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!
Click "enlarge" at left to see more photos. Located in our Lakehouse, just a few hundred yards from Lake Clear, this spacious second-floor lodging was made for rest and relaxation. A open, one room with private bath with shower, this suite features a crafted queen size bed. Includes breakfast.
A spa suite. Located within yards of the shores of Lake Clear, this romantic lodging offers a queen bed and separate sitting area with fold-out sofa. The Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom has a romantic view of the room's centerpiece: an Old-World antique woodburning woodstove. Ski or snowshoe from your door or have a private sleigh pick you up for a romantic lantern lit ride
A spa suite. This suite features full kitchen, living room with large woodburing fireplace, and gorgeous lake views. The spa-style bath features double-soaking jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower. This is the downstairs suite of the Guesthaus. Full kitchen amenities - breakfast available in our dining room at extra cost. Master bedroom plus augment bedroom.
Click "enlarge" at left to see more photos. Just yards from the beach, this romantic hideway includes a king bed, separate sitting area with pull-out sofa, and double jacuzzi tub with lake view. This is a private suite on one end of the Lakehouse. Includes breakfast.
Click "enlarge" at left to see more photos! April Melody: A cozy 900 sq foot 2-bedroom private chalet with woodburning fireplace and custom wood accents. Relax, watch the fire, and enjoy the Adirondack craftsmanship of the partial cathedral ceiling in the living areas. Hike, ski or bike outside your door. Full kitchen amenities - breakfast available in our dining room at extra cost. Woodland view, the lake front is "just around the corner".
Click "enlarge" at left to see more photos. This eco-conscious lodging features wonderful wood accents that originated from trees felled where the building now stands. Sink into luxurious leather couches and enjoy the romantic crackle of the woodstove in the living area. Or enjoy the distant sunset beachview. Pamper yourself with the king bed and aromatherapy steam shower. Escape to read - or write a good book in the cozy 2nd floor loft. Includes breakfast.
See more photos by clicking enlarge at left. Guide's Cabin: Snuggle into this private, cozy, one room spa chalet. Beautiful custom wood and fabric interior. Watch a colorful sunset over Lake Clear through the large picture window over the spacious lawn. Relax in the double jacuzzi tub near the queen bed as you watch a woodburning fireplace. Includes breakfast. see more photos https://picasaweb.google.com/oldworldeatery
Loons Watch Suite, kitchen, fireplace, jet tub
Canopy Room, king bed, shower
November Moon, fireplace, kitchen
25 acre estate, Airport, Countryside, Lakefront, Small town, Village
Albany, NY (ALB-Albany County) 75 miles
At the junction or Rts 186 and 30, just 2 miles from the Adirondack Airport (SLK),8 miles west of Saranac Lake,20 minutes from Lake Placid,NY. Plattsburgh International Airport is the closest major airport, we are a 2.5 hour drive north of Albany,NY. Two hours south of Montreal, 2 hours from Ottawa, 3.5hours from Syracuse, NY. From Saranac Lake take rt 186 west, turn onto 186 west - we are 4 miles down on the right - sign says THE LODGE.
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, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Spa, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , 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