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Tin Teepee' open house this weekend

BRANT LAKE - This weekend, the Tin Teepee Campground will be holding a public celebration of its first year in business.

The open house - and specials in their deli and cafe - will be offered Saturday Nov. 7 and Sunday Nov. 8, its proprietors announced this week.

The campground is also offering discounts this weekend for their seasonal rentals, said Brenda Lewis, who owns the campground along with her husband Michael.

"This is an end-of-season celebration to introduce ourselves to the public," she said. "A lot of people don't know where we are, or what we do."

The Teepee Campsite, Deli, Cafe and Camp Store are located at 114 Bean Rd. in Brant Lake. They're east off Northway Exit 25, with an immediate left past the Schroon River bridge onto Watering Tub Rd. A short distance down this road, motorists should take another right, which leads to Tin Teepee.

Brenda said her family is seeking - with the help of a steady stream of patrons - to keep the cafe open through December. Their deli is now taking orders for homemade pies for Thanksgiving and cookie orders for Christmas. The Tin Teepee staff can also cater parties onsite, she said. They can accommodate up to 35 or so people.

Tin Teepee opened Memorial Day weekend this year. The property had been in Michael Lewis' family for five generations. The campground includes opportunities for hiking, swimming and boating, and includes a playground for youngsters. Day and seasonal passes are available.

The cafe serves breakfast and lunch, eat-in or take out.

Its specialties include breakfast sandwiches, plus traditional breakfast fare, Daby's subs - Brenda worked at Daby's General Store for 10 years - plus deli sandwiches, grilled sandwiches, and wraps.

The cafe's daily specials include Build Your Own Taco for $1 on Tuesday, and Sausage & Pepper sandwiches on Thursday. Lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the Summer, the cafe is open until 8 p.m.

Breakfast, which is served all day, is available beginning at 6:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

The open house includes free coffee, muffins, and coffee cake, as well as lunch specials during the weekend. Also, the second sandwich in an order is half price. For details n Tin Teepee operations, call 494-5555 or see their website at: tinteepeecampground.com.

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