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    Re-energize in the Adirondack Spirit!

    We welcome your group to our Adirondack Great Camp Style Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat. We specialize in Adirondack Discovery experiences. Here your group venue is more than a room – it is an Adirondack Great Lodge immersion.

    Beautiful Mountain Lake Sunsets
    Personalized Packages
    Lake View Great Camp Sunset
    Diverse Gathering Spaces
    Adirondack Wedding Packages
    Unique Retreat Services
    Artisan Cabins and Lake View Suites
    Hand-crafted Lodgings
    Lake Clear Fall Colors

    Great Woods Group Experience Packages

    The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat offers three Group Experience packages - all which may be personalized. We have performed simple gatherings to beautiful Adirondack Great Camp Style experiences that have utilized our entire 25-acre property.

    Rustic Simplicity Package The Classic Business Experience The Great Camp Business Package
    Our Lake View Sunset Great Camp

    Adirondack Rustic Simplicity

    Our Adirondack Rustic Simplicity package offers you the taste of the Great Woods that is an elegant but simple group experience and the most value conscious.

    Events:

    • Generally held in one location, typically our Lake View Retreat Center.
    • The menu is streamlined and served buffet style within the Lodge culinary philosophy.

    A typical weekend destination beings with a Friday night informal Philosopher's Pub menu with cash bar. Following day's breakfast and lunch as well as lodging are individual geust's responsibilities and can be served to them by the Lodge on a guest-by-guest basis. Formal group events such as reception and dinner can be sponsored by the group host.

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    3-Day Rustic Simplicity Destination Package includes:

    • One venue for group activities
    • Group sponsored Great Camp Dinner one evening

    Host group activities and food start at approximately $100 - $120 per guest. Group lodging rates that require minimum participation average between $84PP in the off-season to $98PP in season. All rates do not include tax, gratuity and incidntals such as bar, etc.

    The Classic Experience

    A Lodge staple for over 50 years, you can savor a taste of our Adirondack Experience.

    • Typical events are held in 2 facilities. For example, you begin with a tented mountain-lake sunset reception on our secluded beach with served h'ordeuvres and a beer and wine bar. Other options include the Fireside Rathskeller. Guests then meander to the Lake-view Retreat Center for dinner and evening reception.
    • The menu is more expansive with a blend of classic and 100 Mile focused foods. A sampling of our Classic culinary fare may include appetizer samplers of Adriondack and classic delectables such as Adirondack Trou Poppers and Adirondack Alps Wursts. Dinner is a complete 3-course delight with our famous hand-stocked soup, seasonal salad and choice of main entrée.
    • In the Classic Experience, to give more of a destination feel and group camaraderie, experience groups can choose more activities. These may include breakfast, picnic lunch and beer/wine.
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    3-Day Classic Destination Package Includes:

    • Two venues for group activities
    • Served h'ordeuvres and beer and wine bar
    • Expanisve Adirondack "100 Mile" Menu with soup, salad, choice of main entrée and dessert
    • Group breakfast one morning

    Host group activities and food start at approximately $130 - $165 per guest. All rates do not include tax, gratuity and incidentals such as bar, etc.

    A Special Adirondack Mountain Lake Sunset

    Adirondack Great Camp Package

    This is our favorite style of gathering where we partner with you to "build your own special event" within our Great Camp philosophy. Here, our entire 25-acre facilities can be yours to exclusively explore.

    • You can begin with a Lake-side or Fireside Rathskeller reception with full bar. Guests then meander to the Lake View Retreat Center for a formal dinner.
    • A full Adirondack Alps breakfast is served each day with a departure brunch.
    • The menu brings out the best of our culinary staple of a "100 mile" focus with Old World essences symbolized by our National Geographic Traveler award for "keeping a sense of place". Entrées such as smoked game dishes, vegetarian pastries, stone-ground dumplings, and slow cooked roasts are just but a few samplers you can choose from. Conclude the evening with samplers of the best of Adirondack desserts.
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    3-Day Adirondack Great Camp Experience:

    The Great Camp Experience is an all-inclusive destination package. Think of it as an Adirondack cruise ship experience!

    In this 3-day all inclusive experience, investments that include food, lodging, facilities and special activities start at approximately $200 - $275 per guest. All rates do not include tax, gratuity and incidentals such as bar, etc.

    Personalized Events and Retreats

    Diverse Settings of Great Camp Style Gathering Spaces...

    The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat offers full group amenities in an original hand-crafted artisan style.

    • – Our Lake View Retreat Center with vaulted Great Camp style ceiling, immense fireplace, stone patio and beautiful mountain lake view accommodates 100 guests. It also includes full 21st century amenities with an intergrated audio and visual system.
    • – The heart and soul of our culinary based experience: our 50 seat Adirondack Alps restaurant in the 1886 Hand-hewn Dining Room. Our cuisine is a heritage based fusion stirred by 4 generations focusing on a 100-mile product philosophy.
    • – A truly unique reception room is our Fireside Rathskeller with large stone fireplace. It also houses the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar featured in USA TODAY.
    • The Outdoor Beer & Wine Garden. An informal outdoor garden strategically located between the 1886 Main Lodge and the covered walkway to the Lake View Retreat Center.
    The 1886 Hand-hewn Lodge Dining Room

    Unique Retreat Facilitation Services...

    The Lodge also offers a unique facilitation service for retreats. We have on-staff meeting facilitators that can develop unique group team building immersions. Owners Ernest & Cathy Hohmeyer bring unique facilitation skills. Ernest's profession for over 30 years was rural sustainability providing opportunities for fun and educational workshops on Adirondack life and organizational sustainability.

    Option Retreat Experiences can Include:

    • – Arrival evening or following morning orientation. Our family and staff can provide you with a 30-minute overview of the incredibly diverse seasonal outdoor and indoor interactive experiences you can engage in as well as current offerings.
    • – Philosopher Pub Dinner & Discussion Series. Right down the road was the famous 19th C Philosopher's Camp of Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James Stillman who pontificated on the issues of their time amidst our Great Woods. In that spirit, we can create an interactive dinner discussion where you gather round-table style with an invited speaker.
    • – Beer & Wine Workshops. From the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Beer & Wine Cellar with the Park's largest selection of craft import beers and boutique wines from around the world with an emphasis on sustainable farming.
    • – Adirondack Discovery Passport. We work with a wide variety of organizations and businesses to package your own "Adirondack Discovery" stay. This is available year round with an emphasis on seasonal activities such as exploring the Wild Center and unique rail bikes to cross-country skiing at the Paul Smith's College VIC and experiencing maple sugaring.
    • – And much, much more!
    Hand-crafted Chalets with Fireplaces

    Our Artisan Lodgings...

    We offer three styles of accommodations:

    • Four Supp & Snooze Rooms each with differing motifs and all with individual baths in our 1886 heritage Main Lodge.
    • Five Individual Hand-crafted Chalets designed to be spaciously set apart throughout our 25 acres are largely built from milled wood from our property. Chalets have fireplaces with miniature Adirondack Great Camp feel.
    • Six Lakeside Suites with fireplaces, sitting decks and incredible lake views. Built back from the shore to protect our lakefront where you will definitely hear the calls of the loons and may see our resident bald eagle, ice fishermen or cross-country skiers on the lake.