The 'Ski Hive' Luxury Mountain Log Home - Ski In Ski Out of this Spectacular Window Studded & Spacious New Contemporary Log Home offering Slopeside Simplicity. Ski In Ski Out your front door onto Mohawk Trail & The Sunnyside Triple Chairlift at Shawnee Peak Ski Area, a Mid Sized Family Ski Area in Western Maine Mountains, Naples, North Conway, Sebago Lake Region. With over 40 Trails & Glades along with 3 Terrain Parks, Shawnee provides the Most Night Skiing of any Ski Area in New England, while attracting the third most skier visits of some 2 dozen areas in Maine. You also enjoy Trailside access to Shawnee's 10+ Mile Network of Maintained Hiking Trails, which are utilized for Snow Shoeing, Back Country Skiing, and Winter Hiking/Climbing. Shawnee's prime location, being 55 minutes from Portland (Maine's Largest City), 25 min from North Conway & 2.5 hours from Boston has allowed it to be the Oldest Continuously Running Ski Area in The State of Maine (75 Years). Our 3,000 sq ft Modern Luxury Log Home hosts a Total of 12 Rooms, 5 Spacious Bedrooms, Loft & Gourmet Kitchen/Dining Room Seating 16 & Sleeping 18, perfect for Family Reunions or Hosting Multiple Families. 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 & Plenty of Room for all with 3 Stories of Living Space, A First Class Log Home Experience for 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Families. Recently our Log Home was highlighted on Maine's TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' show & is displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web site (lower right corner).
Trailside Way - Located on the Eastern Slopes of Shawnee Peak Ski In Ski Out The 'Ski Hive' was completed in 2008 and is one of 12 Log & Log Style Homes in this Quiet, Quaint, & Peaceful Mountain Cul De Sac. Known as the uncrowded & hidden secret by locals, the East Side offers great cruising runs and is often overlooked by many visitors to the area. Trailside Way is off the beaten path far away from the busy Main Lodge which provides the privacy and serenity to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL'....while still providing direct access to the summit and Shawnee's 40+ Trails & Glades. When the lifts close and the parking lots empty, you and your 11 neighbors (which are never all occupied 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 up on the mountain giving it the feel of being way out in the wilderness but still so close to all the great enjoyments the Bridgton, Naples, Western Maine Mountains, North Conway & Sebago Lake Region has to offer.
The 'Ski Hive' Log Home Tour - (New Owners Aug 2011) Offering Slopeside Simplicity, Park your car in our 100 ft drive where there is space for 3-4 cars along with limitless parking available at the base of the driveway for Snowmobile/ATV/Boat Trailers as the road receives next to zero car traffic. . From your car & within a few convenient steps is our Walk-In First Level Main Entrance, making unloading your car a cinch, while our Grand Outdoor Log Bench invites you to take a load off your feet. Around Front, you will find several Outdoor Living Spaces which provides ample opportunity for you to enjoy the Mountain Views & Shawnee's Quintisential New England Beauty, including our Log Picnic Table (seats 8), Blue Stone Patio with Granite Benches (Seats 8) & Chimea, while our Lunch Rocks Area (Seats 5) & Grand Trailside Fire Pit (Seats 8). The Mohawk Ski Trail is 25 feet from our door down a modest incline which will careen you down an easy slope and onto The SunnySide Triple Chair Loading Station 150 Yards from our home. A perfect location to start your 3-5 year old toddler on Skis for the first time, We have a pair of 71 cm Ski Bum 'Training Skis' for you son or daughter to use over several hundred yards of easy terrain on both Mohawk & Appalachian Trails right outside your door.
The Walk In Basement - Welcomes you into a large 100% Pine Studded Ski/Mud Room with two big Ski Lockers, plenty of Coat Hangers, Portable Heater, Drying Rack, & Glove/Boot Heater. The Kids Large Playroom has a 42' Flat Screen TV/DVD, Wi-Fi & Surround Sound & huge Sectional provides the perfect location for 'Kids Movie Nights'. Our Electric Fire Place, Ping Pong Table, 50+ Puzzles, 30+ Board Games helps to keep the kids busy.. Two bedrooms, each with a large bright window &Bunk beds sleeps up to 10 people while down the hall a Full Bathroom with Granite Counters & Towel Warmers, Separate Laundry Room, and Utility Room give everyone plenty of space and privacy during your stay.
Main Floor & 3rd level/Loft - Turn left at the top of the stairs which brings you into 1 of 2 Bedrooms with a King Bed & all Log Furniture, The 2nd Bedroom has a Full Double Bed with all Antique Furniture. Each Bedoom has a large Closet, Ceiling Fan, Dresser, Reading Lamps, Alarm Clock & 2 or more Windows which allows plenty of Sun Light, Serviced by Full Bath with Granite Counters & Towel Warmers, Turn right into our
Gourmet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances w/ Ice Maker, Granite Countertops & Breakfast Bar (Seats 6) with Rustic Oak Beams, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker/Filters, Warming Oven, Double Sink, Dish Washer, Drink Mixer, Late Machine, & plenty of Kitchen ware, utencils, pots, & Servings to handle any Huge Thanksgiving Feast. The Grand Room awaits you with a First Class Dining Room which seats 10, Large Living Room with Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, & Grand Field Stone Fireplace, all acsented with Classic Country Style Decorations. 75 ft of Covered Porch/Deck Surrounds you which is accessed by 4 French Slidding Doors and Windows everywhere, all overlooking Mohawk & Appalachian Trails & The Sunnyside Triple Chairlift. Our gorgeous Wooden Staircase brings you to the Quaint Loft/Den Area where you can escape into your book, surf the web at the office desk set up (includes monitor, printer & mouse), put together The Moose Pond Puzzle (we have over 50 of them for you), or sip wine at your Log Cocktail Table all Overlooking the Ski Trails & Sunnyside Chairlift. The Huge Master Bedroom with King Log Bed and Master Bath with Towel Warmer has great views of the mountains & has incredible Sun Rises over Hio Ridge right from your bed.
Don’t forget your Pond Skates & Hockey Sticks (we also provide a dozen + pairs of Skates, few Helmuts, various hockey pads, several hockey sticks, two regulation sized nets & a snow blower to clear the ice (under porch). The Trailside Retention Pond (100 yards below our home & easily seen out our kitchen & dining room windows) provides some fine Ice Skating while we have a dozen + different style sleds and toboggans for after hours Sledding.
Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 55+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating The 'Ski Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail and personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, and 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. Our family has only just begun to realize how truly unique and special this property is. Opening it up to you, our guests to experience, may not be one that is duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even 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 Maine Experience in the Naples, North Conway, Sebago Lakes Region at The 'Ski Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond.
“Where Your Maine Memories are Made”
My wife and I have been in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries for 15+ years in various Accounting, Finance, Managed Markets Analyst and Sales Territory, Hospital, Specialty, and Account Management positions respectively. We both enjoy watching our 3 kids multitude of sporting events including hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, cross country as well as coaching basketball and soccer. Other hobbies we enjoy are gardening, walking, hiking, fishing, sking, wildlife photography, shopping, attending family activities & running, We set the goal of owning a Log Home some 20 years ago.
Convenience: You can do it all right from your front door, Ski, Board, Snow Shoe, Hike, Sled, Pond Skating, Ice Fishing on Moose Pond, Ice Climbing, Winter Hiking / Mounaineering all right here Slopeside at Shawnee Peak Ski Area (Maine's 3rd Busiest & Most Popular Family Ski Area).
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 Ski Area 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 skiers whiz by 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 in Shawnee Peak & Area - In the Western Maine Mountains & Lakes, North Conway, NH, Sebago Lake, Naples, Long Lake Region
There is nothing better than being Slopeside. Sk in Ski Out your front door, click into your skis/board, one push, and down onto Mohawk Trail you go to The Sunnyside Triple Chairlift. We also provide 7 Pairs of Snow Shoes (Adult & Kids), Poles & Head Lamps (Moon Lit Snow Shoe Walks) for our guests with 10+ miles of Hiking Trails and Shawnee's 40+ Ski Trails to enjoy right from your front door (maps in ski room). After a great day of Skiing, the Sleds come out on Mohawk Trail (dozen + different types) & the Skates for Skating on The Trailside Way Retension Pond all under the spot lights for Great Family Fun!