Adirondack Winter Getaways
Snow softly falling on lantern-lit trails, crackling fires in artisan lodgings and fun Speakeasy experiences warm the heart for the adventurer, the romantic and the family.
Adirondack Winter Activities
Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides, Speakeasy Dinners (shh, you’ll need a password to get in), Artisan Lodgings with bubbling Jacuzzi’s and fireplaces, History of Holiday Beer Workshops, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on our nature trails and History of Adirondack Food Tastings. You can build your own New York Winter Getaway in one of the last original Adirondack Lodges operated by three generations of family.
Explore & Experience Packages
The Lodge began as a stagecoach inn in 1886. We keep that tradition alive by working with a local farm which provides hay and sleigh rides, and we may be the only one to offer lantern-lit experiences on trails that meander through our woods and down to the lake. In the 1920s it was an illustrious Adirondack Speakeasy, and you can visit the room where Einstein and others not so illustrious or infamous purportedly visited.
We combine this cool history to create a Sleigh, Stay & Speakeasy Winter Getaway.
Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides
Provided by a local farm with draft horses and beautifully lit sleigh. Specially created sleigh ride trails meander you through the woods lit by lanterns down to the shores of pristine Lake Clear. Learn more about on-property horse-drawn sleigh rides.
(Shh…you’ll need a password to get past the hidden door!). Relive the time when the Lodge operated during the roaring ’20s. Our area was famous as the meeting point with the Canadian rum runners. The Speakeasy experience includes a password to get in, a view of an authentic Speakeasy with immense fireplace, and of course a hidden beer and wine cellar that houses the Adirondacks largest selection of craft import beers from around the world. Beware we may be raided by a 1920s Copper, and you will need to work together as a couple or family to hide your booze in the hidden tables! A Great Camp dinner follows in our 1886 hand-hewn dining room.
Add-on with Special Winter Experiences
- Prohibition History of Beer Workshops
- Traditional Foods Cooking Demos
- Trivia Night
- History of Adirondack Food Tasting Events
- Special Holiday & Valentine’s Experiences
- Creative Learning Workshops from pottery to bread making
Things to do in the Area
- Tickets to the Wild Center
- Tubing and Winter Skiing from several mountains
- Cross-country skiing either on groomed trails or backcountry
- Visit the Olympic venues
- Ice skating
- Meander through Historic villages of Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake from the Adirondack Carousel, museums, artist studios, shopping
- Take-in one of the many winter events from Carnivals to World Cup competitions.
Winter Event Calendar
Holiday Stay, Sleigh & Speakeasy Experience
- Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides Grand Opening
- Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoe Trails Open
- Special Holiday Speakeasy Experience
January: The Adirondack's Coolest Place
- Winter Culinary Fun
- Ice Bock & Ice Wine workshops
- Winter sleigh rides & Speakeasy experience
February: Winter Fun & Valentine's Sweethearts
- Special Valentine's Week Speakeasy Sweetheart Experiences
- Lantern-lit Romantic Sleigh Rides
- Family Fun: Prepare for the 1920s Copper Raids