House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 10 Sleeps
* Since 2004 - VOTED #1 Best Place to Stay in the Area!!
This four-season house/camp, in the Appalachian mountains of Maine, is situated on pristine, three-mile long, mile-wide, quiet, and well-stalked Lake Hebron, just 15 miles south of Moosehead Lake, on a full private acre++ of pines, birches, maples and grassy land. The Appalachian Trail passes right past our front door, and we are conveniently just close enough to the tiny village center. A tank of gas from Boston, and about a four-hour picturesque, interesting drive northbound, and you're there, where much of the traffic, noise, and everyday stress will be left behind with every mile.
Laurie, New Holland, PA
About the Owner
Bob was brought up in Maine, Rob was brought up in Massachusetts...Both New Englander's all our lives, we decided to retire in Monson, Maine thirteen years ago...but circumstances haven't allowed it yet...though we currently reside on the coast of MA...hopefully not for long! The picture of us was taken at the end of our family vacation right here in Monson. Looking pretty wiped out!
5 based on 9 traveler reviews
Laurie, New Holland, PA
The Moorby family, Warwick, RI
A wonderful and well needed vacation!
And yes, I had to work while on vacation and was very, very concerned about the internet situation. However, the internet did not disappoint! I was able to complete all my work and deliver large files within a reasonable amount of time to my clients.
The market and surrounding area are quiet and kind. Traveling to Greenville and Bangor is also quite fun (even if it's a long drive in the car but the scenic drives are amazing!).
And the trails around the area were my favorite part. Climbing Borestone (which is essentially in the backyard, it's five minutes up the road and then another fifteen up the mountain by car!) was the highlight of the trip. I did it twice!
If you'd like to have a beautiful, very quiet spot to relax away from everything--this is the place. I'm definitely considering coming back with a small group of friends for a possible writers retreat! A lovely place for such a stay.
great family vacation
Weather was perfect all week long, lake temperature much warmer than expected! and so much privacy.... Owners were fabulous to deal with and everything was as promised! We hope to spend some time here next year as well (And my highlight, saw a moose!)
Bob and Roberta
We love this house!
Bob and I were talking about the fact that we have owned this home now for ten years, and have rented it out for the last nine years, using the VR site only, and word-of-mouth as out only means of advertizing. We have never experienced a bad group or family; never had a problem with any of our guests or house; wow - we feel so blessed! All this makes us want to keep on offering this place to share with all of you who want to stay here. This camp/house only gets better each year as we continually upgrade.
Our appreciation and thanks to everyone.
Bob and Roberta
From the Owner
“We had originally planned to buy a small one or two room camp. But one day we sort of fell into this opportunity to buy this home. We did not think we had a chance, but six months later it was still for sale, we put in the offer and the rest is history. We also have family in the area that brought us up this way, and now, many friends. We wouldn't want to retire anywhere else...even though we have driven all over the USA, we still loved New England and could not wait to get back to our home.”
Activity and Interests
Monson is centrally located to everything! We are close to Greenville Moosehead Lake and many other lakes, Squaw Mountain, (a.k.a. Big Moose) Lily Bay, Rockwood, the Allagash, Kokajo, Katadin, Kineo, Baxter State Park, the Forks, Big/Little Wilson, Jackman, Dover-Foxcroft, an hour+ to Bangor, or to Skowhegan, Millinocket, 45 minutes from Newport; Jackman, and so many other favorite places!
Winter: We rent year round, because there is so much to do - year round! Our dooryard takes you right to the lake and trails via your snowmobile; snow-shoeing, X-country skiing, ice-fishing, nearby dog-sledding, Squaw Mountain a.k.a. Moose Mtn., has re-opened their slopes!
Spring: Great spring fishing! Spring is the best time of year to fish the hundreds of local lakes and ponds. Antler hunting! Moose watching too...take your 4X4 and your camera. Explore the countless logging roads, and you might even see some baby moosies or fawns.
Summer: Swimming, horse-back riding, moose safaris, airplane rides, golf, Kineo cruise, Katadin steamship, camping, hiking (anytime), fishing ...oh, there is an endless amount of things to do in the summer! Certainly you will find more to do than we could ever imagine!
Fall: Variety of hunting excursions, a summers end 'Fly-In', where you will experience pontoon planes flying in to Greenville from all over the country, helicopter rides, tent fairs, lots of yard sales, leaf-peeping, and plenty of other activities all near Monson.
Of course, if you don't feel like doing much of anything, our quiet house is a most comforting place just relax and
Read the great reviews we have now! We are sure you will want to add your own review and share your great times!
Bob and Roberta
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Peak Month Rates: $995.00 per week, Saturday to Saturday. (Memorial Day Weekend in May, thru November 30th).
Apartment is $695.00 per week, (sleeps 4), and will not be rented to other parties while you are renting - unless of course you want to rent it for your own families or friends.
The split color on the calendar on Saturdays means one party is leaving in the morning.
From the Owner
“Truly this is God's Country (as the sign says). The benefits of living up this way are PEACE and QUIET! Less traffic and hustle-bustle. Life can go slow here and it's OK. It's ok to be backwoods. It's ok to have less...it's a choice. Less false-guilt! Other benefits include all the amenities of why anyone would want to vacation here...the sheer beauty of the area and the wildlife is wonderful in of itself.”
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Lake View
- Mountain View
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- hunting big game
- hunting small game
- ice skating
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- pier fishing
- ski privileges optional
- water skiing
- water tubing
- whitewater rafting
- 1 Bathroom,
- 1 Half Bath
- Bathroom 1
- Half Bathroom
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- *Two bedrooms have queen beds; one bedroom has two twin beds. *Memory foam toppers, or Temperpedic mattresses. *Dressers, nightstands hooks or closets. *Bedrooms have satellite - Flat screen TV's, DVD players. *A/C in all three upstairs bedrooms *Extra sleeping: Double futon, a double pull-out couch, and cots. *Pack n Play for the baby (like new!) A spare mattress fits inside for napping or overnite! *Table 'clip-on' style high chair. *Fully applianced kitchen has all the expected utensils and dishes, under-counter lighting, overhead fans, and even three great picture windows for a full view of the lake. *Family Room - Also has a big satellite Flat screen TV and a VCR & DVD, and stereo for all to enjoy. It has a another comfy couch along with the futon and lounge chairs; additionally, the door closes for complete privacy for anyone using the room as a bedroom. In a nutshell, we have supplied: * High Efficiency Washer and dryer * Dishwasher * Wireless Internet Access * Nation-wide free calling telephone service * Satellite/Direct Flat Screen TV's * VCR - videos/DVD's * DVD players * Stereo, CDs * Iron & Ironing Board * Pack 'n Play (Deluxe) * Deck/campfirefurniture * Gas grill (new 2013) * A/C in Master BR's, and apartment. * Overhead fans in ALL rooms including the 40' wrap around enclosed porch. A sheltered 'smoking area' with big beautiful windows/screens and seating. We also have lots of reading material, puzzles and board games for those 'stay in the house' days, or hang out on the wrap around porch. You may also choose to rent the full size rustic two-bedroom apartment (over the garage, attached to the house by a ramp). Both rooms have queen-size beds, dressers, mirrors, hooks/armoire, etc. Also a fully equipped and fully functioning galley-type kitchen, a flat screen TV, a full-size bath, seasonal air-conditioning, and overhead fans in every room! It's very private, cozy, and comfortable; every bit as good as the house. Rent both the house and the apartment together so your folks or friends with baby can have a little quiet refuge to themselves. Lots of success stories with family reunions! :)