About the property
- Lodge5050 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
5000 SF with 5 Bedroom/4 Bath Luxury Log with White Mountain Views
Beautiful. Stunning. Amazing. Breathtaking. Peaceful. Majestic. These are just a few of the words guests use to describe Dakota Bear Lodge in Sweden, Maine. Located on 70 secluded acres overlooking New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, DBL offers privacy and panoramic views just 10 minutes away from Bridgton, a charming small town and just 20 miles away from Conway, New Hampshire. DBL offers guests all the amenities of a luxury log home combined with beauty and seclusion within the White Mountains.
This is the perfect spot for families and friends to vacation together. Set in the western Maine Lakes and Mountain Region, guests will never run out of activities. From skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, golfing, boating, and fishing to shopping and dining in downtown Bridgton, Maine, or North Conway, New Hampshire, guests will enjoy every minute of their time at DBL. This home is such a perfect blend of scenic mountain views and comfort that some guests arrive and decided to spend their days relaxing inside by the fire with their family and friends.
Built by Maine Log Craftsman, this post and beam masterpiece is professionally designed with just the right mix of luxury and logs to give a complete Maine experience. DBL features a 180 degree view of 100 miles of the White Mountains. Amenities include two master suites with large walk-in closets, private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, and large showers. The first floor master suite has a covered porch with walk-out sliding door to a patio and hot tub. All bedroom areas are separate and private. The second floor loft area has two oversized bedrooms with walk-in closets, built in dresser drawers, and a queen and full bed. The bunk room has two sets of custom made log bunk beds along with a sleeper sofa and a regular size sofa.
Here are a few of the features you will enjoy when you stay at Dakota Bear Lodge.
• Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in pantry, 5 burner high BTU gas stove, and enough pots, pans, and gadgets to keep any chef busy
• 1200 ft. driveway off a private dirt road with little to no traffic. From all the rooms in the house guests have views of the White Mountains.
• Steam sauna with hot rocks to accommodate up to 5-6 people
• Basement movie area, ping pong table, kitchenette with full size refrigerator; sliding glass doors to a backyard patio with fire pit
• Large fieldstone fireplace in the living room, and large wood burning stove in the basement
• Great room living area featuring vaulted ceiling with timbers and logs
• 800 SF deck, patio table, seating areas, BBQ, and outdoor speakers
• Enjoy 70 acres of privacy. Plus all the land that joins the property for adventures in hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling
Western Maine is a four-season playground: Golfing against the backdrop of the White Mountains at Kezar Lake Country Club and Bridgton Highlands Country Club or hiking trails that offer breathtaking views and lakes that offer pristine swimming. Enjoy antique emporiums, art galleries, and local craft shops. Around every turn, there are quiet side roads inviting long walks and/or adventure cycling. Boat on Sebago, Highland, Kezar, and Long Lakes, or canoe/kayak the Saco River. Take to the slopes for fabulous downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak, Sunday River, or Cranmore Mountain, or snowshoe and cross-country ski at groomed touring centers or on regional trails. Explore the Oxford Hills and Bethel areas too. Museums and theaters are part of the Maine landscape.
Vacation at Dakota Bear Lodge to experience Maine: “the way life should be.”
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- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 25, 2018
About Rickie Hall
About Rickie Hall Rickie is the owner of Dakota Bear Lodge as well as a property manager in Portland and western Maine. She is a former pro golfer, serious IPO enthusiast with her three German shepherds, avid skier and snowmobiler, and a professional in guest hospitality. Before building Dakota Bear Lodge, Rickie owned a luxury inn for 13 years, organizing corporate events, weddings, and other large gatherings. She designed this special luxury log lodge to be a home away from home for vacationing families, and also for family reunions, corporate retreats, writing and music retreats, and for friends to gather in a high end rental with privacy and extreme breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.
Rickie Hall purchased this Lodge in 2012
Why Rickie Hall chose Sweden
Those who know Maine, know that the western Maine lakes and mountain regions are the best of Maine for skiers, hikers, snowmobilers, and for those who seek seclusion and a connection with nature. Dakota Bear Lodge is 10 minutes from Bridgton, a scenic, small town with an authentic Maine flavor. Western Maine offers hundreds of lakes and beaches, trails, and quiet roads for springs summer activities and ranges of mountains within a 45 minute radius to climb and ski for fall and winter activities.
What makes this Lodge unique
You will never hear any sounds other than nature and what you play on the indoor outdoor music system. See Shawnee Peak to your north and the White Mountains to your west. Enjoy family and friends in front of the 25 ft. fieldstone fireplace or outside on the large patio around the fire pit. Hiking trails, snowmobile and biking trails border the property and skiing is just a few minutes away.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We are a family of 12 and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The pictures don't do the real thing justice. A perfect getaway.
Great place. High standard and maintenance.
A perfect place for two- three families to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere and the house.
Absolutely perfect in every way
The pictures DO NOT do this amazing lodge justice. The view is absolutely spectacular. It feels like you have the entire mountain to yourself. The lodge is kept in pristine condition and literally has everything you could ever need or want to enjoy it. A group of us do a trip every summer in a new location and this was by far the most equipped lodge we have ever stayed in. We never wanted to leave and joked that we would just keep coming back here instead of finding new places. Rickie and her team are wonderful and quick to respond with any questions. I cannot recommend this place enough though I selfishly want to keep it to myself!
Well maintained with great views. It was perfect!
Very clean and comfortable. We had a great time
Awesome Family Vacation spot
Just spend an amazing week at Dakota Bear Lodge. We were travelling with three young children and six adults and the lodge was perfect - well maintained, clean, spacious, and an amazing view from a huge back porch. The check-in/check-out process was easy and Rickie was a great resource through the whole process. I'd recommend this lodge to anyone!!!
An amazing escape from the city
This is the 2nd year we stayed at the Dakota Lodge with 3 other families. The views are breath taking and serene and the house is peaceful. The house comfortably accommodates everyone and gives the grown ups some quiet while the kids play in the basement. There's plenty of skiing near by and a chance to relax for those not hitting the slopes. Rickie takes time to show you the ins and outs of the home and is always willing to help and answer questions. We've really enjoyed the trips and hope to keep them going!
The Western Maine Mountains region spans most of Maine’s western border with New Hampshire. A small part of the scenic White Mountain National Forest is located in this area. This is essentially all of Oxford County and northern York County and Cumberland County. Notable towns include Bethel, Bridgton, Waterford, Sweden, Lovell, Naples, Albany, Oxford, Otisfield, Casco Rangeley, and Rumford. Many of the state's highest peaks are located in this region. The area is known for its skiing, including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Sunday River in Bethel, Black Mountain in Rumford, Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley and Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through this region, and the portion that passes through the region's Mahoosuc Notch is popularly considered by hikers to be the most difficult mile of the entire trail. Western Maine is the land of hundreds of small and large lakes, rivers and streams makes Western Maine one of the most beautiful natural regions in New England. Recreational possibilities abound making this truly a four season opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring foliage views in the fall, skiing at one of the world renowned ski resorts in the winter and early spring to the hiking and fishing along wilderness trails in the clean refreshing air of a Western Maine summer. Boating, hiking, camping, golf, snowmobiling, you name it, it can be found in Western Maine. Of course, if you're looking for something different to do, there are opportunities to enjoy llama trekking or digging in quarries for gemstones and minerals such as amethysts, tourmaline, garnet and topaz. You might even try your hand at panning for gold. The well-known Sebago-Long Lake area offers miles of boating and many lakefront activities including parasailing and windsailing. Sebago Lake may be Maine's second largest lake, but it has a small-time feel to it as there are numerous quiet inlets to explore. There are paddle boats and seaplane rides available at the Naples Causeway on Long Lake. The hand-operated Songo Locks, the only one remaining from 27 locks built in the 1830s, makes it possible to see the entire 42-mile waterway encompassing Sebago Lake, Songo River, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. The paddle wheeled Songo River Queen II is also a great way to see an upper portion of this waterway.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Non Seasonal & Non Holiday Rates $900 per night 2 Night Minimum Holiday Rates 4 - 7 Night Minimum $1000 per night