|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This cozy cabin was towed across Mooselookmeguntic lake in 1954 and reassembled by renowned Maine Guide Norman Roberts and his wife, Ella. There was no road to this area at the time, so Roberts cleared the land by hand, reassembled the cabin, created a unique gravity-fed water system from a spring on the mountain, and towed appliances across the ice in the winter to create this secluded retreat. Much of Roberts' hand-carved woodwork is preserved, as is the working, hand-built fieldstone fireplace and outdoor fireplace/grill.
Despite the advent of phone and electricity to the area in the 1990s, Roberts' Hideaway remains a rustic retreat, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on one of the best lakefront areas of Mooselookmeguntic lake. A sandy beach and dock is perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and small motor or sailboats. The cabin is cozy, and perfect for vacationers that truly want to 'get away from it all.' At Roberts Hideaway, you can sit and watch the sun set over Saddleback and Bald mountains, listen to the loons laugh and get a true feeling how this rugged country must have been when it was first settled.
We proudly boast no television, computers or videogames, though a dial-up connection via telephone is available if you need it. Many carriers also provide digital cell phone coverage to the area, allowing tethering via cell phone to the Internet for the computer savvy. We've also added a wall heater for chilly nights, a washer and dryer, microwave and other amenities so that you can rough it -- or not!
And because this cabin was built to last the test of time, not the test of fashion, it is family and pet-friendly. We just ask that you don't smoke inside, please!
Keywords: Rustic, Secluded, Mountains, Lakefront, Appalachian Trail, Fishing, Boating, Pet-Friendly, Dogs Allowed, Pets Allowed, Simple, Cozy, Wooded, wildlife, moose, loons, hiking, bald mountain, Appalachian trail, Angel Falls, history, historic
Catherine Zehner of Panama City, Florida is the great-grandniece of Ella Roberts who, with her husband Norman, created Roberts Hideaway. The camp is jointly owned by two grandnieces and two great-grandnieces of Ella Roberts and is maintained through select rentals from May through October.
Catherine Zehner purchased this cabin in 1954
In 1950, Norman Roberts was scouting mountain property to use as a base for hunting and fishing guide services. His wife, Ella, wanted lakefront property. In this property, they found the best of both worlds. The cabin is located a stone's throw from the lake, offers amazing views, and is approximately 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail and a short hike to Angel's Falls. The nearest airport is Portland, ME, though it is a 3-5 hour drive from Bangor, ME and Boston, MA, respectively. The roads are dirt, but well-maintained enough to haul a small trailer or RV. There is limited parking available for boats/trailers.
This cabin is secluded and more than 10 miles from the nearest paved road. As a result, it is quiet, with only privately-owned cabins located in the immediate vicinity. Dogs are safe to let off-leash (providing you have good recall for them). The hiking, fishing and boating are beyond compare, however personal watercraft (jet-skis) are NOT allowed on the lake. This give the lake a serene quality rarely found anywhere else. Two towns, Rangeley and Oquossoc, are located with a 20-30 minute drive for supplies, day trips, shopping, eating and sight-seeing.
We fell in love with the cabin as soon as we got there. We emailed the owner shortly after arriving to reserve the cabin for the same dates next year. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot for our tenth wedding anniversary. The cabin was well stocked with anything you could need from steak knives to space heaters.
Lovely, well appointed little camp. We lucked out weather wise for Labor Day week as we only had one gray, drizzly day. A 10'x10' Coleman canopy over the picnic table was handy as there is no outside shelter or screened porch so if it rains, you are either inside or out in the rain. Stone/cement pier and rocky shallows are not big boat friendly, but a canoe or small, beachable boat works fine. Nearly everyday was sunny but due to time of year, we only had a few hours of direct sunshine each day.
I would definitely visit again! I would also bring a favorite sharp knife or two and my griddle for French toast, eggs, etc. Also, an axe or at least a hatchet to make tinder and kindling to compliment the terrific pile of firewood that is provided.
Very nice, clean camp. I would certainly go back.
Spent a wonderful week at Robert's Hideaway on Mooselook. What a beautiful spot! Terrific views, wonderful swimming, a compact but comfortable and well-appointed cabin that had the "camp" feel I was looking for. Highly recommended if you want peace and quiet and the simplicity that a camp in Maine affords. Take a morning and drive over to Quill Hill in Stafford for some stunning views of the region. Comfy beds, nice fridge and appliances, everything in good working order. My only wish was for more direct sunlight on the camp shoreline, but otherwise had a very enjoyable stay and highly recommend it. Heck, we were greeted with homemade cookies left by the caretaker. That's a warm welcome!
We just got back from a week at the cabin. The cabin was perfect for our dogs, our 10 month old son, my wife and i, and our parents. Very private, but still a short drive into town for provisions. The cabin is very well stocked, it feels more like a house then a "rental", as it is appointed with a washer dryer, lots of kitchen things, plenty of bedding, etc. You really only need to bring clothes, everything else, the cabin has. Cant say enough good things, we really enjoyed our time. We will be returning.
We had an awesome time at this very special place, it was absolutely perfect for our needs. The location is ideal if you value privacy, access to the water, wildlife watching and being with people you love! The camp had all the amenities that we needed and the wonderful breezes off the lake kept the bugs under control and broke the humidity factor, we were there during a major heatwave. Great swimming in this safe harbor and we were entertained by the many birds that frequent this cove including loons, mergansers, ducks and an Eagle that flew by. Nice hiking and biking in the area. My only regret is not booking a two week stay, we will be back for sure!. Thanks for sharing your wonderful slice of paradise with us.
We just got back from a week stay at Robert’s Hideaway. . . what a treat! This cabin could not be situated on a better site. Given the undulation of the lake’s shoreline, it is basically fronted with water on two sides; at times we would look out the windows and could swear we were floating on water! There is a lovely sandy beach with a nice gradual slope right into the water, which was perfect for our two-year-old son (and our dog, who couldn't have had a better time).
The cabin itself is cozy and rustic, just as described. There was an outdoor fireplace and we were able to enjoy some delicious food cooked over the open fire. There may not be any television or internet, but we were never bored. The network of dirt roads on which the cabin is located, while not devoid of traffic, were quiet enough to afford us some great family bicycling and nature walks. The immediate vicinity of the cabin provided top-notch wildlife viewing. One morning, while sitting by the water, a bald eagle flew low and quiet, directly over our heads! The loons’ cries were a welcome sound almost every morning and evening, and the hummingbird would regularly visit the lupines growing at the water’s edge.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, the general area of Lake Mooselookmeguntic just can’t be beat. While we didn't get much canoeing in (due to my son's unforeseen aversion to being in a water vessel!), we did enjoy several area day hikes, including: Angel Falls, Bald Mountain, Cascade Stream Gorge, Round Top and Piazza Rock (via the Appalachian Trail, which actually passes through a few miles from the cabin); all of which were simply spectacular!
This really was an amazing experience that we will all remember for a long time to come.
There are several gravel pits where renters may also practice target shooting. Contact owner for more details.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Half down to secure rental dates, and balance due seven days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.