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Secluded / Private Maine Lake Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Camp Hope on beautiful Lake Winnecook (also known as Unity Pond) in Central Maine. Thank you for considering our cabin style camp for your vacation. It beckons to those with an appreciation for nature and a tranquil escape to the real world. At our private and secluded location you will have the opportunity to experience the great outdoors while having all the comforts of home. Even though Camp Hope is secluded it is only 2-1/2 miles to an authentic general store where they make the best pizza around and sell the cheapest gasoline .

Spend your leisure time at our retreat and enjoy the privacy and spectacular views. Lightning Bugs (Fireflies) light up the evening sky along with the stars. Many times wild turkeys and deer cross our open meadow. There is nothing like fishing on the lake or from the shoreline as you listen to the sounds of nature. There are majestic loons with their haunting calls to complete the Maine experience.

Nearby in the town of Unity, there is a recreational park named the Field of Dreams, along with a full service grocery store and several restaurants. There is a golf course on the lake shore nearby and weekly stock car racing at Unity Raceway. We are about 30 minutes from the coast – Belfast is our county seat and a wonderful city for walking down to the harbor and checking out the shops.

If your pace is a little bit slower, relax on our spacious screened-in porch facing a 2 acre field to let your mind and soul join harmoniously with nature. A nightly campfire and making s’mores should be part of your Camp Hope experience!

Keywords: Lakefront, Camp, Cabin, Loft, Lake, Fishing, Bird Watching, Boating, Fun, TROY, BURNHAM, CAMP HOPE, LAKE WINNECOOK, UNITY POND

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016


I love Camp Hope and it is great for family gatherings.

JOYCE LACHMUND purchased this cabin in 2002

Why JOYCE LACHMUND chose Maine

This is the lake our parents brought us to as kids.

What makes this cabin unique

The camp gives us a great place to entertain and relax. (not always at the same time)


Burnham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, Sink, Toilet, Washing Machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Open out couch (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Secluded / Private Maine Lake Retreat
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Quaint, well-equipped cabin in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Camp Hope, and our daughters enjoyed fishing in the lake. The screened porch was a peaceful place to sit in the evening, and the cabin was equipped and furnished with anything necessary. The owner was extremely helpful with our stay, and I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hope Camp - what a beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed are week stay at Hope Camp. The camp is equipped with all the conviences of home. It is very private and we thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife - deer, numerious bird sightings (No turkeys though). The nightly fire fly displays were spectacular as we sat around the camp fire pit. Very quiet and private. Hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jenny & Jevon "A Perfect Place to Unwind"

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Camp Hope over the fourth of July holiday.The listing description was completely accurate. When we arrived, the property and cabin were exactly as we had imagined. Prior to our trip, we had quite a few questions, which Joyce, the owner, answered promptly. The cabin is set back from the lake on a large secluded lot. There are neighbors, but their property cannot be seen. During the day we spent our time swimming. Although there is no beach, a short walk through the reeds brings you to open water (which my nine month pregnant wife had no trouble navigating). In the mornings and evenings, we enjoyed the spacious screened in porch, listening to the bull frogs, loons, and even had a deer passed by without noticing us. We had a wonderful time at camp hope and would definitely recommend it as a perfect place to unwind to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are the best..... Thanks for the review and I am so glad you were comfortable in our little Camp Let me know when the baby comes and all is well. I am so happy for you both and baby needs to spend some time as well at Camp Hope ..... We are so glad we can share our home away from home with you . Wow do you have a beautiful writing ability that review was so heartfelt and beautifully written. Thanks again Joyce and Nel
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Chelmsford MA

Wonderful Maine Experience!

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from Camp Hope and we want to turn right around and go back! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a quiet location, well stocked with kitchen utensils/supplies, and the cabin itself is clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The owner was responsive in answering our questions and I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative. The cabin and area is as described. We enjoyed the loons and other sights and sounds that can only be discovered when off the beaten path. We did, of course, encounter mosquitos, but were prepared with bug spray....much to their chagrin!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for your review. Sounds like you would return in the future and that is what we love. We love our camp and cannot wait to go there in Sept.... so glad you enjoyed yourself and your time away from reality even if it's just for a lttle while.... Stay safe and well, Joyce
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Rochester, NY

One of the Best Deals in Maine!

  • 5 of 5

I LOVED my experience at Camp Hope! The cabin is exceptionally clean and it's actually quite spacious inside. All linens, as well as kitchen supplies/utensils, were provided and having a washing machine onsite was an added bonus. The property is surrounded by pine woods and is consequently very quiet (we didn't even realize we had neighbors for the first three days!). Although the lake (which can be clearly viewed from the cabin and which makes this a SPECTACULAR place for stargazing) is not ideal for swimming, it is wonderful for paddling/fishing and the wildlife love it! Deer, frogs, blue jays, a great blue heron, an owl, and even a porcupine were regular visitors. I was looking forward to falling asleep to the cries of loons but there were none to be seen or heard from on this trip....maybe next year! Using verizon wireless, I had ample signal for voice calls though data transmission was spotty--3G seems difficult to find outside of Maine's larger communities. As it turns out, however, lacking the internet for a few days can be good for the soul. You will love Camp Hope - I guarantee it!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alone in the woods!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was an excellent choice with respect to privacy and cleanliness. We enjoyed the seclusion and opportunity to be in nature...unfortunately the bugs enjoyed us as well!!! Camp Hope is a great place to relax and unwind. There were many supplies and activities there for us to use and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Arron for the nice review. I know I cannot do much about the bugs in Maine in the summer but I am glad you enjoyed the peace and serenity that comes with vacationing in Maine. Hope to see you back next year or the years to come. I am just glad it was a pleasant experience for you and your family....
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles

Bird Watching, Leaf Peeping


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May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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