This historic lodge was constructed in 1912 on Kineo, adjacent to Mount Kineo State Park in the middle of spectacular Moosehead Lake in Central Maine. This special place provides an experience like living on a semi-private island community one mile from the shore of Rockwood, Maine. Sit with your friends on the Adirondack chairs on the front porch and watch the golfers play Mount Kineo Golf Club's eighth fairway - the second oldest golf course built in New England. Enjoy a glass of wine on one of the three back decks overlooking the vastness of Moosehead Lake where spectacular sunsets blend mountain vistas with shimmering waters.
There are endless adventures you can experience on this marvelous lake. Whether approaching by boat, float plane, or the Kineo shuttle, your first impression of the magnificent glacial carved cliff face of Mount Kineo will draw you to explore her and the many miles of shoreline where you can play.
This historic lodge was once part of a grandiose hotel on Kineo (see photos in the historic section). An annex for guests in the early 1900's; later a restaurant and inn, and now a private residence with over 8,000 square feet and 9 bedrooms!
Most guests come from the south. If arriving by plane, the nearest airport is Bangor International Airport, which is around a 2 hour drive from the Rockwood Docks, where you will be leaving your car. Leaving Bangor, you will drive through many quaint towns such as Dover-Foxcroft and Greenville on your way to Rockwood. Greenville is on the southern shore of Moosehead Lake. There are plenty of restaurants, shops and groceries available there. You are only 20 minutes from our lodge when you are in Greenville. Stock up on what you need while in Greenville. Destination: remote vacation ahead! Rockwood has gas, restaurants and a convenience store but no grocery store.
Driving to the Oak Lodge from the Bangor Airport - is very easy (three turns!). As you drive out of the airport, you are on Godfrey Blvd. At the second light, turn left onto Union Street. Make a right at the next traffic light, Griffin Road. Turn left on Broadway which is Highway 15. Take Hwy 15 to Greenville (last reliable cellular reception until the island). Continue on Hwy 15 through Greenville towards Rockwood. A few miles past the welcome sign you will see a large flying moose sculpture on the right hand side of the road. Just past that the roadway forks. Take the right fork downhill into the Rockwood Marina. Take the ferry at the Marina to Kineo Island. Drive time from the airport is around one and a half hours.
Driving to the Oak Lodge from the south - The Oak Lodge is about five hours north of Boston, MA, Put the Rockwood Post office into your GPS. Once at the post office, you will see the signs for the shuttle and the parking lot across the street for your car. Kineo is right across the lake!
Call the Mt. Kineo Golf course for the most accurate shuttle information and prices (there is also a link to their website in the golfing section),
May and June: Every two hours on the hour starting at 9am to 3pm going TO Kineo. Returns 15 min before the hour.
June and July: Every hour on the hour from 8am - 6pm
September and October: Every hour on the hour from 9-4
Rates are about $12 pp, Leashed dogs are allowed.