A friend of mine is heading to the ADK for a few days in September with his gf. He's interested in camping for a couple of day followed by staying at a lodge for a couple of days. I can refer him to countless trails to hike and places to camp, but I've come up short on lodges. He would prefer to be in the high peaks area. I've proposed the following so far:

Elk Lake Lodge
Adirondack Loj
Rock and River (though I think trails are more limited here).

The ideal is that it must be a private room at a lodge (not interested in the numerous b&b options) and it would have trails just outside the door (not having to drive to a trailhead).

Does anyone have any suggestions? What about the Ausable Club? Is a membership required? Strat- can he borrow yours?

jk