A La Carte vs. Prix Fixe


We were wondering when the term “a la carte”
became synonymous with “expensive”?

Well, it’s not at the Greenville Inn!

We view “a la carte” as meaning: “Dining Your Way”!

When we go on vacation ourselves, we steer away from  “prix fixe” menus because we rarely get what we want (usually a very limited menu) and not very generous portions.  Some people feel like they are getting a “bargain” when they get a predetermined number of courses…but is it a bargain if you aren’t getting full portions or food you want?

When we offer packages that include a predetermined number of courses, (“Stay & Dine” or  “Shop, Stay & Dine”) you can be guaranteed you can choose from our FULL  (a la carte) menu and the portions are not just a “sampling”.

So, next time you are deciding on any restaurant…don’t let the “Prix Fixe Bargain Factor” dictate your decision…choose a restaurant whose menu has many choices with full portions…life is short…why not have it “your way?”

We are working on our Summer 2010 menu with a chef that some of you might already know…

Check back to see the new menu and who the chef is!

"Dining Your Way"

Delectable Duck!

Mother/Daughter “Diva” Destination

The Greenville Inn has just developed a new package for all of you who love your mom!

Mother/Daughter Diva Destination

Mother’s Day isn’t the only time to bond with your mom.  The two of you can escape from all your daily responsibilities and remember some of those special mother/daughter moments from the past.  Your 3 night stay in a room, suite or cottage includes breakfast each morning at a private table in our dining rooms, a 4-course dinner one evening from our full menu,

“Tea for Two”

Tea for Two

served in your room while you reminisce and jot down all those endearing & fond memories in a

personalized (photo) keepsake journal.

You can both just kick-back and relax, have a rejuvenating massage or take an exciting wilderness excursion with one of our local Registered Maine Guides.  We have some quaint shopping areas and lovely spots to go on leisure strolls. Relax on the historic steamship Katahdin as it takes you on a cruise up Moosehead Lake.

For those of you that are more adventurous, we have many outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing, fishing, moose safaris, hiking, ATV adventure and seaplane rides.  You can go exploring on your own or we can arrange a guide and rentals.

Prices starting at $685.00 double occupancy,

upgrades subject to availability.

(Must be consecutive nights.)

July 5- Oct. 11

Why not treat yourself and your mom to some quality time? Contact us

Awe-inspiring Sunsets

Snowcapped Mountains

“Today was a sunny, beautiful day”…

the weatherman on Channel 5 actually said that about Greenville, Maine!

I have to agree!  I took these pictures today…

the Big & Little Moose Mountains look serene

with a cloud just hovering over them.

The Katahdin remains steadfast surrounded by the frozen lake and mounds of snow.

Katahdin in the Snow

The view from Indian Hill is breathtaking regardless of the season.

Frozen Moosehead Lake

Snowcapped Moose Mountain Range

View from the dining room today

Greenville Inn sits Regally above the town of Greenville & Moosehead Lake

This is really “our point of view”

Moose Mountain Range

Moose Mountain Range

Come see our “point of view”

This is really our view of the Little and Big Moose Mountains (previously named Big & Little Squaw Mountains).

Moosehead Lake is surrounded by some magnificent mountains:

  • Big Moose Mountain-(previously known as Big Squaw Mountain) At 3,196 feet, Big Moose Mountain dominates the view to the west from the Moosehead Lake area. The view from the top of the mountain is famous for viewing the Moosehead region and its many lakes and mountains.  This mountain was home to the first fire tower in the United States, built by M.G. Show in 1905.
  • Little Moose Mountain-The Little Moose Mountain Trail provides 9 miles of hiking along the ridgeline from one scenic overlook to the next. Hikers then descend into a forested bowl containing the Moose Ponds, an area that feels truly remote, but only 3 miles from town.

  • Elephant Mountain- looks like the profile of an elephant-it really does!  On January 24th, 1963, a B-52 Stratofortress-C crashed with 2 of its  9 crew surviving the -14 degree temperature.  Every year there is a Memorial Snowmobile Ride  to the wreckage on Elephant Mountain in honor of the brave men who served during the “Cold War”.
  • Little Spencer Mountain-Little Spencer Mountain climbs to 2,992 feet (911.96 meters) above sea level. Little Spencer Mountain is located at latitude – longitude coordinates (also called lat – long coordinates or GPS coordinates) of N 45.759208 and W -69.528389.
  • Big Spencer Mountain-(also called Number Four Mountain)this mountain has a 2,890 foot summit and has a fire tower, the fourth ever erected in Maine, which was active for nearly eighty-five years from 1906 until 1991.
  • Mount Kineo-this has  700-foot (210 m) cliffs rising straight up from the water, is a dramatic setting that has attracted visitors for centuries.

Contact us for ideas of how to enjoy Maine’s Mountains & Lakes

Snofest

Snowfest -The Moosehead Lake Region has 2 weeks of winter fun activities!    Most activites take place just one block away! www.greenvilleinn.com

Some of the scheduled events around Greenville are:

February 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM

30 Mile  Sled Dog Race

Hundreds of Sled dogs and their mushers will head to Greenville, Maine for this race. Experienced dog teams travel from all over New England and Canada to participate in one of only three distance sled dog races in the region. Spectators are invited to meet the mushers & teams at the  IF&W lot on Village Street in Greenville or at one of many viewing sites.

February 7, 2010 at 8:30 AM
Family Ice Day at Sawyer Pond
Want to learn to ice fish?  Learn the basic skills required to catch fish under the ice.  Bring warm clothes and your fishing license.Fishing equipment will be supplied or you can bring your own. Hot food and drinks will be provided. Participation is limited so call and leave your name, number of participants and your telephone number. Call:  Sally Tournquist 207-280-0990

fish tale

This is no "Fish Tale"!

February 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Moosehead Riders Chili/Chowder and more Cookoff
Annual cook-off featuring many of our best local chefs.

"Chowdah"

February 14, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Annual Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival
A tantalizingly delicious event sponsored by the Moosehead Chamber of Commerce. A great place to take the whole family. Choose 12 samples from a selection of 30 delectable chocolate desserts. For the kids there is a special Children’s corner with unique food & prizes. And, as always, you can place a bid on the great items in our Silent & Chinese Auction.


Chocolate Delights

Chocolate Temptations

February 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Horse/Wagon Ride-Fireworks and Fun
Horse/wagon ride starts at 10 to about 2. There will also be a clown, jugglers and face painting at the Museum with free hot chocolate at Auntie M’s. Later that evening will be fireworks on the ice by the Forestry Dept. All is free and sponsored by J&L Waitkus.

Location:  Katahdin Parking Lot & Museum (right below us)

Fireworks

February 19, 2010 at  7:00 PM

Snowmobile Ride and Bonfire

at the East Cove of Moosehead Lake

East Cove of Moosehead Lake



100 Mile Sled Dog Race

The 100 Mile Wilderness Sled Dog Race is on Feb. 6th.  The is an anuual event, as long as they have snow…that is not going to be a problem this year!

The race starts in Greenville, Maine, 1 block below us in the Katahdin’s parking lot…it is alot of fun to view. There is a list of places to view the progress of the race.

Don’t miss this great event!  You might decide to try a guided Dog Sled Trip! www.greenvilleinn.com

The Moosehead Lake area has world-class snowmobiling, ice fishing and snow-shoeing…so much to do…and after the latest snowstorm….boy, do we have the SNOW!

Experience Moosehead Lake

dog sledding

Dog Sledding


More Snow Photos

I ventured out today, eventhough it was still snowing.  Snow is getting pretty high!  Some of the stores downtown will need to be dug out.

We have some drifting in the back so the snow is several feet deep…haven’t made it out there yet!

Mountains are coming back in view

Mountains are starting to come back in view

Downtown getting snowed in

Snow is piling up in front of stores

The Katahdin

The Katahdin with the Greenville Inn in the background (it is still snowing)

First Snowstorm of 2010

Katahdin in Snowstorm Jan. 2, 2010

The first snowstorm of 2010…and I’m sure it won’t be the last!

I just took these pictures of the inn and the steamboat The Katahdin.  You can see the snow falling in some of them.  It is snowing so hard that you can’t see the lake or the mountain views.

When this storm is finished tomorrow, I’ll be able to take some great photos of the mountains & lake.

Snow Covered Town

Greenville Inn Snowstorm Jan. 2, 2010

Lots of Snow

Where did the mountains go?

Icicles!