Refuge Ranch is the perfect getaway for some tranquility and inspiration. Either as a Summer Weekly Vacation Home or a Winter Northern Maine Adventure for your family. In the Winter, Refuge Ranch can be rented at a low all inclusive monthly rate. If you desire to stay all winter, contact owner for a special price. Come enjoy all the wonders of Winter from this location. Private trails connect to the I-85 international snow mobile trail along with private snowshoe trials and un- groomed cross country ski trails. This is a rustic home on beautiful property providing a great Maine experience for the whole family or romantic getaway for outdoorsy folks who love nature. It is seated in the” Crown of Maine,” “Vacationland” in the “North Woods” of Aroostook County, on the Canadian Boarder. It is a land of lush greenery, wildlife, lakes rivers and streams, blue sky's and fresh air. Refuge Ranch sits on the 55 acre Roy estate of the late Dr. Ken Roy. In the Summer guests can enjoy walking the private trails, bird watching, picnic in the small apple orchard, meditate by a stream or just hang out on the magnificent deck enjoying a spectacular view with a camp fire. Truly luxury camping!
The home is three levels with the rental space being the main house ground level and upper level. ( Note: The lower level is occupied by the owner but can also be rented upon request.)
The master bedroom and bath is the "Sunset Suite" with a queen size bed, full bath /laundry room, private access to the beautiful south facing sundeck with an epic view of the valley and barnyard. This private space is surrounded by windows, with a soft ocean beach feel, sure to help you relax and make you want to return. Upstairs are two bedrooms, a shared full bath and a library sitting loft. The " Orchard View" room is quaintly decorated in sage with 1960's vintage furniture and the "Morning Sunrise" room is a colorful, cheerful lavender with lovely 1930's furniture.
The open style cathedral "Maine Heritage Great Room," dining room and fully equipped country kitchen are conducive to fun interactive gatherings. The huge wrap around deck boasts of incredible views on all sides. It has a fire pit (wood provided) and outdoor lounging/dining areas. A quaint back porch has a grill and a picnic table. Garage can serve as an outdoor dining place in case of rain. A state of the art barn with 2 available barn stalls, front and side paddocks with 4 acres of pasture is available for added fee. Private walking, 4-wheeling and snowshoeing trails have access to the international I-85 trail system. From this location you can travel to multiple townships and villages up and down the St. John River. Only 3 miles to downtown Fort Kent, the Fort Kent Outdoor Center and Lonesome Pines Ski Trails. Only 4 miles to Canada ,15 miles to Eagle Lake and 24 miles to Allagash, the top of nationally acclaimed Route One. Local outdoor summer activities are golfing, biking, boating, canoeing, 4 wheeling, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, picnicking, bird watching and relaxing. Bring your kids, dogs and cats. Fun for the whole family! Set up a tent in the yard for your own private camping experience. LOL! This is a great location for a small private wedding or other celebration.