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Secluded Cottage on Great Moose Lake

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

An original Maine camp built in 1942 has been completely remodeled and is now available for your quiet getaway. Four acres of land will ensure your privacy and leave you feeling like you're at one with nature. Perched a mere 20 feet from the lake, you can watch the sun come up in the morning while having coffee on the deck, and listen to the loons lull you to sleep each evening.

In Hartland, Maine, on the 3856 acre Great Moose Lake, camp is surrounded by natural beauty in an area that is primarily undeveloped providing for a peaceful retreat and the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Our cottage is on the northeast cove granting easy access to the main lake and is not congested with boat traffic.

Just over three hours from Boston, camp is a spectacular place to visit from spring through fall. It sits on 4 acres land with 420 feet of water front and a dock for water access, boating, and swimming. On sight are two kayaks, a canoe, and row boat for your use. Fishing is open year-round and the successful angler can catch brown trout, large / small mouth bass, perch, and catfish.

In the fall, the foliage is rivaled only by the white mountains and Great Moose Lake is a quiet paradise in which to enjoy the autumn colors and the wildlife abound.

Camp has been completely remodeled with knotty pine throughout, area rugs, and new furniture. With two levels, the main floor is open and consists of a living room (right on the lake) with the kitchen and dining area all in one cozy space. A breakfast bar provides additional seating and new appliances give camp a comfortable finished feel while the bathroom offers a shower, toilet, washer, and dryer. The upstairs loft has also been finished with knotty pine, wall-to-wall carpeting, and has two beds, a queen and a double.

The local area is a beautiful country setting that consists of a few restaurants, golf courses, and even a local guide service that can assist you in pursuit of your outdoor passions. In the nearby town of Skowhegan, Bigelow Brewing Company is a favorite local hang out offering delicious wood fired brick oven pizza and an array of craft beers, Oak Pond Brewery is another great place for the beer enthusiast and is also nearby. If you’re looking for more of an adventure, Acadia National Park is less than two hours away.

Housekeeping is the responsibility of the renter. Upon arrival, you will find camp clean, with sheets and pillow cases in a storage container on each bed, towels and face cloths in the bathroom cabinets. The kitchen appliances and other necessities are clean as well as the bathroom accouterments. Each tenant is expected to leave camp as clean / cleaner than they found it.

Keywords: Camp, Cottage, Maine, Lake, Vacation

More Details

Don Huston
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Don Huston

Growing up in the lakes region of New Hampshire, the whole family looked forward to going "upta camp." Describing the original camp to friends over the years was always difficult as many could not imagine nor comprehend the adventure that we spoke of with such passion… A three-hour ride in a car to the middle of nowhere, a boat ride across the lake in the dark, the smell of the gas lamps, the path through the woods connecting us to our neighbors, no road, no cars, no electricity... an outhouse, and the lake was our bath tub; my how times have changed!

Don Huston purchased this house in 1984

Why Don Huston chose Hartland

After traveling the world and 22 years of service, I retired and took advantage of the opportunity to finish camp and turn it into a cozy retreat; as I needed a nice place to escape the daily grind, the influx of people, and technology. Being one of the original seven camps on the northeast cove, we have a deep-rooted history in a serene environment with delightful neighbors. Realizing that I was not the only one who needed a cozy, remote, lakeside cottage in which to escape with my beautiful bride, I have decided to share it with you!

What makes this house unique

Camp has been in our family for over 50 years. Now, for the first time, we have decided to share our little piece of heaven and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Just this year we completely remodeled the entire camp and have taken great care in providing a nice relaxing atmosphere for all to enjoy. While choosing the appropriate place for your vacation is never an easy task, we are hoping to attract couples who will appreciate our little camp and treat it with the same love and respect that we have for so many years.


Hartland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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Secluded Cottage on Great Moose Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Heber City, Utah

Cozy, clean, and charming with endless privacy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were so pleased to learn that this historic cabin has been exquisitely renovated to include the finest modern furnishings and amenities. The lake view is to die for and the property sits in deep woods with no sign of neighbors. Kayaks and a canoe are provided and we used them to the fullest on this majestic lake! The owners obviously go to great lengths to keep the interior and exterior clean and immaculate. Five miles from the nearest paved road, the camp exudes beauty and peace. From this property, we drove less than an hour to reach the Appalachian Trail on one of our days. Would highly recommend for a romantic or recreational getaway (or both!).

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

This camp was perfect for a summer get away. Everything was just how it is pictured. We spent many hours paddling on the lake. The neighbors were friendly!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem on Great Moose Lake

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully renovated and you could tell the owners put lots of thought and care into the finishes. It was on a great private location on the lake, we used the kayaks and spent the entire week relaxing by the water. The owner don was always quick to reply back to any questions and great to work with. Can’t wait to go back next year! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to recharge in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful week at this cute cabin! This spot is a gem, completely redone with all new furnishings. We spent the days lounging on the water with the kayaks and floats and evenings around the campfire. The owner provided a great check list for an easy clean up on departure day and was available for any questions. We are looking forward to another week on the lake!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Gateway

  • 5 of 5

It was great spot to enjoy a relaxing time right on the lake !! Perfect place for a family, friends or even quiet spot with that special someone !! Picturesque setting that offered swimming, kayaking, fishing, and spots to sit in a shade by the lake to read a book. The cottage is so cozy, clean and has all the amenities you will need. We can’t wait to go back this summer !!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sunrise Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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