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

Sweden, ME, USA
  • Lodge5050 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

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

Beautiful. Stunning. Amazing. Breathtaking. Peaceful. Majestic. These are just a few of the words guests use to describe Dakota Bear Lodge in Sweden, Maine. Located on 70 secluded acres overlooking New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, DBL offers privacy and panoramic views just 10 minutes away from Bridgton, a charming small town and just 20 miles away from Conway, New Hampshire. DBL offers guests all the amenities of a luxury log home combined with beauty and seclusion within the White Mountains.

This is the perfect spot for families and friends to vacation together. Set in the western Maine Lakes and Mountain Region, guests will never run out of activities. From skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, golfing, boating, and fishing to shopping and dining in downtown Bridgton, Maine, or North Conway, New Hampshire, guests will enjoy every minute of their time at DBL. This home is such a perfect blend of scenic mountain views and comfort that some guests arrive and decided to spend their days relaxing inside by the fire with their family and friends.

Built by Maine Log Craftsman, this post and beam masterpiece is professionally designed with just the right mix of luxury and logs to give a complete Maine experience. DBL features a 180 degree view of 100 miles of the White Mountains. Amenities include two master suites with large walk-in closets, private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, and large showers. The first floor master suite has a covered porch with walk-out sliding door to a patio and hot tub. All bedroom areas are separate and private. The second floor loft area has two oversized bedrooms with walk-in closets, built in dresser drawers, and a queen and full bed. The bunk room has two sets of custom made log bunk beds along with a sleeper sofa and a regular size sofa.

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

• Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in pantry, 5 burner high BTU gas stove, and enough pots, pans, and gadgets to keep any chef busy

• 1200 ft. driveway off a private dirt road with little to no traffic. From all the rooms in the house guests have views of the White Mountains.

• Steam sauna with hot rocks to accommodate up to 5-6 people

• Basement movie area, ping pong table, kitchenette with full size refrigerator; sliding glass doors to a backyard patio with fire pit

• Large fieldstone fireplace in the living room, and large wood burning stove in the basement

• Great room living area featuring vaulted ceiling with timbers and logs

• 800 SF deck, patio table, seating areas, BBQ, and outdoor speakers

• Enjoy 70 acres of privacy. Plus all the land that joins the property for adventures in hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling

Western Maine is a four-season playground: Golfing against the backdrop of the White Mountains at Kezar Lake Country Club and Bridgton Highlands Country Club or hiking trails that offer breathtaking views and lakes that offer pristine swimming. Enjoy antique emporiums, art galleries, and local craft shops. Around every turn, there are quiet side roads inviting long walks and/or adventure cycling. Boat on Sebago, Highland, Kezar, and Long Lakes, or canoe/kayak the Saco River. Take to the slopes for fabulous downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak, Sunday River, or Cranmore Mountain, or snowshoe and cross-country ski at groomed touring centers or on regional trails. Explore the Oxford Hills and Bethel areas too. Museums and theaters are part of the Maine landscape.

Vacation at Dakota Bear Lodge to experience Maine: “the way life should be.”

Property Manager

Rickie Hall

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Feb 25, 2018
About Rickie Hall

About Rickie Hall Rickie is the owner of Dakota Bear Lodge as well as a property manager in Portland and western Maine. She is a former pro golfer, serious IPO enthusiast with her three German shepherds, avid skier and snowmobiler, and a professional in guest hospitality. Before building Dakota Bear Lodge, Rickie owned a luxury inn for 13 years, organizing corporate events, weddings, and other large gatherings. She designed this special luxury log lodge to be a home away from home for vacationing families, and also for family reunions, corporate retreats, writing and music retreats, and for friends to gather in a high end rental with privacy and extreme breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.

Rickie Hall purchased this Lodge in 2012

Why Rickie Hall chose Sweden

Those who know Maine, know that the western Maine lakes and mountain regions are the best of Maine for skiers, hikers, snowmobilers, and for those who seek seclusion and a connection with nature. Dakota Bear Lodge is 10 minutes from Bridgton, a scenic, small town with an authentic Maine flavor. Western Maine offers hundreds of lakes and beaches, trails, and quiet roads for springs summer activities and ranges of mountains within a 45 minute radius to climb and ski for fall and winter activities.

What makes this Lodge unique

You will never hear any sounds other than nature and what you play on the indoor outdoor music system. See Shawnee Peak to your north and the White Mountains to your west. Enjoy family and friends in front of the 25 ft. fieldstone fireplace or outside on the large patio around the fire pit. Hiking trails, snowmobile and biking trails border the property and skiing is just a few minutes away.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          180 degree view of the White Mountains in New Hmpshire and also view of Kezar in Lovell.
        • Mountain
          House is located Across from Black Mountain
        • Mountain View
          180 degree View of the Whit Mountains in New Hampshire from every room in the Lodge. Views encompass 100 miles of forest with mountains in the backdrop ....
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      High End Sheets and Quilts on all Beds
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air Conditioning throughout the house
                    • Baby Gate
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Brand New High Capacity Front Load Whirlpool Dryer
                    • Covered Parking
                      Carport for 2 Vehicles and Plenty of Room in Driveway
                    • Fireplace
                      (2) Wood Burning Fireplace in Living Room with Heat Vents and Fan
                    • Firewood
                    • Garage
                      Garage is not included in the rental Lodge. Landlord stores personal belonging in the Garage and has an apartment above the garage. This is Locked and Off Limits to all Guests
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Radiator Heat in each Room of the House
                    • Internet
                      Wireless Router that is off a Verizon Cellular Tower. Internet is free however downloads and uploads are charged to guests at $15 per gigabyte
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Living Room
                      Large Living Room with Vaulted Timber Frame Ceiling. Fireplace and three (3) Leather Sofas. In Basement is a second Living Room with Woodburning Stove, Theater Area with Large Flat Screen TV
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Bring Your Cell Phone- Great Reception!!!
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Parking for up to 10 Cars Outside
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Plenty of Parking in a Large Driveway
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Large Parking Lot with Plenty of Room for Turning Around
                    • Security System
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath Towels but guests must wash towels before checking out are Provided. Beach Towels are not Provided.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Brand New High Capacity Front Load Whirlpool Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wireless Router that is off a Verizon Cellular Tower. Internet is free however downloads and uploads are charged to guests at $15 per gigabyte
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      (2) Wood Burning Fireplace in Living Room with Heat Vents and Fan
                    • Wood Stove
                      Wood Stove in Basement for Heat


                        • Kitchen
                          Luxury Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Couter Tops with Island and Rustic Alder Country Cupboards. Double Refridgerator with Bottom Freezer. 5- Burner Gas Stove
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Stainless Steel Coffee maker Provided
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Lots of High End Cooking Utensils and cooking gadgets
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Kitchen is Fully Stocked with Dishes, Glasses, Coffee Cups, Utensils, and Pots and Pans
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless Steel Kitchen-Aid Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Freezers in Refrigerators
                        • Gourmet Kitchen
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Catering Available
                          Upon Request Property Manager will request caterers in the area
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                          (2) Microwave in Kitchen and in Basement Kitchenette
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, Blenders, Mixers, Lobster Pots, Turkey Roasters, Crock Pots are all provided
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2) Two Full Size Stainless Steel Refidgerators. One in the Basement and One in the Kitchen
                        • Stove
                          5-Five Burner Gas Stove in Kitchen with Oven
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Antique claimed Barn Board Dining Room Table that seats 10. Plus Kitchen Island that Sits 2.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • CD Player
                                • DVR
                                • Game Room
                                • Games for Kids
                                • MP3 Dock
                                • Music Library
                                  CD Music provided in Living Room
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Player in Basement Living Room Area Theater Room
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (4) Satellite TV from Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo in Living Room and Basement Theater Area
                                • Television
                                  (4) Four Flat Screen TV's. Rooms that include TV's are Kitchen, Two (2) Masterbedrooms, and Basement Living Room
                                • VCR
                                • Video Games
                                  WII Games in Basement
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Partially Covered Deck Extends the full length of the House. Approximently 800 FT of Deck
                                    • Deck Furniture
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Back Yard Lawn with Flower Gardens on Side of Garage
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Weber Gas BBQ Grill on Deck
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch Furniture
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Hot Springs Hot Tub on back Patio
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Sauna
                                              Large Custom Built Sauna that can accommodate up to Five Adults. See Photo of Sauna on photo page
                                            • jetted tub
                                              Two Master Bathrooms both have Jetted Tubs


                                                • live theater
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              47 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great place. High standard and maintenance.

                                                              Elan S.Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC

                                                              A perfect place for two- three families to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere and the house.


                                                              Warren J.

                                                              We are a family of 12 and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The pictures don't do the real thing justice. A perfect getaway.

                                                              Absolutely perfect in every way

                                                              Darcy C.

                                                              The pictures DO NOT do this amazing lodge justice. The view is absolutely spectacular. It feels like you have the entire mountain to yourself. The lodge is kept in pristine condition and literally has everything you could ever need or want to enjoy it. A group of us do a trip every summer in a new location and this was by far the most equipped lodge we have ever stayed in. We never wanted to leave and joked that we would just keep coming back here instead of finding new places. Rickie and her team are wonderful and quick to respond with any questions. I cannot recommend this place enough though I selfishly want to keep it to myself!

                                                              Well maintained with great views. It was perfect!

                                                              Doreen M.

                                                              Very clean and comfortable. We had a great time

                                                              Awesome Family Vacation spot

                                                              Nathan O.

                                                              Just spend an amazing week at Dakota Bear Lodge. We were travelling with three young children and six adults and the lodge was perfect - well maintained, clean, spacious, and an amazing view from a huge back porch. The check-in/check-out process was easy and Rickie was a great resource through the whole process. I'd recommend this lodge to anyone!!!

                                                              An amazing escape from the city

                                                              ann t.

                                                              This is the 2nd year we stayed at the Dakota Lodge with 3 other families. The views are breath taking and serene and the house is peaceful. The house comfortably accommodates everyone and gives the grown ups some quiet while the kids play in the basement. There's plenty of skiing near by and a chance to relax for those not hitting the slopes. Rickie takes time to show you the ins and outs of the home and is always willing to help and answer questions. We've really enjoyed the trips and hope to keep them going!


                                                              Sweden, ME, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Non Seasonal & Non Holiday Rates $900 per night 2 Night Minimum Holiday Rates 4 - 7 Night Minimum $1000 per night

                                                              47 Reviews
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