Birch Overlook - A Private Waterfront Log Cabin

Birch Overlook - On pristine Prong Pond - listen for the sounds of the loons.
Birch Overlook - On pristine Prong Pond - listen for the sounds of the loons.Birch Overlook - Fall foliage from the front porch, Prong Pond thru the trees.Birch Overlook Cabin - Open living area overlooking the front porch and pond.Birch Overlook Cabin - Enjoy a fully stocked kitchen and sunny dining area.Birch Overlook Cabin - First floor bedroom overlooking the front porch.Birch Overlook Cabin - Rustically furnished 2nd floor bedroom with 2 single bedsBirch Overlook Cabin - Second floor loft bedroom with 2 single bedsFall foliage on an afternoon ride just as the rain ended and the sun came out.One of the most spectacular fall sunrises we have ever seen on the pond.Just a small sample of the fall views from a walk on our local woods roads.An afternoon rainbow on Prong Pond with Prong Mountain in the background.Fall ferns in the bog beside the driveway - always a changing pallet of color.The walk down thru the woods from the cabin to your private dock.Jill and Cera, the welcome committee, on Birch Overlook Cabin's private dock.A relaxing morning on your private dock on the the pond.Enjoy using a complimentary canoe and kayak on the pond.Find one of the beaver dams on a canoe trip across the pond.Plenty of choices, do anything, everything or nothing at all.Sunset on Prong Pond with Big Moose Mountain in the background.Prong Mountain on a quiet morning from the pond in front of Birch Overlook.Always bring a camera when out for a walk. Isn't she a pretty young lady?When you least expect a visitor she will show up to pose in the driveway.Then & Now - This 1930's vintage restored roadside cabin is now our office.Welcome back in 2016 for our 15th year - Pat & Dave.

From $167 / night

Virginia Trail, Greenville, ME 04441
Birch Overlook - A Private Waterfront Log Cabin
3 bedrooms
6 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $200
Per week: $1,400
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Greenville vacation cabin rental
This is 'Relaxation, North Woods Style'. Enjoy a fully equipped 4-season cedar log cabin featuring ample living space, 2 bedrooms ,sleeping loft, fully applianced kitchen, and full bath with tub. Relax on the 32 foot covered porch and enjoy views of the 450 acre pond, woods, and mountains with no other structures in sight. Explore the trails on our 40+ acres of woods, bogs and gardens; watch the local wildlife and let the local wildlife watch you. Private dock with complimentary use of a canoe and kayak to explore the 11 miles of wooded shoreline on pristine Prong Pond. There could be a moose, beaver, otter or eagle just around the next point! We are located 6 miles from Greenville Village and within shouting distance of Moosehead Lake. Great base camp for local mountain climbing, white water rafting and north woods exploring.

A note from your hosts: We are your best value in the Moosehead Lake Region. Our rates are all inclusive except for Maine's 9% lodging tax. We do not charge extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of kayaks/canoes, linens, or cleaning.

Hope to see you here! Pat and Dave
Area Information
As you leave the endless traffic lights, strip malls and Wal-Marts behind, you will travel thru lightly populated rural Maine to Greenville. Once here you are now in a small outpost town at the edge of the 'Great North Woods'. It is different here; small shops, plaid flannel shirt diners and a couple of wilderness outfitters. Around you are Maine's largest lakes and numerous smaller ponds along with the headwaters of several notable rivers including the Allagash. Mt. Katahdin, just to our north, anchors the northern end of the Appalachian Mtn. chain. Surrounding you are several million acres of working forests, home to the 'American Loggers'. The only traffic jams here are for moose sightings. And this is a recreational wonderland; canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, climbing, ATV and snowmobile trails, not to mention fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.


Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 03 2016 Nov 05 2016 $200 $200 $1,400 $5,000 2 Nights
Apr 30 2017 Jul 01 2017 $200 $200 $1,400 $5,000 2 Nights
Jul 02 2017 Sep 02 2017 - - $1,400 $5,000 1 Week
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: 50% deposit at time of booking. Remainder due at check-in.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: July/August weekly change-over day is Saturday. Pets welcome - please ask. Cancellation policy available at time of booking. Partial weeks may occasionally be available in the summer season, please contact us. .



  • Beds

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Canoe
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Deck
  • Kayak
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lakefront
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Beach
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (5 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (6 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Towels, linens, pillows, blankets and comforters are provided.

Childrens play area/sandbox.

Complimentary canoe and kayak at your private dock.

Community firepit - firewood provided.
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Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Greenville, Maine

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Date of Stay
September 19, 2011
I did a lot of research and found this cabin in the area we wanted to explore. The cabin far exceeded our expectations. It was cozy, clean, roomy, comfortable and in a perfect location. Pat and Dave are awesome people and we got to meet Cera; a very special dog. We hiked, canoed, kayaked, fished and relaxed. We took some scenic drives and enjoyed the colors of fall. We saw one bull moose, 3 loons and heard the howls of coyotes. It was very peaceful and picturesque sitting on the dock at sunrise and listening to an owl across the way. In town we enjoyed food at Flatlander's and Kelly's Landing. You can do as much as you want or as little as you want in a perfect cabin in a perfect place. We have already decided next year to spend two weeks in the cabin.

My Response
Thanks so much for your review. What you found with us is exactly our goal. Even the local wildlife were accommodating. Since you were here the local moose have been showing themselves almost daily. And we have a pair of spruce grouse on the driveway showing off for everyone. The loons are about to move to the coast for the winter. We will see them back in the spring. Again, thanks for your comments. Pat and Dave.

Date of Stay
August 30, 2013
We needed a rental place near Moosehead Lake for only two nights that would accommodate two couples and a two-year-old. After searching the rental sites and reading all reviews, we chose Birch Overlook cabin on Prong Pond. What a great choice! Pat was very helpful both on the phone and via emails when I had questions or asked for recommendations. We found Birch Overlook to be spacious, well-maintained and clean, and fully equipped with supplies for all of our needs. We loved the privacy of the setting, the scenic path to the lake, and the use of our very own kayak and canoe. Our main goal of the trip was to spot moose, which we did! On our last evening there, we took the drive up Lily Bay Road and saw two moose. Our trips into Greenville were fun, too. We especially enjoyed our meal at Flatlanders. I would definitely recommend Moosetracks Cottages to anyone traveling in this area.

My Response
Thank you for your great review. It's not always easy to get the local moose and our guests in the same place at the same time, although we did have one stroll down our driveway this morning, a moose that is. Thanks again, Pat and Dave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: By far, the most common question guests ask is: Where can we find a moose?
A: Having lived in the area for 20+ years we have seen the frequent comings and goings of this beautiful animal. To make your quest easier we have written a brochure on the subject called "Moose Sighting 101". To go with that we have also written a guide to the many back roads where these critters can be found called "Dave's Drives" These guides can be found in your cabin just waiting for you.
Q: What family activities do you recommend?
A: First, just head down to the dock, paddle the canoe and kayaks around the pond looking for wildlife, go fishing with the kids, watch the sun come up..
Hiking trails on site, and many more hikes of various difficulty outlined in the brochure in the cottage.
Waterfalls: Moxie, Gulf Hagas, Big and Little Wilson, Toby, and several more.
Steamship Katahdin for the "3-hour tour", Shuttle boat to Kineo, then climb to the fire tower.
A scenic flight at Currier's - see the big lake, Mt. Katahdin and more.

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