Unique Adirondack Experiences

Explore our range of offerings from Experience Dinners to Nutritional Energetics Workshops.
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, a 1920s Speakeasy, and a Lake View Great Camp.
  • Explore an authentic Stagecoach or Wagon Ride on our 25-acres with an Old World Experience Dinner.
  • 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! View our weekly schedule.

The 1800s Henderson Stagecoach passes the Lake View Great Camp, where the Pioneer Dinner is served during the summer months.
Ernest Hohmeyer gives a History of Beer Tasting and Workshop to guests at the Lake Clear Lodge in the Speakeasy Rathskeller.
Chicken Schnitzel with Spaetzle Noodles at the Adirondack Alps Restaurant at the Lake Clear Lodge.

Destination Experiences

Where you can taste and laugh through living Adirondack history with family and friends with Sunset Stagecoach rides, History of Adirondack Food dinners, History of Beer Tastings, 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.

Weekly Experience Schedule

All experiences require reservations and have limited space; please click "book now" to view availability.

An Adirondack Alps Sampler Platter with Apple Strudel, Red Cabbage, Sauerbraten, Chicken Schnitzel, and Old World Wursts (sausages).

History of Oktoberfest Food Tasting Event

Oct
9

Through this unique tasting dinner, experience Oktoberfest cooking demos, presentations, and foods from different regions of Germany. Add on a History & Myths of Oktoberfest Beer Workshop or a Sunset Stagecoach Ride!

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Fridays

4:30 pm

Guests watch Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer demonstrate how to make Spaetzle in a 30 minute cooking demonstration.

Old World Dessert Cooking Demo

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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!

5:00 pm

Ernest Hohmeyer giving a History of Beer Tasting & Workshop focusing on Octoberfest Beers.

History of Octoberfest Beer Workshop & Tasting

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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!

6:00 pm

A corner table in the Adirondack Alps 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room. Hand-made Adirondack Chairs, dishware, and hand-painted glasses decorate the table.

Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

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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.

Saturdays

3:30 pm

A bottle of Lake Clear Lodge Giggle Water Honey Whiskey with a custom Adirondack Alps Speakeasy Beer Mug and Decanter, each with a .50 caliber bullet embedded in the glass.

History of Speakeasy Spirits

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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.

3:30 pm

Lucky Clover Farm Horses Jasper and Fly pull a Pioneer Wagon in front of the Lake View Great Camp at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Harvest Wagon Ride & Pub Dinner

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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.

4:00 pm

The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat's Henderson Stagecoach at the Lake Clear Lodge Lakefront with Percheron Draft Horses Jasper and Fly in the foreground.

Specialty Stagecoach Ride & Octoberfest Experience Dinner

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Relive the Lodge's beginning as a Stagecoach inn by riding an authentic 1800s Stagecoach through the woods and to the beach. Begin your journey in the 1920s Speakeasy (be sure you know the password!), then meander to the 1886 Dining Room for a Taste of Germany Dinner. Complete your evening with a Stagecoach Ride...but watch out for those 1800s Adirondack Highwaymen!

5:00 pm

A variety of Adirondack Alps dishes included Apple Strudel, Chicken Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Old World Game Wursts.

Octoberfest Experience Dinner Only

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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 All Natural Roast Duck.

Sundays

11:00 am

Executive Chef and Block Therapist Cathy Hohmeyer at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat with her Block Therapy materials.

Block Therapy Class

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Join 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! The onsite 45-minute class includes instruction, space, and the use of a block. The online 45-minute class includes instruction and how to get started (or continue) at home!

1:00 pm

Chef Cathy and a guest at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat make sourdough bread together during a cooking class.

Old World Cooking Class

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Traditional food preparations and techniques are making a comeback! Keeping ourselves Nourished is primary importance for all of us. These are fun and simple classes that teach more than just "how to cook." Come for the fun and camaraderie, go home feeling empowered! Not applicable for children under 12 unless family is present.

Get In Touch With Us

Questions or just want to talk to someone? No problem! Use the options below to get in touch with our family and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! We hope to see you soon here at the Adirondack Alps.