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Unexpected Elegance in the Heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. A bucolic turn of the century farmhouse with the luxury of modern times.
The Bark Eater Inn has hosted guests for more than 150 years. Originally a stagecoach stop, the inn is located on an old family farm nestled among the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains, at the entrance to Lake Placid’s Olympic Region and minutes from the village of Lake Placid and Whiteface Ski Resort.
In 2013 the Bark Eater Hospitality Group acquired the property and began undertaking extensive renovations to the buildings and grounds. Historic buildings were lovingly restored – paint was removed from original wide board floors milled from the property – guest rooms were outfitted with beautiful new bathrooms and the finest linens and amenities. While the buildings historic charm remains, guests will relish the unexpected elegance in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks.
The Bark Eater’s magnificent 200 acres have also been rejuvenated – a fabulous organic garden was installed to provide food and a melange of ornamental and edible flowers, vegetables, and herbs to the delight of guests and passersby. The trail system, developed by Olympic Ski Touring champion and former owner Joe Pete Wilson were reclaimed and are available for hikers, bikers and outdoors man of all levels. From the nearly ten miles of trails guests can explore unique vistas of the High Peaks, a pond, open fields, tranquil forests, cascading streams and the majestic Ausable River.
Committed to reinforcing the Bark Eater’s ties to the community and support for local agriculture and artisans the Bark Eater has developed an innovative relationship with local artists to display their works throughout the facility – creating an art gallery within the inn. All the works are on loan and available for sale – the central room featuring oil and watercolor paintings from renowned Adirondack artist Tim Fortune.
To the extent possible, ingredients for our sumptuous breakfast is provided from our own garden and chickens – and also from local farmers and food purveyors who supply ingredients not raised at the Bark Eater. Guests can arrange for a special Farm Dinner working with renowned local chefs or the Bark Eater’s proprietors.
The opening of the Bark Eater Inn is the first step in the rebirth of an Adirondack Legend. Over the next several years the Bark Eater plans to add private cabins – ranging from rustic to luxurious – as well as camping and simpler lodging options. Look for exciting themed retreats, as well as recreational and educational programming with an emphasis on deepening our connection to the outdoors, agriculture, and wellness.