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Win a Moosehead Lake Getaway at the Maine Children’s Museum & Theatre Annual Auction

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake has provided a Luxury Getaway Package to the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine 2013 Annual Auction. The funds raised from Auction contributions provide support to the organization in many ways, including administrative services, educational programming, exhibit maintenance, and day-to-day operations. Childrens Museum & Theatre Maine Auction

The Maine Children’s Museum & Theatre is designed to inspire Maine’s next generation of innovators. “We are proud to include the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine in our 2013 giving plan and excited to help this great organization foster curiosity and creativity,” added Linda Bortis, owner of the Lodge. “As a business marketing person, I know how important these attributes are to a person’s growth and our country’s future success.” The program reaches children from 6 months to 10 years old.

The Luxury Getaway Package worth $1,000.00 includes a 2 night stay in one of our Lodge rooms, gourmet breakfast every morning and all the many amenities available at our Maine bed and breakfast. In additional the Moosehead Marine Museum has donated a Katahdin cruise to the lucky winner. The live auction is scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2013 at Ocean Gateway, on Portland’s waterfront.

In 2012 the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine was named among the top 12 Children’s Museums in the country by In addition, the Children’s Museum was one of four children’s museums in the world to receive the prestigious Met Life Promising Practice award recognizing their cultural education policies.

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