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June is a great time to come to the lake for fishing. The days are warm and the evenings are cool. The temperatures are only a few degrees less on average than in August and there are fewer visitors to the lake. Some say that June is the best month for fishing.


September is a wonderful time to be at Sunset Lodge. Some say that September has the most beautiful weather of the year. The crowds are gone and the lake is quiet. Sailing is beautiful. It is a great time to visit.


October is peaceful and quiet with fall in the air and color in the trees. You'll need the wood stove in the evening or sit around a cozy fire. Available the first two weeks in October, Sunset Lodge is a good base for viewing fall colors.

Bird's Nest Cabin

The Bird's Nest cabin is a 460 sq. ft. cabin with one bedroom, a sitting room, and an updated kitchen and bathroom. A 75 sq. ft. screened porch overlooks the lake and grounds. There is no wood stove so we do not recommend it in October.

Morning light


A lazy game of shuffleboard

The cabin

Cozy Rooms

Camp Fires

Big Trees

Big Lake

Big Trees

Big Lake


7/7/2022, Beautiful rustic spot right on the lake for family reunion. Beautiful sunsets, fishing, kids playing at the beach. Nights around the fire pit roasting s’mores before the kids ran off to play inthe game room. Fun for everyone. Cabins are rustic and cozy. Lodge is more updated with amazing screened in porch and large kitchen. The property waspretty with flowers in bloom. Was pleasantly surprised at how much closer cabins were to each other. Great spot.

9/8/2020, Amazing property You can’t beat this place it has everything you need, and it is a beautiful location. A great getaway, my family truly enjoyed our stay.

9/3/2020, Beautiful lodge on Damariscotta in Maine.
We spent a wonderful week at Sunset Lodge on Lake Damariscotta in August 2020. Vickie, Noah, and Karen have created abeautiful and welcoming space. We were three generations together but socially distanced from the rest of the world. The lodge was perfect - a large, very well-equippedkitchen, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, 2 large family rooms with more seating than we needed, and a game room with ping pong and a pool table thatwere well used during rainy afternoons. The lake was beautiful with minimal power boats; we canoed and kayak'd on the days it did not rain; we saw deer,fish, loons, and an eagle. The stars were beautiful at night with the big dipper hanging low above the water. The lodge feels remote but is close totowns and the coast. We ate wild mushrooms from the Camden Farmer's market one night and lobsters from the Round Pond Co-Op another. Hoping to make the Lodgean annual tradition in the future

June 14,2014 A Perfect Family Vacation. We rented the whole place for our family reunion of 18 people. The description was very accurate- it was a beautiful, private place. It is so well equipped with games- indoor and outdoor and swimming, fishing and kayaking. We had beautiful sunsets every night while we ate on the huge screened in porch. The kitchen is awesome. The place is clean and well maintained and the manager was very accommodating. If you want lobster the fish market in Damariscotta will cook them for you and you can bring them back to the lodge for a feast! We would all recommend this property and hope to come back again!

October 15, 2012, The Perfect Rustic Getaway, We had our first stay in the Lakeside Cabin at Sunset Lodge in late September, 2012, and I'm already trying to think of times and occasions when I might return. It is everything a rustic retreat should and shouldn't be. It's peaceful, comfortable, and has everything you need for a restful, contented stay without having any of the fancy distractions that just add up to so much busyness. We were two couples and one twenty-something young adult in the Lakeside Cabin, and there was plenty of room in this well-equipped cabin. We were treated to gorgeous sunsets, blissfully quiet dark nights, and a curious loon who came near the dock to check us out. Sunset Lodge and Cabins is a treasure of a place, and I'm thankful the owners have taken on the enormous task of preserving this remnant of a bygone era. Their willingness to continually make upgrades and repairs gives me hope that visitors like us will have a chance to enjoy this little piece of heaven for many years to come.

October 21, 2012, A Family Tradition Sunset Point has become a tradition for my family of 4 – our first stay in the Lakeside Cabin was in 2007, and we've returned every year since. (That says a lot, because we usually prefer visiting "new" places instead of repeating our tracks.) But we can't get enough of this piece of heaven on earth! The lake views, shoreline, and sunsets are beyond compare, often with loons calling in the background, bald eagles soaring nearby, and an occasional turtle or mink in the foreground. The setting is incredibly peaceful. The location is perfect for swimming, fishing, and boating, no matter what your age. My boys were 5 and 6 during our first visit, and this year they'll return as 10 and 11 year olds – as eager as ever to find their seats on the dock and around the campfire. In some years, their grandparents have joined us too, so we have three generations sharing time at the lake or taking easy drives to Damariscotta, Camden, or Pemaquid Point, where there are restaurants, museums, bookstores, hiking paths, etc. The cabins are comfortable and have all that's needed in terms of basic requirements (hot water, coffee pots, cooking utensils, blankets, books & games, etc.). If we're not outside, chances are we're on the large screen porch, playing games or gazing at the lake. There's no TV in the Lakeside Cabin (thank goodness!) and we leave our computers home, so this is one week of the year when we truly "un-plug" from the usual fast pace of life and enjoy the tranquility of the best of Maine. Over the years, the property owners have made improvements and upgrades to make things even better for guests (drinkable water, new bathrooms, new stove, new docks). It's clear that they love the place, are good stewards of it, and enjoy sharing it with others. Whenever we have questions or needs, they are quick to respond. The only downside is that our week there always flies by! So when it's time to go, we cheer ourselves up by thinking about next year… We're never disappointed and feel so fortunate to have discovered this lovely place.


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