The Waldheim

Big Moose Lake, NY

Summer 2017 - Week 1

Posted by Keriann Kaercher on 6 July 2017 | Comments

Welcome to The Waldheim Blog!

My name is Keriann Martin Kaercher.  I grew up on Big Moose Lake and started working at The Waldheim in 1997, when I was 13 or 14.  My great-grandfather, E.J. Martin, started The Waldheim in 1904 and we are here to keep his legacy going.  Myself with my husband, Andrew, my cousin, Jason, and his wife, Kelly, are excited to be on this adventure of providing a special place for people to visit year after year.  Not to mention, the adventure of creating a special environment for our staff.  

My hope for this blog is to provide a central place to share some of our experiences through our season and maybe the rest of the year.  Thank you for taking the time to view this new emprise and I look forward to seeing you!

Cheers to the start of the 2017 season!  

We opened this year on June 24th, so we just finished our first week.  The weather has been exceptionally wet.  With the only nice (a.k.a. partly cloudy) day being Wednesday, which meant the picnic hike went off without a hitch!  Andrew took the group to Russian Lake.  The water is still a little chilly, but there were some braves ones who took a dip.  

There was a collaboration that happened this week, which may have started last year with this group, and a Waldheim song was born!
(to the tune of Take Me Out to the Ball Game)
Verse 1
Take me up to The Waldheim
Take me up to Big Moose
Rent me a cabin and boat from Dunn's
For breakfast dessert we will have sticky buns
And it's root root root on the root path
If your friends don't come it's a crime
For it's one, two, three meals a day at The Old Waldheim!
Verse 2
Sign me up for the camp hike
Roasting s’mores on the beach
The morning bell ringing could wake a moose
By the end of the week you’ll be stuffed like a goose
And it’s root root root for the great staff
If Baron sleeps in it’s a crime
And it’s three cheers, hip hip hooray for The Old Waldheim!
Verse 3
Woodbox, Comfort, or Crow’s Nest
Whipsaw, Cozy or Dream
Quotes on the menu to make you think
Picnic lunch even comes with a drink
It’s root root root for the stewed prunes
They keep things running on time
And it’s one, two, three cheers again for The Old Waldheim!

Now that you’re smiling, I hope you enjoy your day!