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David Finley

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

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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.

  • 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.


based on 18 traveler reviews

Large 2-Story Cabin with Kayak on Lake Hebron in Monson, Near Moosehead Lake
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Large Cabin, Perfect for a Group Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Finch Camp is legend. I had a great stay with a total of 6 people. The cabin is clean, the area is beautiful, and the lake is refreshing. I hope to stay here again with an even bigger crew.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect lakeside vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cabin. Owner responded promptly to all communications, cabin was clean and well maintained, location was beautiful! This was a great rental experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We had a very nice time at the lake.

  • 4 of 5

The camp was large. It takes you back in time. Clean and well kept. The important things were there. comfortable beds and clean linen . Everything in kitchen was well stocked. I being short never attempted to get in the bathtub/shower. I would liked to understand that the camp didn't have a view of the lake.. Swimming area was fine. The owner David was very helpful . I would stay again if were in the area. Ilene

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm glad you had a nice time at our camp. Our cabin actually has partial views of the lake but indeed there is one other cabin between us and the lake edge. Of course we are just 100 feet or so from our private lakeshore area where our dock and kayak and grassy beach area is located. Since we sit on an oversized "L-shaped" lot, this half of our property is right on the lake with no lake view obstructions and is a wonderful private area to swim, picnic and relax in our Adirondack chairs and lounges. In fact, this fall we'll be adding a new cedar picnic table down at the lake to make it even more convenient to picnic. Regarding the tub, we did recently put a non-slip wooden spa step in the bathroom to help get in and out of the antique claw foot tub/shower which is a little deeper than a typical bathtub. It's a great tub for soaking by the way! Thanks again for staying and I'm glad to hear you'd like to visit again in the future! We'd love to have you back!! - Dave F.
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Our week at the Finch Camp was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Finch Camp. This was our first trip to Maine, but it will definitely not be our last. We highly recommend the Finch Camp and plan on staying there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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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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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Monson Cabin Rental Rates

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Fall Season
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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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Monson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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 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.
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children 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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