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The Big Moose Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Eagle Bay, New York

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The Big Moose Inn is located in the Mountains of the Adirondack State Park, the largest state park in the United States.

Nestled quietly on the shore of West Bay on Big Moose Lake in the Central Adirondacks, life at the inn remains peaceful and serene....come and enjoy it with us.

The Adirondack State Park expands over more than 6 million acres, approximately half of which are owned by the State of New York and designated as “Forever Wild”. There are over 2,800 natural lakes in the Park. The Big Moose Inn is situated on the shores of Big Moose Lake, one of the larger and more beautiful lakes in the Adirondacks. The Lake is approximately 5 miles long and about 1-1/2 miles at its widest, and contains more than 80 miles of shoreline.

The main building of the Inn was built in 1903 as a wilderness camp for hunters and sportsmen. Then known as Burdick's Camp, it was one of only a handful of structures on the shores of Big Moose Lake. Although the Inn has had many additions added to it over the years, it still retains its rustic small country inn charm.

There are 17 guest rooms


When the Inn was built in 1903, the sinks with running water in the guest rooms were considered a great luxury, however the baths were shared and located at the end of the hall.

Over the past century many additions have been made to the Inn with the greatest care to keep the original feel and warmth of the building, while offering more modern amenities to our guests.

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Most of our rooms now have large windows overlooking beautiful West Bay on the Big Moose Lake, and they include private bathroom facilities. We have one room with a fireplace and Jacuzzi for that extra special occasion. For you nostalgia buffs, we still have a few rooms with a shared bath. But make your reservations for these rooms before the end of this winter season. We are planning to add private baths to these rooms in the spring.

Whether your tastes run to fine seafood or prime aged beef, we have what you are looking for. Our head chef, Michael P. Martin procures only the finest products available from Australian cold water lobster tails, Alaskan king crab, Black Angus tenderloins, strips and ribs to Long Island duckling, New Zealand lamb racks and loins and tender milk fed veal. Our extensive wine list compliments any menu selection.

The Inn kitchens have an on-premise herb garden that adds pesticide-free daily fresh flavor to our dishes. Each day you will find a new variety of Chef's specials as well as all of the items on our regular menu.

If you have previously enjoyed a particular special at the Inn, please ask about it when you are making reservations. With advance notice Mike will always be happy to prepare previous specials at your request.

The Inn hosts two wine dinners each year and they are growing by leaps and bounds. Old friends and new have been coming to our multi-course dining and tasting extravaganzas each Spring and Fall.


  • Wake to an early morning swim in the fog. Take a short hike to one of the many isolated pocket lakes and ponds that you can make your own for the day. Ask us to pack you a picnic lunch so you and that special someone can make off to the woods and enjoy nature in seclusion and serenity.
  • Take one of our canoes and explore the lake, do some fishing, venture into the wilderness wetlands and commune with the loons, eagles and nesting osprey.
  • If you prefer shopping to roaming through the woodlands, the antiquing is wonderful. There are a great variety of shops in Old Forge that offer everything from hand made gifts and items for the home to sporting equipment and items unique to the Adirondack Mountains.
  • Take a day trip by car to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake (32 miles from Big Moose Inn)
  • Take a guided tour of  The Sagamore, one of the few remaining Adirondack Great Camps, located near Raquette Lake, (21 miles from Big Moose Inn)
  • Take an invigorating hike along the old forest ranger's trail to the summit of Blue Mountain where one of the ranger fire watch towers still stands (33 miles from Big Moose Inn) or to Whiteface Mountain at Lake Placid for a summertime ride down the bob sled run at the Olympic Village (90 miles from Big Moose Inn). You won't run out of fun things to do during your stay in the Adirondacks.
  • Winter activities range from Cross Country and Downhill skiing to Snowshoeing and Snowmobiling. Each year in December all of the International snowmobile manufacturers come to Old Forge to show off their new wares and allow potential buyers to test drive their new snowmobiles.
  • The local area offers over 500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails as well as hundreds of miles of X-Country ski trails. McCauley Mountain has graduated several Olympic skiers and always has short lines and challenging runs, as well as snowmaking. If you are into spectator sports, from the comfort of our front porch and deck watch the amateur snowmobile drag racing that occurs often on Big Moose Lake right in front of the Big Moose Inn. The current speed record was set in 2004 at 142mph.

Wine dinners - Weddings - Anniversaries - Reunions - Luncheons - Small get-togethers..whatever the occasion, we are here to help you make it shine.  Join us for the most special of events.

The Big Moose Inn
Bed and Breakfast

1510 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay, New York 13331
888-9 BIG MOOSE (888-924-4666)

Fax: 315-357-3423
Homepage: www.bigmooseinn.com
Innkeeper:  Mark. Mayer

  Hits Since 8/10/06

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