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Recent Maine Highlands reviews

  • Ryan's

    "Excellent place to stay. Very clean and quiet. We loved the views and had a wonderful time"
    Guest: Johnny Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Great Family Vacation

    "The cabin was absolutely beautiful and spacious with everything we needed with the exception of food. The lake was a little further than we thought but still a quick drive and very kid friendly with the roped off area. We saw many deer and rabbits along our travels and finally saw 1 moose the last night we were there after venturing down a few dirt roads in the evening. The hot tub was the perfect ending to each day. We also rented the bungalow diagnally across the street and although we didn't end up needing it, it did become a quiet, peaceful get-a-way for a night for one person in our party wanting a little more peace and quiet that was not possible with the kids in the cabin. Everybody enjoyed taking a walk over to the hammock on that property and relaxing for a bit. We really enjoyed our stay."
    Guest: Ann B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Quiet, fun-filled relaxation in a beautiful cottage on a mystical lake

    "We were drawn to this simple and beautiful cabin because of its location (in a small town on a gorgeous lake in the woods of Maine) and because of its lineage (the family of Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, sold it in the 40s). Nearly all the comforts of home, coupled with splendid views of the lake on this 5 acre property made for a restful, peaceful week. We enjoyed the kayaks and fishing equipment. Having a fire and making 'smores brought back childhood memories. Walking into town (only 1 mile away) was easy and fun because the street is not busy and the folks are friendly (one neighbor told me what fish were biting and what lures to use). Don't come here if you don't like to be lulled to sleep by loons, the lapping of water or the occasional photo staccato of fireflies. DO come here if you want to unwind, center yourself and breathe in fresh ideas and new dreams!"
    Guest: Tampa Tourists Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • peaceful, easy feeling

    "Rustic, comfortable cabin in the woods. The lake is right there with its beautiful dock to swim, read, and enjoy the view. Kayaks and canoes were available. The house is cozy and well-furnished (full kitchen, fridge, hot shower, two plush Lazy-Boys, linens included for the beds). There is no electricity per say-- propane lamps and candles were the main source of light in the evening, along with the wood stove inside and the stars in the sky by the lake. Best family vacation!"
    Guest: viviane v. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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Maine Highlands Travel Tips

Maine Highlands Vacation Rentals are Ideal Year-Round

The diverse region surrounding Maine Highlands cabins is home to the state’s highest mountain, biggest lake, longest river and Baxter State Park, the pinnacle of Maine’s conservation success. The main airport is Bangor International Airport and the main road into the region is Interstate 95. Other main roads to explore the area are Routes 15 and 9 and the rural areas are also easily accessible. Visitors can follow Route 201, known as the Old Canada Road Byway. This road follows an old Abenaki tribe trading path. Following this road will take visitors to the Canadian border.

The Maine Highlands area includes Bangor, Katahdin, Lincoln and Moosehead Lakes and Sebastian Valley. The region has distinct seasons, from warm summers to great snowy winters and, of course, its famous spectacular falls.

Discover a Fascinating History at Maine Highlands Cottages

Maine Highlands vacation rentals are ideal for exploring Bangor. This beautiful city began its life as a large lumber port back in the 1860s, due to its location by the Penobscot River. The city is known for its impressive architecture dating from this period. While here, visitors can enjoy a night at the Bangor Symphony and the Maine Discovery Museum, which is a great place for children. Scattered throughout the region are quaint small towns, perfect for getaways. Each town offers its own unique charms where only one thing is constant--the small-town welcome for visitors.

There are so many museums in the region that it may be impossible to visit them all. The Moosehead Marine Museum was originally a steamboat dating from 1914. The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mill is a living history museum situated on the site of an old pioneer settlement and includes a reconstruction mill from the 1800s. There is also a living history museum at the Curran Homestead where visitors can sample rural farm life. Page Farm and Museum has a great collection tracing farming technology, an old school house from the 1800s and a restored traditionally built barn.

Find Waterfalls and Swimming Holes in the Forests

Of course, the major attraction in this region is the vast outdoor space within easy reach of Maine Highlands cottages. Baxter State Park, with over 200 miles of trails, is an ideal place to go hiking, biking, horseback riding, rock climbing and more. Within Katahdin Iron Works Forest, visitors will find Gulf Hagas. This national natural landmark is part of the Appalachian Trail; it is some 400 feet deep and over three miles long. The trek provides welcome respite from the trail with waterfalls and swimming holes for taking a break to cool off. Surrounded by forest, Moosehead Lake is not just a great place to spot moose; it is also perfect for sports. Visitors here enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fishing and whitewater rafting. The surrounding area is ideal for biking and hiking in summer and a variety of snow sports in winter. Then there is Mount Katahdin, where the sporting action continues with hiking and biking trails within the spectacular scenery.

Maine Highlands Cabins Have as Many Luxuries as Necessities

If you can’t decide whether you want to be by a lake or in the forest, then don’t. Maine Highlands cabins include lakefront properties, set right in the forest. Whether you are looking for a family home, an extra large property for a group of friends or a cozy hideaway for two, here you will find the best possible options. Want more than just a great location? These properties come with luxuries extras such as big screen TVs, entertainment systems, internet access, hot tubs, and BBQs. In fact, many have almost any luxury you can think of, including a welcome for the family dog.

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