About Lopstick Lodge and Cabins
In the late 1920’s, outdoors man and guide “Long Tom” Currier, built two cabins and opened for business as the Currier Camps, serving meals in the lodge and offering guide service. The Currier Camps are still listed as a landmark on many local maps.
Dick Eastman was next in line as proprietor. The camp served meals and hosted many outdoors lovers.
Stewart Young, for whom our road is named, was the next proprietor/guide to own the property. It is believed he is the one who named the lodge and cabins “Lakeview”. He also built and rebuilt the six cabins by the office.
Ed and Rhea Ponzek of Chicopee, MA were the next owners. They had “Lakeview” for a number of years. Ed was famous for his “Kook Book”, a collection of jokes and sayings he had heard over the years.
Nicky and Ron Clermont of “Nicky’s Country Kitchen” were the next owners. Nicky is still well known for her wonderful food and sticky buns! In 1985 Ron and Nicky sold to Dennis and Elaine McDermott of RI.
Dennis and Elaine changed the name to Lopstick and made many structural improvements. They opened the cabins in the winter to snowmobilers, installed an artesian well, updated the septics, deepened the pond, and built cabins Fish Tales and Bunk House. Then Memorial Day weekend in 1988, they won $3.7 million in the Tri-State Megabucks. They soon decided retirement was a better way of life! They were the last owners to serve meals here.
Melody and Chuck Sage owned the lodge for a brief time. Before owning the lodge, they owned what is now our “Guest House“.
In May of 1991, Tim and Lisa Savard began living the dream of making our home here in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. In 1995, they added guide service for fly fishing and bird hunting, carrying on the tradition of the proprietor/guides.
In 1997 they added a Jacuzzi in the Guest House and bought the lodge’s first drift boat. In 1998 the fly shop was opened offering anglers a place to shop for tackle and get fishing advice. In 1999 Ski Doo snowmobiles rentals were added and Gray Jay renovated. In 2000 Whitetail got a face-lift in the spring and then in August, Morning View and Trails End were built. In May of 2001 the Kiley Cabin was added for summer vacationers and later purchased from the Kiley family in 2005. In 2001 due to a faulty foundation, the Guest House was torn down and rebuilt, opening again on 12/27/01. Three weeks later ‘Eastwind‘ on Perry Stream was added. In March of 2002, Moose was renovated. In October 2002, Lakeview opened it’s door to vacationers. For Christmas 2002, Starlight Cove hosted it’s first guests. In 2003, Riffles opened in May and in August, the old cabin six, aka Osprey, was leveled and a lovely one bedroom cabin with fireplace and Jacuzzi built in its place.
In 2003, Magalloway Cabins was purchased. In the spring of 2004, the office and fly shop enlarged to accommodate expanding business. Later that fall, Hillside and Loon Call were added. In 2005 Lopstick welcomed RiverEdge and Overlook and renovated the Kiley Cabin making it open year round. In 2006, Edgewater and Otter Landing joined the line up. In 2007, The Camp joined the offering at Lopstick. 2008 was the year of log-siding on the Magalloway Cabins 1-6 along with all new doors and windows. In 2009 Deer Meadow began hosting guests and in June hosted the film crew of the movie Yellowbrickroad; shot in Pittsburg and surrounding towns. In 2010, six cabins at Metallak Shores became Lopstick cabins and in 2012 Lucky 7 was added.
In April of 2013, Roderick de Greef and family purchased Lopstick. Running the lodge in a similar fashion, the de Greef’s have great plans for future expansion! Lopstick acquired Powderhorn in late 2013 and began renting ATVs on the Powderhorn property on Back Lake in the spring of 2014.
What is a Lopstick???
It’s a Canadian term for a fir tree denuded of the lower branches, and having the top ones cut to point the way in several directions.