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What changes have you made to the Lodge since you’ve been here?

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

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:

  • New 2-bedroom suite “Mt. Kineo” that can accommodate 2 couples or teenage children, etc.
  • New Katahdin bathroom with enlarged tile shower, floor, double Jacuzzi-style tub and new vanity
  • New parking lot within easy access of the suites
  • New septic system
  • Drainage system around the lodge
  • Remodeled dining room with bench seating
  • New white cedar fencing around the parking areas
  • New website with real time availability and booking engine.
  • New HD TVs in the Bear, Moose, and Allagash Suite
  • Compact refrigerators added to the Loon and Totem rooms
  • New Keurig single serve coffee makers in the suites
  • New CD clock radios in the suites with MP3 player plug-ins
  • New white towels that are Egyptian cotton in the suites and Turkish cotton in the lodge rooms.
  • New luxury chocolate brown bathrobes
  • New patio umbrellas
  • Front porch rebuilt
  • New covered dining entrance
  • New roof on the lodge
  • Newly designed amenities for all the rooms
  • New glassware for bar and dining
  • Redesigned and landscaped gardens throughout the lodge property
  • New window treatments, custom shower curtains, duvets and some reupholstered chairs in the Moose, Baxter Suite, Totem, Trout, and Mt. Kineo suite.  This winter will be doing the Loon and Bear rooms.
  • New “Up North Cuisine” dinner menu based on guest input – more casual, flexible and continues the warm comfortable feeling of the lodge.
  • Martini Menu including the Mooseopolitan™ Martini.
  • Wood burning furnace that heats the lodge and water to save on oil use.
  • Resource of hiking trails in each room
  • Annual guest surveys to see how we are doing and identify opportunities.
  • Full concierges’ services for reserving dinner and activities.

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!

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Bull moose with large rack – larger than this one seen in neighboring pond by guests at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake while on a early morning Moose Safari.

Plein Air Art Show and Exhibit

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The Plein Art Artist Painting and Exhibit was a great success.  They created many new pieces that were put on display and can be seen on their websites.  Several of the Moosehead Lake pieces will be on display in the Lakeview Dining Room of the lodge.  If you are staying with us or dine here, you can enjoy or even purchase for your very own.

Enjoying the Fire Pit from the Inn Over the Lake

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Guests enjoy the cracking fire overlooking Moosehead Lake from the great expansive yard at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. This is becoming a regular on cool Maine evenings and a great way to meet other guests, talk about the day and share experiences.

Summer Breakfast at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

Lodge guests enjoyed breakfast on the patio overlooking this view this morning.  It was in the 70s with bright blue sky.  A full breakfast bar featuring fresh fruit, juices, cereal and fresh made banana bread started their meal with a bacon, broccoli and cheese frittata to get them on their way to a fun filled day of moose watching, hiking, rafting and so much more.

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.”

Butterflies Swarm the Lilacs at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Friday, May 28th, 2010

 At least three varieties of butterflies enjoy the lilac bush next to the Carriage House on this beautiful spring day.

Extended Gardens at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Monday, May 17th, 2010

 

Diamond grass, blushing bride and pink coreopis have been planted around the new fire pit and outside Chloe’s Pub…now if it would get a little warmer so they can really go to town.

New Front Porch on the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Friday, May 7th, 2010

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.

Why English travelers come to Northern Maine!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Maine is the beating heart of traditional rural America. It`s a land of tranquil fishing villages, white wooden church steeples and all-American clapboard houses, a region where colonial Inns serve up an abundance of delicious wholesome foods such as succulent blueberry pie, waffles with maple syrup and fresh shellfish and lobster.

The rugged wilderness of Northern Maine, the highlands and Aristook county appeal to anyone seeking a holiday with a real get-away-from-it-all feel. The passing seasons make this area a year-round delight, with nature painting its vivid colours across the landscape. Winter days are crisp, cold and invigorating, its woodlands and mountains laden with fine snow, eventually melting into Springs coloured with daffodils, forsythia and lilacs. Spring is the season when moosemania takes hold in the Moosehead lake region with plenty of opportunities to spot Maine`s favourite wild resident, along with black bears in late summer, eagles and white-tailed deer. The hot Summers here create the perfect venue for picnics and concerts in the open air, with white potato blossom adorning the countryside. But the Fall is Northern Maine`s most legendary season, when the woodlands and pastures light up in stunning tones of red, rust and crimson.

Northern Maine`s seasons and landscapes lend themselves to year-round outdoor activities that satisfy a lust for life. Its pristine winter landscapes invite adventurous visitors to enjoy snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The hot summers, on the other hand, are perfect for river cruises and canoe trips on the Allagash wilderness waterway, a 92 mile ribbon of rivers, lakes and streams that weave their way through the lush forests of Aroostook county. The best hiking trails in Northern Maine stretch along the ridges of the Appalachian mountain range, the rolling landscapes of Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Area region, where abundant lakes and rivers also offer fishing, kayaking and white-water rafting. The many thousands of acres of woodland also make this area a popular hunting ground for coyotes, moose and deer.

Whilst the region`s natural highlights are enough to provide a memorable adventure in themselves, visitors also come here to enjoy the many festivals that take place throughout the year. Fall is a time when culinary celebration is very much on the menu, with opportunities to join in apple picking and cider pressing. In late summer, the Presque Isle area sees the enchanting Balloon Fest event, in which colourful hot-air balloons are released into the night skies, while at the annual Paint the Lupine festival in Oakfield, visitors are encouraged to get creative with their sketch books and paintbrushes. Northern Maine is host to a full annual cultural calendar with many other local events attracting the crowds, including arts and craft fairs, parades and heritage days.

With such a wealth of natural attractions and exciting activities on offer, it may be difficult to believe that cheap holidays could be an option in Northern Maine, but cheap flights to Presque Isle from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester have made the region accessible to adventurous English travellers seeking a holiday off the beaten track. Add to this a wide selection of low-priced housekeeping cottages, inns and motels bursting with New England hospitality and you`ll find you don`t need to spend a fortune to experience the holiday of a lifetime in America.