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 Adirondak Loj is the gateway to the High Peaks Region. Right from our doorstep you can explore the tallest peaks in NY, spectacular mountain passes, pristine lakes, and picturesque waterfalls. If you aren't looking for tall peaks and long hikes there are plenty of shorter hikes nearby. The 2-mile round trip up Mount Jo offers some of the most spectacular views around and is right behind the Adirondak Loj. If you want to learn more about the natural or cultural history of the area, you may consider attending an educational program. All of this is located just outside of Lake Placid, host of the 1932 and 1980 winter olympic games.
Located on Heart Lake just outside of Lake Placid, NY the Adirondak Loj offers a wilderness feel in close proximity to many conveniences in town. The Adirondak Loj serves breakfast and dinner, as well as offers a trail lunch to our guests. There are plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing opportunities right out the door, or you may want to relax by the lake or the fireplace.
The Adirondak Loj has a rich and storied history. Triumph, tragedy, and romantic love affairs can all be found in the history of the Loj.