It was 1923 when Alice Thayer opened Loch Lyme Lodge in the historic farmhouse at 70 Orford Road. That Summer, Spafford and Carita Ackerly spent their wedding night in one of the cabins.
In 1973, they visited us for their 50th anniversary, and 100 years later, three generations of their family are still frequent guests at Loch Lyme Lodge.
Loch Lyme Lodge farmhouse c.1930s
Butternutwood c. 1934 (we like what they called it)
Pine and Pop'lwood c. 1943
While the cabins still stand on their original footprints, they have been renovated and equipped with modern comforts that were unavailable 100 years ago, like plumbing, electricity, and wifi.
Cherrywood Cabin c. 1943
Wildwood Cabin c. 1949
Some are in the process of being winterized so we can remain open into peak fall foliage. We are always trying to make Loch Lyme Lodge more comfortable and accessible without sacrificing our bucolic charm.
Loch Lyme Lodge Farmhouse c. 1941
We feel honored to be a part of so many family histories and traditions...in a way, we're all part of one big, happy family! Here's an album we put together of some vintage photos from the Lodge mixed with contributions from a few of our regulars: