The Waldheim

Big Moose Lake, NY

About the Waldheim

The Waldheim is a quiet and rustic vacation spot, located along the north shore of picturesque Big Moose Lake. The Waldheim's 300 acres are at the end of the road and adjacent to state wilderness land, leaving plenty of room for privacy, quiet, and play. Although meals are served on china and table linen, the atmosphere is restful and informal. The Waldheim is a place where families can be families.

Waldheim Aerial Photo H2

The Waldheim's seventeen cottages range in size from one to five bedrooms. Each has a living room with a wood-burning fireplace or stove, one or more bathrooms, and a porch overlooking the lake.

Refrigerators are provided for snacks and ice. Cottages are cleaned daily and our fire staff starts a fire in each cottage early every morning and keeps porches stocked with wood. There are no telephones, televisions, clocks, or radios to interfere with your relaxation. However, we have free wifi located in our library, along with a free long-distance phone available.

The water throughout The Waldheim is well water from the premises that has been treated with ultra-violet light. It is tested regularly and tastes so refreshing that there is no need for bottled water.

American Plan

The Waldheim has remained on the American Plan, which includes three full meals daily.

Breakfast consists of orange juice and grapefruit juice, fresh melon, grapefruit sections, stewed prunes, and bananas.  We offer our fresh baked pastries, homemade granola and steel cut oats.  To top it off, we also have eggs to order, french toast, pancakes, and one-eyes (Ask us about them!  They are delicious!).  We serve real maple syrup at breakfast!

After a big breakfast, lunch tends to be a little lighter.  Starting off with one of our homemade soups and a juice to compliment.  We offer two main choices for lunch, some examples are: Turkey & Provolone Wrap; Chef Salad; Rueben, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom; Grilled Southwest Sandwich; Seafood Melt on an English Muffin; Etc.  To finish off the lunch meal, we have fresh cookies, a homemade pie, tart, or crumble, and vanilla ice cream from a local farm.

To round out your day, dinner is a traditional home-cooked meal.  We offer fresh baked bread, homemade soup, and a juice to compliment.  We have two entrées that you are able to choose from for this meal, some examples are: Strip Steak & Lamb Roast; Pasta & Grilled Chicken; Salmon & Prime Rib; Seafood & Ham; Chicken & Pork Chops; Lasagna & Fish Fry, Etc.  We also offer three side choices to go with your entrée choice, some examples include: Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Beets; Steamed Broccoli; Roasted Carrots; French Fries; Stuffed Tomatoes; Parmesan Orzo; Peas; Green Beans; Etc.  To end your day of good wholesome meals, dinner is finished with a homemade cake and two choices of ice cream from a local farm.

Coffee, hot tea, milk, chocolate milk, ice tea, and lemonade are available at each meal.  We can also make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids. 

BYOB!  We don't provide beer, wine, or liquor, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own.  We have wine glasses and bottle openers available in the dining room for during your meal.  Ask that guests refrain from having glass containers on or near the docks and beaches.  

If you have a dietary restriction, we will do our best to make accomodations.

We do not accept credit cards, cash and check only.

Waldheim Family

Nancy Martin Pratt & Roger Pratt
Jason & Kelly Pratt
Keriann Martin Kaercher & Andrew Kaercher

2017 Staff

Wait Staff

Cottage Cleaners



Fire & Wood Staff