Six of us, grandparents, parents and children, arrived at Loon Lodge on a rainy, overcast day this week to be greeted by a deteriorated rubber shoe scraping mat at the front entry. The parking lot was typical Maine in that it was gravelly and sandy however, the condition of the mat might very well have given one the impression that you were entering an about to be closed Sears store instead of the wonderful country inn, full of north woods ambiance that Loon Lodge is. Another industrial type, ugly brownish gray floor mat had been installed in the entryway apparently to alert patrons that they should scrape their shoes again.
Once inside, the first impressions gave way to a delightful restaurant, bar and old time living/waiting area. The staff was delightful and quite accommodating in that we were told that lunch was not being served but "I'll see if the chef will open the kitchen for you." which he did and our lunch was perfect.
Our visit was unfortunately for only one night and staying for dinner as well was an excellent choice.
By the time this review is posted, I would imagine that both entry mats will have been changed to be a bit more pleasant and welcoming.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Loon Lodge Inn & Restaurant Rangeley, Maine