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.
Stay, 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.
Fall Foliage & Old World Octoberfest
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.
Winter Stay, Speakeasy, & Sleigh Ride
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 Stay, Sunset Swim, & Experience
Experience the beauty and serenity of one of the last Adirondack Great Camps. Relax in your own artisan lodging, enjoy a five-course Adirondack Tasting Experience, ride in an authentic Stagecoach, or take a sunset swim in pristine Lake Clear.
Cabins with Fireplaces | Lake 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.
Unique Adirondack Experiences
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.
Be sure to check out our popular winter Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner Experience before it's booked out!
Let us be your Adirondack Guide.
Adirondack Alps 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 our 1886 hand-hewn Stagecoach dining room. The last of the lore of Great Camp dining awaits you.
The Cosmic Kitchen - Virtual Retreat
Be your own Kitchen Alchemist! Food is more than something that we like to put in our mouth - and it gets more challenging to make it nourishing and healthful. Bring Energetics into your Food! Up its Vibe, restructure it to its original Blueprint
5 Day Light Warrior Training Camp w/ Dr Karen Kan
Join Dr. Karen Kan and Learn about her Academy of Light Medicine through her Light Warrior Training Camp: Sensitivity is your Superpower! Access Your Intuition, Activate Deep Autohealing, and Accelerate Your Manifesting Power.
Culinary Naturopathy Retreat
Traditional Food preparations are what kept our ancestors Healthy. Come to the "Healing Woods" and have fun with Chef Cathy Hohmeyer and the Lodge Team!!
Live Lakefront Webcam
This live stream may be down due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
What's New On the Lodge Blog
Wellness Opportunities at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat in the Adirondack “Healing Woods.”
As the longest operating Great Camp in the Adirondack Park, family operated since 1886, the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat continues this wellness tradition in what became known as the “Healing Woods, with a series of opportunities for self-care from intensive retreats to fun, introductory weekends as w
From Our Guestbook
We had a wonderful New Years Eve dinner experience with a horse drawn sleigh ride, drinks in a speak easy, and a fantastic dinner.
My wife and I had a wonderful and very relaxing experience here during the week after Christmas. Fresh snow made everything picture-perfect. Cathy and Ernest were very personable and helpful from start to finish. The lodging was warm and comfortable, and the food delicious. The Speakeasy and Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride experiences were good fun and original. We did some easy snow-shoeing on-property and went cross-country skiing at the nearby Paul Smith VIC. A real gem.
41st anniversary!! Always a pleasure!
70th birthday - great!
Happy to be back!
Fantastic evening with great food & wonderful entertainment.