A nice place to come back to. My father and I had been here twenty years previously. He, in turn, had been in this area (at a camp on a lake) with his father in the 1930s. My grandfather was a hunter; my father hunts, but is especially fond of fishing, which is the main reason we came up here.
My two sons stayed free in the July special! You stay in one of the many cabins, which have plumbing and electricity, but are pleasantly rustic, with cord wood and deer heads and so on. The shower works (we are not fussy). The screens kept the bugs out.
Board includes two meals in the main house. Lunch is also provided, in a basket or pail, to take along while fishing. The meals are good, and voluminous. We learned to ask for only one blueberry pancake for breakfast, or to skip a course from dinner's soup-salad-main-dessert fixed menu. There's unlimited pink lemonade, and a wine list. The young wait-staff are absurdly nice and helpful.
The owners, Jeff and Beth, are natural, smart and pleasant. Jeff guided my father and elder son for a day on the St Croix. Besides enjoying interesting conversation about conservation issues, both my family members caught lots of bass and joined the 20-inch club. (A day fishing with a guide is $185 plus tip. That includes the canoe and bait and lunch and everything).
Our fellow diners/guests were nice to talk to. As often as not, Jeff might invite you to roast marshmallows and chat out back after dinner.
My father was also successful catching salmon with a fly rod in the river by the hotel. We all enjoyed swimming in the river. You can also easily walk to the lake and swim there, off a pier.
My other son and I decided to spend a day hiking. We got a map from the Land Trust and walked their trail by Pocumcus Lake. We saw a pine marten close up. There is also a trail around part of Grand Lake, by the hotel.
There is a free wireless computer network in the hotel. There is a shop in town, nearby, but one's needs are mostly met in the hotel.
They even packed us a lunch on the day we left.
- Also Known As:
- Weatherby`s Hotel Grand Lake Stream
- Weatherby's Maine/Grand Lake Stream