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Walk to This Secluded Lakeside Cabin in Downeast Maine

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A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

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Last updated: 06/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • 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 between $5 and $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

                      • Pond
                      • Restaurants
                      • Forests

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Walking
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Whale Watching

                      Location Type

                      • Waterfront
                      • Lake

                      sports and adventure activities

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

                      Arrival Day

                          • Sunday

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 3 people

                              General

                              • Firewood
                              • Toilet Paper

                              Kitchen

                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Stove

                              Outside

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

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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Best of Summer
                              Jun 29 - Sep 6, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              $100
                              $500 $2,000
                              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

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                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 8%

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                              Last updated: 06/26/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

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

                              Why the Owner Chose 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


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                              Speaks: english

                               

                              Photos

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

                                A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

                              • 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.

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

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

                              • 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.

                              $90 - $100 per night (USD)
                              2

                              1 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

                              View calendar: Updated 06/26/14
                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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