Fish, swim, waterski or just relax when you escape to this one of a kind rustic cabin located on a 26 acre private island on pristine Grand Lake. The cabin was built in the early 1900's and remains in the same family today. A care taker will be staying nearby to make your stay comfortable and worry free by assisting in operating the cabin and watercraft. A generator provides some of the comforts of home like a hot shower and movies. Enjoy the solitude and watch the Bald Eagles soar by from the front porch. A licensed Maine fishing guide is available for additional fees.
- Cabin1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 14, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Simply incredible and unique property
To anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind experience - this is the place.
I'll begin by saying that Peter was as accommodating and gracious a host as one could want. All communication was prompt and helpful - Peter helped us figure out where the best place to shop for groceries was and arranged to meet and ferry our merry band of 6 to the island. Upon arrival at the cabin, we received a thorough tour and explanation of the various facilities and Peter was always around (staying at the one other cabin on the island - well out of eye or earshot) if we needed him, which we didn't... It was fun to hang out with Peter and his son Rowan and they were also great about giving us our space.
So, the cabin - this was hands down my favorite place we stayed during our ME excursion, my only regret is that we didn't have longer to spend. It's the kind of place to truly relax and get into a different rhythm of life.
That being said, I think that it's important to understand the type of stay this is, in order to make sure it's right for you. One of our party put it best - it's as close to nature as you can get without having to sleep in a tent. There's an indoor composting toilet, as well as an outhouse; the sink is a hand pump drawing water from the lake. The Cabin was built at the turn of the previous century and has been in Peter's family ever since - this means that it looks and feels like someone's well used and very well loved summer getaway. Be ready for homey rather than polished or clean cut decor. There are two wonderful fireplaces (one of which we used with the plentiful wood provided, as it did get chilly at night). At night the cabin is lit by gas lamps. There is a generator for running the water heater and charging phones etc. We used it only once, not needing or wanting anything more than the perfect peace and quiet. All the cooking facilities were perfect - refrigerator, oven, gas burners, outdoor grill, cooking utensils, pots, pans etc. were all perfect. Make sure to bring all the food and drinking water you need from the mainland.
Suffice it to say that all of the above was perfectly suited to us. Charming and homey don't nearly do this place justice. Magical maybe a better description.
Peter provided two canoes, and we spent early mornings out on the lake fishing and rowing (even had a close encounter with a bald eagle and its nearly full grown chick).
I can't possibly recommend Peter's cabin enough. Thanks for an unforgettable experience!