Where We're Located
Make sure you use the address below, sometimes GPS' can take you two miles down the road depending on the location you put in. If you ever have any trouble, please don't hesitate to give us a call!
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What is there to do in your area?
Answer: The Adirondack's are home to many diverse activities, from paddling and hiking to pottery and cooking classes, and because of that we created a dedicated section on this site! Click here to see things to do in our area.
Q: How far are you from New York City?
A: Depending on traffic and road conditions, we are approximately 5.5 hours from New York City!
Q: How far are you from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake?
A: We are approximately 25 minutes from Lake Placid, 15 minutes from Saranac Lake, and 25 minutes from Tupper Lake.
Q: Do you have pet-friendly lodging?
A: Yes! Three of our cabins (Sundown, April Melody, and November Moon) are pet-friendly, and your furry-friends are welcome on our property (but please keep them on a leash :)
Q: Do you have WiFi (and other electronics such as TVs and phones) in your lodgings?
A: We do provide free WiFi in the Main Lodge lobby. However, we are a "disconnect to reconnect" Lodge among woods and water. Our suites, cabins, or chalets do not have wifi, televisions, or phones; our guests find this a relaxing getaway.
Q: What cellphone service providers work best in your area?
A: On property, Verizon and other carriers that use their cell towers typically have service. However, AT&T and other carriers should work in Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid.
Fun Facts About the Lodge
- We are the longest operating lodge in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park that began as a stagecoach inn. Founded by Cathy Hohmeyer's family in 1886. Ernest Hohmeyer's family, first generation European immigrants revitalized the Lodge over 50 years ago. Unknown to Cathy and Ernest until after they were married and doing their first web site in the 1990's was the discovery Cathy's family had built it - neither one knew!
- The Lodge is in the window of NYS' only wilderness canoe region and 18,000 acre four-season playground.
- Our area is one of the Adirondacks earliest tourism destinations. It is known as the "Great Connector," which was originally a waterway route with the Native Americans and became the pioneer trails and eventually road and rail corridors.
- Einstein was on Lake Clear.
- Due to the Adirondack Great Camps and Grand Hotels our area became a hotbed for Bootlegging activities during the 1920s, and the Lodge was open during Prohibition and the Speakeasy days.
- We are one of the last of the original Adirondack lodges open to the public built in the Great Camp style experiential style with 25 acres, private beach, wooded interpretive trails, sleigh rides, canoeing, kayaks and bicycles on property. Our 1886 Main Lodge houses a USA TODAY featured beer cellar with the Adirondacks largest selection of craft import beers.
- We are a National Geographic Traveler award winner for "keeping a sense of place" with an Adirondack Alps restaurant, chalets with fireplaces, lake-view suites with Jacuzzi's and a Lakeview Retreat Center.
- In that Great Camp style that became known for nature-based experiences, we do Adirondack Discovery activities from lantern-lit sleigh rides and History of Adirondack Food Events to traditional cooking classes, History of Beer Workshops, and wellness retreats as our woods became world famous as the "healing woods."
- 2018 Booking.com Guest Review Award
- 2018 New York State Cuisine Trail Inclusion
- 2017 Featured in Adirondack Experience Museum New Exhibit
- 2017 Booking.com Guest Review Award
- 2016 Celebration of 130 Years
- 2015 USA TODAY Feature
- 2013 Audubon International “Platinum 5 Green Leaf” Eco Award
- 2012 Audubon International "4 Green Leaf" Eco Award
- 2011 Inclusion Adirondack Style Great Camps & Lodges
- 2010 Top 10 New York State Romantic Inns
- 2009 National Geographic Traveler Award “Keeping a Sense of Place”
- 2008 "Five Forks" Review, Watertown Daily Times
We are a small family-run property that has saved and prepared our unique specialty lodging for you. Deposits are refundable minus a 10% booking fee if cancellation is received in writing 30 days before your arrival date. If cancellation is within 29 days of your arrival, the 50% deposit that is paid upon booking is non-refundable but can be applied towards a future stay within one calendar year of the original booking date, at our discretion. For example, re-bookings cannot be for holidays or peak seasons. Re-booking must be done by phone, and another 50% deposit is taken at the time of re-booking. We reserve the right to deny any requested dates for a re-booking. The original deposit for the first booking then becomes non-refundable. Prices, restaurant offerings and other information subject to change. One night stays, when available, require a 100% deposit and are non-refundable.