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Rickie Hall

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

70 Acres -Log Lodge Secluded in Mountains with Extreme Mountain Views

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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5000 SF with 5 Bedroom/4 Bath Luxury Log with White Mountain Views

Dakota Bear Lodge is nestled in the beautiful and peaceful town of Sweden. With 70 private acres overlooking a vast forest and the spectacular view of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Yet Bridgton Maine is only 10 minutes away and Conway New Hampshire only 20 miles. Dakota Bear Lodge offers guests all the amenities of a luxury Log Home and the beauty of being in a remote and private setting. You will feel like you are in heaven as you take a relaxing break from the hectic pace of everyday life. Enjoy the Exterior Logs and Post and Beam Timber Joinery that is the structure of the house, along with the stone fireplace and pine walls as you look out over 100’s of miles of forest and mountains. This is the perfect spot for two families to vacation together. The Lodge was designed for extended family vacations. The Lodge is not available for weddings, parties or events on any kind. Located in the most beautiful part of Maine, the Western Maine Lakes and Mountain Region, you will never run out of activities. Weather you come to ski, hike, snowmobile, 4-wheel, golf, boating, fishing, relaxing in Nature or shopping you will enjoy your time here with family and friends. This home is the perfect blend of scenic mountain views, with an endless forest to roam. You will feel like you are in the middle of nature but only 10 minutes from local restaurants, shopping, and movies.

Built by Maine Log Craftsman, this post and beam masterpiece is professionally designed and has just the right mix of Luxury and Logs to give it Lodge the total Maine feeling. This luxury Log Lodge features 180 degree views of the New Hampshire’s White Mountains for 100 miles. The amenities include two Master Suites with Large walk in closets, large private baths off each master with Jacuzzi tubs and large showers. First Floor master has its own covered porch with walk out sliding door. Basement Master also has a glass door to walk onto the back patio area. The second floor loft area has two oversized bedroom’s with Large Walk-In closets, Two custom made sets of built in dresser drawers, and a queen and full bed in each guest room. The bunk room has two sets of custom made log bunk beds along with a sleeper sofa and a regular size sofa.

This amazing NEW Post and Beam home with Log Exteriors is the perfect blend of Luxury with Nature, to give our guests the true Maine feeling. This Luxury Log home is perfect for family getaways or family destination reunions or a ski holiday.

Here are a few of the features you will enjoy when you stay at Dakota Bear Lodge.

• Two Master Suits with Private Baths and large Walk-in Closets. Each Private Bath has a Jacuzzi tub and large tile shower, along with large vanities and makeup mirror.

• All Bedrooms have Walk –In Closets and are very privately separated from any other bedroom in the home.

• Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-In pantry, Chalk board on door of pantry. Five burner high BTU gas stove and plenty of Pots, Pans and Kitchen Gadgets to keep any chef busy.

• Very private and secluded with a 1200 ft. driveway off a very private dirt road it is tucked into the woods with little to no traffic. From all the rooms in the house you have views of the White Mountains in New Hampshire for over 100 miles

• Steam Sauna with Hot Rocks to accommodate up to 5-6 people at one time.

• Basement Movie Area, Game Room with Ping Pong table, Kitchenette, Full Size Refrigerator and Sliding Glass doors to enter the Back yard Patio Area complete with Fire Pit.

• Large Field stone Fireplace in the Living Room, and Large Wood burning stove in the basement to keep everybody toasty warm in the Winter Time.

• Great Room Living Area featuring Vaulted Ceiling with Timbers and Logs, and Large Fieldstone Fireplace.

• 800 SF Deck with over half of the deck covered. Patio Table, Seating Areas, and Large B-B-Q. Outdoor speakers for your favorite music as you enjoy sitting and relaxing in the beauty of nature.

• Enjoy 70 acres of privacy. Plus all the land that joins the property for adventures in hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling. Enjoy the babbling brooks, Large Pine Trees, Wild Flowers and the many animals.

Western Maine is a four-season playground just waiting for you! Golfing in Maine is set amidst tall pines and against the backdrop of the White Mountains at Lake Kezar Country Club and Bridgton Highlands Country Club. Our hiking trails offer majestic views and our lakes offer pristine swimming. Enjoy shopping at the many antique emporiums, art galleries and local craft shops or dining at our fabulous restaurants. Around every turn, there are quiet side roads inviting long walks & scenic Adventure Cycling. Boating abounds on Sebago, Highland, Kezar and Long Lakes, or canoe and kayak the Saco River. Take to the slopes for fabulous downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak, Sunday River or Cranmore Mountain, and snowshoe or cross-country ski at groomed touring centers or on our regional trails. Explore the Oxford Hills & Bethal areas too! Museums & theaters dot our landscape and our summer & winter festivals shouldn’t be missed. Dakota Bear Lodge will host family vacations, reunions, friends getaways, ski, snowmobile, or golf vacations

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Rickie Hall (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Rickie Hall

The owner of Dakota Bear Lodge are property manager in Portland Maine and has vacation rental properties in Western Maine.

With a background of owning an Luxury Inn for 13 years and many years of experience in guest hospitality, Rickie designed a special 'Luxury Log Lodge' that is now used for families on vacations, family reunions, cooporate retreats, and anyone with a desire to enjoy the luxury of a high end rental with the privacy and extreme breathtaking views of the White Mountains in Maine and New Hampshire.

Rickie Hall purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Rickie Hall chose Maine

Those who truely know Maine, really know that Western Maine Lakes and Mountain Region is the best of Maine. Dakota Bear Lodge is 10 minutes from Bridgton Maine which is a peaceful, scenic, small town with an authentic Maine flavor. Nonetheless, it offers the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area including a state-of-the-art hospital and Hannaford Groceries, Magic Lantern Movies and Discount Shopping at Reny's.. Unlike other towns in Maine's Lake Region, Western Maine is the home of 100's of Lakes and Beaches for fun summer activies and also the home of Mountains and Snowmobile Trails for Winter Activies.

What makes this lodge unique

Calm, Tanquility and Privacy abound at Dakota Bear Lodge. Waking up to the sounds of the birds chirping is all that you will hear. You will never hear a car or any sounds other than Nature. The beauty of the Timberframe House, Log Exterior & Pine Forest along with a 100 mile view of the White Mountains makes you feel like you are one with the outdoors. See Shawnee Peak to your North and the White Mountains to your West and the rest is just pure view of Woodlands and Trees.Enjoy Family and Friends where time stands or curl up with a good book, hot coffee in hand, in front of the 25 Ft High Field Stone Fireplace on a cold wintery day with a roaring hot fire. Hiking Trails, Snow Mobile Trails on the Property along with Skiing just a few minutes away.


based on 29 traveler reviews

70 Acres -Log Lodge Secluded in Mountains with Extreme Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Somerville, MA

Even better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the lodge. The place was even nicer than we expected based on the pictures. The view was perfect. Rickie was responsive and professional. We'd love to get back there.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family of eight had the pleasure of staying at the Dakota Bear Lodge, for a two day weekend. It was the perfect getaway and our only regret is that we didn't have more time! The property is gorgeous and equipped with everything you could need, and more. While it is large with high ceilings and an open layout, it is still remarkably cozy. Rickie was very accommodating and took the time to go through a complete tour of the lodge, and offer suggestions and places to visit. Each night I enjoyed the sunset while in the hot tub. The views were breathtaking, and it was one of the most memorable experience of the weekend. We would without hesitation come back, and look forward to it in the near future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Incredible hosts with a breathtaking property. Worth twice the price to stay here!

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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60th Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous!! The lodge, the scenery, the location and the owner. I wanted a place to celebrate my 60th birthday with my husband, children and grandchildren and I can tell you I was overwhelmed with everything the lodge had to offer. Solitude, amazing views, relaxing sauna and hot tub, fully appointed kitchen, comfy beds, entertainment area downstairs and plenty of room to gather with my family. The surround sound was wonderful for the playlist of music my daughter created for me and the large dining table worked out so well for the games we played together. We did venture out once to a great little Pub, Ebenezer's in Lovell and downtown Bridgton for groceries. None of us wanted to leave! We are planning to return perhaps for a couples weekend this time.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Dakota Bear Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This house has everything you need, just show up w food & clothes. Fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms with towels, and cozy beds! 10 minutes to ski or to water! 15 minutes to town. A view that is out of this world!!! We have gone 2yrs in a row, 4 families (8 adults & 7 kids under 11)and never to we feel packed in! Love hot tub, sauna, fire pit and the views everyone of day. One caution-Maybe hard for really young kids, there is a big drop in back yard. It is fenced but depending on the age you would want 100% supervision.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Vernon, CT

Words Cannot Adequately Describe It!

  • 5 of 5

This was literally the best vacation EVER. The lodge, the views, just spectacular. We visited the Lodge for our Family Thanksgiving and it couldn't have been any more perfect. We hiked, we enjoyed the Hot Tub, the outdoor Fire Pit, the indoor fireplaces. It was just so peaceful. The Lodge itself is just gorgeous. The owner met us there and guided us through the Lodge and the workings of everything and she made us feel welcome. This is our new Family Thanksgiving tradition. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fryeburg and Bethel
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Ebenezer Pub
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kezar Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Portland or Conway, New Hampshire
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 302
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Campfire Grill or Ebenezer
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Shawnee peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Kezar Lake
Car: necessary

The Western Maine Mountains region spans most of Maine’s western border with New Hampshire. A small part of the scenic White Mountain National Forest is located in this area. This is essentially all of Oxford County and northern York County and Cumberland County. Notable towns include Bethel, Bridgton, Waterford, Sweden, Lovell, Naples, Albany, Oxford, Otisfield, Casco Rangeley, and Rumford. Many of the state's highest peaks are located in this region.

The area is known for its skiing, including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Sunday River in Bethel, Black Mountain in Rumford, Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley and Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through this region, and the portion that passes through the region's Mahoosuc Notch is popularly considered by hikers to be the most difficult mile of the entire trail.

Western Maine is the land of hundreds of small and large lakes, rivers and streams makes Western Maine one of the most beautiful natural regions in New England. Recreational possibilities abound making this truly a four season opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring foliage views in the fall, skiing at one of the world renowned ski resorts in the winter and early spring to the hiking and fishing along wilderness trails in the clean refreshing air of a Western Maine summer. Boating, hiking, camping, golf, snowmobiling, you name it, it can be found in Western Maine.

Of course, if you're looking for something different to do, there are opportunities to enjoy llama trekking or digging in quarries for gemstones and minerals such as amethysts, tourmaline, garnet and topaz. You might even try your hand at panning for gold. The well-known Sebago-Long Lake area offers miles of boating and many lakefront activities including parasailing and windsailing. Sebago Lake may be Maine's second largest lake, but it has a small-time feel to it as there are numerous quiet inlets to explore. There are paddle boats and seaplane rides available at the Naples Causeway on Long Lake. The hand-operated Songo Locks, the only one remaining from 27 locks built in the 1830s, makes it possible to see the entire 42-mile waterway encompassing Sebago Lake, Songo River, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. The paddle wheeled Songo River Queen II is also a great way to see an upper portion of this waterway.


Rates & Availability

Bridgton Lodge Rental Rates

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Summer Rates
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Non Seasonal & Non Holiday Rates
$800 per night 2 Night Minimum

Holiday Rates
4 Night Minimum - $900 per night

July 2016 - August 2016
7 Night Minimum - $900 per night or $6,300 weekly

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Maine Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , Guest Half Bath off Living Room
    Dakota/Cheyene Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Bathroom in Loft between Dakota and Cheyene Room
    Grizzly Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Sink Large Bathroom with Make-up Vanity
    Bear Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Bathroom off Bear Bedroom with Log Vanity
  • Two Large Bathrooms off Master Bedrooms on 1st floor and Basement. Both Baths have large Walk-in Showers with Jetted Whirlpool Tubs. Loft Bathroom has a shower tub combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Grizzly - 1 queen , 1st Floor Master Bedroom with Luxury Bath off Bedroom
    Cheyene - 1 queen , 1 double , Large Bedroom in Loft with 2 Log Beds
    Dakota - 1 queen , 1 double , Large Bedroom in Loft with 2 Custom Made Birch Beds
    Bear - 1 queen , Luxury Master with Bath in Room with Log Bed in Basement
    Timber - 4 twin/ single , 2 Bunk Beds provide 4 Twin Beds with 1 Sleeper Sofa and Sofa
  • Queen size Beds (4) Total of Four Queen Beds in the Lodge, Double Beds (2) Two Full Size Beds in the Loft Area in Rooms with Queen Beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pull Out Sofa and Full Sofa in the Bunk Room, Bunk Beds (4) Two Sets of Bunk Beds in One Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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