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'the Shire' a Charming Waterfront Cabin on Rangeley Lake

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-31 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Oquossoc cabin description

Enjoy a romantic moon rise over the mountains and lake while sitting by a campfire with a drink and your loved one(s)! What could be better? Located just a few feet from the lake,it has everything one would need to enjoy a stay in the Rangeley Lakes area.
The first floor consists of a living area with a gas viewing stove and large windows with window seats that open out towards the lake and a bedroom with a queen size log bed.
There is a deck on the rear with a gas grill and table set. 2 Kayaks, water floats and a canoe are available at no cost.
2 built in single beds (built in with reading lamps) and a double complete the loft. The yard is large enough for games (we have boccie and badminton on hand).
We are within walking distance to restaurants, groceries, ice cream shop, boat rentals, tennis, plus hiking trails; and only a few miles from the quaint town of Rangeley, and Saddleback Ski Area.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, ice maker and gas cook stove, bath also serves as a laundry with front load washer and dryer.
The natural beauty and wildlife are abundant. Wildlife spotting trips are a favorite pastime either by car or kayak. Listen to the loons at night under a star filled sky; away from light pollution, it amazing! Relax, get away from it all, put your feet up or get them to take you up Bald Mountain Trail. The view is incredible!
This cabin is perfect for a couple, or groups (families) of no more than six. We look forward to working with you to provide information about the area and to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay delightfully memorable.

A mooring is available for your boat, trailer storage can be arranged at no cost. Boating/skiing/snowmobiling/ swimming/hunting/fishing/hiking/wildlife viewing is what this area is all about. Snowmobile from your door, swim or sunbathe by the lake, keep the boat handy, what ever your choice, you'll find our cabin clean, comfortable, well stocked and a good value for your money.

Listen as the loons soothe you to sleep, watch beautiful sunrises,moon rises, kayak in the peaceful (most of the time) waters of Oquossoc cove. You will love this cabin! it's immaculate, has nice bedding, books to lend, and a lovely view

Have a campfire lakeside, or move the table to dine lakeside as well. This is an escape from the everyday to a world of beauty and serenity.

There are ceiling fans up and down, windows placed for utmost privacy.

Long term winter rates available. Please call.

Keywords: Cabin, ski, hunting, lake, snowmobiling, kayak, boating, hiking, Saddleback, wildlife, fishing, water frontage,golf, hunting, swimming, immaculate, fully equipped, bedding, long term winter, romantic, dock, winter rental, short term, cozy, clean, washer, dryer, pet friendly,

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            The loft is great for kids, they love it up there! It is accessed by a spiral stairway, with a gate at the top opening. Those with toddelers should be aware of this. The boat slip is ideal for small children to play in....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            We love dogs and permit small dogs as long as they are non aggressive. There is an extra fee of $10.00 per day should you bring your dog....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Outdoor receptacles are provided....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters must be 21 or older....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Loft


          • Queen size Beds (1) Log queen bed with side tables and lamps., Double Beds (1) Double bed in loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 built in single beds in loft area with built in storage underneath and wall lights for reading. So cozy!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen is efficiently designed with all new appliances, well equipped, extra pots, pans, etc available upon request. Also have a large outdoor cooker, for clams, corn or lobster available....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Owner's happy to accommodate special cooking needs if possible. Just ask, we may have that special pot or pan you need....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            The Gingerbread House features dinners 'to go'. You must pick up and return the dishes....moreless

          • Dining:

            Table can be extended with leaves, extra folding chairs. High chair upon request....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Above range with exhaust fan to outside....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:


          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Heating:

            Basement is heated providing warm floors in winter. Vermont Castings stove heats the house even when it's -30....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Has 2 window seats, sofa, large windows looking out at the lake, flat screen, easy chair, throws, pillows....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Off site storage/parking is available at our business in Rangeley....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Comfy quilts, pillows and clean linens provided. Table linens....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Vermont Castings Gas viewing stove: looks like a wood stove...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Hand, dish, face cloths, plenty of all....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Free use of on site kayaks (2) and canoe when available (usually they are waiting for a paddler)! Lake frontage provides an opportunity for x- country skiing or snowmobiling from the door. Swimming is excellent as well as fishing and boating. We also have a Big Mable to tow behind your boat or just float around and other water floats. Lawn games are available as well....moreless


              • Toys:

                Water toys, crayons, etch-a-sketch, tic tac toe....moreless

              • Games:

                Yard games and board games, cards, cribbage....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite Television: Direct TV...moreless


                  Outdoor Features

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Ski xcountry from your door on the frozen lake or snowshoe. Downhill is close by at Saddleback, xcountry trails as well at the xcountry ski club....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck with table 6 chairs, away from the lake side where it is sheltered from the wind. Dining lakeside is preferable if weather permits....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas with propane tank. We provide the gas....moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Oquossoc is a village in Rangeley. At the corner (.08 miles) you can find most of everyday items you may need. Milk, veggies, takeout, restaurants, post, pizza and sandwiches'....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    This area is a wildlife heaven. You may see moose, bear, fox, deer etc... we have had moose, bear and deer visit us here at The Shire!...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    The property is on the lake. From the property you have a great south east view looking all the way down the lake towards Saddleback....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    Property is 75 feet from waters edge. Listen to the loons on a summer night, take a dip before bed, snowmobile from your door. ...moreless

                  • Ski-In:

                    You may want to xcountry ski or snowshoe out of your door onto Rangeley Lake when frozen securely....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountains surround Rangeley Lake and are visible from the lake front....moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    xcountry or snowshoe right here on the lake!...moreless


                  • Restaurants
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Fishing


                  Write a review 5
                  from 11 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 21 - Oct 12, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Oct 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                  31 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 8%


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                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  150 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Rangeley State Park
                  0.07 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Gingerbread House
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  0.07 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Gingerbread House

                  Car: Necessary

                  4 wheeling, Wildlife Tours, Kennebago River Wildlife Viewing Trips, Moose watching, The best Fly Fishing and guides in the area available. Dog sledding can also be arranged by appointment. Moose Alley provides entertainment on cold rainy days, lots of fun for adults and kids. Lake tours by boat. Massage therapists are available in town or by booking well ahead they will come to the cabin for a completely relaxing and private experience. Campfire ring, lakeside. There are many concerts and festivals going on throughout the region all summer, check the Rangeley Chamber on line for listings.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1985

                  About the owner: We call it 'The Shire' because it is green and peaceful, the kids named it after the idealistic area in the Tolkien trilogy! They (now adults) always talk of returning to 'The Shire'; like it's magical name, it is a place one yearns to return to. Originally from R.I. I grew up wanting to live in Rangeley, as my family has vacationed here since the 1940's. I have always been in love with the town, the surrounding natural beauty and the activities available in the area. Bob fell in love with it as well, prompting us to buy this unique property. It is an ideal location, with one of the best views on the lake. Close to amenities but yet away from it all. We love to snowmobile, ski, travel, play with our little dogs, attend music festivals and playing games. Campfires are the favorite pastime on summer evenings as well as dinners lakeside, watching the moonrise to the songs of the loons. It is truly magical.

                  Why the Owner Chose Oquossoc:
                  After working hard for many years, there was no choice when it came to selecting Rangeley for our second home. It's pristine beauty offers 4 seasons of outdoor fun. It's remote, yet close to hiking trails, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, Rangeley is a very special area, it has so much to offer, beauty, peace, fine dining, outdoor sports and indoor fun as well ( Moose Alley-bowling,pool, darts etc...) for those rainy days. Just the smell of the fresh clean mountain air is enough to make you want to stay; not to mention the view from the property and the wildlife surrounding us. Don't be surprised should you see a moose swimming across the cove, or see a deer leap through the woods. It's always exciting to be visited by our furry friends!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  The lake frontage, the view is fantastic, hearing the water and loons at night through open windows, lulling us to sleep. The endless starlit sky, is just amazing. Access to snowmobile trails system, xcountry ski from the door on the lake if safe! When the temps are high,tie big Bertha to the dock, get in, relax! Let the little ones play in the boat slip. Put an air mattress on the ground on a clear night and watch the stars!

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                  • Cabin from Lakeside

                    Cabin from Lakeside

                  • 1st Floor Living area/ door to Queen Bedrrom/spiral to loft

                    1st Floor Living area/ door to Queen Bedrrom/spiral to loft

                  • View showing kitchen area

                    View showing kitchen area

                  • A section of the lake frontage

                    A section of the lake frontage

                  • Loft with double on left,, built -in singles on right

                    Loft with double on left,, built -in singles on right

                  • Experience our world!

                    Experience our world!

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, March 15, 2014

                  $42 - $175 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-31 nights
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