One of the Last & First of Its Kind Await You…

Old World heirlooms

Pioneering and Old World heirlooms welcome you in. Feel time step back to the gilded age of the Adirondack Great Camps. Our welcome warmed by generations of excited guests and residents when the main Lodge served as a post-office, inn and trading post...

Generations of family will guide your stay. Crackling fireplaces, bubbling jacuzzies, a serene lake-view and healing woods await you where you can be ferried away from your private cabin door by a romantic horse-drawn sleigh or the eager anticipation of a sunset paddle.

It is yesterday's time with tomorrow's eco-conscious flair...

The Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat is one of the last of its kind. Family built and operated by 4 generations that honor the self-determination, pioneering spirit and love of nature in this rugged and majestic land. Along with the laughter and memories of our guests, a sense of place has been created that is personable, original and authentic. Father's and “Opa's” have poured their imagination, creativity and heart, one hand-hewn beam at a time. Mother's and “Omi's” have tended the gardens and individually prepare each dish for our unique Adirondack Alps cuisine. The newest generation have hand-painted the walls, tables and chairs built from milled wood from the property.


The bond of 4 generations in combination with our guests and natural setting, have created our holistic nature. We have become a portal where each generation of guest and family adds life to the other. You can feel it as you walk the silent woods and take in the aromas of fresh stocks and roasts sifting through the hallways. Today our 25 acre estate is filled with a pioneering spirit that provides a natural foundation of eco-conscious living wrapped into 21st C amenities. You can walk the same untouched woods, see the same glorious mountain-lake sunset as Albert Einstein and at the end of the day immerse in the comforts of hydrotherapy steam showers and warm fires. Our world is carefully hand-crafted in the spirit sensitive to early generations of family and guests.

An Adirondack Mountain-lake Portal

Our ambience the imagination we have created. Explore the hand-hewn dining room where your table is yours for evening. Meander Great Camp style to our hand- built and magnificent Fireside Rathskeller where the menu is personally explained to you. Explore the Adirondack's only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar, share an Adirondack Alps appetizer next to the fire or the outdoor Beer and Wine Garden – or with glass in hand simply stroll to one of most spectacular mountain lake sunsets that will flame your soul.

Our 1886 original lodge is canvassed throughout our 25-acres by our new Lake-view Retreat Center and eco-chalets, nature trails, spacious lake-side suites and romantic B&B rooms. Each warmed by the labor of love of several generations working side-by-side meticulously designing them to give each a story to tell.

Our 25-acre Adirondack estate is a painting in time, a portal to the life of the Adirondack Great Camps of yesteryear brushed with 21st C eco-conscious amenities. Drift to another part of you inspired by one of the world's most incredible mountain-lake sunsets on our 3-acre lake front on secluded Lake Clear…where Einstein contemplated.

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Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat
6319 State Route 30  ·  Lake Clear, New York 12945
518-891-1489 or (877)6 ADK ALPS

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