Stagecoach Ride & Taste of Germany Dinner

Celebrate our 135th anniversary with us as we go back to our roots as an 1886 Stagecoach Inn & Post Office with a stagecoach ride and Taste of Germany dinner! Ride in an authentic 1800’s stagecoach with Lucky Clover Farms and their magnificent draft horses through our nature trails.

Booking is now closed; check out our Lantern-lit Sleigh Ride & Speakeasy Dinner!

Aerial of Percheron Draft Horses pulling an 1850s Henderson Stagecoach at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat
An aerial view of the Lake Clear Lodge's lakefront property as the sunsets over St. Regis Mountain across Lake Clear, with beautiful colors in the sky.

Relive the Pioneering Days

Not only are we now the oldest continually operating Great Camp in the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park, but the Lodge began as an 1800s Stagecoach Inn & Post Office - and you can relive those days!


  • Start your journey at the 1886 Main Lodge, where Lucky Clover Farms and their magnificent draft horses and stagecoach will pick you up.
  • Meander through our nature trails and to our picturesque beach with mountain-lake sunset view*.
  • Return to the 1886 Main Lodge to enter the Speakeasy, but you'll need the password to get in!
  • Enjoy a Taste of Germany Dinner in the Stagecoach Dining Room.
  • But beware--there may be a stagecoach robbery; it is the 1800’s, you know!
Our 1800s Henderson Stagecoach with Percheron Draft Horses from Lucky Clover Sleigh Rides passes in front of the 1886 Main Lodge at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat.

Group Stagecoach Ride Only

Enjoy an Adirondack Stagecoach Ride from a local farm through our Adirondack woods! Group experiences are approximately 30 minutes long and are shared other guests.

  • Adults: $49
  • Children (5 - 10): $25
  • Infants (4 & Under): $15
  • Send us a message to reserve

Group Sunset Stagecoach Ride & Taste of Germany Dinner Experience

Experience a horse-drawn Sunset Stagecoach Ride from a local farm, then get dropped off at the Main Lodge to enter the Speakeasy to begin your Taste of Germany Dinner Experience.

Taste of Germany Dinner & Private Stagecoach Ride

Looking for your own private Stagecoach Ride? Please send us a message to reserve your own private Stagecoach Ride.

  • Pricing: With Dinner/Without
  • Two Guests: $249/$169
  • Additional Guests: $89/$49
  • Send us a message to reserve

Add to the Fun!

Looking to add to your experience? Add one of the below activities when reserving your experience!

Ernest Hohmeyer gives a presentation on the History of Beer in the Speakeasy Rathskeller while guests sample different beers from around the world.

History of Prohibition Spirits Workshop & Tasting

Our area was a hotbed of activity during the prohibition. Lake Clear was a water and land taxi route between two famous hotels, and the train station at Lake Clear was where the main line from New York City split.

Homemade Apple Strudel on a Rustic Wooden Plate with Fresh Apples Baked by Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer

Roll In The Dough Cooking Demonstration

A family-fun 30-minute cooking demo, where everyone rolls-in-the-dough like ‘dem gangsters! Then you can have your dough and eat it too – as your own hidden creation for dessert!

Sample Menu - Subject to Change Without Notice

Taste of Germany

All entrées include fresh bread, nightly soup,
farm-fresh nightly salad, chef’s accompaniments

Old World Entrées

Chicken or Veal Schnitzel

Chicken is hand-cut, hand-pounded and sautéed in real butter with herbs,
spices and fresh bread-crumbs from an Old World medieval family recipe.

Salmon Schnitzel

In the same style as the Chicken or Veal, a fillet of Salmon is lightly
pounded and sautéed in real butter with herbs, spices, and fresh panko breadcrumbs.

Kasseler Rippchen

A German Oktoberfest favorite. Pork is lightly smoked
and slow roasted. Served with sauerkraut and apples. 

Adirondack/Old World Sauerbraten

A bottom round of beef is marinated for 72 hours in vinegar and wine with vegetables.
It is then slow-roasted, cooked through, and from the juices, a wine sauce is made.

Lodge Garden Vegetable Strudel

Seasonal vegetables accent a chopped spinach and broccoli base. Seasoned
with salt, pepper, coriander, dill, and basil; topped with freshly melted local cheese.


Children's Menu

Lodge Classic Chicken Schnitzel ~ Mac and Cheese Spaetzle ~ Children’s Portions

Space limited, please call ahead. Restaurant open to the public as well as Lodge guests.
Children's menu available. Special gluten free, vegan, dairy free, etc. entrees only available with prior notice.
*Substitutions may apply based on fresh deliveries and local ingredients available. Menu is for sample purposes only.

Book Your Experience

Use the form to the right (or below on mobile) to book your Stagecoach Ride & Taste of Germany Dinner Experience! Please keep in mind that the Stagecoach Ride & Taste of Germany Dinner Experience is limited and only available on Saturdays through October (with special Haunted Rides towards the end of October!)


  • Adults (11+): $89
  • Children (5-10): $35
  • Infants (4 & Under): $10
Policies, Terms, & Conditions
  • Incidentals and extras such as, but not limited to drinks, appetizers, and workshops are not included.
  • We are a restaurant and have a liquor license from the State of New York. This license and our insurance require that you do not bring any alcoholic beverage that has NOT been purchased from the Lake Clear Lodge/Adirondack Alps Restaurant to the property. Please do not bring your own beverages to our property or restaurant; they will be confiscated. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Our limited experiences require a full, non-refundable deposit. Your credit card will be charged upon booking. If you are concerned about a having to cancel, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.
  • The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat is a limited seating/participation facility and the Lodge Staff is preparing activities for you. If you need to cancel your experience, please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Info, policies, prices, advertisements, menus, etc. are subject to change without notice.

Booking is closed; we will see you in the summer!

Statement Regarding COVID-19

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.