|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Welcome to Kossow Lodge, our home, a 4-season, private Lodge on beautiful Crescent Lake, in the Town of Raymond Maine. Crescent Lake is in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine. The perfect all season place to hold large or multi-family vacations, college reunions, business retreats, anniversary gatherings, fishing trips, Thanksgiving and winter holidays, and skiing and snowmobiling trips. With eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, the lodge comfortably accommodates twenty five people. It provides both seclusion and serenity, as well as plenty of activities for family and children. With 2.5 acres on 283 feet of private waterfront, on the western shore of Crescent Lake, Kossow Lodge offers something for everyone to enjoy during their stay. A 17-foot canoe, Sunfish and two Kayaks are included in the rental. A 14'/10 HP boat is available to rent. Recent addition is the fully automatic standby generator to power the Lodge.
Pack your bags, Not your home, come and enjoy.: The china cabinet has service for 20+ people and the large dining room with its own stone fireplace can seat your whole multi-family group. The adjacent porch has its own large picnic table.
In summer, the porch (60'x12') with its full length Anderson Casements with screen & glass allow you to enjoy the beautiful lake views. The porch is the ideal gathering spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake views. Venture outside to enjoy the open deck patio with its own comfortable chairs & tables, 2 chaise lounges, picnic table and a hammock.
Travel down the steps to our dock, which has space for your 20-foot boat plus mooring floats. Swim to the float and enjoy the sunshine. Take the kids water-skiing. Or simply keep your eyes and ears open for the loons.
Kossow Lodge provides plenty of outdoor activities for all ages including badminton, croquet, and basketball. The indoor gazebo offers a quiet spot for cards and board games.
Fun for the whole family.: The basement playroom offers a full-size slate Brunswick Pool Table, an Air Hockey table, Foosball and a Ping-Pong table.The great room (24'x30'), with its magnificent stone fireplace, will draw the crowds in winter. It offers a welcoming spot to warm up and relax after a day of skiing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. We supply the firewood for both indoor fireplaces & outside Smores-Pit. Also, firewood for the 'Smoker'
Ski trips are a breeze with Shawnee Peak only 25 miles away and Sunday River just 53 miles away.
Please click on the link directly below that to view our Kossow Lodge website with 50 plus additional photos.
In addition to the supply of regular towels for everyone we also supply large size beach towels. Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity. The Lodge is next to a brook and walking trails offer daily exercise.
Crescent Lake lies in the Towns of Raymond and Casco, Maine. It is 4 miles long and 2/3 mile wide at its widest point. The maximum depth is 54 feet and fishing is good year round. Crescent Lake is a good size for moderate boating and is relatively quiet. Crescent Lake connects to Panther pond which then feeds into Sebago. The Tenny River links Crescent Lake and Panther and is navigable.
Recently installed is a Siemens 16 KW Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity.
Derek & Nancy Eaton
Kossow Lodge Owners
Nancy or Derek Eaton purchased this lodge in 1978
After years of vacationing on the Cape, we decided to try something more secluded, serene and laid back. Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine has provided our family with many enjoyable summer months away from the madding crowd.
May 1st weekend 2009- Girls weekend 17 women who have been friends since childhood-even though some of us are sisters- we overlooked that fact and had a complete blast! Thank goodness these walls can't talk!! Thank you eaton family!!
Date of Stay: 07/21/12 Review Submitted: 08/03/12
The Kossow Lodge is a great place for a family reunion or get together. My family(8 brothers and sisters) have not been ALL together for over 15 years, as we are spread out all over the country. I wanted to have a special family reunion for my mother's 80th birthday and we could not have had a more perfect week than at Kossow Lodge. I started planning the week last summer with the help of Nancy Eaton. She was extremely willing to answer any and all questions I had regarding the facility. The lodge far out-weighed our expectations. We had a very large group, over the suggested 22, and we were very comfortable in our accomadations, There were 4 pull-out sofas in the enormous basement for the older children, who liked to stay up late and play games and watch TV! It was a great place for them, because you could not hear a peep upstairs! We had all ages ranging from 8-80, and there was something for everyone, I have a very active family and there were quite a few trails to run and exercise very close by. The lake itself if absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The kayaks, canoe, sunfish and motorboat were a hit with our entire group. The lake temperature was surprisingly warm and the lake itself was not crowded with other boaters at all. We felt like we were the only ones on the lake most of the week. We have had some large family gatherings in the past and have never had a kitchen stocked with so many amenities to accomadate our large number of people. There was also SO much room to actually sit and eat as a family, I have also never rented a house with so much seating for meals. The screened porch was used at night for family reminiscing, and we all fit very comfortably. If you were quiet enough, you could hear the loons every night. We left a few items behind on check-out day, and Nancy graciously sent the items immediately. I had the opportunity to meet both Nancy and Deke Eaton on check-in day and check-out day and there couldn't be two nicer people, who have thought of everything to make the Kossow Lodge an experience you won't soon forget. There are so many activites and sights nearby, I could have spent a month there and not done them all! My 8o-year old mom said it best - "it was the perfect week" I would highly recommend the Kossow Lodge to anyone who wants a week on a lake to remember!
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We had our family reunion at Kossow Lodge -- 24 adults and 7 children (ages 6 and under) and the lodge and the Eatons were wonderful. The lodge is very roomy and cozy at the same time and there's tons to do at the house. The kids loved the sandbox, basketball hoop, kayaks, sprinkler and the dollhouse in the toy room. The adults loved the huge porch in the back and the water toys. We also liked the firepit for s'mores. There was more than enough room for everyone and it was amazing that we didn't feel crowded with all the people we had! We'd love to go back! It was truly a memorymaking week for us.
We were a family group of 19 with ages of children from 2 to 22. There were activities available for all age groups. Everyone reported having a wonderful time. The bedroom arrangement worked well for our family. We especially enjoyed the outdoor fire pit for s'mores in the evenings; the lobster steamer was superb for cooking lobster dinners; the children loved swimming in the lake, playing ping pong, air hockey, kayaking, and shooting basketballs.
The indoor playhouse and outdoor sandbox was enjoyed by the younger children.
The owners were wonderfully accommodating and pleasant to work with!
We have done several home rentals over the years, even though some were a little fancier this one seemed to have everything we could want. The setting was perfect and peaceful (except for the one night when there was a party next door). Which we understand only happens once a season. Everyone enjoyed having the boat and kayaks. We have never had so many items provided for us, whenever we looked for an item in the kitchen it was there.
It was so nice to have someone to meet us and show where everything was. Everyone said they wouldn't mind going back again, and hopfully we wil.
Overall, this place is great. However, I believe that the sofa beds in the basement should be tossed! We were the unfortunates in our group that slept on them and it was awful! We came all the way from Georgia and never really slept. I never write negative reviews but, I felt it absolutely necessary so I could save some poor souls back! The bathroom situation is also better for 16-20. On a positive note, everyone else seemed very comfortable and the place is beautiful!!
Kossow Lodge was all we hoped for and more. Beside the beautiful lake setting, the kayaks, sunfish and canoe provided hours of wonderful water time, along with the floating dock for swimming. The owners greeted us upon arrival and walked us through the house, explaining where everything was and how everything worked. Having linens included was a huge plus, since there were 22 of us(ages 3 to 88). Even paper goods were supplied. There is a specially made steamer that was terrific for cooking lobster outside. One night we cooked 50 lobster, plus corn, with room to spare. The kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need, and there were multiple places to eat (dining room, porch, outside tables).Our eldest member enjoyed her room on the first floor, with a private bath, since stairs would have been difficult. There were lots of games for every age, the young adults esp enjoyed the pool and ping-pong tables. We made s'mores in the fire pit outside, wood was provided. There were plenty of local attractions (miniature golf, lighthouse, zoo, LLBean), but I esp enjoyed the days when everyone went sight seeing and I could enjoy the peacefulness! Food shopping was convenient, and although different groups ate lunch out, we mostly cooked dinner at the house. To us, it is referred to as "The Dream House" vacation.
Kossow Lodge is located on Crescent Lake, in the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine (Vacation Land) in the town of Raymond, Maine on the western shore of Crescent Lake. We have 283' of waterfront property within our 2.8 acres of pine forest. The Lodge provides both seclusion and serenity, yet offers something for everybody to enjoy during their stay. Day trips to North Conway, Mt Washinton Auto Road or Cog Railway, Freeport & L.L. Bean, Downtown Portland & Olde Port, Cape Elizabeth and the Ocean with Historic Light Houses, Ferry Boats to the outer Islands of Portland. Shaker Village, Mining for Gem Stones. The normal reponse after the 'kids' have been to our Lodge for 30 minutes is: 'Can we come back next year!'
Other Activities: Basketball, badminton, croquet, full size pool table, ping-pong, air hockey & foosball.
Rent a Pontoon boat and moor it at the Lodge dock.
Rent a water ski boat, several marinas will deliver and pick up.
Golf: POLAND SPRINGS------Poland Spring was the first golf course built at a resort in America and includes views of the White Mountains; fast bent wood greens, beautiful fairways, ponds and tees for all abilities. In 1896 Arthur Fenn designed the first 6 holes, and 1912 Donald Ross added his signature to complete the full 18 holes. He created a championship course that is maintained today. It is the treasure of Poland Spring.
Ski: 'Kossow Lodge' is perfect for the large family groups that downhill ski or cross country ski.
Shawnee Peak is close by and Sunday River is 53 Miles away in Bethel. For those that want to sled or ice fish or snow mobile 'Kossow Lodge' is the place to stay. Shawnee Peak is close by at 23 Miles.
Maine State Lodging Tax is 8%.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$700|
OFF SEASON FULL WEEK ..(7 nights) rent is $6000. Minimum Stay 5 nites @ $858.00 = $4290
PEAK SUMMER SEASON-.(7 nights) rent is $9,500 ARRIVE Saturday Noon---DEPART following Saturday at 10 AM
DURING PEAK SEASON WE ONLY RENT BY THE FULL WEEK---
$500 due to reserve your time.
1/2 of remaining rent is due 60 days before arrival
Remaining rent, security deposit and lodging tax is due 14 days before arrival
Security / Damage deposit is refundable ----"That is the way we prefer"
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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