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The Lodge at Moosehead Lake 20th Year Anniversary

Monday, February 4th, 2013

20th Anniversary - Maine Inn2013 marks the 20th year of business for the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. Within its first year the Lodge was awarded AAA 4-diamond status and membership in Select Registry, distinguished inns of North America. High status memberships in these organizations requiring stringent surprise inspections, have been maintained each consecutive year since then “When we decided to purchase the Lodge six years ago, we knew we were getting something special,” said Linda Bortis, co-owner of the Lodge.

 

Moosehead Lake Lodging

The Lodge has gone through many rebirths.  In 1917 it was constructed as a private summer residence for the Sloper family summer home called “Greenslope”. Later it was converted to a restaurant called Lakeview Manor and is now the Lodge at Moosehead Lake – a Greenville, Maine inn.  It has long been known as one of the finest and longest standing luxury properties in in-land Maine. It was Roger and Jennifer Cauchi that first had the vision for the Lodge.  They were told they were crazy when developing such a unique lodging experience in the backwoods.  It was common to hear – “You’ll never get people to come all the way up here and pay those prices.”  The mix of North woods birch tables and décor with the luxury of oriental rugs and wing back chairs, make it a combination not to be found anywhere else.

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake Historical View

“There is no doubt that running a lodge, the caliber of this lodge is hard work. In part, it is the attention to detail.  We never skimp on a guest request,” added Dennis Bortis. “We have updated every room and the landscaping.  It is a constant mission to keep our rooms and the landscape in tune with the times and one guests will enjoy.   It is our goal to provide an experience that is imbedded in the history and natural beauty of the Moosehead Lake area while still providing luxury for the discerning traveler.”

The Lodge’s birch twig borders (like ceiling molding) and hand carved beds set the stage in the Lodge and were added by the Cauchi’s.  Each room is themed.  There is the trout, bear, moose, loon and totem rooms in the main lodge.  The Carriage House was first storage and then a retail store, finally converted to luxury retreat suites, making nine total rooms.

When the Lodge was first started, outfitters didn’t exist in the area.  In order to create that total North woods experience special activities and trips were designed including the first Moose Safaris by Ed Mathieu, Allagash river trips by Warren Cochran and float plane rides by Max Folsom.  Trips now available at the Lodge use guides willing to customize and personalize.  “This is an important part of the Lodge offering,” added Linda.  “We strive to make our trips the best.”

Dining at the Lodge has also changed over the years. Breakfasts have always been available with every stay but dinners have gone through many evolutions to get to what works today.  We wanted to blend what was expected in Maine with warm comfort foods you would look forward to in a Lodge.  This has evolved into Up North Cuisine – highlighting things like Lobster Mac & Cheese, Buffalo Meatloaf, and Stuffed Trout and other special dishes, not to mention our Moosopolitan™ Martinis.  This summer, the Lodge will also be offering Safari Camp Dinners on Sunday evenings in July and August.  A social dining experience in the Lodge fire-pit overlooking the sunset not to be missed.

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake will continue to provide Maine woods adventures by day and relaxing romance by night.

Stunning Moosehead Lake Inn

17th AAA 4-Diamond Award Earned by the Lodge

Friday, January 21st, 2011

AAA Four Diamond Award winners must consistently deliver superior hospitality, service and amenities in high-quality, comfortable surroundings.  To achieve this level of service is a commendable accomplishment and AAA has bestowed this honor on The Lodge at Moosehead Lake for the seventeenth consecutive year…..a record unequaled in inland Maine.  We are committed to the continuation of this proud heritage of providing guests with a high-quality, memorable experience each and every time they visit the Lodge.

Winner New England Splendid Splurge for 2010 from Karen Brown

Sunday, June 13th, 2010


The Lodge at Moosehead Lake has been distinquished by Karen Brown Readers as New England’s Splendid Splurge for 2010.  Karen Brown is well known for her seventeen travel guides featuring both places to stay and suggestions for regional, countryside itineraries for destinations around the world. Each award winning property is visited personnally and given selective and candid evaluations.

This is the third year of the Karen Brown Readers’ Choice Awards.  Readers are solicited via website for their votes and asked to help honor what they consider to be the best of the best in four categoires:  Most Romantic, Warmest Welcome, Splendid Splurge and Greatest Value.

According to Karen Brown Herbert, “We are honestly thrilled and find it very deserving that the Lodge at Moosehead Lake has received special recognition AGAIN.” (The Lodge received the 2008 award for Most Romantic.)  All award winners can be viewed in the 2010 travel guide editions and on the http://www.karenbrown.com website. “Your award simply serves as confirmation of the luxurious accomodation, exceptional service and incredible value you offer your guests. Thank you for setting such high standards in hospitality”, added Karen Brown Herbert, President, writer and publisher of Karen Brown Travel Guides.

Director of Maine Tourism, Pat Eltman continued. “Congratulations to you and thanks for all you do to help make Maine such a great place to visit.”

Video Library at Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The lodge has an over 500 VHS and DVD movie library.  Recently added was the award winning Julie and Julia with Meryl Streep.  This is a fun movie to watch in the comfort of your room.  Every room at the lodge has their own VHS/DVD players.

Lodge Wins 15th Consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
The Lodge received its 15th AAA Four Diamond Award this week. We quickly arranged the most current awards in our foyer and made room for the new highly coveted plaque. We are very proud of this award; it truely shows the effect we put into making the Lodge the wonderful place it is. The Lodge is inland Maine’s ONLY AAA Four Diamond property and to have earned it for fifteen consecutive years is quite an accomplishment.