Erik Karner Appointed General Manager of The Copperfield Inn in North Creek

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Industry Veteran to Head Iconic Adirondack Resort

Erik Karner has been appointed General Manager of the Copperfield Inn Resort in North Creek effective May1st. “We are delighted to have Erik join us in taking on the important role of General Manager and overseeing all of our day to day operations,” said Joel Beaudin Managing Member “his addition to our team reinforces the Copperfield’s reputation and commitment to be one of the finest resorts in the Adirondacks.”

Karner is currently the Food and Beverage Manager at the Lodge at Woodloch, located in Hawley Pa, in the Poconos. Since joining this AAA 4 Diamond resort in 2008, he has been instrumental in building it into one of the top destination spas in the U.S.

"The Copperfield is such a jewel in North Creek and I feel fortunate to return to the area to raise the resort’s profile and create a greater regional and national awareness of all The Copperfield has to offer in the Adirondack region,” said Karner.

Prior to his employment at the Lodge at Woodloch, Karner was the Banquet and Beverage Manager at Saratoga Polo Association, following a ten year career at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George.

“Erik’s appointment comes at an exciting time for us. While our room revenues are up an impressive 20% over the previous owner’s best quarter, our food and beverage side of our operations still has considerable room for growth. Erik’s breadth of experience and passion for this industry will be invaluable in building both our brand and this important area of our business,” said Michael Ellis, Managing Member.

About The Copperfield
The Copperfield is Gore Mt. Region’s premier resort. Located on downtown North Creek’s vibrant Main Street amidst many quaint shops and restaurants, the 31 room resort boasts the largest banquet and meeting facility between Lake George and Lake Placid, and is ideal for weddings, parties and business meetings. In addition, under its Executive Chef Stephen Topper, the resort has garnered a strong reputation for its two restaurants, Trappers Tavern, a lively Adirondack-style casual dining pub, serving hearty fare and featuring local entertainment, and Lorenzo’s, the definition of classic Northern Italian food with an open kitchen preparing hand-crafted pizzas & other specialty dishes from a wood-fired oven.

The Copperfield also has a health and fitness center, tennis court, pool and hot tub. With its heating and cooling needs met geothermally, The Copperfield also prides itself on being a Green Resort, committed to preserving the environment.

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