Beautiful, rustic, well kept, clean, organized, quintessential woodsy, lakefront Maine In reality, the Loon Lodge is certainly to be strongly considered when planning overnight trip to the Rangeley area. The views can't be beat, the cozy fireplace, sitting area, bar, the building's history, charm, character, and restaurant ooze rustic, homey elegance. The rooms are appropriately appointed...... Now you wonder why I rated the Loon Lodge an overall poor choice? Two major, (emphasis major) issues ---
-- COMFORT: though the beds are comfy comfy comfy, the fold out futon beds which allow another person or so in the room (works for kids) are the pits. The futons in both rooms we've stayed in are barely adequate from a comfort perspective - be prepared for a rough night's sleep, especially when you end up trading places cuz one of the kids can't sleep well on the futon.
---NOISE: Someone else I believe mentioned - - the walls, and floors are paper thin - you can hear every (and I mean every) snore, cough, sneeze, toilet flushing, door closing, conversation taking place in adjacent rooms or downstairs - particularly in one room that is pretty much over the fireplaced sitting area. We were so lucky enough recently to be treated to the cook telling his life story to what seemed like a newfound friendship with a female guest whuile sitting by the fireplace though sounding as though they were at the foot of our bed - - - and I'll add, the entire flirtaceous conversation occurred over wine and between the hours of 1:00am to 4:00am - not fun! To say I was cranky in the morning is an understatement. You'd think there'd be a policy of these kinds of shenanigans. . . . .
As mentioned, the Lodge is exquisite and it's a shame something cannot be done to improve the acoustic issues. . . . . . though for the reasons above, I'd never every consider staying there again.
- Also Known As:
- Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant Rangeley, Maine