A winter sleigh ride with Percheron Draft horses through a kerosene lantern-lit forest.

Winter Stay, Speakeasy, & Sleigh Ride

You’ll need a password to get in, and we may be raided by a Prohibition Copper! Lantern-lit sleigh rides, crackling fires in family-built lodgings, and soul-warming foods await.

1920s Speakeasy with custom Adirondack "hide-your-drink" tables and immense fireplace.

Shh...You'll Need a Password to Get In

Family owned since 1886, we operated during the era of the Roaring 20s with an original Great Lodge, livery, eatery, and Speakeasy–err–library! This was the heyday of Adirondack Great Camps and Grand Hotels and the pinnacle of the Cure Cottage days. From family recipes and horse-drawn sleighs right down to finding the hidden recipe for our honey bourbon, an authentic experience awaits you with original Speakeasy menus, cozy family-built Adirondack lodgings, lantern-lit sleigh rides, and a host of additional interactive experiences.

Your stay during the winter includes...

  1. 25-acres of onsite Great Camp amenities, including a 1920s Speakeasy, 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room, nature trails, snowshoes, and cross-country skis.
  2. Our famous Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner Experience one evening of your stay.
  3. A fully winterized artisan lodging, built by three-generations of family, where you can choose from a cozy private chalet with wood-burning fireplace to a romantic lake view suite with bubbling Jacuzzi.
  4. Close access to a diverse region of winter trails and nature areas, winter Olympic sites, a historic downtown, downhill ski areas, and so much more.
  5. The option to enhance your winter getaway with our exclusive Adirondack Winter Discovery Packages, curated by our family for you to uncover the essence of the Adirondacks.

Winter Property Amenities & Activities

Ski, snowshoe, and hike in New York State's only Wilderness Region. Explore 25-acres of onsite amenities from complimentary cross-country skis and snowshoes to endless miles of nature trails.

Password to the 1920s Speakeasy

Check out the 1920s Speakeasy with Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar, but be careful: we may be raided by that 1920s Copper!

Cross Country Skis

Glide through our nature trails or the new Adirondack Rail Trail.

Direct Adirondack Rail Trail Access

A brand-new trail connecting to Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake for snowmobiling (known as Corridor 7), cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Hideaway Cabin Takeout

Hiding from those 1920s Coppers?! Order a takeout dinner from our Adirondack Alps Restaurant's à la carte menu.

Interpretive Nature Trails

Nature trails with interpretive signs nestled throughout. Journey them on our Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride, cross-country skis, or snowshoes.

Snowshoes

Grab a pair of snowshoes and head out on our nature trails or down to the shores of our pristine beach on Lake Clear.

Experience the Magic of a Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Great Lodge Speakeasy Dinner

Included with your winter booking, you will experience a horse-drawn Sleigh Ride from a local farm, then explore one of the last original Adirondack Lodges with a 1920s Speakeasy Dinner. You'll need a password to get in, and we might even be raided by a 1920s Copper!

Group sleigh ride with Percheron draft horses passing a hand-crafted sign that reads "Lake Clear Lodge - Lodgings - Dining."

Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride

Included on the check-in evening of your stay.1

  • Provided by and supports a local farm.
  • Percheron draft horses with jingling bells.
  • Ride through our nature trails and to the shores of Lake Clear.
  • Shared group sleigh ride with other guests; private upgrade available.
Main Lodge Stagecoach Dining Room during the winter with hand-crafted chairs, handmade pottery, and Speakeasy "bread" box.

1920s Speakeasy Dinner

Scheduled to follow your Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride.

  • Password to enter the 1920s Speakeasy.
  • A potential chance to participate in a "surprise raid" by a 1920's Copper. Make sure you know where the hidden tables are in case we're raided!
  • A three-course dinner with entree choices inspired by our original 1920s menu.

1Your scheduled date and time may vary based on availability. Your scheduled time will be confirmed within a few weeks of arrival. After booking, you may request a specific date but requests cannot be guaranteed. The sleigh ride is not guaranteed as it is dependent on a local farm, live animals, weather, and other circumstances out of our control. In the event the sleigh ride is cancelled by the local farm, the Speakeasy Dinner will still take place and we will be expecting you for your reserved stay.

Cozy Up to a Crackling Fireplace In Your Artisan Lodging

Experience our enchanting Winter Adirondack Cabins & Suites, meticulously handcrafted by three generations of our family. Our accommodations blend rustic elegance with a cozy charm that sets them apart. From pet-friendly Two Bedroom Chalets with kitchenettes and fireplaces for family retreats to intimate Specialty Cabins boasting lake views, fireplaces, and luxurious amenities like steam showers and jetted tubs, there's an option for every traveler. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Clear from our Lake View Suites, featuring amenities like kitchenettes, fireplaces, and soothing jetted tubs. Embrace the Adirondack spirit and create unforgettable memories in our truly unique lodgings.

Specialty cabin nestled in the trees with fresh snow falling.

Specialty Lake View Cabins

  • Sleeps Two
  • Wood-burning Fireplaces
  • 580 – 750 ft2

These discerning cabins were designed for two guests and have a distant lake view, wood-burning fireplaces, and a jetted tub or steam shower.

A guest reads a book while sitting in a rocking chair in a two-bedroom chalet.

Two Bedroom Chalets

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

Escape with your family for a natural getaway in a private mini Great Camp. Two bedrooms, kitchenettes, pet-friendly, and wood-burning fireplaces.

Living area of a lake view suite with antique fireplace with roaring fire.

Lake View Suites

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

Soak in a bubbling jetted tub or enjoy the picturesque sunset lake view over our Great Camp Lake Lawn from the comfort of your suite.

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Explore The Region

We are the gateway to a host of outdoor experiences, from back-country cross-country skiing to a wealth of groomed trails for snowshoeing and snowmobiling. At the end of the day, you can also explore the historic downtowns of Tupper and Saranac Lake, and the Olympic region of Lake Placid. Unique amenities range from the Wild Center to Olympic history, all within a 15-30 minute drive.

Complimentary cross country skis and snowshoes on the porch at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Welcome to New York State’s only wilderness canoe region, 18,000 acres of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing from trails on our 25 acres to back-woods excursions.

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.

A person in winter gear snowmobiles on a winter trail between trees.

Snowmobiling

The new Adirondack Rail Trail, which can be joined directly from our property, connects us to the St. Regis Wilderness Area, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake, and Lake Placid.

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.

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.

Winter Discovery Add-ons

In one short stay, you can immerse yourself in a nearly limitless Adirondack experience with onsite and area activities.

Two guests hold hands in front of a crackling fireplace with a stuffed bear holding a heart that says "Love."

Winter Romance Package

Cozy up together with a crackling fire, a split of champagne, robes, and unique Adirondack romance additions.

75
/ person

$75 /Stay

What's included

  • Split of Champagne
  • Flowers
  • Robes for Your Use
  • Romance Welcome Basket

A man dressed in a 1920s Copper uniform next to a wooden, hand-carved Adirondack Man.

The Bootlegger's Package

Stay hidden in the Adirondack woods for a bootleggers experience. Enjoy Prohibition history, cooking demos, and trivia.

82
/ person

$82 /Person

What's included

  • Bootlegger's Hideaway Pub Takeout
Pick Two:
  • History & Tasting of Bootlegged Spirits
  • History & Tasting of Prohibition Beer
  • Roll-in-the-Dough Cooking Demonstration

Book Your Winter Stay, Sleigh, & Speakeasy Experience

The following is included for stays booked between December and March. Our unique Stay, Sleigh, & Speakeasy Stay books out fast; reserve today so you don't miss out!

What's included with your stay

  • 1920s Speakeasy Dinner Experience
  • Group Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride Ticket
  • Your choice of hand-crafted Artisan Lodging
  • Password to the 1920s Speakeasy
  • Cross-country Skis
  • Snowshoes
  • Direct Adirondack Rail Trail Access
  • Interpretive Nature Trails

Upcoming stay packages

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