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Large 2-Story Cabin w/ Canoe/Kayaks on Lake Hebron in Monson, by Moosehead Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Heated cabin w/ 4 bedrooms and large kitchen & porch w/ nice canoe & kayaks

Located in the gorgeous Indian Point area of Lake Hebron in Monson Maine, the Finch Camp is a historic cabin situated on an oversized lot with a lovely and serene adjacent lakeside area. The two-story cabin was the first to be built on Lake Hebron more than 100 years ago, and has been lovingly updated to add some modern comforts while still retaining its rustic charm. The cabin is just steps away from our dock on Lake Hebron, in a beautiful grassy clearing nestled among the trees adjacent to our camp. Our private lake area includes two Old Town tandem kayaks and a 15 foot Old Town canoe which our guests may use to explore the magical Lake Hebron, with plenty of lawn chairs, relaxing chaise lounges and a cedar picnic table. The dock is perfect for swimming, fishing, or mooring your own watercraft. Staying at the Finch Camp is a throwback to earlier times, with delicious fresh spring water provided via an antique hand-pumped well in front of the camp and running water inside. It has a large country kitchen with a gas oven/stove. The large living room has an oversized fireplace and a new central propane furnace that does a great job warming the camp on cool spring and fall nights. (We close up the camp in the winter.) The large wraparound porch includes a gas BBQ grill and a relaxing screened area if the bugs come out. It is a pleasant walk to the quaint town of Monson or the nearby Appalachian Trail access, and a short 13 mile ride to Moosehead Lake where you can definitely spot a moose! There are many terrific activities in the area, including waterfalls, hiking trails, river rafting, guided moose safaris, blueberry farms, nearby lakes and streams, antique shops, and much more. Staying at Lake Hebron provides a nice and relaxing family lakeside experience without the crowds you'll find in Greenville, while still being just a stone's throw from Moosehead Lake so you can partake in the many outdoor activities in the area. The ideal seasons to visit are late spring/early summer through mid-fall. Late spring is great for fishing and relaxing; summer is wonderful for swimming, hiking, fishing, kayaking, grilling, etc.; and early to mid-fall provides a quieter time to visit to soak in the stunning fall colors, crisp weather, and peaceful tranquility of the lake. Lake Hebron is known by locals to be one of the most beautiful and serene of the many Lakes in the area. Monson is a very friendly town, with several wonderful local restaurants and a great bakery that serves hearty breakfasts and fresh baked pies and breads. Monson has long been recognized as a stopover for hikers on the final leg of the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail -- it is the last stop before the famous 100 Mile Wilderness hike to finish the trail. It is one of only 21 official Appalachian Trail Communities recognized by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy along the trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. **FREE DUNKIN DONUTS GIFT CARD OFFER: When making your reservation, please choose "Other Payment Options" and pay by E-check and I'll send you a $5 or $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card (depending on the length of your stay). You'll save me credit card processing fees plus you'll still receive full rental protection by booking online. (E-check offer only available for rentals at least 10 days out.) Please feel free to call or text 714-501-3676 if you have any questions about the rental or the payment options. Thanks!! - Dave F.

David Finley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About David Finley

I am the grandson of Charles Finch, who purchased the camp in 1947 as his hunting getaway. The property has been in our family ever since. When most of the family moved out of the area we decided to begin renting it out from late spring to early fall while still using it for personal use periodically. It is a very special camp in a wonderful location. We appreciate your interest in visiting the Finch Camp.

David Finley purchased this cabin in 1947

Why David Finley chose Maine Highlands

I spent many wonderful summers at this camp as a child. I have fond memories of Lake Hebron, chasing bullfrogs, fishing for trout or perch in the quiet lake, hiking the many trails, or taking a short trip to pick wild blueberries in the countryside. The summer days were sunny with occasional thunderstorms that we rode out playing games in the comfortable cabin with a large fire in the living room. We often took the short walk into town, stopping along the way to observe loons on the lake and watch in awe as occasional wandering moose passed by. We'd also take the short drive to Greenville to shop and dine or explore the expansive Moosehead Lake recreation area just a few miles up the road. Spending time in Monson is like returning to simpler times in a very magical place.

What makes this cabin unique

In addition to spending relaxing time at the camp swimming, fishing, and exploring Lake Hebron, the area has many wonderful activities to choose from. A typical visit might include hiking up the unbelievable Mt. Kineo island in Moosehead Lake (a definite bucket list item), picking amazingly sweet and large raspberries or blueberries at the farm just outside the town of Monson (10 minutes from the camp), taking a guided moose viewing Safari by canoe in many of the local moose habitats in the area, hiking to local waterfalls via the nearby Appalachian Trail (the trail access in Monson is just a short walk from our camp), fishing in the abundant local lakes and streams, or taking a peaceful canoe ride on the many rivers and ponds in the area (including Lake Hebron). At nearby Moosehead Lake (the largest lake in New England), you can take a trip around the lake on the historic Katahdin steamship, fish for a variety of species of trout and lake salmon, have an enjoyable meal on deck overlooking the lake at popular Kelly's Landing, take a thrilling and absolutely gorgeous seaplane ride above the lake, or simply visit the many shops and restaurants in Greenville, the gateway town to the lake which also has an abundance of guide services available for your many possible adventures.


Monson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a sink, toilet and clawfoot tub with a chrome shower and shower enclosure with a 360-degree oval shower curtain.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room has a queen sofa sleeper bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms on main floor and two bedrooms on second floor. The upstairs bedrooms sleep 5 comfortably, with one king, one double and one twin. The rooms were recently painted and insulated, with antique furnishings and comfortable new beds and bedding. The downstairs bedrooms have one double and two twin beds, with new mattresses and bedding and antique furnishings. The living room includes a queen sleeper sofa and a regular (non-sleeper) sofa plus an armchair.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Fresh drinking water is easily drawn from a fully functional antique hand pump outside the front door of the property. The kitchen is equipped with two 3-gallon water containers and a water dispenser for storing and pouring fresh drinking water. The cottage also has clean running water in the bathroom and kitchen for showering and cleaning (but not drinking).


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Large 2-Story Cabin w/ Canoe/Kayaks on Lake Hebron in Monson, by Moosehead Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Quaint and peaceful cabin in the woods! We loved the porch space and eat in-kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

Kids and adults loved kayaking and swimming in the lake across the street. Dave and Kelly were great about trouble shooting an issue with the water. We loved being off the grid in this quiet and pretty place.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Darcie. I'm glad you had a nice visit at the camp. I'm also glad that the water was a quick and easy fix. Apparently our water pump was accidentally unplugged when the water line was inadvertently bumped by our groundkeeping crew prior to your visit.
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Wonderful rustic experience

  • 5 of 5

Imagine unplugging from all gadgets, and just unwind with simplicity, that is exactly what you'll find at Camp Finch. There is no internet service, so it took away the need to battle with our kids to shut off their gadgets, what a gift! We had fun paddling around the lake on the canoe just steps from the cabin. We also had fun water rafting and hiking, our favorite hike was Gulf Hagas. We truly enjoyed ourselves and the opportunities to connect with our kids.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Finch Camp

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself and another couple stayed at the Finch Camp over the Columbus day weekend. The camp is awesome! It has everything you need to enjoy your time in this area. Very well equipped and very spacious with a huge kitchen and living room! I've stayed in dozens of cabins over the last 25 years; and this one was the cleanest by far. We got to meet the owner and he more than helpful showing us the place and making sure we had everything we needed. We didn't use the kayaks, as I was recuperating from surgery; but the pond area is awesome and relaxing! We enjoyed our coffee in the comfortable chairs there, and the scenery is beautiful!

Loved this spot, as it was quiet and serene; though only 20 mins. to Greenville where there are wonderful shops and restaurants. Would highly recommend this place to any ages, as it has something for all. We enjoyed the fireplace and also the wrap around porch for cribbage playing and cocktail hour. Stay here and you only need to bring your personal items and food! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our visit in the north woods of Maine. The cottage is an easy ride to Moosehead in one direction and Baxter State Park in the other. The cottage has a beautiful large stone fireplace that is wonderful on cool nights. I hope to return again as we didn't get a chance to see everything the area has to offer! The owner David was great and quick to respond!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Very nice RUSTIC CABIN. Cabin was clean and cozy. Stayed the last week in September and the weather started to get chilly at night and in the morning. After our initial shock of no heat in the cabin besides the fireplace the rest of the week went very good. Had to locate firewood which was not a problem. Maybe have wood for renters to use and a ax. One suggestion for the cabin would be to add some type of handle at the tub to assist disable and short renters get in and out of the tub, maybe place some type of slip resistant mat in the tub for when you're using the shower.

View from the dock was very pretty and picturesque from the day and at night looking at the stars made you lose track of time. A short distance up the road is a entrance to the Appalachian Trail. Had to trek on the trail just to say we hiked on the Appalachian Trail even if it was just for a mile.

Cabin was clean and very well stocked. We all had fun and took pictures when filling the water containers from the hand pump outside.

Local residents were very friendly and helpful. Pete's Place in Monson offered very good baked goods. Very short ride to Greenville and Moosehead Lake. Locals told us where we can get a glimpse of some moose and to our surprise we saw 2 moose a short ride away. Dinner at Kelly's Landing was good. Took a day trip to Bar Harbor to experience Maine's seafood. Trenton Lobster Pound on our way there was very good.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a nice visit. Good news - we are installing a house furnace this month to keep things warm and cozy in the spring and fall. Also we will be putting a new non slip mat in the shower. Thanks for the feedback! Dave F.
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  • 5 of 5

Wow!!!! What a wonderful time we had at the Finch Camp. Very peaceful, it is truly an amazing area. The neighbors were very, very friendly. The camp was very well maintained, very comfortable and clean . As per the description you need only to bring yourself and food. Be prepared for a stress free, relaxing time (which my family seriously needed). We went into Greenville and did some shopping. Cute shops and friendly people.

We took Dave's suggestion and went to Kelly's Landing for dinner one night. Wonderful food and waitstaff. We also went to Graves and Sons seafood (be prepared for a mountain of food) very good as well.

We want to thank Dave for a wonderful stay and all his help and prompt response's to make it a very smooth and enjoyable time. We will DEFINITELY rent his cabin again. Our stay was not long enough!!!! Thank you Dave

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lakeshore House and Tavern - Monson
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Highway 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Spring Creek BBQ - Monson
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

Monson is located on the wonderfully scenic Moosehead Trail, very close to the recreation area at Greenville and Moosehead Lake, 13 miles to the north. The Monson and the Moosehead Lake Recreation area offers a wide range of outdoor activities, such as fishing, hunting, moose safaris, river rafting, mountain climbing, kayaking, etc. Monson's lake, Lake Hebron, is a wonderful lake for fishing, canoeing, bird watching (loons!), kayaking, hiking and relaxing, and is also close to the 100 Mile Wilderness Conservation Area. Monson is a well-known stopover for hikers on the Appalachian Trail, with a trailhead right in town and several famous hiker hostels and suppliers in town. The town is much more relaxed and less crowded than nearby Greenville (but still easily accessible for its many shops and restaurants), and offers more affordable vacation rentals. Located at the end of Indian Point Loop along the shore of Lake Hebron, the Finch Camp offers a rustic, historic two story cabin with a wide wraparound porch that originated as an early 20th Century hunting lodge. In fact, it was the first cabin built on Lake Hebron in the late 1800s. We've restored it so it is comfortable for modern visitors, but retains all of its rustic charm. The cabin is located one mile from the town of Monson -- a pleasant walk or jog along the Shore road, or a very short drive by car or boat. The cabin is equipped with nearly 100 DVD movies, a wide sreen tv with several clear HD local channels (but no cable), plus games and puzzles. We've chosen not to install Wi-Fi because we enjoy disconnecting from the real world a bit when we visit and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the camp. Note that regular cell service is pretty decent from the camp, especially upstairs or on the porch, so you're still connected if needed. Free Wi-Fi is available if needed at the restaurants and cafes in town or in nearby Greenville.


Rates & Availability

Monson Cabin Rental Rates

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Fall Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Pet Fee $150

Dogs and other pets are normally not allowed. However small, well trained dogs may be allowed on a case by case basis, with an additional cleaning fee and a refundable deposit. Please contact the owner in advance to discuss the pet policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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