Adirondak Loj at Heart Lake
In 1890, Henry Van Hoevenberg opened the original Adirondack Lodge near Lake Placid, NY. From its location on the shore of Heart Lake, he built trails up the surrounding High Peaks; led, taught, and encouraged the earliest hikers; and told stories around the campfire. More than a hundred years later, you can still enjoy those same traditions of mountain hospitality, recreation, and education.
The current Adirondak Loj, built in 1927, has space for 38 guests in a combination of private rooms, family bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads and soups, are served in our rustic dining room. The comfortable living room with its stone fireplace is perfect for recounting the day's adventures or just relaxing with a book from our Adirondack library.
The Great Room is a great place to relax after a hike or share stories of adventures past and present. The room has ample seating to accommodate Loj guests. During the cooler months of the year you can sit by the fire and browse a variety of literature in the library. There is a variety of books on local and regional history, as well as hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering. All of this can be enjoyed while sipping a hot beverage from the drink station. For the technologically inclined there is free wifi. There is no cell phone service at the Loj but there is a pay phone available to make calls.
The Loj has a dining room that seats 48, all meals are served family style and are available to our guests and the public (reservations need to be made by 11a.m.). Breakfast, a trail lunch, and dinner are all available at the Loj. Guests staying in the Loj have breakfast included with their room. The Loj makes a great dinner destination for those who are staying in Lake Placid. You can enjoy a walk around Heart Lake or a short hike up Mt Jo before or after your meal, as well as hear great stories from fellow guests while eating.
The Adirondak Loj has five private rooms; each room accommodating two people. There are two rooms on the second floor with one king bed, two rooms on the ground floor with two twin beds, and one room also on the ground floor with 1 queen bed. All rooms are simple and rustic and have either a lake view or wooded view. Each room has a dresser, coat hangers, mirror, and linens and towels are provided. All rooms share a common set of bathrooms.
Four and Six-Person Bunkrooms
The Loj has two 6-person bunkrooms and one 4-person bunkroom; the rooms are co-ed and reserved by the bed. The 6-person rooms have 3 sets of bunk beds and the 4-person bunkroom has two sets of bunk beds. Each room has a dresser, bedside shelving, coat hooks, a common dresser, and a mirror. All linens and towels are provided. All rooms share a common set of bathrooms.
The loft is a large 12-person room on the second floor with 12 single beds; the room is co-ed and is reserved by the bed. The loft has a bright and roomy feel due to the added light from skylights and windows overlooking Heart Lake. Each bed has bedside shelving, coat hooks, and linens and towels are provided. There is a small changing room for privacy, and all rooms share a common set of bathrooms.
To make a reservation call 518-523-3441
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