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Allagash Suite Honors Herb Cochran – Greenville, Maine

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Every room at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake has been uniquely decorated to enable the guest to experience more of what the Maine North woods are all about. . all with love and great detail.  The Allagash suite is no exception. This suite was named after the late  Herb Cochran, who at the time lived next door and started the Allagash Canoe Trips along with his son Warren. The Christmas before he passed away, he gave the original Lodge owners, his  ”POLE” that he used on

these trips. The Allagash suite was named in his honor.  On the long inside wall halfway between the living room & bedroom area hangs this pole and suspended from it were several oars that were also given by folks from the Moosehead community.

Additional details includes the boom chains from which the beds are suspended.  These came from nearby Rockwood, Maine.

With the addition of the Lodge’s new poling canoe trip – guests can now experience an outdoor skill that has been almost lost.  Step back in time and find hidden spots in this remote region only accessible through your canoe and a pole.  At the Lodge, it is all about the authentic Maine woods experience – in true luxury.

Moose Bath Room Upgrade

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Just completed – the Moose bathroom upgrade.  A new vanity was built using rustic wood with inlaid birch and New England red slate counter top.  A compact refrigerator has also been built in for our guests’ convenience.  The larger counter gives us room to add a new K-cup coffee maker as well.  Similar upgrades are being completed in the Bear room.  Soon, most of our rooms will have these new amenities.

Left – completed bathroom
Bottom right – old bathroom
Top right – bathroom in remodeling process

Refurbished Guest Pantry at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

We tackled refurbishing the Guest Pantry to improve the look and functionality for our guests just in time for the New Year’s Eve weekend.  We found 3 layers of flooring that was removed and replaced with ceramic tile, added a smaller refrigerator, small sink with instant hot water for teas and hot chocolate and built in trash receptacle below the sink. The counter top was also replaced with New England Red slate.  With all our remodeling projects, we aim to maintain the original feel of the lodge and we think we have. Now we have much more usable space for snacks and beverages available anytime.

Lodge at Moosehead Lake is Decorated for the Holidays

Monday, December 20th, 2010

The lodge is all decked out for the holidays with lights trimming the eaves and fireplace mantel, Christmas stockings on the dining chairs, large poinsettias, greenery down the railing, fresh wreaths on all the dining room winters and much more. Enjoy the holidays at the lodge; a few rooms are still available for NYE so reserve your space now.  This is just the place to reduce the stress of all your holiday planning and put things right for the new year.  See you soon!

Katahdin Suite Bathroom – A Piece of Art

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The Katahdin Suite – often called the most romantic room at the Lodge has a newly remodeled bathroom complete with tile floor, enlarged tile shower with rain shower head, tiled double jacuzzi-style tub and double vanity.  This vanity is a piece of art and not to be found anywhere else.  The vanity is made from rustic wood found on the property and finished with real copper top.  Notice the birch wood door inserts.  The middle section, that looks like 3 drawers is actually a compact refrigerator.  And don’t forget the bathroom fireplace…what a treat.

Plein Air Painting (Outdoor) and Exhibition at the Lodge

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

It has been said by many a visitor to the Moosehead lake area, that the Lodge at Moosehead Lake has one of the most beautiful and panoramic views. “We want to share this view, but as a private retreat, it is not open for public viewing.  Therefore the next best is to capture it in a way that allows others to know the beauty this area has to offer.” explained Linda Bortis, owner of the Lodge.  Four hand-selected and accomplished artists, all with a true love for Maine and its ever changing landscapes are coming to the Lodge. Each artist sees the world in her or his unique way.  It’s this sharing of perspective that enriches us.

These Maine artists will be at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake from June 25 through 27 to capture the natural beauty in acrylics, oils, gouaches and watercolors. Guests staying at the Lodge, have the privilege of watching each piece develop. ”We are then opening it up for public viewing on Sunday, June 27 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM,” added Linda, “Each artist will bring other pieces for display.” Works are available for purchase. Artists include:
  • Evelyn Dunphy, West Bath, ME – The first artist to receive the Natural Resource Council of Maine’s “People’s Choice” award for her contribution to conservation in Maine, she was also the first “Visiting Artist” in Baxter State Park in 2009.
  • Michael Boardman, North Yarmouth, ME – Michael works as much as possible from life and can often be found hiking or kayaking the wilds of Maine with his painting kit strapped to his back.
  • Carolyn Walton, Freeport, ME -Walton creates a lovely essay of rolling terrain and undulating fields that radiate both with the affection she obviously feels for the scenery she observes and for the act of painting itself.
  • Bruce MacDonald, Boothbay, ME – My goal is to figure out what is compelling about a scene in front of me, get rid of the extraneous details, and focus on the big forms, with their colors, sunlit elements, and shadows.
Enjoy a wonderful Sunday afternoon of natural beauty and art. Biographies of each artist will be available as well as a glass of wine sold by the Lodge. See you there.

LOCATION: 2.5 miles north of Greenville on the lake side of the road.

ADDRESS: 368 Lily Bay Road
Greenville, Maine 04441

Antler Sconce at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

With Fallow deer antlers, a copper plate and birch lampshade, we created this sconce that now lights the hall outside the Moose Room.

2009 Christmas at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Sample of Christmas at the Lodge from Santa Stockings on the chairs to birch, gingerbread moose cookies and pine cone garland.  We hope you all had a blessed holiday season.

Lodge at Moosehead Lake Improves Rustic Elegance

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Northwoods Chic is the rustic elegance you’ve come to expect at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake.   In the last few months we have picked out items needing updating.  These two chairs in the Great Room of the Lodge are set for guest viewing of the magnificent sunsets every night.