National Geographic Travler’s magazine named Migis Lodge to its first-ever "Must Stay List". The list, launched in thier April 2008 issue, will become an annual feature of the presitgious magazine. The list features 150 properties which best represent an authentic "sense of place" in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The designation is considered an honor; National Geographic Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, reaching nearly eight million readers. Migis Lodge is owned and operated by Tim and Joan Porta; the couple partners with Neil Porta and Jesse Henry in True North Hospitality, which operates the Black Point Inn on the ocean in Scarborough, Maine. The Black Point Inn was also recognized on the "Must Stay List".
"We are all excited that more and more people are learning about the hospitable and beautiful guest properties available in Maine", said Neil Porta. "It’s gratifying to see that the character of our inns, combined with our committment to seamless service and top-notch dining experiences, all more than meet customer expectations".
Named "Maine’s Best Kept Secret" by Bon Appetit magazine, Migis Lodge was singled out by Traveler stating: "36 pretty cottages and a lodge dot 140 acres of stately pine forest along Sebago Lake". Migis Lodge is "cozy (fieldstone fireplaces, handmade quilts) and lounge-inspiring (lake-view porches)" according to the feature. This seasonal property holds the distinction of being one of the oldest resorts in the Pine Tree State, and is well-known for catering as graciously to honeymooning couples as to extended families with young children. Guests at the Lodge enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, including waterskiing, swimming in pristine Sebago Lake, canoeing, sailing, and tennis. The savory meals also are offered daily, both in the rustic dining room and at daily lakeside cookouts.
"In our 29 years at Migis Lodge, we’ve tapped into something speacial when it comes to our guests wanting to return year after year, " Tim Porta, who with his wife Joan, heads the South Casco Property, stated. "Guests’ every need is anticipated and met, while guests are also able to enjoy a genuine ‘escape’ from their everyday worreis and obligations. We’re proud or our surrounding views, our gracious meal service, our attention to detail and the variety of outdoor activities. But most of all, we’re proud of the track record we’ve earned at Migis. Nothing is more valuable than guests’ repeated annual visits and their confidence in our resort experience. Word continues to spread about our inns, throughout the U.S. and overseas. With vacation season just around the corner, we are looking forward to welcoming back our long-standing loyal guests, and to the opportunity of welcoming for the first time many new ones!"