Camp MyOwn offers simplistic living with all the amenities needed. The large deck sits right on the water of this spring-fed lake, touted to be 2nd cleanest in Maine. Watch the fisherman at dawn. Be awakened by the song of Loon. Nearby: Wildwoods restaurant with home cookin' and sometimes live music. Hike Mount Katahdin just 30 miles away, bring your boat and mountain bikes, propane BBQ provided. This place is the best-kept secret in Central Maine. Sure to become your favorite retreat. Swimming in this lake will be the highlight for years to come!
Rustic yet very comfortable with hot shower, running lake water in faucets
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Fall Foliage Tour
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Camp "My Own". We expected to go and enjoy a little simpler life we had enjoyed earlier (before kids) in life. We found that bringing your own sheets and towels was all you needed, everything else was there. We had a small glitch with the kitchen water but that was quickly responded to by Patti and was rectified soon after having it. We were a little ahead of peak foliage but still able to find quite a few areas that were quite colorful and caught a beautiful sunrise one morning. We would go back again earlier in the year for fishing. Our refund was also quickly returned by the owner. Thank you Patti for a wonderful place to stay!
As the sunrise picture shows, there are some very nice attributes to the camp. A little more description about the camp being what one would and ought to expect for 1950s and 1960s would be helpful. Visitors over age 70 would be advised to understand the primitive nature of the camp and access will lead to some additional challenges; From parking and movement within an extremely narrow driveway with obvious property constraints. The camp is in need of additional maintenance on several fronts. When maintenance is performed, such as that beautiful deck shown to the left, it is done professionally. Some fixtures such as the rusted "sofa" on the deck with no mattress and exposed springs should be removed. Outdoor grill sparker was non-functional, so we didn't try to use it at all out of caution. Believe me when I say I'm trying to be balanced with the review. My family had a camp on this lake for decades. I'm a vigorous, independent DIY'er for my homes; we know how expensive it can be to maintain camps, and my grandmother's experiences to get hers were similar to the original owner of this place. During our time in Maine, we had relatives come in from out of state who rented another property on the lake a short distance up-lake. There was a world of difference; and we both paid about the same price! They hosted family gatherings! In the opinion of this reviewer, this property in present condition is significantly over-priced, all things considered. If you like primitive (and I do; I backpack and take my family tent camping in the Pacific NW every year) you'll be fine, but paying a premium price for the experience in comparison to other alternatives in the area. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow. Support staff and owner were courteous and helpful throughout renting process and closeout, inclusive of prompt refund of deposits. That service is always appreciated. In sum, thank you. WJF.
Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not realize this is a very "campy" property and one step up from camping, as detailed in my descriptions. I will review my property details and update accordingly.
The property description and welcome letter on the refrigerator directed renters to the cushions for the deck furniture. Again, sorry you did not see the cushions for the deck glider stored inside on the glassed in porch, as that glider is so comfortable to swing on while napping on the deck, but obviously not very comfortable if you did not see the cushions that need to be on it first. The exposed springs would be a torture chamber and unsightly.
Never had a complaint about price before, and if you read the reviews, most renters felt it was a bargain. I will do some comparison to be sure it is a fair value.
Again,thanks for the feedback. I want this to be a place that creates positive memories for all that I share my family cottage with...and will do what I can to improve based on your feecback.
Happy and safe travels.
Great location, right on the lake, with amazing views!
The owner, Patti, was a pleasure to deal with, answered questions in a timely manner and has a very thorough set of instructions, letting you know where things are and some tips. The view is amazing and we benefited from a meteor shower that lit up the sky with shooting stars that looked like you could reach out and touch them! The cottage has everything you need, the basics are covered, but you do need to bring bedding and towels. My one critique would be the shower in the converted shed bathroom. It's small and the water pressure is weak, but it gets the job done and if your mindset is that you are camping, you will be fine. Overall, I highly recommend this rental. We had 2 adults in their 40's, a 24 and a 20 year old and a 16 and 10 year old in total and we fit comfortably.
Perfect spot to recharge!
Can't wait to go back! The cabin was so quaint and lovely to stay at, it felt like home away from home. It was very clean, well stocked with cooking supplies and had plenty of space for everyone. We had amazing weather for our trip so we spent the majority of our time on the deck, on the dock and in the water! The lake is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen. We enjoyed taking drives to various towns each day and took in a drive in movie one evening. We saw lots of wildlife, were amazed by the stars at night and enjoyed sitting around the fire! Patti was a great host and was very responsive when we asked a few questions. Looking forward to our next trip!
Very nice cabin by Schoodic lake! Great communication from owner.
We (my 2 kids and I) stayed in this cabin for about 10 days and had a great time. The cabin though old fashioned is well maintained. The bathroom and shower are in a separate annex. Patti the owner responded quickly to inquiries. I’d recommend renting her kayak. It’s small but it’s wonderful to go around and workout (if you’re into that...). If you’re not familiar with Schoodic lake, note that it’s a large lake with lots of cabin along its shore, so if you’re looking for the fully remote, no jet ski or motorboat place it’s not it. That being said it’s a charming and wonderful setting.
So glad you enjoyed Kayaking on Schoodic Lake
which is located in Piscataquis County, Maine. It is a good size measuring 8.3 miles by 2.7 miles and is 188 feet in places. If you love fising, the lake provides good habitat for togue, squaretail, and land-locked Atlantic salmon. Fishermen also find smallmouth bass, white sucker and round whitefish.
wonderful and happy
We loved the homey feel....the beautiful views....the lake....and the peacefulness of it all. We had such a good time over the last 4 days. It felt like staying at a family's house that we had visited many times over even though we had never been there before. It's not fancy and that was perfect for us. I really will miss it! Even going out to the shed to the bathroom! I hope we can go back again next year.
This is the kind of review that reinforces my decision to rent. This homey cabin has brought our family much peace and joy over the years....no pretense....just outdoor fun with no indoor stress.