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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jan 25, 2015
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Google 'Big Wilson Camp' or visit our Facebook page for more detail.

Let the music of rushing whitewater and the solitude of Maine's

100-Mile Wilderness lull you into a week-long daydream in this cozy

housekeeping cabin on the banks of picturesque Big Wilson Stream.

Your very own 2,500-foot stretch of river tumbles over a stepped

waterfall, ambles in a deep pool fit for a summertime swim, and

carves its way through a field of polished slate.

Nestled into 25 acres of stately dogwood, spruce, poplar and maple,

this north woods retreat offers a gallery-perfect setting for your

family vacation, accommodating 6-8 guests comfortably. A private

picnic area, complete with picnic table, pole-mounted charcoal

barbecue, fire ring, and Adirondack chairs, lends a park-like

atmosphere to your outings, without having to venture further than

your own back yard.

The adventurous among you can make daily treks to Borestone Mountain,

Little Wilson Falls, and Big Wilson Cliffs, all within 2.5 miles of

home base. You'll cross paths with Appalachian Trail hikers coming

down from Mount Katahdin and through the Gulf Hagas, Maine's answer

to the Grand Canyon. Little Greenwood Pond and larger Lake Onawa

beckon to the east, with miles of wilderness shoreline to explore by

boat. Or, commune with the river itself, paddling or packing to

nearby landmarks like Tobey Falls, Salmon Hole, and the suspension

bridge underpass in Willimantic.

Back at camp, barbecue your meals on the oversized deck, overlooking

the river, or retire indoors to a country kitchen / great room with a

hearth & wood stove, soaring ceilings, and 180-degree views of the

gently sloping north woods. By night, snuggle down into one of the

two main-floor bedrooms, or the sleeping loft, and let the river

sing you a lullaby, unaccompanied by the noises of civilization.

For an occasional fix of north woods hospitality or to restock your

provisions, there are eateries and camp stores in nearby Monson (8

miles, via winding Elliotsville Road) and Greenville (15 miles north

of Monson on Route 6/15). Keep an eye out along the way, especially

passing by boggy areas. You are in Moose Country!

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More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet

Recent Review

About the Owner

Eric & Tricia Schult, owners of Big Wilson Camp, love escaping from civilization to their remote cabin and 25-acre personal paradise on a scenic waterfall in Maine's '100-Mile Wilderness'. Eric is a newspaper executive and Tricia is a real estate broker in North Carolina. They have two grown sons who grew up camping on this river and frolicking in its swimming hole.

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3 Reviews

5
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Greenville Moosehead Lake
Purchase, NY
5

What a Marvelous Week

  • 5 of 5
What a marvelous week we had, so completely different from the atmosphere back home! We live in a place with people everywhere, traffic, city sounds all over, and at Big Wilson Camp the only thing you can hear is the sound of a waterfall. Right out back. Magnificent! When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was how beautiful the property is and how well-furnished and well-kept the cabin is. The decor is just beautiful and the amenities do make you feel right at home. Throughout the week, we swam, hiked up to Little Wilson Falls and Borestone Mountain. Now, THAT was a hike never to be forgotten! Mom and I couldn't get to the very top because of the height (whew!), but we made it beyond the trees to where we could see the lake. There is nothing more beautiful!! (Sure does wear you out!) :)


Be careful on the rocks by the falls. They can be slippery. Water shoes are a must. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Log Home Fronting on Scenic Waterfall & Swimming Hole
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7004787
-+ 563-209-0391
Greenville Moosehead Lake
San Antonio, TX
5

The cabin and property is outstanding!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Big Wilson Camp. The first few days we spent enjoying hikes and visits to all the surrounding areas, then realized we missed out on just enjoying the cabin, and spent a good chunk of the rest of our visit sitting by the fire and relaxing by the falls. We never saw a moose. (I think they knew hunting season was right around the corner.) A small gray fox walked within five feet of us while sitting quietly by the fire ring! There was so much to see and do and so little time. Make sure you make time for yourself to sit, relax and enjoy where you're staying. The cabin is outstanding. The property is even better.
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Log Home Fronting on Scenic Waterfall & Swimming Hole
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7004787
-+ 563-209-0391
Greenville Moosehead Lake
Glassboro NJ
5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5
It was a beautiful place just like the photos. Very Quiet and relaxing. I would recommend this place for hikers because it was very close to many trails. Its a little far from town so plan ahead. Bring DVDs for night-time as there is not a lot to do then. (No TV service except for DVD use). Waterfall was fun but very slippery- water shoes are a must. Be careful jumping from the ledge its not very deep. White water rafting was great and hiking trails are beautiful. A little dissappointed that we paid for a Moose Safari & didn't see anything so skip that!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Big Wilson Camp is perfect for a family or group interested in an escape from civilization, without having to sacrifice the creature comforts. This is a getaway for reconnecting with your loved ones - hiking, swimming and boating by day, and toasting s'mores over the fire pit by night, with the sights and sounds of the waterfall completing the total immersion in nature. We generally don't miss, and don't want, TV to intrude upon our time there, but we do have a DVD & VHS library, and plenty of books and games, for rainy days.

Do bring water shoes! The falls carve through a field of polished slate, and some spots can be slippery. There is a nice sand & gravel beach below the falls where it's safer for very young children.

Read our online guestbook (google "Big Wilson Camp") for dozens of reviews and recommendations for things to do. The moose safaris are very popular, and seldom disappoint, but there are tips, too, about where to go to spot moose without a guide. We rarely miss seeing at least a few moose, fox, etc., during the course of a week.

Location

From the Owner

We stumbled upon this property during a camping trip to Acadia National Park and are still pinching ourselves, marveling at our dumb luck and good fortune. Who finds a buildable lot for sale on a freakin' waterfall!!? Apparently, we do!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor International Airport at 59 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Black Frog, Greenville at 22 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-95, Newport Exit at 43 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Spring Creek Bar-B-Q, Monson at 9 Miles Nearest Ski : Squaw Mountain at 29 Miles Car: necessary

* Swimming

* Fishing

* Canoeing/Kayaking

* Whitewater Rafting

* Snowmobiling

* Downhill Skiing

* X-Country Skiing

* Hiking Trails

* Biking Trails

* Water Skiing

* Shopping

* Restaurants

* Air Service

* Scenic Photography

* Bird Watching

* Moose Watching

* Hunting

* Nature Preserve

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Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
May 31 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $199 - $1199


From late June to early September, Big Wilson Camp rents by the week only, from Saturday to Saturday for $1199. In the late spring & early fall, the cabin may be rented by the day (min. 3 days) for $199/day, or by the week for $1,199.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Main floor

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Bedroom - 1 double, Main Floor
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen, Main Floor
  • Loft - 4 twin/ single, Sleeps four kids - one bunk and two singles.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • *Great room / country kitchen with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, wood stove and comfy 'North Woods' decor; * Full kitchen with all modern amenities; * Oversize deck with charcoal barbecue, picnic table and Adirondack chairs; * Master bedroom with queen, four-poster bed; * Second bedroom on main floor with full bed; * Loft with four twin beds; * Sleeps maximum of eight guests - no pets; * Full bathroom; * Wireless Internet * Telephone long distance included; * TV with VCR and DVD/CD player, plus small video library.

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