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Enjoy a Quintessential Adirondack Summer Experience at Garnet Hill Lodge

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Sunlight filters through the towering pines of the Adirondacks, dappling the crystal-clear surfaces of countless lakes. Nestled amidst this picturesque wilderness, Garnet Hill Lodge invites you to enjoy a quintessential summer experience.

Whether you’re a family yearning for adventure-filled days, a couple seeking a romantic retreat, or a group of friends reconnecting amidst the beauty of nature, the lodge offers a haven packed with Adirondack summer activities, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking scenery.

front of a rustic lodge in the evening

Rustic Charm Meets Modern Comfort

Step back in time and embrace the rustic charm that defines the Adirondack experience. The historic Log House, placed on a hillside overlooking the shimmering expanse of Thirteenth Lake, embodies the very essence of the region.

rustic lounge with fireplace

Inside, cozy guest rooms in the lodge provide a tranquil retreat after a day of exploration. Unwind amidst exposed wooden beams and comfortable furnishings, the perfect relaxation space to soothe tired muscles and recount your adventures.

Choose from charming accommodations within the Log House itself or the inviting Tea House and Birch Cottages, all thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Each room provides a welcoming sanctuary to return to.

Culinary Delights Await at The Log House Restaurant

dining room in rustic restaurant

Experience a medley of flavors at The Log House Restaurant, where culinary artistry meets the bounty of the Adirondacks. The restaurant’s menu is a captivating exploration of classic American dishes reimagined with a unique Adirondack twist.

Using the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from nearby farms and purveyors whenever possible, the chefs create dishes that tantalize the taste buds and nourish the soul.

Enjoy a juicy, perfectly grilled steak with seasonal vegetables bursting with flavor, or indulge in a comforting bowl of pasta tossed in a delectable sauce made with local cheeses and herbs. Savor every bite while lounging in the panorama of mountains and lake that unfolds from the restaurant’s picture-perfect windows.

The combination of mouthwatering cuisine and stunning views offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Unleashing Your Inner Explorer: Summer Fun on the Trails

Garnet Hill Lodge is your gateway to a summer wonderland brimming with outdoor adventures.

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a journey of discovery along a network of nature trails right outside the front door. There are a variety of options to choose from, including 600 acres of ski trails, and well-marked and well-maintained trails leading into the Adirondack backcountry.

three hikers

Map out your route to the Hooper Mine, Balm of Gilead Mountain, William Blake Pond, or other scenic sights. Our Outdoor Center also offers full- and half-day guided hikes that are popular with groups.

For those seeking a thrill, go for a ride on our adrenaline-pumping mountain biking trails. The varied terrain includes single-track mountain biking trails, as well as the ski trails and dirt and gravel roads. Some paths will bring you to amazing views of the high peaks, while others will take you through peaceful woods.

a mountain biker through the woods

Giant Hardtail Mountain Bikes, Fat Tire Bikes, and E-Bikes are available to rent at our Outdoor Center, eliminating the need to bring your own equipment. This allows you to focus solely on the joy of the ride.

Embrace the Pristine Beauty of Thirteenth Lake

a scenic lake

After a day of exploration, cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Thirteenth Lake. Guests can enjoy a private sandy beach, complete with a shallow area perfect for smaller children.

You can also plan a fun paddling adventure on the water. We maintain a fleet of canoes and kayaks available for lodge guests to use. During the peak summer season, it is recommended to reserve your boat in advance.

See Who Can Win at Disc Golf & Pickleball

disc golf course in the woods

Feeling a sense of playful competition? Challenge your family or friends to a game of disc golf on our course that winds its way through the woods. Everyone is free to use the course, and disc rentals cost just $15 for three discs.

Or, test your reflexes and coordination on the lodge’s pickleball courts, available for overnight guests. Garnet Hill provides all the necessary equipment, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable experience.

Craft Your Adirondack Getaway

Garnet Hill Lodge is more than just a place to stay; it’s a gateway to crafting unforgettable summer memories. Start planning your Adirondack adventure today and discover the magic that awaits you.

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