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16 Pickford Road / Rangeley, ME 04970 / (207) 864-LOON (5666)
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Let us tell you about The Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant’s more than 110-year history in the Rangeley Lakes Region. 

1909:  This grand old lodge, now known as “The Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant,” was built as a family camp by the Ludeke Family. The original name for the lodge was "Camp Weduba.” This was the era when grand hotels lined the shores of Rangeley Lake and the railroads transported families here for summer vacations from all over New England, New York and New Jersey. There was a boardwalk along the shore to stroll into the town of Rangeley.

1923:  The Lodge was sold to the Smith family. The Smiths had seven children. This beautiful log home was lovingly known as the Smith family camp for many years.

1952:  The Davis Family purchased the lodge as a private home.

1960:  The lodge opened to the public for lodging and dining. They named the lodge "The Davis Lodge." Saddleback Mountain also opened in 1960. 

1966:  Guy Gannett of Gannett Publishing purchased the lodge for use as a vacation retreat for his employees and visiting business guests.

1971:  Mr. Gannett sold the lodge to his son-in-law, Richard Arnzen.

1973:  Chester and Burdys Page purchased the lodge and renamed it the "Rangeley Lake Lodge." In 1976 they added the pub which was managed by Kenny Beaton. The Lodge became a favorite place for the locals.

1980:  The new owners, Joyce Martin and Fred Slater, changed the name of the lodge back to Davis Lodge. Winters were hard on the lodge, which was built on post and pad. It would even tilt backward from the frost heaves lifting the front. Still, the lodge remained open to guests.

1984:  The Prescott family became the owners of the lodge which, by then, needed some tender loving care. They made many renovations during their ownership. Instead of renting the lodge out as an inn, the Prescotts rented it as a home to families who were celebrating all kinds of occasions, and to couples seeking the perfect wedding destination. They continued to search for an appropriate name. It just so happened that two families of loons would gather each morning in front of the lodge in a territorial fishing ritual. It became obvious that the best name for the lodge was ”The Loon Lodge” and the small cabin on the property was named ”Mookwa” meaning “Little Loon” in Algonquin.

1998:  The “Lodge” found new owners with the Philbricks. They ran it for two years and re-opened the dining room to the public.

2000:  Winter Knight became owner. The biggest change came in 2001 when a foundation was put under the lodge.

2003:  The doors closed and the lodge again was put up for sale.

2006:  Usha and Gawain Wood purchased The Loon Lodge. and it became The Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant.  Eventually, adding the Pickford Pub. The Wood family has carried on the traditions of this stately building. They have enhanced the aesthetics of land and lodge, creating gardens and landscapes for your enjoyment.

2010-the present:  In the spring of 2010 the lodge underwent another renovation. This project created a beautiful room on the garden level with a private bar, perfect for small weddings and private parties. The current ownership and management team have worked to maintain and bring the lodge back to its glory days… This old lodge has come back to life.

Year-round, the Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant has become a destination for the Rangeley community as a gathering place for dinner and drinks.  Depending on the season our guests arrive by car, boat and snowmobile.  Guests travel from around the world to vacation on the shores of beautiful Rangeley Lake.

The Rangeley Lakes Region is a summer, fall, winter and spring destination.  Visitors enjoy our hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV trails.  People come to Rangeley to hike, bike and drive our scenic byways.  Rangeley Lake is enjoyed by fishermen, recreational boaters and those who just enjoy the peace of relaxing lakeside.

We have also become a destination for weddings, reunions, family gatherings and small corporate events. 

Saddleback Mountain has reopened after a five-year hiatus bringing skiers and snowboarders back to Rangeley. We now offer ski & stay packages for skiers and snowboarders.

For a small town there’s so much to do and you’ll be glad you chose the Loon Lodge Inn and Restaurant for dinner; or a longer stay.   

For dinner, lodging, wedding or event information, call 207.864.LOON(5666) or fill out or Contact Form.

"The Loon Lodge dining experience surpassed all expectations! My husband and I split an order of the lamb chops and the mushroom risotto,
and both were fantastic.
The lamb chops were seasoned and cooked to perfection and came with an incredibly flavorful mint sauce that complemented the meat so well. The veggies were also delicious (likely coated in butter) and I appreciated the spices chosen to season the carrots.
The risotto was creamy and the right texture. I appreciated the assortment of mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach cooked into it.
Finally, we ended on a slice of key lime pie (also perfect)! And shared a warm chocolate bread pudding with his sister and her husband.
(Pro tip: ask for vanilla ice cream with the chocolate bread pudding instead of the default chocolate).
Service was also A+! The server made us feel really welcome and she did a great job accommodating our 4-year-old nephew and 2-year-old niece."
— Helen Z.
"Always enjoy staying here! Friendly, helpful staff. Affordable, comfortable room with a great view. Pickford Pub enjoyable."
— Bill C.
"The Pickford Pub was a perfect Rangeley experience. Sue and her staff are amazing, their goal is to treat you well and to make sure you had the best dining experience possible. We started with a specialty cocktail with muddled blueberries. For the appetizer we had the calamari and for dinner the haddock and shrimp! Thank you again, five stars for service and food."
— Mindy M.
"Yes! What a beautiful spot. I sat out in the early morning to watch the fog burn off the lake. Heaven!"
— Janet K.
"Food-Excellent. Accommodations-Excellent. Service-Very Friendly & Accommodating. We'll be back!"
— Larry F.
The Lodge is a beautiful place. Friendly service is always welcome. Thanks.
— Lori
Food was great. Awesome view.
— Michelle H.
This was a Phenomenal staycation. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. The food was five star quality. In speaking with the chef we told him how wonderful the food was, his first response was giving credit to all of the kitchen staff. He said he had phenomenal kitchen staff and could not do it without them. The rooms were very nice and very clean. The view from our room was spectacular, looking right out of window to Rangeley Lake.
When we spoke with the manager, I told her how well-run the lodge seemed. Again her first response was giving all of the credit to the staff. My wife and I have not had a vacation for quite a while and could not have asked for a better experience. There are many things to do and places to go. My wife and I do want to recognize our bartender and server Mercedes. My wife says she was incredible and I agree. Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff that made our vacation so memorable.
— D G
What a great weekend we had! Thank you!
— Jean M.
Dining in the pub was fabulous. Meal presentation is flawless and food is delicious. New favorite restaurant in Rangeley area!
— Coley B.
Made Loon Lodge our "romantic dinner" stop for the week we were in Rangeley and it was fantastic! One of the best dinners we have had! Will be back!
— Thayne S.
My absolute go to anytime I stay in Rangeley. The food is spectacular and the service is the best. Sue always treats us like family. Just a great business to deal with.
— Tim M.
Thanks to Sue for making our trip great! Thanks to Becky and Mercedes at the Pub. Thanks Jason! Thanks housekeeping! So tidy!
— Ed & Wendy
We had a wonderful stay. Special thanks to Sue for everything. The wonderful food, the staff and the Lodge were beyond expectations. Thank you!
— Christen S.
Thank you for a lovely stay! Kim, Mercedes, Sue, Brian made us feel right at home. Enjoyed the evening fires and the food was amazing!
— Lisa H.
We had a great stay at Loon Lodge Inn. The room was cozy & clean. The staff is friendly, conscientious & TEAM oriented (wonderful to see them all having each others' back when it got busy). The location is ideal for a weekend of Saddleback skiing...(or snow-sledding or whatever floats your boat)!
Beautiful property. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in summer. Nice to see the history of the region preserved in this way.
Thanks for a great stay.
— Catherine P.
Everything was just perfect. Accommodations, food, staff, ambiance. I will definitely be back! Staff are exceedingly warm and create a very welcoming atmosphere. Thank you!
— Kim R.
"This place should rate 6 stars or more on a scale to 5! Sue is amazing and very knowledgeable! The restaurant has excellent food and a menu with lots of choices. The lodge itself is picture perfect! Very glad we chose to stay here."
— Susan B.
We loved our stay at Loon Lodge! Super convenient for skiing at Saddleback. The place was very clean and cozy and the staff was kind, welcoming and helpful with information about the area. The warm fireplace and hot cocoa was the perfect thing to come home to after a day of skiing. Great Maine micro-brews on tap at the pub. We look forward to staying again soon!
— Keisha P.
"Thank you! What an unexpected pleasure - on a cold, wintry night in November. To have a fire in a lovely living room - all to ourselves."
— Kevin and Karen
"Thank you so much! It was a wonderful stay!
— Brittany and Dan
"We thank you Sue, Kim, Brian and Kim, for such a lovely, relaxing stay here. All of you were so accommodating and helpful as we waylaid you, as you tried to work! We couldn't have asked for more."
— Barb R.
“Very clean and comfortable. A great way to enjoy a piece of Rangeley history. Would love to come visit after ice-out when the Loons are back.”
— Gavin
“Had a wonderful stay here. Thank you for your hospitality. Staff was quite helpful and very delightful.”
— Carolyn
“Wonderful stay. We loved watching sunset from the dock! Loved our room-so cozy. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends. Also, the coffee and muffins were nice touch.”
— Karen and Gary
“Truly enjoyed our stay. Aesthetically beautiful. Calming and tranquil inside and out…”
— Mike and Linda