Adirondack Alps Food Experiences

Foggy Sunset on Lake Clear with Kayak

Experience Dining

  • For over 134 years and 4 generations, we have created the ingredients for the iconic Great Camp dining experience with a History of Adirondack Food Tasting filled with exhibits, cooking demos and fun trivia!
  • You can choose to eat dinner right away or soak in the Great Camp dining experience.
  • Savor a 30-minute traditional food cooking demo or History of Beer Tasting.
  • Meander to absolutely one of the world’s most spectacular mountain lake sunsets on serene Lake Clear.

Our Cuisine

We focus on a 100-mile product philosophy based on Chef Cathy's pioneer family who originally built the lodge in 1886. We fuse this with the Old World traditions of Ernest's European family, who bought the lodge 50 years ago.

Dinner Experience Options

Our five-forks Adirondack Alps restaurant offers several dining experiences, depending on the season!
From our Gourmet Takeout & Delivery to our History of Adirondack Food Dinner Experience.

1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller with Fireplaces

Planned for Summer & Fall 2020: Stagecoach & Pioneer Dinner Experience

The era of the Stagecoach has returned, and you can experience it! Stagecoach rides, lake sunsets, Pioneer dinners, and...mail raids? The Lodge began in the 1800s as a Stagecoach Inn & Post Office: relive the experience. Make sure you hang onto your mail ticket; if you lose it, you may be stranded with Adirondack bandits!

History of Adirondack Food Tasting Event

History of Adirondack Food Dinner Experience

Our five eras of history come alive as your 3-course dinner is paired with displays, trivia and fun history including a hidden beer cellar.

Old World Takeout
& Food Hub

A fresh cooked, 100-mile focused Old World/Adirondack fusion cuisine available for takeout or delivery. Enjoy Lodge classics à la carte, or order a complete dinner with an interpretive Dinner Experience Kit.

Order farm-fresh ingredients, local products, or sign-up for a scheduled Community Supported Agriculture pickup from the Food Hub.

Executive Chef Cathy making sourdough bread dough from scratch, helped by another guest.

Dinner Experience Kits

Immerse in a Lodge classic experience from the comfort of your own home.

Local farm Swiss-chard chopped on a cutting board at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Food Hub

Order farm-fresh ingredients, local products, or signup for the CSA.

Fresh-cooked Stroganoff at the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat on a wooden background, served with farm-fresh peas, homemade spaetzle noodles, and sourcream.

Gourmet Takeout & Delivery

Our famous Lodge Great Camp dishes, for pickup or delivery.

The Lake Clear Lodge's USA TODAY Featured beer cellar, hand-crafted with over 70 styles of beer on the shelves made out of wood milled from the property.

Beer & Wine Cellar

The largest selection of craft imports in the Adirondacks.

Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat Experience Schedule

Reservations or sign up required for all experiences; please call or request a reservation online.

Wednesday & Saturday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Gourmet Takeout & Delivery

Nightly Activities

Each evening the Lodge is open, we offer several additional activities you can choose to take part in! Chef Cathy offers a Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration, while Ernest provides a History of Beer Workshop & Tasting!

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration with Chef Cathy Hohmeyer
4:30 PM: Cooking Demonstration

Learn about Traditional Foods for 30 minutes with Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer!

History of Beer Tasting & Workshop
5:00 PM: History of Beer Workshop

Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer! Ernest explains the history of beer, complete with trivia, while you try 6 different beers from around the world!

Frequently Asked Dining Questions

Q: Is the restaurant open to the public?

A: Yes! We kindly request reservations, but are open to guests that are not staying with us.

Q: Do you have a dress-code?

A: We generally say "resort casual," as if you were going to a friend's house for dinner. Please no cut-off or ripped jeans, t-shirts, etc.

Q: Are you family friendly?

A: Yes: we are a three-generation, family operated restaurant. In addition to our various nightly selections, we also offer children's portions and a la carté options. Plus, we always have great homemade desserts!