What to Do at the Inn:

Swim in the clear waters of Lake Wesserunsett, stroll our beautiful grounds, or simply enjoy the peaceful scenic views. "Sunset-watching" is a favorite activity here, as each evening provides a spectacularly colorful ending to a day on the pristine lake.  The crackling wood fireplace is a cozy place to share your day's adventures.

We offer fishing and boating, clay tennis courts are available nearby, and there are numerous opportunities for hiking. Explore the quaint shops in downtown Skowhegan, take a ride to the coast of Maine (just an hour away), or take a whitewater rafting adventure.  Play a round at the championship 18-hole Lakewood Golf Course, which is within easy walking distance of the inn.

spectacular sunrises and sunsets on lake wesserunsett

spectacular sunrises and sunsets on lake wesserunsett

Looking for a sumptuous meal, an exclusive wine tasting, or dessert and coffee looking out over the lake?  Just a two-minute walk away from our door is the legendary Lakewood Inn Restaurant, where you can sit at the "Bette Davis Table" overlooking the lake, or just have a cocktail on the patio, listening to the loons.

the lobby of the historic lakewood inn restaurant, right next door to colony house inn

the lobby of the historic lakewood inn restaurant, right next door to colony house inn


And of course, we highly recommend the quality stage productions at Lakewood Theatre, the nation's oldest continually-running summer stock theatre, and the Official Theatre of the State of Maine.

Whatever you choose to do while you visit with us, we know you will find your time at the inn restful and restorative.  

Up for a little exploring?

Here's What to Do Around Town:

Enjoy a delicious meal at Heritage House Restaurant, Skowhegan's finest dining establishment.

Vistit the Skowhegan History House, which holds a number of interesting artifacts from the town's earliest days. The History House also frequently holds lectures, history walks, and other events and activities.

Visit The Skowhegan Indian. At 62 feet tall, the "Big Indian," as it is affectionately known, is the world's tallest sculptural Indian. Erected by artist Bernard Langlais in 1969, was recently restored. A park near the Indian is currently being planned and will contain some of Langlais's other works. Langlais, a native of Old Town, Maine, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, our neighbors here on Lake Wesserunsett. In 2010, his widow, Helen Langlais, left a large bequest of Langlais's art to Colby College. Colby partnered with the Kohler Foundation to preserve the works, and to create The Langlais Art Trail, which preserves Langlais's works and makes them accessible to people by placing them in non-profit organizations across the State of Maine. Many of these works are in Skowhegan.

Visit Colby Museum of Art at Colby College in neighboring Waterville.  The museum houses an impressive collection of traditional and contemporary art, and is completely free and open to the public.