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Black Mountain Associates has acquired the Bark Eater property. Black Mountain Associates seeks to acquire and develop property where new development or adaptive re-use of existing structures can be incorporated into working and natural landscapes. Our stewardship practices seek to protect water quality and habitat while encouraging agriculture, forestry and the use of open space as an important recreational amenity for those living or working in a beautiful environment.

The Bark Eater 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. Its wooded surroundings make it seem isolated—yet close by are all the year-round activities and attractions of this famous mountain vacation area.

“Bark Eater” is an English translation of the Mohican word “Adirondack,” a term the Mohawk once used for Algonquian-speaking tribes who were said to eat the inside of the bark of the white pine when food was scarce. The Adirondack mountains were given their name in 1838. The Adirondack Park, a mix of public and private land, contains the largest wilderness area in the Eastern United States.

We’re proud of The Bark Eater’s long-standing tradition. We hope to continue to preserve the uniqueness of the property.