Welcome to Van Auken's Inne! The Inne, built in 1891, was moved 75 feet away from the tracks in 1906 to make customers more comfortable. Those tracks now host the Adirondack Scenic Railroad.
The Victorian Structure, with its pillared porch, was completely renovated in 1988 to its original splendor which reflects an atmosphere reminiscent of a bygone era. The newly renovated speakeasy, Wakely's, was named after John Wakely, who owned the inn around the turn of the 20th century. It boasts some of Kentucky’s finest bourbons, best wines and other extraordinary drinks that are unfound in this area. DrewsKeys Piano bar can also be found there, along with the best live music in the area. Wakely's is located in its original location on the property and is still somewhat cloaked in secrecy. If you can find it just tell them you’re just looking around” and maybe they’ll let you in.
The Moore’s and Suzan all hale from Kentucky with the exception of Suzan, who is from Utica and grew up camping in the Adirondacks as a child and teenager, only to return with her own grown family after 30 years. They welcome you and sincerely hope you enjoy your stay, dining, and entertainment experience at Van Auken’s Inne and Wakely's.
If there is something you feel we could improve on, please share with us as we would like to make it right, our wish is that you want to return again and again and again…..
The Moore Family