history of the house, grounds and the people who lived and visited there come alive. Our tour was pure pleasure!

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

We took a tour of the camp one morning. We thought the sign said "Tours 10 am-1:30." What the sign said was "Tours 10 am AND 1:30." We arrived a few minutes late, but we were able to join the tour. The tour starts with a video background of the history of the property, then a guide walked our small... More 

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