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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
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.