Drive to the tiny village at the end of the state highway. Continue north into the mountains, and the road soon turns to dirt. Drive along the babbling brook for another mile. Turn right just before the road turns into a snowmobile trail in the rugged Sawyer Notch. Wind your way up onto the ridge through a beautiful birch forest. Drive to the end of the road and you're there!
Settle in, enjoy the panoramic mountain view from the huge open deck under the hemlock trees. No TV, no noise, no traffic, no people. Set on the porch, sipping stove-top percolated steamy coffee. Doze off in the chaise lounge. You won't miss electricity. Snuggle by the wood stove and play checkers or read. Just you, your family, (including your pets!) and books, board games, crossword puzzles, cards, campfire, woods, streams, waterfalls, owls, turkeys, deer, moose and mountains, lots of mountains. Wander down the trail and see a moose. Find antler sheds. Snow shoe, ski, hike, bike, ATV, kayak... or... just SIT and do nothing! Wake up in the morning and enjoy the panoramic mountain view, without moving a muscle, from the huge window at the foot of your bed. Additional huge windows in the kitchen and living room assures you will not miss the gorgeous sunset from any room. Yes, even the bathroom!!
The cottage is non-electric... no intrusions from the outside world. For your comfort and convenience, it has gas lights, a refrigerator/freezer, and a full size range. The attached (heated!) bath room has a clean, odor free composting toilet, seasonal gravity fed solar heated shower and a sink. Drinking and washing water, and firewood are provided. There is a full bed in a private bedroom; two twin beds in the loft (which are easily slid together to form a KING size bed!) . WE ARE PET FRIENDLY; do not leave Fido behind! There is plenty of room for him to run.
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IF THERE IS NO AVAILABILITY FOR YOUR CHOSEN WEEK, ASK ABOUT OUR LOG CABIN! CAMP WINONA (property #59823) IS LOCATED JUST 500' AFTER MOOSE MOUNTAIN, AT THE END OF SKYLINE TRAIL. IT HAS A DETACHED BATH HOUSE, 4 TWIN BUNKS AND A PULL OUT SOFA, A COOKING RANGE/OVEN, GRAVITY FED RAIN WATER SEASONAL SOLAR SHOWER AND SINKS. IT RENTS FOR $100/NIGHT.
Sunday River Ski resort is within 30 minutes with restaurants, bars, etc.; Androscoggin River is popular for kayaking. Umbagog Lake has nesting bald Eagles, and Azicohos Lake has a secluded blue heron rookery. Andover is a well kept secret for snowmobiling, always lots of snow and 20 miles to a deer yard where you can feed wild deer! Great ATVing, Andover boasts extensive trail networks including ITS82, connecting to just about anywhere! A superior hunting and fishing area as well. If you love the outdoors, you need to check out this area!
|Sep 20 2013||Sep 20 2014||$125||$125||$750||$2,250||2 Nights|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8%|
|Tax I.D.: 1163476|
|Deposits: First night rent will reserve your weekend, balance on arrival; One night deposit for full week, 50% deposit 30 days ahead of visit; balance due 1 week prior to arrival. Pay Pal recommended for deposits, can use credit cards through Pay Pal. Cancellation policy: If given at least two weeks in advance of visit, deposit is applicable to future visit (not including holiday weekends).|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Rate is for four people; $25 each additional person per night. Camp fire wood available for purchase in summer. Kayaks available for $20/day rent.|
- 1 Double Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- Full Kitchen
- Parking Included
- View (Mountains)
- Linens Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Gas Grill
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Grocery Store
Sawyer Notch within 2 miles
Miles of trails with no houses or camps
Mountain brook swimming
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Andover, Maine
August 11, 2014
My husband and 2 dogs and myself stayed for a week in July. It was amazing! The view from the deck was so beautiful, and it's the same view from the bedroom. You literally open your eyes in the morning and are looking out a big picture window framing a beautiful mountain view. The cabin itself was perfect and had everything needed to make the stay comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking every day with the dogs. We saw moose, deer, rabbit, fox and a bear. It was a great vacation and was truly reenergizing. We will be back and we can't recommend it enough if you're looking for a quiet vacation with a comfortable cabin , endless trails, amazing scenery and where dogs are welcomed. Thank you!
Scenic Relaxing Honeymoon
July 30, 2014
We decided to stay here for a week for our honeymoon, and are glad we did! We stayed in the Moose Mountain cabin and it was great—comfortable, well put together, homey, etc. with amazing mountain views right out the window. The cabin has a lot of natural light, and at night you can see the stars very clearly if you step outside since there is no light pollution. The cabin is very well stocked with good books, games, and basic kitchen supplies as well as pans, plates, etc., and we were provided with ample drinking water for the week (we had purchased jugs of water ahead of time, not sure what to expect, and we didn't need them!). The cabin has gas lamps (no electricity), water for washing pumped from barrels on the roof, and a composting toilet, all of which took a second to figure out, but we quickly got used to them—they were well put together, clean, and accompanied by directions on how to use them. The shower water didn't heat up so we had to boil it, but it really was no trouble—the stove works well, and there are large tea pots provided for heating water when it is needed. There is also a refrigerator. The nearest grocery store is about 25 minutes away, so it's best to pick up what you need at the beginning of your stay but it's not a bad drive if you need to get there in the middle. Downtown Andover is also nearby (maybe 15 minutes away) and it has a small store where you can buy takeout food and some basic items, but we did not visit that store so we do not know what it's like. The cabin has one bed downstairs, and two upstairs along with a small mattress for little kids, so it can accommodate a couple or a family easily. There are a number of hiking trails around the cabin, and a map is provided for helping you to navigate them. We explored a few of them and they were quite beautiful; we encountered some little frogs along the way, and saw some moose tracks (but no moose). Brenda has some of her artwork on the walls of the cabin and it is spectacular—definitely worth a look, and she was happy to tell us about it! She and her husband were superb hosts, and made sure that we were taken care of. It was a challenge at first getting to the cabin, but we figured out the way pretty quickly. It's (literally) off the map but this is part of its charm. If you want to be in nature but would also like to be in a cozy cabin, we highly recommend this place. We plan on visiting again in the future.
Remote family getaway
July 13, 2014
What a visit we had a the Moose Mountain cabin! It was truly perfect for our family of five - two adults, two kids and our pooch. We had quite a long, but lovely hike to Devil's Den which was 3.7 miles from the cabin according our GPS. We arrived back to the cabin before sundown, and slept deeply and peacefully after viewing the "super moon" in the night sky. There's no better sleep than after a long walk, nestled in a comfy bed with a gentle breeze filling the room. We woke in the morning to the sound of rain on the roof, and enjoyed simply sitting; watching the fog and clouds kissing the mountainous skyline as the blue sky and sun danced into view. We will definitely return for a longer stay, and come prepared for long hikes. Thanks for a remote family getaway!
June 26, 2014
This was the second time coming here and its just amazing! The first time was in the winter and we had a blast snowmobiling and relaxing. And this trip was just as amazing. We spent all our time out on the back porch watching the mountains or sitting by the fire outside. We brought our two dogs with us and they had a blast swimming at the Ledges. We cannot wait to go back! This is definately a tradition for us. Thank you Brenda and Lance for being such great hosts and making such a beautiful place. We didn't want to leave! :)
South Berwick ME & Minneapolis MN
Absolute Bliss !!!!!
April 2, 2014
My Boyfriend and I spent the most amazing week at moose mountain cabin !! From the moment we walked in the door we fell in love with the cabin and the surroundings. The cabin was clean, extremely cozy and equipped with everything we needed and much more !! Brenda & Lance were incredible hosts and attended to anything we needed during our stay. We spent the week in a state of utter bliss and happiness: cooking, napping , snowshoeing (snowshoes were provided), reading , playing games and snuggling by the fire. It was better then we could have imagined. We are hoping to make it a yearly vacation and cannot wait to get back :)
March 5, 2014
We arrived to a nice warm cabin as the stove was already lit. Settled in and relaxed for most of the first day. Dogs were in heaven and happy to be free of a leash! Plenty of wood and water supplied for our stay! You don't realize how much of those necessities you need this time of the year. We explored the mountain a little bit during the stay but did not go too far; we were afraid to come face to face with a snowmobile. Based on the map provided, there are many places we really want to explore this summer! Private waterfalls, water pools, caverns, canyons. We can't wait to get back!!!
So appreciative of the way the cabin was left! They even folded the dirty laundry! Such a refreshing difference from the last people at our other cabin who left a pile of filthy dishes in the sink. Most folks who prefer off grid are awesome, they more than make up for those rare lazy asses! Thank you Jeanne and Tony; love to have you back!
Portland, ME USA
February 24, 2014
My boyfriend and I spent a week at the cabin and had such a great time. The views are amazing! The cabin is equipped that a week’s stay was comfortable. The cabin was clean and cozy. The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay welcoming and accommodating. They had the trails mapped out were we could leave our cabin with snowshoes in tote and off we went to explore the beautiful location! If you are looking for a peaceful retreat to be in nature this is the place for you! Thank you Brenda and lance for EVERYTHING!
Ma montagne aux USA
January 7, 2014
Un petit chalet parfait, l'horizon si vaste! A great bowl of frsh air in the White Mountains... a real treat. Brenda and Lance were so amicable... and discreet! No tv, no wi-fi, only rest & relaxation.
Sunday River Maine
My Best Kept Secret
October 30, 2013
This has been our second trip to this property and just when I thought it couldn't get any better.....Well it did......BIG TIME! If your looking for a last minute escape from a hectic work life, or just want to get away from it all than this is the place of your dreams. Often when work gets a little crazy in the winter "as we all know it sometimes does" to ease my mind I just imagine my time at Camp Winona and the serenity and peacefulness it provided us with. (their other cabin shown on the right hand side of this page)This new camp is a beautiful hand crafted rustic cabbing perched on top of a beautiful secluded mountain. Your amazing hosts have provided you with a vast and endless amount of amenities for your trip. Your cabin has everything a chef as myself would need to cook a gourmet meal. We enjoyed a roasted beef tenderloin with root vegetables and several other amazing meals while we were there. From paper towels to a set of chef knives or even a nice book to read, Brenda and Lance have it waiting there for you. Our first sunrise on our first morning my sister as well as the 2 six year old children we had were astonished to see a female "cow" moose and her baby a "calf" stroll right in-front of the camp. Almost as if we were never even there. We have gained memories that i know will last a life time at this property and I would like to thank the owners for sharing this with us as well as the public. Thank-you Brenda and Lance for everything you do. This property provides something that I have found to be priceless and trust me you will not be disappointed! Thanks again for sharing Most Sincerely, Justin & Candice
October 16, 2013
Not enough time to take it all in! Beautiful location, views go on forever. If you like hiking and exploring this is it. Make sure you make it to Devil's Den. Looking forward to seeing it in the snow. The cabin is so cozy we didn't want to leave and neither did the dog! I could go on and on, but go and visit for yourself!
October 9, 2013
Took my wife here for our 1st year anniversary and we had a great time! The Brenda and her husband have done a great job with this place. Moose Mountain is brand new and has all the luxuries you need to remain off the grid. We really enjoyed hiking all the trails around and just driving through the many miles of beautiful fall forest. I would highly recommend this cabin if you want something unique and special. Can't wait to return!
Jeff Kay and Alice Roberge
Saint Johnsbury, VT
September 29, 2013
This is a wonderfully designed and decorated cabin. It is charming and cozy. Large windows enabled us to appreciate the outstanding mountain that were visible even from the very comfortable double bed. The gas lights are very effective at illuminating the rooms. The gas refrigerator and stove work well. The cabin is thoroughly equipped. We appreciated sunsets and mountains from the very comfortable chairs on the spacious deck. Star-gazing from the back yard was spectacular. The composting bathroom is inside; it does not smell. A small fire in the wood stove quickly heated the cabin. Excellent hiking and canoeing possibilities are in the vicinity. Our hosts left a great bottle of wine to soothe our aching joints after a hike. Highly recommended.
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