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.

Private Stagecoach Ride & Great Camp Dinner Experience

The Lodge originally began as an 1800s Stagecoach Inn & Post Office - relive the experience! Receive your ticket in a Pioneer Mailbox, enjoy a private ride in an authentic 1800s Stagecoach through the woods to our private lakefront, and savor an Adirondack Great Camp Dinner inspired by the original 1800s Lodge Menu in the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room - and watch out: you may be robbed!

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Rejuvenate in Adirondack Lodgings

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

Immerse in the Adirondacks

Let the "Healing Woods" surround you. You don't have to go anywhere; you can paddle, hike, bike, fish, and experience unique activities right on our property, from History of Beer Workshops to Cooking Classes.

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 explore The Wild Center, a historic downtown, the Olympic Village, and so much more.

Let us be your Adirondack Guide.

Private Beach with Mountain-Lake Sunset View & Gazebos at the Lake Clear Lodge

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.

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Family Fun

Lantern-lit Wagon Rides, Haunted Trails, & Ghoulish Foods

Take a lantern-lit wagon ride through the woods and to the lake, but beware, you may have to find your own way back through the wooded trail! If you make it back to the Lodge, a warming fire and Ghoulish foods await.

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What's New On the Lodge Blog

An Original 1800s Adirondack Stagecoach Postcard found at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Why was Our Area an Adirondack Stagecoach Center?

Ernest Hohmeyer
August 17, 2020

In 1886, the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat began as a stagecoach inn, livery, post office, and trading post. Built by the Otis family, when Lake Clear was known as Otisville, our area became America’s first prominent nature-based tourist destination.

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...