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    Welcome to the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat,
    Your Adirondack Discovery Destination.

    We are one of the last original Adirondack Lodges still open to the public, operated by three generations of family for over 50 years. Experience our signature Adirondack Alps Restaurant and unique Artisan Lodgings where your room is our 25 acres and so much more.
    Discover our nature and re-connect with yours.

    New! Online sleigh ride schedule and reservations now available. Click here for more.


    Explore a vanishing Great Camp Dining experience. From cooking demos to History of Beer Workshops, your table is our 25 acres. History of Adirondack Food Tastings highlight simmering vegetable stocks, slow roasts and Old World desserts.

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    Experience winter fun in the Adirondacks! From Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides to History of Beer Workshops in the Speakeasy.

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    Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides near Lake Placid, NY

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    One of the last of its kind. 3 generation family crafted chalets and suites are spaciously set apart. Our centerpiece is our Main Lodge where history comes to life, from Lantern-lit Sleigh Rides and a quiet paddle in untouched "Forever Wild" waters to History of Beer Workshops. A National Geographic Award for "Keeping a Sense of Place."

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    Check out a live view of the lake - if you're not visting our site around sunset, it's worth coming back to see. :)

    Please note that this stream may be down due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

    Adirondack Speakeasy Holidays!

    The Lake Clear Lodge was Open During the 1920's Prohibition Era

    Lake Clear was a strategic location as a major train stop and situated between the illustrious Paul Smith's Hotel and the largest resort built in the Adirondacks, the Saranac Inn. A land and water taxi shuttled through Lake Clear to connect these iconic properties as well as blossoming 2nd homes. This was also the time of the Cure Cottage era and the booming Grand Hotel and Great Camp days. All made for a perfect storm where the famous and infamous found Lake Clear could be that "hideaway."

    We celebrate this illustrious period of Lodge and Adirondack history as part of our new culinary feature: Adirondack History of Food Dinner Events filled with tasting dinners, cooking demos, interpretive exhibits, fun trivia, fireside history chats, period spirits, and recipes.

    And as always our regular Great Lodge dinner menus, a 50+ year tradition of Adirondack farm based foods wth Old World flair continues as part of our Adirondack Alps restaurant.

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    Join Us in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall!