Adirondack Alps Food Experiences

A Great Camp Tradition

  • For over 134 years and 4 generations, our Great Camp experiences have been so much more than just food. They are part of an experiential destination tucked away in the Healing Woods and on the water.
  • Add to the fun by exploring our 1920s Speakeasy with hidden Beer & Wine Cellar or immersing yourself in a History of Beer Tasting.
  • Or, come for our Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner Experience.
Percheron Draft Horses Jasper and Fly in front of a snowy 1886 Main Lodge Gazebo at the Lake Clear Lodge.
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.

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.

What Is A Typical Experience?

It's up to you - each night we're open there's a different theme! Experiences can include...

  • A password to get into the Speakeasy. Depending on the evening, dinner is in the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room or our Lake View Great Camp. If you would like, meander to the beach, with glass in hand, where you can soak in one of the world's most picturesque mountain-lake sunsets.
  • A sunset stagecoach ride to through the woods and to the lake.
  • Your table is our 25-acres. As our food is individually prepared, large volume with table turnovers is not our forte, so you can stay as long or as short as you like.
  • Reservations, which can sometimes be made on the same day, are necessary. You also have the opportunity to pre-order to streamline your experience.
Mid-December - Early March

Adirondack Alps Speakeasy Dinner

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!

Mid-December - Early March

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!

Add to the Fun!

Looking to add to your experience? Add one of the below activities when reserving your experience!

Ernest Hohmeyer gives a presentation on the History of Beer in the Speakeasy Rathskeller while guests sample different beers from around the world.

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

Our area was a hotbed of activity during the prohibition. Lake Clear was a water and land taxi route between two famous hotels, and the train station at Lake Clear was where the main line from New York City split.

Homemade Apple Strudel on a Rustic Wooden Plate with Fresh Apples Baked by Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer

Roll In The Dough Cooking Demonstration

A family-fun 30-minute cooking demo, where everyone rolls-in-the-dough like ‘dem gangsters! Then you can have your dough and eat it too – as your own hidden creation for dessert!

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!

Statement Regarding COVID-19

This is a public activity, and exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk; we *cannot* guarantee you will not be exposed during your experience or time on our property. We ask that you and your party please evaluate your own risk in determining whether to reserve and attend this experience. By booking this experience and coming to our property, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. You also agree that your party will comply with all regulations and guidelines.

Current Rules & Regulations in New York State

Effective June 15th, 2021, New York State has lifted all COVID-19 related mandates in food establishments. Please consult the appropriate agencies for further guidance.