Since 1864 the Lake House has been the beacon that has shone through the North Woods for Loggers, Sportsmen, and Adventurers alike! This has always been the place where folks in need can get help in an emergency. There are no "CELL PHONE" services in the area. We maintain three separate forms of communications with the outside world.
If your snowmobiling in this area bring a DELORMES GAZETTEER. It doesn't need batteries or recharging and always works with or without a compass (bring a compass too). GPS is good, but keep in mind, they need to be warm even at -10F. And they eat batteries in the cold to stay warm, so bring extras. Good Luck to you if you plan on just bringing a GPS!
GASOLINE!!! YES we have it for sale to all that need it. Yes, it costs a little more, but factor in the 12+ mile transportation to our pump from the delivery truck.
MEALS TOO! If your hungry we've got you covered with the best Northwoods home cooking around. If you go away hungry, that's your fault not ours, we guarantee it! If you have a large group send us an e-mail and we'll save you a table, otherwise no guarantee you'll all be sitting together.
A group of sledders this winter stopping in for a group shot in front of the web cam.
A small Wilderness Lodge, built as a farmhouse/boarding house in 1864 at Chesuncook Village, to supply logging operations in Northern Maine's Wilderness, now on the Federal Historical Register. The Lake House is located 50 miles north of the Moosehead Lake Region, and 60 miles west if Millinocket, situated in the center of the last recognized wilderness area in the East.
The Lake House has been featured by numerous magazines as a "very unique and special place" (Yankee, Down East, Boston Globe, New York Times, etc.). Yankee Magazine selected the Chesuncook Lake House as a 1997 Editors Pick of Outstanding Places in New England.
Please stop in, we are now accessible by vehicle! And as always, boat, float plane, and snowmobiles. With it's well tended lawns, stretching to the shore of Chesuncook Lake, overlooking Mt. Katahdin, the Lake House is a warm and welcoming site to our guests.
Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the wilderness along with the amenities offered at the newly restored Lake House.
At the Lake House we cater to vacationers, canoeists, hikers, hunters, snowmobilers, family groups, or anyone searching for the perfect relaxing place "to get away from it all." We also do fantastic weddings and receptions.
Enjoy your days here hiking, swimming in the lake, or take a boat and fish the many surrounding rivers and streams. Or if you prefer wildlife, take a canoe and visit Pine Stream Flowage, where you can also see moose, deer, beaver, raccoons, eagles, loons,a great place for bird watching! In the winter our area is second to none for snowmobiling.
We are located a short canoe trip down the West Branch of the Penobscot River from Lobster Lake or Roll Dam campsite near North East Carry. You'll camp a night or two at one of the many State run Campsites on the waterway. It's a great way to spend a day or so traveling to the Lake House. During your canoe trip, we can shuttle your vehicle to the Lake House, and it will be here when you arrive. We can even help you plan your trip with gear rental.
The Lake House can accommodate 8-10 guests comfortably with 4 large sunny rooms overlooking the lake. We offer 2 modern baths with showers, electricity by generator, and gas lamps on the main floor for evening lighting. Lake House accomaodations are American Plan ONLY! Our 3 Cabins sleep 6-8 people each, have all ammenities. Cabins are houskeeping, you cook, or all inclusive American Plan,(3 meals daily) we cook. Please, no exceptions.
Our American Plan guests enjoy three very hearty and completely home made meals in our tinned ceiling dining room, all served family style. We bake fresh breads, muffins, and pastries daily, and use only the freshest ingredients.
Our summer garden provides delicious organic produce and savory berries grow wildly along paths and in the fields, some of the best ingredients for home cooking. If you catch/shoot it we'll cook it. If you are a vegetarian, we cook great non-meat meals, just let us know when you reserve your stay.
We now have a Beer and Wine license. We have a great selection to choose from to enjoy with a fabulous meal. We also serve water, juices, lemonade, coffee, and iced tea throughout the day and also with meals.