This cozy cabin was towed across Mooselookmeguntic lake in 1954 and reassembled by renowned Maine Guide Norman Roberts and his wife, Ella. There was no road to this area at the time, so Roberts cleared the land by hand, reassembled the cabin, created a unique gravity-fed water system from a spring on the mountain, and towed appliances across the ice in the winter to create this secluded retreat. Much of Roberts' hand-carved woodwork is preserved, as is the working, hand-built fieldstone fireplace and outdoor fireplace/grill.
Despite the advent of phone and electricity to the area in the 1990s, Roberts' Hideaway remains a rustic retreat, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on one of the best lakefront areas of Mooselookmeguntic lake. A sandy beach and dock is perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and small motor or sailboats. The cabin is cozy, and perfect for vacationers that truly want to 'get away from it all.' At Roberts Hideaway, you can sit and watch the sun set over Saddleback and Bald mountains, listen to the loons laugh and get a true feeling how this rugged country must have been when it was first settled.
We proudly boast no television, computers or videogames, though a dial-up connection via telephone is available if you need it. Many carriers also provide digital cell phone coverage to the area, allowing tethering via cell phone to the Internet for the computer savvy. We've also added a wall heater for chilly nights, a washer and dryer, microwave and other amenities so that you can rough it -- or not!
And because this cabin was built to last the test of time, not the test of fashion, it is family and pet-friendly. We just ask that you don't smoke inside, please!
Keywords: Rustic, Secluded, Mountains, Lakefront, Appalachian Trail, Fishing, Boating, Pet-Friendly, Dogs Allowed, Pets Allowed, Simple, Cozy, Wooded, wildlife, moose, loons, hiking, bald mountain, Appalachian trail, Angel Falls, history, historic
Catherine Zehner of Panama City, Florida is the great-grandniece of Ella Roberts who, with her husband Norman, created Roberts Hideaway. Catherine, her mother and cousins maintain the family cabin in Rangeley, Maine through select rentals from May through October.
In 1950, Norman Roberts was scouting mountain property to use as a base for hunting and fishing guide services. His wife, Ella, wanted lakefront property. In this property, they found the best of both worlds. The cabin is located a stone's throw from the lake, offers amazing views, and is approximately 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail and a short hike to Angel's Falls. The nearest airport is Portland, ME, though it is a 3-5 hour drive from Bangor, ME and Boston, MA, respectively. The roads are dirt, but well-maintained enough to haul a small trailer or RV. There is limited parking available for boats/trailers.
This cabin is secluded and more than 10 miles from the nearest paved road. As a result, it is quiet, with only privately-owned cabins located in the immediate vicinity. Dogs are safe to let off-leash (providing you have good recall for them). The hiking, fishing and boating are beyond compare, however personal watercraft (jet-skis) are NOT allowed on the lake. This give the lake a serene quality rarely found anywhere else. Two towns, Rangeley and Oquossoc, are located with a 20-30 minute drive for supplies, day trips, shopping, eating and sight-seeing.
There are several gravel pits where renters may also practice target shooting. Contact owner for more details.
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|Discounts: 21 nights or more: $124 Nightly|
|Half down to secure rental dates, and balance due seven days prior to arrival.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.