Located on Lake George, the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, is known for its luxurious accommodations and rich history... Or should I say, it is haunted! But that is no surprise since it was originally opened in 1883 and burned down by fires twice, in 1893 and 1914.
The Sagamore opened in 1883 and was named after "the Sagamore", a character in the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Last of the Mohicans (1826). Twice damaged by fire, the Sagamore was rebuilt in early 1921. A group of investors hired prominent local architect and structural engineer Robert Rheinlander to oversee the effort.
Throughout its history, the resort has been a social center for wealthy tourists before falling into disrepair before closing its doors in 1981. 100 years after the hotel first opened, Philadelphia real estate developer Norman Wolgin purchased The Sagamore with intent to restore it to the great hotel it once was.
The resort is currently managed by Delray Beach, Florida-based Ocean Properties, which bought it in 2008 and the legacy of luxury and fantastic service continues.
The Haunted Appearances
Throughout the years many visitors have reported seeing things that simply didn’t have an explanation.
There are three women. One of them is wearing a blue dress and walks across the hallways, the other one is dressed in white; she floats over the guests and blows cold air on them as they sleep. The third one is blonde. She once spoke to a hotel chef, then proceeded to walk right through him and he reportedly quit right afterwards.
There is also a couple that is seen walking into the dining room and fights. He flings her to the floor and then she reaches for him and then they fade away.
But the most interesting in my opinion is this one. Golfers have mentioned that while playing a little boy dressed as from the 1950s steals their golf balls. The same boy is seen giggling in the hallways.
And of course, The Sagamore isn’t just known for its hauntings. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Bolton Landing, NY and you pick this hotel, you won't be dissapointed. They offer a fantastic hospitality experience, sports and fitness facilities, and many additional opportunities to enjoy a taste of the Adirondacks. The reviews are mostly positive. You can make reservations here.