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 our tavern and tasting room as well as our creamery in 2022.
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.
Our tavern and tasting room is open this winter on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8pm, Saturdays from noon to 8pm, and on Sundays, for brunch, from 11 to 4pm. Our menu features our award winning cheeses with several cheese boards and small plates which harken back to the focus of – CHEESE. Try our decadent spin on macaroni and cheese that features our best-selling Kunik and Peppered Ewe cheeses, while sipping on brews from American craft breweries and wineries. 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.
The Hitching Post is one of the most unique buildings in the Southern Adirondacks with 14,000 square feet of space for cheese plant, viewing room, aging rooms, retail space, and Tasting Room Tavern. The gigantic log structure was built in the late 1930s, originally as a dining hall for 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.
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