A guest sits on a hand-crafted bench at the lakefront during sunset while another guest uses a stand-up paddle board.

Craft Your Summer Destination Getaway

Indulge in a rare opportunity to explore one of the last remaining Adirondack Great Camps with a host of destination experiences, from a diverse collection of onsite summer amenities and savory culinary experiences to a unique selection of hand-crafted artisan lodgings and exclusive Adirondack Discovery Packages.

The bow of a canoe on Lake Clear during a blazing orange summer sunset.

Your Stay Is More Than A Room

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 so much more than just Adirondack lodging; enjoy a themed seasonal experience where you can discover our nature and reconnect with yours.

Our Summer Stays Include...

  1. 25-acres of onsite Great Camp amenities, from a 1920s Speakeasy and 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room to a magical beach with picturesque sunsets.
  2. Your selection of Adirondack Alps Culinary Experiences, ranging from History of Food Tastings, to a Sunset Lake View Old World Bistro.
  3. Rustically elegant lodgings built by three-generations of family, where you can choose from a private chalet in the midst of our nature trails to a romantic lake view suite.
  4. Close access to a diverse region of nature, historic downtowns, and Olympic sites.
  5. The ability to enhance your stay with exclusive Adirondack Destination Discovery Packages that you will only find here.
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Onsite Summer Great Camp Amenities

Throw away the keys and let your senses soar with 25 acres of onsite amenities, from an authentic 1920s speakeasy where you will need a password to get in and a unique Adirondack Alps Restaurant to spectacular lake sunsets, complimentary canoes, kayaks, and bicycles and one majestic private swimming beach.

Canoes, Kayaks, & SUP Board

Enjoy a quiet paddle on pristine Lake Clear from our picturesque beach. Life jackets and equipment included.

Password to the 1920s Speakeasy

Check out the 1920s Speakeasy with Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar (select days only).

Private Swimming Beach

Inspirational sunsets, a legendary mountain range, and a destination lake for families of loons.

Three-acre Lakefront

Take in one of the world's most spectacular sunsets from our lakefront overlooking Lake Clear and the Saint Regis Mountain range.

Direct Adirondack Rail Trail Access

Connect to the Saint Regis Canoe Area, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid directly from our property. Great for walking and biking.

Interpretive Nature Trails

Sylvan nature trails amid our 25 acres with interpretive signs nestled throughout. Perfect for a short walk, jog, or run.

Mountain Bikes

Experience the shores of Lake Clear to the Saint Regis Wilderness Canoe Area or visit one of the oldest Fish Hatcheries in the Adirondacks!

Onsite CSA Farm Stand

Support local farms and the community while enjoying fresh-from-the-farm vegetables and meats.

Outdoor Picnic Areas

Fire pits with wood provided and barbecue grills to use at your leisure.

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Select Your Culinary Experiences

In the iconic Adirondack Great Camp tradition, food was a signature part of your stay. It was meant to fuse the ingredients of nature and natural foods, where the mystical woods and water added their natural aroma and flavor to hand-stocked soups, slow-cooked roasts, and Old World desserts. The final ingredient was a nature-based activity that topped your experience. Culinary settings were purposely varied to symbolize the diversity and richness of the Adirondacks and the nearly limitless experiences you can behold. From fine dining to picnics on the beach, the culinary experience was as diverse as the mountains.

Option A

The Discovery Stay

This is our intro culinary experience. Depending on the length of stay, there is at least one Great Camp culinary experience which varies based on our seasonal themes.

  • Password to the 1920s Speakeasy
  • A Dinner Experience one evening of your stay

Option B

The Inclusive Experience

In the Inclusive Experience, meals and culinary events are included during the nights the Adirondack Alps Restaurant is open. These range from History of Food Interpretive Dinners that begin in our 1920s Speakeasy to Great Camp Picnic dinners at the beach or in your artisan lodging.

  • Password to the 1920s Speakeasy
  • A unique Dinner Experience every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday night of your stay1
    • Wednesday: Taste of Germany
    • Thursday: History of Food Tasting
    • Friday: Lake View Great Camp Picnic
    • Saturday Old World Bistro w/ Optional Stagecoach Ride2

Summer Dinner Experience Schedule

Five generations of the family have been distinguished chefs beginning in the Pioneer Days of the Adirondacks through the eras of the Cure Cottages, Great Camps, and Grand Hotels. Our culinary theme has always been rooted in seasonal local foods with Old World flair. Savor this rich tradition and history with a diverse range of culinary offerings iconic of the Great Camp experience. From the History of Food and Old World Bistro to a Taste of Germany with a password to our 1920s Speakeasy, you can flavor it through a Discovery Experience or Inclusive culinary options.

An assortment of Taste of Germany foods, from Apple Strudel to Old World Wursts.

Wednesdays & Fridays: Taste of Germany Experience Dinner

Start off in the 1920s Speakeasy Rathskeller, explore the hidden Beer & Wine Cellar with a large variety of Old World Wines and Beers from around the world. Savor authentic German dishes from Ernest’s side of the family from Heritage Chicken Schnitzel to Old World Roulade.

Guests enjoy a History of Adirondack Food Tasting Dinner (long table) in the 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room while Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer explains the history and common roots behind one of the courses.

Thursdays: History of Food Tasting Experience

Taste your way through history with a five-course dinner! Our expanded History of Food reaches back to the origins of various foods, how food shaped history, the myths and legends of their healing power, and how the hunt for certain foods formed the quest for world discovery, created our way of life, and associations with people and cultures.

The lake view from inside the hand-crafted, Adirondack Great Camp. The rustic Adirondack decor includes artisan built chairs and tables and custom wall sconces. In the distance is Lake Clear and St. Regis Mountain.

Saturdays: Lake View Old World Bistro

In one evening, you can explore the Adirondack life of the pioneers; imagine yourself as a Speakeasy patron and an Adirondack Great Camp guest as you savor dinner overlooking one of the most spectacular lake sunsets in the world. Come just for the Old World Bistro or immerse yourself in a disappearing Adirondack experience.

1Dinner Experiences are included every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday of your stay; your stay does not have to include all days and will only include the experiences available during your stay.

2Horse-drawn Stagecoach Rides are not included but are provided by and benefit a local farm. Available most Saturdays July - October. Inquire before booking for exact availability.

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Summer Adirondack Cabins & Lake View Suites

Explore our Summer Adirondack Chalets & Lake View Suites, crafted by three generations of our family, exuding a natural charm that sets them apart. Catering to travelers seeking a unique experience, our lodgings offer a range of options. Our Two Bedroom Chalets are pet-friendly retreats equipped with kitchenettes and fireplaces, providing a cozy atmosphere for families. Couples can indulge in our intimate Specialty Cabins, offering lake views, fireplaces, and the choice of a steam shower or jetted tub. Admire stunning views of Lake Clear from our Lake View Suites, some featuring kitchenettes, fireplaces, jetted tubs, or inviting porches. If you appreciate history, the 1886 Main Lodge Rooms offers comfortable accommodations with private baths. Embrace the Adirondack spirit and create cherished memories in our one-of-a-kind lodgings.

The living area of a lake view suite with gas fireplace and Adirondack furniture.

Sunset Lake View Suites

  • Sleeps Two - Four
  • One or Two Bedrooms
  • 500 – 1200 ft2

Expansive suites with artisan details. Enjoy the sunset lake view over our Great Camp Lake Lawn from the comfort of your suite during the summer.

A two-bedroom chalet with expansive deck during the summer.

Two Bedroom Chalets

  • Sleeps Four - Six
  • Pet-Friendly
  • 980 – 1100 ft2

A natural getaway in a private mini Great Camp. Two bedrooms with kitchens; perfect for longer summer vacations.

Specialty cabin nestled in the woods at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort during the summer.

Specialty Lake View Cabins

  • Sleeps Two
  • Jetted Tub or Steam Shower
  • 580 – 750 ft2

These discerning cabins were designed for two guests, have a distant sunset lake view during the summer, and boast either a jetted tub or steam shower.

The Birch Room, an 1886 Main Lodge Room, with birch twig accents and king bed.

Main Lodge Rooms

  • Sleeps Two
  • Private Bath
  • 200 – 300 ft2

Steeped in history, these rooms with private baths are in our 1886 Main Lodge. Each with its own story yet reflective of our Old World and European roots.

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Things to Do Near Lake Placid & Saranac Lake

Explore The Region

We're in the center of it all; from hiking and paddling the Saint Regis Canoe Area to exploring a historic downtown and visiting Olympic sites within minutes. The Adirondacks offer something for everyone.

A mountain bike in the woods during sunset.

Road & Mountain Biking

The St. Regis Wilderness Region, 18,000 acres strong and home to 58 bodies of waters and endless mountains is a haven for cyclists – road and mountain – from the novice to the expert, from adults to children.

A person reels in their fishing line from a canoe on Lake Clear in the Adirondacks, NY, as the sun sets on Saint Regis Mountain.

Fishing in the Adirondacks

Lake Clear has always been known as a fishing lake for all seasons, so much so that a lure is named after it: the Lake Clear Wobbler.

Trail hikers on a nature path

Hiking in the Adirondacks

We are in the midst of New York State's only Wilderness Canoe Region. From lakes, waters, and streams to berms and mountain ranges.

Paddling in the Saint Regis Wilderness Canoe Area at sunset.

Paddling in the Adirondacks

Paddle on serene Lake Clear, or take one of thousands of paddling endeavors!

An aerial view of the Great Adirondack Corn Maze.

Tucker Farms Great Adirondack Corn Maze

A family favorite! Try to find all the game pieces to build your map and locate the way out.

The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake, NY

Adirondack Carousel

A unique Adirondack attraction celebrating old fashioned fun for all ages through entertainment, art, and education.

Historic Saranac Lake Building.

Historic Saranac Lake

Built in 1894, The Saranac Laboratory was the first lab built in the U.S. for the research of tuberculosis. HSL painstakingly restored the building and opened it as a museum.

The Olympic Ski Jump facilities in Lake Placid during the summer. Image credit: ROOST.

Lake Placid Olympic Legacy Sites

The Lake Clear Lodge is 25 minutes away from the Olympic village of Lake Placid, host to the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games and ongoing winter and summer sporting events.

Adirondack Flying Service in Lake Placid.

Adirondack Scenic Flights

You’ve never experienced the Adirondacks like this. Each 20-minute flight offers a unique perspective of this amazing park.

Ziplining at Experience Outdoors

Experience Outdoors

“An experience you will harness for a lifetime.”

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.

The Wild Center

Ignite an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.

The Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory in Tupper Lake

Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory

Dark skies, high elevation and a group of motivated amateur astronomers comprise the perfect formula for enhancing one of the Adirondack’s top attractions: The stars.

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Summer Adirondack Getaway Packages

Embark on an Exclusive Adirondack Discovery Journey

Adirondack Great Camps were iconic for their unique experiences. These were more than seasonal activities but an immersive opportunity to experience a sense of place during your stay. They were also thematic, tailored to meet the interests of a diverse array of guests. To honor that tradition, we have developed exclusive Adirondack Discovery packages you will only find here.

Coming soon; stay tuned for new packages!

Book Your Summer Destination Getaway

You can use the form to the right or below to browse availability and get started with your booking. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our family on chat or give us a call.

What's included with your stay

  • Selection of Unique Dinner Experiences at the Adirondack Alps Restaurant
  • Your choice of hand-crafted Artisan Lodging
  • Password to the 1920s Speakeasy
  • Access to the Hand-crafted Beer Cellar
  • Canoes, Kayaks, & SUP Board
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Private Swimming Beach
  • Three-acre Lakefront
  • Direct Adirondack Rail Trail Access
  • Interpretive Nature Trails
  • Onsite CSA Farm Stand
  • Outdoor Picnic Areas

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