Escape into the wilderness to our off-the-grid, hand-built log cabin on 10 acres in a large wilderness region - only minutes to Webb lake and Mt. Blue State Park. Stunning ridge lines surround the cabin with great trails, snowmobiling, hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking and much more right out the front door! Everything is here, just bring your own drinking water and recreational gear. While off the beaten path, year-round access is easy. Watch wild life as you relax on the two covered decks.
It's a cozy little place with propane lights, and cook stove, wood stove, spacious outhouse and a dug well with hand-pump in the newly renovated kitchen.
Everything is here, just bring your own drinking water and your gear. You will find 1 set of twin bunk beds and 1 queen size futon couch in the great room and a king bed in the bunk room. The place is fully outfitted with dishes, utensils, pots, pans, bedding, towels, books, games, oil lanterns, camp/bag shower and more. There is even a pantry cabinet full of food and spices. Fire wood is plentiful around the cabin and is included in the rental price. Propane, paper towels, toilet paper and dish soap are also provided.
The property is for the private use of my guests. I live a few towns away and am available to answer questions during the day, every day, and can assist in person if absolutely necessary. We will schedule to meet you upon your arrival and give you a tour of the property and systems.
-Off the grid = No electricity: bag shower, outhouse, gas appliances and very spotty cell phone service.
-Cabin is equipped with a wood stove, propane cook stove, propane lights, candles and oil lamps.
-There is no refrigerator. You must bring a cooler with ice to keep your food fresh during your stay.
-Ellis's Variety and Diner on Route 142 in Dixfield is a 15 minute drive from the cabin. It has a dinning room and also carries groceries, gas, beer, pizza, sandwiches and sweets.
-You MUST bring your own drinking water to be absolutely safe. The dug well is fed by springs and runoff.Dug wells can be contaminated by heavy rains, and wildlife. Drinking the well water is at your own risk. From NOVEMBER to MARCH the well water is shut off. You must bring ALL water for drinking, cooking and bathing, during these months. As of January 2017, there is deep enough snow pack to be able to melt all of your washing and cooking water.
-Dogs are welcome. Dogs left unattended and alone in the cabin are NOT allowed. We ask that dog waste not be left in the yard, but it may be thrown in the woods where people are not going to be walking.
-Extreme Cold Weather - When temperatures fall to zero degrees or below, we recommend that you use only the great room area and keep the door to the bunk room closed to conserve heat or it may be too chilly to be comfortable. During extreme cold it will be necessary for you to feed the wood stove every hour or so. Do not go without feeding the wood stove for more than 2-3 hours on a slow burn to maintain a comfortable temperature.
-We don't allow cigarette smoking in the cabin, but we are fine with renting to smokers who smoke ONLY outside.
-You may leave all of your food garbage and trash in the cabin at check-out and we will dispose of it for you. However, we request that food garbage is NEVER left outside.
-Please do not feed the bears or any other wildlife, including birds, squirrels, fox, deer, coyote or anything you may see here at Ridgeview Cabin. Feeding wildlife results in a negative impact on the lives and environment of the animals, including possible death or extermination of the animals, and presents a potential risk to your safety.
Feeding animals means intentionally leaving food out for them, or even simply leaving a bag of garbage outside where animals can get into it. This means that taking care of your food garbage is extremely important.
You are welcome to use the garbage bags found in the cabin. If you must remove food garbage from the cabin, please store it in the cabin or your vehicle until check-out.
PLEASE take great care to never leave food scraps or garbage outside.
-There are year round residents uphill and downhill of the cabin within half a mile. Please be respectful of their quality of life and refrain from long sessions of target practice, aggressive snowmobile/4-wheeler riding around the cabin/up and down the road, yelling and loud music.
Please note: Our nightly rental rate includes mandatory Maine State Lodging Tax ($91.75/night + $8.25 tax = $100)
Carthage is a beautiful remote and rural area with stunning mountain views, pristine river waters, endless trails and abundant wildlife. This charming cabin is the perfect get away, outfitted with everything you need to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.+ More