Percheron Draft Horses stand by the 1886 Main Lodge Gazebo with hand-crafted sleigh in tow at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Winter Stay, Speakeasy, & Sleigh Rides

Shh, you’ll need a password to get in…we were open during the 1920’s you know and some interesting things happened here in these Sylvan woods, a mere 2 hours away from those Canadian rum runners and those of us who had “spirit(s)”! Some which we will tell you, others we’ll leave you clues to discover. And speaking of history, as now the oldest operating lodge in the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, beginning in 1886 with Cathy (Fisher-Otis, now Hohmeyer) family who conceived it as a stagecoach inn, we keep this National Geographic Traveler award winning “sense of place,” with lantern-lit sleigh rides! The result is a magical, mysterious and fun place to re-live an iconic Adirondack winter experience (and we may the only ones left where you can do this in one place, so book now!) which includes: 

  • Crackling Fire & a Place to Snuggle – Great Lodge Style
    Your own secluded chalets hand-crafted by 3 generations of family. Contemplate, rejuvenate from the crackling embers of your own fireplace or book a lake-view suite with bubbling Jacuzzi. 
  • Speakeasy Dinner Experience
    You will need a password to get in. You’ll have to find the hidden door first. Once in the 1920’s Speakeasy with immense fireplace, beware we may be raided! It was illegal to drink you know during the Prohibition. Luckily for you, we have hidden tables…provided you can find them of course. A 1920’s dinner awaits inspired from the original Lodge menu.

The lantern-lit sleigh rides at the Lodge are provided through local farms. As proceeds go to them and the rides are availability, regulation, and weather dependent, the included sleigh ride ticket in our Stay & Speakeasy Experience Package will be confirmed upon your arrival.

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.

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides
Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride Ticket
Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides
Experience a magical lantern-lit Sleigh Ride on our property with Percheron Draft Horses from Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides. Experience books out fast; reserve separately or book a lodging today to secure your ticket.
Speakeasy Dinner Experience
Speakeasy Dinner Experience One Evening
Speakeasy Dinner Experience
Explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with a 3-course Speakeasy Dinner. You'll need a password to get in, and we might even be raided by a 1920s Copper!
Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, and Groomed Nature Trails
Cross-Country Skis, Snowshoes, and Groomed Nature Trails
Enjoy cross-country skis and snowshoes for use on our nature trails!

Looking to book the Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Experience without staying with us? You can do so by clicking here.

Expand Your Winter Experience

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

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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Wellness

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Adventure

Speakeasy Dinner Experience

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Culinary

Romance Additions

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Romance

Fireside Chats

1920s Fireside Stories & Trivia

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History

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides

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Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Thermogenic Foods Cooking Demonstration

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

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Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Bone Broths & Essential Oils

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Speakeasy Dinner Experience

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

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Fireside Chats

Summer S'mores & Tales

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History

Romance Additions

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Romance

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Adventure

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides

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Adventure

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

“Cure Cottage'' Wellness Demo

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History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

Myths & History of Octoberfest Beer

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History

Onsite & Online Cooking Classes

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Culinary

Romance Additions

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Romance

Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides

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History

Outdoor Adventure Picnic Lunch

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Extras
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Adventure

Traditional Foods Cooking Demonstration

Old World Foods & Fermenting

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Culinary

Speakeasy Dinner Experience

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Culinary

Introduction to Nutritional Energetics

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Wellness
Experience Details

This is our experience for lodging stays between Dec 17, 2021 and Mar 07, 2022. 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.