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Walk to This Secluded Lakeside Cabin in Downeast Maine

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin cabin description

Enjoy a secluded lakeside retreat in down east Maine. Relax on the shores by yourself. No neighbors are near or within sight of the cabin. Spend your quiet time watching the water, paddling the wooden canoe, enjoying nature, or rocking in the rocking chairs on the deck. The cabin looks down the full length of the lake and rests a mere 15 feet from the water's edge. Take the classic wooden canoe to explore the pristine lake. Few boats or people explore this lake, because there isn't a great boat landing on this lake.

A diner/convenience store is only 7 miles away. Plus, you have excellent ocean and hiking access in Bar Harbor (2 hours), Machias (1.5 hours), Winter Harbor/Schoodic Point (1 hour), or greater Ellsworth (1 hour). Guests will have a custom guide to great places to visit while in the area.

You'll walk a nice hiking trail one-third of a mile through the woods to reach the cabin. As you reach the cabin, the blue lake, a humble log cabin, and a sweeping view greets you immediately.


Farmers Markets: If you like local food, be sure to visit the fun farmers markets there area. Travel about an hour to the Winter Harbor on Tuesday from 9-noon. Be sure to drive to the top of Schoodic head, walk along Schoodic Point while you are there. But this market is available in July and August only. On Monday and Thursday, the Ellsworth Market is an hour away. On Saturday, you can go to the Ellsworth or Machias Farmers Market. Guests can have a fun and educational experience with downeast Maine farmers and artists. You should also know that my wife provides tasty and authentic Indian food at the Saturday Ellsworth market and the Tuesday Winter Harbor market.

Nearby Hiking Trails: The cabin is close to numerous hiking trails. Lead Mountain is just a few miles north of the cabin. Schoodic Mountain is in Sullivan (1 hour southwest of the cabin) and has trails going up the east and west peaks. Caribou, Catherine, and Tunk Mountains are all north of Schoodic Mountain. Quoddy Head in Lubec (1.5 hours away) offers great ocean-side hiking along beautiful cliffs. Great place! Plus, there is a great network of hiking and camping trails along the ocean in Cutler. Cutler is an hour from the cabin. You will need to travel east of Machias to visit Cutler. Guests will have a nice hiking guide.

The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or heavily burdened car is not recommended. A normal car will be fine.

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                sleeping on the floor is an option, as well as tenting...moreless

              • This is a one-room cabin with a queen-sized futon. More people can sleep on the floor. Bring your thermarests if you do. There is plenty of room for tenting next the lake....moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet

                Outhouse...moreless

              • No running water is provided. However, showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is just 7 miles away. Showers are roughly $10. A clean outhouse is available for use. There is a simple sink for washing dishes. Guests will have 5 gallons of well water provided at the start of the stay. A spring is a few miles away, and the Airline Snack Bar provides water as well. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • This is a rustic cabin. No running water is provided, but a spring is available nearby. Showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is 7 miles away. The snack bar is a great place to go for breakfast or stock up on supplies. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                      • Books

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget

                      Attractions

                      • Forests
                      • Pond
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching

                      Location Type

                      • Lake:

                        450 acres, no neighbors within sight...moreless

                      • Lake View
                      • Lakefront:

                        13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

                      • Water View
                      • Waterfront:

                        13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

                      • Waterfront:

                        13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Skiing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Swimming

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 3 people

                      General

                      • Firewood
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking
                      • Toilet Paper

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Stove

                      Outside

                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Canoe
                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Wood Deck
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Standard rate
                      Oct 15 - May 28, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $90
                      $450
                      Best of summer
                      May 29 - Aug 31, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $100
                      $500
                      Standard rate - again
                      Sep 1 - May 26, 2016
                      2 night min stay
                      $90
                      $450
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $90
                      $450 $1,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Please contact owner to confirm rates.

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                      Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Bangor International Airport, Maine
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Bangor
                      170 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Portland, Maine
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 95
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      The Airline Snack Bar
                      3 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Plan your secluded summer vacation by these pristine waters. Walk just one-third of a mile to reach this secluded lakeside cabin. This cabin provides guests with easy access to mountains, ocean cliffs, beaches, and interesting fishing villages. Bar Habor and Acadia is 2 hours away, but guests will have a custom-made guide to explore other areas of downeast Maine.

                      You have a lot to see whether you visit the nearby towns, or just spend time at the cabin. You can catch fish, go swimming, paddle the lake in the canoe, explore the forests, or check out the dirt roads and trails. If you need a meal cooked for you, the Airline Snack Bar is 7 miles from camp. There are very few camps on the lake, which makes this cabin special.

                      The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or a heavily laden car is not recommended. A regular car will be fine.

                       

                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About: I'm an avid hiker, canoeist, and explorer, although the 'normal' life keeps me quite occupied.

                      Why Franklin:
                      My grandfather used to be a park ranger at a campground 7 miles in the woods. This cabin reminds me of time with grandpa at this remote campground when I was young.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                      Peace, quiet, nature, calmness, seclusion, water, simplicity, trees


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

                        Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

                      • Tthe inside of the cabin. Notice the skylights.

                        Tthe inside of the cabin. Notice the skylights.

                      • Sunrise from the caibn

                        Sunrise from the caibn

                      • You are almost guaranteed to see and hear loons.

                        You are almost guaranteed to see and hear loons.

                      • Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

                        Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

                      • cabin door

                        cabin door

                      • cabin trail

                        cabin trail

                      • lake view

                        lake view

                      • A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

                        A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

                      • The futon, but there's room for more.

                        The futon, but there's room for more.

                      • Here's profile of the cabin.

                        Here's profile of the cabin.

                      • Inside the cabin.

                        Inside the cabin.

                      • view of cabin from water

                        view of cabin from water

                      • outhouse

                        outhouse

                      • lake view

                        lake view

                      • View from porch

                        View from porch

                      $90 - $100 per night (USD)
                      2

                      1 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/15/2014
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