Located twenty feet from the water’s edge. This 600 square foot cottage was renovated in 2011. One bedroom with 1 Queen bed. New mattress.. Futon in the living room pulls out to make a second bed. Modern kitchen has custom pine cabinetry with a solid Tiger Maple countertop and includes an electric stove/oven and refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishes, bowls, pots, pans, and utensils. 37” flat-screen TV with ‘Dish’ service, and DVD/VCR player. Electric Heat and A/C. Board games in the toy chest. This cabin is neat and clean.
Modern bathroom with new toilet and shower. Large custom dining room table, and comfortable leather furniture. Knotty pine walls and ceilings, new windows, pine and tile floors complemented with neat white window and door trim make for a very cozy and relaxing ambiance. Drilled well/tested water. New electrical service throughout including hard wired smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide detector. Outdoors has a water’s edge sitting area with a fire-ring, ample seating including a 2-person swing. (this is a perfect place to hang out during the day, to watch the sun set over the pond, or take in a big night sky and listen to the loons call) Propane BBQ grill. Eight foot picnic table. 36’ dock to sit out on and / or dock your boat to. Four kayaks with paddles and a large canoe are on site and available for use although you will need to supply your own life jackets to ensure a proper fit. The property also has a small shed for extra storage. The cottage is located on a private dirt road with just the local cottage traffic which is minimal.
This is a great spot to spend a week relaxing and enjoying. The ‘pond’ is 435 acres with an average depth of about 20 feet. (This size body of water is considered a lake in most states) The fishing is usually very good and you will catch smallmouth bass, white perch, and pickerel. There are often sunfish under the dock if you have youngsters who want to catch a small but colorful fish. Morning or evening kayaking on the pond is great. Boat traffic is light.
Swimming in the pond is good as well: you’re not at a sandy beach, but the area next to the dock is sandy/silty and makes for a good place for the kids to swim around. The water entrance is gradual, getting to about three feet at the end of the 36 foot dock, then begins to get rocky and goes to 6’ = 8’ of water at about 50’ from shore.
Baxter State Park is about one hour away.
Google: Baxter State Park for specific information.
If you’d like to get away from camp for a day, this large state park will provide you a drive where you’ll see woods, lakes, streams, mountains and wildlife. There are many hiking opportunities in the park. A hike to Chimney Pond, located at the base of Mt. Katahdin, will provide you with a destination and vista that you will never forget. I would suggest getting up early, packing a small daypack with a lunch and water, driving to Roaring Brook Campground, and hiking the 3 mile hike (one way) to Chimney Pond to have your lunch looking over the Chimney Pond and the ‘bowl’ of Mt. Katahdin. Get back to camp for an evening BBQ and dinner sitting lakeside while watching the sun go down over Plunkett Pond. It makes for a perfect day.
For the fit and adventurous, Mt Katahdin provides a world class hike and views. It’s a full day hike and the views are beautiful but please prepare accordingly.
The newly crated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument is only 13 miles from the cottage. Google Down East Magazine Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument for specific information.
Fishing on the pond is very good for bass, pickerel and white perch. Ask if you have any questions, I’ve fished the pond extensively.
There are many ‘woods roads’ and ATV Trails in the local area. The ATV trail is just up the road. I can give you much more information about the trail system should you desire. Many of the woods roads are navigable via SUV, pickup truck and even a sedan if you’re careful. You might see deer, moose, grouse, rabbits, waterfowl, birds, mink, pine marten, beaver, or a very occasional black bear
Hunting is very good in the fall for ruffed grouse, deer, bear, and moose. The hunting is very good and there is very little posted land. There are abundant woods roads and skidder trails that provide great grouse, bear, moose and deer. The grouse hunting is excellent as is the bear hunting. Moose is by state lottery permit only. The camp is in WMD zone 11 and we are 3 miles from zone 10.
18-hole golf course in Island Falls - 30 minutes.
Cell phone reception is good with Verizon and US Cellular.+ More