1880s Stagecoach at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat Lakefront with Percheron Draft Horses

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.

It’s not only the spectacular foliage, but it’s also a fusion of one of the earliest Adirondack pioneer families who built the lodge, Cathy (Fisher) Hohmeyer, and Ernest Hohmeyer’s family, first-generation European immigrants. It’s also a season where you can revel in the last vestiges of summer and Adirondack nature’s fall harvest. It makes for a great time to experience artisan lodgings, harvest foods with Old World flair and an amazing array of immersions from haunted wagon and Stagecoach rides and serene lake sunsets to the Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer Tastings and Old World Cooking Demos savor a colorful experience.

How did Lake Placid, our neighbors, pull off only the 3rd Winter Olympic Games in history in 1932? Many Europeans had flocked here and they called our region their Adirondack Alps.

Welcome to Your Fall Adirondack Alps Experience

  • Your Own Great Camp
    Immerse in one of the world’s most mesmerizing mountain-lake sunsets from your Lake view suite. Or, choose from Main Lodge rooms with private bath or our wooded Great Camp chalets.
  • Harvest Time
    Ah, its Adirondack Harvest time and in the Old World, Octoberfest. Couple that with the fusion cuisine of our Adirondack Alps restaurant as one of the last original Adirondack Great Lodges where you can still immerse in an iconic culinary tradition and a treat awaits you!

A Stagecoach Ride is not included with your stay. You may add-on a ride after you book; you'll receive a special link in your confirmation email!

Added Great Camp Experiences

In Great Camp tradition, as one of the last original Great Camps still open to the public, the following experiences are added to your booking.

Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner
Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner One Evening
Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner
A classic for over 50 years! Our fusion Adirondack Alps Cuisine with Old World Flair. Options vary, set price dinner.
Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, private swimming beach, and nature trails
Canoes, Kayaks, Mountain Bikes, Lake Front with Private Swimming Beach, & Nature Trails
Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, private swimming beach, and nature trails
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the rates?

Our rates include more than just a lodging, and you can find out exactly what's included listed above. To view rates and availability, please use the "Check Availability" button to the right (desktop) or above (mobile). If you have any trouble, need assistance, or would like to talk to a real person, we are more than happy to help you via chat, email, or phone!

Does my stay include any meals?

Yes, our stays include one of our Great Camp Dinner experiences one evening (Friday or Saturday).

We encourage you to read our special statement(s) regarding the guidelines and practices businesses and guests must follow in accordance with New York State guidelines. You can find them here.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are concerned about your dates changing, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

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. If cancellation is within 7 days of your arrival, your stay 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.

Dinner Packages: Do not include any beverages in the restaurant/bar, store, or beer/wine cellar.  Package/meal items are non-refundable.

Add To Your Fall Experience

Create your own experience with add-on activities, workshops, event tickets, culinary events, and so much more.

Sunset Stagecoach Ride
Private Sunset Stagecoach Ride for Your Party
The Lodge originally began as an 1800s Stagecoach Inn & Post Office: relive the experience! Receive your ticket in a Pioneer Mailbox and enjoy a private ride in an authentic 1800s Stagecoach with Percheron Draft Horses from Lucky Clover Farm.
Old World Foods & Fermenting
Old World Foods & Fermenting Workshop
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.
Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer
Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer Workshop & Tasting
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!
Experience Details

This is our experience for lodging stays between Sep 03, 2020 and Nov 01, 2020. A two-night minimum is required for all lodging stays.

*January - March the Lodge operates on a weekend basis; stays available Thursday - Monday only.

*For the Fall the Adirondack Alps Restaurant is only open on weekends; stays of any length are required to span a Friday or Saturday.