Sleigh Rides Plus Dine, Stay and Activity Packages
By Reservation For Sleigh, Dine and/or Stay Packages; Call (518)-891-1489 For Sleigh rides or group inquiries call(518)-891-1489 General Dates and Hours: December 27th - March 8th Daily Dec 27th- New Year, weekends, Valentines Day period and other holidays
Sleigh Ride Activity Packages*
How do you do it?!
1. Pick the sleigh ride of your choice:
A. Group ride
B. Private sleigh ride for 2-8
We work with Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club and Adirondack Farms to provide sleigh rides on our interpretive trails. To support their efforts proceeds go directly to them. As such sleigh ride activities are not part of our Lodge packages.
2. Add-on a Lodge activity to your sleigh ride package:
Your lodging package already comes with a meal plan. Add to it with a host of Adirondack Winterfest interactive activities. Subject to availability and minimum participation:
Winterfest Culinary Packages
Winterfest Beer & Wine Activities
Tasting a unique Adirondack Alps cuisine focusing on local "100 Mile" flavors with Old World Holiday flair...
Sleigh & Adirondack Great Woods Holiday: December 27th-March 8th
Magical Sleigh Rides by Reservation- daily thru the Holidays, weekends and group special requests
Group rides $30/adult; $10 children under 10; Private ride $150
Have a merry time as your master sleigh driver drives an Adirondack Sleigh with jingling bells on our lantern-filled nature trails in NYS's only wilderness canoe region.
Holiday Cooking Demonstrations...
Fun, interact & educate with Adirondack/Old World Holiday Cooking demonstrations of lindsor torts and chocolate canoes through the Old World Kitchen.
Special Holiday Wine & Beer Workshops & Tastings
Taste, sample & learn the history of holiday brews & wines with a workshop & tasting from the
Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar with the Adirondacks largest selection of specialty craft import beers as well as several hundred boutique wines.
A Special Holiday Culinary Treat...
Savor a gastronomic delight featuring an Adirondack 100 Mile local focus with Old World flair. This will be culminating in our 47th New Year's Eve Special tasting Dinner with Adirondack story-tellers. Finish off the celebration with what has been a staple for over 3 generations of our family – our famous New Year's Day brunch!
Explore the St. Regis Wilderness & Olympic Regions filled with special Holiday Events...
Explore 1st Night in Historic Saranac Lake; mesmerize yourself with Ski Jumping competitions; visit the Wild Center; cross country ski to the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center; ride or visit the Olympic venues – all of these activities are within 25 minutes of our Adirondack Great Camp-style base lodge!
Slumber Your Nights Away in Hand-crafted Lodgings...
Relax & restore in "miniature Adirondack Great Camps" built from wood from the property with fireplaces, jacuzzis and hydrotherapy steam showers...
Sleigh & Winterfest Experiences January 3rd – March 8th group rides $30/adult; $10 children under 10.
Choose from a winter wonderland of group activities from our Adirondack Great Camp-style base lodge!
• Sleigh Rides
• Sleigh & Adirondack Great Camp Dining Experiences
• Ein Stein Pub & Sleigh
• Adirondack Winterfest Cooking Classes
• History of Ice Wines & Ice Bocks Workshops & Tastings
• Stay, Dine & Adirondack Story-telling
• Immerse Your Group in world-class sporting events in the Olympic Region
• Visit & Interact with Historic Saranac Lake, the Wild Center & the Paul Smith's Visitor Interpretive Center
Sleigh Rides Options
Group rides $30/adult; $10/children under 10
Ride with Master Driver Bob Brhel, Associate Professer of Paul Smith's College Draft Horse Club. Relive another time with jingling Adirondack sleighs and Canadian draft horses on lantern filled nature trails in New York Sate's only wilderness canoe region...where Einstein relaxed.
Adirondack Classic Sleigh Rides
Ride with nature of the Great Woods with an authentic Adirondack sleigh and a team of Canadian draft horses. Each sleigh holds up to 8 and is a 30 minute ride that leaves on the hour through our nature trails and down to the shores of Lake Clear. Lantern-lit wooded trails light the fun and romance of a bygone era. It is a personal experience where you can pet the horses!
$30PP with children under 10 @ $10.
Group Sleigh Ride rates and special packages available.
Romantic lantern lit Private Sleigh Rides for 2!.......$150/couple, 45 minutes
Wish to celebrate a special occasion or simply wanting to create a special moment amidst the natural wonderment of Adirondack nature in the wilderness where Ralph Waldo Emerson and William James Stillman created the 19th C Philosopher's Camp?! Take-in a private sleigh ride serenaded with jingling bells and the romance of lantern filled wilderness trails amidst the shores of the Adirondack mountain-lake region. $150 per couple for a 45 minute private and romantic ride.
Special romance packages available including special times, heartwarming flowers, champagne and a romantic dinner for 2 as we bring you to the doorstep of a magical and original 1886 Adirondack lodge – or your artisan lodging!
Please call before you head out the door – Winterfest times vary with the season!
Sleigh, Dine & Stay Options:
Adirondack Great Camp Dining
Meander Great Camp style where our entire 25-acres is yours for the evening! Begin in the Fireside Rathskeller and explore the hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar. Add to your dinner experience with a Winterfest appetizer sampler in front of the fire and a unique opportunity to enjoy a Beer & Wine Tasting Sampler! Then meander to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room and immerse yourself in a Great Woods dining experience. End the evening in one of our 3 styles of artisan lodgings from our sup & snooze rooms to spa chalets with fireplaces or our lake-view suites with Jacuzzi's. Immerse yourself in a romance experience where the sleigh picks you up at your hand-crafted lodging door! Dinner per adult $45pp
Ein Stein Pub & Sleigh
Our Ein Stein Pub is a lighter fare where Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer selects one of her favorite dishes and serves it with her Winterfest salad and nightly homemade dessert. On scheduled evenings there is live Adirondack music or storytelling. You can personalize the experience by adding Winterfest appetizers.
Pub: $30PP. Pub and Sleigh: $60
Classic Winterfest Dinner & Sleigh
Immerse yourself in a Lodge tradition for nearly 50 years: our classic Winterfest Great Camp style dinner. Our 3-course dinner is a unique experience that begins in the Fireside Rathskeller with hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar and then a meandering to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room. The menu changes each evening and includes 8-12 main entrée choices from vegetarian to typically wild caught fish to local grass-fed meats and Old World delights. See menu descriptions.
Dinner: $50PP with children under 10 half-price. Winterfest dinner and sleigh ride - $80. Personal Romantic Sleigh for 2 and Winterfest 3-course classic dinner experience: $250.
Special Group Rates Available for 12 or more. Please contact us directly.
Special Holiday Packages
Christmas to New Years, Winter Carnival and Valentine's week are special times at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat:
Adirondack Great Camp Holiday Tastings, Stay & Sleigh Ride Packages
A Private Sleigh for 2 awaits you on lantern-lit trails. Take-in & 5-course 20 Samplers Tasting Adirondack Heritage Interpretive Dinner filled with Take-home recipes. Revel in an authentic Adirondack journey:
Begin in the Fireside Rathskeller with a sampler of our signature Winterfest Appetizers such as Wild Caught Pike Poppers, Adirondack-style Game & Old World Sausages in Bamberg Smoked Beer and Adirondack Artisan Cheeses.
Meander to the 1886 hand-hewn dining room and continue the culinary exploration of our signature nightly soup and Winterfest salad. Immerse yourself in a main entrée sampler of Winterfest Vegetable Strudels, Adirondack Grass-fed Stroganoffs, and Heritage Schnitzels. The options vary nightly and these are only savory samplers.
In the warmth of our Fireside Rathskeller or the warmth of your artisan lodging delight in a trio of Adirondack Alps dessert samplers. A great way to end the evening!
Holiday Great Camp Culinary Tasting, Full Breakfast, Sleigh ride, 2 nights' artisan lodging & host of holiday activities throughout our 25-acre estate begins at $339PP!
Add to Your Experience
What Adirondack Life magazine calls an "incredible sensory experience…where this hands-on fun is only part of the draw"
Wine & Beer Tastings & Workshops
Before dinner sample and learn from the Adirondack's only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar
Ein Stein Pub
Meet & have dinner with an Adirondack artisan. Explore their work and enjoy a beer with them!
For Special Occasions or Groups
Special group pricing available! Create your own personalized Adirondack Great Camp-style Great Woods Experience package!
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