Percheron draft horses pulling a hand-crafted sleigh in beautiful winter snow at the Lake Clear Lodge.

Unique Experiences in the Adirondacks

Authentic Great Camp Experiences await for the adventurer, the romantic, and families seeking to reconnect. Whether you're staying with us, in the area, or live locally, you can enjoy unique ways to discover the Adirondacks with family or friends.

Taste. Explore. Reconnect.

For nearly 140 years and generations of family, we have catered to the public as one of the last original Adirondack Great Camps still open to the public with a 1920s Speakeasy. This enables us to provide you with authentic experiences, both new and timeless, in a stunning setting.

  • Taste your way through Adirondack History with Culinary Experiences and a 1920s Speakeasy.
  • Explore with an authentic horse-drawn Sleigh Ride our 25-acres.
  • Reconnect with your nature through wellness classes and workshops.

But that's not all: from History of Beer Tastings and Cooking Demonstrations, we're just getting started!

Ernest Hohmeyer presents a History of Beer Workshop & Tasting.
Chef Cathy Hohmeyer showing a guest how to knead homemade sourdough bread dough.

Destination Experiences

Where you can taste and laugh through Adirondack history with family and friends. From Horse-drawn Stagecoach Rides, Taste of Germany Dinners, History of Beer Tastings, to Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides, Traditional Foods Cooking Demos, and so much more.

  • Join us where your experience is as expansive as you want to make it.
  • Simply come for one of our Experience Dinners or stay in one of our hand-crafted lodgings.
  • Either way, you can throw away the keys for a memory-filled moment and immerse in one of the last Adirondack Great Camps open to the public.

Schedule of Experiences

You can view our sample experience schedules for each season below to learn more about our offerings.
Reservations are required for all experiences and can be made online.

4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Old World Favorites Cooking Demonstration

Several generations of Hohmeyer chefs are part of a centuries-long Old World culinary lineage dating back to medieval times. Explore seasonal themes from spaetzle to strudels via an interactive 30-minute cooking demo with recipes and how-tos.

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of German Beer Workshop & Tasting

What is a German Beer? How far back do they go? Are ales, lagers, and wheat beers the same in Berlin as in Munich? Are they the roots of today’s craft beers? Sample 6 beers as we explore the history and myths in a fun 30-minute tasting.

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

*Available as an add-on for our .
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Myths & Legends of Ancient Tonics

Tonics from the gods, the elixir's by the ancient shamans, rations for the pyramids, beer as gold, a savior of the people. Join us for a 30-minute tasting and exploration of the myths and legends of ancient tonics and how they shaped what we drink today.

*Available as an add-on for our History of Food Tasting Experience.
6:30 PM
9:00 PM
History of Food Tasting Experience

Taste your way through history with a five-course dinner! Our expanded History of Food reaches back to the origins of various foods, how food shaped history, the myths and legends of their healing power, and how the hunt for certain foods formed the quest for world discovery, created our way of life, and associations with people and cultures.

*Available as an add-on for our .
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Roll-in-the-Dough Dessert Cooking Demonstration

A family-fun 30-minute cooking demo, where everyone rolls in the dough to make their own strudel! Then you can have your dough and eat it too – as your own creation for dessert!

*Available as an add-on for our .
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
Old World Favorites Cooking Demonstration

Several generations of Hohmeyer chefs are part of a centuries-long Old World culinary lineage dating back to medieval times. Explore seasonal themes from spaetzle to strudels via an interactive 30-minute cooking demo with recipes and how-tos.

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of German Beer Workshop & Tasting

What is a German Beer? How far back do they go? Are ales, lagers, and wheat beers the same in Berlin as in Munich? Are they the roots of today’s craft beers? Sample 6 beers as we explore the history and myths in a fun 30-minute tasting.

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of Spirits Workshop & Tasting

A 30-minute workshop about the history of spirits, when it started, and why! Were spirits always called cocktails? Highlighted by a tasting of unique variations of our "Giggle Water" spirits.

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

*Available as an add-on for our .
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

Ride a Pioneer Wagon with Lucky Clover Farm and authentic draft horses through the woods and to the shores of Lake Clear.

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of Old World Beer Workshop & Tasting

Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute experience about the history of beer, replete with a tasting of 6 beers from around the world! The topic changes monthly, corresponding with seasonal beers and trends, but you can always count on interesting conversation and tasty beverages.

*Available as an add-on for our Lake View Old World Bistro.
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Specialty Horse-drawn Stagecoach Rides

Relive the Lodge's beginning as a Stagecoach inn by riding an authentic 1800s Stagecoach to the beach near sunset...but watch out for those 1800s Adirondack Highwaymen!

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Lake View Old World Bistro

In one evening, you can explore the Adirondack life of the pioneers; imagine yourself as a Speakeasy patron and an Adirondack Great Camp guest as you savor dinner overlooking one of the most spectacular lake sunsets in the world. Come just for the Old World Bistro or immerse yourself in a disappearing Adirondack experience.

*Available as an add-on for our .
6:00 PM
6:30 PM

Myths & Legends of Ancient Tonics

Tonics from the gods, the elixir's by the ancient shamans, rations for the pyramids, beer as gold, a savior of the people. Join us for a 30-minute tasting and exploration of the myths and legends of ancient tonics and how they shaped what we drink today.

*Available as an add-on for our History of Food Tasting Experience.
6:30 PM
9:00 PM

History of Food Tasting Experience

Taste your way through history with a five-course dinner! Our expanded History of Food reaches back to the origins of various foods, how food shaped history, the myths and legends of their healing power, and how the hunt for certain foods formed the quest for world discovery, created our way of life, and associations with people and cultures.

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of Octoberfest Beer Workshop & Tasting

Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute experience about the history of Octoberfest beer, replete with a tasting of 6 beers from around the world!

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

*Available as an add-on for our .
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Harvest Wagon Rides

Ride a Pioneer Wagon with Lucky Clover Farm and authentic draft horses through the woods and to the shores of Lake Clear. Get dropped off at the 1920s Speakeasy, then meander to the Stagecoach Dining Room for an Octoberfest-themed pub dinner.

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
History of Octoberfest Beer Workshop & Tasting

Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute experience about the history of Octoberfest beer, replete with a tasting of 6 beers from around the world!

*Available as an add-on for our Taste of Germany Experience Dinner.
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
Specialty Fall Foliage Stagecoach Rides

Relive the Lodge's beginning as a Stagecoach Inn by riding an authentic 1800s Stagecoach through the woods and to the beach...but watch out for those 1800s Adirondack Highwaymen! Continue your journey in the 1920s Speakeasy, then meander to the 1886 Dining Room for a Taste of Germany Dinner.

*Available as an add-on for our .
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

*Available as an add-on for our .

Our winter schedule is primarily Fridays and Saturdays, with additional dates on holidays through February.
Please click "Details & Reserve" for this season's dates and to reserve.

3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Sleigh Ride Only

Enjoy an Adirondack sleigh ride from a local farm through our Adirondack woods! Group experiences are approximately 30 minutes long and are shared with other guests.

*Available as an add-on for our .
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

A 30-minute workshop that takes you through the History of Beer! While you learn, sample 6 different craft import brews from around the world and travel through time through the three revolutions of beer. Must be 21 years of age or older with ID to participate.

*Available as an add-on for our Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride + Speakeasy Dinner Experience.
4:30 PM
7:00 PM
Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride + Speakeasy Dinner Experience

Our most popular winter experience! Experience a horse-drawn Sleigh Ride from a local farm, then 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!

*Available as an add-on for our .

Our Full Selection of Adirondack Experiences

Learn more about the experiences we offer throughout the year!

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides

The only lantern-lit sleigh rides in the Adirondacks! Meander over nature trails and to the shores of serene Lake Clear, lit by real kerosene lanterns, and get dropped off at the 1920s Speakeasy.

Winter
Explore Our Sleigh Rides

1920s 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!

Winter
View Speakeasy Experience

History of Food Tasting Experience

Savor the five eras of Adirondack Food, featuring the Pioneer era celebrating the origins of the Lodge as an 1800's Stagecoach Inn and Post Office. Cooking demos and stunning sunsets over Lake Clear await you.

Summer & Fall
Reserve Your Seat

Specialty Stagecoach & Wagon Rides

Through the woods and to the sunset shores of picturesque Lake Clear; where Einstein relaxed. Experience, savor, and smile: your chance to discover Adirondack History in one evening.

Summer & Fall
Book a Stagecoach Ride

Adirondack Alps Takeout

A fresh cooked, 100-mile focused Old World/Adirondack fusion cuisine available for takeout. Group catering and takeout available.

All Year
Order Takeout

Cooking Classes & Demonstrations

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

All Year
Reserve a Cooking Class

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

Summer & Fall
Reserve Experience
A table set for the Lake View Bistro with lantern and fresh red flowers.

Lake View Old World Bistro Dinner

Reimagine yourself in Adirondack life and history; explore a 1920s Speakeasy (shh...you'll need the password to get in) and savor dinner overlooking the St. Regis Mountain Range and Lake Clear.

Summer
View Our Bistro Dinner

History of Spirits Workshops

A 30-minute workshop about the history of spirits, when it started, and why! Were spirits always called cocktails? Highlighted by a tasting of unique variations of our "Giggle Water" spirits.

Summer & Fall
Learn More

History of Beer Tastings

Join Ernest Hohmeyer for a 30-minute experience about the history of beer, replete with a tasting of 6 beers from around the world! The topic changes monthly, corresponding with seasonal beers and trends, but you can always count on interesting conversation and tasty beverages.

All Year
Learn More

Block Therapy Classes

Join co-owner and executive chef Cathy Hohmeyer, a Certified Block Therapist, for this unique and simple exercise process that all ages and stages can learn and do almost anywhere, anytime!

All Year
Book a Block Therapy Class

Fireside Chats

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.

Summer
Learn More About History