Adirondack Alps Food Experiences
- 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.
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.
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 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.
Dinner Experience Kits
Immerse in a Lodge classic experience from the comfort of your own home.
Order farm-fresh ingredients, local products, or signup for the CSA.
Gourmet Takeout & Delivery
Our famous Lodge Great Camp dishes, for pickup or delivery.
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
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!
4:30 PM: Cooking Demonstration
Learn about Traditional Foods for 30 minutes with Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer!
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!