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Dining Schedule at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Monday, August 30th, 2010

This season, we have changed the Lodge dining schedule.  We serve dinner only in the Lakeview Dining Room to our lodging guests and we accept a limited number of  reservations from the public.  This has allowed us to focus on providing a premium dining experience.  The menu is Ala Carte and focuses on Up North Cuisine, casual, warm and comfortable, like the Lodge itself.  When weather permits, we also serve on the deck under the stars.  Chloe’s Pub is not open to the public but remains available to lodging guests along with the newly constructed fire pit.  Around the fire pit, guests can order a “Smores” kit, enjoy an outdoor wood fire and watch the stars dazzle against a black sky.

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!

Sample Dinner Menu at the Lodge

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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

30 Mile Wilderness Dog Sled Race – Greenville, Maine

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The 30 Mile Wilderness Dogsled race is scheduled for February 6th starting at 11:30 AM. It begins and ends in Greenville Maine at the Maine Warden Service. Sled dog teams race up the lake, crossing Lily Bay Road and jumping on the trail that connects to the 100 Mile Wilderness area over Appalachian Mountain Club Camp to Camp Ski Trails and Plum Creek Timberland Property.


Many Viewing points, one of the best being at West Branch Pond Camps in Frenchtown Township. Easy access downtown at Warden Service in Greenville at race start. For more info and map check out our website and come back to the Lodge for a Cozy Winter Weekend that includes a full breakfast and a winter supper.

Snowmobiling from the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Monday, January 11th, 2010
We have more than 18″ of new snow and many of the trails are open.  This could be you.  Take a ride from the lodge; we have easy access to the ITS and we are serving great winter suppers in Chloe’s pub on Friday & Saturday nights.  Enjoy a casual and social evening while dining on Hearty Chili Con Carne, Buffalo Short Rib Pie, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches and even Crispy Crumb Coated Macaroni and Cheese Balls and don’t forget a signature Moosapolitan Martini.  See you soon.

Moose Sightings from the Lodge at Moosehead Lake

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

May and June are great months to come to the Moosehead Lake region to see Moose. It is calving season and not uncommon to see twins. Call the Lodge to book your room  and let us reserve a Moose Safari and Wildlife trip with our Registered Maine Guide. These photos were taken by Lodge guests.

Great Dining at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake Requires Ongoing Upkeep

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Keeping our wine list current and enjoyable requires ongoing maintenance.  Dennis and Linda attended a wine tasting sponsored by our distributor in Bar Harbor.  As Dennis says, “This is a tough job, but someone has to do it.” We were looking for a great Sauvignon Blanc and less oak Chardonnay based on guests requests.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

It was a full house for dinner at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake. Guests were treated to a 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Jack. Featured were our famous Maine Peekytoe Crab Cakes and our very own Moosehead Lake Lobster Bake including grilled Maine Lobster with Rope Grown Mussels in a Creamy Corn Fumet over Mac & Cheese. And of course, there was chocolate! It was a beautiful way to celebrate the love of your life, just be sure your table is reserved early for 2010. Lodging guests came back to their rooms to find, hand dipped chocolate strawberries before retiring for the evening.

We’d rather come to The Lodge at Moosehead Lake in the winter, what’s to do?

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, snow mobiling, AND absolutely NOTHING but being pampered?? Snuggle up in the Great Room in front of a roaring fire, put your feet up, sip a favorite beverage, nibble on something delicious, & then just ssssnnnoooooozzzzzzzzzeeee off! We won’t let anyone disturb you!!!