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ADK’s Heart Lake Program Center and Johns Brook Property are tucked away in the High Peaks Wilderness Area, one of the wildest and most remote places in the Northeast. Each offers unique accommodations, including lodges, cabins, and camping. Click below for more details.

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For general inquires or more information, email loj@adk.org or call 518-523-3441 ext. 1.

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Heart Lake Program Center
Johns Brook Property
Lodges Cabins Campsites
Heart Lake at dawn
Adirondak Loj great room fireplace
Private king guest room
One of the six-person bunk rooms
Dinner at the Adirondak Loj

Built in 1927, the Adirondak Loj has space for 38 guests in a combination of private rooms, bunk rooms, and a co-ed loft. Delicious home-cooked meals, with homemade breads, soups, and desserts, 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.

  • Private rooms, bunkrooms, and loft
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner options available
  • Parking included
  • Open year-round
  • Swimming and paddling on Heart Lake
  • Hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing (rentals available)
  • Guided hikes and programs
  • 15 minutes from the village of Lake Placid
  • No cell service, but Wi-Fi is available for guests

Rates
PRIVATE ROOMS
$169-$199 per night (for two people)
4 OR 6 PERSON BUNKROOMS (CO-ED, SHARED)
$70-$79 per person per night

12 PERSON LOFT (CO-ED, SHARED)
$60-$69 per person per night

MID-WEEK SPECIALS (INCLUDES ALL MEALS)
*3-Night Minimum
$214 per night for private room
$94 per person per night for bunkrooms
$84 per person per night for loft

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates

Campground Cabin exterior
Campground Cabin living area
Campground Cabin living area
Campground Cabin kitchenette
Wiezel Trails Cabin exterior
Wiezel Trails Cabin living area
Wiezel Trails Cabin kitchen
Wiezel Trails Cabin bedroom
Tyler Cabin exterior
Tyler Cabin living area
Tyler Cabin twin bedroom

Our three cabins make an excellent base camp for hiking and exploring with a bit more comfort than a campsite.

  • Fire rings and picnic tables at each cabin
  • Full bathrooms and showers
  • Electric heat and hot water
  • Parking included
  • Swimming and boating on Heart Lake
  • Hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing (rentals available)
  • Guided hikes and programs
  • 15 minutes from the village of Lake Placid
  • No cell service
  • Meals available at the Adirondak Loj for additional fee

Rates
CAMPGROUND CABIN
$179-$199 per night (accommodates 4 people, 1 bedroom)

WIEZEL TRAILS CABIN
$399-$419 per night (accommodates 16 people, 4 bedrooms)

TYLER CABIN
$259-$299 per night (accommodates 6 people, 2 bedrooms)

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates

The Wilderness Campground at Heart Lake offers a variety of camping experiences ranging from basic tent sites to traditional Adirondack lean-tos to cozy canvas cabins with bunk beds. For more details, please see our Wilderness Campground map.

  • 31 tent sites
  • 16 lean-tos
  • 1 camp (no heat or electricity)
  • 1 yurt (winter only; has heat and electricity)
  • 6 canvas cabins (Victoria Day Weekend to Columbus Day; Nov 1 – May 1, platform-only)
  • Fire rings at every site & picnic tables
  • Washhouse facilities with showers
  • Open year-round
  • No electricity or cell service
  • Guided hikes & programs
  • Meals available at the Adirondak Loj for additional fee

The campground is also available in the winter with limited site selection. For more information, please see the winter map and read about winter camping rules.

Rates
TENT SITES

Summer: $40-$45 for two people
Winter (Nov.-April): $22.50 for two people

LEAN-TOS
Summer: $45-$52 for two people
Winter (Nov.-April): $25 for two people

BIRCH CAMP
Summer: $57-$69 for two people
Winter (Nov.-April): $50 for two people
Note: No fire or flame of any type allowed inside Birch Camp

CAMPING YURT
Winter: $75-$95 for four people
Note: No fire or flame of any type allowed inside the Camping Yurt.

CANVAS CABIN
Summer: $50-$60 for two people
Winter (Nov.-April): $27 for two people (platform-only; bring own tent)

*6 people allowed per site. $5 per person over two-person base rate. Members receive a 10% discount.

Lodges Cabins Campsites
Johns Brook Lodge exterior
Johns Brook Lodge great room
Starry skies over Johns Brook Lodge
Enjoying the porch at Johns Brook Lodge
A four person bunkroom

Johns Brook Lodge is a backcountry lodge located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks outside of Keene Valley, NY. It is a 3.5-mile hike in from the Garden Parking Area in Keene Valley. The lodge sleeps 28 people in co-ed bunk rooms. During July and August rates include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From Labor Day to late-June the lodge operates under caretaker service. This means guests provide and cook their own food and have full access to the JBL kitchen.

  • 3.5 mile hike into the backcountry
  • Shared, co-ed bunkrooms
  • Vault toilets, no showers
  • Caretaker Season (September – late June), guest access to kitchen
  • Full-Service Season (late June – Labor Day), three meals per day
  • Carry In, Carry Out
  • Seasonal education programs
  • Located at the base of the Great Range

To see the property layout please check out our property map.

Rates
TEN-PERSON BUNKROOM
Full Service: $79-$99 per person (all meals included)
Caretaker Service: $35-$60 per person

FOUR-PERSON BUNKROOM
Full Service: $89-$109 per person (all meals included)
Caretaker Service: $40-$65 per person

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates

Grace Camp exterior
Grace Camp interior
Grace Camp stovetop
Grace Cabin bunks
Camp Peggy O'Brien exterior
Camp Peggy O'Brien dining area
Camp Peggy O'Brien kitchen
Camp Peggy O'Brien bunkroom

ADK’s backcountry cabins offer a unique experience in the Adirondacks. Both cabins have a full set of kitchenware, propane stove, and sink. There is no running water inside the cabins—guests will need to either collect water at Johns Brook Lodge or boil water from a nearby brook. During the colder months, the cabins are heated with propane heaters.

  • 3.5-mile hike into the backcountry
  • Mattresses provided
  • Vault privies, no showers
  • Propane heat and lights
  • Cooking facilities
  • Carry-In, Carry-Out
  • No fires
  • Located at the base of the Great Range

To see the property layout please check out our property map.

Rates
GRACE CAMP (accommodates 6 people)
$200-$269 per night

CAMP PEGGY O’BRIEN
$320-$390 per night (accommodates 12 people)

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates

Goodwin lean-to interior
Goodwin lean-to interior
Goodwin Lean-to view
Goodwin Lean-to view
Winter camping at a JBL lean-to
Winter camping at a JBL lean-to

ADK’s lean-tos in the Johns Brook Valley offer privacy and tranquility in the backcountry. During the summer (June through September) guests can borrow bear-resistant food canisters and obtain potable water from the Johns Brook Lodge.

  • 3.5 mile hike into the backcountry
  • Outhouses, no showers
  • Carry In, Carry Out
  • No fires
  • Located at the base of the Great Range

To see the property layout please check out our property map.

Rates
Summer: $30-$40 for two people*
Winter: $25 for two people*

*6 people allowed per site, $5 per person over two person base rate.

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates.

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