Excellent

10 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
1
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
4
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

At the edge of civilization, the Tiny House is located in a tiny town at the end of two state highways, surrounded by thousands of acres of recreational paradise.

Love ATVing, snowmobiling, kayaking, hiking, remote woods and trails, hunting, fishing, ….. but appreciate a hot shower and electricity?….. this Tiny House is the perfect compromise!

Unlike a remote camp, Tiny House has hot running water, electricity and convenience to village amenities. No TV or internet (These are available 2 doors down at the diner), so you can unplug from the rat race and enjoy each others' company while playing board games, cards or reading interesting stories together, from our library. We have a NEW and comfy queen size bed and a full size futon, so it is ideal for two couples, or a couple and young children.

This is truly the best of both worlds, because you can drive, ATV or snowmobile only 5 miles north to your own private ""playground" on a dead end remote dirt road, and gaze at the amazing mountain view while sitting by the camp fire, in the large hammock or a chair (seasonal).

A former barber shop, Mountain Village Tiny House is located right in the village; hop on your ATV or snowmobile and ride the extensive network of trails, including ITS 82…. gas pumps are handy, right across the street! Or, bring your boat or kayak (plenty of parking) and drive a few miles to the boat ramps at Umbagog Lake or Richardson Lakes; try and hook a huge lake trout or salmon. Motor or paddle up to the remote sandy beaches; see moose or bald eagles along the way. Fish for brook trout in one of the many crystal clear brooks and rivers. Drive a few miles north into the mountains to hunt partridge or deer.

The Appalachian Trail is just a few miles down the road. Dramatic waterfalls and gorges, crystal clear cascades are all just a short drive away. And... closer, walk down the road to a secluded swimming hole with deep pools and waterfalls, on the Ellis River. Or a five minute walk around the block to a hiking/ski trail that leads five miles up into the mountains.

Stroll across the street to the general store for a pizza or ice cream cone, or two doors down to the diner (with free WiFi) for a full hot breakfast, home made muffins, whoopee pies, or order a Prime Rib with a cold frosty on Friday night. …. all you can eat pizza buffet on Saturday!

Sit on your front deck sipping coffee and watch the world go slowly past, or drive a few miles north into the mountains to our private wooded mountaintop “playground" - we have created JUST FOR YOU - with incredible panoramic views across the valley, fire pit, seasonal hammock and remote hiking trail access.

Or “stay home” and relax in your large living room, admiring the beautiful tin ceiling, Van Gogh prints, or the Main St. sights beyond your huge picture window. Read a book from our library or play a board game in our collection. Play your MP3s or CDs from our vintage collection. We have purposefully eliminated TV and internet from our tiny house, so that you will UNPLUG…. have more time to talk, play cards & read. In tiny homes, things are simple!

Make brunch in the fully equipped open concept kitchen with breakfast bar. A large bathroom with full tub and a private bedroom in the rear with a new QUEEN size comfy bed, a full size futon for friends or children, complete your tiny house experience. A door opens from the bedroom to the back porch and large back yard. WE ARE PET FRIENDLY!

Andover is an undiscovered gem, a quiet tiny town, located just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail, right in the heart of vacationland. Route 5 has been called “Moose Alley” due to the large number of moose sightings near the road.

We have been operating two off grid remote cabins on Skyline Ridge for over five years, and have collected over 100 five star reviews. See them online on this website by searching for Andover, ME.

PS: We have 6 kayaks for rent if you'd like to take a trip on one of the huge remote lakes nearby, or paddle down the Androscoggin River.

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7148354

About the area

Do you long for a place and time where kids can still ride their bikes around the block, to the playground and library? A small town that is isolated and safe? Where everyone knows everyone, no one just passes through, because there is nowhere beyond? This is Andover, Maine. If you look at Andover on a map, you will see that it is located at the end of two state highways, Rt. 5 and Rt. 120. This tiny town is at the edge of the mountains, the edge of civilization. Here is where the pavement ends, and adventure begins! Kayaking nearby large remote lakes, you will see bald eagles, great blue herons, moose, deer, osprey, loons, mergansers, geese and more! There are rivers with riffles and rapids, too! World class fly fishing, hunting, ATV trails galore, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking you will not know where to begin! Andover is just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail, the height of land. Secret waterfalls and swimming holes, desolate dirt roads for biking and hiking mountain tops covered with blueberries, fiddleheads, raspberry fields as far as your eye can see! If you long for the simple life, free from TV and gadgets and glowing screens full of nonsense, you need to come to Andover, where life is quiet and simple. Sunday River Ski Resort is only a half hour away, Rangeley is about an hour's drive. Our Registered Maine Guide can point you in any direction you wish to go... even take you to her secret places! Ask about our guide service. Brenda can take your group kayaking to the back country. Waterfalls, gorges, hiking trails, beaver dams, mountain views, Devil's Den Gorge, Moody Brook Falls, Appalachian Trail, ATV trails, snowmobile trails. Not within walking distance, but within driving distance: Down hill skiing, tubing, cross country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, horse shows, dog sledding, canoeing, white water rafting, gem digging, ATVing, snowmobiling, zip lining, gambling, mountain auto road, moose tours, museums, movie theater Cathedral Pines Horseback Riding Umbagog Wildlife Refuge Ellis River Riders Horse Shows Gorham Moose Tours Mt. Washington Auto Road Mahoosuc Outdoors New England Dog Sledding Northeast Snowmobile Sunday River Ski Resort Mt. Abram Skiing Oxford Casino Bethel Maine elc outdoors Dig Maine Gems Be outside Deep Woods Farm Maine Mineral Museum Akers Ski Rangeley Maine Red Hen Diner, Andover General, Mills Market, Rt. 2 diner, a 20 minute drive to a ton of bars and restaurants near Sunday River Ski Resort and Bethel.

Getting around

Bring your kayak (or rent ours), bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, snow shoes, hiking shoes.

Getting here

We will email you directions once you reserve it.

Interaction with guest

We are usually here if you need anything. We make sure you have what you need by communication ahead of time.

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Full bed

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Towels provided

Appliances

  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (10)

Excellent – based on 10 reviews Excellent
10 reviews

“The perfect little place”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2017

My girlfriend and I spen New Years at the tiny house for a weekend of snowmobiling and loved it! All the amenities of home and much more private than a hotel. Sled trails and general store right across the street. No wi-fi or tv so we had a blast playing monopoly which nither of us had in years. Brenda does an excellent job I highly recommend the tiny house.

Owner's reply: Glad you had a good time here in our little secret spot. Hope to have you visit again soon!

“Tiny House”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2016

Great little place to stay to get away from it all. Place was clean and well decorated. The master bed is a little small for two people. Bathroom was clean and had many soaps in case you forgot yours. Full kitchen with utensils and pots and pans if needed. Plenty of room in the living room for hanging out with friends. Would have given it 5 stars if the master bed was bigger but overall a great little place to get away for the night or weekend, and the price is right too.

Owner's reply: Hey Nelson! Glad you enjoyed your stay here... the bed is a full size, as the listing states; I can understand if you are used to a bigger one, how it would feel small. Next year we may upgrade to a queen, though the bedroom is quite cozy even with a full! We do try to keep the cost down for people, and every improvement creates an added expense! The futon is always available as an extra spot to sleep, as well. Thanks for your review!

“Perfect for non-campers”

Reviewed 28 Aug 2016

My three young children and I loved our stay at the tiny house. It was clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home. During the day we had the camping experience at south arm with friends, but at night we were able to go home to a warm shower and dry bed. Perfect for small children. Pizza from the general store was delicious and the little red hen restaurant has a great breakfast. Overall a great experience.

Owner's reply: Thank you for the kind words, Andrea! The Tiny House is the perfect place to stay and visit family at nearby campgrounds. So glad you enjoyed your stay!

“Pure Relaxation”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2016

We had a very relaxing weekend. This little house may be small but it has everything you need. Even though it sits in the middle of the little town of Andover, it is still very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed sitting out on the front porch drinking our coffee and just watching the sun rise. The two stores accross the street have anything you could possibly need and the people were very friendly. We brought our utv to go riding the trails and you can drive it right accross the street to get to the trails. We definetely will rent this place again..!!!

Owner's reply: Thanks Deb. Glad you were able to have a great ATV weekend!

“Cozy Country Charm”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2016

I stayed for 3 nights in The Tiny House & made myself breakfast in the morning before venturing out to explore the area with relatives nearby. We hiked & saw beautiful waterfalls & magnificent views, went kayaking on Ellis Lake where we saw Bald Eagles getting ready to leave their nest & enjoyed cookouts, fellowship & nature. I liked being able to have a charming place to come back to at the end of the day & take a warm shower before turning in. It was nicely decorated & furnished with all the amenities of home--from kitchen ware to books & games & a radio for music. I would definitely recommend this place for someone who wants to enjoy nature adventures without camping & roughing it!

Owner's reply: Hi Donna! I am so glad that our little Tiny House exceeded your expectations! We do love this area, and sharing it with folks from "down south" who appreciate it is very rewarding. Thank you for the kind words.

“Adorable Accomodations”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2016

I will say that our GPS steered us a little wrong, but we just kept driving on the road and were easily able to find it. The owners were very nice and easy to get in contact with for anything we needed. We did show up during a freak heatwave, which did provide a little issue, but she provided us with fans (there is no A/C). The kitchen is equipped with pots and pans for cooking, which was great, and it was overall a lovely place to stay. We spent one of the evenings at the "The Playground", which is secluded and private for our use. The view was AMAZING, there's a comfy hammock to enjoy the stars and sounds of wildlife, and plenty of wood is laying around to make a quick fire. They even provided a can full of water to easily put our campfire, saving us the hassle. It was a great experience with them, and will rent again if we ever find ourselves back in that area.

“Weekend Visit”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2016

We stayed at the Tiny House to be near our friends who live in the area. It was a charming place within easy driving distance of their house. We also drove out to the playground area nearby and it had beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. We weren't able to explore the hiking trails nearby but will plan that into the next trip. We definitely recommend a stay at the Tiny House.

Owner's reply: So glad you liked our newest vacation rental, Paula! It is a great location for those who want to be close hiking, kayaking, ATVing etc.

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