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David Finley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Large 2-Story Cabin with Kayak on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake

14 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Maine Highlands Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, large kitchen & nice wraparound porch + FREE DUNKIN DONUTS GIFT CARD

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 recently upgraded for 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. Our private lake area includes a nice Old Town tandem kayak which our guests may use to explore the magical Lake Hebron, with plenty of lawn chairs and relaxing chaise lounges. 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 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's a pleasant walk to the quaint town of Monson or the nearby Appalachian Trail access, and a short car 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 beautiful 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 new 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 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 the website's 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.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
David Finley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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 ocassional 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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Large 2-Story Cabin with Kayak on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

Great 4th of July week away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, as well as my sister, her husband and two children stayed at the Finch camp for a week this 4th of July. We had such a great time, the house was clean & plenty big! Dave was so great to work with and made sure our stay went smoothly. The private beach area was great & everyone on the lake was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for a peaceful vacation on the water !

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks! I'm glad you had a great time!! - Dave
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Rustic warm oasis in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the FInch camp for the first time in June 2016. From the time we walked in til the time we left we felt relaxed and peaceful. We had everything we needed the house was well stocked with cooking supplies/ games / movies. We truly enjoyed our stay and will likely be back in the furture. We had 4 children and 4 adults and everyone had enough room to play and sleep. Thank you Dave for sharing your family camp with us. The Austin's

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Vacation at the Finch Camp

  • 5 of 5

The Finch camp was amazing!! We really loved being there, and only wish we could have stayed longer. Monson is hands down one of the most beautiful places that I've ever been to. Lake Hebron is gorgeous, and the old slate quarry about half a mile down the road is spectacular...the water is blue-you can't really tell from driving by, so it's worth stopping and looking at. The teenagers loved the newly added kayak and pumping drinking water. I loved how quiet it was! The bullfrogs make their presence known during the day and night (although we never actually saw one). The camp itself is filled with games, and everything you need to prepare a meal. The screened in porch area was really nice to enjoy the scenery without the bugs. I really can't say enough about this place, and I am so happy to have been able to enjoy it! Thanks Dave!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our property. We love that old camp and we're happy that others like you have discovered it and are able to enjoy it as much as we do! - Dave
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5

Lovely, rustic, charming, and peaceful...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Finch Camp, nestled in a charming wood just steps away from the dock and Lake Hebron. The cabin is spacious and comfortably outfitted, yet rustic enough to immerse you in times gone by - the well water is delicious!

Long walks, boat excursions, rafting on the Kennebec River (use Moxie to book) mouse hunting (with cameras!), and exploring Greenville made for a packed few days. Thank you Dave, for making us feel so welcome! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your awesome review. Monson is a great area for photographic moose hunting adventures for sure. (I'm pretty sure you didn't mean to say "mouse" hunting! Ha!!) Although we've haven't tried it yet, we've heard great feedback about the guided Moose safaris run by Northwoods Outfitters in Greenville. Hope to try that soon!
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Beautiful, quiet and inexpensive

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a quiet, nature-filled college reunion. The cottage was well kept and clean at check-in and David was nothing but helpful throughout our stay.

Ps: Really nice town with great people, very glad it served as an introduction to Maine for my friends.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Awesome step back in time.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Finch Cottage and it is by far one of our favorite homes we have ever rented on Homeaway! This place has oodles and oodles of charm and history, from the working well pump in the front yard to the claw foot tub. It is a step back in time to a bygone era with modern upgrades including great comfortable beds, gas stove, fridge all surrounded by antiques of the past. If you look closely at the picture in the kitchen of the luncheon on the porch from 100 years ago, the same chairs in the picture are in the kitchen today.

At night you will go to sleep to the sound of the loons on Hebron Lake and the whisper of the trees outside your bedroom window. During the day the lake is great for kayaking, swimming and fishing. The cottage has a private bit of waterfront to enjoy.

This is a great place to get out and explore the north woods of Maine. We hiked Moxie Falls, the highest waterfall in New England one day and another day drove north into the woods to get views of Mt. Katahdin which were nothing short of spectacular. Greenville is a short drive and a charming little town to explore. Greenville also has a the closest supermarket attached to a store that is a great resource for your fishing and hunting needs. Sales clerk recommended flies for fishing that were perfect on Hebron Lake.

We have rented over 30 properties over the years on Home Away and the Finch Cottage and the owner David is one of our favorites and the only one we have returned to and will continue to go back as a yearly tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Monson Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
$95
$525
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Amenities

Maine Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 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 twins, with new bedding and nice antique furnishings. The living room includes a regular (non-sleeper) sofa and a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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