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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Woodstock house description
THIS IS THE COUNTRY VACATION THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. The scent of wood smoke and pine. The haunting echo of a loon on a misty, morning pond. Moose wading at the shoreline.
Nestled in a pristine mountain valley, this upscale, waterfront property will take your breath away! The lush (3) acre setting includes, a spacious Grand House, a large New England Barn separate Alpine Style Guest House located on the northwestern tip of the property.
The architecture of the home interiors is an open concept; T&G pine walls, stone and pine floors, high beamed ceilings w/sky lights and lots of glass and decks to enjoy the views. Each season on the Pond is a truly, unique experience. In SUMMER swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door. Sail or canoe on the Pond, breathe in the view before an evening cookout. AUTUMN on the Pond is breath taking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the Pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, Mt. Biking, some late golf or trout fishing: spectacular photography. WINTER? Ski Sunday River or Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobile paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's trail system.
While at the house, build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains on the Pond. Snowshoe or X-Country ski an untouched winter wonderland. Or, just cozy up beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.
Both homes have mountain and water views. Each home is rented separately. Check it out!
Keywords: Lakefront, Waterfront, lake, Mountains, hot tub, boats, fireplace, snowmobile, trout fishing, rock climbing, honeymoon, family, vacation, moose, hiking, biking, price, weekend, rental, house, cabin, Bald Mt., private, upscale, pet, nonsmoking, swimming, beach, romantic, quiet, relaxing, wifi, internet,
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Wood Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Video Library
- Music Library
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Dialup Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Wood Deck
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
Oxford Casino only 20 minutes away!!!! Visit the link to discover all of the features Oxford Casino offers. The best of both worlds. A private retreat in the mountains with a casino down the road....moreless
Surrounded by mountains, the Pond is nestled in a remote valley bringing you and your family back to a classic Maine when life was much simpler. Enjoy the Swing at the water's edge and daydream....moreless
- Lake View
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Big Game
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Live Theater
- Coin Laundry
- Autumn Foliage
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Outlet Shopping
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Each season on the pond is a truly unique experience. In Summer, swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door; sail or canoe on the pond; breathe in the view before an evening cookout. Autumn on the pond is breathtaking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, mountain biking, some late golf or trout fishing. Spectacular photography. What about winter? There's Sunday River and Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobilers paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's system. Build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains around the pond. Snowshoe, cross-country ski a winter wonderland, or just cozy beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods. Other Activities: Snowmobile Trail outside your door Skating on the pond. Ski: We are 20 minute away from MT Abram, ski area....moreless
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Had a Wonderful stay at Shagg Pond
Had a Wonderful stay at Shagg Pond
We stayed in the Great House for 2 weeks and my daughter and her family stayed in the Guest House. The Great house was awesome, beautiful views, large living areas, remote location, but not too far from town. A perfect Maine getaway. Close to the White Mtns of NH, and about 1 1/2 hours to the coast of Maine. We enjoyed the hammock, and the large deck, fishing from the dock and paddling the canoes and row boat. Sleeping with the windows open and hearing the call of the loons. A group of us hiked to the top of Bald Mtn. don't miss it, if you stay here, the views are worth the climb, spectacular! The Guest house was also very nice, clean and fresh, a short 50 yd walk to main house. The owner was very nice and providing excellent customer service, we did get our deposits back in a timely manner. There was no Broadband internet, but we found "The Smiling Moose" in South Paris about 30 min away does have WiFi as well as good food and friendly staff. Bring your own towels as they are not furnished. Overall,had an awesome vacation.
- Guest Dan B. (Tavares, Florida)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/11/12
GREAT GETAWAY IN MAINE
GREAT GETAWAY IN MAINE
STAYED IN THE GRAND HOUSE, VIEW OF LAKE BEAUTIFUL--- WE HAD A GREAT VACATION AT YOUR HOME. EVERYTHING COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT. VERY PEACEFUL WHEN WE WANTED IT AND IF WE WANTED TO GET OUT AND ABOUT PLACES WERE CONVENIENT TO GET TO AND SITE SEEING AS WELL. WENT TO MT. WASHINGTON, JUST BEAUTIFUL AND NICE DRIVE. WE GOT FRIENDLY WITH THE LOONIES, SOOO NICE. THE FIREPLACE WAS GREAT. HAD SOME NICE COOL NIGHTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL FIRE. JUST KNOW, CELL PH SERVICE IS VERY LIMITED (CHK WITH YOUR CARRIER) WE COULDNT GET ANY RECEPTION) ALSO AT THE TIME NO INTERNET, I THINK THEY ARE WORKING ON THIS
- Guest hamilton (boynton beach, fl)
- Date of stay 06/12/11
- Review Submitted 07/08/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Unbelievable!!! We just had the best vacation ever
Unbelievable!!! We just had the best vacation ever
We had to vacation early this year because of my husband's new job. We worried about the weather but summer came early. The lake and the mountain views are breath-taking. This is a very special place. My family rented the Grand House which was simply beautiful. The moment we arrived, it was like we were home. The world back home melted away. There was everything! The beds were made up and the house was spotless. The kids swam and fished. One day the whole family hiked up Bald Mountain and had a picnic lunch looking out over the endless mountains surrounding us. This was the most relaxing time. It was the kind of oldfashion family vacation that I remember as a child. Now my children are already asking if we can go back next summer. My husband and I took in the view everyday from the hot tub on the deck. We would highly recommend this property to everyone who imagines a perfect, oldfashion, New England summer vacation. Oh-- we saw a MOOSE!
- Guest Missy (Concord NH USA)
- Date of stay 06/12/10
- Review Submitted 06/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Grand House is Great
Grand House is Great
We stayed at the "Grand House", one of two properties on this site. It was what was promised and more. For cleanliness it compared very well, superior, to 4 and 5 star hotels that I've stayed in. The owner had a contractor come to plow the very long drive and shovel us out twice during our 1 week stay. The contractor was polite and conscientious. We were supplied with ample firewood to enjoy a wonderful fieldstone fireplace. The home was furnished very attractively and all the needed amenities were available. We were able to follow the somewhat complicated directions and arrived in the timeframe that was projected for travel. The property owner was friendly while arrangements were made and left contact numbers should we need to reach her during our stay. We have already suggested to friends that we rent both houses on the property for a two family ski trip in the coming months. This was a very enjoyable experience! HOWEVER- WE ARE STILL WAITING ON OUR SECURITY DEPOSIT RETURN. WE LEFT THE HOUSE IMMACULATE. EMAILED OWNER W/O RESPONSE.
- Guest Happy Getaway-er (Mattapoisett, MA)
- Date of stay 12/01/07
- Review Submitted 01/08/08
Owner response: Deposit Returned immediately. As I explained , we are so sorry for the glitch that happened. Thank you for the wonderful things you had to say about our property. We're happy you had such a great vacation. Barbara
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|Year Round - Guest House
Mar 16 - Dec 31, 2014
3 night min stay
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- Pet Fee: $35
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Portland Airport (smaller airports closer) at 58 Miles
- Nearest Train: Bethel Maine / Sunday River area at 10 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: There are a number of bars & pubs locally at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Mt. Abram (Sunday River 20 mins) at 8 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Bethel Inn & Country Club (many to choose) at 8 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Cross Stone Restaurant & Conference at 3 Miles
About the owner: Ever since I was a boy I had wanted to be writer. I had read everything that Hemingway wrote. I guess I was as caught up in the legend of Ernest Hemingway—who the man was and how he lived his life—as much as I was his crisp, efficient prose. Neil Young, to me, is to music what Hemingway is to American literature. As that young boy I insistently listened to Neil Young, began to write and dreamed one day of building a place in the mountains, on a peaceful lake in beautiful Maine.
Why the Owner Chose Woodstock:
I took my time. I searched to find that idyllic place that I had imagined. That’s how I found Shagg. It is a secluded paradise of green forest, on the shore of crystal clear-spring-fed water. The lake is nestled in a mountain valley. At the northern tip, the granite face of Bald Mountain rises up and reflects down upon the water. The moose… The loons… The massive trout… I built the main house and a guest house and a large New England barn. I invite you and your loved ones to come share a get-away on the lake in Maine I used to dream about.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
It’s difficult to decide which season I like best up on Shagg. Of course, Summer is amazing. I love to swim and fish and hike Bald Mountain. The views are breathtaking. I love the wild sounds just before dusk when loons are settling down for the day. Then I want to say Autumn because the lake is ablaze with vibrant color. The sky is that beautiful rich blue. And the air is cool, crisp, sprinkled with the scent of wood smoke. When I think of Winter, I think of stillness. Quiet. Deer tracks in the snow outside the door. Getting on a snowmobile under starlight chasing shadows along a mountain trail. Now that I think about it, what I like best is when someone like you writes in our guest book, “We had the best time together here.” Then you talk about how you made the mountains and the lake and the house yours. How this place will always be apart of you. How you will always be a part of it. That’s exactly the place I told you about. It’s that place I dreamed of creating when I was a little boy.
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Bald Mountain (See: more on our website link / Visit:Oxford Casino weblink)
Dining Room (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Grand House Living Room (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Guest House (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Grand House Bed Room (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
There's boats, canoes and a small sail boat (see; more on our website link)
A spring fed mountain pond. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Experience nature just outside your door. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Can't you smell the scent of the forest all around you? (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Make a day of the 45 minute trail up Bald Mt. and experience the view around you
So many memories to share for years to come.
View from the Guest House to the Grand House. This is your retreat. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Enjoy breakfest with a view (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
5 lb Brook Trout taken from our dock (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
View from Bald Mt. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Guest House Master Loft (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
This Big Buck often comes at dusk (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Enjoy the solitude of mountains, the pond by day.. A little excitement by night!
Check out the video. Chances are you will see a moose during your stay.
Enjoy the comfort, peace and quiet of a vacation on the Pond. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
When was your last good night's sleep?
Enjoy lunch looking down over the water's edge along your mountain retreat.
View of the Guest House. (see: more on our website GetAwayToMaine.com)
Come, relax and return to the way life used to be...
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