The Adirondack Great Lodge Experience

As one of the last of its kind, we honor the lore of the Adirondack Great Camps which were all about immersive experiences to discover their nature and reconnect with yours. We provide themed seasonal experiences for you to discover our nature and reconnect with yours.

All Experiences Include
  • Diverse Artisan Lodging
    From Lake-view Suites to Secluded Cabins in the midst of our 25 acres of woods, nature trails and pristine beach on Lake Clear: relax where Einstein contemplated.
  • Food, Food, Food
    An Adirondack culinary experience on the Adirondack Lakes Culinary Trail. Great Camp dining, History of Adirondack Food Tasting Events, fun real foods cooking demos with Chef Cathy, and History of Beer Workshops are only a savory starter!
  • Adirondack Discovery Activities
    From discounted Wild Center Tickets to nutritional energetics workshops, there is something for everyone.

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.

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.

Add To Your Experience

Build your own experience by adding on onsite and area immersions, from scuba diving and zip-lining to cooking classes and beer tastings.

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Culinary Experience

Enjoy a lunch in the Adirondack outdoors. Simple offerings made fresh. Pick up your gourmet Back Pack complete with plates, silverware and linen napkins.

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Adventure

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

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Workshop

Our area was a hotbed of activity during the prohibition. Lake Clear was a water and land taxi route between two famous hotels, and the train station at Lake Clear was where the main line from New York City split.

Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!

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History

The Cure Cottage Days

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Fireside Chat

Tourism is not the Adirondacks oldest economies; wellness is. Beginning with the Native Americans and their tonics for the early Europeans and culminating with the Cure Cottage era, our region became known as the Healing Woods.

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Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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It’s not about diets anymore! It’s about the quality of food you prepare, the vibe of the food you eat and the properties of the food within. You will learn to enliven and energize your foods. Learn cutting edge energetics and technologies.

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride Ticket

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Experience a magical lantern-lit Sleigh Ride on our property with Percheron Draft Horses from Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides. Experience books out fast; reserve your lodging today to secure your ticket.

The only lantern-lit sleigh rides in the Adirondacks! Meander over nature trails to the shores of serene Lake Clear, lit by real kerosene lanterns. *Subject to availability.

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Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, and Groomed Nature Trails

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Enjoy cross-country skis and snowshoes for use on our nature trails!

With the growing popularity of our lantern-lit sleigh ride trails, two generations of family carefully designed a meandering cross country ski and snowshoe trail on our 25 acres.

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Discounted Tickets to the Adirondack Corn Maze

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A family favorite! Try to find all the game pieces to build your map and locate the way out.

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Family Fun

Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer

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Myth or fact; Did the Germans create the first original Octoberfest style beer? How did Octoberfest start? Was it always about beer?

Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!

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Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

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Culinary Experience

Join Chef Cathy for the evening’s specialized cooking demo. For 30 minutes, she will share one of the secrets of her Old World, Superfood philosophy and open the door to her many wellness cooking techniques.

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner

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A classic for over 50 years! Our fusion Adirondack Alps Cuisine with Old World Flair. Options vary, set price dinner.

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History of Beer Tasting & Workshop

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Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!

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Romance Additions

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Other

Enjoy unique romance additions in your lodging upon check-in, which may include a split of champagne, flowers, robes, and more.

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Bone Broths & Essential Oils

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Learn to make your foods into superfoods by making mineral rich and flavor fresh broths. Learn to make soups, add them to dishes, and cook with them in various ways. Get an intro to essential oils and cooking.

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Culinary

Old World Foods & Fermenting

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Learn the research, cooking methods and fascinating story of foods that kept people healthy for generations. Learn to make popular Old World Foods and add them to your family’s repertoire. This class includes learning to make probiotics for pennies.

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Summer S'mores & Tales

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Fireside Chat

Right down the road was the famous 19th C Philosopher's Camp of Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James Stillman who pontificated on the issues of their time amidst our Great Woods. Why here? Why was Albert Einstein at the Lodge?

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History

Speakeasy Dinner Experience

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Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with a 3-course Speakeasy Dinner. You'll need a password to get in, and we might even be raided by a 1920s Copper!

Great Camp Dining, History of Adirondack Food Tasting Dinners, and much more await you at our Adirondack Alps Restaurant.

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The First Brews: Organic Elixirs

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Fermenting is ancient. It wasn’t always about the beer, wine or alcohol for its own saké (okay, bad pun), though it did make those ancient rituals more fun to sit through!

Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!

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Cooking Class with Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer

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Have a fun hands-on cooking class - make your own strudel, learn about how to make desserts and more with puff pastry. We will bake it and you can have it for dessert.

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Thermogenic Foods Cooking Demonstration

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Culinary Experience

It's almost winter - time to be making foods that heat you up from the inside out (and control weight gain too! Learn the foods and spices plus some recipes that make foods “thermogenic.”

From 30-minute cooking demonstrations before you enjoy our Classic Dining experience to weekend-long culinary immersions in Traditional Food preparations & Nutritional Energetics.

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Fireside Chats

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The Lodge is now the oldest operating family lodge in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park. Beginning in 1886 and spanning 4 generations, we have lived through the early pioneering days, the Cure Cottages period and the birth of the Grand Hotel era.

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Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, private swimming beach, and nature trails

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Outdoor Adventure

Our 25-acres includes canoes and kayaks for you to use on Lake Clear, as well as mountain bikes, nature trails, and a private beach with great swimming.

We are located on 25 acres with nature trails, secluded swimming beach, and one of the world's most spectacular mountain-lake sunsets.

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1920s Fireside Stories & Trivia

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Our region was one of the Adirondacks earliest tourism destinations. It is known as the “Great Connector.

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