Weld Cottage is nestled at the foot of Mount Blue State Park, near Tumbledown Mountain and adjacent to our rustic wedding barn. A delightful location with something for everyone, it provides access to hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking or boating directly across the street. Our fields and lawns are maintained year round and also provide excellent opportunities for picnics and lawn games.
The cottage features a brand new wrap-around porch with a propane grill, Adirondack table and chairs and 360- degree views of the mountains and Webb Lake. As night falls this is where you’ll want to relax as the loons are providing music, falling stars are dancing across the sky and the brilliance of the Milky Way shines in all its splendor. Inside the newly renovated cottage is a fully equipped kitchen, which is open to the comfortable sun- filled living room. This enables the home chef to be part of the family activities while preparing meals. The large “L” shaped couch is perfect for snuggling while you take in the majestic surroundings through the large mountain-facing windows, and it will also comfortably seat the whole family while playing any of your favorite table games. You will find Monopoly, Scrabble, The Camp Game and Cribbage inside and Bean Bag Toss, Lawn Darts, Ladderball and Bocce Ball for outdoor recreation.
The first floor has the living room, dining area, open kitchen, full bathroom and a bedroom. When you step down into this first-floor queen bedroom you will note the view of the mountains to your right and then that the opposite window has a view of Webb Lake. You'll also be excited about the gorgeous new double sleigh bed, and know that you will have a wonderful night’s sleep. The two upstairs bedrooms have beautiful new queen size beds. They are bright bedrooms appointed in white, each with a closet, a dresser, a nightstand and a table lamp. One bedroom faces Webb Lake while the other faces the mountains. Which will you choose? Both have L.L. Bean bedding, and pillows with different levels of softness to assure you a best nights rest.
This inviting cottage is rich in scenery and wildlife alike. Early morning visits from moose are common so have your camera ready. This is the Maine vacation experience that you have been dreaming of! Whether you find yourself here for a family vacation, a corporate retreat, as part of wedding festivities or to enjoy the incredible offerings of the western mountains, you will find something about Weld, Maine to fall in love with! If your party needs additional space we do offer the nearby Farmhouse at Webb Lake for rental, and of course, the large wedding barn is available for rent. We are happy to help you plan your stay!
Cell phones: There are currently no cell phone towers in the town of Weld. If your cell is Wi-Fi compatible you will have no problem; otherwise you'll need to take a scenic 7-minute drive to a spot the locals call the 'phone booth'. Pull out of the driveway and take a right. You can't miss it as you won't be the only car there!
Internet: Most houses have internet at this point, but some are on a limited download capacity. Further, some are on satellite internet which is MUCH faster than dial-up, but not as fast as broadband. If you plan on large downloads or need a certain type of connection, please be sure to mention it when discussing rental houses. Weather: If you have heard it once, you've heard it a hundred times: if you don't like the weather in New England, wait a minute. It can be hot in Weld and cool in Farmington so make sure to pack a variety of clothes — from a bathing suit to a sweater for cool evenings. Check out the current local weather at www.weather.com Bugs: A lot of people ask us if we have mosquitoes...we sure do. But they aren't huge and they don't ruin a vacation. Bring some repellent, or pick some up at the local general stores and you will be fine; usually, you won't even notice them.
Dogs: We love dogs around here, but each town has their own rules about pets. Make sure to look for signs stating if dogs are allowed and always have them on a leash. And if they leave anything behind, please pick it up. You can be fined for not picking up after your four-legged friend.
Raccoons, Bears and other annoyances: You probably have them too, but raccoons can make you regret last night's lobster dinner. No one wants to pick up old, smelly shells that have been cast out onto the lawn by these cute, but curious and disastrously messy, little guys. A bear that has feasted on your leftovers will come back daily for more as well. They are quite smart! And I am guessing you don't want a big ole bear sleeping on the porch, so please don't put off placing the trash in the dumpster provided behind the red barn.
When you are ready to set off for a day of adventure, you have endless options! Mt. Blue State Park is a 10-minute drive away, and a must! You will find stellar hiking, trail riding, biking, swimming and picnicking in the Western Mountains. Trail enthusiasts, anglers, and campers enjoy this region through warm-weather months, followed by snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and ice-skaters in winter.
Mt. Blue State Park and the adjoining Mt. Blue/Tumbledown Public Lands offer a prime, four-season destination with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities in Maine's Western Mountains.
Mt. Blue State Park is Maine's largest state park, encompassing approximately 8,000 acres in two sections separated by Webb Lake. A campground in the Webb Beach section has 136 wooded sites a short walk from a sandy beach and picnic area. Visitors can swim, launch and rent boats, and walk on trails near the lake. During summer months, park staff routinely offer canoe trips, walks, and nature programs. A Nature Center features hands-on exhibits and displays.
Across the lake from the Webb Beach section is the centerpiece of the Park, 3,187-foot Mt. Blue, a popular day- hike. Visitors also enjoy walks and picnics on Center Hill. Mountain bikers, equestrians, and ATV riders can experience 25 miles of challenging, multi-use trails. In winter, the park's extensive trail system supports snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Families come to sled at Center Hill and skate on an outdoor ice rink at park headquarters.
Adjoining Mt. Blue State Park is more than 10,000 acres of State-owned Public Lands and State-held easements encompassing the Tumbledown Mountain Range. Tumbledown Mountain, with an alpine pond near the summit, is the most popular hike, but surrounding lands offer many other attractions.
Mt. Blue State Park information obtained from http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/doc/parksearch/details.pl?
The Cottage at Webb Lake Woods is also only 21 miles from the Appalachian Trail in Rangeley, ME
Local amenities: Skool House Variety, 32 School Street, Weld, ME 04285; Ma & Pa's General Store, 96 School Street, Weld, ME 04285; Hannaford Supermarket, 520 Waldo Street, Rumford, ME 04276; Wal-Mart, 258 River Road, Mexico, ME 04257; Kawanhee Inn & Restaurant; 12 Anne's Way, Weld, ME 04285.
Provided for your convenience are initial supplies of the following: linens, bath towels, washcloths, hand towels and beach towels, your first tank of propane for the fire pit and gas grill, dish soap, dishwashing soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, basic cable, wireless internet and a home phone (long distance is not included). This location has a large flat-screen TV and a DVD player in the living room. While we make every effort to assure the accuracy of this listing, as well as the condition of equipment and quality of provided services, we make no implied guarantee of connectivity for wireless internet or services provided by a third party. That being said, we will do everything in our power to remedy any situation as quickly as possible, and we thank you for your understanding.
Weld Cottage is a Saturday to Saturday rental from June 1st– Sept 30th.
From Oct 1st - May 31 st this property is available for seasonal rental with a monthly rate. No utilities are included as part of this off-season rental, and a background check is required. We ask for first month’s rent, last month’s rent and a security deposit at signing.