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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ME

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View from the End of the Dock Looking at Roberts Hideaway

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

Property description

This cozy cabin was towed across Mooselookmeguntic lake in 1954 and reassembled by renowned Maine Guide Norman Roberts and his wife, Ella. There was no road to this area at the time, so Roberts cleared the land by hand, reassembled the cabin, created a unique gravity-fed water system from a spring on the mountain, and towed appliances across the ice in the winter to create this secluded retreat. Much of Roberts' hand-carved woodwork is preserved, as is the working, hand-built fieldstone fireplace and outdoor fireplace/grill.

Despite the advent of phone and electricity to the area in the 1990s, Roberts' Hideaway remains a rustic retreat, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on one of the best lakefront areas of Mooselookmeguntic lake. A sandy beach and dock is perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and small motor or sailboats. The cabin is cozy, and perfect for vacationers that truly want to 'get away from it all.' At Roberts Hideaway, you can sit and watch the sun set over Saddleback and Bald mountains, listen to the loons laugh and get a true feeling how this rugged country must have been when it was first settled.

We proudly boast no television, computers or videogames, though a dial-up connection via telephone is available if you need it. Many carriers also provide digital cell phone coverage to the area, allowing tethering via cell phone to the Internet for the computer savvy. We've also added a wall heater for chilly nights, a washer and dryer, microwave and other amenities so that you can rough it -- or not!

And because this cabin was built to last the test of time, not the test of fashion, it is family and pet-friendly. We just ask that you don't smoke inside, please!

Keywords: Rustic, Secluded, Mountains, Lakefront, Appalachian Trail, Fishing, Boating, Pet-Friendly, Dogs Allowed, Pets Allowed, Simple, Cozy, Wooded, wildlife, moose, loons, hiking, bald mountain, Appalachian trail, Angel Falls, history, historic

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is non-negotiable. No smoking in the camp!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $25 cleaning fee, non-refundable. Please bring sheets to cover furniture and bedspreads, especially the futon, if you pets will get on the furniture....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Downstairs Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Futon in living room: 1 double

    The futon in the living room folds down to a double....moreless

  • Loft Bedroom: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    The loft is one room and is great for a couple or kids!...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) queen in Master Bedroom, (1) Double Bed in loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin beds that can be put together or separated in the loft (same room as the queen bed)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room of cabin....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Stand-up shower with Rinnai on-demand hot water heater.

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fireplace/grill & sandy beach

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games:

    All sorts of board games, card games, dice games, and more are stored underneath the stairs to the loft....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    You can throw a tennis ball from the front steps into the lake. Best beach on the lake....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Saddleback and Bald Mountain sit across the lake and are a short drive for hiking....moreless

  • Rural:

    Private camps on either side of Roberts, and they are not occupied full-time. All dirt roads for about 15 miles in any direction....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Mooselookmeguntic Lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also, there is a picnic table outside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Indoors and outdoors! Please use the wood in the woodshed for the INDOOR fireplace only!...moreless

  • Heating:

    Fireplace, gas wall-mounted unit and a couple of electric space heaters are plenty in case of a cold snap!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    These are layed out on the beds in accordance with occupancy....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone:

    cell phones generally have very good coverage...moreless

  • Parking:

    please stay on gravel/shale areas, as the grassy areas are septic drain field areas....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Indoors and outdoors! Please use the wood in the woodshed for the INDOOR fireplace only!...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need or collect since the 1950s....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty - there are even some that have been there since the 1950s!...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Completely stocked with dishes, pots, pans, food processor, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and all sorts of cooking implements....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Many renters leave dry goods, and the spice cabinet is well-stocked, so make sure to check what's there before doing a grocery shop in town!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Canoe for additional $150 per week, and with $100 refundable deposit. If the canoe, oars, personal flotation devices are not locked up with the boat upon departure, deposit will not be refunded....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some PFDs available, but renters are encouraged to bring their own for correct fitting purposes (we may not have appropriate children's sizes....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$950
Peak Summer
Jun 25 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$950
Peak Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$900 $3,714
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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Location

  • Tall Tales Tavern

    "Five-star food in a tiny little town in a tiny little tavern. Wait staff are true Mainers, f..."

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    "This cozy cabin was towed across Mooselookmeguntic lake in 1954 and reassembled by renowned ..."

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    "Has pretty much anything you might need for hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. And rents kayaks..."

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Car: Necessary

There are several gravel pits where renters may also practice target shooting. Contact owner for more details.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1954

About the owner: Catherine Zehner of Panama City, Florida is the great-grandniece of Ella Roberts who, with her husband Norman, created Roberts Hideaway. The camp is jointly owned by two grandnieces and two great-grandnieces of Ella Roberts and is maintained through select rentals from May through October.

Why the Owner Chose Mooselookmeguntic Lake:
In 1950, Norman Roberts was scouting mountain property to use as a base for hunting and fishing guide services. His wife, Ella, wanted lakefront property. In this property, they found the best of both worlds. The cabin is located a stone's throw from the lake, offers amazing views, and is approximately 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail and a short hike to Angel's Falls. The nearest airport is Portland, ME, though it is a 3-5 hour drive from Bangor, ME and Boston, MA, respectively. The roads are dirt, but well-maintained enough to haul a small trailer or RV. There is limited parking available for boats/trailers.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
This cabin is secluded and more than 10 miles from the nearest paved road. As a result, it is quiet, with only privately-owned cabins located in the immediate vicinity. Dogs are safe to let off-leash (providing you have good recall for them). The hiking, fishing and boating are beyond compare, however personal watercraft (jet-skis) are NOT allowed on the lake. This give the lake a serene quality rarely found anywhere else. Two towns, Rangeley and Oquossoc, are located with a 20-30 minute drive for supplies, day trips, shopping, eating and sight-seeing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from the End of the Dock Looking at Roberts Hideaway

    View from the End of the Dock Looking at Roberts Hideaway

  • Inside Roberts Hideaway Looking Out

    Inside Roberts Hideaway Looking Out

  • Fieldstone fireplace.

    Fieldstone fireplace.

  • Some of the local wildlife you are likely to see while at Roberts Hideaway.

    Some of the local wildlife you are likely to see while at Roberts Hideaway.

  • A typical summer sunset from our dock. Recommended pairing with glass of wine.

    A typical summer sunset from our dock. Recommended pairing with glass of wine.

  • A lovely October day.

    A lovely October day.

  • Angel Falls, about two miles from the camp.

    Angel Falls, about two miles from the camp.

  • Another view from inside Roberts Hideaway

    Another view from inside Roberts Hideaway

  • Autumn fauna.

    Autumn fauna.

  • Spring sunset

    Spring sunset

  • Roberts Hideaway from the neighbor's deck.

    Roberts Hideaway from the neighbor's deck.

  • Dogs LOVE camp....

    Dogs LOVE camp....

  • View of Roberts Hideaway Upon Arrival from Upper Dam Road

    View of Roberts Hideaway Upon Arrival from Upper Dam Road

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Kitchen.

    Kitchen.

  • A Quiet Autumn Morning on Mooselookmeguntic

    A Quiet Autumn Morning on Mooselookmeguntic

  • Panoramic view of interior of camp.

    Panoramic view of interior of camp.

  • An October sunset from the dock.

    An October sunset from the dock.

  • The view from inside.

    The view from inside.

  • Upper Richardson lake, a nice hike.

    Upper Richardson lake, a nice hike.

  • Not an uncommon sight when staying at Roberts Hideaway.

    Not an uncommon sight when staying at Roberts Hideaway.

  • From Height of the Land on Route 17

    From Height of the Land on Route 17

  • Norman Roberts with his Norwegian Elkhound.

    Norman Roberts with his Norwegian Elkhound.

  • Tired heeler.

    Tired heeler.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/18/2015
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