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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7)

UPDATE JUNE 2017: Check out our listting on Home Escape! VRBO/Homeaway is attempting to bill renters an extra fee and to that end, the company is restricting the ability of renters and owners communicating directly until after a booking is accepted. So please feel free to contact us at the Roberts Hideaway Facebook page prior to booking if you have questions.


This cozy cabin was towed across Mooselookmeguntic lake in 1954 and reassembled by renowned Maine Guide Norman Roberts and his wife, Ella. There was no road to this area at the time, so Roberts cleared the land by hand, reassembled the cabin, created a unique gravity-fed water system from a spring on the mountain, and towed appliances across the ice in the winter to create this secluded retreat. Much of Roberts' hand-carved woodwork is preserved, as is the working, hand-built fieldstone fireplace and outdoor fireplace/grill.

Despite the advent of phone and electricity to the area in the 1990s, Roberts' Hideaway remains a rustic retreat, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on one of the best lakefront areas of Mooselookmeguntic lake. A sandy beach and dock is perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and small motor or sailboats. The cabin is cozy, and perfect for vacationers that truly want to 'get away from it all.' At Roberts Hideaway, you can sit and watch the sun set over Saddleback and Bald mountains, listen to the loons laugh and get a true feeling how this rugged country must have been when it was first settled.

We proudly boast no television, computers or videogames, though a dial-up connection via telephone is available if you need it. Many carriers also provide digital cell phone coverage to the area, allowing tethering via cell phone to the Internet for the computer savvy. We've also added a wall heater for chilly nights, a washer and dryer, microwave and other amenities so that you can rough it -- or not!

And because this cabin was built to last the test of time, not the test of fashion, it is family and pet-friendly with owner approval. We just ask that you don't smoke inside, please!

Keywords: Rustic, Secluded, Mountains, Lakefront, Appalachian Trail, Fishing, Boating, Pet-Friendly, Dogs Allowed, Pets Allowed, Simple, Cozy, Wooded, wildlife, moose, loons, hiking, bald mountain, Appalachian trail, Angel Falls, history, historic

More Details

Catherine Zehner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Catherine Zehner

Catherine Zehner of Panama City, Florida is the great-grandniece of Ella Roberts who, with her husband Norman, created Roberts Hideaway. The camp is jointly owned by two grandnieces and two great-grandnieces of Ella Roberts and is maintained through select rentals from May through October.

Catherine Zehner purchased this cabin in 1954

Why Catherine Zehner chose Oquossoc

UPDATE JUNE 2017: Check out our listing on Home Escape! VRBO/Homeaway is attempting to bill renters an extra fee and to that end, the company is restricting the ability of renters and owners communicating directly until after a booking is accepted. So please feel free to contact us at the Roberts Hideaway Facebook page prior to booking if you have questions.

In 1950, Norman Roberts was scouting mountain property to use as a base for hunting and fishing guide services. His wife, Ella, wanted lakefront property. In this property, they found the best of both worlds. The cabin is located a stone's throw from the lake, offers amazing views, and is approximately two miles from the Appalachian Trail and a short hike to Angel's Falls. The nearest airport is Portland, ME, though it is a 3-5 hour drive from Bangor, ME and Boston, MA, respectively. The roads are dirt, but well-maintained enough to haul a small trailer or RV. There is limited parking available for boats/trailers.

What makes this cabin unique

This cabin is secluded and more than 10 miles from the nearest paved road. As a result, it is quiet, with only privately-owned cabins located in the immediate vicinity. Dogs are safe to let off-leash (providing you have good recall for them). The hiking, fishing and boating are beyond compare, however personal watercraft (jet-skis) are NOT allowed on the lake. This give the lake a serene quality rarely found anywhere else. Two towns, Rangeley and Oquossoc, are located with a 20-30 minute drive for supplies, day trips, shopping, eating and sight-seeing.


Oquossoc Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand-up shower with Rinnai on-demand hot water heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Futon in living room - 1 double , The futon in the living room folds down to a double.
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The loft is one room and is great for a couple or kids!
  • Queen size Beds (1) queen in Master Bedroom, (1) Double Bed in loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin beds that can be put together or separated in the loft (same room as the queen bed)., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room of cabin.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor fireplace/grill & sandy beach


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Stunning Lakefront & Mountains on Lake Mooselookmeguntic, ~ME~
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Relaxed family fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this beautiful camp! Catherine was super easy to work with and the place had everything we could possibly need! My husband, our three children (15,11,9) and our 3 dogs had the most restful and stress free week. We utilized the canoe and enjoyed the hammock, and played cards. The scenery is stunning and the kids even saw a bald eagle while canoeing! The surrounding area is great for hiking and the locals were very kind and helpful. None of us wanted to leave and I hope we can return for another wonderful week! Thank you so much for allowing us to spend time at your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the cabin as soon as we got there. We emailed the owner shortly after arriving to reserve the cabin for the same dates next year. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect spot for our tenth wedding anniversary. The cabin was well stocked with anything you could need from steak knives to space heaters.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Maine

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, well appointed little camp. We lucked out weather wise for Labor Day week as we only had one gray, drizzly day. A 10'x10' Coleman canopy over the picnic table was handy as there is no outside shelter or screened porch so if it rains, you are either inside or out in the rain. Stone/cement pier and rocky shallows are not big boat friendly, but a canoe or small, beachable boat works fine. Nearly everyday was sunny but due to time of year, we only had a few hours of direct sunshine each day.

I would definitely visit again! I would also bring a favorite sharp knife or two and my griddle for French toast, eggs, etc. Also, an axe or at least a hatchet to make tinder and kindling to compliment the terrific pile of firewood that is provided.

Very nice, clean camp. I would certainly go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A sweet little Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Spent a wonderful week at Robert's Hideaway on Mooselook. What a beautiful spot! Terrific views, wonderful swimming, a compact but comfortable and well-appointed cabin that had the "camp" feel I was looking for. Highly recommended if you want peace and quiet and the simplicity that a camp in Maine affords. Take a morning and drive over to Quill Hill in Stafford for some stunning views of the region. Comfy beds, nice fridge and appliances, everything in good working order. My only wish was for more direct sunlight on the camp shoreline, but otherwise had a very enjoyable stay and highly recommend it. Heck, we were greeted with homemade cookies left by the caretaker. That's a warm welcome!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in a Equally Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at the cabin. The cabin was perfect for our dogs, our 10 month old son, my wife and i, and our parents. Very private, but still a short drive into town for provisions. The cabin is very well stocked, it feels more like a house then a "rental", as it is appointed with a washer dryer, lots of kitchen things, plenty of bedding, etc. You really only need to bring clothes, everything else, the cabin has. Cant say enough good things, we really enjoyed our time. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easton NH

Fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this very special place, it was absolutely perfect for our needs. The location is ideal if you value privacy, access to the water, wildlife watching and being with people you love! The camp had all the amenities that we needed and the wonderful breezes off the lake kept the bugs under control and broke the humidity factor, we were there during a major heatwave. Great swimming in this safe harbor and we were entertained by the many birds that frequent this cove including loons, mergansers, ducks and an Eagle that flew by. Nice hiking and biking in the area. My only regret is not booking a two week stay, we will be back for sure!. Thanks for sharing your wonderful slice of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back any time!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Car: necessary

There are several gravel pits where renters may also practice target shooting. Contact owner for more details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Homeaway is now adding a huge fee to the vacationer as well as charging owners $399/year to list our properties. So contact me directly via email or phone if you would like to book outside of the Homeaway system and save yourself some money.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.