Return to the days when life moved a little slower. . .when even the great actors such as Humphrey Bogart and Vincent Price summered at Lakewood, combining their work at nearby Lakewood Theatre with a restful holiday from Broadway and Hollywood. . .

Swim in the same clear waters where Fay Wray and Mary Rogers swam. . .  Hear the romantic call of loons emanating from Lake Wesserunsett, just as Betty White and Alan Ludden did when they honeymooned here. . . Savor a sumptuous dinner at nearby Lakewood Inn Restaurant, perhaps sitting at the "Bette Davis table". . .  Take in a play next door at Lakewood Theatre, where guests like Walt Disney and Amelia Earhart were entertained by actors such as Groucho Marx and Sally Rand. . .

With the lake waters lapping the shore and the breezes whispering through the pines and birches, the quieter times live on here at our historic inn.  Whether you stay in one of our spacious, comfortable inn rooms or in a separate camp or cottage, our tranquil lakeside setting offers a restorative break from the everyday pressures of life.  Come step back in time with us. . .

 

The Lakeside Camp

the lakeside camp at the colony house inn

the lakeside camp at the colony house inn

More than a century old, the camp is a classic Maine lakeside camp. Boasting 2 bedrooms downstairs and 3 upstairs, the camp sleeps up to 11 people. It has a screened-in porch facing the lake, a dining room, great room, kitchen, and bathroom.  If you are looking for a classic, quaint, lakeside camp with the original interior intact and preserved, you will not be disappointed.  Step back and enjoy a retreat from the hustle and bustle. . .

The Inn

the colony House inn at historic lakewood

the colony House inn at historic lakewood

Built in 1929 as the summer home of the playwright and director John B. Hymer, the Colony House Inn is a classic shingle-style house on the lake.  There are 5 bedrooms (most of which have a lake view) and 3 baths (some private, some semi-private, depending on availability).  With its antique decor and architecture, you'll feel you've stepped back in time.  Book your cozy getaway today. . .

The Lakewood Cottage

the lakewood cottage at the colony house inn

the lakewood cottage at the colony house inn

The cottage is a charming, newly-refurbished, classic Maine sporting camp which sleeps 8 people.  The interior is knotty pine, and the cottage includes 3 bedrooms (one of which is a loft), 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, large open-concept living area, and a beautiful screened-in porch facing the lake.  Plan your dream family vacation on the lake. . .


“Visiting Lakewood is like going to your own custom designed retreat.  . . . Truly a little hidden gem in a birch laden lakeside forest in the heart of Maine's farming country.”  -- L. J.
 
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