“"Home, Sweet Home" away from Home”
Reviewed January 17, 2013
We've stayed at the Wilson Lake Inn twice now and are hoping that this is only the beginning of a string of stays. The hospitality is the #1 factor we look for in returning to a place....Susan, Tom and Crystal get A+! Then the mattresses were wonderful...brand new and extremely comfy. Next that first hot morning drink is critical: the staff were very accomodating to me who insists on milk in my tea and not 1/2 and 1/2! During our first stay in August 2012 we were thrilled to canoe at 6:45 AM and find ourselves in the midst of loons and other wonderful wildlife. Finally, the atmosphere at the Inn makes it easy to talk with other guests if desired, or to simply be quiet and alone
September 2, 2012
I had a wonderful time conversing with another guest on the morning of our visit. I also enjoyed walking along the road at dawn and viewing the lake. I was awakened after 4 by a loon's call, which I found absolutely charming.
I found an old-fashioned simplicity to the Inn, and there were elements of the visit that were reminiscent of my grandmother's house back in the 70's, including the high degree of cleanliness and the flowers in the yard and on the railing. The straightforward Internet access was great as well.
The only two things I would suggest for change would be switching out the cushioned chair in the room for a cozier one that could be used for sipping coffee in the pre-dawn hours when the weather is not as welcoming outdoors. Also, the early-riser in me that allowed me to hear the loons also would ask for coffee to be available earlier in the morning, perhaps on a 24-hour basis. I have never been one that likes to have a coffee maker in our guest room, but I do like to enjoy quiet time drinking coffee and reading through my email when I wake up.
My overall impression was that the Inn is run by owners who genuinely care about delivering an excellent experience to their guests in an environment that will make them want to return year after year. For me, that was certainly achieved. Your follow-up email only emphasizes that point. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
M.C. Wolcott, VT
July 18, 2012
Very, very, very clean!
We checked in after 12 hours driving from Toronto and I would have never believed to find a place like this, at an extremely affordable price, in the middle of no where! Beautiful setting, extraordinary front garden, optimum service! First time in my life I got into a motel bed without checking under the sheets before getting in! It felt cleaner than my own bed!!!
2 thumbs up...no 3 thumbs up!!!!
Thank you Wilson Lake Inn for this unexpected experience!
Alessandra and the girls Bolton, Ontario
We had a great time at your inn. Everything was perfect. We especially enjoyed the waterfront area. Very peaceful...
I have joined a photo of my husband with the big fish he caught. He was thrilled.
June 22, 2012
We were warmly welcomed and found our room extremely clean. The grounds behind the inn are pleasant and the seating areas near the lake are relaxing. Everything quieted down at the right time and we slept soundly and comfortably. They offer coffee, tea and muffins in the a.m. and my husband absolutely loved the coffee! He usually uses a French press at home, so he can be picky, so if he liked the coffee, it had to be good.
A place for dinner was recommended and we watched herons land and fly about while we dined on delicious food.
We already made reservations to return as our daughter will be a freshman at UMF this fall. We think we've found the place we'll stay each time we visit, and will recommend Wilson Lake Inn to friends and relatives who visit, as well.
June 22, 2012
Thanks for an enjoyable stay! We look forward to our two fall stays with you, which we've already booked.
Our room was impeccably clean and our beds were extremely comfortable. My husband and I shared a full-sized bed even though at home we usually have a queen. The bed was so comfortable itself, we slept very well, which neither of us usually do away from home. We awoke refreshed and ready for our full day ahead. The whole area quieted down at a normal bedtime hour, and we had our windows open all night.
My husband, who is a picky coffee person, thoroughly enjoyed whatever it is you brew, too. We look forward to our future stays while our daughter is a UMF student, and have already booked two more as the result of our pleasant stay this past weekend. It was so relaxing to just sit by the lake and enjoy the scenery and one another's quiet company. Bliss!
Chris and Kate Robinson
June 8, 2012 A Wonderful Experience
Staying at this wonderful establishment was one of the best things about my first trip to Maine. Lots of care has been put into the lodgings and the grounds and gardens. The setting is quite special as well, by a lake near a quaint town (which has a truly outstanding Italian restaurant). Rounding out the stellar experience were the friendliness and helpfulness of the proprietors and staff, who really go out of their way to tell guests about the area and accommodate special requests. To top it off, delicious homemade baked goods from a nearby cafe were served each morning, along with tea and freshly-brewed coffee.
The cost is comparable to the nearby big-chain "Inn", but all comparisons end there. This is truly a special place, for all ages and stages of guests. Jude A., WA State
I am a professional photographer who travels through the area frequently for work and the best customer service can be found at The Wilson Lake Inn in Wilton, ME. B. M.
March 18, 2012
Dear Wilson Lake Inn,
The Fort Fairfield ski team enjoyed our stay at the Wilson Lake Inn and we thank you for your hospitality. The use of your basement to wax our skis was very much appreciated. I also want to personally thank you for mailing the cell phone charger cord. That was above and beyond the call of duty.
I would gladly return to stay at your establishment if we are in the vicinity for another ski race in the future, and I would not hesitate to recommend your place to other ski teams.
FFHS ski coach
March 3, 2012
My husband and I enjoyed the wonderful charm and very comfortable stay at your Inn. The rooms and surroundings were very clean, quiet and scenic . . . not to mention that your hospitality was outstanding. I bet it's gorgeous in the summer and fall. I would recommend the Wilson Lake Inn to anyone who needs to stay in that area. R. and J. Hyland, Cummings, GA
Susan and Tom,
We stayed at Wilson Lake Inn back in January and February and loved our stay there. Your hospitality was awesome and your kindness even greater. All of you made our stay easier under the circumstances we were facing. Hope all of you are well. Take care. Thanks again.
R. Hackett, Sr. and R. Parker
Susan and Tom, I had a wonderful time at the Chamber dinner and appreciate the feedback. But I owe you a very special thank you. I spent a wonderful, relaxing evening at the Wilson Lake Inn. You have a wonderful Inn! And while it may not be the Ritz........it has something the Ritz doesn't.......and never will. Time spent at your Inn on Wilson Lake ads years to your life......at least it feels that way. I don't think I've been that relaxed in years! Thank you! Oh, and the breakfast spot you directed me to....... Wow, it was simply perfect! Their homemade cider donuts were worth the trip and then some. Did I tell you that I used to be a police Officer?
Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you! A classy place run by classy people!