Saundra and Eric Neperud moved from Montana to Maine to purchase Wiscasset Woods Lodge in December of 2015.
We fell in love with our cottage rooms with their vaulted ceilings and pine interior. We also loved the 8 acres of woods surrounding the hotel.
You can’t beat our hotel’s location. We’re right in the heart of Midcoast Maine. Our lodge is close to beaches, lighthouses, historical sites, museums, and quaint towns. There are so many great vacation spots within an easy drive of our hotel.
To make our lodge an even better base for our guests, we converted an old household kitchen into a commercial kitchen so we can to serve a hot breakfast to our guests every morning. We’re now famous for our food and often have guests stay with us year after year just for our food and hospitality. We are happy to share our recipes and even send out monthly recipes to guests who request them.
During our first winter we also built a 1/4 mile trail through the woods. When the snow melted we discovered we’d built it through a few wet weather springs and so had to reroute it right before opening. Our human and canine guests love our trail and so do we. It’s a lovely stroll in the morning on the way to our breakfast or a great way for kids and pets to stretch their legs and burn off some energy after long day’s drive.
During our second winter Eric broke through the floor of one of our six cottage rooms that had been abandoned for 20 years. We decided it was time to either remodel them or tear them down. So we remodeled. These are now some of our most popular rooms including our handicap accessible cottage room and our family and pet friendly suites.
Our newest project is developing our event space on the second floor of the lodge, above the dining room. This space will be perfect for writing workshops, cooking classes, or family reunions. We’ve already hosted a baby shower, business breakfast, and nonprofit social event. We’ve also developed an Elopement and Small Wedding package for people looking for an affordable and stress free wedding day.
But our story is just a small part of the history of lodge. The hotel has been welcoming guests to Maine for over 100 years. Many of the rooms were originally built as cabins around 1915 when route 1 was developed to bring tourists to Maine. There was also a dance hall on a corner of the property that mysteriously burned to the ground. Read the full history here.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel.