A colorful sunset over St. Regis Mountain during a quiet canoe paddle on a calm Lake Clear at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Summer "Healing Woods" & Water

The Lodge is one of the last of the original Adirondack Great Camps: for more than 100 years, our area has been known as the “Healing Woods.” Wellness is our natural and human nature.

Your spa, a private beach on 1,000-acre Lake Clear within the 18,000-acre window of New York State’s only wilderness canoe region. Your pool, our beach to dip in as you soak in one of the world’s most stunning mountain lake sunsets. A sense of nature’s place where Einstein contemplated.

Your room, our 25 acres with each artisan lodging intentionally set-apart in the iconic Great Camp tradition: a sensory-filled experience.

Want to up your vibe? Before dinner sample an introduction to Nutritional Energetics or Learn the 10 Essentials Every Wellness Kitchen Should Have. As a Healing Woods guest, take them home with you, through a diverse set of member-only online programs.

From families to couples, create your own “Healing Woods” experience. Reset with three-generations of Adirondack Wellness Guides to facilitate your own wellness path.

  • Hand-built Lodgings spaciously set apart. Your own chalet in the “healing woods.”
  • A National Geographic Traveler Award for a “sense of place” highlighted by a picturesque beach and stunning mountain-lake sunsets where Einstein contemplated (see our webcam!)
  • Private Dining In Your Artisan Lodging: Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer, an occupational therapist who has created her signature culinary naturopathy cuisine, continues the generational tradition where your table is yours for the evening, limited to a dining room of 40 guests. Or, you can order a takeout picnic basket to enjoy in your artisan lodging or at the lake.
  • 25-Acres of Space to Breathe, open your arms and let your imagination meander along our nature trails and picturesque beach.

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
We’ve brought back some of Omi’s & Opa’s favorite dishes. Depending on availability, there may be Old World Sauerbraten, Ernst’s Roast Duckling, the famous Lodge Schnitzels, potato pancakes, or spaetzle
Great Camp Experience Credit
Great Camp Experience Credit
Enjoy a credit per-person towards our Great Camp Experiences! Use it for a History of Beer Workshop, Cooking Classes, and so much more.
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.

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.

We encourage you to read our special statement(s) regarding the guidelines and practices businesses and guests must follow in accordance with New York State guidelines. You can find them here.

What is your cancellation policy?

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

You can view our policy at the bottom of this page.

Statement Regarding The Current Wellness Situation

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

Regulations and guidelines regarding COVID-19 in New York State are changing rapidly. By booking, you affirm that you and your party have read all updated information on the New York State website (here and here). As a business operating in New York State, we are currently required to follow CDC guidelines for mask wearing and will be doing so based on the honor system. This includes all guests and staff members. We ask that you respect the privacy of other guests and our staff.

Expand Your Summer 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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Adventure

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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Wellness

Stagecoach Ride & Lake View Pioneer Dinner

Food Experience
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Adventure

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Food Experience
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Culinary

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Thermogenic Foods Cooking Demonstration

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Culinary

Romance Additions

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Romance

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

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History

History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

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Culinary

Fireside Chats

1920s Fireside Stories & Trivia

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History

Adirondack Artisan in Residence Series

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Family Fun

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

Romance Additions

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Romance

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Bone Broths & Essential Oils

Class/Workshop
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Culinary

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

“Cure Cottage'' Wellness Demo

Class/Workshop
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Wellness

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Food Experience
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Culinary

Adirondack Artisan in Residence Series

Class/Workshop
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Family Fun

History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

Food Experience
Food Experience
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Culinary

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Adventure

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

Fireside Chats

Summer S'mores & Tales

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History

Stagecoach Ride & Lake View Pioneer Dinner

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Adventure

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

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History

Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Food Experience
Food Experience
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Culinary

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

Class/Workshop
Class/Workshop
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Culinary

History of Adirondack Food Tasting Experience

Food Experience
Food Experience
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Culinary

Stagecoach Ride & Lake View Pioneer Dinner

Food Experience
Food Experience
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Adventure

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer

Class/Workshop
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History

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

Class/Workshop
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Wellness

Adirondack Artisan in Residence Series

Class/Workshop
Class/Workshop
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Family Fun
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History

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

Extras
Extras
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Adventure

Romance Additions

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Romance

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Old World Foods & Fermenting

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Culinary
Experience Details

This is our experience for lodging stays between May 26, 2021 and Sep 02, 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.