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1920-2020: Special New Year's Eve Celebration - The Lodge as a Speakeasy!

Dec 31, 2019

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Dec 31, 2019

6:00 pm

Special Speakeasy Dinner Event: Tasting Samplers, Lantern-lit sleigh rides, hidden doors. A culinary tasting event: "What ‘dem Prohibition Gangsters ate from their distilling backwoods hideouts, to the opulent era of the 1920’s Grand Hotels.”

Speakeasy Nights, Culinary Delights, Lantern-lit Sleighs, & 20s Raids...

We are celebrating our 100 year anniversary as a 1920's Adirondack Great Lodge Speakeasy. SHHHHH....

So you will need a password to get in through the hidden door, visit a Speakeasy, I mean library. Learn and of course not ah... taste, 1920's elixirs except for Shirley Temples & Roy Rodgers. If you indulge, beware, we may be raided! Do you know where the hidden tables are?

The one thing we can tell you is that a culinary journey awaits. The Lake Clear Lodge is situated in the midst of the historic Adirondack water and land area known as the "Great Connector." In the 1920's these travel corridors from a major train station to New York City and geographic center to the Adirondack Great Camps and Grand Hotels as well as New York State's only wilderness canoe region provided a fertile pathway for Canadian rum runners and Adirondack bootleggers. And Lake Clear was such a quiet, under the radar place to be for the famous and the infamous.

Thus, this was the time of the Adirondack Great Camps, Grand Hotels, the Cure Cottage era and of course, the Speakeasy's.

Booking Options

You can view details of these experiences by reading on below!

  • Tasting Dinner Only: Book Here
  • Tasting Dinner + Regular Sleigh Rides: Book Here
  • 10:00 PM & 10:45 PM Sleigh Ride (does not include dinner; if you would like the tasting dinner, you can book it separately above): Book Here
  • 11:30 PM Special Midnight Bootleggers Sleigh Ride (does not include dinner; if you would like the tasting dinner, you can book it separately above): Book Here

Regular New Year's Eve Ticket Includes

  • Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride (weather permitting). En-route you may have to pick up the evening's "spirits."
  • Password & Access to the Speakeasy, Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar
  • 5-Course Lodge Speakeasy Tasting Dinner

Add to the Fun

  • Roll in the Speakeasy Dough: a fun family cooking demo, where everyone rolls-in-the-dough like ‘dem gangsters! Then you can have your dough and eat it too – as your own hidden creation for dessert! $20 per person.
  • Speakeasy Mixology: Learn about the history and trivia of Adirondacks Speakeasies with this 30-minute workshop! Plus, learn how to make Speakeasy drinks you can recreate at home! Includes one "spirit" and three recipes. $20 per person.

Join us for an evening of fun and food, sleigh and possible 20's raid! We were inspired by the original Lodge Speakeasy era menu to create a tasting event: “What ‘dem Prohibition Gangsters ate from their Distilling Backwoods Hideouts to the Opulent era of the 1920’s Adirondack Grand Hotels.” A special experience from our famous History of Adirondack Food culinary program with tasting samplers, interpretive materials and cooking demos. Begin with period appetizer samplers in the Speakeasy, I mean library. Then meander to our 1886 Stagecoach hand-hewn dining room. See our complete 5-course tasting menu below.

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our Speakeasy with a Special Midnight Bootlegger’s Lantern-Lit Sleigh Ride!

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat, provided by Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides
Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

This special experience is separate from the New Year's Eve Tasting Dinner and is not included with the regular ticket. If you are interested in participating in this unique, one-time experience, please contact us directly.

11:30 PM Sleigh Ride: Countdown the New Year on a lantern-lit sleigh ride! A fun and romantic ride out in the woods, down to the lake with a stop at the backwoods makeshift “distillery” for that New Year spirit(s). Special offer, limited to 10 revelers. Includes

  • Password to get you thru the hidden door
  • Access to the Speakeasy with warming Granite fireplace
  • 1920’s Dessert Tasting Platter
  • Beware, potential Copper raid!
  • Special lantern-lit Sleigh Ride
  • Warm in the Fireside Speakeasy with delectable desserts.

$85 per person (Speakeasy Tasting Dinner + Special Midnight Bootleggers Ride: $178 per person).

Special Late Night Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Experience

10:00 PM & 10:45 PM Sleigh Rides: Be like those late night bootleggers on those backwoods trails grabbing the spirit(s) of the evening from a rum-runner or local makeshift distillery! A special New Years Eve late night lantern-lit sleigh ride and Speakeasy experience. This special experience includes:

  • Password to get you thru the hidden door
  • Access to the Speakeasy with warming Granite fireplace
  • 1920’s Dessert Tasting Platter
  • Beware, potential Copper raid!
  • Special lantern-lit Sleigh Ride
  • Warm in the Fireside Speakeasy with delectable desserts.

$75 per person (Speakeasy Tasting Dinner + Special Late Night Bootleggers Ride: $158 per person).

Lantern-lit sleigh ride provided by a local farm on our wooded trails that meander to the lake.

Fun for the adventurer, the romantic and families. Seating is limited as the food is authentic. Reservations required as well, they contain the password...I mean library card!

And don't forget your 1920's attire!


Event Details

Dec 31, 2019 6:00 PM

Dec 31, 2019 11:30 PM

11:30 pm

Tickets
Adults (11+) - Dinner Only
$
79.00
Free
Child (5-10) - Dinner Only
$
39.00
Free
Infant (4 & under) - Dinner Only
$
5.00
Free
Admission: Free