|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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
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
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.
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.
Well if I could be so lucky to wake up to the views that this cabin holds, I would be so happy! From the request for the lodge to the end, it was smooth sailing. My request was replied to immediately, efficiently, and friendly. The owner of this house is very protective of it and she should be! It is perfectly situated in what seems the middle of nowhere, but actually 10 minutes from Bridgton, ME and sits right on top of a hill that overlooks a panoramic view of the mountains and lakes of beautiful Maine. My family was in Sweden for a funeral, and the very spacious living room of the lodge gave us the opportunity to be together, sit by the fire, and share memories in an intimate and warm setting.
The lodge is very well thought out. It has an amazing working kitchen, plenty of space in each bedroom, large bathrooms, closets, etc. The owner was very thorough in her explanation of the house when I arrived and spent a good amount of time with me as I asked all my questions. There were instructions for everything and a great guide pack on the kitchen counter to give us plenty of clarity and information. We were there this winter and could only imagine what it would be like to be around for the summer to enjoy all of the beauty of the terraces and the fire pit.
Way to go Dakota Bear Lodge! You sure have one special place!
Our family was so excited to arrive. The owner however was extremely detailed about the premises. She threatened to deduct money from the security deposit every time she came if the jacuzzi didn't have the right chemicals or the recycled products weren't in the right receptacles.The view was not worth dealing with the owner. We would never recommend this home to anyone. She ruined our family vacation!
This was our first Christmas away from home. We were so excited when we arrived. The property was stunning, the place was clean, and the views were gorgeous!!! However; Ricky, the owner, was controlling, threatening and rude. She met us upon arrival to provide us a tour,. However; it turned out to be over an hour long because she had so many rules and regulations, as well as advised us that there was an electrial problem in the kitchen. Needless to say, we were three days without power in the kitchen and living room. She was constantly on the premises during our stay. She entered the property several times without our consent. There were camera's on the property and she watched everyone that entered and left the premises. We felt like we were under surveillance. There wer so many rules and regulations regarding the hot tub, recycling, and if it was done exactly the way she requested she was constanlty threatening to keep the security deposit. I feel she ruined our first family Christmas away from home. I would not rent this property again, nor would I recommend it to anyone else.
Can't get any better than this. Do yourself a favor and book it now!
We did a little 3 day get away and my only complaint is I wish it was longer. The place is extremely nice and a phenomenal view. We had a great time! Great for a get away and shopping is about 30 min away in North Conway.
My family recently planned a trip up to Maine with some friends and extended family. What can I say? This was the best home we have ever rented on one of our trips. I cannot say enough about how friendly and efficient Rickie (the owner) was and how accommodating it is to work with her. We had a serious event in our family that disrupted our trip, but Rickie made all of the arrivals and details one less thing I had to worry about. There is literally nothing about this home I would complain about. Every detail is well thought out and mapped out to perfection. All of the rooms are very comfortable and well kept. There are some really nice golf courses in the area and accommodations nearby. And let me tell you, the view form this house is breathtaking. I would recommend this home to anyone.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Non Seasonal & Non Holiday Rates
$800 per night 2 Night Minimum
4 Night Minimum - $900 per night
July 2016 - August 2016
7 Night Minimum - $900 per night or $6,300 weekly
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.