"My husband grew up on Lake Maranacook on the Readfield side. His family owned one of the tourist homes so you can imagine the fondness that he and his brother had for this lake. All of their 7 daughters grew up with amazing stories of family, games and this lake in an era of peacefulness, family games and playing in and around the lake.
The week was selected, daughters and kids arrived and settled in. With Dennis's attentive hosting and thoughtful nuances (towels, dishes, games, deck chairs, BBQ, TVs, kayaks, life preservers, etc) they felt like they were "home" immediately. Then the rest of us would arrive and come and go daily! MEMORIES....we were across the lake from and able to "see" the familiar areas around Tallwood and the former Townsend Farm Inn. This meant home and
and heart to all of us....words can not express what a delight and comfort this week was.
We all made it to the lake daily...and the youmgest ones...well....its not an exageration to say, that everytime any adult said, "I'm going down to the water," there would be a mad sprint for suits and towels and the kids would beat them down the path!
When we'd tire of the sunshine (who knew?) we had plenty of room to spread out in the house. We had TVs, ping pong, board games....but Grandma's and grandkids' favorite was dominoes on the dining room table!
Groceries were nearby....and so was Pat's Pizza in Augusta (another family tradition) and plenty of places to stop for an evening ice cream....oh...and lobster...the traditional Maine feast?...of course!....our only request from Dennis for next year?.....a BIG 'ol LOBSTER pot for the kitchen!
There have been hundreds of photos to share and weeks later, the family is still smiling and sharing the new Lake Maranacook memories. Another topic is now included, though......what new memories lie in store for us NEXT year! As my husband often says, "The game's a foot!" We are certainly booking early for another amazing summer blast so the kids will have their own Maranacook stories to add to ours.
Kudos to Dennis and this wonderful and homey home and location!
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!"
Guest: Mr. & Mrs. "T"
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: September 2, 2016