These pictures were taken from the Lodge deck on the morning of September 25. Color is coming fast and it appears peak maybe next weekend. Be sure to get your accommodations at the lodge to take advantage of this amazing sight.
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Enjoy the natural beauty of the North woods fall foliage and the solitude of a canoe ride on a remote mountain pond. This special four hour trip during September and early October starts with a walking trail to the pond where a canoe has been stored for your ride. Our own Registered Maine guide will provide area stories and wildlife knowledge. Paddle through the quiet beauty listening to the water drop from your paddle and loons call through the air. It is a respite you’ll long remember. Call the lodge 207-695-4400 to reserve your trip with a lodging stay.
This is a common question by many guests so we are going to take this blog post to answer it. The lodge became a country inn in 1995. Our goal is to offer discerning travelers the opportunity to surround themselves with authentic North woods décor, cuisine, and a full slate of comforts and amenities. The original owners started down this path and we wanted to bring this back adding some of our own touches as well. We stay in every room throughout the year just to be sure it is comfortable and not missing something. Some of our changes are here:
Family and friends have told us for years that our home was warm and inviting. This is what drew us to the Lodge. It is great to share with so many!
The Lodge continues to do improvements to provide first class accommodations to our guests. Currently we are rebuilding the front porch with new decking (made from recycled milk cartons) and in keeping with the 1917 Cape Cod styling representative of the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. This will be completed in the next few days, in good time for you to enjoy.
You may of wondered why we use eagles to represent our honeymoon and anniversary package. Eagle pairs mate for life, although if one dies, the other will promptly find a new mate. Each couple stakes out a territory of about two miles square and protects it from all other eagles. Nests are built in high trees or in rocky crags, and can reach five feet or more in diameter. There they care for and raise the few chicks that hatch each year, training them to carving a living out of the North woods. Only one to three eggs are laid, and those only when the weather and conditions seem good for raising a chick. The eggs are incubated for just over a month, and after three to four months, they are flying and almost self sufficient.
Bald Eagles have come back from endangered species status and have rebuilt a stable population. They can live for up to thirty years and can be spotted in many areas of the Moosehead Lake area in quiet isolation. Here is a LIVE videocam of eagles on a nest. You too can enjoy this idyllic setting and celebrate your life together at the Lodge.
We take the environment seriously at the Lodge. When you stay with us, you can be comfortable knowing that the Lodge is heated with an outdoor wood furnace. Wood is an abundant renewable resource in this area. Rebuilding decks includes composite decking material from recycled milk cartons that look great and last a lifetime. Water conservation is also important including new laundry and dishwashers that use only a gallon of water per load, not to mention our weekly recycling program for glass, plastic, cans, etc.