Just outside your front door is the second oldest golf course in New England, the Mount Kineo Golf Course. For more information and rates to play, see below for more information and links to the golf course site.
Just off our back deck is a dock with your gateway to Moosehead Lake and the wilderness around it. Bring or rent a boat and explore the 500 miles of shoreline, fish, or take your kids on a tube ride around scenic Moosehead Lake.
Hiking is just outside our front door in the Mount Kineo State Park. Here, you can climb along the spectacular cliff face that rises over 750 feet above the lake to the historic observation tower, affording views of Moosehead Lake, surrounding mountains, the golf course, rivers, and camps below. Or, visit other nearby destinations like Gulf Hagus.
Brook Trout, Land-Locked Salmon, and Lake Trout, are all caught in the deep waters of the lake. Local guides can "hook you up" out of Greenville. There is also fly fishing in the nearby outlet streams leaving Moosehead Lake.
Be prepared to be amazed at the history you will learn about and experience as you explore Kineo. From the indigenous people mining for "flint", to the grand hotels that stood next to our lodge, there is much to learn firsthand.
Go moose watching in the evening, but be prepared to see fox, bear, deer, porcupine, and beavers. We have seen them all on Kineo as the Mount Kineo State Park has much wilderness in walking distance of the lodge.
Information on the hours, rates, rental, and shuttle to the golf course can be found at the link below.
There is nothing like hole #4, a par 3 that requires you to execute a perfect shot over a scenic pond to land your golf ball on the green. Your backdrop to this challenging hole is a 700 foot cliff wall flanked by views of Moosehead Lake.
We have regular visitors that come every year; play the golf course, stay at The Oak Lodge, and have become more than guests, they are now more like our extended family!
Bring your boat and use our dock, or go rent a boat at the Moosehead Marina or the Birches Resort. In addition to power boats, you will see others use wave runners and pontoon boats.
The lake is enormous. Go find a wind protected cove and water ski or wake board. But the most popular activity, is taking advantage of the choppy water areas and taking kids for a thrilling tube ride!
But not all lake enthusiasts like speed. Canoeing and kayaking is enjoyed along the shore or right off our back porch. We have two kayaks and a canoe available for guest use.
Mt. Kineo House,
expanded and improved in the
Spring of 1882, destroyed by fire
October 29, 1882
(Carte de Visite, ca. 1882)
Second Mt. Kineo House,
opened in 1871 under the management
of Mr. Orrin Dennen..
(Ricker Hotel Company, 1912)
The one story log house in the middle of this picture was on the site that is now the Oak Lodge. It burned down in 1911 and the current lodge was completed in 1912.
Only Cottage Row still exists of the old historic hotel. The Oak Lodge was built in 1912. But there are older structures along the row that still remain.
Note Cottage Row on the left side of the peninsula and the hotel center stage.
The current owners created this logo to represent the lodge- an Oak tree, moose, water and Mt. Kineo.