It’s been a quiet winter here at the lake. If you have been following us on Facebook, you’ve seen a number of posts, photos, comments, and assorted social mayhem. And there is a reason for all that FB activity while the blog sat idle…
Sadly, I’ve spent the last 4 months battling spam posts here. So many, I have lost count long since. For this reason, the blog will remain idle until I have worked out a new approach to managing it. In the meantime, please do stop by our FB page! “Like” the page, post up a comment, or just lurk. Whatever floats your boat, prior to ice out.
Otherwise, have a wonderful winter and a splendiferous spring! And don’t forget to think SUMMER!!!!
Well, folks, it’s been a great first season for us. I would like to give all our guests in 2012 a ginormous THANK YOU!!! We really enjoyed meeting you all. Especially those who’ve been coming for years and taught us so much about what makes Echo Lake Lodge a wonderful place to visit. It is due as much to our terrific guests as to the place itself.
I would also like extend big thanks to Glen and Sandy Craig. We can’t imagine anybody we’d rather have bought a business from. Truly, a wonderful pair of people we’ve been fortunate to meet.
Now, with all that said, we’re looking ahead to 2013. Keep an eye on our rates page for some small changes (still got a mortgage to pay!). All of you who have already booked for next year should have contracts/confirmations in hand. If you don’t for some reason, please let me know ASAP so I can get those out to you! Still working on my tracking arrangements, I fear…
Also keep an eye on the rest of our site. Many of the amenities we have will get upgrades, large and small. I’ll also be building more features on the web site, itself. Look for interior shots of the cottages, guides to (or at least expanded lists of) local attractions and restaurants.
Finally, don’t forget to like us here and on our Facebook page, then drop by our Yelp account. If you can, we’d really appreciate a review, especially with specific suggestions. The more you tell us about what you want or need, the better we can do. And back on FB, we’ll be posting the occasional deal and special offer.
With a wedding. Though it was damp, no actual rain fell. A devoted couple was married. And everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Krystin and Brian!
It was a great weekend here at the lake. Beautiful weather, multiple bald eagle sightings, water still warm enough to swim in… Oh yeah, we had a wedding, too. Congratulations and best wishes to Cliff Harding and Melissa Mayo!
Below, just a few photos from the happy event.
Those of you who’ve stayed in the lodge may recall that there was a small side porch marked as a fire exit only where the stairs made the turn to go up. If you ever looked at it, you would have noticed that it was kind of rickety. OK, very rickety! So this year, we’ve taken the old one down and built a whole new side porch!!
Can’t say as it’s a thing of beauty, but once the pressure treated lumber ages a bit, I’ll get it painted and you’ll just love it. I might even put a chair or two out there…
Hello all!! The Echo Lake Blog is back in action! And we have some news to report…
We’ve made some changes to communications here at the ranch.
* For those who have been asking, we now offer limited wifi! You can come by the office and sit on the porch or outside at our picnic table for free access to the World Wide Spaghetti Tangle. Next season, the porch will be more organized and useful to you all. Though of course, no one wants to check email while on vacation, do they? Do they??
* If you haven’t found us already, or guessed by the link near the bottom of our other pages, you can also follow us on Facebook. Come like us and share your love of the classic Maine vacation!
Keep an eye on this space for more news, wildlife sightings, and general craziness at the lake. Oh yeah, and please don’t hesitate to talk back, tell us where we went wrong (so horribly wrong!!), or offer constructive suggestions for things you think would make the Lodge & Cottages an even better destination.
This was our best summer ever! Many guests return each year and we are so thankful to have such wonderful guests here. It is always good to see new faces each year as well, and we were delighted to see so many first time visitors this summer. We are already looking forward to next year!
This large, close knit family has been coming to Echo Lake for several years, and they sure know how to have fun while they are here! We look forward to their arrival each year and appreciate their invite for us to join them for lobster night!
Maine is the perfect place to plan a fishing trip! Begin planning one using the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website. They have many great resources to get you started. www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing/index.htm. Echo Lake is great for catching small and large mouth bass. The 21″ 5.5lb Smallmouth Bass shown above was caught off our dock.