2022 AARCH Raffle
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual raffle this year! You not only supported AARCH’s preservation, education, and advocacy efforts in towns and communities throughout the Adirondacks, you also helped us highlight small businesses and organizations throughout the region.
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and partners, we were able to offer these fabulous prizes this year:
Two Nights Lodging for two at The Hedges on the shores of Blue Mountain Lake. Built in the late 1800s, this unique National Register-listed Adirondack Great Camp offers the perfect ambiance for a summer getaway. This prize includes a full made-to-order breakfast each day and a four-course meal in the evening as well as access to on-site equipment and activities, from paddling and fishing to tennis and billiards. With The Hedges as your base camp, you can also venture out to hike, visit the Adirondack Experience museum, or explore nearby historic sites. Prize expires October 9, 2022. Prize valued at $650.
Photo: Evan Williams | Pure Adirondacks
Two Nights of Glamping at The Lake Harris Lodge. Enjoy a serene, glamorous camping experience in Newcomb, the heart of the Adirondacks. Open year-round, you can enjoy the fresh Adirondack air while paddling, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, or golfing, as well as exploring historic sites like Great Camp Santanoni and Adirondac Upper Works. Then, finish the day in comfort at the Lake Harris Lodge Dining Room and Tavern. Prize expires February 24, 2023. Prize valued at $530.
Private Guided Paddle and Lunch for six at Great Camp Sagamore. Experience Great Camp Sagamore from a new perspective during this 2 mile circumnavigation of Sagamore Lake. This excursion begins from Great Camp Sagamore’s historic Boat House, which was designed by William West Durant in 1897, and will introduce you to the plants, animals, and hydrology of Sagamore Lake. Enjoy lunch in Great Camp Sagamore’s historic Dining Hall before or after your paddle. Great Camp Sagamore will provide canoes and paddling equipment as well as paddling instruction if desired. Prize does not expire. Prize valued at $250.
Dinner (or lunch, if preferred) for six at “No Vacancy,” Sally and Sandy Berk’s whimsical camp on Lake Adirondack in the Town of Indian Lake. This 1935 log cabin was renovated in 2006, and in 2012 an enchanting tower addition was completed. This fabulous home has been featured in A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks and Period Homes. Prize valid for summer/early fall 2022. Prize valued at $250.
A Luncheon Cruise for Two on Raquette Lake aboard the W.W. Durant followed by a Guided Tour of Great Camp Sagamore. Enjoy a buffet-style lunch while you take in beautiful panoramic scenery and fascinating historic commentary. Then, head to nearby Sagamore Lake for a tour of Great Camp Sagamore, a National Historic Landmark from America’s Gilded Age. Cruises and tours run through mid-October. Prize valued at $134.
Two Spots on any 2022 AARCH Tour. When you set out on an adventure with AARCH, you can expect to see both beloved Adirondack landmarks and hidden treasures off the beaten path. Our tours give you exclusive access to historic buildings and sites not often open to the public, from Adirondack Great Camps and industrial sites to mid-century modern homes. As our tours fill up quickly, the winner will have one week to choose their tour. Our tour offerings will be sent to members in late April; if the winner is not a member, they will receive our tour schedule when they are notified about the prize. Prize valued at $110.
A one-year subscription to Adirondack Life Magazine and gift basket with calendar, puzzle, book, and T-shirt. As “the magazine of the mountains since 1969,” Adirondack Life publishes articles about the many facets of life in the region, from recreation and history to wildlife and sustainability. Prize valued at $105.
*2 Prizes* Each prize includes: Two 18-Hole Rounds of Golf with cart at High Peaks Golf Course in Newcomb. Golf amidst the mountains, then stop by the clubhouse for refreshments. Each prize valued at $80.
$50 Gift Certificate to Raquette River Brewing in Tupper Lake. After a day of adventuring in the central Adirondacks , head to Tupper Lake for a refreshing craft beer. Founded in 2013, Raquette River Brewing specializes in small batch Adirondack ales that experiment with both local and exotic ingredients. They believe that every batch of beer should be as unique as the people enjoying it. Check their events calendar before you go to catch live music and other offerings.
Cheese & Chocolate Bundle. Prize is valued at $49 and includes the following:
$25 Gift Certificate to North Country Creamery in Keeseville. North Country Creamery is a 115-acre dairy farm that produces exceptional cheese, milk, and yogurt and operates Clover Mead Cafe & Farmstore which offers a variety of local produce as well as baked goods and made-to-order sandwiches.
Gift Certificate to Adirondack Chocolates for a one-pound box of chocolates. Established in 1977, Adirondack Chocolates have been supplying chocolate lovers throughout the Adirondacks and beyond with handcrafted small batches of artisanal chocolates at their Wilmington and Lake Placid shops.
Two Tickets to one of Great Camp Sagamore’s 2-hour Walking Tours. Come experience a masterpiece of Adirondack architecture, a place where America’s most influential people came to take a break from the clamor of modern life on this remote 27-building lakeside campus. Winner may choose from a diverse selection of tour offerings that focus on the architectural, social, and technological history of this unique Adirondack Great Camp. Tours run Memorial Day through mid-October. Prize does not expire. Prize valued at $36.