It's a brown building with white trim and white stairs and railings that make me think of frosting on gingerbread!
There's a lovely waiting area with a couch and comfortable chair if you have to wait a bit for a table.
There's a fireplace and a lovely spiral staircase on one side of the large dining room.
There's also a bar area, if you prefer to wait seated on a bar stool with an icy libation in your grasp!
There are photos of moose, and statues of moose, in case you weren't aware that you are in the midst of moose country!
There's another dining area called the Garden Room which is decorated with lots of white and there are windows enough to give you an outdoor feeling; There are also tables outside on a deck, if you prefer, weather permitting.
We chose the Gingerbread House for breakfast, and what a good choice it turned out to be! There were lots of choices on the menu, including eggs any way you choose, pancakes, French toast, and all the usual fixings!
Hubby went for the eggs Benedict--English muffins topped with breakfast ham, eggs, and a golden Hollandaise sauce sharing the plate with wonderful crispy home fries.
I chose a cinnamon roll, which turned out to be nearly the size of a dessert plate,
along with some of the crunchy home fries and a side of bacon! The cinnamon roll was so delicious, I had to eat every bite and crumb, which left me too full to finish all of the home fries.
Another in our group had blueberry pancakes, which as you can see above were loaded with fresh blueberries! And real Maine maple syrup was available, if you chose.
Chocolate chip pancakes were a hit with the kids, along with bacon, and they, too, ate every last bite! The service was pleasant and efficient, which added to the enjoyment of our visit.
It's a good thing the Gingerbread House is 3 hours from our home; I'm afraid breakfast there would quickly become a habit! My only regret is that we didn't get back there to try their lunch and dinner menus, because I'll bet those would have been a treat as well! Should you venture to northwestern Maine and find yourself in Rangeley, continue on those few extra miles the the village of Oquossoc and the Gingerbread House restaurant! Your taste buds will be delighted! (and they have gingerbread to go!)
Click here to visit their website, browse the photos, and drool over the menus! It will be worth your time, and it just might make you want to visit!
Note: I was not compensated in any way for this review; the staff had no idea they were under scrutiny, We paid for our meals. The opinions expressed are mine (and those of my family,)