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  • 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. 

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Bob and Roberta Jarvis 978-281-1761

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Bedrooms - Two bedrooms have queen beds; one bedroom has two twin beds. All mattresses have either memory foam toppers, or Temperpedic mattresses. The bedrooms have dressers, nightstands hooks or closets and places to store your things. All the bedrooms have satellite - FLAT Screen TV's, with VCR's and DVD players. For visiting friends, or extra folks we provide a double futon, a double pull-out couch, and even some cots. For baby, we have a pack n play, like new! (Just bring the sheets, and set it up). A spare mattress fits inside for napping or overnite! We have a table "clip-on" style high chair available so your older tot can sit at the table with the family.

You will get to enjoy the black slate countertops for which Monson is famous, and many new appliances, including a dishwasher, a big help when you have a family reunion or a larger group. Our kitchen has all the expected utensils and dishes, under-counter lighting, overhead fans, and three great picture windows for a full view of the lake.

The bathroom includes a 48" granite vanity, great lighting, a quiet fan, and a high efficiency washer & dryer. Spacious and warm!

Family Room - Has a another comfy couch, lounge chairs, a double futon, and additional seating. The door closes for complete privacy for anyone sleeping in there. It will feel like a master-suite! Like all the bedrooms, the Family Room has a big satellite Flatscreen TV and a VCR & DVD, and stereo for all to enjoy.

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, tapes & 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 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!

activities and attractions in Moosehead Lake Maine

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

PS: For faster service, please include your phone number when you send in your inquiry... Thanks!

vacation 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, (then our cleaners come in to clean) then, another arrival in the afternoon, usually after 3:00 p.m.
$225.00 per day between any available Saturday to Saturday period.
$895.00 per week (house) off season rate. $195.00 per day off-season.
Weekend rates - please inquire. Occasionally we have breaks in between vacationers and we'll rent the weekend out, or extend your long vacation.

We LOWERED the Dog Fee to only $50.00! Your dogs have been great! (sorry, we can not accommodate cats.)
Linens fee: Some people like scent-free sheets, or sheets made with Egyptian cotton, etc., in which case, you'd better bring your own! We use scented laundry detergent, bleach, and scented fabric softener on most all sheets, towels and blankets.  The fee is $50.00. If you bring your own linens, towels, etc., there is no fee.

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Top things to do in Moosehead Lake
  • Golf!
  • Fishing in hundreds of Lakes
  • Shopping at Indian Hill and Greenville
  • Skiing at Squaw; in summer, bring the golf clubs!
  • Wilson Falls - the Forks - Moosehead - Kineo!
Top things to do on a budget
  • Swim, tour, hike, kayak, etc.
  • Horse-back Riding
  • Campfire - S'mores, brings out the primitive in us
  • Bring the laptop or Wii and hook up.
  • Kayak/canoe the lake
Top things to do with a family
  • Swim Lake HEBRON's Great Public Beach.
  • Visit the Bison farm in Blanchard
  • Hike the Borestone or part of the AT.!
  • Take a cruise on the Katadin
  • Go on a moose-safari!

Bob and Roberta Jarvis , owner

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Absolute perfection!!!

Review submitted: August 29, 2013   Date of arrival: August 17, 2013

All I can say is THANK YOU to the home owners for sharing their little piece of heaven with the rest of us! My family & I came up for a family wedding & stayed the week leading up to that special day. We planned to help with the wedding but also take some time to "vacation." We did do some things I had never done before, like taking the tour of Moosehead Lake on "The Kate" & going to see the crash site of a B-52 bomber that hit the side of Elephant Mountain back in the early 60s. Of all the things we did, our favorite times were at the house! The house is comfortable and clean. Very well kept. Everything you could need is there, & more. There were 2 members of our group needing handicapped accessibility & that was not an issue! The beds were very comfortable, & even though at times there were as many as 14 of us staying there, there was plenty of room for everyone. The extra space provided by the spacious back deck & the HUGE enclosed porch add to the area in a way you wouldn't expect. The porch isn't just any is an extension of the house, like a large L shaped room. With the large open windows, multiple ceilig fans, furniture & decor, & cross breezes the house was always comfortable in temperature & in feel! If it did get a tad warm upstairs there were air conditioners in two of the bedrooms & a window fan that cooled off the third room just as well-sometimes better. The owners have taken so much care to make this a comfortable place not only for themselves but for others as well!!! The personal touches of local, scenic places, & especially the art work that I can only assume was done by one of them are such a nice touch! We had people from the ages of 3 up to almost 70 & it would be impossible to tell who had the best time or who liked it the most. My favorite times, personally, were in the morning, sitting at the kitchen table with the 3 huge windows open & the breeze coming in. The view of the lake just down the hill with the loons popping in & out of the water and singing their lovely songs and the hummingbirds humming just outside the windows. I NEVER would have imagined we could have felt as at home as we did. THANK YOU so much to the owners for sharing this wonderful place! All 14 of us can't wait to go back, whether together or as individual families. I would recommend this vacation to EVERYONE! I don't know how the owners ever leave. I surely wished I could have stayed longer, we all did!
The Moorby family, Warwick, RI

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 6 / 6


A wonderful and well needed vacation!

Review submitted: August 18, 2013   Date of arrival: April 29, 2013

I had an absolutely fabulous time in this house. Rob and Bob were very thoughtful in their consideration of making sure the house is well stocked, beautiful and clean. Their family, Rich and his wife, lives in the area and were more than helpful to me and my friends who were visiting. The lake is beautiful to watch during the day, perfect for canoeing to have some relaxation. The firepit was used at least half the nights during our stay. A real treat that's fun to make and have long conversations by. The televisions--while I wasn't expecting to use them so much were actually great to keep my friends busy while I had work to do.

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.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, girls getaway

Helpful votes: 4 / 5


great family vacation

Review submitted: August 17, 2012   Date of arrival: July 28, 2012

We loved this place!!! My family of 10 from all over the country (and 1 Canadian) thoroughly enjoyed our week here and none of us wanted to go home. We had a group of mixed ages from 5-64. We rented both the house and apt, great for the 20 somethings since they liked to stay up later, no noise to disturb us older folks. The home is fabulous, well supplied, organized and has everything you could want or imagine to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Spent most of our time on the deck looking out at the lake and ate dinner outside every night.
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!)

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Thanks for sharing your experiences! I am glad you mentioned "we kept he place well supplied" because we do try hard to keep up with any and all needs that we imagine could arise. If something is missing, we replace it as soon as possible. If something breaks, we get it fixed or buy a new one! It is important to us that your stay is as comfortable and as memorable as possible, and we hope one day you will come back. Thanks for recommending us, as we appreciate it with all our hearts.
Bob and Roberta

Helpful votes: 5 / 5


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