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 supper 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; also, due to the limits of our kitchen and small seasonal staff, our kitchen is NOT able to accommodate special food/dietary needs, though we try out 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.
Hamilton County Birding Festival Weekend
Thursday, June 8- Sunday, June 11, 2017 -- 3 nights
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 13th 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 4pm and enjoy a good night's sleep before birding events start early on Friday morning. Friday evening includes a dinner cruise on the W.W. Durant, along with an outdoor BBQ on Saturday night, complete with live music and complimentary beer. Finally, enjoy a special Sunday brunch before heading out. Three night lodging, all meals including Friday dinner aboard the WW Durant, and all activities is $375 per person. Contact the registrar at 315-354-5311 x 1021.
Black Fly Challenge Biking Weekend
Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11, 2017 -- 2 nights
Great Camp Sagamore hosts an exciting weekend for participants and spectators of the annual Black Fly Challenge bike race (including transportation to and from the race for bikers). Enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the WW Durant boat on Raquette Lake on Friday night before the race. After the race on Saturday, relax and enjoy an outdoor BBQ back at Sagamore, along with music and beer compliments of the Adirondack Pub and Brewery. On Sunday, enjoy a special Brunch during Sagamore's Community Open House. Two night lodging, all meals including Friday dinner aboard the WW Durant, and all weekend activities is $285 per adult & $142.50 for children under age 12. Call the Registrar at 315-354-5311 x 1021.
Sagamore Outdoor Skills Weekend
Friday, June 16 - Sunday June 18, 2017 -- 2 nights
Living a life with wild edibles and herbal medicinals was normal for most people in the past. Join us for a Simply Sagamore weekend enjoying being in the Adirondack mountains, and experience finding wild edibles on the trail, sampling herbal infusions and teas, and adding some spice to your meals while adding spice to your life! Activities will include herbal walks, learning the healing properties of everyday spices, and mixing and making your own foods as we sample teas, spices, and whatever we can find on our walks!
Contact Sagamore for more info at 315-354-5311 x1021
6th Annual Black Fly Craft Beer Camp Weekend
Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25, 2017 -- 2 nights with Thursday night optional add-on
In keeping with our commitment to regional efforts that support ecologically- and economically-sustainable activities in and around the Adirondack Park, Great Camp Sagamore is pleased to be hosting the 6th Annual Black Fly Adirondack Craft Beer-Making Camp.
Four Nights for the Independence Day Weekend
Friday, June 30 - Tuesday July 4, 2017 -- 4 nights with optional Tuesday night available
Join us for a family fun weekend to celebrate our nation's independence with this four night stay and children under 12 stay for half off! Activities for all ages -- including music, storytelling, hikes, crafts, star-gazing, canoeing pristine Sagamore Lake, a complimentary tour of Great Camp Sagamore, tickets for a scenic cruise aboard the WW Durant & a day at the Adirondack Museum ... and of course, fireworks & BBQs! -- will be sure to keep you busy during this fun-filled extended holiday weekend. Overnight accommodations and all meals: $475 per adult and $237.50 per child 12 years and under. Stay over for optional Tuesday night, July 4th, for only $75. You may contact us for availability and questions regarding this special holiday weekend package!
Grands Camp at Great Camp Sagamore
Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017 -- 5 nights
With activities designed for grandparents with grandchildren of varied ages between 6-14 to do together, outings include hiking, canoeing, and arts & crafts. Grandparents have an opportunity to rest and relax during the late afternoon, while children attend ‘kids club’ with Sagamore staff. Evening activities include a square dance, ‘talent’ night, and campfires. Expect nature discovery, crafts, music, campfires, stars, fresh air and lots of laughter. Grandparents can bring one or more grandchildren of any age to this session; no parents allowed. All of our "grands camp" experiences are designed to bring the entire family together in a safe and beautiful natural setting. Time Magazine has described Sagamore’s as “the granddaddy of intergenerational programs.” Early registration is recommended because of the popularity of this offering. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 to register.
Gift certificates are available for both grandparents and grandchildren. 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. $789 per adult, $769 per child
Simply Sagamore: Adirondack Classics Weekend An all-inclusive weekends for the Adirondack historian in you! Stay at Camp while enjoying a trip to the Adirondack Museum up the road in Blue Mountain Lake. Take a narrated cruise of Raquette Lake on on the W.W. Durant, as well as an in-depth tour of Sagamore itself. And be sure to find time to relax. Many weekend dates available.
Plein Air Adirondacks Painting Retreat
Tues, September 5 - Friday, September 8, 2017 -- 3 nights
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: 315-354-5311 x 1021
Women in the Woods Weekend
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10, 2017 -- 2 nights w/ optional Sunday night
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. Please call the Registrar 315-354-5311 x1021 to register. $349 per participant (age 18+) for the weekend. Optional Sunday night, Sept 10th, lodging and meals for an additional $125.
Simply Sagamore: Dark Skies
Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 25, 2017 -- 2 nights
Join astronomy experts in this inaugural program at one of the darkest spots in New York State! Whether you want to learn more about the mysteries of the universe or take advantage of the dark skies for excellent start gazing, you’ll enjoy the benefits of Great Camp Sagamore in both the daylight and darkness. $375 per adult and $187.50 per child under age 12.
This program has sold out; thank you to everyone who has registered!
Please contact Sagamore to add your name to our waiting list.
Mountain Music & Dance (Columbus Day Weekend)
Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 9, 2017 -- 3 nights
A three-day musical extravaganza over Columbus Day weekend!
Instructors: John Kirk & Trish Miller, Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Dick & Carmen Gilman and Alex Smith.
There are not enough words to describe the amount of musical inspiration you will experience during this 3-day learning weekend. Sing, write your own songs, clog, 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. This program has sold out; thank you to everyone who has registered!
Please contact Sagamore to add your name to our waiting list.