Eric Braciska

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Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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3 Story,5 Bedrooms/Loft, 3 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 22, 75 ft Covered Porch/Deck

Updated 2/16/14

'The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home: Is a Spectacular Window Studded & Spacious New Log Home offering Hikers prime access to Pleasant Mountain’s 10 Mile Network of Hiking Trails, Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails, and easy Boating Access to Moose Pond’s 17 Miles of Shoreline. Our 3,000 sq ft Modern Log Home hosts 5 Spacious Bedrooms, Loft, Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Room, Sleeps 18-22 Comfortably, and Dines 16....Perfect for Large Family Reunions. You will Love our Great Room's 20+ ft Cathedral Pine Ceiling, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, & Grand Field Stone Fire Place. 75 feet of wrap around Covered Porch/Deck provides Great Mountain Views all within 300 yards of Moose Pond, where you will hear 'The Cry' of The Loons' nightly along with a Barred Owl or two. There is plenty of Space for all with our extensive Kids Playroom & Wi-Fi providing a First Class Log Home Experience for 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Families. Recently our Log Home was highlighted on TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' Show & is displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web Site.....so take a look (lower right corner)..

You will Love Bridgton, 'The Heart' of The Western Maine Mountains & Lakes Region, with it's quintessential Downtown, famous for its Spas, Antique & Boutique Shops. Sportsmen love Bridgton's dozen Lakes & Ponds (Highland/Long Lake & Moose Pond) for endless Boating, Kayaking, Sea Plane Rides, Full Marinas & Fishing opportunities (Trout, Salmon & Bass), a 1/2 dozen Popular Hiking Destinations & Shawnee Peak Ski Area. Sebago Lake State Park, NH's famous White Mountains (to visit Storyland, Kancamagus Scenic Hwy, Diana's Bath, Santa's Village, Polar Caves, The Flume, Mount Washington Cog Rail/Auto Rd, Clark's Trading Post (black bear shows), Cranemore, Attitash, Wildcat, Loon & Bretton Woods (Mountain Coasters, Zip Line, Gondola Rides & Canopy Tours) & North Conway's Outlet Stores are an easy 25 min ride.

The Trailside Way Village Cul De Sac, East Side Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond: 'The Hive', completed in 2008, is one of 12 Log / Log Style Homes located on this quaint Mountain Cul De Sac at the base of Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. Trailside Way is off the beaten path which provides the privacy and serenity to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL'....while still providing direct access to Shawnee Peak’s Summit and Pleasant Mountain’s 10 mile Hiking Trail Network. When the sun goes down, you and your 12 neighbors (which are never all occupied at the same time know matter what season) are the only ones on the East Side of the Mountain. During the Spring, Fall, & Summer months, it is not uncommon to be the only family/group up on the mountain, giving it the feel of being out in the wilderness, but still so close to all the great enjoyments the The Western Maine Lakes Region/Bridgton/Naples/Sebago & the North Conway, NH area has to offer.

'The Hive” Mountain Log Home Tour....Park your car in our 100 ft Driveway where there is extra Space to park 3-4 cars along with limitless parking available at the base of the driveway on Trailside Way as the road receives next to zero car traffic. Step out of your car & within a few convenient steps is our Walk-In, First Level, Main Entrance making unloading your car a cinch, while our Grand Log Bench invites you to take a load off your feet. Mohawk Trail is 20 feet from our Front Door. 'The Hive” Welcomes you into a Large, Antique Winter Sports Themed, Pine Studded Mud/Ski Room with two big Closets and plenty of hangers for all your sweatshirts & coats. The Kids Large Playroom, with new 42’ Flat Screen TV, huge Sectional, and Board Games/Puzzles, allows the kids to have their own space, all while overlooking Mohawk Trail. Two bedrooms each with a Large Bright Window and Bunk Beds Sleeps up to 10 people, while down the hall is a Full Bathroom, Separate Laundry Room, and Utility Room providing all the Conveniences of Home.

The Log Home Tour (Cont) Main Floor & 3rd Level/Loft: Turn left at the top of the stairs brings you into 1 of 2 Bedrooms with a King Bed & Full Double Bed (room has all antique furniture/decorations) respectively with Large Closets, Ceiling Fans, Lighting to read in Bed, and 1 Full Bathroom (Granite Counter) accented by Large Windows and plenty of Sun Light. Turn right into our Gourmet Kitchen (Fully Stocked), with Stainless Steel Appliances, plush Granite Countertops, Double Sink, Dish Washer, Warming Oven, and Breakfast Bar (seats 4) with Rustic Oak Beams. The Grand Room awaits you with a First Class Dining Room, which seats 10, Large Living Room with 20+ foot Cathedral Pine Studded Ceilings, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, 42”Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, Grand Field Stone Fireplace, and very popular Chess Set. Take your pick of one of four separate French Slidding Doors which sweeps you outside onto your 75 ft of Wrap-Around Covered Porch/Deck overlooking Mohawk Trail, beautiful Hio Ridge, and the Sunnyside Triple Chairlift Loading Station. Our gorgeous Wooden Staircase brings you to the quaint Loft/Den area where you can escape into a good book, surf the web at the Office Desk (large monitor available), do the 'Moose Pond' Puzzle, or sip wine at your Log Cocktail Table overlooking The Sunnyside Chairlift. Our new Leather Couch also easily folds down into a nice sized Double Full Bed. The Huge Master Bedroom with King Log Bed and Master Bath (Full sized) is to the rear of the Loft area and has great views of the Shawnee Peak Summit and incredible Sun Rises over Moose Pond / Hio Ridge right from your King Sized Log Bed.

“Where Your Maine Memories are Made”

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a Great time Sledding down the ski trails, Playing Cards, Drinking by The Fireplace, Watching Movies, & Spending time Together as a family Skiing & Boarding. We mostly stayed in & ate as a family at your incredible Dining Table. What a Wonderful House you guys have! The whole family enjoyed ourselves very much Sledding, Sitting Outside at "The Fire Pit" watching The Snow Operations Crew Plow & Groom the Snow. Thank you for allowing us to gain more families Memories with our Loving Friends.
Jan 2014
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Eric Braciska

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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Our family resides in Tewksbuy, MA which is a suburb, 15 miles NW of Boston, MA. We always had a goal of owning a Log Home, having researched it thoroughly when we first got married in the early 90's. We accomplished our goal in the summer of 2011 purchasing the newly built Contemporary Log Home & enjoy utilizing when our 3 kids sports schedules allow us to do so. Andrea & I have worked for several Fortune 500 Corporations & have a combined 35 years working in the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Industries in various Accounting, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, & Account Management positions. Eric has recently started 'The Hive' Vacation Rental Services, LLC, & is now 100% dedicated to growing the business focused on Marketing & Managing our High End Long Term & Vacation Rental Homes in NH & ME & providing Marketing & Vacation Rental Services to other 2nd Home Owners in The Lakes & Mountains Regions of NH & ME.

We adore the Bridgton & Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Area as there is so much to do no matter the season. Known more as a Summer Family Vacation Destination, our location Trailside at Shawnee Peak Ski Area is perfectly situated only 300 yards away from grand Moose Pond, therefore being at the ready to enjoy all outdoor activities no matter the season.

We enjoy watching our 3 kids multitude of sporting events including hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, cross country along with coaching basketball and soccer. Other hobbies we enjoy are gardening, walking, hiking, fishing, skiing, wildlife photography, shopping, attending family activities & running.

Eric Braciska purchased this lodge in 2011

Convenience: You can do it all right from your front door, Hike, Bike, Walk & Mountain Bike on Shawnee's 40+ Ski Trails.

Get Away from It All: Trailside Way is a quite Cul De Sac Village of 12 Log Home/Style Homes in a quaint setting. There is very rarely more than a few families up at any one given time thus you really have the whole East Side of the Mountain to yourselves. The home itself also has plenty of room to spread out with 3 Floors of Living space along with 75 ft of Wrap Around Covered Porch/Deck to watch the Wildlife outside in the Golden Maine Sunshine.

But Close to All the Action: In the Naples, North Conway, Sebago Lakes Region, the Town of Bridgton alone sports some 20+ Restaurants, 2 Movie Theatres, 4 Public Town Beaches, it's own 18 Hole Public Golf Course, a few Ice Cream Stands, numerous Hiking Trail Systems in Bald Pate Mnt, Pondicherry Park, and Pleasant Mountain/Shawnee Peak, over a dozen ponds/lakes to fish & swim along with outstanding Antique, Boutique, and Gift Shopping with famous North Conway just a 25 min. drive away and Fryeburg Academy, Bridgton Academy, The Fryeburg Fairgrounds, and Saco River Drop In Points all only a 15-20 min drive.

A Truly Remarkable Log Home & Amazing Mountain, Shawnee Peak & Area - In the Western Maine Mountains & Lakes, North Conway, NH, Sebago Lake, Naples, Long Lake Region

There is nothing better than being Trailside to Shawnee's 10+ miles of Hiking Trails & 40+ Ski Trails for Mountain Biking out your front door. Bridgton which is 'The Heart of The Western Maine Lakes & Mountains Region' provides unsurpassed beauty & outdoor opportunities with a dozen Lakes & Ponds alone. Next door is ever popular Fryeburg & Naples Maine with Sebago, Long & Highland Lakes along with North Conway, NH with its Magical White Mountain National Park.

Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 60+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail & personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, & a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way.

Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guests the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at “The Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond.

“Where your Maine Memories are Made”

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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'The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home Moose Pond / Shawnee Peak
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
'The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home Moose Pond / Shawnee Peak
+1 978 474 1192
Bridgton Western Maine

Great for a larger group!

  • 5 of 5
20 of us stayed here as an end-of-the-year trip for our graduating master's class. We went in late spring and since it was the offseason we were the only ones on the side of the mountain. Lots to do both indoors and outdoors in a beautiful part of Maine.

Eric was incredibly responsive and accommodating, and put in a good deal of effort to make sure our stay was a good one.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
'The Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home Moose Pond / Shawnee Peak
+1 978 474 1192
Bridgton Western Maine
Wakefield MA

Wonderful Place great skiing fun for all!

  • 5 of 5
We had a blast! The home was immaculate, everything in the description was accurate and more. You couldnt find a better place. Easy in & out for skiing, Shawnee Peak has terrian for all types of skiers. Friendly staff. We had 6 adults & 8 children, and there was plenty of room. Large dining table for everyone to eat together, gorgeous fireplace to warm up after a day of skiing. Couldn't have asked for anything better. We cant wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback, as we really strive to provide a "Remarkable Log Home Experience" which in turn creates life long memories for your family and friends. We also strive to make the process of booking simple and easy by providing a high level of communication in answering your questions and concerns proactively even before you think of them.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Eastern Slopes Fryeburg Maine Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Long Lake Queen Ferry
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Conway Scenic Railroad New Hampshire
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rte 302
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Moose Pond
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blizzards & Punkin Valley Pubs
Nearest Ski
Shawnee Peak Ski Area Trailside - OUT FRONT DOOR
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bridgton Highlands & Lake Kezar Country Clubs
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Camp Fire Grille
Car: necessary

In the Western Maine Lakes & North Conway, NH Region, Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond is Maine's premier summer / fall / winter Vacation Destination. During winter, Ski In Ski out your front door at georgeous Shawnee Peak Ski Area, Maine's 3rd busiest (with the most Night Skiing in New England). In the Naples, Sebago Lakes Region & Long Lake and Saco River watershed areas, Shawnee Peak is only 20 minutes from North Conway, NH Shopping Outlets, Restaurants, Waterparks, and Movie Theaters. A summer vacation paradise with Moose Pond (300 yards from home) and 35+ lakes/ponds within a 10 mile radius of our home. Out your front door is Shawnee Peak's 10 mile Hiking Trail Network and Needle's Eye Waterfall. The 4 main boating entry points for the Saco River are15 minutes away where thousands paddle downstream each year. A 20 minute ride brings you to The Fryeburg Fair which hosts 300,000 spectators during peak fall foliage season in October. This is truly a First Class Luxury Log Home in a true 4 Season Vacation destination location.

Other Activities: Hiking (10 Mile Trail Network out your front door), Kayaking/Canoeing Saco River (4 Major Portage points within 15 min drive), Fryeburg Fairgrounds (15 min drive), Drive In Movie Theater, Snowmobile, Snow Shoe, Scenic Drive, Apple Picking, Wildlife Photography, Wine Tasting

Golf: 5 Public Golf Courses within 30 minute drive. Two courses (Bridgton Highlands & Kezar Lake Golf Courses within 8 miles 15 min drive.)

Ski: Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd. Newry, ME 207 824 3000 41 miles 55 min. drive

Cranmore 1 Skimobile Rd No Conway, NH 800 786 6754 22 miles 30 min. drive

Attitash Rte 302 Bartlett, NH 800 223 7669 31 miles 40 min. drive

King Pine 1251 Eaton Rd Freedom, NH 603 367 8896 30 miles 40 min. drive

Black Mnt 373 Black Mnt Rd Jackson, NH 603 383 4490 32 miles 45 min. drive

Bretton Woods Rte 302 Bretton Woods, NH 603-278 3320 51 miles 65 min. drive

Wildcat Rte 16 Pinkham Notch, NH 603 466 3326 41 miles 55 min. drive

Mnt Abrams 308 Howe Hill Rd Greenwood, ME 207 875 5000 41 miles 55 min. drive

Five Fields Farm X-C Skiing 720 So Bridgton Rd Bridgton, ME 207 647 2425 8 miles 15 min. drive

Carter’s X-C Ski Center 420 Main St Oxford, ME 207 539-4848 31 miles 45 min. drive

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Bridgton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Vacation Season
Jun 20 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage Season
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 20 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
Pre Ski Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
Pre-Holiday Ski Season
Dec 12 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
Winter Peak Ski Season
Dec 19 2014 - Mar 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring Ski Season
Mar 16 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring Season
Mar 30 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring Season
May 22 2015 - Jun 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation Season
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning, Laundry, Trash Service $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ALL SEASONS (Exceptions are Holiday Wknds & School Vacation Wks)
- Stay 3 or more Nights & SAVE $20 per Night
- Stay a Week & your 7th Ngt is FREE!

MID WEEK "SLOPESIDE SIMPLICITY" & "HIKER'S HEAVEN" SPECIALS (applies to winter, spring, & fall seasons only)
- Stay 3 or More Mid-Week Nights - Sunday through Thursday...SAVE an Add $30/ngt

* $50 Add/ngt

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Bridgton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Mountain ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room
  • Printer
  • Secure Parking
  • Study Room
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
  • Free Local Calls
  • Baby Gate
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom
  • All Bathrooms have Granite Counters & Towels Warmers. Master Bedroom has full Master Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Queen Bee Master Loft Bedroom - 1 king , With Full Master Bathroom
    Honey Bee Bedroom - 1 king , Window Overlooking Mohawk Trial
    Honey Comb Bedroom - 1 double , Window Overlooking Hio Ridge Sunrise/Moonrise
    Worker Bee Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Two Bunk Beds each with Double and Single Bed
    Beeswax Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Bed with Double and Single Bed and Single Bed
    Bees Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull Out Full Size Fouton
  • Can sleep additional 4 people on large sectional and two couches if needed.
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • MP3 Dock
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Bicycles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Boat
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Singles
  • Groups
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
Two Main Level Bedrooms and Master Bedroom have Premium Lighted Ceiling Fans. Recently our Log Home was highlighted on TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' show & is prominently displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web site (video bottom right).
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