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Highland Lake Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bridgton
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East Dorset
1 review
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“WE'LL COME BACK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

My wife and I have been coming to Highland Lake resort for over 12 years. The property has always been well maintained and the owners, Woody and Deanna are excellent hosts, personable,outgoing,and dependable.The accommodations are good, comfortable and clean. The lake is awesome, about 1.5-2 miles wide and about 6 miles long, too small for big boats. There are family boats and ski boats. We used to bring a canoe, and electric motor,and in the early am and late afternoon/evening photograph Loons.
This year we each had a Kayak and the photography worked out pretty well. Decent place to keep the kayaks, near the water.

Our stays have always been enjoyable,relaxing and quiet. For area loon photos, please check out the web site: vermontnewenglandphotos.com

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Woody W, Owner at Highland Lake Resort, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
As soon as I saw the remark about loons, I knew who the writer was! You really should see some of his photos. The pictures of loons, especially the babies riding on the parents' backs, are great! When Dave and his wife spend their week with us each summer, the loons always seem to come out in force, "ready for their close-ups".

Thank you, Dave, for the kind words. We hope to see you both for many more years!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

My husband and two adult children spent a week there. We got the Executive Suite with a bedroom and large living area and each of the kids had a separate standard room next to us. It was perfect for all. The "resort" is a motel (decently maintained) that is situated on a great lake (very, very quiet as far as lakes go). Only downside was a situation with housekeeping - a recent change in personnel caused some problems with cleaning our suite and unfortunately it took several days and too many conversations to get cleared up - which it did. Woody and Dee are very nice and really want to please - I just fault them for not following up the next day after my first complaint. It was very quiet even one weekend when they were full. We rowed, kayaked and canoed - they don't have a lot of boats but we never had a problem getting one. We also played ping pong and pool but never got around to bocce ball! Too much to do in the surrounding area which is beautiful - don't miss the White Mountains. The town of Bridgton is charming - not very large but wonderful to walk around the main street and the neighborhood. We had some good meals at Black Horn (good) but much better at Campfire Grille. Don't miss Beth's for breakfast or lunch - very quirky but good food and fun. We also went to the movies - the Magic Lantern is great - sit in the balcony.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

My son and I stayed for several days recently and found our stay to be pleasantly clean, comfortable, and friendly. The amenities were terrific and the resort sits right on the lake with a beautiful view. We especially enjoyed the bonus of sitting out on the wraparound porch right outside the room to drink our early morning coffee! Will definitely return to this lovely town again and stay at this perfect spot!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I was traveling with my son's band on tour and we stopped at Dee and Woody's door around 11pm to see if they had any rooms available. They were closed up, but saw our lights pulling into the driveway and opened their doors to us. We had planned to travel on an hour more, but were too exhausted after a long day and their performance. The owners and the place were JUST WHAT WE NEEDED. The rooms were charming, clean and had wonderful personal touches. I loved waking to the lake view and coffee on the outdoor porch. The rooms were clean and the beds were wonderfully comfortable. The boys all went out canoeing and row boating, and swimming in the morning and the town was wonderful to explore. I have to add a personal note that you will not find a nicer more welcoming place. I accidentally locked the band manager and myself out of our room after settling the band past midnight. I had to ring the bell and ask Woody for help, waking him up. He was so dear! We are all planning on going back for a great family vacation there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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, Owner at Highland Lake Resort, responded to this review, 11 July 2012
You folks were a delight to have visit! The kids were real troupers, having had their performances so late the night before, yet wanting to get in some boating and canoeing in the morning. Luckily we live on-site, so we can often help travelers who arrive to the area after normal hours. And, if a problem arises after hours, we can deal with it quickly. Glad to say, though, that not too many problems happen that get us up in the middle of the night. And if they do? Well... that's part of our job as hosts to our guests.

Finally, truth be told, we get many people coming back each year who originally "found" us through a flat tire, a business visit to the area, or a quick stop on their way through the state. We love to give them a chance to enjoy ALL of the fun things we offer -- both here and in our town -- at a slower, more leisurely pace! Thank you for your generous comments, and see you soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2011

The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable The Krupps coffee maker in the room was a wonderful addition
The owners, Woody and Dee can't do enough to help you same with housekeeping.
The location is beautiful, a private beach on Highland lake, use of canoes, and a barbeque area. Peaceful and amazingly beautiful sunsets.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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framingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

Woody and the staff could not do enough for our family reunion. We had a wonderful lobster bake down by the lake.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed at this old fashioned, family owned lakeside motel at the end of July and had a wonderful time. The rooms were simple, charming and well-maintained, and worked well for our family of 4. The Highland Lake Resort is located right on Highland Lake, with a beautiful beach, picnic area and access for canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and kayaks, which guests can check out for free--a wonderful amenity. Our two boys loved the game room (ping pong, pool table), too. The Highland Lake Resort is a great find in the Lakes Region of western Maine.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Woody W, Owner at Highland Lake Resort, responded to this review, 27 August 2011
I'm so glad your family had a good time! We try to maintain that "New England Lakes" atmosphere while providing as many amenities as possible. We also like to let our guests use all of our facilities for free, without "resort" charges or other hidden costs. After all, the idea is for everyone to have the entire Maine lake vacation experience! Thanks again for visiting with us!
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Property: Highland Lake Resort
Address: 115 N High St, Bridgton, ME 04009-3734
Region: United States > Maine > Bridgton
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bridgton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, Comfortable, Friendly, Affordable! Owned and operated by native Mainers, this family-run resort motel features modern amenities with a lakeside inn atmosphere. Only 50 minutes from Portland, 35 minutes from North Conway, NH, and 3 hours from Boston. Private sandy swimming beach, free use of boats, canoes, and kayaks, picnic area, Family recreation area, game room, fitness center, health spa. All rooms have a covered deck with lakeview, color TV, phone, radio, A/C, heat, in-room Keurig coffeemaker, and free WiFi. Kitchenettes, Executive Rooms, and Deluxe Suite with fireplace and Jacuzzi tub available. Walk to downtown shopping and hiking trails. ... more   less 
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Highland Lake Hotel Bridgton
Highland Lake Resort Bridgton, Maine

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