This simple dwelling is well equipped with a queen bed, a bunk bed (single bed on top, full size bed on bottom.), and a well appointed bath room. A dishwasher, washer/dryer, and air conditioning are also included. The interior was completely remodeled, and insulated in 2017 for year round use. The rooms are covered in native white pine sawed on our own sawmill. Right outside you will find a 10x20 deck equipped with its own gas grill. Of course there is a fire pit with firewood provided. Campfire tales, s'mores, and hot dogs for roasting are on you. The White Elephant country store and restaurant is a local business right down the road. We recommend the bacon chicken wrap, or the prime rib which is a special on Friday and Saturday nights.
Nestled in the western mountains of Maine in the town of Strong, the cottage is literally a stones throw to the beach and boat ramp on Porter Lake. 137 steps to the beach from the deck as counted by my two nieces.
The beach is maintained by the town with several picnic tables and grills. The swimming area has a float and a dock. The lake association sponsors certified swimming lessons during the summer months.The lake is stocked with Salmon, Brooke trout, and Splake by the department of Inland fisheries. It is a local favorite for ice fishermen as well as our resident bald eagles.
This is a quiet location with access to all that makes Maine a true vacation land. Moose are often seen up in Dead Stream a tributary on the eastern side of the lake. Explore the island with its rope swing, campsites with approved fire-pits, and solar outhouse. Beware the eagles will attempt to make off with any fish you catch that are not well guarded.
Skiers, Google maps lists the travel time form the cottage to Sugarloaf at forty minutes via Rt. 27 and one hour to Saddleback via Rt.4. Farmington has Ticomb Hill, which has night skiing three nights a week, a great family facility. The property has direct access to well maintained ITS snowmobile trail system as well as ATV trails. The Black fly Loop to Phillips, Rangeley, Stratton/Eustis, and Kingfield is filled with scenic stops and a multitude of different dining options. Three of the most popular stops for the views are Allen's Pinnacle, Small's Falls, and Coo's Canyon.
Come begin your Maine mountain adventure with us!