The landmark Tarry-A-While Resort on beautiful Highland Lake in Bridgton, Maine is an innkeeper's dream. Located on the scenic ridge near Bridgton Highlands Country Club, this historic property is being offered for sale for only the third time in its long history. A treasured retreat for summer guests since the late 1890's, the resort encompasses nearly 23 acres with just shy of 500 feet of prime, sandy lakefront. Upwards of 60 guests can enjoy accommodations in the historic inn (7700sf) or in one of five comfortable cabins. All have panoramic views of one of the prettiest lakes in Maine with a backdrop of Pleasant Mountain, the highest mountain in southern Maine. Views of Mt. Washington beyond prove you're in the heart of one of the most magnificent areas in all of New England. All types of water sports, tennis, or just relaxing on the beach are on site. Hiking, shopping, antiquing, theater, etc. are close by. Guests enjoy indoor activities in a large recreation hall which can also accommodate gatherings, theatrical productions, and meetings of all sorts. Well manicured lawns have hosted hundreds of tented weddings, parties, and corporate gatherings. Parking for over 200 cars is possible right on site. The inn restaurant ceased serving non-guests a few years ago but remains intact with an impressive commercial-grade kitchen ready for the creativity of the next owners. A lovely post and beam owners' quarters (2100sf) constructed in 1997 sits high on the hill overlooking the estate. Cozy and well constructed with state of the art energy efficiency, this separate residence allows the owners much needed privacy while conveniently located close to the guest facilities. A number of uses are possible. 1) Although currently operating only during peak summer months, expansion into the spring and fall seasons would be quite possible. 2) Reopen the once popular restaurant to the public. It's being sold furnished and equipped, and the views of the lake and mountains are breathtaking. (The restaurant formerly served over 6000 meals in just the short summer season.) 3) Develop the property into a lakefront club with new lodges and shared amenities. 4) Perhaps a children's camp, artist's colony, corporate retreat, or even a private family compound. Tarry-A-While is one of the few remaining properties of its type anywhere in New England and Bridgton is well known for its beauty, creativity, and hospitality.