21 Mar Northern Outdoors, the way life should be when you visit Maine
My wife and I had a chance to stay at Northern Outdoors a couple of weeks ago and what a wonderful experience we enjoyed!!.We stayed in one of their rustic cabins which had all natural furniture to help set the relaxing mood for the weekend. We sat by the gas fireplace and watched the snow gently accumulate on the porch outside while we let the stress of the city life melt away with the warm glow of the peaceful Maine woods setting.
The first evening we went down to the BEAUTIFUL main lodge which has a massive rock fireplace and two leather couches to relax on. We met a great couple from VA.who had driven all the way up to ride the snowmobile trails which can be accessed right out of your cabin. We laughed alot about the fact that they were snowmobilers and we were snow shoe'ers.They travel in the fast lane and we choose to travel in the slow lane !! Northern outdoors offers both means of travel: bring your own means of travel or your can rent right there.
I travel a lot as part of my job and I must tell you the meals were DIVINE !! It was like going to a five Star restaurant in the Maine woods. One evening we enjoyed steaks cooked to prefection and the second evening we had their Dijon crusted tenderloins. The meal portions will satisfy any person's appetite,and more. If you have a sweet tooth make sure you save room for their desserts, again you won't be disappointed.
The lodge staff and wait staff at Northern Outdoors were very warm and friendly right from the moment we arrived, we were very impressed with the personal service we received. They couldn't do enough to make our stay more enjoyable. They told us of snow shoeing trails that met our level of experience,(we really enjoyed the trek up to Moxie Falls). After a great day of snowshoeing in the peaceful and quiet Maine woods we retreated to the couches in front of the fireplace and enjoyed a couple of beers (they have their own brewery right there) and reflected on our wonderful experience in the Maine woods.
If your looking for a place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city check out Northern Outdoors they represent the motto: THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE WHEN YOU VISIT MAINE. It's a destination we certainly will be revisting!!!
Henry and Joan M
Rating: 5 *****