About the property
- Lodge3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
3 Story,5 Bedrooms/Loft, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 20, 75 ft Covered Porch/Deck
Located Trailside At Shawnee Peak Ski Area's East Side on Mohawk Ski Trail & 100 Yards above The Sunnyside Triple Chair Lift Loading Station. Located 15 miles from our other Vacation Rental Property, "The Hive" Luxury Mountain Log Home at The Conways / 35 Peaks View...also sleeps up to 21. Both Properties host Intimate & Large Weddings!
My Full Time Job is Now Maintaining our stable of Remarkable "Hive" Properties, therefore we guarantee the little details are a priority.
The Perfect Home for...
~ Multigenerational Vacations
~ Weddings, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Parties
~ Corporate Events & Sales Meetings
~ Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
~ Baby Showers
~ Engagement Parties
~ Summer Family Vacation Weeks
~ Large Family Reunions
~ Guys Golf Weekends
~ Hiking/Fishing/Hunting Weekends
~ High School / College Reunions
~ New Years Celebrations
~ Memorial/Funeral Celebrations
~ Long Holiday Weekend Celebrations
~ Large Church/Religious Retreats
~ Thanksgiving Family Feasts
~ Book Seminar/Tours
~ Older Adult Groups
~ Ladies Shopping Weekends
~ Birth Day Celebrations
~ Fall Foliage Leaf Peeping Trips
~ Saco River Canoe/Kayak & White Water Rafting Trips
~ Large Easter Celebrations
~ Wedding Anniversaries
~ Kids School Vacation Weeks
~ Christmas/Hanukkah Family Celebrations
~ Visits to Kids/Grand Kids at Summer Camp
~ Large Graduation Parties
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'The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home: Is a Spectacular Window Studded & Spacious New Log Home offering Hikers direct access (right out front door) to Pleasant Mountain’s 10 Mile Network of Hiking Trails, Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails, and easy Boating Access to Moose Pond’s 17 Miles of Shoreline. Our 3,000 sq ft Modern Log Home hosts 5 Spacious Bedrooms, Loft, Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Room, Sleeps 18 Comfortably, and Dines 14....Perfect for Large Family Reunions. You will Love our Great Room's 20+ ft Cathedral Pine Ceiling, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, & Grand Field Stone Fire Place. 75 feet of wrap around Covered Porch/Deck provides Great Mountain Views all within 300 yards of Moose Pond, where you will hear 'The Cry' of The Loons' nightly along with a Barred Owl or two. There is plenty of Space for all with our extensive Kids Playroom & Wi-Fi providing a First Class Log Home Experience for 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Families.
Each member of your group will Enjoy being located in the middle of all the activities you can imagine being in the epicenter of Maine's Mnts & Lakes Region with Sebago/Long Lake to our East, & Conway, NH to our west.
Recently our Log Home was highlighted on TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' Show & is displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web Site.....so take a look (lower right corner)..
The Trailside Way Village Cul De Sac, East Side Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond: 'The Hive', completed in 2008, is one of 14 Log / Log Style Homes located on this quaint Mountain Cul De Sac at the base of Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. Trailside Way is off the beaten path which provides the privacy and serenity to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL'....while still providing direct access to Shawnee Peak’s Summit and Pleasant Mountain’s 10 mile Hiking Trail Network. When the sun goes down, you and your 14 neighbors (which are never all occupied at the same time know matter what season) are the only ones on the East Side of the Mountain. During the Spring, Fall, & Summer months, it is not uncommon to be the only family/group up on the mountain, giving it the feel of being out in the wilderness, but still so close to all the great enjoyments the The Western Maine Lakes Region / Bridgton / Naples / Sebago & the North Conway, NH area has to offer.
"The Hive” Mountain Log Home Tour....Offering Trailside Simplicity: Park your car in our 100 ft Driveway where there is extra Space to park 3-4 cars along with limitless parking available at the base of the driveway on Trailside Way as the road receives next to zero car traffic. Step out of your car & within a few convenient steps is our Walk-In, First Level, Main Entrance making unloading your car a cinch, while our Grand Log Bench invites you to take a load off your feet. Mohawk Trail is 20 feet from our Front Door. 'The Hive” Welcomes you into a Large, Antique Winter Sports Themed, Pine Studded Mud/Ski Room with two big Closets and plenty of hangers for all your sweatshirts & coats. The Kids Large Playroom, with new 42’ Flat Screen TV, huge Sectional, and Board Games/Puzzles, allows the kids to have their own space, all while overlooking Mohawk Trail. Two bedrooms each with a Large Bright Window and Bunk Beds Sleeps up to 10 people, while down the hall is a Full Bathroom, Separate Laundry Room, and Utility Room providing all the Conveniences of Home.
The Log Home Tour Main Floor & 3rd Level/Loft: Turn left at the top of the stairs brings you into 1 of 2 Bedrooms with a King Bed & Full Double Bed (room has all antique furniture/decorations) respectively with Large Closets, Ceiling Fans, Lighting to read in Bed, and 1 Full Bathroom (Granite Counter) accented by Large Windows and plenty of Sun Light. Turn right into our Gourmet Kitchen (Fully Stocked), with Stainless Steel Appliances, plush Granite Countertops, Double Sink, Dish Washer, Warming Oven, and Breakfast Bar (seats 4) with Rustic Oak Beams. The Grand Room awaits you with a First Class Dining Room, which seats 10, Large Living Room with 20+ foot Cathedral Pine Studded Ceilings, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, 42”Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, Grand Field Stone Fireplace, and very popular Chess Set. Take your pick of one of four separate French Slidding Doors which sweeps you outside onto your 75 ft of Wrap-Around Covered Porch/Deck overlooking Mohawk Trail, beautiful Hio Ridge, and the Sunnyside Triple Chairlift Loading Station. Our gorgeous Wooden Staircase brings you to the quaint Loft/Den area where you can escape into a good book, surf the web at the Office Desk (large monitor available), do the 'Moose Pond' Puzzle, or sip wine at your Log Cocktail Table overlooking The Sunnyside Chairlift. Our new Leather Couch also easily folds down into a nice sized Double Full Bed. The Huge Master Bedroom with King Log Bed and Master Bath (Full sized) is to the rear of the Loft area and has great views of the Shawnee Peak Summit and incredible Sun Rises over Moose Pond / Hio Ridge right from your King Sized Log Bed.
Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 300+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail and personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, and a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way.
Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guest the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at “The Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond.
“Where your Maine Memories are Made”
Eric & Andrea
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About Eric Braciska
Our family resides in Tewksbuy, MA which is a suburb, 15 miles NW of Boston, MA. We always had a goal of owning a Log Home, having researched it thoroughly when we first got married in the early 90's. We accomplished our goal in the summer of 2011 purchasing the newly built Contemporary Log Home & enjoy utilizing when our 3 kids sports schedules allow us to do so. Andrea & I have worked for several Fortune 500 Corporations & have a combined 35 years working in the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Industries in various Accounting, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, & Account Management positions. Eric has recently started 'The Hive' Vacation Rental Services, LLC, & is now 100% dedicated to growing the business focused on Marketing & Managing our High End Long Term & Vacation Rental Homes in NH & ME & providing Marketing & Vacation Rental Services to other 2nd Home Owners in The Lakes & Mountains Regions of NH & ME. We adore the Bridgton & Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Area as there is so much to do no matter the season. Known more as a Summer Family Vacation Destination, our location Trailside at Shawnee Peak Ski Area is perfectly situated only 300 yards away from grand Moose Pond, therefore being at the ready to enjoy all outdoor activities no matter the season. We enjoy watching our 3 kids multitude of sporting events including hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, cross country along with coaching basketball and soccer. Other hobbies we enjoy are gardening, walking, hiking, fishing, skiing, wildlife photography, shopping, attending family activities & running.
Eric Braciska purchased this Lodge in 2011
Why Eric Braciska chose Bridgton
Convenience: You can do it all right from your front door...The 'Ski Hive' is located Trailside on Mohawk Ski Trail at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort....Ski In/Out, Snowboard, Snow Shoe, Winter Hike, on Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails & 10+ Miles of separate maintained Hiking Trails (Managed by Loon Echo Trust). Get Away from It All: Trailside Way is a quite Cul De Sac Village of 12 Log Home/Style Homes in a quaint setting. There is very rarely more than a few families up at any one given time thus you really have the whole East Side of the Mountain to yourselves. The home itself also has plenty of room to spread out with 3 Floors of Living space along with 75 ft of Wrap Around Covered Porch/Deck to watch the Wildlife outside in the Golden Maine Sunshine. But Close to All the Action: In the Naples, North Conway, Sebago Lakes Region, the Town of Bridgton alone sports some 20+ Restaurants, 2 Movie Theatres, 4 Public Town Beaches, it's own 18 Hole Public Golf Course, a few Ice Cream Stands, numerous Hiking Trail Systems in Bald Pate Mnt, Pondicherry Park, and Pleasant Mountain/Shawnee Peak, over a dozen ponds/lakes to fish & swim along with outstanding Antique, Boutique, and Gift Shopping with famous North Conway just a 25 min. drive away and Fryeburg Academy, Bridgton Academy, The Fryeburg Fairgrounds, and Saco River Drop In Points all only a 15-20 min drive. A Truly Remarkable Log Home & Amazing Mountain, Shawnee Peak & Area - In the Western Maine Mountains & Lakes, North Conway, NH, Sebago Lake, Naples, Long Lake Region
What makes this Lodge unique
There is nothing better than being Trailside to Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails right from your front door. Bridgton which is 'The Heart of The Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Region' provides unsurpassed beauty & outdoor opportunities with a dozen Lakes & Ponds alone. Next door is ever popular Fryeburg & Naples Maine with Sebago, Long & Highland Lakes along with North Conway, NH with its Magical White Mountain National Park. Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 90+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail & personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, & a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way. Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guests the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at The 'Ski Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond. Visit us on Instagram at...the hive log homes “Where your Maine Memories are Made”
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The spaciousness and layout was perfect for our group's needs for this retreat.
Our group is one of Reikis and Healing Arts of all modalities. We hold 2 Retreats yearly.
The size and flow of this property was perfect for our group of 20.
Furniture was easily moved; there was plenty of additional seating that accommodated the whole group and those splitting off into smaller groups without sacrificing access to the facilities.
The massage and Reiki table(s) once set up, did not impede the flow of movement for participants, practicing Healing modalities or involved in other activities at the same time.
Acoustics on both the main and lower levels were great for our Guest Speakers, Presenters and Live Sounds~Music.
All the elements that we have come to enjoy in a Retreat space over the past 8 years were available to us in this property. Several of the group have dogs that were delighted with the yard, and relived owners that they were able to bring their pets along. We can tell you that the dogs enjoyed their weekend as much as the humans. We were very pleased to know this was an option. Bravos from our Fidos.
Eric was attentive, communicative, responsive to our questions and very much the gracious host; allowing us to set up early at The Hive, before our group arrived and offered us a little extra time on Monday to pack up and leave. We are very grateful for his consideration and hospitality. FANTABULOUS WEEKEND! Thank you. Teresia Reiki
Awesome Ski House on Shawnee
We had an excellent time at "The Hive" last weekend for the annual Mary's Firemen for a Cure event at Shawnee Peak. The location right above the East Chairlift couldn't have been better or more convenient. It was a great place for our group!
Great house! Loved the ski-in: ski-out access. Homeowner is a joy to work with.
This was our third trip and we will be back! Great experience!
Guys ski weekend
Had a great time at the hive. 14 guys went up for skiing and snowmobiling. Had a great trip and the house fit all of us perfectly
Great ski condo!
Exceeded our expectations! Had a great weekend with plenty of room for all. Owner is very hospitable and easy to work with.
Great ski in sli out cabin
My family really enjoyed this house which is directly on the trailside. Perfect for kids & skiers of all ability. The house is well equipped and clean. We all sat by the fire pit trailside and loved seeing the grooming machines right outside the window after the lifts closed.
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In the Western Maine Lakes & North Conway, NH Region, Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond is Maine's premier summer / fall / winter Vacation Destination. During winter, Ski In Ski out your front door at georgeous Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Maine's 3rd busiest (with the most Night Skiing in New England). In the Naples, Sebago Lakes Region & Long Lake and Saco River watershed areas, Shawnee Peak is only 20 minutes from North Conway, NH Shopping Outlets, Restaurants, Waterparks, and Movie Theaters. A summer vacation paradise with Moose Pond (300 yards from home) and 35+ lakes/ponds within a 10 mile radius of our home. Out your front door is Shawnee Peak's 10 mile Hiking Trail Network and Needle's Eye Waterfall. The 4 main boating entry points for the Saco River are15 minutes away where thousands paddle downstream each year. A 20 minute ride brings you to The Fryeburg Fair which hosts 300,000 spectators during peak fall foliage season in October. This is truly a First Class Luxury Log Home in a true 4 Season Vacation destination location.
Other Activities: Hiking (10 Mile Trail Network out your front door), Kayaking/Canoeing Saco River (4 Major Portage points within 15 min drive), Fryeburg Fairgrounds (15 min drive), Drive In Movie Theater, Snowmobile, Snow Shoe, Scenic Drive, Apple Picking, Wildlife Photography, Wine Tasting
Golf: 5 Public Golf Courses within 30 minute drive. Two courses (Bridgton Highlands & Kezar Lake Golf Courses within 8 miles 15 min drive.)
Ski: Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd. Newry, ME 207 824 3000 41 miles 55 min. drive
Cranmore 1 Skimobile Rd No Conway, NH 800 786 6754 22 miles 30 min. drive
Attitash Rte 302 Bartlett, NH 800 223 7669 31 miles 40 min. drive
King Pine 1251 Eaton Rd Freedom, NH 603 367 8896 30 miles 40 min. drive
Black Mnt 373 Black Mnt Rd Jackson, NH 603 383 4490 32 miles 45 min. drive
Bretton Woods Rte 302 Bretton Woods, NH 603-278 3320 51 miles 65 min. drive
Wildcat Rte 16 Pinkham Notch, NH 603 466 3326 41 miles 55 min. drive
Mnt Abrams 308 Howe Hill Rd Greenwood, ME 207 875 5000 41 miles 55 min. drive
Five Fields Farm X-C Skiing 720 So Bridgton Rd Bridgton, ME 207 647 2425 8 miles 15 min. drive
Carter’s X-C Ski Center 420 Main St Oxford, ME 207 539-4848 31 miles 45 min. drive
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