STUNNING LAKEFRONT & MOUNTAINS ON LAKE MOOSELOOKMEGUNTIC, ~ME~

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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STUNNING LAKEFRONT & MOUNTAINS ON LAKE MOOSELOOKMEGUNTIC, ~ME~

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1954

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308694vb
(850) 628-4048 (Florida, USA)
Rangeley Lake Western Maine
5

BEAUTIFUL CABIN IN A EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from a week at the cabin. The cabin was perfect for our dogs, our 10 month old son, my wife and i, and our parents. Very private, but still a short drive into town for provisions. The cabin is very well stocked, it feels more like a house then a "rental", as it is appointed with a washer dryer, lots of kitchen things, plenty of bedding, etc. You really only need to bring clothes, everything else, the cabin has. Cant say enough good things, we really enjoyed our time. We will be returning.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308694vb
(850) 628-4048 (Florida, USA)
Rangeley Lake Western Maine
Easton NH
5

FANTASTIC SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
We had an awesome time at this very special place, it was absolutely perfect for our needs. The location is ideal if you value privacy, access to the water, wildlife watching and being with people you love! The camp had all the amenities that we needed and the wonderful breezes off the lake kept the bugs under control and broke the humidity factor, we were there during a major heatwave. Great swimming in this safe harbor and we were entertained by the many birds that frequent this cove including loons, mergansers, ducks and an Eagle that flew by. Nice hiking and biking in the area. My only regret is not booking a two week stay, we will be back for sure!. Thanks for sharing your wonderful slice of paradise with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Come back any time!
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308694vb
(850) 628-4048 (Florida, USA)
Rangeley Lake Western Maine
Northwest Hills, Connecticut
5

AWE-INSPIRING SCENERY, MEMORABLE FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from a week stay at Robert’s Hideaway. . . what a treat! This cabin could not be situated on a better site. Given the undulation of the lake’s shoreline, it is basically fronted with water on two sides; at times we would look out the windows and could swear we were floating on water! There is a lovely sandy beach with a nice gradual slope right into the water, which was perfect for our two-year-old son (and our dog, who couldn't have had a better time).

The cabin itself is cozy and rustic, just as described. There was an outdoor fireplace and we were able to enjoy some delicious food cooked over the open fire. There may not be any television or internet, but we were never bored. The network of dirt roads on which the cabin is located, while not devoid of traffic, were quiet enough to afford us some great family bicycling and nature walks. The immediate vicinity of the cabin provided top-notch wildlife viewing. One morning, while sitting by the water, a bald eagle flew low and quiet, directly over our heads! The loons’ cries were a welcome sound almost every morning and evening, and the hummingbird would regularly visit the lupines growing at the water’s edge.

If you enjoy the great outdoors, the general area of Lake Mooselookmeguntic just can’t be beat. While we didn't get much canoeing in (due to my son's unforeseen aversion to being in a water vessel!), we did enjoy several area day hikes, including: Angel Falls, Bald Mountain, Cascade Stream Gorge, Round Top and Piazza Rock (via the Appalachian Trail, which actually passes through a few miles from the cabin); all of which were simply spectacular!

This really was an amazing experience that we will all remember for a long time to come.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
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(850) 628-4048 (Florida, USA)
Rangeley Lake Western Maine
Kennebunk ME
5

CHARMING, GREAT ATMOSPHERE, LIVES UP TO THE A DESCRIPTION,

  • 5 of 5
The location is calming, beautiful and inviting. There is plenty to do to enjoy the outdoors. The camp has a very well-equipped kitchen, a good bathroom, and the atmosphere is very appealing. When we were younger we used to tent camp but can no longer do that. This is the best alternative we have found. A real opportunity to enjoy the real Maine!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p308694vb
(850) 628-4048 (Florida, USA)
Rangeley Lake Western Maine
Florida
5

SERENE, SECLUDED, COZY GETAWAY RIGHT AT THE SHORES OF A BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN LAKE IN MAINE.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have had three wonderful vacations at Roberts' Hideaway. We are real nature-lovers, and we will tell you that you can hardly beat this gem in the Maine mountains. The cottage sits right on the lake. You wake up to the gentle lapping of the water and gaze across to the stunning rolling mountain hills as you watch the loons swim by. The cottage is on a very large piece of land - you cannot see or hear any neighbors - just the sounds of the woodland creatures and the soft wind blowing across the lake. Put your hiking shoes on and walk right out the front door - there is plenty of exploration without even cranking up the car. But if you wish, you can take day excursions to Angel Falls or other legendary attractions. We still thrill at the sighting of a Maine moose - sometimes with her calf by her side. The cottage is very genuine and cozy. We marvel at the challenge it was to craft it out of wood back in Norman's day, out there in the wilderness. I would call it rustic/cozy/charming. You feel right at home when you walk in, and you can almost hear the voices of the generations of rugged Mainers who put it all together and then enjoyed it - hunting, camping and holding family reunions together. There is plenty of shopping in the nearby towns, if that's your pleasure. My husband goes for hunting gear and clothing in the well-stocked sportsmans' store, while I prefer antiques and fresh local jams and Maine lobster at other local stores. A nice local grocery store is perfect for all your provisioning - you could spend every day at the cottage and never leave. But in town, there is a quaint pub and some cute restaurants if you want to treat yourself to a meal served up for you. And last of all:our dogs LOVE this place! They can play and cavort in the clear lake waters, run themselves silly in the woods, and at the end of the day they collapse, exhausted, as we grill some dinner.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Ruth. I'm glad you, too, could hear the voices of the generations of our family who worked and played at Roberts' Hideaway. It is a very special place for us, and thank you for holding it close to your heart, also!

Catherine Zehner
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Half down to secure rental dates, and balance due seven days prior to arrival.
Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

Rangeley Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand-up shower with Rinnai on-demand hot water heater.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Futon in living room - 1 double , The futon in the living room folds down to a double.
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The loft is one room and is great for a couple or kids!
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen in Master Bedroom, (1) Double Bed in loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin beds that can be put together or separated in the loft (same room as the queen bed)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room of cabin.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • spelunking
Notes:
Outdoor fireplace/grill & sandy beach
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