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“An exceptional stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant

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Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 8 Rangeley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An exceptional stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

We loved the Loon Lodge from the minute we walked through the door. It is charming, decorated in a great cabin style, very warm and inviting. The view of the lake and sunsets on the lake are spectacular. We loved our room, The Nordic room and woke to a view out onto the beautiful lake.

Dinner was fantastic. Service was warm and friendly. All around an enchanting time. While breakfast is not served there, Mooseley Bagels down the street is wonderful for breakfast.

Room Tip: We liked the Nordic and would choose a room with a view of the lake. The bathroom for the Nordic is...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

We were looking for a place to unwind and WOW did we find it! We left the premises for breakfast and a walk in town and spent the rest of the time relaxing, reading and enjoying the lodge! We were greeted by Beth and invited to get settled in & relax. We made reservations for dinner & spent the afternoon sitting by the lake & enjoying the view & more importantly, the peace! The food was superb to the point we asked to meet the head chef, Patrick to tell him how much we enjoyed the meals while there. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating to our requests! We spent the last night watching a great thunderstorm come in & sipping great wine from their collection. We will be back....

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2011

Loon Lodge & most of its iterations over the years exemplifies mountain cabin spectacular craft. This original log lodge is just over 100 years old and retains the magnificent interior log work - completely updated and rennovated but in keeping w/its original character. Beautiful lake views (what lake views in Rangeley are not spectacular?). This review focuses on the dining at Loon Lodge - both restaurant & pub. Excellent dinners - different but not fad-ish or exotic - competent./friendly staff. Decent wine list. Homemade lemon 'intermezzo' unexpected & awesome - always w/a sprig of fresh mint and fresh baked individual loaves of homemade bread. Very accommodating chef (who has returned following a short absence - and misstep for the venue) prepares favorite meals from past menus on our request. Highly recommended.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

I had dinner twice last week in the pub with my husband. Consistent with the rest of the inn, the pub has a traditional mountain camp décor with real wood panels and pictures of snowmobiles. It is a popular spot for the locals on Wednesday-Saturday evenings. In the summer, they boat across the lake and dock at the inn. It is a beautiful location for weddings which get close attention from the event manager and the owners. The waitress seemed happy and was quick.

The menu in the pub includes pub entrees, dining room entrees, and dinner specials, and there is a full bar. The glasses of pinot noir were a quality well above the typical house wine. The portion sizes and quality were very good.

I loved the Loon Lodge Salad, spring mix lettuce, pecans, dried cranberries and a generous pile of deep-fried onion strips. The Mushroom Strudel had sautéed mushrooms with garlic, leeks and chevre cheese wrapped in crispy phyllo dough and served with a port demi glace. The browned phyllo piled on top was showy but didn’t contribute much although the filling was tasty. Baked Brie en Croute was standard, but I really liked the warm fruit sauce on it. My husband enjoyed and ate a huge serving of Saturday-special prime rib. The butternut squash ravioli were in a subtly sweet and seasoned cream sauce with lots of sautéed vegetables. I asked for some chicken with it, and got slices of tender chicken on top. We were too stuffed for dessert.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
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Portland, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

My wife and I stayed for two nights in late February along with several other couples. I've stayed in the Rangeley area many times in the past, but this was our first time at Loon Lodge & it definitely won't be our last.

The room we were in (room 1) is at ground level with a fantastic view of the lake; it was spacious, well decorated, and the bed was comfortable. There was no TV and no phone, which is fine with me, but there is wi-fi, and the connection was superb.

The common room is pleasant and welcoming, and quite "inn-like", with an enormous stone fireplace with real wood logs burning. There's a pub style bar off of the common area.

We had dinner twice while we were there, and both meals were superb. My wife and I both had duck the first night, along with a bottle of very nice wine; I had the prime rib the next night.

If you stay during the winter, I recommend the cross-country ski area. It was amazing, with miles of groomed trails.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

We stayed a couple nights here enjoying the winter time fun Rangeley has to offer. We had the opportunity to try several dishes and I enjoyed exploring each flavorful dish. Loon Lodge is worth the stay but anyone who loves finding a creative menu that won't disappoint definitely needs to visit this wonderful part of Maine.

FYI - the lodge is right on the lake with snowmobile access, a large dining area and bar downstairs that could potentially be used for functions?? and less than 10 minutes from Saddleback Mtn.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank __BigAir_JP__
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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2010

After a number of great meals at the Loon Lodge over the years(especially the prime rib), I was extremely disapointed in my last visit in Nov. 2010.

The prime rib and pasta dish my wife and I had was terrible (even the ceasar salad was inedible).
After questioning the waitress she said they had changed chefs (and by her expression had heard this before)

What a shame. This was such a great place with great people that you could not find anywhere else in town. It's the place you could get dressed up and go out for a meal without ever having to worry about food quality.

We are hoping to spend New Years Eve dinner here, but can't bring ourselves to go back.

We just hope they do the right thing and bring back a real chef (not just a cook)

Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant

Property: Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant
Address: 16 Pickford Rd, P.O. Box 676, Rangeley, ME 04970
Location: United States > Maine > Rangeley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Rangeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant on the easterly shore of Rangeley Lake is perfectly situated for spectacular evening sunsets. The lodge, built in 1899, has been meticulously restored and is open to the public offering guest rooms, fine dining, Pub fare, and event planning. ... more   less 
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Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant Rangeley, Maine

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