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Wooded Seclusion Only 200' to Lake Access. Family Affordable!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

A cozy year-round vacation home that allows your family an affordable getaway in the beautiful Rangeley Lakes Region. Access to the 543 acre Long Pond/Beaver Mtn Lake is across the road. The loons will serenade you and the local moose may pass only a few feet from the house. With unbuilt abutting properties and set back in a 1/2 acre wooded setting, the house faces the rising sun on the lake. It has been remodeled and redecorated frequently.

Winter brings a crystal beauty to the region offering skiing at Saddleback Mountain only 15 minutes away. Snowmobiling on ITS84 is just off our road giving access to the region's 150 miles of groomed trails. A quiet amble on cross country skis may be your preference. Of course, fall paints everything in amazing color as you drive our 'National Scenic Byways' or hike a variety of marked trails.

Keywords: Year-round 3 bedroom home in a quiet wooded setting. Lake access, canoe, washer.

More Details

Carol Lynch
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Carol Lynch

We live here on Cape Cod where John is a retired year-round ferry boat Captain and Carol also retired from marketing for the same company. We still enjoy working, so summer seasonal jobs keep us busy and healthy. Boating/cruising is our great love aboard our Jefferson Trawler. The cat, Dory, likes it too, as well as long drives to Maine or any window with a good view. Brief escapes to Maine in winter always include skiing and snowmobiling, but we wish our kids and grandkids could come up more often.

Carol Lynch purchased this house in 1978

Why Carol Lynch chose Rangeley

In 1970, we took a mid-week ski vacation in Maine, touted in a Boston paper as having incredible potential. 'As the ski industry expands, the state will protect its environment much more than Vermont ever did'. We deliberatly chose a place we had never heard of, Saddleback Mountain, and the love affair with the region began; a friendlier, more beautiful place didn't exist. Our Cape Cod liveliood did not allow for summer vacations, so when we built, we decided to rent the house in summer and use it when possible in winter. Three generations have made memories here.

What makes this house unique

Since we don't use it in summer,our own experiences are limited to fall and winter. Spectacular fall foliage has long been a draw to the region. Drives along Route 17 or 4 have been deemed 'National Scenic Byways'. We love that moose stroll by; that there are no chain stores, fast food, strip malls or stop lights in Rangeley. But good restaurants abound, wonderful festivals and performing arts events year-round. An emphasis on 'the great outdoors', much of which is carefully protected, should be part of your plan when you come to our house.


Rangeley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Full bathroom with tub/shower, ventilating fan and attractive blueberry stenciled motif.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 downstairs - 1 queen , Adequate space for portable crib
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 1 queen , Firm bed in smaller sunny room
    Bedroom 2 large dormered upstairs - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 'child bed' is more like a day bed, about 5'5' long
  • Queen size Beds (2) In downstairs master bedroom and 1 upstairs room, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two beds in large upstairs bedroom., Child Beds (1) In same large bedroom as the 2 twin beds, about 5.5 ft long.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
* Lake and swimming access 200 feet at designated beach/launch with gradual depth safe for kids, 16 Foot Canoe with trailer, Deck Furniture in the basement * Appalachian Trail only 10 minutes away. Trail entrance about five miles south of house. Many other gorgeous hiking trails of various challenges. SEE " WELCOME BOOK" AND MANY BROCHURES!! * Snowmobiling at it's Best! 150 miles of groomed trails... * Moose watching can be amazing! locations suggested in our book. * Listen for the loons! * Notice the stars in the quiet darkness of summer


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Wooded Seclusion Only 200' to Lake Access. Family Affordable!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great Stay at a wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin, very cozy and in a nice quiet area. I would absolutely recommend staying here

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and close to a lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and thank Carol for her warm welcome and all of the extras she included for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. Carol was very accommodating. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon, Thanks for taking the time to post. You were one of several weekend renters this fall. I am so pleased with renters reactions to our property and all the positive feedback, both on line and in our "Guest Comments" book. Thank You!
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just what we wanted and needed

  • 5 of 5

great care was always available from the owner...we would recommend this place to others and hope to return ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a comfortable and relaxing stay by the lake--the lodge is perfect for both winter and summer stays. The house was cozy and well-equipped and Carol was extremely patient and accommodating. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean cottage with convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We spent an early Spring weekend at this lovely cottage. The owner was wonderful and easy to work with and the place was just perfect for our needs. It was very neat and clean, and close to town. This was our first trip to Rangeley and it is a beautiful area. And as an added bonus, we were able to bring our dogs.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Loon Lodge
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Mingo Springs - 18 challenging scenic holes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 4 (main street)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Many in Rangeley
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugarloaf Mountain
Car: necessary

Appalachian Trail access less than 5 miles. Don't forget to look skyward ......with no competing city lights, the stars are amazing!!

Also fun at Moose Alley: high tech bowling, action games , live bands and nice bar area. Maine National Logging Museum is amazing and hiking trails! The Sporting Museum in Oquossoc tells of the draw the region had/has for generations of fishermen (and women) and hunters throughout the region's history. Challenging Golf here too!! Whatever you sure to listen for the "call of the Loons"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

If you bring your own linens, the cleaning fee will be waived.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.