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The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home: Is a Spectacular Window Studded & Spacious Log Home offering Hikers prime access to Pleasant Mountain’s 10 Mile Network of Hiking Trails, Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails, and easy Boating Access to Moose Pond’s 17 Miles of Shoreline. Our 3,000 sq ft Modern Log Home hosts 5 Spacious Bedrooms, Loft, Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Room, Sleeps up to 24 Comfortably, and Dines 16+....Perfect for Large Family Reunions. You will Love our Great Room's 20+ ft Cathedral Pine Ceiling, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, & Grand Field Stone Fire Place. 75 feet of wrap around Covered Porch/Deck provides Great Mountain Views all within 300 yards of Moose Pond, where you will hear 'The Cry' of The Loons' nightly along with a Barred Owl or two. There is plenty of Space for all with our extensive Kids Playroom & Wi-Fi providing a First Class Log Home Experience for 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Families.
~ Summer Family Vacation Weeks
~ Large Family Reunions
~ Guys Golf Weekends
~ Hiking/Fishing/Hunting Weekends
~ Weddings & Rehearsal Parties
~ High School / College Reunions
~ New Years Celebrations
~ Funeral Celebrations
~ Long Holiday Weekend Celebrations
~ Large Church/Religious Retreats
~ Thanksgiving Family Feasts
~ Book Seminar/Tours
~ Older Adult Groups
~ Ladies Shopping Weekends
~ Corporate Groups / Team Building Events
~ Birth Day Celebrations
~ Fall Foliage Leaf Peeping Trips
~ Saco River Canoe/Kayak & White Water Rafting Trips
~ Large Easter Celebrations
~ Wedding Anniversaries
~ Kids School Vacation Weeks
~ Christmas/Hanukkah Family Celebrations
~ Visits to Kids/Grand Kids at Summer Camp
~ Large Graduation Parties
Recently our Log Home was highlighted on TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' Show & is displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web Site.....so take a look (lower right corner)..
The Trailside Way Village Cul De Sac, East Side Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond: 'The Hive', completed in 2008, is one of 12 Log / Log Style Homes located on this quaint Mountain Cul De Sac at the base of Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. Trailside Way is off the beaten path which provides the privacy and serenity to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL'....while still providing direct access to Shawnee Peak’s Summit and Pleasant Mountain’s 10 mile Hiking Trail Network. When the sun goes down, you and your 12 neighbors (which are never all occupied at the same time know matter what season) are the only ones on the East Side of the Mountain. During the Spring, Fall, & Summer months, it is not uncommon to be the only family/group up on the mountain, giving it the feel of being out in the wilderness, but still so close to all the great enjoyments the The Western Maine Lakes Region / Bridgton / Naples / Sebago & the North Conway, NH area has to offer.
'The Hive” Mountain Log Home Tour....Offering Trailside Simplicity: Park your car in our 100 ft Driveway where there is extra Space to park 3-4 cars along with limitless parking available at the base of the driveway on Trailside Way as the road receives next to zero car traffic. Step out of your car & within a few convenient steps is our Walk-In, First Level, Main Entrance making unloading your car a cinch, while our Grand Log Bench invites you to take a load off your feet. Mohawk Trail is 20 feet from our Front Door. 'The Hive” Welcomes you into a Large, Antique Winter Sports Themed, Pine Studded Mud/Ski Room with two big Closets and plenty of hangers for all your sweatshirts & coats. The Kids Large Playroom, with new 42’ Flat Screen TV, Huge Sectional, Ping Pong Table, 80+ Board Games/Puzzles with Movie Seating for 10, allows the kids to have their own space, all while overlooking Mohawk Trail. Two bedrooms each with a Large Bright Window and Bunk Beds Sleeps up to 10 people, while down the hall is a Full Bathroom, Separate Laundry Room, and Utility Room providing all the Conveniences of Home.
The Log Home Tour (Cont) Main Floor & 3rd Level/Loft: Turn left at the top of the stairs brings you into 1 of 2 Bedrooms with a King Bed & Full Double Bed (room has all antique furniture/decorations) respectively with Large Closets, Ceiling Fans, Lighting to read in Bed, and 1 Full Bathroom (Granite Counter) accented by Large Windows and plenty of Sun Light. Turn right into our Gourmet Kitchen (Fully Stocked), with Stainless Steel Appliances, plush Granite Counter tops, Double Sink, Dish Washer, Warming Oven, and Breakfast Bar (seats 4) with Rustic Oak Beams. The Grand Room awaits you with a First Class Dining Room, which seats 10, Large Living Room with 20+ foot Cathedral Pine Studded Ceilings, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, 42”Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, Grand Field Stone Fireplace, and very popular Chess Set. Take your pick of one of four separate French Sliding Doors which sweeps you outside onto your 75 ft of Wrap-Around Covered Porch/Deck overlooking Mohawk Trail, beautiful Hio Ridge, and the Sunnyside Triple Chairlift Loading Station. Our gorgeous Wooden Staircase brings you to the quaint Loft/Den area where you can escape into a good book, surf the web at the Office Desk (large monitor available), do the 'Moose Pond' Puzzle, or sip wine at your Log Cocktail Table overlooking The Sunnyside Chairlift. Our new Leather Couch also easily folds down into a nice sized Double Full Bed. The Huge Master Bedroom with King Log Bed and Master Bath (Full sized) is to the rear of the Loft area and has great views of the Shawnee Peak Summit and incredible Sun Rises over Moose Pond / Hio Ridge right from your King Sized Log Bed.
Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 100+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail and personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, and a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way.
Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guest the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at “The Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long Term Renters Welcome
- Local Caterer Provided for Events
- Plenty of Parking for RV/Boat/Snowmobiles Available
“Where your Maine Memories are Made”
Eric & Andrea
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 7 - Oct 18, 2015
2 night min stay
Oct 19 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
Pre Ski Season
Nov 30 - Dec 10, 2015
2 night min stay
Pre-Holiday Ski Season
Dec 11 - Dec 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Winter Peak Ski Season
Dec 21 - Mar 17, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Ski Season
Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2016
2 night min stay
Early Spring Season
Apr 4 - May 1, 2016
2 night min stay
May 2 - May 19, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring Wedding Season
May 20 - Jun 16, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer Vacation Season
Jun 17 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
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FALL SEASON MIDWEEK SPECIAL (Exception Thanksgiving Wk)
WINTER SEASON MIDWEEK SPECIAL (Exception Kids School Vacation Wks)
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In the Western Maine Lakes & North Conway, NH Region, Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond is Maine's premier summer / fall / winter Vacation Destination. During winter, Ski In Ski out your front door at georgeous Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Maine's 3rd busiest (with the most Night Skiing in New England). In the Naples, Sebago Lakes Region & Long Lake and Saco River watershed areas, Shawnee Peak is only 20 minutes from North Conway, NH Shopping Outlets, Restaurants, Waterparks, and Movie Theaters. A summer vacation paradise with Moose Pond (300 yards from home) and 35+ lakes/ponds within a 10 mile radius of our home. Out your front door is Shawnee Peak's 10 mile Hiking Trail Network and Needle's Eye Waterfall. The 4 main boating entry points for the Saco River are15 minutes away where thousands paddle downstream each year. A 20 minute ride brings you to The Fryeburg Fair which hosts 300,000 spectators during peak fall foliage season in October. This is truly a First Class Luxury Log Home in a true 4 Season Vacation destination location.
Other Activities: Hiking (10 Mile Trail Network out your front door), Kayaking/Canoeing Saco River (4 Major Portage points within 15 min drive), Fryeburg Fairgrounds (15 min drive), Drive In Movie Theater, Snowmobile, Snow Shoe, Scenic Drive, Apple Picking, Wildlife Photography, Wine Tasting
Golf: 5 Public Golf Courses within 30 minute drive. Two courses (Bridgton Highlands & Kezar Lake Golf Courses within 8 miles 15 min drive.)
Ski: Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd. Newry, ME 207 824 3000 41 miles 55 min. drive
Cranmore 1 Skimobile Rd No Conway, NH 800 786 6754 22 miles 30 min. drive
Attitash Rte 302 Bartlett, NH 800 223 7669 31 miles 40 min. drive
King Pine 1251 Eaton Rd Freedom, NH 603 367 8896 30 miles 40 min. drive
Black Mnt 373 Black Mnt Rd Jackson, NH 603 383 4490 32 miles 45 min. drive
Bretton Woods Rte 302 Bretton Woods, NH 603-278 3320 51 miles 65 min. drive
Wildcat Rte 16 Pinkham Notch, NH 603 466 3326 41 miles 55 min. drive
Mnt Abrams 308 Howe Hill Rd Greenwood, ME 207 875 5000 41 miles 55 min. drive
Five Fields Farm X-C Skiing 720 So Bridgton Rd Bridgton, ME 207 647 2425 8 miles 15 min. drive
Carter’s X-C Ski Center 420 Main St Oxford, ME 207 539-4848 31 miles 45 min. drive
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Our family resides in Tewksbuy, MA which is a suburb, 15 miles NW of Boston, MA. We always had a goal of owning a Log Home, having researched it thoroughly when we first got married in the early 90's. We accomplished our goal in the summer of 2011 purchasing the newly built Contemporary Log Home & enjoy utilizing when our 3 kids sports schedules allow us to do so. Andrea & I have worked for several Fortune 500 Corporations & have a combined 35 years working in the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Industries in various Accounting, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, & Account Management positions. Eric has recently started 'The Hive' Vacation Rental Services, LLC, & is now 100% dedicated to growing the business focused on Marketing & Managing our High End Long Term & Vacation Rental Homes in NH & ME & providing Marketing & Vacation Rental Services to other 2nd Home Owners in The Lakes & Mountains Regions of NH & ME. We adore the Bridgton & Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Area as there is so much to do no matter the season. Known more as a Summer Family Vacation Destination, our location Trailside at Shawnee Peak Ski Area is perfectly situated only 300 yards away from grand Moose Pond, therefore being at the ready to enjoy all outdoor activities no matter the season. We enjoy watching our 3 kids multitude of sporting events including hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, cross country along with coaching basketball and soccer. Other hobbies we enjoy are gardening, walking, hiking, fishing, skiing, wildlife photography, shopping, attending family activities & running.
Why the Owner Chose Bridgton:
Convenience: You can do it all right from your front door...The 'Ski Hive' is located Trailside on Mohawk Ski Trail at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort....Ski In/Out, Snowboard, Snow Shoe, Winter Hike, on Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails & 10+ Miles of separate maintained Hiking Trails (Loon Echo Trust). Get Away from It All: Trailside Way is a quite Cul De Sac Village of 12 Log Home/Style Homes in a quaint setting. There is very rarely more than a few families up at any one given time thus you really have the whole East Side of the Mountain to yourselves. The home itself also has plenty of room to spread out with 3 Floors of Living space along with 75 ft of Wrap Around Covered Porch/Deck to watch the Wildlife outside in the Golden Maine Sunshine. But Close to All the Action: In the Naples, North Conway, Sebago Lakes Region, the Town of Bridgton alone sports some 20+ Restaurants, 2 Movie Theatres, 4 Public Town Beaches, it's own 18 Hole Public Golf Course, a few Ice Cream Stands, numerous Hiking Trail Systems in Bald Pate Mnt, Pondicherry Park, and Pleasant Mountain/Shawnee Peak, over a dozen ponds/lakes to fish & swim along with outstanding Antique, Boutique, and Gift Shopping with famous North Conway just a 25 min. drive away and Fryeburg Academy, Bridgton Academy, The Fryeburg Fairgrounds, and Saco River Drop In Points all only a 15-20 min drive. A Truly Remarkable Log Home & Amazing Mountain, Shawnee Peak & Area - In the Western Maine Mountains & Lakes, North Conway, NH, Sebago Lake, Naples, Long Lake Region
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
There is nothing better than being Trailside to Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails right from your front door. Bridgton which is 'The Heart of The Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Region' provides unsurpassed beauty & outdoor opportunities with a dozen Lakes & Ponds alone. Next door is ever popular Fryeburg & Naples Maine with Sebago, Long & Highland Lakes along with North Conway, NH with its Magical White Mountain National Park. Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 90+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail & personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, & a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way. Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guests the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at The 'Ski Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond. “Where your Maine Memories are Made”
'The Hive' Faces South for Maximum Maine Sunshine with Windows Galore
Huge Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances & Plush Granite Countertops
Thanksgiving at 'The Hive's' Enormous Spalted Dinning Room Table Seats 10+
The 'Great Room' with Leather Couch Seating for 7+ & 42' Flat Screen TV
We can Host your Wedding & or Rehearsal Party while you stay in Log Home Luxury
4 French Sliding Doors to 75 ft of Wrap Around Covered Porch/Deck with Gas Grill
3rd Level: 'The Master' Bedroom with King Bed, Sitting Area & Full Master Bath
Main Level: 'The Antique' Bedroom with Full Double Bed & 3 Windows
1st Level: 'The Girls' Bedroom with Full/Twin Bunk Bed & Twin Sleeps 4 & Window
Toasting Smore's by The New Fire Pit while Listening to The Loons & Bard Owls
A Mile Hike to The Summit Provides Incredible Views of NH's Presidential Range
Moose Pond holds Maine's State Record for Biggest Large Mouth Bass 11 lbs 10 oz
With some 40 Windows, you feel as if you are one with Nature...Sleeps 24 people
Enormous Dining Room Table Seats 10+, 3rd Living Space above 'Fisherman's Loft'
Field Stone Fireplace, Australian Cypress Wood Floors, 42' TV & Surround Sound
The Great Room with 20+ ft Cathedral Ceilings & 4 French Sliding Doors to Porch
Huge Walk In Basement, Movie Seating for 10 Log Furniture & 42' Flat Screen TV
Fisherman's Loft: Office Set Up, Monitor/Printer, Leather Couch Cocktail Table
Main Level: 'The Log' Bedroom with King Bed, all Log Furniture & 2 Windows
1st Level: 'The Boys' Bedroom with 2 Full/Twin Bunk beds, Sleeps 6 with Window.
Our Bird Feeders will Entertain you with Hummingbirds, Song Birds & Chipmunks
Incredible Sunrises over Hio Ridge right from Bed in 'The Master' Bedroom
Boating/Paddle Boarding Moose Pond's 17 Miles of Endless Shoreline
Beautiful Shawnee Peak with Causeway & Moose Pond's Middle Basin
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