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A Little History...

"The Lakehouse" was built in 1854 by Putnam Rolfe, Princeton's first town clerk. "Put" was the son of Charles Rolfe (Princeton's founder), who named the town after his own birthplace in Princeton, MA. After serving as a private residence for 20 years or so, "The Lakeside" was then sold to A.N. Rose Co. who used the building as an Inn for 5 years and operated a small mill on the waterfront. In the late 1800's the property was again sold. This time to U.S. Pegwood and Shank Co., who operated the mill until it was destroyed by fire in the early 1940's. "Buck" and Lois Tripp sold their farm in Harmony, Maine and bought the property in 1946. The Tripps' opened their newfound business as the "Put Rolfe Home for Sportsmen", they later changed the name to "Tripp's Lodge and Camps" in the 1950's. In 1980 the business was taken over by the Tripp's daughter, Betty and her husband Charles Field. In 1996, the Fields turned over the reigns to Gary and Jennifer Dubovick.  The Lakeside is now under new ownership as of September 2021.  The new owners (Bob Karr & Adeline Boey) are looking forward to carrying on the history and tradtition of the property and to re-open it for bsuiness sometime in 2022.  Stay tuned for updates.  about2

"The Lakeside" will continue to be a traditional Country Inn with "camps"; preserving a bygone era of classic Maine lodging. Our guests enjoy comfortable accomodations, good food, beautiful scenery and warm New England hospitality.