Given the magnificent view of Moosehead Lake from our cozy log cottage one would think the innkeepers would pay more attention to the condition of their bedding. My pillow had years worth of drool, sweat and whatever on it. It was covered by a threadbare pillow case. The blankets were pilled and not clean. All of the linens were mismatched polyester (yard sale finds?). I had to use a towel to cover the pillow just to fall asleep. Eeeee-uuuw!
Be prepared to wash the night off by taking a giant step up into the shower...about a foot off the ground. I'm told this is due to frost concerns. The bathroom was dimly lighted and the usual amenities were not available.
We spent 2 nighttime hours listening to the barking dog in the next cabin. The staff did finally see to it that the dog was quieted. The dog was fine, the dog owners were morons.
On the up side, the restaurant and it's staff were wonderful. The food was good down east fare...comfort food. The turkey dinner was as good as mom's. Large portions too.
When we first walked in to the log cabin and saw the lovely stone fireplace we though we had found cozy heaven. We did not.
At $200 a night we expected cozy and clean. Nice cotton sheets with washable cotton quilts would have made this a place to revisit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the northwestern shores of Moosehead Lake, The Birches Resort features the best in north-woods style accommodations, dining, and family fun. Our lodging options right on the lake and with a close up view of Mt. Kineo range from our famous Rustic Cabins, Kozy Cabins, Private Homes, Lodge Rooms, Camp/RV sites, Suites, and more. With so many summer and winter activities to offer you can see why our satisfied guests have come back year after year for generations! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Birches Hotel Rockwood
- Birches Hotel Rockwood
- The Birches Resort Maine/Rockwood