This question runs through our head many times as we help guests with their reservations and itineraries. Guests come to the Lodge from all over the world and most are very well traveled.
It could be our unobstructed view of the lake and surrounding mountains. When you sit on your private deck, gazing quietly at the view, you see only nature around you. There are no roads, electric lines, trucks or cars – just the trees, lake, maybe “Phil” our local groundhog, a leaping deer, wild turkey or soaring hawk. The breeze is relaxing, as is the spell of fresh pine.
The rooms are as unique as you will find. Combining the elegance of 550 thread count sheets with custom made bed coverings, oriental rugs and twig furniture produces the rustic elegance we are trying to create. Our bathroom vanities are handmade by the owner, Dennis Bortis. Each is one of a kind, constructed of local wood with inlaid birch bark. They are functional as well as beautiful – a piece of art. You have probably dined on Italian, French, and Mexican but only at the Lodge have we created our very own “Up North Cuisine”. You won’t find a rack of lamb here but you will find stuffed trout, Bison Short Rib Pie, Lobster Mac & Cheese and a perfectly grilled beef filet. After years of testing and refining, we find our menu is perfect. We try to offer at least five entrees, five starters and two to three desserts – the options are so varied that a guest can join us every night. We only serve our lodging guests – this allows us the opportunity to give you the table for the evening, we never worry about turns. We are here to make your stay and yours alone the best it can be.
We are an adventure lodge. It is here that Moose Safaris started in the Moosehead Lake area, long before outfitters arrived. From our beginning as a Lodge, we have constructed unique adventures including the ORIGINAL Fly-in Canoe Trip – a full day of fun in the Moosehead Lake region, starting with a float plane ride, including fishing, canoeing and/or hiking and ending with a wildlife tour often including a moose sighting. If you are so lucky to catch a fish within limits, our chef will prepare it for you. There is so much to enjoy and experience. You’ll find great accommodations and even gourmet food in the region, but only at the lodge do you get it all. . . Adventure, Pampering and Delicious Food. That’s why the Lodge is listed in 1000 Places to Visit; make it your stop too.