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Alamoosook Lakeside Inn

PO Box 16 , Orland, ME 04472 USA (Show map)
6 Reviews
$95 - $139
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Located on the shore of Alamoosook Lake in Orland, Maine, the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn provides guests an opportunity to savor the beauty of nature in a retreat-like setting. The Inn enjoys both the quiet life of an inland lake and easy access to the splendor of Penobscot Bay and the coast. Situated in the heart of Downeast Maine, just off Coastal Route 1, the Inn is the perfect central location for visiting the famous coastal communities such as Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Bangor, and Blue Hill. Situated at the water’s edge, the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn is an ideal choice for unique wedding ceremonies, receptions, and and parties of all types. Inside, in the 150-seat lakeside dining room, our in-house catering service treats you and your guests to a true feast. We only schedule one event per day in order to provide the maximum care and personalized attention each celebration deserves. If you’ve always dreamt of that perfect Maine wedding, look no further—your dreams are about to come true.



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  • Guest room3.3
  • Services3.7
  • Value3.3
  • Cleanliness4.3
  • Dining3.5

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Alamoosook Lake is Worth the Stay

2.2 on July 30, 2013

Alamoosook Lake is beautiful. I love that the Inn provides canoes and kayaks as well as docks for swimming for their guests. Overall, in comparing my stay at this Inn to my stays at other B&Bs I was disappointed in the value. The room was minimalist and lacked some privacy with the window coverings. The breakfast was plentiful but lacked the presentation and specialty dishes that are often found at other B&Bs. However, I would stay here again or near this lake just for the view and peace of the lake itself.

The perfect place for peace, beauty, and relaxation

4.6 on September 11, 2010

We did not know what to really expect when we made our reservations. As it turned out, it was just what we were looking for. We were astounded by the beauty of the lake as we came in at sunset when it was bathed in orange and we could hear the loons singing to us. The rooms were simple but nice. However, we spent little time there as we explored the region. Gina, the innkeeper, was most helpful in suggesting places to see and restaurants at which to eat. The inn had kayaks and canoes which we used to our full advantage exploring the lake. One day we went to the salmon fish hatchery across the lake and went on a hike. Another day, Gina suggested a local guide for a half day fishing trip on the lake. He had the Maine dialect in full doses and was very entertaining and helpful. We caught 15 bass. Because it was central to so many places on given days we went as far south as Rockport and as far north as Bar Harbor and had plenty of time to stay and enjoy the local flavor. What a memorable trip!! We would go back in heart beat. Scott and Jeanne from Colorado

best I've found!

4.6 on September 25, 2009

The first thing we noticed as we arrived was the quiet natural beauty of the grounds, surrounding woods and the lake. The innkeeper was friendly and helpful, allowing us our privacy while responding quickly to our requests and questions. We had free access to the lake via the kayaks. The room was comfortable and well equipped - and pleasingly decorated. Breakfast next morning was delicious - great coffee, I might add. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are planning a winter visit this year.


1.6 on September 04, 2009

I was told my review was to long so I am going to make it shorter and to the point. This B & B is not a real B & B its and 6 bedroom motel added onto a private home. They cater to wedding and meeting in her very large dining room, the cook who comes in at 7:30 to cook in the commercial kitchen that was part of the addition does not know what a good breakfast is. I only have one word to describe breakfast, HORRIBLE. We stayed for 3 days and ate breakfast twice. We left on the third day without eating breakfast, we decided we wanted a good breakfast before we left Maine. The bathtub was very slippery, she did give me a bathmat which I HAD TO PUT DOWN. As for our room the beds squeaked everytime you moved. For $125. per night I wanted a quiet bed and a good breakfast, GOT NEITHER. We have decided never to stay at a B & B again.

Peaceful retreat

3.8 on July 24, 2008

The Alamoosook is built right up alongside the lake, and so has great facilities for swimming, canoing, and picnicking. The rooms are clean, if a tad small, and beds comfortable. We enjoyed the fresh blueberry pancakes, too. A great retreat.

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Village


Bangor, ME (BGR) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From BGR, take I-95 South to I-395. Take I-395 E to Exit 4 and Rt. 15. Take Route 15 to Bucksport. Follow Routes, 15,1,and 3 East for 3 miles to blinking light. Turn L on Upper Falls Road, for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn R on Soper Rd and follow to Alamoosook Lakeside Inn, at the end of the road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Ft. Knox, Maine Maritime Museum, Acadia National Park, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Badminton, Volley Ball, Boat Cruises, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Canoes, Kayaks, Swimming

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Badminton, Volley Ball, Boat Cruises, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, you need to notify us fourteen (14) days prior to your confirmed arrival date. If you cancel your reservation with less than 14 days notice you are responsible for the room charges.



Gina Bushong

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About the innkeepers

Gina relocated to Orland from the Washington DC area in 2001. Moving to Maine was prompted by a life-long desire to live on a lake and be an active member of a small community.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Homemade fruit strudel's served fresh from the oven.

Details Diamond Collection

PO Box 16 , Orland, ME 04472 USA (Show map)

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