Experience "An Era All Its Own" A small resort on 25 acres offering Lodge rooms, romantic suites and private chalets. Awarded National Geographic - Keeping a Sense of Place PLUS the highest eco award from Audubon International 2013. Winter sleigh rides, free trails and snowshoes. Spring/Summer/Fall free canoes/kayaks, trails, Real foods restaurant is our highlight as well, we use local organic sustainable when possible.
4.2 on January 16, 2014
We were here a few years ago for dinner a few years age and always wanted to come back and stay for a weekend. So this new year's we planned a two night stay. The rooms were very quaint and and atmosphere was lovely as we expected. We were disappointed that the horse drawn carriagess were not running but that is a service outside the hotel and they do not control that. Our original trip was even better with that amenity. We just had breakfast and there were nice warm muffins out of the oven and warm coffee to wake us up. (It was cold for our stay) We also ordered waffles which seemed to be pre-made and warmed up. Not the best but OK with some nice crisp bacon and warm syrup. Service was great and the owners are delightful people. I think if they renewed the curtains and cleaned up a bit it would add to the ambiance making it less old but more cumfy cozy for a winter stay. Would and have recommended to friends!
3.8 on October 09, 2013
The hosts, Cathy & Ernest, were great hosts and provided a unique and pleasant environment for a lodge / bed and breakfast style retreat. You get what you pay for as pricing is not budget but the value is warranted. I would return.
5 on August 23, 2013
My boyfriend and I decided to take a much needed brief vacation, but did our planning in a hurry. We didn't know what to expect from the Bed & Breakfast we selected. When we pulled into the drive leading to the lodge, we were very surprised by the unspoiled setting. There were wildflowers in all directions, decorating the property. Several mini-lodges are scattered about the main house, which dates way back (you'll have to look up the date yourself). We ended up in one of the mini-lodges (the Eagle room) which looks out over the lake. For the record, the lake is truly clear. There was more than enough to do--trails to walk where we found a trove of wild blueberries, kayaks and canoes to use, bikes. The food was unbelievable. Ernest provided a bit of context prior to our dinner when he gathered all the diners in the Rathskeller. We learned some interesting history about the lodge and the values and philosophy that guide how things are done today. Chef Cathy accommodated our vegetarian diets with a delicious vegetable strudel, accompanied by an array of side dishes that easily could've been entrees themselves. My boyfriend and I are both over 50 (just slightly in my case), and while we are extremely active and engaged, we were seeking a vacation that took us away from day-to-day concerns. We wanted to unplug. The Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat provided exactly what we wanted, but it's still so close to Saranac and Lake Placid, etc, that we could bop over to check out favorite spots and then return to the peacefulness of the lodge. The owners and their lovely daughter (we didn't get a chance to meet the other kids) were the perfect hosts. I hope they take as much pleasure from sharing their home as my boyfriend and I did in staying with them. We are already planning our return visit.
5 on January 13, 2013
Our stay was amazing, Kathy and Ernest pleasantly helped us to enjoy every minute of our stay. The food and wine tasting was more then we would have thought to experience and then some. After we walked the wintery snow cover trails and gazed at the mountains over the lake. Arriving back to the cabin to sit by a beautiful wood burning fire place was the top of our peaceful and refreshing getaway. We will defiantly be returning again and this time for a much longer stay.
5 on October 02, 2010
Welcome home is the first thing I thought upon entering the charming floyer/sitting room. The Hohmeyers are perfectionists in every way... while at the same time you feel their warmth and hospitality and completely at ease roaming their beautiful property on Lake Clear. Our stay couldn't have been more wonderful, relaxing and memorable. Thank you again Ernest and Kathy! Kitty Ryan
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are glad you felt comfortable on our 25 acre property. I know that this was a unique visit with friends - we hope that you get to have fun together again soon!
25 acre estate, Airport, Countryside, Lakeside, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 75 miles
1. Head north on Airport Cir toward Airport Dr 0.2 mi 2. Turn right at Airport Dr 351 ft 3. Take the 1st left onto White St 0.8 mi 4. Slight right at Williston Rd 0.7 mi 5. Continue onto Main St 1.7 mi 6. Turn left at Battery St 413 ft 7. Take the 1st right onto King St 0.1 mi 8. Take the Burlington-Port Kent ferry to Keeseville This road may be seasonally closed Entering New York 9.8 mi 9. Continue straight onto NY-373 W/Front St Continue to follow NY-373 W 3.2 mi 10. Turn left at US-9 S 1.7 mi 11. Turn right at NY-9N S/Pleasant St Continue to follow NY-9N S 11.8 mi 12. Turn left at NY-9N S/NY-9N Scenic S/Main St Continue to follow NY-9N S/NY-9N Scenic S 6.0 mi 13. Turn right at NY-86 W/NY-86 Scenic W 5.1 mi 14. Turn left to stay on NY-86 W/NY-86 Scenic W Continue to follow NY-86 W 12.1 mi 15. Continue straight onto Main St/Mirror Lake Dr 0.9 mi 16. Slight left at NY-86 W/Saranac Ave/Sara-Placid Rd Continue to follow NY-86 W 8.4 mi 17. Turn left at River St 0.3 mi 18. Take the 3rd right onto Church St 0.4 mi 19. Turn left at Bloomingdale Ave 479 ft 20. Turn right at Broadway St 0.5 mi 21. Continue onto NY-86 W/Lake Colby Dr Continue to follow NY-86 W 4.0 mi 22. Turn left at NY-186 W 3.9 mi 23. Turn right at NY-30 N
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Adirondack Museum, Robert Louis Stevenson House, Historic Saranac Lake, Artist Walks, Wellness Walks, Olympic Venues, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Winery
BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , Lake front, canoes,kayaks, bicycles, Wine and Beer Cellar, cooking classes, wellness retreats
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sleigh Rides, Wine & Beer Cellar with Tastings, Weddings/Family Reunions, Cooking Classes, Massage and Unique Spa Services nearby, SCUBA and snorkel, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis
Ernest & Cathy Hohmeyer
We may be woodworking, cooking in the kitchen, cross-country skiing or greeting you at the front door!! Occasionally we make it down to the lake to canoe or kayak!
Breakfast inclusion depends on package booked
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten free, GAPS
We are rated 5 Leaf Platinum by Audubon International - inquire about our green programs and why staying here can make a difference.