7 Reasons Migis Lodge (Sebago Lake, Maine) is perfect for a family vacation!BOSTON AND AROUND, NEWS, REVIEWS | Nirasha Jaganath | July 25, 2014 at 1:36 pm
I could tell you so many reasons why you should go to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake Maine, but I thought is better that I show you. When I was invited on a media trip to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake in Maine, I will admit to knowing nothing about it. Then I mentioned it to a friend and she was so excited and could not stop gushing about the place so I decided to check it out. A few days away with the family would be amazing and I was happy for the excuse. I had no idea the degree of joy Migis would hold for us. There are a lot of pictures because they say so much much than writing does.
If these pictures do not convey the beauty of the place then fault my post, because the place is truly wonderful!
7 Reasons Migis Lodge (Sebago Lake, Maine) is perfect for a family vacation!
1) Food! Glorious food!
It is pretty clear that the food is prepared by culinary chefs who can wow any person’s socks off! I’m a foodie. If you follow my Instagram feed you would know that about me. The diverse cuisine relies on fresh produce and seafood. There is not a meal without amazing fresh fruit. For some meals they cook outside so you can see how they prepare the food in front of you. Non-greasy food that fills you up but feels “clean” unlike heavy resort food. I would stay at Migis for the food alone!
2) The Lodge
When I checked in I asked for my lodge key and they told me there was none. I’m a Boston girl so that made my jaw drop. I asked again and they realized that this was hard to swallow and they again confirmed that there were NO keys. I held my breath and she quickly added that I could lock my valuables and I could lock from the inside at night. I mustered up a cool casual grin but inside I thought you bet I will be blocking it. A while later I realized that THIS was Maine and a pure welcome to call for relaxation. Spacious, high ceilinged rooms means you are not in anyone’s face all the time. Huge windows means the fresh air permeates the lodge. A huge fireplace so glorious that hubby lit it every night in spite of it being summer. I felt like I was in a cabin in the woods. I was in a cabin in the woods. My lodge was called bittersweet and it was apt. I love the idea of camping but sleeping on the floor, being bitten by mosquitos and having no plumbing are things that kill the mood. This was my style of glamping. Did I mention there are NO mosquitos on the grounds at all? I know!!! Pack your bags already!!!
3) Kids Camp
In fairness I did not get to try this out mainly because it runs weekdays and I was there for a weekend. Amazing counselors not only watch your kids but they have a special agenda of activities that would rival any summer camp out there. How do I know it would be fabulous? I got a snippet during dinner on Sunday night (I chose to keep them with me on Saturday night even though they had a pizza movie night for the kids). By lunch the kids chose their dinner from the menu to be eaten at “camp”. After a wonderful al fresco dinner the kids were led to a beautiful outdoor playground. By the time I picked them up at night they were bead making – my girls were in heaven. Even though they were exhausted from the water activities of the day we had to drag them away.
Outside of the camp activities there was boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, knee-boarding, paddle-boarding, etc. Outdoor games, indoor games, games to take to your room. All of these were free to residents unless you were renting a big boat. Due to the limited number of guests there is no long lines and everyone was super nice and patient.
5) The Lake
Sebago Lake is beautiful! Immensely gorgeous and perfect to enjoy at different spots. Little beachy area for the younger ones. The water warms up pretty quick at shallow regions. Paddle boards, kayaks, life vests etc are freely provided by Migis Lodge. I’m normally more of an ocean girl but the huge lake felt that way to me but brought a calmness with it.
6) The sustainability of it all!
Everything from way the luggage is carted off to the rooms in wheelbarrows to the steel plates used in meals it is clear that these guys love their environment a lot and take care of it. There is no commercial feeling to the place, you actually feel like you are camping (well without the mosquito invasion). Minimal paper use is felt and appreciated.
7) The Zen
My family leads a pretty stressed life. Dealing with a whole host of challenges makes it difficult for us to learn to relax. The ambiance at Migis promotes family time with their no cell phone ringing (mute required outside) to the quiet sounds of nature. It is so wonderful to not have any blaring or electronic sounds anywhere. Hubby not only survived missing World Cup soccer games but loved new adventure. Born in drastic different lifestyles we were never privy to watersports. The look on hubby’s face as he tried knee-boarding was priceless. My girls bravely tried to too but they were glad to explore the water and grounds in al all ways possible.
Disclosure: We were guests of Migis Lodge, no compensation was received. All words are mine.