This update was posted on 10/24/2021. It contains our most current lodging and guiding policies for 2021 and 2022.
Lodging summary for the upcoming winter season (2022). Our lodges are mostly booked for this upcoming winter but we still have a few openings. The majority of open stretches occur during weekdays with both lodges having some mid-week availability throughout the winter… For those seeking weekend stays, the Climber’s Lodge has only 1 weekend available which is the last weekend of our winter season (the weekend of March 19th) and, as of now, the Guide’s House is available during 3 separate, weekend stretches. These are over the weekends of February 12th, March 12th and March 19th (thus for the weekend of March 19th, both buildings are available).
We require all new bookings to adhere to a 3 night minimum and we accept bookings no more than 365 days in advance. We allow the current group renting to decide at check-out if they wish to book for that same period, 1 year hence. Many/most of our groups come year after year thus groups that jump on a newly open weekend, secure it for as many years as they desire…
Let me begin by stating that we take the virus very seriously. Because of the Delta variant and the fact that the vaccines have a tendency to weaken over time, we are now requiring all adult guests to have been vaccinated in order to stay at Rock and River. Needless to say, all our staff and guides are fully vaccinated…
Our plan is to continue offering mostly group lodging for 2021 and 2022. Because we miss many of our regular customers, we will, at times, open up our Guide’s House to individual room rentals (without breakfast but kitchen use is available). We will post those dates from time to time here under “News and Updates“. Only those that are vaccinated will be allowed to rent a room and a three night minimum will be required…
The next individual room rental period in the Guide’s House will be any 3 (or more) nights between the dates of Thursday, 12/9 and the night of Monday, 12/20, 2021. Call us to book – 518-576-2041.
Most of the season, we will rent both our buildings – The Guide’s House and The Climber’s Lodge – to self-contained groups/families only. For smaller groups and families, we will continue to offer reduced rates when renting a whole building. Call us to discuss – 518-576-2041.
We will continue to not serve breakfasts nor provide trail lunches. Information has been posted as to where one can find take-out meals/pizza, delis, bakeries and grocery stores, all of which are located nearby in town.
Because we live next-door and all our staff and guides are vaccinated, we can talk with our guests outside and answer questions/give advice as needed – especially regarding excellent hiking, climbing, paddling, swimming and skiing options.
Reservations can now be made online for one or both buildings. We recommend that you call to book just to make sure you understand what we have to offer. Our # is 518-576-2041.
For those seeking further information, our rates and building descriptions can be found under the Lodging – Group Rentals section of our website – or simply call us!
Because all our guides are vaccinated, we will be providing rock and ice guiding through our Private Guiding program to individuals as well as small, self-contained groups such as families and/or friends, year-round. We will continue to offer Group Guiding to institutional groups but they will have to break up into two groups if more than 6 clients, especially during busy periods. This is the direction climbing is headed in the Adirondacks and is simply the responsible thing to do…We will continue to offer hiking guiding as always…
In order to make the guiding experience as safe as possible, we’ll need to vary from our previous guiding procedures in several minor ways. These include:
- Clients will need to wear masks while getting geared up indoors
- Clients will need to provide their own transportation thus driving separately from their guide
- Clients will need to provide their own lunches, snacks and fluids
- All clients must be vaccinated through the winter of 2022 (unless under 12 years old or having a legitimate medical reason)
For more information regarding rates and further guiding details, look under the guiding section on our website. To book a guide or ask questions, please call 518-576-2041…