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.
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!
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!
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.midday box lunches
dining room bejeweled
almost time to make an entrance
And into the week…
making centerpieces with Marcia
hiking with Eric
watching Willow plant mums
Monday night cocktail party
I would grab this table
delivering something to Stone’s Throw, a pause to admire the view
a predinner chat with Bill and Susie about their 32 years of Migis visits
observing fall color climbing up SouthWind
making truffles in Charity’s secret lair
choose your coating
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.
"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."
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!
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?
Can you label these with decades? Hmmmm! And let us know what you find in those drawers. Or shoeboxes. Thanks!
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.
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.
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!
We raise a glass.
We catch up.
We reconvene the kids’ tables.
We admire the popovers.
We unfurl. (Or they do, anyway.)
Or we object.
We turn three.
We form an air band.
We get caught with our hand in…
So; what did we not even MENTION here! Come join us and find out. Reservations at 207-655-4524.
ps Thank you, Rob!
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…..
Bet you can’t wait until Wednesday.
Reservations at 207-655-4524. Bye for now!