Lodge has 3 BRs, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Guest House w bath and loft sleeps 4 .
Peter and Lisa Adams
- english, french
About Peter and Lisa Adams
We own our own camp next to Sunset Lodge and have enjoyed Howard Pond since 1990. In our free time, when not relaxing at the pond, we enjoy traveling and have had the chance to stay in great apartments and homes around the country and overseas. We bring back from our travels ideas about how to improve Sunset Lodge and always welcome feedback for improvements, too.
Peter and Lisa Adams purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Peter and Lisa Adams chose Hanover
The unique feature of this property is its combinations of authentic camp life with all the modern amenities. Sunset Lodge has gorgeous open stud construction and hardwood floors throughout. You will be staying in a true Maine "camp" as we call our mountain/lake hideaways in Maine. We spend much of our summertime next door and know how to fully enjoy the pond and the surrounding area. We try to provide you with everything you need to make the most of your precious vacation time.
What makes this Cottage unique
You will feel very remote, but in fact are just a 15 minute drive from the very lovely village of Bethel. From the house you will see only a few other houses around the pond; most are hidden away. The lake and mountain views are fabulously beautiful, as are the spectacular sunsets from the dock or porches.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
This is a 100+ year old house far from the closest fire station. No open fires allowed. Grilling in the side yard is fine, but not on the porch.
No diving or jumping from the dock. The water becomes deep a few feet out, but is not deep enough for jumping or diving from the dock.
We have several pfd's at the house, but encourage you to bring ones that would properly fit your children or other non-swimmers.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place by a quiet lake.
We had a wonderful week. The cabin is a well maintained rustic Maine camp with updates where it counts like the kitchen. We liked the canoe and kayaks provided. Just far enough off the main road. It’s positioned to get great sunsets.
A wonderful place to bring the family together.
This was our second stay at Sunset Lodge. Having multiple little outbuildings to stow our ever growing family is a real blessing. My young adult children love being here, reestablishing their family ties while still being able to retain their new found autonomy. The "Pump House" is right on the waters edge with plenty of windows to let in the cool pond breezes. The little cottage is close enough to offer a quiet respite from the bustle of the entire family but still be close enough to not miss out on any spontaneous Lodge activities. Sunset Lodge easily accommodates our family. There is plenty of room for 8 of us to play cards in the evenings or just sit on the porches and catch up with one another. The VCR selection is outstanding when you need a bit of down time. The water if clear and its temperature perfect. The pond is quiet, mostly consisting of a few kayakers, paddle boarders or canoers. Maybe once every few days a motor boat will zoom some kids around for a half hour or so. The loons are inquisitive and pop up to look at you when you are swimming or kayaking. Up close they are surprisingly large! Their songs are delicate and beautiful. This is really a jewel of a property. Peter and Lisa are fabulous hosts. They are very accessible and take great pride in their property and in the area in general. If I could give this 11 stars, I would!
Thanks so much, Casey. So happy to hear of the good family times at Sunset Lodge. Gives us great pleasure to have you there.
This is a beautiful, rustic Maine camp at the end of a dirt road with everything we could want including beautiful sunsets. The private fireworks displays over the pond on July 4th were great! Plus, we appreciated the offset, sandy entry into the water. We had a wonderful time. Thanks Lisa and Peter!
Perfect Quintessential Maine Lodge!
My husband and I were so happy to have a found a place like this in which to stay. We stumbled upon this listing when we realized we could get away for a week in mid-June and looked to see what would be available. Well, this place is booked solid the rest of the summer and we understand why! It is perfect! It had everything we needed. Every meal was out on the screened in porch (our favorite spot), the kitchen was great to work in, and the hiking was spectacular...Grafton Notch is RIGHT there! We read books, watched sunsets, canoed a bit, hiked a lot and thoroughly relaxed. Thank you, Lisa and Peter, for sharing your place!
We had a wonderful stay! It was peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything. It was particularly nice to have both kayaks and the canoe. Our 11 & 13 year olds spent hours kayaking around the pond.
We just got back from spending 2 weeks on the pond. The cottage is lovely. I loved the simplicity of everything and it brought back good memories of growing up on a lake this size. The pond is clear and clean. Once you move out beyond the rocks, it gets deep. My teenage kids spent hours floating around together. We loved the canoe and saw lots of wildlife. The loons are curious and pop up next to you when you are swimming and canoeing. The cottage is away from the main roads around the pond, in fact it is at the end of the road. Everyone on the pond was friendly to us. We look forward to staying again.
Howard Pond is a mountain lake, nestled between Plumbago, Dimmock and Howard mountains in Western Maine. A one mile trip up Howard Pond Road brings you to the clear fresh waters of the 140-acre pond that reaches depths of over 100 feet. The pond is beautiful for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for trout and land-locked salmon. The pond is stocked annually by the State. At the foot of the hill is the Androscoggin River with nearby opportunities for float trips and shoreline fishing for bass and trout. The Appalachian Trail and Grafton Notch State Park are all within a half hour's drive. Shorter hikes can be found out the front door or within a few minutes drive. Nearby Bethel is a year round center for tourism in Maine with numerous restaurants and shops as well as traditional and health food groceries. The Sunday River Resort offers spa services year round. Rumford offers an excellent Hannaford grocery store and several restaurants. Mt. Washington Observatory, an hour and a quarter drive from Howard Pond, is the highest spot in the Northeast.
Other Activities: hiking