Adirondack Fall Foliage Getaways

A World of color awaits you that sparks our Adirondack Alps Harvest menu. The fiery mountain-lake sunsets brushes our beach and lake view lodgings and where you can touch the painted clouds reflecting below you as you paddle.

A World of Color Awaits You

Fireworks of color ignite your imagination. The colors of food spark our Adirondack Alps Harvest menu. The fiery mountain-lake sunsets brush our beach as if the painted clouds are paddling our waters. The only time of year you can touch the sky reflecting below you.

Swim our beach, paddle our waters, hike, and bike over a mountain rainbow. Adirondack nature is pouring out its heart in picturesque emotion and through the colors of its harvest.

The fall is an excellent opportunity to fuse the culinary roots of Cathy’s pioneering family, who built the Lodge in 1886, with Ernest’s Old World family, who has operated the Lodge for over 50 years.

A Bucket List of Adirondack Fall Activities

We combine this iconic Adirondack Great Camp Woods & Water experience with several immersive experiences for the family, adventurer and those seeking to reconnect. Everyone’s lodging encourages discovery of our 25 acres with nature trails, an iconic 1886 Main Lodge, canoes, kayaks, SUP boards and mountain bikes. The highlight: a majestic beach and Lake Clear swimming area.

There is so much you can do to build your canvas of Adirondack foliage experiences. Outdoor or in, the Adirondacks are in full tapestry.

Your Adirondack Discovery Destination

Build your own fall foliage getaway. Start by choosing your artisan lodging. Do you wish to stay in amid our nature trails in one of our chalets with a fireplace and be in the frame of nature’s changing picture? Alternatively, would you prefer a Lakeview suite to see the landscape of fiery land and reflecting water?  Either way, your room is our 25 acres that include nature trails, canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, and access to the 1886 Main lodge with restaurant and Fireside Speakeasy.

Tastes of the Old World

Ernest Hohmeyer’s European immigrant family is center stage with Adirondack Harvest foods colored with Old World flair. Sauerbraten, schnitzels, red cabbage, spaetzle, hand-grated potato pancakes, and strudels with nightly varieties color the menu. Old World Desserts Cooking Demos, the History & Myths of Octoberfest Beer and the World of Riesling Wine color your palate.

Add-on with Special Fall Foliage Experiences
  • Nature-based photography
  • Hayrides
  • Traditional Foods Cooking Classes
  • Lodge Rustic Furniture Demos
  • Old World Kitchen Store Take-out to Your Lodging
  • History of Adirondack Food Tasting Events
  • Creative Learning Workshops from pottery to bread making
Things to do in the Area
  • How much Can Your Imagination Hold?!
  • Bucket List Creative Learning Workshops
  • Tickets to the Wild Center
  • Nature Programs at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center
  • Events at the Tupper Lake Sky Center & Observatory
  • Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center
  • Tucker’s Farm Corn Maze
  • Visit the Olympic venues
  • Scenic Airplane Rides
  • Meander through Historic villages of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake from the Adirondack Carousel, museums, artist studios, shopping

Fall Event Calendar


Plein Air Weekend

Enjoy a Plein Air painting weekend with fellow artists. No experience required - instruction provided by artist instructor Sharon Blair. Please contact Cathy at The Lodge. This is an annual event with another scheduled in September.

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Rejuvenating Your Wellness Power

You know that you have to invest the time to take care of you or you cant be effective for others. This is one of those opportunities to take care of yourself. To relax or work on a project, to re-connect with you and your inner strength.