LARGE 2-STORY CABIN ON LAKE HEBRON IN MONSON, NEAR MOOSEHEAD LAKE

David Finley

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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LARGE 2-STORY CABIN ON LAKE HEBRON IN MONSON, NEAR MOOSEHEAD LAKE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Monson Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen and wraparound porch, sleeps 8+

Located in the desirable and picturesque Indian Point area of Lake Hebron in Monson Maine, the Finch Camp is a classic Maine Highlands cottage. The two-story cottage has rustic charm while including modern comforts and amenities. The rental includes full access to the owner's adjacent private lakefront area on Indian Point, a grassy area nestled among the trees on the shore that is just steps from the cottage. The private lake area includes a boat slip, lawn chairs and a dock for swimming. Staying at the Finch Camp is a true throwback to earlier times, with fresh spring water provided via an antique hand-pumped well in front of the camp and running water inside. It has a large country kitchen with a gas oven/stove and a separate wood stove. The large living room has a TV and DVD player with a classic oversized fireplace. The large wraparound porch includes a BBQ grill and a screened area to escape the summer bugs. It's a pleasant walk to the quaint town of Monson or the nearby Appalachian Trail trailhead access, and just 10 miles up the scenic Moosehead Trail Road to the Moosehead Lake recreation area. The historic Finch Camp was the first cabin built on Lake Hebron, in the center of Indian Point. The ideal seasons to visit are late spring/early summer through mid-fall. (We close it up for the winter.) Late spring is great for fishing and relaxing; summer is wonderful for swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, grilling, etc.; and early to mid-fall provides a quieter time to visit to soak in the beautiful fall colors and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the lake.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Finley (Owner)
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Why David Finley chose Monson

I spent many wonderful summers at this camp as a child. I have fond memories of Lake Hebron, chasing bullfrogs, fishing for trout or perch in the quiet lake, hiking the many trails, or taking a short trip to pick wild blueberries in the countryside. The summer days were sunny with ocassional booming thunderstorms that we rode out playing games in the comfortable cabin with a large fire in the living room fireplace. We often took the short walk into town, stopping along the way to observe loons on the lake and watch in awe as ocassional wandering moose passed by. (Yes, they sill do wander through Monson!) We'd also take the short drive to Greenville to shop and dine or explore the expansive Moosehead Lake recreation area just a few miles up the Moosehead Trail road. Spending time in Monson is like returning to simpler times in a very magical place.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3009552
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Monson Maine Highlands
5

Awesome step back in time.

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at the Finch Cottage and it is by far one of our favorite homes we have ever rented on Homeaway! This place has oodles and oodles of charm and history, from the working well pump in the front yard to the claw foot tub. It is a step back in time to a bygone era with modern upgrades including great comfortable beds, gas stove, fridge all surrounded by antiques of the past. If you look closely at the picture in the kitchen of the luncheon on the porch from 100 years ago, the same chairs in the picture are in the kitchen today.

At night you will go to sleep to the sound of the loons on Hebron Lake and the whisper of the trees outside your bedroom window. During the day the lake is great for kayaking, swimming and fishing. The cottage has a private bit of waterfront to enjoy.

This is a great place to get out and explore the north woods of Maine. We hiked Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in New England one day and another day drove north into the woods to get views of Mt. Katahdin which were nothing short of spectacular. Greenville is a short drive and a charming little town to explore. Greenville also has a the closest supermarket attached to a store that is a great resource for your fishing and hunting needs. Sales clerk recommended flies for fishing that were perfect on Hebron Lake.

We have rented over 30 properties over the years on Home Away and the Finch Cottage and the owner David is one of our favorites and the only one we have returned to and will continue to go back as a yearly tradition.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
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Monson Maine Highlands
5

A wonderful week away! Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the FInch Camp for almost a week in the middle of August. Unlike other rustic cabins we have stayed at, this one was clean, spacious, and provided all of the comforts of home, while retaining rustic charm. The kitchen and living room are large and comfortable. A perfect place to cook a quiet meal and relax. However, the best thing about the camp is the location. We spent tons of time at Lake Hebron (right next to the camp). Quiet and serene. Every night you can hear the loons calling. On clear nights you can see the milky way!

Monson is a sleepy little town that is the start of 100-mile Wilderness of the Appalachian Trail. Definitely worth checking out if you like to hike. There are some basic amenities in town, as well as a few grocery stores close by. In addition, it is about 20 minutes away from Moosehead Lake and the town of Greenville. A little touristy, but the beauty of this lake makes up for it. Lily Bay and Peaks-Kenney State Parks are close by and breathtaking.

Dave (the owner) and the local caretaker are really great. You won't be disappointed if you stay here, and I suggest you do! We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3009552
+1 -714 501-3676
Monson Maine Highlands
5

Great cabin, great weekend

  • 5 of 5
Great stay. Comfortable, clean cabin on a serene Maine lake. The caretakers were very pleasant and helpful, the owner was very responsive to our questions. Perfect spot for a guys' weekend away.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3009552
+1 -714 501-3676
Monson Maine Highlands
5

what a beautiful and peaceful home away from home

  • 5 of 5
My fiance and I could not wait to have some R and R and your house was a perfect place for that. We took walks, went swimming. We BBQ'd and had romantic dinners on the screened porch. Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
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Monson Maine Highlands
5

A walk back in time for me.

  • 5 of 5
I grew up at Indian Point, every summer of my life we would visit the Olson camp just next door. I remember my parents sending me over to the Finch camp each morning for water from the pump out front, I'm happy to report the water is as pure as it was then. I never went inside, just looked through windows as a curious little kid would. I brought my family there this year for our annual family picnic and we were very happy to find such a warm , cozy and comfortable place. Now that my childhood curiosity has been satisfied I can highly recommend this wonderful cozy camp to all who want to realize the friendly woods of Maine -- Absolute God's country.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Large 2-Story Cabin on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3009552
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Monson Maine Highlands
5

Awesome property!!

  • 5 of 5
Normally we go camping for Labor Day which co-insides with my birthday. This year we decided to rent a house instead. I can't express how impressed we were with the house. As soon as we walked in we knew it was going to be a great weekend! The house was very clean. The care taker does an excellent job of cleaning everything including all the floors which doesn't always happen in other rentals we've stayed at. The charm of the house was enchanting. For an older house its nice to see how well it has been taken care of. The furniture was awesome the room sizes were great as well as all the quaint furnishings around the house making it so charming. The lake was splendid and I would suggest bringing a kayak to explore the lake.
I am sure we will rent again.
There were only two things that weren't great. One: we didn't stay long enough!
Two: we had to leave!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lakeshore House and Tavern - Monson
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spring Creek BBQ - Monson
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

Monson is located on the wonderfully scenic Moosehead Trail, very close to the recreation area at Greenville and Moosehead Lake, about 15 miles to the north. The Moosehead Lake Recreation area offers a wide range of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, moose watching, river raftring, mountain climbing, kayaking, etc. Monson's lake, Lake Hebron is a wonderful lake for fishing, canoeing, bird watching, kayaking, hiking and relaxing, and is also close to the 100 Mile Wilderness Conservation Area. Monson is a well-known stopover for hikers on the Appalachian Trail, with a trailhead right in Monson. The town is much more relaxed and less crowded than nearby Greenville (but still easily accessible for its many shops and restaurants), and offers more affordable vacation rentals. Located at the end of Indian Point Loop along the shore of Lake Hebron, the Finch Camp offers a rustic, historic two story cabin with a wide wraparound porch that originated as an early 20th Century hunting lodge. In fact, it was the first cabin built on Lake Hebron in the late 1800s. We've restored it so it is comfortable for modern visitors, but retains all of its rustic charm. The cabin is located one mile from Monson -- a wonderful walk or jog along the shore road, or a very short drive by car or boat. We have a private boat slip next to the cabin with easy access for launching a small boat; with public docks in town. Guests may rent sturdy kayaks from our caretaker in town for a modest donation. The cabin is equipped with nearly 100 DVD movies, a wide sreen tv with several clear HD local channels, plus games and puzzles, fishing poles, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Monson Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall (Sept - Nov)
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$75
From
$85
Thu,Fri,Sat
$555
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes We accept checks and Paypal, as well as wired funds or moneygrams. A 50% deposit is due when booked, with the balance due 30 days prior to the visit. There is a 15% cancellation fee for cancellations not made at least 30 days before the visit date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Monson Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a sink, toilet and clawfoot tub with a chrome shower and shower enclosure with a 360-degree oval shower curtain.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 queen , Living room has a queen sofa sleeper bed
  • Two bedrooms on main floor and two bedrooms on second floor. The upstairs bedrooms each have one double bed. One downstairs bedroom has one twin bed and the other has two twin beds. The living room includes a regular (non-sleeper) sofa and a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Fresh drinking water is easily drawn from a fully functional antique hand pump outside the front door of the property. The kithen is equipped with four 1-gallon water containers for storing pumped drinking water. The cottage also has clean running water in the bathroom and kitchen (not for drinking).
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