Holiday-fest 2012 Schedule
Holiday-fest Events ~ Culinary ~ Business/Community ~ Health and Wellness
November 1st – January 2nd

Winter-fest eventswine and beer

November 2nd - 4th Culinary Class & Adirondack Arts & Heritage Weekend!

The Adirondack harvest is in full bloom! Begin with a special Philosophers Pub on “The World of Mushrooms with Bernie Carr - VP Northeast Mycological Federation.” Learn why mushrooms are so important to our world. Saturday,following breakfast paddle secluded Lake Clear or meander our 18,000 acre natural spa known as New York State's only wilderness canoe region.Sunday,immerse yourself in a cooking class using mushrooms not only for the vegetarian but the hearty meat lover.

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cooking class

November 9th - 11th Preparing for Holidays Wellness Weekend & Adk Arts Tours

The holiday season is around the corner. For many this can be a trying time balancing the multitude of holiday events and eating with the interest in staying healthy and fit. You can have your cake and eat it too! Relax and rejuvenate in our 18,000 acre natural spa known as New York State's only wilderness canoe region. Develop a personalized wellness package with the Adirondack Wellness Guild - participate in wellness classes - savor an interpretive wellness dinner. Immerse yourself in a culinary class “Holiday Foods - Wellness Style.” Reap the benefits from a special package with the Adirondack Arts Guild - visit their studios, be stimulated by their nature and enjoy special discounts as part of this holiday wellness package - bring something spiritual for your soul and something Adirondack artisan home for holidays.

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November 21st - 25th Adirondack Great Camp-style Thanksgiving:

Celebrate Thanksgiving in one of the last original Adirondack lodges still open to the public. A celebration of Adirondack pioneering with Old World inspirations that is symbolic of the fusion of our two families. Cathy's family's roots date back to Miles Standish and the Mayflower. As early Adirondack pioneers, her family originally built the Lodge in 1886. Ernest's family, first-generation Europeans brought their Alpine heritage to the Adirondacks. A special Thanksgiving Philosophers Pub on Adirondack culinary traditions introduces you to the holiday spirit. A Thanksgiving smorgasbord awaits you and our special classic holiday menu calls to your palate - all while you enjoy your Adirondack artisan private chalets with crackling fires and family banter. Visit historic Saranac Lake, the Wild Center, and Paul Smith's VIC or stroll the Olympic region of Lake Placid for a day. Participate in a unique Adk Arts Passport.

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November 30th - December 2nd Holidays Wellness Weekend & Adk Arts Tours

The holiday season is upon us. You can have your cake and eat it too! Relax and rejuvenate in our 18,000 acre natural spa known as New York State's only wilderness canoe region. Develop a personalized wellness package with the Adirondack Wellness Guild - participate in wellness classes - savor an interpretive wellness dinner. Immerse yourself in a culinary class “Holiday Foods - Wellness Style.” Reap the benefits from a special package with the Adirondack Arts Guild - visit their studios, be stimulated by their nature and enjoy special discounts as part of this holiday wellness package - bring something Adirondack home for holidays. Stroll the Olympic region of Lake Placid and historic Saranac Lake; visit the Wild Center and the Paul Smith's VIC.

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Cathy Culinary Class

December 14th - 16th Welcome Winterfest Weekend with Sleigh Rides

Adirondack pioneering and farming traditions come together with the European traditions of St. Nicholas with jingling sleigh rides; lantern lit wooded trails and Belgian draft horses. A special fun and interactive workshop on the history of holiday beers and tastings awaits you. Delight in marzipan pies, German chocolate cakes, and Adirondack farm grass-fed stroganoff's. Join us to kick off our holiday in winter season. Meander great Camp style in our fireside Rathskeller with delectable appetizers such as Adirondack style Salmon potato pancakes. Explore the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine and Beer Cellar savor a holiday-fest meal in our 1886 hand hewn dining room. Relax in front of your own personal fireplace in your secluded Adirondack chalet. Visit the Olympic region of Lake Placid and historic Saranac Lake.

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December 21st - January 2nd Holiday Fest: Adirondack Heritage Fest

A Lodge tradition for over 45 years! Each year we pick a different theme that combines our families Adirondack pioneering traditions with Old World roots. This year we are celebrating our Adirondack heritage. Special Philosopher Pubs on holiday traditions in the Adirondacks: what were they, what did they eat, what were some of the special activities, how did they live and what was it like 100 years ago in the Adirondack Mountains? Revel in a special culinary menu found only here at the Lodge: a re-creation and unique interpretation of Adirondack cure cottage cuisine. Cooking demonstrations, workshops and tastings on holiday beers and wines from over 300 specialty and rare beer selections get you in the holiday spirit. Special New Year's Eve and New Year's Day culinary tastes await you while you rejuvenate amid Adirondack handcrafted lodgings with crackling fireplaces and bubbling Jacuzzis. Ski or snowshoe our wooded nature trails. Have an authentic Adirondack sleigh with jingling bells and Belgian draft horses pick you up at your handcrafted lodging door and create a memory of romance and nature in our lantern lit trails. Immerse yourself in an authentic, romantic and personalized Adirondack holiday experience. Celebrate the holiday with three generations of our family. Take part in our unique offering with the Adk Arts holiday Passport. Visit the Olympic region of Lake Placid or historic Saranac Lake. Explore the Wild Center and Paul Smith's VIC.

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sleigh rides

Friday, December 21st 5PM - 7PM: Christmas Sleigh and Dine.
Sleigh Ride and Dinner - $89PP. BOOK NOW!

Special packages available for groups of 8 or more. Enjoy a classic sleigh ride with Country Dream Farms and then meander down to our Fireside Rathskeller for warm spirits of Old World Christkindlmarkt Gluhwein. Stroll to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room for our special Christmas holiday menu.

Closed to Celebrate with Family December 24th & 25th

Sunday, December 30th - Tuesday, January 2nd

A special week of Adirondack history and heritage highlighted by a one-of-a-kind menu found only here at the Lodge: a re-interpretation of Adirondack cure cottage cuisine. Join us for special tastings and demonstrations. . Have an authentic Adirondack sleigh with jingling bells and Belgian draft horses pick you up at your handcrafted lodging door and create a memory of romance and nature in our lantern lit trails. Revel in workshops and tastings on holiday beers and wines from over 250 specialty and rare beer selections from the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine and Beer Cellar. Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a special New Year's Eve and New Year's Day culinary smorgesbord await you while you rejuvenate amid Adirondack handcrafted lodgings with crackling fireplaces and bubbling Jacuzzis. Ski or snowshoe our wooded nature trails. Immerse yourself in an authentic, romantic and personalized Adirondack holiday experience. Celebrate the holiday with three generations of our family.

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Wednesday, December 26th 4 -5PM Cure Cottage Cooking Demo.
$50PP. - BOOK NOW! Special rates for family and friends.

Call for more information. Learn the historical roots of the wellness traditions of cure cottage cuisine that is interpreted only here at the Lodge. Participate in understanding how these historical principles have applicability in today's wellness cuisine. Interact with Chef Cathy Hohmeyer as she creates simple wellness foods with an Adirondack Alpine inspiration. Understand the interaction of natural herbs and spices for enhanced wellness and to naturally enhance another hallmark of Adirondack Cure Cottage cuisine: foods prepared from scratch. Take home recipes and become a member of the Adirondack Cooking School with on-line and real time programs

New Year's Eve Monday, December 31st 5 PM - 9PM.
Adirondack Heritage Celebration with Sleigh Rides, Adirondack Cure Cottage Cookery, Storytelling in one of the last original Adirondack lodges still open to the public.
Sleigh, Dine & Story telling, Midnight Champagne: $139PP. Dinner only $99PP - BOOK NOW!.
(Please call directly 518-891-1489 to check availability).

sleigh rides

Enter the world of the 19th century Adirondacks with an authentic sleigh ride with jingling bells, Belgian draft horses and lantern lit wooded trails through Country Dream's Farm. Join us for a fun and interactive Adirondack heritage cure cottage holiday smorgasbord. Enjoy a sampler of 19th and early 20th century style appetizers in the Fireside Rathskeller such as Wild-caught Pike Poppers, Adirondack style game sausages and Adirondack artisan cheeses to name a few. Revel back in time as you meander to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room and enjoy a bone broth soup and winter holiday salad to set the table for a smorgasbord of cure cottage cuisine style main entrée choices that you can sample. Adirondack grass fed stroganoff, Wild caught fish, Mushroom Crab Cakes and Lodge slow roasted roasts will stimulate your palate in delight. Meander back to the Fireside Rathskeller for delectable samplers of desserts while you prepare for a fun and interactive story-time on the Adirondack cure cottage days. Finish off your celebration with a Fireside Rathskeller champagne toast at midnight or in the seclusion of your Adirondack cabin with crackling fireplace and bubbling Jacuzzi.

New Year's Day Sleigh Ride & Dinner January 1, 2012 4 PM - 7PM.
Special Holiday Adirondack Heritage Cure Cottage Dinners and Sleigh Ride Packages available.
Dinner and sleigh ride - $89PP or dinner only $50PP - BOOK NOW!
(Please call directly 518-891-1489 to check availability).


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6319 State Route 30  ·  Lake Clear, New York 12945
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