Horse-drawn Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides in the Adirondacks at the Lake Clear Lodge

Winter Stay, Speakeasy, & Sleigh Rides

Shh, you’ll need a password to get in…we were open during the 1920’s you know and some interesting things happened here in these Sylvan woods, a mere 2 hours away from those Canadian rum runners and those of us who had “spirit(s)”! Some which we will tell you, others we’ll leave you clues to discover. And speaking of history, as now the oldest operating lodge in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, beginning in 1886 with Cathy (Fisher-Otis, now Hohmeyer) family who conceived it as a stagecoach inn, we keep this National Geographic Traveler award winning “sense of place,” with lantern-lit sleigh rides! The result is a magical, mysterious and fun place to re-live an iconic Adirondack winter experience (and we may the only ones left where you can do this in one place, so book now!) which includes: 

  • Crackling Fire & a Place to Snuggle – Great Lodge Style
    Your own secluded chalets hand-crafted by 3 generations of family. Contemplate, rejuvenate from the crackling embers of your own fireplace or book a lake-view suite with bubbling Jacuzzi. 
  • Speakeasy Dinner Experience
    You will need a password to get in. You’ll have to find the hidden door first. Once in the 1920’s Speakeasy with immense fireplace, beware we may be raided! It was illegal to drink you know during the Prohibition. Luckily for you, we have hidden tables…provided you can find them of course. A 1920’s dinner awaits inspired from the original Lodge menu.

The lantern-lit sleigh rides at the Lodge are provided through local farms. As proceeds go to them and the rides are availability and weather dependent, we do not include the sleigh ride ticket in our Stay & Speakeasy Experience Package. However, upon booking your lodging you will receive a special link where you can reserve your sleigh ride, if available.

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...

Speakeasy Dinner Experience
Speakeasy Dinner Experience One Evening
Speakeasy Dinner Experience
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.
Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, and Groomed Nature Trails
Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, and Groomed Nature Trails
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Are Your Rates & Availability?

A: For the most up to date information, you can use the link to the right (or above on mobile), or click here to view availability and rates.

Q: How Do I Book A Sleigh Ride?

A: The lantern-lit sleigh rides at the Lodge are provided through local farms and are subject to weather and availability. Lodging guests have access to preferred seating when available. However, as the proceeds go to the farms, we do not include the sleigh ride ticket in our Stay & Speakeasy packages. You may add it on after booking if there is an available date during your stay.

Q: Do You Have A Minimum Stay?

A: Yes. We have a two-night minimum stay, so if you are searching for one night it will show as "no availability."

Add To Your Winter Experience

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

Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride 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.
History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting
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!
1920s Fireside Stories & Trivia
Our region was one of the Adirondacks earliest tourism destinations. It is known as the “Great Connector.

Lodging only? Call direct: +1(518)-891-1489.

Experience Details

This is our experience for lodging stays between Dec 18, 2020 and Mar 08, 2021. A two-night minimum is required for all lodging stays.