Winter: Great Camp Speakeasy Dinner Experience will need a password to get in!

Create Your Own Experience

  • Begin your journey in one of the last of its kind: an original Adirondack lodge.
  • A special password to get in through the hidden door.
  • Explore our USA TODAY featured beer cellar, the largest selection of import craft beers in the Adirondack Park.
  • A chance to participate in a potential "surprise raid" by a 1920's Copper. Make sure you know where the hidden tables are.
  • Savor some of the dishes from our 1920's menu! A 3 course dinner awaits.
  • Have fun with Trivia and Fun Facts.

Three Generations of the Hohmeyer Family Invite You

Step back in time to an 100-mile product philosophy based on Chef Cathy's family who built originally built the Lodge in 1886. We fuse this with the Old World traditions of Ernest's European family who bought the Lodge over 50 years ago. Together, the Lodge is the oldest continuing operating lodge in the Adirondack Park. We honor traditional and real foods wellness cooking including:

All prepared in a unique "culinary naturopathy" cuisine as one of only seven Audubon International Platinum Green Hotels.

Dinners include vegetable stock & bone broth soups, Chef Accompaniments (choices vary each evening) such as fresh Lodge garden and farm vegetables, red cabbage, ancient grains such as quinoa, spaetzle or hand-grated potato pancakes.

Sample Menu

Speakeasy Event Dinner Experience

Includes the password, entrance through the hidden door, access to the 1920's speakeasy with hidden beer and wine cellar, "hide your beverage" tables, possible 1920's Cop'r raid and a 3-course Great Camp Dinner in the 1886 Stage Coach dining room - $50

Sample Menu - subject to change depending on local ingredients availability

Elements are taken from the spirit of the 1920's Lake Clear Lodge menu

All entrées include fresh bread, bone-broth or vegetarian soup, salad, accompaniments, main entree.

Hotsy Totsy Vegetable Strudel

Vegetables seasoned and baked in puff pastry.
Topped with Havarti cheese.

Ritzy Fish Bouillabaisse

A melody of Adirondack style fish, which may include salmon, clams,
wild caught pike and trout, are simmered in fresh stock. Seasoned with
fennel and saffron as a traditional sauté with Tucker Farms’ potatoes.

Sassy Beef & Wine 

Slow simmered grass-fed beef in red wine and onions.
Served on a bed of parsleyed bowtie noodles.

Bootlegger’s Smoked Pork with Cranberries & Apples

Slow roasted, thinly sliced smoked pork loin with apples and cranberries.
Finished with a hot apple cider sauce made from the pan juices.

Pioneer Smoked Hen with Pumpkin Relish

An all-natural Cornish Game Hen, lightly smoked, then slow roasted and
finished off under the grill until crisp. Served with a sweet pumpkin relish.

Illustrious Lodge Schnitzel

Your choice of Chicken or Veal is hand-cut, hand-pounded and then
sautéed with herbs, spices and fresh bread-crumbs from a medieval family recipe.

Children's Menu: 10 and under

Lodge Classic Chicken Schnitzel ~ Mac and Cheese Spaetzle ~ Children’s Portions

Space limited, please call ahead. Restaurant open to the public as well as Lodge guests.
Children's menu available. Special gluten free, vegan, dairy free, etc. entrees available only with prior notice.
*Substitutions may apply based on fresh deliveries and local ingredients available. Menu is for sample purposes only.

Add On to the Experience

Cooking Demonstration with Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer

4:30 PM: Cooking Demonstration

Roll in the Speakeasy Dough: a fun family coking demo where every one rolls-in-the-dough!

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting in the Fireside Rathskeller

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

Enjoy a 30-minute History of Beer workshop and tasting with Ernest Hohmeyer!

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Additional Activities

  • Speakeasy Mixology: Learn Speakeasy Drinks That You Can Do At Home
  • Soups, Stews and Stocks: Start the New Year with 10 Simple Wellness Cooking Tips
  • Campfire Chats: Stories, Trivia and Adirondack Prohibition. The Lake Clear Lodge and our Family was right in the cross-hairs!


Sleigh rides are provided by an outside vendor and we are proud to continue the long standing tradition of working with local farms. As such, sleigh ride availability is determined by them. They use our beautiful woods that stretch to the shore of beautiful Lake Clear, on lantern-lit trails. Thus, purchase of sleigh ride tickets are SEPARATE as we cannot control availability, and of course... the weather.

As Speakeasy participants, you will have priority booking for the lantern lit rides when the schedule becomes available.

As for the nights when the Speakeasy is open and no sleigh rides are offered, your Speakeasy ticket applies and no refund or rescheduling can be permitted due to limited seating. Cancellation of the sleigh rides by a non-affiliated, outside vendor, does NOT cancel your Lodge Speakeasy ticket.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Speakeasy Event open to the public?

Yes, on a limited basis and everyone must purchase a ticket (with password).

Is the Speakeasy Fun for Families?

We are a 3 generation operated family business - we would hope so - suggestions to make it fun include:

How Long is the Event?

The Speakeasy even with possible raid, hanging out in an authentic Speakeasy and then upstairs to the 1886 stagecoach dining room for dinner is typically 90 minutes - but is is really up to you. Sleigh rides are generally 30 minutes but give yourself more time for pictures and saying hello to the horses.

Is It One Price?

Price for the Speakeasy event is pre-fixed with special prices for children under 10. Pricing includes Speakeasy activities and dinner and does NOT include alcohol or the sleigh ride (when available). Please bring ID.

What Are the Hours?

They vary depending on Holidays and special events, but typically are between 5:00 - 8:00 PM. If sleigh rides are available, your ride will be prior to dinner.

Are Groups Welcome?

Groups to us mean 15 people or more including children. We would be happy to work with you for special timing or meals. Contact us directly.

Are You Open Other Nights?

For special occasions and a minimum number of participants it may be possible, please contact us directly.

The Family Dining Experience

As a family operated business for three generations, we welcome your family to our Adirondack Alps dining experience. We encourage families to bring their children and explore the world of traditional and real foods. You can do this in several ways:

Our Family’s Request to Yours