Is there cell reception at the trail head on Rt. 15 and/or the blue blaze on Pleasant Street?


Can I eat the AUCE breakfast at Shaw’s lodging even if I don’t stay there?

YES, it is $10.00 but please call them the night before. 207-997-3597

Is there another breakfast option in town?

Sadly, Pete’s Place right next door to us will not be open this year. The newly renovated Monson General Store has “breakfast” options and great coffee.  Shaw’s lodging for a full, hot breakfast!

Do you take credit cards?

YES, and we have an ATM now also.

Do you accept animals?


Do you have work-for-stay?


Did you boost your WIFI in 2016 to make it easier to stream, upload etc….?


Do you provide shuttles at a reasonable price?

YES, for our guests

Do you provide food drops?

Yes, but not the historical “bucket” drop any more.  Now it is $80 and we’ll meet the person pre-arranged.

Did we ever have a problem with a food drop?

YES, once, but we solved the problem so fast everyone’s heads were spinning….

Do you have internet available?

YES, we have a house laptop also.

Do you accept mail drops for free?

YES, if you are staying with us.  Otherwise the hold fee is $5.

Send them to yourself:

C/O Lakeshore House
9 Tenney Hill Road Box 215
Monson, ME 04464

The Box number is CRUCIAL!!  Also if you put an “ETA” date on the box make sure you put it away from the address, off to the side somewhere.

Do you have laundry services?


Do you have obscure cell phone chargers that might fit my phone?


Is there a phone I can use to make plans if I don’t have a cell phone?


Can I leave a car at your place or in town somewhere?


For free?  Almost, for $2.00 per day

Really?  YES

Can I check in or check out at any time?

YES, but your pack needs to be out of your room by 10:30 AM if you’re hanging around for a while.

Do you have a floating water trampolines for guest use?

No, we used to but it “died” after 8 years of solid use.  Sorry!

Is there an on-call reasonably priced massage therapist?

YES, several actually.

Do you have tent spots?

No, not anymore.  Shaw’s Hiker Hostel does though.

Do you have a really cool place to swim, boat and fish for free?


Do you have any all-you-can-eat meals?

We used to, but had to stop this year.  Tiny restaurant, couldn’t keep the tables turning, you know the deal….Sorry

Can we watch endless movies and eat Ben and Jerry’s ice cream?


Can we make reservations for rooms?

YES, but not always necessary.

Is there a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and toaster for me to use?


Is the town hiker friendly?


Would I be able to get sashimi-grade sushi if I called ahead?


Do you have vegetarian/vegan/gluten free dishes?

YES, plenty!

Do you care if I smell or am tired and irritable?

NO, NO, NO!!! (But please shower before you come down to the restaurant…)

Do you have cool hiker loaner-clothes?