A Classic Lakefront Vacation in Maine!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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. The new building retained as much of the original character and layout as we could manage! Happily, we were able to retain the original fieldstone fireplace in the living room as well as the expansive deck with bench seating around two sides. And we continue to add little touches as we go. Our guests' suggestions are always welcome!
The new building is taller than the original for structural reasons, but it occupies the same footprint and uses the same architectural style. We are finishing 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, 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 have been delighted to see what's new and everyone loves the place even more! 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!
Now, we have even more options for people looking for someplace to stay in Maine during the fall, winter, and early spring. Our building is fully winterized, so you can visit any time! And if you can't or don't want to get a large group together, call us to book just a room or two. We offer breakfast when folks are staying in small parties.
- Hunters, come check out the woods behind our place. We see lots of deer and rabbits, and some upland birds.
- Ice fishermen, cusk and lake trout are popular species to catch on Echo Lake in the winter. Togue and bass have also been caught recently.
- Snow mobile riders, we are a short ride from ITS Connector 115, as well a network of trails maintained by local riding clubs. And the lake is big enough to really put on some speed, with a full 6 miles of one-way run on the U-shape.
- Holiday travelers, think about having your whole family come. The kitchen is perfect for that Thanksgiving feast. The living room can take up to a 9-foot Christmas tree. Or just use us for overflow guests. It's all good!
- Downhill and cross-country skiing areas are within easy reach. You can hit the slopes or the trails and get away from the crowds while enjoying a less expensive accommodation.
- Events are also welcome! Need a place for a destination wedding? How about a really cool business retreat? Or maybe your church group needs a quiet spot for study and reflection. We can host you overnight, or just for the day.
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- 4800 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Wheelchair lift from ground to 1st floor.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Smoking Allowed:
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
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- smoking allowed- Outdoors on deck or porch only.
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
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 For Kids
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 40 people
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided:
- Mobile Phone:
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
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
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Chairs
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch Furniture
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 5 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
May 1 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $8
- Tax Rate 9%
Single rooms - $82 per night, tax included.
Cancellations - full deposit refund 30 days before arrival, otherwise refunds depend on re-booking dates.
Events - $400 for one day, no lodging; catering extra.
Weddings - Base package is seasonal from $980 - $1,400 for facility rental; options include event equipment, services, capacity for up to 48 overnight guests, and more.
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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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.
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, ME, USA:
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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Our big sign is up from April to November.
The front porch.
To the dock for aquatic adventures!
A gradual, sandy beach offers excellent swimming for all ages.
Phlox in one of many small gardens found here.
Looking up from the lake.
Roasting marshmallows or just enjoying evening camaraderie is perfect here.
Dive on in, the water's fine!
And of course, the ubiquitous loon.
The wheelchair lift.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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