Fresh from a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion, the historic Sagamore has more options for meetings than ever—and plenty to do when the meetings are over as well.
Tucked away on its 70-acre private island in Lake George, one hour north of Albany amid the Adirondack Mountains, The Sagamore offers fresh air, the great outdoors, and facilities for serious business. Newly opened, for example, is the 12,000-square-foot Event Center—a fully functional exhibit hall that can accommodate 100 10-foot-by-10-foot exhibit booths.
The new Event Center is adjacent to The Conference Center, which offers a 10,080-square-foot ballroom with banquet seating for 800, as well as three, 960-square-foot meeting rooms. The Hermitage, a former carriage house, has been converted into a lakeside executive retreat with a boardroom and 10 deluxe, lofted bedroom suites, perfect for exclusive gatherings. And within the Main Hotel building are six meeting rooms, including one 2,520-square-foot ballroom that can be divided, one 720-square-foot room, and a 650-square-foot dedicated Executive Board Room that can double as a hospitality suite. The resort also features more than 20,000 square feet of versatile outdoor space including the Lower Veranda Terrace, the Pool Deck West, the newly renovated Dollar Terrace, and the Front Lawn—all available for receptions of various sizes and all featuring views of Lake George. Shelving Rock Terrace, an elegant, canopied three-season venue, accommodates banquets and events for up to 175 people. Meanwhile, the resort’s own 85-foot replica of a turn-of-the-century motoring vessel, The Morgan, offers daily sightseeing cruises during its three seasons of operation, and can be used for private group dinner cruises on Lake George.
As part of its renovation, The Sagamore added 37 rooms in its Historic Main Hotel, bringing the total to 137. Most of the new rooms have spectacular views of the lake, and all rooms in the Main Hotel feature marble baths and flat-panel HD televisions. Adirondack-style accommodations are available in The Lodges, which offer both rooms and suites with lake views, terraces, and working fireplaces. All Lodge buildings will be renovated this year.
Perhaps the most dramatic change to the property was the addition of a brand-new, 10,000-square-foot pool area, which looks out over the lake to the mountains beyond. The outdoor area features two new pools, while The Sagamore’s indoor, heated swimming pool remains on the property for year-round enjoyment.
Other amenities include the Sagamore Spa, a Fitness Center, tennis courts, and the 18-hole 1928 Donald Ross–designed golf course, which recently was rated a “Top 5 Golf Course in New York” by Golfweek Magazine. Kids will be delighted with the new Sagamore Activity Center, in the Event Center, which this year introduced an 18-hole indoor miniature golf course, Wii stations, arcade games, pool table, table tennis, and an indoor Wiffleball field. The Sagamore is an official landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places.