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Kennebago River Road, Rangeley, ME 04970
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Come enjoy a unique vacation experience deep in the Maine woods. We are a traditional rustic sporting and family camp. Located behind a gated 9 mile dirt road. American Plan with 3 full meals a day in the dining room. Our lakeside cabins include electric heat, wood stoves, and screened in porches leaving you time to enjoy all the Maine outdoors has to offer. Kennebago Lake and River - fly fishing only for landlocked salmon and brook trout. Registered Maine Guide services are available. May purchase Maine fishing licenses on site. Also enjoyable is hiking, swimming, biking, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing and boating in a Rangeley boat with evening campfires and s'mores. Try a Moose run adventure which includes canoeing the river back to the lake with wildlife variety and viewing abundant. Join us for a Maine outdoor experience with all the comforts of home. Pricing ranges from $165.00 per person per night.
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Kennebago River Road, Rangeley, ME 04970
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Thomas O wrote a review 23 Sep
Hull, Massachusetts8 contributions10 helpful votes
I am an avid fly fisherman; I have been traveling and staying at Maine traditional sporting camps for over 40 years. I have stayed at well over 15 lodges throughout Maine. I have had many wonderful experiences at these camps and I have never had a bad experience with respect to hospitality or ownership ………..that changed at Grant’s Camp with owner John Blunt. Grant’s is located on Kennebago Lake in the Rangeley area. It is truly a “traditional Maine Sporting Camp”. It has approximately 15 cabins with wonderful porches and wonderful views of the Kennebago Lake and offers terrific fishing on the Kennebago River. The cabins are cozy, the main dining room is delightful, and the office/lodge is equally impressive. This September I traveled to Grants Camps for the 3rd year in a row to meet up with a group of friends that were staying at the lodge. I believe it was their 4th time at the lodge. During my last 2 times at Grant’s, I have stayed next to my friend’s cabin. I do not stay with my friends as I travel with my dog and I enjoy my own cabin. Upon check-in I met the owner Mr. John Blunt for the first time. He informed me he didn’t have my reservation and that after one night “he was going to ‘probably move me into the cabin next door with my friends”. I informed Mr. Blunt that I had a copy of my reservation which confirmed the cabin next to my friends as well as the confirmation of my dog. I also phoned the lodge confirming their confirmation. Mr. Blunt had no interest in viewing my reservation, he did not offer an apology for the mix up or an explanation. I did not agree to move into the cabin next door with my friends as this was not a feasible option for me. Mr. Blunt “told me” to spend the night at the cabin next door and told me “something may open up”. I remained hopeful. I spent the first night in my own cabin next to my friends. The following day I had lunch with my friends in the main dining room, there were also 3 other parties within the dining room. Mr Blunt approached our table. To state it went sideways at this point would be an understatement. Mr. Blunt looked at me in an intimidating and demanding tone and said “I thought I told you to move your stuff next door!”. It is important to note that Mr. Blunt is a very large man. At that point I stated that I never agreed to his “demands”. Next Mr. Blunt raised his voice louder and postured towards me “you’re going to move next door!”. My friend was able to calm this argument down for a moment only to have Mr. Blunt in a louder and more aggressive tone tell me “I am going to need to see that confirmation in my office “. It was then in my mind I was checking out – it didn’t matter if Mr. Blunt could find an accommodation for me– I was certainly not going to give an owner or an establishment money for such abuse and incompetence. After lunch I went into Mr. Blunt’s office and showed him my email confirmation provided by the lodge which was dated and time stamped. I could see that Mr. Blunt did not have the skill-set to find the confirmation on his computer even when I provided my email address and the date in which he sent me the confirmation. I returned to my cabin to begin my departure back to Boston. After packing I went to the office to pay for my short stay. Mr. Blunt took no responsibility for his mistake, his deplorable behavior (which was witnessed by more than 10 lodgers) and offered no apology. This was not just the worst experience I have had at a sporting camp but rather the worst experience in any hospitality business. Lastly, my one night stay without the use of a boat came to be $320 which is the highest price I have ever paid at a Maine sporting camp. Potential lodgers beware.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Sfrantz wrote a review Aug 2022
Jerusalem, Israel665 contributions162 helpful votes
An amazing experience near Rangeley to experience fishing and life on a lake. The beautiful camps include a dozen cabins most of which are along the lake and have their own docks, as well as an office with fishing gear, books and flies for sale; and a dining by hall for three meals a day. Maine Guide John offers fishing lessons and advice and the staff is super friendly and helpful. Each cabin has its own dock and also a boat with an outboard, as well as access to canoes, kayaks and some rods for borrowing. There are small fridges in the cabins and ice is available. Internet is also available near the office. This place is quiet and subdued, friendly and with easy access to two dozen fishing holes on the Kennebago River. Get up early and go fishing and the staff will grill the catch for breakfast. Or take one of several walks to nearby ponds. There is privacy and the camp is on a gated road. It is about 25 minutes from Rangeley.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Friday night lobster, or ask the staff to arrange a BBQ
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tim5082016 wrote a review Jul 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just returned from another special visit to Grants Camps. The cabin, the boat, the food and the fishing all were great. It takes a dedicated team to make this happen and it's much appreciated. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Paul B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Grant's is in a wonderful location and the fishing and hunting opportunities are top notch. I went on this hunt with a friend who won the trip. At first, there was some confusion as to if a guide was included in the trip. The owner John first said it was included, but quickly changed his mind on that. That's on whoever printed up the raffle tickets. We had a seasoned guide (Frank) who ran several nice Gordons, we got on birds the first day and slogged around in the rain on the second day. We also hunted with or own dogs for a few days in areas John suggested, with good results. The cabin we had (the hut) was one of the smallest and in need of some repairs. I'm not picky and spent many years in the Army sleeping in worse conditions, so it didn't really bother me. They could do a better job cleaning them up (about 500 dead lady bugs under my bed). As for the board, I thought the food was above average. It was always tasty, hot and in sizeable portions. Finally, the one big dissapointment is we both caught Covid from one of the staff members despit being vaccinated. I'm not sure if Grant's required their staff to be vaccinated and what protocols they had in place for staff living in the same quarters. I mention this not to place blame, but to give a heads up to Grant's and potential guests if this is still an issue for summer/fall '22. The repercussions of having covid were many including my wife getting it from me and a scare with my MIL who drove home from Maine with me. I hope all the staff members who tested positive made a full recovery!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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clamcove wrote a review Oct 2021
Boothbay, Maine74 contributions33 helpful votes
This plus 100 year old camp destination is on Kennebego Lake and adjacent to the Kennebego River, both fantastic fishing destinations. The management and staff are very nice and accommodating. The dining facility and office/gathering room are newish and well appointed. Much of the rest of the facilities are quite old and run down. The boardwalk is failing and the walk down from the camp parking spot, although within 75' the camp, isn't safe and is muddy with no hand rail - spooky at night. The screens don't fit the windows or door, the door wasn't tight onto the jamb, the twin bed was short with only 1 sheet, but the view was incredible. With full board we expected excellent meals but found the dinners short of that standard. When paying $500 per night (inclusive of 9% lodging tax and 15% service fee) we think it reasonable to find a well maintained, very clean, well appointed camp. This did not happen and we felt we got a very poor arrangement despite the pleasant management. In short, they need to improve their standards and expectations or drop their prices.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The camps are 9 miles off a paved road so be ready for a charming ride
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erin s wrote a review Jun 2021
Merritt Island, Florida6 contributions
Great food, great fishing, amazing people. Exactly what we hoped for! Sweet cabins on the water with great fishing and guides for a secluded getaway. The hospitality and people also can't be beat! If you are looking g for a quiet spot to enjoy nature this is your place.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mike23Nj wrote a review Oct 2020
NJ10 contributions2 helpful votes
Went to Grants for the first time. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Cabins are rustic but very clean and well kept. Will definitely go back but next time I’ll be packing my fly rod as people were catching trout right off the shore in front of the cabins.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thomas B wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California31 contributions24 helpful votes
We dropped in on the restaurant via Acadian Seaplanes...it was a great trip and a great meal and I highly recommend. You will need to bring your own adult beverages. we had the prime rib...it was awesome! The desserts are a must as well and definitely go for the soup...we had a carrot soup that was absolutely delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Puglover0909 wrote a review Jul 2020
Stamford, Connecticut3 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful setting, good fishing, terrific staff! We took motor boat out every day and did special Fly Fishing School with Tony. Caught 18 inch salmon and Chubb. Thanks John, Courtney, Larry, Samantha and Skyler! Hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jamie Salomon wrote a review Jun 2020
Portland, Maine1 contribution
There is great fishing to be had for sure in this somewhat remote fly fishing only lake. I unfortunately have many complaints. I have for years spent time at another one of Maine's storied historic sporting camps and had nothing but five star stays with the unnamed camp, but Grants is not in the same league. When I arrived home I picked up a call from the owner of Grants camp to be accused of skipping out on my almost $600 bill for a one night stay with a boat and nothing else. Wow! Not good considering the the paid for in full receipt was on the counter next to my cell phone. We also had the same experience with staff smoking all over the grounds as well as asking about hiking and having the staff member say that he never hikes and has no idea. Our cabin we stayed in was up a steep hill from the lake and has a set of wooden stairs to the dock, and water that is all crooked from age and is dangerous for most most to descend. We also noticed that there is a play set that is all over grown and also in disrepair. For a one night stay that cost almost $600 for two I would choose one of the many other great sporting camps in the state. The only reason I gave it a 2 star rating is because the fishing is very amazing, and the body of water is special.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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$269 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMaineRangeley
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grant's Kennebago Camps
What are some of the property amenities at Grant's Kennebago Camps?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at Grant's Kennebago Camps?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Grant's Kennebago Camps?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grant's Kennebago Camps?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grant's Kennebago Camps offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Grant's Kennebago Camps accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.