Magic Pond Artist Retreat Year Round • Pets, Biathlon, Skiing
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
One of Maine's favorite (and least expensive) getaways for writers, painters, photographers and spiritual adventurers. Enjoy 75 acres of pristine wilderness and meandering trails near the foot of Mars Hill Mountain. We offer on-site management (making this the ideal place for those traveling alone who want the true wilderness adventure yet someone nearby). Spend lazy days on the porch overlooking the pond or ski away the winter afternoons at Big Rock! Just 20 minutes from Presque Isle, home of the world-famous Biathlon. Stay a week or a year (reduced rates for longer term stays). Come experience the unique spiritual energy that draws so many creative individuals to Magic Pond for the purpose of growing artistically and enriching the soul.
We offer two cottages with 3 guest suites: in the Main Cottage, the Pond Suite and in the Studio Cottage the Woods Suite and Sky Suite. Each has private kitchen and bathroom, local t.v. with dvd, WIFI access via dsl, peaceful views of the pond and woods and well-maintained, modern accommodations.
For complete information, extensive photos, to check availability and to BOOK EASILY ONLINE, please visit our website at www.magicpondmaine.com.
Keywords: Magic Pond, waterfront, cottage, cabin, economical, wilderness, woods, lake, rental, studio, bed & breakfast, retreat, pets adored, hiking, adventure, GLBT welcome, great for solo travelers, healing, meditation, creating and discovery
- 1 story
- 432 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
up to 2 pets are welcome with additional $50. cleaning fee per suite per stay. Due to wildlife dangers, pets much be on leash at all times and can only be walked in designated area along entry drive (not on sanctuary trails). Large fenced play area is also provided....morecollapse
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Bedroom 1
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Stove:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
We are strictly a Living Green escape which requires ecologically responsible enjoyment of the property, large porch overlooking pond, 75 acres of easy trails through pristine wildlife sanctuary, on-site manager for support (especially helpful to those traveling alone), minutes from Mars Hill Mountain (the first place in America touched by sunlight at dawn!), 5 minutes to Canada, multiple summer festivals nearby, quiet, serene surroundings perfect for writers, painters, photographers and spiritual seekers , GLBT-friendly...morecollapse
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access:
- Wireless Internet
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Lake View:
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Celebrating a 70th birthday at Magic Pond....Guest comment entered by owner
Celebrating a 70th birthday at Magic Pond....
Dear Linda, I wanted to thank you for our stay at Magic Pond. It was easily as wonderful as advertised. So quiet, so peaceful, so serene. It was exactly what was looking for and needed. We enjoyed driving all over Aroostook County and found it to be a low-key, lovely place. I can see why you bought property there. Merlin and Carolyn are exceptional. They could not have been more helpful or kind. I think you're quite lucky to have found them. I can't imagine anyone more competent than Merlin! I very much enjoyed and appreciated the photography session-- it was so helpful and gave me a lot to work with during out stay-- I took about 5000 pictures! Thank you.
- Guest JCM, Jersey City, NJ
- Date of stay 02/03/11
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
One of many notes from return guests...Guest comment entered by owner
One of many notes from return guests...
Hi Linda! We had such a great time at Magic Pond last summer we want to do two weeks this year....and there would be our two wolfhounds again as well! Thanks!
- Guest JG and LL, Brookfield, NH
- Date of stay 09/13/09
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
From the daughter of our first guest....Guest comment entered by owner
From the daughter of our first guest....
Hi Linda, My mom came back glowing from her time at Magic Pond. I know that the magical quality and warmth of your home had an amazing impact on her. Thank you again!
- Guest RS, Persnippity, NJ
- Date of stay 06/08/03
- Review Submitted 04/21/13
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3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
BOOKING POLICIES (at the bottom of this page: http://magicpondmaine.com/reservations/) include Living Green standards and a Release Form that must be signed by all guests upon arrival.
Nonrefundable payment in full with reservation (transferrable to alternate dates in the event of an emergency change in plans)
Credit card payments via PayPal
Checks (if reservation is being made at least 3 weeks prior to arrival)
Additional Fees and Taxes:
$50. cleaning fee for up to 2 pets per stay
7% state lodging tax
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Sorry this information is not available. Please contact the owner/manager for more information.
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Hi, there! I'm retired from geriatric social work (a whistle-blower in long term care), having set out on a new career in fine art photography about 20 years ago. I travel with my two dogs much of the year to experience particularly powerful landscapes with unique spiritual energy. I welcome you to come share the very special place I am blessed to call home in Maine.
Why the Owner Chose Mars Hill:
Magic Pond is not just a rental. It is where my soul lives and I chose this location for the profoundly stirring energy that rises from the spring-fed pond beneath the gaze of Mars Hill Mountain. I wanted others to be able to enjoy the deeply personal interaction that can happen at Magic Pond between people and the natural world as it was created. I wanted others to be able to have unusual and enlightening dreams; to walk in the footprints of moose; to hear the frogs piping while napping on the porch. I built special guest quarters to allow artists and other spiritually attuned visitors the chance to experience inspiration at such a deep level that it frequently changes the course of guests' lives.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are unique in many ways, among them by being both in a wilderness location but with a manager on-site. This makes Magic Pond especially comfortable for women traveling alone or anyone who longs for contact with the primitive world but lacks experience living alone in such a potentially dangerous environment. We provide easy trails, instant cellphone response and whatever guidance a guest might desire in planning an unforgettable north woods experience. Star-gazing is unequalled from our property far from city lights and yet groceries and a drug store are only five minutes away. We are in the best of two worlds: one of convenience and one of the unforgiving wild.
- Primary: 215-287-4174
Links to more information:
Year round, magic happens at the pond!
Pond Suite bedroom
Spring is full of surprises! Twins!
Woods Suite full kitchen
Sky Suite loft sleeping area
Pond Suite and Main House
Great slopes with no waiting!
In the mystery of the land lies the answers...
Many a lazy day passes on the porch...
Pond Suite kitchen
Woods Suite bedroom
Yes, this is for real. Not Photoshopped. The magic is...well, the magic!
Sky Suite (for those who require a large working area with temporary kitchen)
Five minutes to Big Rock Mountain Ski Area, one minute to the snow mobile trails
Gentle trails throughout the sanctuary...
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