We'd been looking forward to this all summer and our hopes were very high based on the beautiful photos and previous reviews -- and we were still blown away upon arrival. Absolutely beautiful spot, RIGHT ON THE LAKE. No matter where you're sitting inside, you will never be out of sight of water and trees - the perfect vacation view. The cabin is a great blend of charming older style, new modern appliances in excellent working order, and tasteful decor; it was super clean and ready to enjoy. We dropped our bags and plopped right down on the dock for a sit the evening we arrived and are now wishing we had booked another week. :) Loons calling and swimming in the lake every day were great entertainment and gave us that very "Maine" feel. Master bed is very comfortable and we loved sleeping with a cool breeze coming in the window. And even more we loved waking up, stepping out of the bedroom and being greeted with a 180-degree view of the lake. Took a few canoe rides when the lake was smooth and glassy in the mornings (it's a nice small size - plenty of space to putter around and explore but not worry about getting too far from home) and dipped our feet in the cool water after a great hike at nearby Pleasant Mountain. We cooked up a storm with a fantastic gas stove/oven and every pot/pan/utensil you could wish for, plus a dishwasher to make clean-up easy. Roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit one evening as well. Boat traffic on the lake was minimal -- some motor boats during mid-day and an older couple with a little white dog made the rounds a couple of evenings :) - but not in any way disrupting our relaxation. We didn't end up swimming as it wasn't ever really hot, but the water is clear and clean and very inviting, plus steps down off the dock make entry and exit super easy. We had one day of absolutely torrential rain, but the cabin stayed snug and dry and we enjoyed watching a movie or two with some hot cocoa. Finally - as a person who is usually covered in DEET during vacation, I was thrilled to find hardly any mosquitoes!
Although we were so happy at the cabin, we only made one day trip, there are also some great little towns and places to visit nearby, including an actual drive-in movie in Bridgeton!
Joy and Peter were super helpful, both with info before the trip and answering questions during. This place is definitely a labor of love.
Just book it - you'll love it! We will definitely be back.