The Sagamore Resort
What We Love
- Build-your-own yogurt parfaits and made-to-order omelets at the massive breakfast buffet
- Croquet on the property’s Teardrop Lawn
- S’mores by the nightly bonfire
- Lake George cruises on The Morgan, the resort’s replica of a 19th-century touring vessel
What To Know
- The hotel’s Kids Club organizes scavenger hunts and other outdoor adventures
- Guests can arrive via chartered helicopter, slicing down a four-hour drive from NYC into a 1.5-hour journey
- In the winter months, the property sets up a frozen bar—a glacial watering hole carved from 18,000 pounds of crystal-clear ice
- An onsite dock allows for easy fishing
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Grand Lake George lodge with family-friendly amenities and a golf course by Donald Ross
What does it take to maintain timeless getaway status? This stately Victorian-era property, first built in 1883, knows a thing or two about staying relevant. Despite withstanding two fires and a brief hiatus in the 1980s, it proudly presides over a private island on Lake George today. Mostly, it’s the courteous staff, who go by “Consider it Done Agents,” that keep the vacationers flocking—whether that’s helping them navigate the labyrinthine 70 acres, organizing a game of Whiffle Ball for the young ones, or facilitating a horse-drawn carriage ride on the expansive grounds (yes, it’s included in the amenity fee). Thanks to a whopping eight on-site restaurants, which range from low-key poolside dining to a swanky New York-style steakhouse, you won’t need to leave the island come mealtime. The extensive activities menu comprises hikes, pick-up soccer, and games at a 10,000-square foot Rec Center, so you’ll most likely only be heading back to your room to sleep (though their cozy Adirondack-inspired décor and buttery color scheme makes them serene lakeside hideaways all their own).
In the Area
On the shores of Lake George, The Sagamore presides over the quaint, 200-year-old hamlet of Bolton Landing. As the closest Adirondack town to the area’s State Park lands, hiking remains one of its largest draws. From the family-friendly trails of Amy’s Park, a 500-acre wonderland filled with ponds, marshes and forests, to Cat and Thomas Preserve, one of the largest intact ecologically significant landscapes on Lake George, the nine miles of paths here can be more difficult, often attracting experienced mountain bikers. The area’s best seasonal activities await at Up Yonda, an environmental education center that offers maple sugaring, snow shoeing, and wildlife viewing.
How to Get There
We recently stayed at the Sagamore with our extended family. We stayed in one of the lodges. When we arrived they upgraded our rooms to lodge suites. These rooms were excellent for gathering together as a large family in one space. We were visiting with young children and enjoyed the rec center and the activities it included. We enjoyed our stay and are looking to come back in the near future.
I admit I was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews, so I made sure to stay in the main hotel. I called ahead with special requests and was very pleased when I arrived to see all had been done just as I asked! Every member of staff with whom I interacted was warm, friendly, and helpful - true hospitality. Chris and Josiah stood out.
The resort itself is beautiful; the lake and surrounding mountains serene and calm. Loved the charm of this grand old dame (down to the crystal door knobs!), she has been lovingly upkept. The entrance of the hotel is striking - warm fireplace to your left, a grand piano placed in front of large windows that look onto the veranda and stunning view of Lake George.
We had dinner at La Bella Vita and the food was excellent! Top choices were the Brussel sprouts and polpette - yum! All other restaurants were closed as this was off season, but am looking forward to trying them as well.
Despite being owned by Opal, seems like this place has retained that family feel (Chris and Tom can attest to that, yes?) and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. And yes, am already planning to come during the summer.
Thanks, Sagamore - it was lovely!
My husband and I did a quick get away for our 42nd wedding anniversary. Everyone at The Sagamore were so very nice, helpful and smiling. Just breathtaking view of Lake George but being in the fall there were also outstanding gardens of colorful mums and other fall plants everywhere. The room and bed were very cozy and comfortable and had everything we could have needed. We indulged in a wonderful breakfast buffet and off to the golf course. There too everyone was friendly and helpful. There was a particular beauty to the day on the golf course as the leaves were in full color and every hole made me say "wow", look at this. Grass was very green and tended to and the greens were fast, it's October, I wouldn't have expected that. Thank you Sagamore, you surely met all our expectations.