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Classic American Getaway with Fireplace, Trout Pond & Family Fun!

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Payson Hill Depot & Caboose as viewed from Apple Orchard / Blueberry Grove.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Modeled after an authentic, turn of the century village depot, Payson Hill Station is family friendly, fun and comfortable. This 2-for-1 retreat features a classic porch cottage and a lovingly restored Maine Central railroad caboose (circa 1917).
Inspired by traditional Maine vacation camps, the cottage features a lovely raised brick hearth, country furniture and wide plank floors. Casting a warm glow over a rough-sawn pine interior, the fireplace serves as a hub for all activities with connections to a generous sleeping area, dining area and porches. A cozy sleeping loft covers a third of the great room with a bathroom and reading area tucked underneath. Floor to ceiling windows flank either side of the fireplace, flooding the interior with light while providing a panoramic view of the trout pond and woodlands beyond. Pass through french doors and relax on a spacious 16'x32' observation deck. The caboose boasts a modern, fully equipped kitchen, four twin beds and a second bathroom.


See the Sights!: The original watchtower or 'cupola' in the Caboose offers spacious seating and scenic views of the surrounding woodlands and farm.

We are located in the scenic farm community of Knox, Maine and only minutes away from coastal Belfast and Penobscot Bay, the Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area and beautiful Lake St. George.

Ski, snow tube and toboggan at Camden Snow Bowl approximately 35 minutes travel time.

Play golf at Country View Golf Course, only 15 minutes by scenic country roads.

This is truly a Special Place!: Meet 'Priscilla','Myles' and 'Abigail' our comical trio of Pilgrim Geese and our handsome flock of barnyard chickens - you're always welcome to join us at feeding time or to gather eggs.

And nothing fascinates kids more than Baby Chicks - let us know in advance and we'll try to schedule a hatch to occur during your stay!

A healthy variety of delicious, farm fresh produce is grown here in season; high bush blueberries, apples, snow peas, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and pumpkins.

During your stay, you're are invited to enjoy a complimentary, fresh-baked pie or breakfast muffins from our country kitchen. Quench your thirst with fresh, cool water drawn from our granite-ledge drilled well. Fresh apple cider is available to our guests from early Fall on.

Fresh, succulent Maine lobsters are plentiful and available locally at very reasonable prices. If you like, we can show you how to cook it or we can prepare it for you!

*Ask about our delicious clambakes and home-cook

Rainy day? No Problem!!!: Not to dwell on the negative, but hey... not every day is a Sunny day!

For your enjoyment, the Depot is stocked with a variety of good books and magazines to read, board games (checkers anyone?), cards, a cribbage board and the free use of videotapes, DVD player and Direct TV.

While relaxing indoors on a cool or rainy day, why not take off the chill with a cozy fire?

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Caboose Bath: toilet, shower

    pedestal sink...moreless

  • Depot Bathroom: toilet, shower

    pedestal sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Huge 32'x12' sun deck, 8'x16' porch deck, stocked trout pond, dock, marked nature trails with two wildlife observation towers, spacious campfire area, Adirondack chairs, Adirondack rockers, picnic area with two picnic tables, Hatteras hammock, swings, fully equipped kitchen, lobster pot, clean sheets, warm quilts, baby sitting. Both of cottages decorated with fresh-picked wildflower bouquets (in season). Complimentary fresh baked apple, blueberry or pumpkin pie (your choice) fruit is grown right here on our farm. Cook your steaks (or what have you) to sizzling perfection on our cast iron, park style grill. Traveling with horses? We have a 60' round pen and limited turn-out for up to two horses - please inquire in advance.Karate lessons for Kids available....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
PEAK SUMMER
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$975

Changeover Day: Saturday

INDIAN SUMMER
Sep 12 - Oct 9, 2015
7 night min stay

$875

Changeover Day: Saturday

HARVEST MOON
Oct 10 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$775

Changeover Day: Saturday

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Nov 21 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$875

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $0
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Islesboro Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 137
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Recommended

Frogs croak, Chipmunks scold, Roosters crow! The Birch shaded dam behind the Depot and Caboose maintains a peaceful farm pond and is home to croakin' frogs, sun turtles and an occasional Beaver or Otter! Cross the brook and take a long, peaceful walk through fifteen acres of private forest. Gather wildflowers, pick berries, bird-watch... one guest recorded 30 species in just 24 hours! Look for wildlife... deer, turkey, beaver, otter, porcupine, partridge, snowshoe hare; even an occasional flying squirrel or lonely moose have been spotted by our guests. Upon your return, relax on our huge sun deck or swing away in a hammock under the pines. The fun is just beginning at sunset! Build yourself a crackling campfire... roast wieners, toast marshmallows, have a rousing sing-a-long. Weather permitting, treat yourself to a free light show - star gazing is unsurpassed here! Enjoy the childhood thrill of chasing fireflys as thousands sparkle all around you.

Other Activities: peaceful napping, marshmallow toasting, bird watching, hiking, firefly chasing, weiner roasting

Golf: Country View Golf Club is famous throughout Maine and New England as one of the most scenic golf courses in the United States. Located just a few miles from our farm, this gorgeous country club is located on top of the highest hill in Brooks.

On a clear day you can see the Camden Hills, the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Mount Cadillac in Maine's famous Acadia National Park. As breathtaking as the distant views is the scenery on the golf courses itself, which includes hundreds of trees, numerous gardens and ponds, and endless manicured fairways and greens.

You don't have to be a golfer to appreciate the beauty of this magnificent place... rent a set of clubs and experience it for yourself!

Ski: The Camden Snow Bowl really is where the 'mountains meet the sea'!

From the summit of 1300' Ragged Mountain, home to the Snow Bowl's trails, skiers and riders have an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a view unlike any other in the East.

In addition to Alpine skiing and snowboarding, there are many other winter activities available at the Snow Bowl... snow tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing, to name a few.

 

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Photos

  • Payson Hill Depot & Caboose as viewed from Apple Orchard / Blueberry Grove.

    Payson Hill Depot & Caboose as viewed from Apple Orchard / Blueberry Grove.

  • Spacious hearthside dining area in Depot seats up to 8 guests comfortably.

    Spacious hearthside dining area in Depot seats up to 8 guests comfortably.

  • Giddy-Up!!! Kids of all ages love to ride our western saddle stools!

    Giddy-Up!!! Kids of all ages love to ride our western saddle stools!

  • Enjoy a cozy fire on a cool night!

    Enjoy a cozy fire on a cool night!

  • A lonely Moose calf crosses the Dam behind the Depot deck.

    A lonely Moose calf crosses the Dam behind the Depot deck.

  • Kitchen end of Caboose is convenient to Depot dining area & Decks!

    Kitchen end of Caboose is convenient to Depot dining area & Decks!

  • Caboose bunk room sleeps 4 comfortably - hiking trail begins by Pine tree..

    Caboose bunk room sleeps 4 comfortably - hiking trail begins by Pine tree..

  • Payson Hill Station as viewed from entrance to forest hiking trails.

    Payson Hill Station as viewed from entrance to forest hiking trails.

  • Making hay while the Sun shines... the main barn at Payson Hill Farm.

    Making hay while the Sun shines... the main barn at Payson Hill Farm.

  • Helping Dad draw water for the livestock - farm chores are fun!

    Helping Dad draw water for the livestock - farm chores are fun!

  • Farm fresh Fruit and Vegetables - Fall Harvest at Payson Hill farm stand.

    Farm fresh Fruit and Vegetables - Fall Harvest at Payson Hill farm stand.

  • Your choice home-baked Blueberry or Apple Pie... Delicious!

    Your choice home-baked Blueberry or Apple Pie... Delicious!

  • Spring fresh bedding and fluffy pillows - the Depot Queen bed awaits you!

    Spring fresh bedding and fluffy pillows - the Depot Queen bed awaits you!

  • See Nature at its best... Spacious decks overlook the Pond and Forest.

    See Nature at its best... Spacious decks overlook the Pond and Forest.

  • Cozy loft bedroom overlooks the Depot great room and Fireplace.

    Cozy loft bedroom overlooks the Depot great room and Fireplace.

  • Watch the Beaver Family maintain their Lodge and Dam!

    Watch the Beaver Family maintain their Lodge and Dam!

  • A peaceful Summer day by the Pond... as viewed from the Hammock.

    A peaceful Summer day by the Pond... as viewed from the Hammock.

  • Another view of the Caboose Galley - food prep area/Breakfast table to right.

    Another view of the Caboose Galley - food prep area/Breakfast table to right.

  • Payson Hill Trail (1.1 mile) begins here, just behind bedroom end of Caboose.

    Payson Hill Trail (1.1 mile) begins here, just behind bedroom end of Caboose.

  • Night-time fun - Toast marshmallows, catch Fireflies, the star gazing is superb!

    Night-time fun - Toast marshmallows, catch Fireflies, the star gazing is superb!

  • Myles and Abigail hard at work... pruning the Apple Orchard.

    Myles and Abigail hard at work... pruning the Apple Orchard.

  • Look what I found! Egg collecting at Payson Hill Farm.

    Look what I found! Egg collecting at Payson Hill Farm.

  • Our orchard produces delicious antique Apples for eating, baking and cider!

    Our orchard produces delicious antique Apples for eating, baking and cider!

  • Talk to the Animals!

    Talk to the Animals!

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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