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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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Will Travel wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
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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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Room Tip: Ask for the newer cabins, less charm but also less mold and better beds.
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IloveitalyFlorida wrote a review Jul 2019
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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 as a couple
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rwillard2016 wrote a review May 2019
Mount Vernon, Maine72 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 with family
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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).
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 Winslow Homer's Studio (9.5 miles).