Migis Lodge – Glamping
I bet you are wondering, “what the heck is glamping”? Well, this weird word means glamorous camping. I have always enjoyed the outdoors, but not to the extent of sleeping in a tent in a sleeping bag on the ground in the woods. That is where Migis Lodge comes in. Set in the middle of the woods, you are surrounded by pine trees, mini sandy beaches, and the glistening, ever calming lake. But you know what makes it even better? The private cabins that are the lodgings.
Just a 45 minute drive from bustling Portland, Migis Lodge is located on Sebago Lake in South Casco. When you first arrive, you travel down a tree covered, dusty path, all the while wondering if you took a wrong turn because of how obscure the surroundings look. Then, as if by magic, you come across the main cabin that looks like it was built to house royalty who wanted to take a turn at “glamping”. Upon entering the cabin, even in the middle of July, I immediately could smell the addicting aroma of a camp fire.
Now back to the private cabins. Each cabin is equipped with a giant stone fireplace, with the firewood already placed conveniently so all you need do is light the match. In front of the fireplace are two welcoming leather sofas that make you hope for a rainy day to be able to lounge on them. In the bedroom, a king size bed with handmade quilts a top them. Once we settled into the cabin, my friend and I jumped into one of the canoes that are available for the guests to use
After spending the day swimming and canoeing on the lake, it was time for dinner. The restaurant at Migis only offers breakfast and dinner. For dinner, the dress code requires business formal. I had high expectations for our meals, but while they were good, they were not great. First course was an average shrimp cocktail, followed by a tiny house green salad, and finished with a soggy cod with feta cheese and vegetables. Not a feta fan to begin with, I could not have imagined a worse combination with a slightly undercooked fish.
Leaving dinner, I was taken aback by the beautiful sunset. It was as if the sky was painted with pale blues and pinks by an oil painter. I could have sat at the edge of the lake and looked at that sunset for hours. From the main cabin to my cabin, it was only about a 3 minute walk. Needless to say, however, I made that walk last a little longer.
When I woke up the next morning (in one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in), I was sad I could only spend one night. If I have the opportunity to go back, I will most definitely take it. The only suggestion I will make to anyone staying at Migis is to find somewhere else to go for dinner. In my opinion, it is not worth the money or the possibility of tainting your opinion on this beautiful property.