Adirondack Alps Food Experiences
A Great Camp Experience
- For over 134 years and 4 generations, we have created the ingredients for the iconic Great Camp dinner 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.
- Relax in the Fireside Speakeasy Rathskeller before meandering to the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room.
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 to our a Draft Horse Wagon Ride & Pioneer Dinner Experience.
Adirondack Alps Takeout
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.
- Hours coming soon.
Classic Great Camp Dinner Experience
Our classic experience for over 50 years. Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with 1920s Speakeasy. You'll need the password to get in!
- Fridays & Saturdays this winter with extra days through December!
Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner Experience
Step back in time to when the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat operated in the Prohibition days, where they transported both people and the "spirits" of the woods via sleigh!
Reservations & Schedule
Reservations or sign up required for all experiences; please click "book now" on the experience and day you would like to reserve to get started.
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!
4:00 PM: Cooking Demonstration
Learn about Traditional Foods for 30 minutes with Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer!
4:30 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!