The downsides to Maple Lodge are it is very loud down the end of the site we were at, as it is so close to the road. You can hear all passing traffic, especially the motor cycles and it is a very busy road. We were aware that this place was self catering but expected to have basics such a knives and forks in the kitchen area. There are BBQs for people to use but you would have to bring everything with you, cutlery, plates, BBQ trays etc, to be able to use them. I feel this could have been made more clear so we would have been adequately prepared on arrival.
Finally the site states wifi access, which it does indeed have, but just up near the reception area, it didn't really work near our cabin.
My friend and I stayed at Maple Lodge for 4 nights on our New England Road Trip. We were unsure what to expect given so many mixed reviews, but were pleasantly surprised by what we found when we arrived.
We checked in and Don was helpful and gave us our key as well as informing us of different locations where it was possible to eat near by.
We were in Cabin 12 which is in the longer cabin down the bottom of the site.
Although slightly disappointed not to be in one of the actual 'lodges', we had two large beds with ample floor space to spread out our suitcases. Our cabin also had had air conditioning, a massive bonus in the July/August heat! The fridge was a good size and had a small freezer compartment. We had a microwave, coffee maker and TV. The bathroom was also a decent size.
We went in the pool on a couple of occasions. It was lovely!
It is a lovely place to stay, just take everything you need if you wish to 'self cater' and be prepared for a rural cabin experience.