Located on the northern shore of Lower Saranac Lake, the Guggenheim Center is a jewel of the Diocese. The Adirondack Mountains surround Guggenheim, which is just west of the Village of Saranac Lake in Franklin County. In 1963, Edmund Guggenheim donated his Adirondack Great Camp and the surrounding 130 acres of land to the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
The Guggenheim Center is divided into two sections known as the Dorm and the Lodge.
It's a long hallway
In 2020, new windows and crash doors!
One of many views
The great room
Downstairs lakeside bedroom
Downstairs back bedroom
Upstairs lakeside bedroom
Upstairs back bedroom
From the very young to senior citizens, from individuals to parish groups and diocesan programs, the Guggenheim Center provides a place where the people of this diocese can praise God in this beautiful setting.
Lounging on the water
Welcome to Guggenheim!
Our home on the water .....
... that is missing YOU!
The Guggenheim Center is in operation from the Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day and is available for individuals, groups or non-profit organizations. If you are interested in using the Dorm or Lodge, please use the following steps:
1. Review the 2023 Reservation Guidelines, Policies and Visitors Mandatory Safety Plan which describes:
a. What is available
b. Usage costs and cancellation policies
c. Usage policies including COVID-19 safety procedures
d. Contact information
2. Check the Availability Calendar
3. The Guggenheim Center is open for 2023 reservation requests. Please click on the button below to request use.
3. The Guggenheim Center is closed for reservations for the remainder of the year. Requests to use the Guggenheim Center will open again in the new year.
Please use the Cost Estimator (right click and save link as in some browsers) spreadsheet to estimate your costs to use the Guggenheim Center.
3. Request to use the Guggenheim Center by filing the Request to Use Form
For questions regarding the facility and reservations, contact:
Deacon James Crowley, Chancellor
Diocese of Ogdensburg
622 Washington Street
PO Box 369
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Guggenheim Center for Religious Programs
1468 County Rt. 18, Forest Home Road
P.O. Box 664
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Lodge phone: 518-891-0809
Dorm phone: 518-891-3323