Experience the crisp, clean air of Maine


As most know, the weather in New England is as unpredictable and prone to extremes as anywhere else.

Our season begins in late May when the fishing begins to improve the most. The water is still too cool to swim in, but the fish thrive in it. The weather is generally good with daytime temps in the 60's and 40-50 at night.

June brings the longest days of the year and fishing is at its' peak. Daily breezes and lack of breeding areas on our island keep Maine's notorious black fly problem negligible for us. Temperatures rise to the 70's during the day and 50's at night.

July is generally considered the best weather month with daily averages in the 80's and nightly temperatures in the 60's. The lake is ideal for swimming with water temperatures in the mid 70's.

August days begin to shorten ever so slightly. The lake is still plenty warm for swimming. The nights are star-studded; it is a favorite time of year to view the Northern Lights from your porch or one of our docks.

September is the favorite month for many of our guests who enjoy the slightly cooler day and evening temperatures. The days are crisp and clear and the evenings perfect for a cozy fire and snuggling under a heavy comforter. The foliage season comes early to our part of the world and even by the middle of the month the trees have begun to show their colors.


  • Testimonial 1
    Brad & Andrea,
    "We all had a terrific time at Attean last week. It's a great place for a family get together and the kids loved it. Thanks for bringing us back to life the way it was 100 yrs. ago."
    Sheri & Joel
  • Testimonial 2
    "You created this special place and it is unforgettable for all of us. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and we also appreciated the song-evening with your friends. Our stay was special from the minute we boarded the boat until the last breakfast."
    Doris & Pete
  • Testimonial 3
    Andrea & Brad,
    "We would like to thank you and your family for the wonderful days we spent on your island. We were treated so friendly from everybody you all showed us another side of the American way of life. We will never forget these five days."
  • Testimonial 4
    Brad & Andrea & Barrett, "We hope to have the opportunity to enjoy your lodge and cottages again!"
    ~ Alan & Gwinn
  • Testimonial 5
    Friends at Attean,
    "We just want to tell you how grateful we are that we found your "Unique Retreat" I must confess that being a city girl, I was somewhat nervous with the idea of a vacation in the Maine woods, how pleasantly surprised I was! Your attention to every detail was evident from the start, our cabin was luxurious and the food is outstanding. Our kids can't wait for us to take them back next summer."
    ~ Roger & Ellen
  • Testimonial 6
    "My favorite memories are of the summers I spent with my family vacationing at your splendid resort. I will soon be bringing my own family."
    ~ Greg Atkins
  • Testimonial 7
    "We would like to thank you for having us here and for the wonderful time we spent with you. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you again."
    The Szmolda family
  • Testimonial 8
    Attean Lake Lodge,
    When I tell people about my family's vacation last summer, I get one of two response: either "Log cabins, it must be wonderful!" or "No electricity, it must be boring!" They're both right. Attean Lake Lodge isn't for everyone, but for people who want to enjoy unspoiled nature without the hassles of camping, it's paradise. - read more
  • Testimonial 9

    "Nestled in the Maine’s picturesque and serene wilderness, the Attean Lake Lodge provided our team with the ideal opportunity to take a break from our usual, jam packed schedules and reconnect with each other, and ourselves. As I see it, our time at the Attean Lake Lodge was simply priceless, as it provided us with an opportunity to refresh, recharge and recommit ourselves to fulfilling our promise of empowering people to better navigate their health journeys. With new energy, ideas and motivation, we are excited to charge forward and bring Backpack Health to the next level."
    Jim Cavan, CEO and President of Backpack Health