We stayed at the Top Secret Lodge at the end of July 2011. This place was more exciting and more peaceful than expected. If you are looking for a true "get away from it all" experience with the cabin in the woods overlooking the lake, this is it. The only noise we heard was the wind rustling through the trees and the sounds of loon calls and other birds. No cars driving by, no phones, no television, no noisy neighbors, and no electricity. The entire area where this property is located in nestled in privacy. They have gas lamps, potable water to drink, and running water to wash dishes along with other cooking and food storage ammenities. It's a clean, comfortable cabin that will more than meet your basic needs. It's a great cabin-camping experience. The hike through the woods to and from our truck was fun. Our dog loved it and we enjoyed the exercise (bring sturdy hiking boots). We relaxed, read books, hiked, canoed, and was able to see the stars because of the lack of streetlights and city lights that normally block the view. The private dock is great - we rented a canoe from Bob and Martine and explored the pond, which is really a huge lake to me. We drove into town and saw some sights (Moxie Falls is highly recommended and the B52 crash site) and we dined out at local eateries (Auntie M's is great for breakfast and Kelly's Landing for lunch or dinner). Greenville is a casual town with friendly people. I miss the light pine, woody smell of the forest. That region of Maine is covered in forest and lakes and the beauty is amazing. You won't be disapointed if you love to be around nature and want a private retreat. Owners, Bob & Martine care about your stay and have quite a selection of cabins at base camp in addition to the more remote and pet-friendly Top Secret Lodge. This was an unforgettable experience that left me longing to live in a house on a lake in the Maine woods! For now, we have Wilson Pond Camps to return to. The weather was gorgeous with the temperature in the mid-70's during the day. Bring a sweatshirt - it gets cool at night! Thanks again Bob & Martine!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lakeside housekeeping cottages, less than 4 miles from downtown Greenville. Boat & Motor / Canoe / Kayak RENTALS. Wilson Pond is known for it's Land-locked Salmon, Lake Trout (Togue), and Brook Trout. The Pond is the home of numerous LOONS, nesting EAGLES, and an occasional MOOSE wading on the shoreline. Kayak or canoe our quiet waters and enjoy it all! Registered Maine Guide on site for guided moose tours, fishing trips and more. There is a no pet policy at our base camps, and the cottages are smoke free. 2 Of our larger cottages are open year round. Wilson Pond is known as the "Secret Gem of The Moosehead Lake Region." We are not far from town, and central to all the activities in the area. The "Pond" is actually a LAKE......Being over 4 miles long with depths over 130 feet. It has crystal clear waters for your total enjoyment! You can swim right in front of your own cottage. All of the cottages have their own docks, their own beach front, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables and BBQ grills (charcoal briquette type). It is drinkable well water right from the tap. The cottages offer electricity and hot & cold running water. Most have screened-in porches, wood stoves and automatic heat. All of the cottages are well supplied in the kitchens to do your own cooking. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wilson Pond Camps Maine/Greenville