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2013 Audubon International "5 Green Leaf" Award ~ 2011 Inclusion Adirondack Style Great Camps & Lodges ~ 2009 Top 10 New York State Romantic Inns ~ 2008 National Geographic Traveler Award "Sense of Place"

It is the 1800's in the Adirondack wilderness and you find yourself in a fireside chat in an Adirondack historical lodge espousing on the future of man and nature with the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson who participated in a "Philosophers Camp" not far from our door. In the crystal clear morning as the sun rises over New York State's only wilderness canoe region your meandering eye catches Albert Einstein sailing on secluded Lake Clear.


You are winding down from an interactive day of thought provoking ideas and memories filled with the melodic rippling of sunlit canoes or crystal snow-capped skis. All are painted with idle chatter of conversations you have not had in years. The deep breathes of cool, clear mountain air relaxes and stimulates in a way that reawakens you for something new, that has both an intellectual and heart-felt savory spice. Aromas of wild game and fresh vegetables seasoned with Adirondack herbs are hand-picked by your Adirondack culinary guide.

Continue your conversations with an interactive Philosopher's Pub fireside chat. Your senses spurred by the delicacies prepared by two families that fuse Adirondack pioneering traditions with Old World flair. Adirondack grass-fed sautes, stews and Old World smoked biers whet the palate finished with savory linzer tortes and chocolate canoes.


It is within this unique environment that we offer interpretive vacation experiences, educational retreats and an authentic sense of place for special celebrations and inspirational meetings.


To our Adirondack Great Camp style Lodge & Retreat.We offer a �Great Woods� experience and have recently built a �green� and hand-crafted lake-view Retreat Center that punctuates our 25-acre estate. We can now offer a full range of gathering spaces ranging from the new Lake-view Retreat Center to the Fire-side Rathskeller or our 1886 hand-hewn dining room to a secluded lakefront tent on picturesque Lake Clear�where Einstein relaxed.


Our niche is the portal to New York State�s only wilderness canoe region where you can directly immerse yourself in a part of the Adirondack Park that remains virtually unchanged. There is an incredibly diverse wealth of outdoor and indoor experiences for all ages in the midst of our 25-acre estate as well as the surrounding natural, historic and Olympic regions.


We have operated the Lodge for 3 generations and specialize in intimate and personal events. You can sense this everywhere you go on the estate from carefully milled wood from the property that is the essence of your artisan built lodging to the nurtured tastes of a �100 Mile� locally focused seasonal cuisine flavored with Old World essences.

An Adirondack Destination...

We are in the midst of one of the largest examples of private-public land stewardship in the world: the 6 million acre Adirondack Park.

The uniqueness of the Lodge is that we can offer you a cosmopolitan experience: from the serenity of our 25 acres with 3 acres and private beach on Lake Clear as part of the St. Regis Wilderness canoe region to being on the door step of the Olympic region with historic Saranac Lake and Lake Placid � home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Humanists, artisans, writers, poets, and historically recognized environmentalists have made the Adirondacks their home and have been influenced by its beauty.

Our 1886 main Lodge is a holistic part of this Adirondack alpine history as one of the last original lodges still open to the public fused with 21 C amenities of eco-chalets, hydrotherapy steam showers, the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar and our new hand-crafted lake-view Retreat Center.

Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat
6319 State Route 30  ·  Lake Clear, New York 12945

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