Escape to the bygone era of simplicity and elegance that is showcased in our 1850 Adirondack country home. Sitting majestically in Essex County, New York, you will find the B&B neatly tucked between mountains, brooks and pines. We are minutes from world class skiing,downhill and cross-country, and many, many trailheads for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and hiking. The 3000 lakes and streams of the Adirondacks provide many opportunities for water sports.Upon arrival at the Alpine Homestead you will be warmly welcomed by the innkeepers, Barry & Peggy Mix and introduced to the small Irish community of Olmstedville, in the town of Minerva. Mornings will begin with a hearty multicoursed breakfast that will prepare you to relax with a book or take part in the many seasonal activities that are at our doorstep. Come.Stay.Enjoy!
Garnet Hill is one of a few classic Adirondack lodges that remain today. Located on a gentle hill overlooking a beautiful pristine lake, with miles of private ski and hiking trails and surrounded by forever wild protected state land, the lodge is the focal point of a special place that offers guests and visitors options for activity as well as rest and relaxation.
Nestled in the Adirondack Mountains, overlooking pristine Thirteenth Lake, our storied inn offers an historic Adirondack setting for individuals, couples, and families to escape from the hectic pace of everyday life and surround themselves with the serenity of nature. Our guests can choose to hike, swim, paddle, bike… or just settle into an Adirondack chair on front lawn and drink in the views with a good book.
Over the years, Garnet Hill has become nationally known for the excellence of its cross country skiing, both trails and programs. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the very best Nordic ski centers in the country. Winter opens up 50 km of beautifully groomed cross-country ski trails, countless miles of back country and snowshoe trails and it’s only 15 minutes to downhill skiing at Gore Mountain.
The Lodge or Log House as it is known, is reminiscent of an Adirondack Great Camp. The original structure — built in 1936 by Mr. Frank Hooper — offers a casual, friendly atmosphere with bed and breakfast guest service. Our location provides excellent access to many activities, indoor and out, that provide a unique opportunity for couples and families to reconnect. Our full service restaurant is open to the public and nourishes all our guests with freshly prepared, hearty country cuisine.