The Hitching Post of Lake Luzerne
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 been transformed to become our new state of the art cheeseplant, our second Nettle Meadow location, and our tavern and tasting room where you can have a great cheese-focused meal paired with fantastic U.S. beers and wines.
Our retail location features our cheeses along with all sorts of gourmet goodies, 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 for cheese boards Wednesday through Friday afternoons noon to 4pm and for lunch and dinner 4pm – 8pm Thursday and Friday, noon to 8pm on Saturdays and 11am to 4pm Sundays for Brunch. We also host many an anniversary, wedding party, birthday or shower or fundraiser. Call us for menus, pricing and details!
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. On any given Friday or Saturday you may also hear any one of several talented local musicians.
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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