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    The Adirondack Great Camp Dining Experience

    Lake View Dining

    Enjoy a picnic basket Great Camp Dinner, or Romantic Lakefront Dining in our Beach Gazebos

    Meander Great Camp Style

    Your table, our 25-acres. Explore our nature trails, then warm in the fireside Rathskeller and, with glass in hand, meander to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room.

    Our Culinary Fusion

    We focus on a 100-mile product philoshopy based on Chef Cathy's pioneer family who originally built the lodge in 1886. We fuse this with the Old World traditions of Ernest's European family, who bought the lodge 50 years ago.

    Beer & Wine Cellar

    Our USA TODAY featured Beer cellar has the Adirondack's largest selection of craft import brews, not to mention it was hand-crafted from two pine trees that were hit by lightning on our property.

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    Adirondack Great Camp Dinner

    Wednesday - Sunday: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

    Please note: Thursday's & Saturday's we host our new History of Adirondack Food Dinner events. Great Camp dinners are available on a limited basis.

    Bonus: Top off the evening with an optional dessert sampler while you savor a spectacular mountain-lake sunset overlooking our Great Camp lawn and secluded beach.

    Our staple dinner experience for over 50 years! Our Great Camp dinners are a forgotten Adirondack culinary experience where your table is our 25 acres. Begin your journey:

    • In the Fireside Rathskeller with the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Beer & Wine Cellar
    • Meander with glass-in-hand to our private beach on secluded Lake Clear and immerse in one of the world’s most spectacular mountain-lake sunsets!
    • Wander back to the Lakeview Retreat Center or 1886 main lodge for dinner.

    Three Generations of the Hohmeyer Family Invite You

    Step back in time to a 100 mile product philosophy based on Chef Cathy’s family who built originally built the Lodge in 1886. We fuse this with the Old World traditions of Ernest’s European family who bought the Lodge over 50 years ago. Together, the Lodge is the oldest continuing operating lodge in the Adirondack Park. We honor traditional or real foods wellness cooking including:

    • Fresh vegetable stocks
    • Slow roasts
    • Hand-cut meats
    • Bone broths
    • Natural herbs and spices

    All prepared in a unique "culinary naturopathy" cuisine as one of only seven Audubon International Platinum Green Hotels.

    Sample entrée choices may include (choices vary each evening):

    • Our famous Schnitzels
    • Adirondack Farm Grass-fed Beef Stroganoff
    • Wild Caught Salmon
    • Lodge Garden & Local Garden Vegetable Strudels
    • Lodge Smoked Pork

    Dinners include vegetable stock & bone broth soups, Chef Accompaniments (choices vary each evening) such as fresh Lodge garden and farm vegetables, red cabbage, ancient grains such as quinoa, spatzle or hand-grated potato pancakes.

    Add on!

    • Nightly selection of appetizers such as the Best-of-the-Wursts
    • Lodge prepared desserts from Marzipan to Adirondack Mountain Berry Pie to Strudels.
    • 30 Minute Cooking Demo highlighting the "Common Roots: of a seasonal dish of one of the 5 Eras of Adirondack food. $20PP. Children under 10 free. Time: 5:00PM.
    • 30 Minute History of Beer Workshop & Tasting. Each month the history theme changes. Sample 6 different craft beers from around the world! $20PP. Must be 21 with ID. Time: 5:30PM

    Space limited, please call ahead. Restaurant open to the public as well as Lodge guests.

    Adirondack 3-Course Great Camp Dinner: $50pp

    *Menu is for sample purposes only. Dishes subject to change with season and the fresh local ingredients available.

    Special Adirondack
    Heritage Activities

    5:00PM: Heritage Cooking Demo

    Cathy's family originally built the Lodge in 1886 as a stage-coach inn, post-office and trading post. We have combined this heritage with Ernest's Old World family who bought the Lodge nearly 50 years ago. Learn how to make a Lodge classic strudel with Chef Cathy and staff that you can eat for dessert, all in 30 minutes or less!
    $15 per person.

    5:30PM: History of Beer Workshop & Tasting

    A 30 minute workshop that takes you through the History of Beer! While you learn sample 5 different craft import brews from around the world. Travel through time through the 3 revolutions of beer. Did you know, in the 1800's the Adirondacks were the largest hop growing region in the U.S.?
    $20 per person.

    Check out our Great Camp Dining Experience!