"I hesitated to write a review as I wanted to keep this place all to myself and didn't want to give away this hidden gem, but the owner was so wonderful, I just have to share my experiences with this piece of heaven.
The property is as described. It is a simple cabin which is clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The owner was flexible and even met with me before the visit so that I could view the cabin to see that it would suit my needs. The owner was always available if I had any questions and graciously shared vast knowledge of history of the area. The lake is pristine. The area just beautiful. There are several other lakes nearby to explore, but once you experience Rocky Pond, they all pale in comparison. There is a public boat put-in which abuts the camp, as the owner notes, at which you will see traffic -- mostly on the weekend, but as a solitary traveler, it kept me in contact with the world and I did not mind it at all.
You will find yourself in the middle of the woods overlooking a gorgeous pond, yet downtown Hollis is just a few minutes away with grocery, farm stands, small restaurants, etc. You can even find a Walmart within 6 miles if you really need it. The cabin is well equipped with utensils you need for meals and prep. Wood was provided for fire in the stove on cool nights.
Beaver Brook Association, located in Hollis, maintains a wonderful trail system which is well marked and well maintained for anything from a short, easy walk, to more challenging hiking experiences. The office is open during the week and they are very helpful if you need information finding trails to suit your needs and maps are left available for you at the main office when they are not open.
If you love the woods, love peace and quiet and getting away from it all, and want to spend your days hiking, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and peacefully relaxing at a clean sandy beach, this is the place for you. This camp is a place where you can re-connect with yourself, family, friends and other loved ones, without the distraction of today's world while basking in the more simple pleasures of life. I spent a week at this glorious location and I loved it so much that before I left, I booked a return visit for next summer at the owner's larger camp so that I can return and share this Shangri-La with those I love."
Guest: Michele L.
Date of Stay: August 2014
Review Submitted: August 23, 2014