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The Christmas Tree Inn

Bedrooms 12
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Lodge, 11 Bedrooms, 10+ Baths, (Sleeps 30)

Rustic Maine lakefront lodge built in 1938 in Bridgton, ME. Great for family reunions and large get togethers.

Once a romantic getaway for newlyweds this property was the main lodge of Christmas Tree Shores. Maintained in 1950’s traditional lodge décor, this house provides comfort and space for multiple families.

11 bedrooms all with private baths. Sleeps 30 people. Large lakeside dining room, eat in kitchen equipped with 2 ranges and 2 refrigerators – great for accommodating large groups. Over-sized living room with balcony and field stone fireplace.

Enjoy the relaxing comfort of a warm fire after a day of skiing at nearby Shawnee Peak or gather your group for a variety of games at the poker table. The Multi-Peaked Sunday River is only 1 hr away.

Experience the lake by canoeing, kayaking or swimming right outside the door or sit out on the deck overlooking the water after a day in the sun. Tie your boat up at the boat dock after a day of water skiing or lounging in the sun. Please note that boats are not provided.

Antique or shop at the outlets in tax-free nearby North Conway, NH.

Outdoor fire pit, horse shoes, large lakeside deck, large fixed dock and swimming float.

Weekly rentals available during summer months. Saturday to Saturday. Weekends and partial week rentals available off season – security deposit required. References are requested.

Like us on Facebook for additional pictures/Events/Area attractions: /ChristmasTreeInn

Keywords: Lake Front, Inn, Large family, Pet Friendly, Reunions, Lodge, Maine, Fire Pit, Skiing, Hiking, Shopping, weekend away, Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiling

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Stephanie

The property is owned by two families that have grown quite large over the generations. The Christmas Tree Inn has been a wonderful place for holidays and family gatherings over the years.

Stephanie purchased this lodge in 1962

Why Stephanie chose Bridgton

The property was purchased in 1962 by a brother and sister whose mother was sick. They wanted to have a place where both of their large families could gather with their mother. The property in Bridgton worked because of its proximity to a local hospital as well as to Portland ME. Since then it has been a gathering place for all of the children and their families for skiing, boating, shopping and celebrating. The Christmas Tree Inn has seen numerous wedding ceremonies and receptions, family reunions, birthday parties and annual gatherings of families and friends.

What makes this lodge unique

The Christmas Tree Inn is located in a wooded association perfect for the quiet morning walk or run. 5 Minutes to Shawnee Peak Ski Area, 1/2 hour to the outlets of North Conway, NH. 15 minutes from the Fryberg Fair in October, many restaurants in area, 5 minutes to golf at Bridgton Highlands Country Club.


Bridgton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , in furnace room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , tub
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 9 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 11 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 murphy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Adjoins Bedroom 4, 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Stand up shower, 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Adjoins room 2, 1st floor
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , No heat, No private bathroom, 1st floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fire Pit, Horse Shoes, Boat Dock, Swimming Float, Poker Table


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(7 traveler reviews)

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The Christmas Tree Inn
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Wethersfield, CT

Perfect for all generations of our family

  • 5 of 5

Once again we all loved this sprawling comfy lodge and already set a date for next summer's family reunion. It has absolutely everything a group aged 1 to 97 could desire. Loons to wake up and fall asleep to, beautiful lake views, delightful paddling and swimming, fabulous kitchen and dining room, great campfire pit and inside fireplace, lots of bathrooms, and loads to see and do in the area, including boat rides on Long lake and a private chartered cruise on Sebago Lake. Can't recommend it highly enough. Stephanie is also wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wethersfield, CT

Fabulous Lakeside Reunion Site

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 16 (ranging from 2 to 96 years) had our best reunion ever at The Christmas Tree Inn (and we've spent weeks in several different New England states over the last 7 years!). In fact, before the week ended, we made a unanimous and enthusiastic decision to return in 2017, and confirmed our summer reservation with the owners. I agree with all the observations of other reviewers, so won't reiterate what a fun lodge it is to be in, how gorgeous the setting, how helpful the owners, how many things there are to do in the area, etc.! Some of our very favorite things? All sitting around the long table in the dining room and singing together after meals, with our portable keyboard set up facing the water. Canoeing and fishing after supper and listening to the loons. Scattering around the place to do our own things - reading outside on the dock, porch and beach, playing lawn games, sacking out on the couches in the living room, making personal pizzas in an assembly line in the huge kitchen. As others have said, you never feel you are on top of each other with so much space. The owner stopped by while we were there and made sure all our questions were answered. She was wonderful. I highly recommend this lodging!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy that we could share our home with you!
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Lawrence Mass


  • 5 of 5

My Mother and Father, 40 years ago, started a tradition with their 6 grown children. Vacationing one week a year all together. We started off in homes in Maine that were much smaller and as all our families expanded we needed a bigger place. My Father finally found this home about 21 years ago! There were 29 of us then. We loved this home! Lots of room, clean and well appointed in all ways. We did only rent it two summers. Illness interfered. The owners were extremely kind and workable. I don't know if the people that own it now are the same owners as then, but we missed this home. My Father and Mother have both passed but the memories will never be forgotten! :) My siblings and I and all our families still do a reunion during the summer, but only for a weekend in July. I wonder if the owners now would consider renting for just a 3 day weekend! How wonderful would that be? I would so recommend this home to everyone! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! Maybe more in the future. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naples, FL

Summer visit, group of 18 adults, mostly from Texas.

  • 5 of 5

Great facility, plenty of rooms and baths for a large group. The lake is beautiful and there is a place where you can rent a boat and they deliver it to the lake.

Large dining area overlooking the lake with a game area with card table. The kitchen is well furnished with plenty of refrigerator space for a large group. There is a great campfire area and horseshoe pit.

This is a great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Bridgewater, MA

Loved our winter vacation at the Christmas Tree Inn

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the Christmas Tree Inn. We packed the Inn to the brim and loved every minute of our time there. The Inn is so nostalgic and cozy. It's close to skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing. The kids loved walking on the ice out to the island and all the fun a snow storm can offer. There is plenty of room. We had over 30, mostly children, and we able to spread out and never felt as if we were on top of each other. It was fantastic! We can't wait to try it out in the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

Great Property!! The Inn had everything we needed for our group of 25 (+) people. There was plenty of room for everyone to have their own private space, and the living areas were big enough for everyone to get together as a group. Not once did we feel cramped or feel like we needed more space for our group. Quite the opposite!

The outside space is fabulous!! We spent most of our time sitting out on the large deck overlooking the lake, while the kids played in the sand and swam out to the floating dock. It is perfect for dogs, too – more than enough room to run and play.

The fire pit was a great way to end the day. The spotlights were perfect at night, lighting up the fire pit and horseshoe area.

Our room was perfect, comfortable bed, private bathroom and a gorgeous view overlooking the lake. All of the rooms have private bathrooms, which is ideal when traveling with such a large group.

This was a perfect summer rental and it completely changed my views on traveling with a large group of people. We never felt cramped, or crowded, and we loved every minute of our stay, and I can only imagine how wonderful the Inn would be in the winter with the enormous stone fireplace to sit around after skiing. We will defiantly be return guests to your property, and will recommend the Christmas Tree Inn to anyone we know looking for a group rental! We can’t thank you enough! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International Jet Port
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Tap House
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Highland Links Golf Course
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Security Deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

All payments are non-refundable if rental is canceled within 90 days of check in unless a replacement renter can be found.

To hold rental, non-refundable $500.00 deposit required. This will later act as security deposit. 50% rental fee due 90 days prior to rental, balance due 30 days prior to rental.

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