Great Grandmother Annie (Libby) Skinner and her daughter Margaret (Skinner) Burnham inherited the Sebago lakeside land which is now Wind in Pines from the Libby family in the early 1900s. The lakeside land had been farmed until then, and regrew as a pine forest during the first half of the century.

By the 1930s, both of their husbands, Charles Skinner (in 1917) and Harold Burnham of Bridgton (in 1931), had passed away. Annie and Margaret began to build rental cottages on the Sebago lakeside land, including Beacholm in 1934 for the family, and in 1938 named the business “Wind in Pines”. Margaret continued to develop the business as an American-Plan summer business until her two sons, William and then Harold Jr., married. During this period, the main lodge (now Maineholm) contained a restaurant and overnight rooms for guests.

Starting in the late 1950s the business was then managed and further developed primarily by Harold and William’s wives, Phyllis and Carolyn. As guest’s tastes and vacation expectations changed in the 1960s, the restaurant was closed and Wind in Pines was transformed into family vacation housekeeping cottages.


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Wind in Pines is great for kids of all ages. The gently sloping beach provides shallow water ideal for play or just wading to cool off. The tennis and shuffleboard courts are ready for spirited matches. Relax on the beach or explore the shoreline in our canoes and kayaks. And be sure the kids don't miss the Weekly Ice Cream Party.

While the summers are great, Fall at Wind in Pines is a real treat. Cooler weather, no crowds, and a more relaxed vacation atmosphere.

As we've moved into the 21st century, the fourth generation of family ownership is slowly assuming the management and operation of Wind in Pines. 2019 begins our 82nd year of operation and over the years we have enjoyed welcoming many guests, and returning friends, to our little piece of heaven. We look forward to being able to share some memories with your family on your next summer vacation to Maine.