The Old Hitching Post
Five miles off of Exit 21 toward Lake Luzerne, The Old Hitching Post sits proudly on the left side of the road. Home to generations of memories grounded in good food, dance contests and live music, this building has transformed to become our second Nettle Meadow location. It is our new retail space, and will additionally host a tasting room and our creamery in 2021.
Our retail location features our cheeses along with some local cheesemaker’s selections, pottery, cheese boards, knives, jams and jellies, maple, honey, goat milk soaps, charcuterie, pickles olive oils, vinegars, artisan chocolates and anything else we can think of that might go well with our award winning cheese.
Soon our tavern and tasting room will be open coming in the Summer of 2021 – Our menu is modeled from the menu that was served back in 1956 at the original Hitching Post, but also celebrates our award-winning cheeses hand crafted by our dedicated team. Try our decadent spin on macaroni and cheese that features our best-selling Kunik and Peppered Ewe cheeses, while sipping on brews from local breweries and distilleries. Or, participate in a cheese tasting and sample the wide-variety of pure and mixed milk goat, sheep, and cow’s milk cheese that we make in-house. We additionally offer bagged manure from our animal sanctuary for purchase.
The Hitching Post is one of the most unique buildings in the Southern Adirondacks with 14,000 square feet of space for our retail space, cheese plant, aging rooms and Tasting Room Tavern. The gigantic log structure was built in the late 1930s, originally as a dining hall for one of the many Lake Luzerne Dude Ranches. It has served as a bar, hotel and general store, a dining hall, a dance hall and music venue, and restaurant space. It boasts one of the largest support beams and one of the largest fireplaces in the Adirondacks – a truly unique structure filled with history and architectural beauty.