It's All About the Experience

ex·​pe·​ri·​ence     |     /ˌikˈspirēəns/     |     noun

Meaningful, engaging, connecting, exploring. Those seeking spontaneous discovery, space to creatively imagine, the hilarious, curious and contemplative.

Discover & Reset at an Original Adirondack Lodge

25-acres of meandering spaces secluded artisan lodgings amid playful "Healing Woods" with serene beach and clear waters. Naturally luxurious with four-generations of authenticity. Where simmering stocks with nourishing foods from the heart continue in a family built 1886 Main Lodge with Stagecoach dining room and 1920s Speakeasy. A destination of magical experiences where traveling is equal parts rejuvenation and discovery for adventurers, romantics, and families.

Winter Stay, Speakeasy, & Sleigh Rides

You’ll need a password to get in and we may be raided by a Prohibition Copper! Lantern-lit sleigh rides, warming fires in family built lodgings, and soul-warming foods.

Summer "Healing Woods" & Water

For 100+ years, wellness has been our nature, rimmed by a 1,000-acre lake with breathtaking mountain-lake sunsets. Your artisan lodging intentionally set-apart in the iconic Great Camp tradition.

Fall Foliage & Old World Harvest

25-acres of foliage trails, lodgings spread apart in the iconic Great Camp Tradition, Stagecoach rides to a mesmerizing mountain-lake sunset, and Great Camp Dinners with an Old World flair await you.

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Percheron Draft Horses Jasper and Fly pull a beautiful hand-crafted sleigh over a wintery bridge through Lantern-lit trails at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Winter 2020-21: Lantern-Lit Sleigh Rides

The only lantern-lit sleigh rides in the Adirondacks! Meander over nature trails and to the shores of serene Lake Clear, lit by real kerosene lanterns. Follow-up this magical ride with a unique Speakeasy Dinner experience. Sleigh rides are available on weekends until the beginning of March. Limited space is booking up fast; reserve your ride today!

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Rejuvenate in Adirondack Lodgings

Cabins with FireplacesLake View Suites | Lodge Rooms

Limited artisan lodgings dispersed over 25-acres in the Great Camp tradition. Hand-crafted by three-generations of our family. Perfect for couples, small groups, and families. Our family welcomes you.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on Private Nature Trails at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat

Immerse in the Adirondacks

Let the "Healing Woods" surround you. You don't have to go anywhere; you can cross-country ski and snowshoe, hike, ice-fish, and experience unique activities right on our property, from History of Beer Workshops and Cooking Classes to Lantern-Lit Sleigh Rides. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and a crackling fire in your artisan lodging.

Our strategic location between Saranac Lake/Lake Placid and Tupper Lake makes it effortless to explore some of the Adirondack's best activities. Within a short drive you can visit The Wild Center, a historic downtown, the Olympic Village, and so much more.

Let us be your Adirondack Guide.

Old World Food Experiences

Great Camp Experience Dinners, Gourmet Takeout, and an Old World Food Hub highlight our Adirondack Alps Cuisine. Begin in the 1920s Speakeasy, then meander to a magical beach sunset with dinner following in our 1886 hand-hewn dining room. The last of the lore of Great Camp dining awaits you, where your table is our iconic 25 acres of woods and water.

Upcoming Events


Common Roots Cooking Classes

Purchase our Common Roots Cookbook and follow seasonal , nourishing cooking methods Feb 28th - free intro live join our zoom and fb live on Culinary Naturopathy

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What's New On the Lodge Blog

Main Lodge Driveway during the winter. White Christmas lights line the roadway at night as the 1886 Main Lodge stands in the distance.
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Winter 2021: Updates & Frequently Asked Questions

Yurgen Hohmeyer
March 6, 2021

Check out this page for the most up-to-date information on the experiences being offered in the Winter of 2020/2021 at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat!

From Our Guestbook

What a treasure!

Ralph & Dale

Beautiful night! Fabulous food.

Eric & Alexis

Awesome place + meals.

Jan & Steve

An amazing evening + meal! Thanks!

Bresler Family

Can't believe I did not know about this place and you Kathy earlier! What a wonderful experience! We'll be back!! <3 <3

Praveen & Ken

It was amazing, i needed the disconnect from everything and being so many months in quarantine the family needed fresh air and an escape, the dog even enjoyed it. This place is so beautiful, so peaceful, you feel much closer to God and all the wonderful nature He has created. The trails are so beautiful i could just imagine how pretty it looks with snow. Cathy is so welcoming and so is the rest of the family and staff. Lots to do on the property and surrounding areas, so many trails, lakes, rivers to explore. The cabins are clean and sanitized which was...