Aerial of Lake Clear and cabins at the Lake Clear Lodge in Summer of 2020

Summer "Healing Woods" & Water

The Lodge is one of the last of the original Adirondack Great Camps: for more than 100 years, our area has been known as the “Healing Woods.” Wellness is our natural and human nature.

Your spa, a private beach on 1,000-acre Lake Clear within the 18,000-acre window of New York State’s only wilderness canoe region. Your pool, our beach to dip in as you soak in one of the world’s most stunning mountain lake sunsets. A sense of nature’s place where Einstein contemplated.

Your room, our 25 acres with each artisan lodging intentionally set-apart in the iconic Great Camp tradition: a sensory-filled experience.

Want to up your vibe? Before dinner sample an introduction to Nutritional Energetics or Learn the 10 Essentials Every Wellness Kitchen Should Have. As a Healing Woods guest, take them home with you, through a diverse set of member-only online programs.

From families to couples, create your own “Healing Woods” experience. Reset with three-generations of Adirondack Wellness Guides to facilitate your own wellness path.

  • Hand-built Lodgings spaciously set apart. Your own chalet in the “healing woods.”
  • A National Geographic Traveler Award for a “sense of place” highlighted by a picturesque beach and stunning mountain-lake sunsets where Einstein contemplated (see our webcam!)
  • Private Dining In Your Artisan Lodging: Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer, an occupational therapist who has created her signature culinary naturopathy cuisine, continues the generational tradition where your table is yours for the evening, limited to a dining room of 40 guests. Or, you can order a takeout picnic basket to enjoy in your artisan lodging or at the lake.
  • 25-Acres of Space to Breathe, open your arms and let your imagination meander along our nature trails and picturesque beach.

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.

Add To Your Summer Experience

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

Culinary
Bone Broths & Essential Oils
Bone Broths & Essential Oils Cooking Demonstration
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.
History
History of Beer Tasting & Workshop
Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!
History
Summer S'mores & Tales
Summer S'mores & Tales 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?

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 (Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday), which you can enjoy in the Speakeasy Rathskeller or in a Great Camp Dinner basket at the Lake View Retreat Center/Lake View Patio.

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.

Experience Details

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

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