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3 Alden Camps CV, Oakland, ME 04963-4000
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Alden Camps is a seasonal resort that offers great fishing, fantastic food and family fun. We are located on scenic East Pond in the Belgrade Lakes area, a part of the Kennebec and Moose River Valleys Region. Come and enjoy activities for all members of the family in a rustic environment. Nature abounds and waterskiing, tubing and a sand beach complement some of the best small and largemouth bass fishing in the United States. Three meals a day in our central dining room and a weekly Lobster Clam Bake will give you the energy to enjoy all that Alden Camps has to offer. Our family looks forward to welcoming you.
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Melissa D wrote a review Aug 2021
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We visited for 5 nites in July with friends that have been going for years. The cabins were just what you needed- clean with a beautiful view. We rented a boat to have for the week and also paddleboards- they were great to use when we wanted. The food was very good- breakfast and dinners in the main house. Lunch was bagged to go but we were fishing most days so we typically made other plans. There isn’t ac in the cabins but the weather was perfect- and we brought fans. Not having tv was nice- we kept busy outside with nature. My 19 year old son and his GF came with us and they enjoyed it as much as us. Fishing was great on East Pond- we had guides with us and caught lots of fish. We would definitely return. Thanks Alden Camps for a change of scenery and to a simple time.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Will Travel wrote a review Nov 2019
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Disappointed in the condition of the cabins and thought the food was meh. Part of my disappointment might have been that people gush about this place and it just did not live up to expectations. So, I am writing the review that I wish I had found before spending 3K to stay there for a week. We are a family with young kids, we're New Englanders who have spent many summers visiting family in Augusta and vacationing nearby. We have rented other rustic cabins and houses and done farmstays and airbnbs within 30 minutes of Alden 5+ times. Alden is the most expensive place we've stayed in that area and it was a splurge I regretted. Our sleep quality was poor. The cabins were moldy and the beds were uncomfortable. I woke up the first morning feeling like crap and asked a staff person who cleaned our cabin if they were all the same. She showed me to a much cleaner cabin with newer beds which was empty. I asked the owner/ manager about a switch she told me that all the beds were the same and that the cabin I had seen was reserved for other guests in a day or two so it was therefore unavailable. It was empty until our last day there. The cabins were only at about half capacity when we were there and all guests got to chatting over breakfast about how bad the beds are. The food which people rave about here and looked great on their social media was so sweet, everything was coated in sugar, it was almost comical. I ordered seared scallops and they came encrusted in what must have been frosted cornflakes (or perhaps some other topping they added sugar to). We found the few dishes that were not overly sweet and ordered them for every meal. The other guests who seemed really happy to be there were people who had a long family tradition of going there and older men who seemed like they were on a guys weekend, spent the whole time fishing and brought a bottle of booze to all meals. I am not knocking their fun just contrasting it to our experience as a young family who was looking for a place were we could swim, rest and have the cooking and housekeeping taken care of. I feel bad posting this about what is obviously a well loved place but it is the information I wish I had known prior to going. Of course you can't please everyone. This looked like a place we would love (and to be clear the Pond, grounds, sunset views and proximity to the water are awesome) but Alden Camps wasn't for us.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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IloveitalyFlorida wrote a review Jul 2019
Florida16 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I spent 4 wonderful nights at Alden Camps and we loved every minute of it! We swam, kayaked, tubed, hiked and ran (at nearby Colby College in Waterville). But we also read, napped, watched the sunset and totally relaxed! The food is absolutely delicious and we had to hold ourselves back so we didn’t gain weight. The Lobster Bake and s’mores on Friday night were particularly memorable. And they have Gifford’s ice cream with lunch and dinner! The grounds of the camp are lovely. There were so many beautiful flowers and everything was very well maintained but still natural and rustic. The cabins are basic but comfortable and they are cleaned daily. We appreciated the refrigerator on the front porch to store our drinks and the ice delivery at 4:00ish every day was perfect for cocktail hour. We loved it so much and are hoping to go back in the near future! Thank you for a lovely experience!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Rhoda W wrote a review May 2019
Mount Vernon, Maine71 contributions9 helpful votes
My Mother's Day was absolutely wonderful. Alden Camps is so peaceful . A place to unwind and exhale and step into an atmosphere that is just lovely. Martha and family are so kind and welcoming, and all the staff are just great. The meal was exquisite! I cannot wait to return with family.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Mara D wrote a review Nov 2018
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The best vacation ever is spending quality time with your family and your 'Alden' family members. The food is incredible (especially the whoopie pies), the view is incredible (especially the sunrises and sunsets), the people are incredible (especially my Alden Family), the activities such as fishing and water sports are incredible, the wildlife is incredible (especially if you are a photographer) and having the peace of mine is BEYOND incredible. By far, the best vacation ever. Some of my photos taken at Alden Camp are included in my (2) children's books -'Do you want to take a selfie' and 'Whatcha lookin at?'.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Mal D wrote a review Aug 2018
Naples, Florida6 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is a gem on East Pond in the Belgrade Lakes area of Central Maine. Excellent menu and staff is very understanding about food allergies. Primarily a family atmosphere under a longstanding family operation.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled
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foodie1945 wrote a review Jun 2017
Naples, Florida248 contributions48 helpful votes
My friends and I had a gourmet meal in an old rustic lodge. On a nice evening there are tables on a screened in porch. There were 17 of us so we ate inside. Trying to decide what to eat from the wonderful menu took some time. I decided on the pork loin with Bailey's Irish cream sauce. Fabulous !! You get a house salad with the meal. But , you must save room for dessert! They all looked very good. I had Chocolate cake. I have never stayed here but live locally so really enjoyedthe restaurant.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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shannonegeise wrote a review Apr 2017
Arlington, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
We have been going to Alden Camps for 10 years. Our daughters were not quite 1 and 3 when we started going. This is a perfect place for a working couple to go and relax. They think of everything. Pack N Plays, high chairs, kid appropriate or negotiated meals. Activities include a jungle gym, swings, soccer, volleyball, plenty of places to run and then there are all the water activities: boating, kayaks, floating, canoes and paddle boards. We packed walkie talkies as the girls aged and let them walk around and report what they were doing while we read/slept/ate and visited. You can consume alcohol on the grounds and check out of the digital world. For those that need it we had wifi in our cabin and up at the house, but encourage you to sit back and play cribbage or read a book while waiting for your incredibly fresh and delicious meal to arrive. Save room for dessert! We can't say enough good things about the experience! Pack your suit and light sweatshirt or buy one there. Get ready to fall in love with the lake and the loons! Always put your name in the wish book.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Room Tip: Cabin #1 is lovely. Beds are comfy, linens fresh and cleaned daily.
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MikeNor wrote a review Jan 2017
Newton, Massachusetts20 contributions3 helpful votes
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This June will be our 27th year returning! I guess that says a lot about how we feel about Alden Camps. The fishing is very good. The food is incredible by any standards - not just by camp standards. Every night there is a chalkboard menu which is always changing, varied, and fantastic. The owners and staff always bend over backwards to make sure their guests' stays are easy and fun. This family-owned camp (for over 100 years) is simply THE BEST, and at reasonable prices! We can't wait for June to come every year!! Note* I rated the rooms as excellent because we love the rustic cabins.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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TheWalkingGoose wrote a review Jul 2016
Kauai, Hawaii6 contributions3 helpful votes
Been coming to Alden for five years (without the kids). This year we took the kids (and our dog). The more the merrier. Love this place. All of the cabins are on the water. All of the meals are (great) restaurant quality. Staff is friendly and helpful. You get your own motor boat, located on the dock in front of your cabin. Fishing is great. You can hear - and see loons every day. There is an active bald eagle nest on the lake. Great biking (wide shoulders - paved in 2014). Amazing view of sunsets and thunderstorms from the screened in porch. If all of this doesn't sound good to you - stay away (please)!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alden Camps
Which popular attractions are close to Alden Camps?
Nearby attractions include Mt. Phillip (4.2 miles) and Smithfield General Store (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alden Camps?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alden Camps?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Alden Camps?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alden Camps?
Conveniently located restaurants include Riverside Farm Market and Cafe, Early Bird, and Korner Store.
Are pets allowed at Alden Camps?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Alden Camps?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Smithfield General Store (3.8 miles).