Elk Mountain Ranch is the highest guest ranch in the…
Starting at $400 per person per night
Elk Lake Lodge, 1106, Elk Lake Road, North Hudson, Essex County, New York, 12855, United States
Starting at $650 per room per night
Built in 1904, Elk Lake Lodge, is a classic Adirondack structure featuring a large fieldstone fireplace with Adirondack and Craft Movement furniture. The lake is the centerpiece of a 12,000-acre privately-owned forest preserve in the heart of the High Peaks region, ringed by Dix, Macomb, Nippletop and Colvin mountains. Guests enjoy boating and fishing on the 600-acre Elk Lake with its open water, inlets, bays, and many islands and on the 200-acre deep glacial waters of Clear Pond. Rowboats and canoes are provided for guests.
Unique Features: The lodge was built over 100 years ago with timber from the Preserve’s forests. In the lodge you can see the giant hand hewn beams from another era. Today, the lodge minimizes their footprint today with solar power, water from aquifers and largely organic food harvested from local farms in season.
Accommodations: The lodge has six comfortable rooms, each with twin beds and private bath. There are also eight private cottages on the property, all with Adirondack mountain and Elk Lake views. Each cottage is unique, varying in size and offering seclusion for one couple or larger groups. Each Adirondack cottage has a living room and modern bath. Some of the cottages also have kitchens and fireplaces, giving you all the comforts of home while staying in the Adirondack wilderness.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Big Darling Extra Large Cottage which sits atop a wooded hill which provides excellent views of the High Peaks and Elk Lake and is a short five minute walk from the Main Lodge by an easy woods trail. The lodge can accommodate a large group of eight people or can be set up as three separate units, one downstairs and two upstairs. Big Darling 1, which is on the main floor has two bedrooms, one with two twin beds and one with a queen size bed.
Dining: Meals are served in the dining room of the main lodge. Guests dine at tables arranged around a central fireplace overlooking Elk Lake. Service includes a hearty breakfast of French toast or pancakes, a trail lunch chosen by each guest from a lunch card the night before, and a satisfying dinner of soup, salad, and a choice of two entrees, plus a homemade dessert. Vegetarian, children’s choices, and most dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice prior to arrival. A selection of wine and beer is available. Tea is served each afternoon, followed by cheese and crackers at cocktail hour.
Activities: Boating and fishing are available on the 600-acre Elk Lake with its open water, inlets, bays and many islands and on the 200-acre deep glacial waters of Clear Pond. Kayaks, Rowboats, and canoes, are provided for guests. The Elk Lake Clear Pond Preserve includes 40 miles of well-maintained private trails for the exclusive use of guests. Elk Lake is also the take-off point for state trails into the Adirondacks’ High Peaks.
Spa & Fitness: They do not have a spa or fitness center.
Location: North Hudson is a town in Essex County, New York. The population was 240 at the 2010 census. The town derives its name by being near the northern end of the Hudson River. The region was first settled around 1800. The town was formed in 1848 from the town of Moriah. Early industry was based on tanning, owing to the abundant presence of hemlock bark from the nearby forests. Later, the trees were harvested for wood pulp and saw logs. North Hudson was home to a western theme park called Frontier Town, which operated from 1952 until 1998.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK / KSLK). This airport has domestic flights from Saranac Lake, New York and is 57 miles from the center of North Hudson, NY. Another major airport is Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG / KPBG), which has domestic flights from Plattsburgh, New York and is 60 miles from North Hudson, NY. New York City is 240 miles, Montreal, Canada is 100 miles.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Brook trout are abundant in Elk Lake and it is not uncommon to hook into a two-pound Brook trout, with an occassional three pounder. Also, lake trout and landlocked salmon may be found in nearby Clear Pond. Or you may venture into the several rushing streams and mountain ponds nearby for an incredible fly fishing experience.