1880s Stagecoach at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat Lakefront with Percheron Draft Horses

Fall Foliage & Old World Harvest

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.

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. It’s also a season where you can revel in the last vestiges of summer and Adirondack nature’s fall harvest. It 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.

Welcome to Your 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!

Added Great Camp Experiences

In Great Camp tradition, as one of the last original Great Camps still open to the public, the following experiences are added to your booking.

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience
Adirondack Alps Great Camp Dinner One Evening
Taste of Germany Dinner Experience
Our classic experience for over 50 years: more than just dinner. Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with a Great Camp Dinner Experience.
Sunset Stagecoach Rides
Sunset Stagecoach Ride
Sunset Stagecoach Rides
Ride in an authentic 1800’s stagecoach with Lucky Clover Farms and their magnificent draft horses through our nature trails and to the lakefront.
Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, private swimming beach, and nature trails
Canoes, Kayaks, Mountain Bikes, Lake Front with Private Swimming Beach, & Nature Trails
Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes, private swimming beach, and nature trails
Our 25-acres includes canoes and kayaks for you to use on Lake Clear, as well as mountain bikes, nature trails, and a private beach with great swimming.

*Stagecoach rides are on Saturday. Check-in available Friday - Saturday only; call for Thursday check-in. The Lake Clear Lodge operates on a weekend only basis September - October.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the rates?

Our rates include more than just a lodging, and you can find out exactly what's included listed above. To view rates and availability, please use the "Check Availability" button to the right (desktop) or above (mobile). If you have any trouble, need assistance, or would like to talk to a real person, we are more than happy to help you via chat, email, or phone!

Does my stay include any meals?

Yes, our stays include one of our Great Camp Dinner experiences one evening (Friday or Saturday).

What is your cancellation policy?

If you are concerned about your dates changing, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Deposits are refundable minus a 10% booking fee if cancellation is received in writing 30 days before your arrival date. If cancellation is within 29 days of your arrival, the 50% deposit that is paid upon booking is non-refundable. If cancellation is within 7 days of your arrival, your stay becomes non-refundable. Prices, restaurant offerings, and other information subject to change. One night stays, when available, require a 100% deposit and are non-refundable.

Dinner Packages do not include any beverages in the restaurant/bar, store, or beer/wine cellar.  Package/meal items are non-refundable.

Expand Your Fall Experience

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

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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Wellness

Romance Additions

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

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History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

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Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Thermogenic Foods Cooking Demonstration

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Sunset Stagecoach Rides

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Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

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Culinary

Romance Additions

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

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Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

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Culinary

Sunset Stagecoach Rides

Sunset Stagecoach Ride & Lake View Pioneer Dinner

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Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

“Cure Cottage'' Wellness Demo

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Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

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Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Bone Broths & Essential Oils

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Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Romance Additions

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Romance

Sunset Stagecoach Rides

Lake Sunset Stagecoach Ride

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Adventure

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Adventure

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

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Culinary

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer

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History

History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

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Culinary

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Old World Foods & Fermenting

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Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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Wellness
Experience Details

This is our experience for lodging stays between Sep 02, 2021 and Nov 01, 2021. Nightly minimum varies from 2-5 nights for all lodging stays.

*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.