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A Classic Lakefront Vacation in Maine!

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Fayette lodge description

The original lodge was built in 1937 and began operation that same year. Sadly, this beautiful, old building burned down just after Labor Day of 2013. As of now, the building has been replaced and is operating! We continue to add little touches and improvements on the original to make it an even better place to stay. Happily, we were able to retain the original fieldstone fireplace in the living room. Follow us on Facebook to see photos of the building process.

The new building looks almost the same on the outside, occupying the original footprint and using the same style. The photos you see on this page are very close to what the new place looks like, except for some improvements. We will be adding an ADA-compliant wheelchair lift to our deck for wheelchair access, as well as additional entrances from the deck. The front porch is still reached by stairs, though they are wider and easier to climb.

Inside, the first floor is all on one level with no steps between parts of the building. We have added an 8th bedroom and renovated another space (previously storage) into a game room. Interior styling replicates the original building with wood paneling throughout the 1st floor and most windows oriented for lake views. The bedrooms contain a mix of four queen beds and eight twin beds.

The kitchen has stainless steel commercial appliances as before, and is somewhat larger! The dining room seats over 40 people with room for another table or two.

Our long-time guests who come every year are excited to see what's new and those who have already been in love it! If you've never visited with us before, come and see what so many others have known for decades.

Echo Lake is the best place in Maine!

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            The large deck on the side offers access to the building using a wheelchair lift from ground level. The lift is reached from a paved path that leads from our handicap parking area, directly across the driveway from the lodge. Once on the deck, the entire first floor of the lodge is on one level....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only, $8 per night, per pet; or $50 per stay of a week or more, per pet....moreless

          • Singles
          • Groups
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Outdoors on deck or porch only....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            We provide a variety of books, games, and toys suitable for a range of ages....moreless

          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • smoking allowed- Outdoors on deck or porch only.


              • Ping Pong Table
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Toys
              • Books:

                Our small library features a collection of Maine-related titles, as well as books for kids of all ages....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Multi-function stereo in the dining room. Bring your CD collection or plug in your MP3 player....moreless

              • Game Room:

                Features a full-size pool table, plus a small, multi-game table with pool, Ping-Pong, table hockey, backgammon, checkers/chess, and more. We also have an old-style Table Cricket game (like foosball)....moreless

              • Games:

                We offer a variety of puzzles and board games....moreless

              • Pool Table:

                Our game room has a standard pool table with racks for 8-ball and 9-ball games....moreless

              • Foosball


              • Family
              • Away From It All


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Coin Laundry
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseshoes
              • Photography
              • Antiquing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Whale Watching
              • Boating

              local services and businesses

              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter

              Location Type

              • Rural:

                Fayette, ME is a rural town with many more trees than residents. Local farms offer pick-your-own blueberries and strawberries. Days are quiet, nights are dark and starry....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Our beach is sandy with a gradual slope for easy use by all ages. The swim float offers a place for jumping and diving. Beach chairs are provided....moreless

              • Lake:

                Echo Lake is one of the cleanest lakes in Maine, with a dozen game-fish species to pursue, and plenty of other wildlife....moreless

              • Lakefront:

                The property features 630 feet of lakefront with a dock and sandy beach. We have canoes, kayaks, and rowboats for your use, and PFDs. There is a communal firepit with wood provided....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                You may bring your own boat of any type. Most will need to use the public boat launch. We have trailer parking and boat rentals are available locally....moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Hunting
              • Water Tubing
              • Kayaking
              • Equestrian Events
              • Water Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Room
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 40 people


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Available at the office....moreless

                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Firewood
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Internet
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Sheets and bath towels provided. You may bring your own (and receive a discount), just tell us ahead of time. You MUST supply your own beach towels....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    All bedrooms have electric baseboard with individual thermostats. Bathrooms have wall-mounted electric heat with fans. Living and dining room have gas fireplaces....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Handicap parking directly across the driveway from the lodge, with a 6-car area just a few steps further back toward the office....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    We have free wifi available at the office. Sit on our porch or at our outdoor picnic table to commune with your gizmos....moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Bring your own boat! We have a dock and space to leave your trailer. A public boat launch is available at the north end of the lake. Most RVs can park, but we recommend you use nearby campgrounds....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    (2) Original fieldstone fireplace in living room with gas log set. Dining room features a gas-fired wood stove....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Verizon and US Cellular have good signal strength with nearby towers....moreless


                  • Catering Available:

                    Several nearby restaurants offer catering. Contact us for information and recommendations....moreless

                  • Grill
                  • Microwave
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full collection of utensils including a lobster pot....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Blender
                  • Toaster:

                    (2) Commercial 4-slice toasters....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    6-burner, commercial gas range with oven....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    40 standard place settings of dishes and eating utensils....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    (2) Large commercial refrigerator in kitchen, medium standard refrigerator (no freezer) in dining room....moreless

                  • Freezer:

                    Commercial stand-up freezer in kitchen....moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Single-stack commercial convection oven. Perfect for your pizza competition or enough biscuits to feed everyone!...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    A selection of dried herbs and spices is available for your use....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Commercial style 2-carafe coffee maker. It can brew up to 3.8 gallons of coffee per hour....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    Commercial stainless steel appliances and fixtures, including a griddle for enormous amounts of bacon! Three-bay sink has two drain boards, and there is a separate hand-washing sink. ...moreless


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck features picnic tables for outdoor dining. Railing is designed with bench seating....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    An event-style grill will cook up to 60 burgers at one time....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Our horseshoe pits meet standards of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association for competition use....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Six canoes and kayaks with paddles. PFDs provided....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Four rowboats with oars. PFDs provided....moreless

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Boat Dock
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Child's Swing
                  • Canoe
                  • Yard
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Porch Furniture


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                  Aug 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $8
                  • Tax Rate 8%


                  Cancellations - deposit refunded in full 90 days or more before arrival, otherwise refunds depend on rebooking your dates.

                  Events - $400 for one day, no lodging; catering extra.

                  Weddings - Starting at $3,150 for the weekend; includes equipment, services, capacity for 48 overnight guests. All terms negotiable.

                  Guests of our renters - $5 per person, per day.

                  Deposit of $1,000/week or $165/night within 10 business days of making reservation, balance due 30 days before arrival.

                  Cash, personal check, money orders accepted for all payments; credit cards for either deposit or balance.

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                  Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Augusta, ME
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-95, exit 109
                  60 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pemaquid Beach Park
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Weathervane Restaurant
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Maple Lane Golf
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Emporium Le Kitchen

                  Car: Necessary

                  Located 15 miles west of Augusta, the state capitol, there are plenty of activities for those willing to drive just a bit. The Maine State Museum has wonderful exhibits on the history and culture of the state, and the Children's Discovery Museum is a perfect place to while away a few hours on a rainy day for your little ones. Miniature golf can be found both outdoors and indoors (glow in the dark!). There's even a zoo less than 15 minutes away.

                  Local restaurants range from pizza and sub shops, to casual and fine dining, to Chinese, Thai, and other ethnic cuisines, and all are family-friendly. In the evening, a short drive to Monmouth will take you to live theater.

                  Several golf courses are within a half hour drive. These include the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club, the Maple Lane Golf Club, the Augusta Country Club, and more. The famous Sunday River course (designed by Robert Trent Jones) is a longer drive at about one and a half hours.

                  If you crave shopping, you can go antiquing in Hallowell, patronize artist collectives in the area, or trek to one of the many fascinating rock shops. Freeport, the home of L.L. Bean, offers a wide variety just an hour's drive away. Other attractions along the coast are within easy reach as well, including historic forts, lighthouses, ocean beaches, whale watching, and much more.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: James and Evelyn both have many years of experience in higher and elementary education, as well as with customer service in retail, and food service. James grew up in Winthrop, ME (not far from Echo Lake) and New Orleans, LA while Evelyn grew up in Bay Head, NJ and Sarasota, FL. Both of us attended college in Middlebury, VT. Currently, we live in a house right on Echo Lake, enjoying the beauty of these surroundings all year long, with our three children, Emma, Sylvie, and Charlie. And two cats.

                  Why the Owner Chose Fayette:
                  We fell in love with this property while looking for a way to change the direction of our lives. James' childhood memories of the area, Evelyn's memories with a similar place in upstate New York formerly owned by her family, and various experiences with summer camps in northern New England instantly made the lodge feel like coming home. The place has been here since 1937 and is the kind of vacation spot that has become very rare. We just knew right away we had to make sure the lodge kept its marvelous character and purpose, and could continue to be shared with all who appreciate what it has to offer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                  The lodge will take you back in time as soon as you set foot out of your car. Down a dirt road, surrounded by tall pines, the building looks just like it did when it was built. We have no phones, no TV, and limited wifi service so you can truly relax! While here, you can soak up peace and quiet, experience true darkness with brilliant stars at night, and enjoy the call of the loon. Only 15 miles from the state capitol, yet you can come here to get away from it all.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • The lodge!

                    The lodge!

                  • The living room can be arranged any way you like.

                    The living room can be arranged any way you like.

                  • The kitchen is ready for your enormous feast!

                    The kitchen is ready for your enormous feast!

                  • Twin beds share a lake view room.

                    Twin beds share a lake view room.

                  • Roasting marshmallows or just enjoying evening camaraderie is perfect here.

                    Roasting marshmallows or just enjoying evening camaraderie is perfect here.

                  • Dive on in, the water's fine!

                    Dive on in, the water's fine!

                  • And of course, the ubiquitous loon.

                    And of course, the ubiquitous loon.

                  • A screened porch overlooks the lake.

                    A screened porch overlooks the lake.

                  • The dining room can be cozy or expansive.

                    The dining room can be cozy or expansive.

                  • A queen bed in a room with a lake view.

                    A queen bed in a room with a lake view.

                  • To the dock for aquatic adventures!

                    To the dock for aquatic adventures!

                  • A gradual, sandy beach offers excellent swimming for all ages.

                    A gradual, sandy beach offers excellent swimming for all ages.

                  • Phlox in one of many small gardens found here.

                    Phlox in one of many small gardens found here.

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                  $450 per night (USD)

                  8 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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