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Let it Ride! Migis Lodge Closing Dinner 2014

The buzz starts long before the evening, of course.  What’s the theme?  What’s the menu?  What’s the decor?  Meetings, ideas, notes.  Then, before you know it, Marcia is sketching out ideas, Ian is assembling pieces in the shop, Robyn is searching for the perfect paper, John and Charity are practicing dishes.

And on the Monday we have cookout lunch so we can have the day to prepare the dining room.  Transformation!  Here; have a look at the festivities.


Have you thought of joining us at closing some year?  We do like to go out in style, and think of the foliage, the wood-fired sauna, the lake, as well as our festive closing dinner.  Not too early to think about it!

Our social season is over for the year, but we are here year round to chat.  Give us a call.

207-655-4524

Mary

migismary@live.com

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Another’s view, another’s highlight! A review of Migis Lodge.

The highlight of our trip to Maine was the two days we spent at Migis Lodge in South Casco.  About 25 miles inland from Portland, we were transported to a different world and thrown back in time to the era of dinner jackets, relish plates, and the “American Plan” way of life…….click the link below for the rest!

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http://www.chardonnaymoi.com/2014/09/migis-lodge-aka-adult-summer-camp.html

Come see for yourself in the days we have remaining in 2014…Call 207-655-4524 before we fold up the chart and reach for our flannel!

Mary

migismary@live.com

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Falling into autumn at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake.

Only four days into a gentle autumn, we are feeling the night chill and seeing the beginnings of color.  What have we been doing this week?  We started with Nick and Calia getting started on their life together.imagemidday box lunches

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And into the week…

imagemaking centerpieces with Marcia

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imagedelivering something to Stone’s Throw, a pause to admire the view

imagea predinner chat with Bill and Susie about their 32 years of Migis visits

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imagemaking truffles in Charity’s secret lair

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And more to come.  Life along the lake takes on a milder pace this time of year.  We’re here to help you relax, learn, enjoy, begin!  Give us a call; we have a special place for you.

207-655-4524

Mary

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Annual reminder; save a little time to visit Hacker’s Hill. You’ll be glad you did.

"As a near neighbor to Hacker’s Hill, we stand in heartfelt appreciation for the unparalleled beauty of its location, its views, its simplicity and its accessibility to all, locals and tourists alike."image

This line from a Migis letter regarding Loon Echo’s quest to preserve this land for safekeeping says it all.  Hacker’s Hill on Quaker Ridge has been a gathering place in the Lakes Region for generations.  Join us, won’t you?  A neighborhood treasure in Casco.

Visit for the view (see faraway snow-covered Mount Washington?), and check the door on the Meeting House.  It may be open: you may be here on the right day to rest a while and absorb the silence, as Maine people have done for two hundred years.

Ask at the desk, but you’ll hardly need directions!  Four miles; if you’re feeling particularly fit, you can walk there.

See you on top.  Share some Hacker’s Hill memories with us!

Mary

migismary@live.com

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation, or What’s in that shoebox? Curiosity at Migis Lodge.

No, we don’t want your shoes.  Although we’re sure they’re very attractive!  No, we’re hoping when you go through your drawers and run across those random vacation photos that maybe we can borrow some.  We’d love to scan and return.

It would be great to fill out a photo timeline more completely, covering the last, oh, 99 years.

We just put a quick folder together, trying to roll through the decades.  Some are more available than others, as you can imagine! We’d particularly like to see the 60s, 70s and early 80s more represented.  Do you think you could help?image

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Can you label these with decades?   Hmmmm!  And let us know what you find in those drawers.  Or shoeboxes.  Thanks!

Mary

migismary@live.com

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Time’s winged chariot…fall looms at Migis Lodge.

No, it’s not here yet, but it’s coming.  The tree frogs are humming with gusto this evening, the temperature is dropping where in our little office we have turned off the fan.  The children are running back to their cottages for a sweater, between dessert and the bonfire.  The tone of the sunsets is shifting.  You know what?  I’m going to run out for a Right Now photo.  I’ll be right back.image

There it is, right now (Thursday evening), after the last guests have left the terrace and moved inside for dinner.

The last weekend of our summer season arrives tomorrow, Labor Day is Monday, and we’ll move into the more leisurely pace of early fall.  We tweaked the Autumn Adventures calendar today, getting ready to publish.  Hikes, tastings, talks, jaunts, lessons.  Here’s a sampling of those from prior years.image

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Activities to join….or not, as the day unfolds.  These folks will share the pleasures of sunny days and cool nights!  Come join us…for plenty of room to stretch out, divine dinners, glorious sunsets and cool evenings, and the most favorable rates of the year.

There’s a Maine made quilt and a fireplace waiting for you.  Call us!

207-655-4524

Mary   migismary@live.com

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What do we do over the course of a few days? Oh….

We reconnect.image

We raise a glass.image

We catch.image

We catch up.image

We reconvene the kids’ tables.image

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We admire the popovers.image

We unfurl.  (Or they do, anyway.)image

We unplug.image

We zip.image

We salivate.image

We pose.image

Or we object.image

We collect.image

We turn three.image

We crawl.image

We form an air band.image

We cruise.image

We get caught with our hand in…image

We seek.image

We agree.image

We reminisce.image

We observe.image

We learn.image

We teach.image

We dare.image

We try.image

We anticipate.image

We consult.image

We depart.image

So; what did we not even MENTION here!  Come join us and find out.  Reservations at 207-655-4524.

Mary

migismary@live.com

ps Thank you, Rob!

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It’s Maine Day. How are you celebrating? (at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake)

It’s Maine Day. How are you celebrating? (at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake)

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Bingo and creme anglaise? An eclectic mix at Migis Lodge.

In the continuing spirit of multiple choices for activity…or passivity…in the daily roster at Migis Lodge, we bring you Wednesday evenings.

You have already had, we imagine, a full day.  Of breakfast, of Chinese yoga with Beth, of waterskiing, of cruising to the island for cookout lunch.  Or perhaps of watching others in these activities from a peaceful perch somewhere.

Now comes the evening, and dressing up a bit and enjoying your dinner.  On Wednesday, instead of choosing your dessert from the menu, Charity serves up a dessert buffet…have it at your table, or box it up and carry it to Boulders and join in the stimulating and feverishly fun Bingo with Colby!

Chocolate pot de creme, mixed berries, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, vanilla creme anglaise, a varied cheese plate (served with pita chips, stuffed fig and pistachios), raspberry squares, key lime pie, carrot cake and cookies…chocolate pillows, world peace, and chocolate chip!

We believe you will search far and wide before you again encounter this great combination of chocolate and cheering…..

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Bet you can’t wait until Wednesday.

Reservations at 207-655-4524. Bye for now!

Mary

migismary@live.com

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One man art exhibit. (at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake)

One man art exhibit. (at Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake)