Fall Foliage & Old World Octoberfest

25-acres of foliage trails, lodgings spread apart in the iconic Great Camp Tradition, Stagecoach rides to a mesmerizing mountain-lake sunset, and Great Camp Dinners with an Old World flair await you.

The Adirondack Great Lodge Experience

As one of the last of its kind, we honor the lore of the Adirondack Great Camps which were all about immersive experiences. Our family provides not just Adirondack lodging, but a themed seasonal experience for you to discover our nature and reconnect with yours.

A wide view of the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room decorated with original Adirondack decor, hand-painted glasses, and Speakeasy accents.
Part of the three-acre lakefront lawn with hand-crafted gazebos. Fall foliage reflects off Lake Clear towards St. Regis Mountain.
An exterior view of the Lakehouse with grill area, fall foliage, and hand-crafted furniture.
Nature trails at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat with fall foliage trees as the sunsets.
The Reflections Suite living room with fireplace and Adirondack decor.

25 Acres of Foliage

Lodgings spread apart in the iconic Great Camp Tradition, Stagecoach rides to a mesmerizing mountain-lake sunset, and Great Camp Dinners with an Old World flair await you.

It’s not only the spectacular foliage, but it’s also a fusion of one of the earliest Adirondack pioneer families who built the lodge, Cathy (Fisher) Hohmeyer, and Ernest Hohmeyer’s family, first-generation European immigrants.

Revel in An Adirondack Fall Harvest

Fall makes for a great time to experience artisan lodgings, harvest foods with Old World flair and an amazing array of immersions from haunted wagon and Stagecoach rides and serene lake sunsets to the Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer Tastings and Old World Cooking Demos savor a colorful experience.

How did Lake Placid, our neighbors, pull off only the 3rd Winter Olympic Games in history in 1932? Many Europeans had flocked here and they called our region their Adirondack Alps.

Percheron Draft Horses Jasper and Fly pull the Lake Clear Lodge's 1800s Henderson Stagecoach in the summer.
Exterior view of November Moon during the Fall with foliage trees and cedar bushes.

Property Amenities

The Lodge is situated on 25-acres of woods and water. The following are just a few amenities included with your stay.

Canoes & Kayaks

Enjoy a quiet paddle on Lake Clear from our beach.

Mountain Bikes

Great for a short trail or road ride from our property.

Nature Trails

Interpretive nature trails for a short walk in the wilderness.

Great Camp Lodge

Hand-crafted Beer & Wine Cellar and a 1920s Speakeasy. Select days only.

Immersive Experiences

In the Great Camp Tradition, the following experiences are added to your stay.

Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Our classic experience for over 56 years. Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with 1920s Speakeasy and 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room through our unique Experience Dinner.

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Fall Adirondack Alps Experience

Your Own Great Camp

Immerse in one of the world’s most mesmerizing mountain-lake sunsets from your Lake view suite. Or, choose from Main Lodge rooms with private bath or our wooded Great Camp chalets.

Harvest Time

Ah, its Adirondack Harvest time and in the Old World, Octoberfest. Couple that with the fusion cuisine of our Adirondack Alps restaurant as one of the last original Adirondack Great Lodges where you can still immerse in an iconic culinary tradition and a treat awaits you!

*Stagecoach rides available on Saturdays. Check-in available Thursday - Saturday only. The Lake Clear Lodge operates on a weekend only basis September - October.

Your Own Great Camp

Immerse in one of the world’s most mesmerizing mountain-lake sunsets from your Lake view suite. Or, choose from Main Lodge rooms with private bath or our wooded Great Camp chalets.

Harvest Time

Ah, its Adirondack Harvest time and in the Old World, Octoberfest. Couple that with the fusion cuisine of our Adirondack Alps restaurant as one of the last original Adirondack Great Lodges where you can still immerse in an iconic culinary tradition and a treat awaits you!

*Stagecoach rides available on Saturdays. Check-in available Thursday - Saturday only. The Lake Clear Lodge operates on a weekend only basis September - October.

Your Stay Experience Includes

This is our experience for stays between Sep 01, 2022 and Oct 10, 2022. All stays have a 2-3 night minimum.

Immersive Experiences

Taste of Germany Experience Dinner
Taste of Germany Experience Dinner
Our classic experience for over 56 years. Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with 1920s Speakeasy and 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room through our unique Experience Dinner.

Amenities

Canoes & Kayaks
Enjoy a quiet paddle on Lake Clear from our beach.
Mountain Bikes
Great for a short trail or road ride from our property.
Nature Trails
Interpretive nature trails for a short walk in the wilderness.
Great Camp Lodge
Hand-crafted Beer & Wine Cellar and a 1920s Speakeasy. Select days only.

*January - March the Lodge operates on a weekend basis; stays available Thursday - Monday only.

*For the Fall the Adirondack Alps Restaurant is only open on weekends; stays of any length are required to span a Friday or Saturday.

Expand Your fall Experience

Create your own experience with activities, classes, workshops, event tickets, culinary events, and so much more!

Romance Additions

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Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

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Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

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Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

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Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

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History of Speakeasy Spirits

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