Archive for the ‘winter’ Category
New snow at the Lodge as of 8:00 am this morning. About 20 inches on the ground now.
It’s now noon and we are still digging out only to learn more coming this afternoon. We have guests to leave and guests coming in tomorrow. What a winter wonderland in Maine.
After over 8 inches of snow yesterday, Robert McGee, the Maintenance Manager at the Lodge, is here bright and early to be sure all paths are shoveled and the drive way is clear for guests to easily come and go. Robert has worked at the Lodge for more than 10 years. He works hard to be sure the grounds are beautiful winter or summer and that every guest is happy We “love” Robert.
Our first snow fell on October 24, 2008. It didn’t last but it looks like winter is right around the corner. Pictured is the Lodge driveway and loads of wood ready for winter. If you are thinking about joining us for a winter holiday or vacation click here. Special getaway packages are available that save between 10 and 25% off summer rates. Hope to see you soon.
The recent installation of an outdoor wood furnace is part of the Lodge’s commitment to “Go Green” where ever we can. This unit will allow us to greatly reduce our dependence on heating oil and control heating costs. The original oil burning system remains available as a backup.
The outdoor furnace is tucked away in a small grove of spruce trees. Out of sight, but conveniently close to the Lodge. The growing pile of slit firewood is testimony to some honest labor in the crisp north woods air. Guests tell us the occasional smell of the wood fire adds to the Lodge ambience.
Ice fishing can be fast and furious on Moosehead Lake. It was a great year for Trout. Ice houses were set up in January and will be off by the end of March. The Lodge’s quick access to the lake by snowmobile makes it easy to experiment with this unique Maine sport and still enjoy the luxuries of the Lodge.
The first winter snow came to the Lodge with a total of 5″ on November 16th. That’s enough to do snowshoeing and more is on the way this week. If you are a winter snow bunny, make your reservations now!
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, is one of Moosehead Lake’s most accommodating lodges, and its staff welcomes Snowmobilers taking a winter snowmobiling vacation. “The Lodge” is one of few area inns offering snowmobilers direct access to the snowmobile trails from the lodge’s front door. The Greenville area has numerous restaurants offering a wide range of dining options, from fast food to family style or fine dining, and the area’s riding opportunities are endless.
It is a 164 round trip around the lake on the Moosehead Trail. There are restaurants and fuel stops along the way, and this route is marked with its own distinct trail signs featuring a moose head. Throughout the Moosehead Lake Region, snowmobiler’s will travel on well-groomed and well-marked trails that connect with Maine’s ITS. If they prefer, they can ride on logging roads and forge their own paths through fresh snow.
Our licensed Registered Maine Guides have grown up in the Moosehead Lake Region and have many years of snowmobile experience. Whether your interest is in cruising the groomed trails or setting a track to remote scenic areas, our guides will provide an experience you will not soon forget. A trail side cookout is included with your trip or you can snowmobile to a nearby restaurant.