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
- Min Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 2, 2018
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
BEST adventure land ever
It may not be a 5 stars hotel, but it certainly is 6 stars adventure land.
If you like water activities and woods - this is your cosmic playground come true!
Peter is a fantastic host - present when need arises and very elusive when you want your privacy. Great guy to have conversation with and fun to be around. He has been also extremely generous with coming up with extra ideas for kids to have fun - like mounting slide on one of the docks - precious pictures from this one!
House was perfectly described in other reviews - it has a very unique character and you feel like Peter's family is sharing their summer lives and many memories collected over years with you.
It acommodated our large family of two adults, six active kids (7 to 13) and 3 dogs perfectly well.
We, very tired adults, got the best sleep there in more then a decade. Truly amazing feeling. And we woke up to quiet, blue skies, green surroundings and water every day - nothing beats it :)
We were able to set the kids and dogs lose and free and they all took full advantage of this opportunity. They did not once complained about being bored!!! Mind you - no TV or any form of electronics were accessible to them.
Island offers nice and easy hiking/exploring opportunities - not many trails, but no matter where you go, you cannot get lost :)
Peter offers access to water craft (kayak, boards, canoe). Swimming in the lake is great - I think kids spent more time in water then on land....
And reading on the porch while slowly sipping your chosen beverage is difficult to rival... (lots of book in the house to chose from)
Did I mentioned sunsets yet? And then magical hours when light slowly goes out and you start putting propane lanterns on and life slows down to just a right rhythm...
We were there only five days, way too short!!! We made a lot of great memories to tie us over to the next Summer since I hope Peter is ready for our return for twice as long next year!!!!!!!
So long perfect island, dream house, serenity - hope we find you the same next time :)
A once in a lifetime experience
Our mission on our girl trip was to unplug and get away from it all in a beautiful setting with our dogs (3) and not break our bank. We are girls on a budget, after all. Our adventure was an unparalleled success.
When we arrived at our point of departure to the island, it was the 4th of July. We got there at sunset just as the fireworks were going off. It could have not been better planned.
Peter was the most gracious host, and he went to great lengths to ensure that we were comfortable, and taken care of, and if something wasn't right, he was at our beck and call to make it right. We enjoyed his company, and he and his son Rowan became our fast friends. We enjoyed an old tradition of Maine cribbage surrounded by the glow of propane lighting around the table at night.
Peter does not embellish the property at all - it is primitive. We made coffee on the stove in an old percolator, (it was good) we cooked either on a Weber grill outside or in a frying pan on the stove and we all said we ate like kings.Cell phone coverage was sketchy at best and that was quite ok with us as we wanted to unplug from it all. The beds all had fresh linens and were super comfy. We all slept great.
If you want the Hampton Inn experience with people all around you making noise, pre-packaged crap to eat at breakfast, and a scenic view of the asphalt parking lot, you won't make it here.This is a great retreat, perfect for families or groups such as ours. It's not every day you get to experience what we did. Our dogs (a setter, dachshund, greyhound) were able to roam the island and not get into any trouble and really enjoyed themselves. It was as much of a vacation for them as it was us.
The beauty of the lake and the woods is breathtaking. The smell of the pines, the call of the loons, the cries of the eagles, the pristine water, the beautiful sunset/sunrises, the wind being the only sound you hear is what makes life worth living. Time stands still here. This could easily become a tradition for me - trekking 800 miles for my Maine fix.
Well done, Peter and Rowan. We thank you for your hospitality.
Ellen Emery July 2018
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!