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Sprucewold Lodge

Poshbrood loves this rustic retreat! You don’t stay at Sprucewold Lodge for the white glove treatment, but most folks don’t come to Maine to eat bonbons in a bubble bath. It’s an outdoorsy and woodsy state, and Sprucewold Lodge is campy, simple, and well located in the middle of dense woods, a half mile from Maine’s rocky coastline and a mile from the simple and attractive vacation town of Boothbay Harbor.

Our brood stayed here (again) in August 2011, in the summer cabin vacation community of Sprucewold. Grandma’s cabin is just a few steps away. 

Our skeleton-style key was waiting for us in an envelope at the front desk. Self service allows manager Richard to tend to other tasks around the Lodge. The lobby’s old stone fireplace was ready for the evening fire. The playing cards and board games were set up as they always are, on the wooden tables next to the birch bark rocking chairs.The worn carpet leads up the stairs where we found our adjoining room - logs exposed, simply appointed, comfy beds and super clean.

The wooden doors may take some work to close all the way; the walls may be thin; the shades may not block all the early morning sun; but the complimentary all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast in the multipurpose, expansive log home across the way is delish! The outside swinging wooden bench is also a relaxing favorite.

Both the Lodge itself and the dining hall/play area building are large log structures. The dining area offers a huge screen TV with lots of movies, a ping pong table, a piano, foosball, the east coast’s most unique hat collection on the coat rack, and loads of board games and books for relaxing by the fire.

Ask Richard about guest passes for the nearby and private Sprucewold beach (check the tides – not much sand at high tide!). Walk through the woods on Sunset Road to Spruce Point for dramatic sunset views, or head into town to walk across the historic and scenic footbridge. The Rocktide is a favorite (and close) dining spot. Head to the Pier in the center of town for all your water and boating activities. (Whale watching, anyone?)


Room rates start at $80 a night for single occupancy. We paid $150 a night for our two adjoining rooms, one with King bed, one with two twins (plus a rollaway). With the generous homecooked breakfast, this was an amazing deal for a family of five. Call Richard with special room requests, they will bend over backwards to accommodate guests!

 

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