Johns Brook Lodge


Johns Brook Lodge is a backcountry lodge located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks outside of Keene Valley, NY. It is a 3.5-mile hike in from the Garden Parking Area in Keene Valley. The lodge sleeps 28 people in co-ed bunk rooms. During July and August rates include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From Labor Day to late-June the lodge operates under caretaker service. This means guests provide and cook their own food and have full access to the JBL kitchen.  Built in 1925 with a rich and colorful history, Johns Brook Lodge is the only backcountry lodge in the Adirondacks.

  • 3.5 mile hike into the backcountry
  • Shared, co-ed bunkrooms
  • Vault toilets, no showers
  • Caretaker Season (September – late June), guest access to kitchen
  • Full Service Season (late June – Labor Day), three meals per day
  • Carry In, Carry Out
  • Seasonal Education programs
  • Located at the base of the Great Range

To see the property layout please check out our property map.

Ready to go?  Then book now through our online portal or call 518-523-3441.  For general inquires or additional information email or call 518-523-3441.

**The Garden Parking lot trailhead is closed this spring and summer due to construction on Johns Brook Bridge.  Guests will have access via a shuttle offered by the Town of Keene (please see the town’s website for the current shuttle schedule).  On days when the town shuttle is not running, ADK will provide a van shuttle for ADK guests at set times.  Please contact the reservations office at 518-523-3441 for more information. 

Johns Brook Lodge Rates

Ten-person bunkroom

Full Service $75-$88 per person (all meals included)
Caretaker Service $35-$60 per person

Four-person bunkroom

Full Service $80-$94 per person (all meals included)
Caretaker Service $40-$65 per person

ADK members receive a 10% discount on all rates