About the Village Inn and Tavern
The Village Inn and Tavern, first opened as The Locusts House in 1921, was run by storied Maine Guide Ed Megill as a sporting and fishing respite that offered fine food and lodging to summer visitors amid the lakes and woodlands of Central Maine.
During the roaring 20's, "The Belgrades" were a popular vacation destination for the rich and famous, among them, famous American author Eugene O'Neil who penned "A Long Day's Journey Into Night" while summering at his cottage on Great Pond, and more recently, playwright Ernest Thompson for his award winning, "On Golden Pond". The L.L. Bean brothers also owned a camp at the mouth of Mill Stream and hunted and fished the local woodlands and waterways of Kennebeck County in the early part of the century.
Since then The Inn has gained national recognition for it's famous 12 Hour Roast Duck, a time honored tradition at The Village Inn since the late 1960's. It is still prepared in the same way today, though local seasonal cuisine is also a hallmark of Executive Chef David Jordan's busy kitchen.
Whether you're staying in one of our 8 well appointed guestrooms, joining us for a business retreat or special occasion, or just boating in for a lite bite and an evening spent listening to local musicians as they play under the stars by the lake, our seasoned staff and waterfront setting will make your visit truly memorable. Dock up your boat and join us!