In 2001, after 15 years of owning and operating a beautiful campground, we decided to sell our park and try something that we had dreamed of...running a bed and breakfast. In that same year we were fortunate enough to make a once-in-a-lifetime purchase of a gorgeous peninsula upon which we would build our dream, 5 Lakes Lodge.
The site had been the home of a small waterfront store and marina since 1962. In the 30's and 40's it was home to a huge sawmill. Anyway, during the summer of 2002 we tore down or moved all of the original structures and started construction of the lodge. The project took on a life of it's own and nearly consumed us for two years. But we persevered and finally, in July of 2004, we opened our doors and greeted our first guests.
Having been in the hospitality business since 1987 (with our campground, a motel and a canoe outfitting business) we feel that we really know how to help our guests discover the beauty and magic of where we call home, Maine's Katahdin Region. We were both born and raised here - we grew up on a small lake about 6 miles from the lodge (but never knew each other !) and being true "locals" (highly unusual in the B & B industry) we know the area by heart. And, not wanting to sound too "mushy", this is where our hearts are! We love our little piece of heaven and know that you will too.
We're both very active and love the out of doors. In our "spare time" we enjoy canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, looking for moose, grooming sled trails......if it gets us onto the water or into the woods, we love doing it.
Stop by and let us show you, "The Way Life Should Be"!
Debbie & Rick LeVasseur