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About Us

Every season we talk to folks who express their dream of leaving the city and moving to the Maine coast to live "the way life should be." Some years ago (more than we like to remember) and after having lived and worked long enough in the big city (Seattle, Dallas and Hartford), Nancy and I decided it was time to do just that. For us, it was coming back home to Maine. I'm a native Mainer, and Nancy is a summer transplant.

In 1990 we purchased a well-worn property then called Whitfield's Motel & Cabins. The idea was to restore the property to something we could be proud of, and where our guests could enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, the cleanliness and the modern amenities we all expect when traveling. Well, it wasn't quite as easy as we thought. But then, it wasn't impossible either.

Wiscasset Motor Lodge, Maine, Our Lobby Cat

Boris our "Lobby Cat"

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From Ten Foot Logs. . .

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. . .To Rough Cut Lumber

Hurricane Bob (August, 1991—the last hurricane to make landfall in New England) got us off to a great start by uprooting several of our beautiful 100+ year old pines. Rather than just cut up and haul off the debris, we used a friend's gas-powered band saw to turn those trees into beautiful wide-board planks. We have since harvested more pine and oak here on our eight acre property. We plane and mill our lumber right here in our own shop.

As you walk into our lobby, the pine board walls, the moldings, and red oak railings and banisters you might notice all were fabricated here on the property. The same is true of the moldings and pine wainscoting featured in many of our rooms. We are not your typical chain motel.

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Moving an Original Cabin

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All Updated & Greeting Travelers for Years

Of course, all our systems have been updated or replaced too. Modern bathrooms, cable television, air-conditioning, wi-fi are available in all our rooms. Over the years we have enjoyed greeting travelers from all over this country and around the world. And we're looking forward to meeting many more. So come stay with us. We'd love to have you. Make Wiscasset Motor Lodge your home for a night– or several– while you explore this part of beautiful mid-coast Maine. It's where we live.

~ Bill & Nancy Gillies

About the Wiscasset Motor Lodge

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Wiscasset Motor Lodge, Wiscasset Maine

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