About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Experience the log home difference-Sleeps 8. (6 guests max. at published rates)
(Moosehead's most popular lakefront rental has gotten even better with many additions and upgrades. including a completely new kitchen/dining area with new appliances, several new premium cedar furnishings in the great room, new premium bedding sets (linens and towels are included for an additional fee) and curtains in bedrooms, an all new and larger dock, larger front deck/steps and more)
'Spencer View' provides the optimal blend of rustic charm, wilderness feel, modern comforts, and access to a vast variety of outdoor activities. Few who visit are unaffected by this home's 'spell of relaxation' by day-two. Tasteful lodge decorating touches throughout. The home is much larger than photos suggest. Subtle wildlife themes in baths and guest bedrooms. Always impressive, and often exceptional views of Little Spencer Mountain and Sugar island from the front sliders and the 25 foot deck. The great room features two story vaulted ceiling with fan and massive fieldstone fireplace. Carpeted loft has four double beds with privacy curtains. Six person hot tub with integral stereo system, waterfall and light effects. One car bay of two car log garage and room for up to an additional 3 vehicles. Sandy beach area adjoins the dock. Water levels in the inner cove are sometimes low in the late summer and fall. Stereo system with speakers in great room and basement. Direct satellite TV. Pool, Foosball and ping pong tables, dart board, treadmill, rowing and XC ski machines, Solo-flex and more in heated basement. Crisp, clear, warm September and early October days allow provide even more peace and quiet. Winter guests should appropriately warm clothing when experiencing the winter wonderland. Late Spring is another season not to be overlooked, with few mud or bug issues due to lake point location. Almost daily spotting of deer, loons and waterfowl, and occasional sightings of fox, grouse, bald eagles and more. Situated 2.5 miles down a 3 mile long well maintained gravel road that dead-ends on the tip of Black Point. Boat access from nearby Lily Bay State Park. This property is a great 'base lodge' for access to the regions legendary hunting and fishing opportunities. In the magical winter season you can XC ski out the front door 1/3 mile along the shore to groomed trails in the park. There is easy lake access to ITS snowmobile trails on both sides of Black Point or via the design route on the town roads. Downhill skiing at Big Squaw is about a 25 minute drive to the other side of the lake, although only the lower mountain lift is currently operational. For a more accurate map location enter 'Black Point Beaver Cove Maine' on Google Maps. The 'A' locator will be very close.
Keywords: Lakeside, Log Home, Moosehead, Wilderness, Quiet, Mountains, Serenity, Pristine, Comfortable, Convenient, Garage, wildlife, moose, Lily Bay, Greenville, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, Northwoods
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- Apr 13, 2018
Why Kim Adams chose Northwest Piscataquis
The active outdoors have been an indepensible part of most all our lives. Some comination of bicycling, kayaking, rowing, hiking, skiing, snow shoeing, fly fishing and target shooting are at the core of most all our recreational plans. This area offers exceptional levels of quality access to all these things, while also providing a unique feel of 'near-wilderness'.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband and I loved every moment of our stay in this beautiful cabin. The area was perfect as we wanted to experience Moosehead during the snowy season. We had an awesome experience snowmobiling w/ a guide that took us for a great ride around the area. We were able to snowshoe on Moosehead Lake from right outside the cabin! We saw lots of deer that came right up to the back porch! Kim was awesome too. He was very accommodating and made sure we were able to get into the cabin as that area had recently received a lot of snow. We really appreciated his kindness and knew that he would be able to help us should any issues arise. Thankfully none did and my husband and I were able to have fun together and enjoy our vacation away from it all. Thank you for everything Kim!
Cozy and quaint, great winter family getaway!
Loved our stay here! Awesome location with lots of wildlife and close to snowmobile trails! Cozy and rustic with room enough for the whole family. Hot tub and game room a plus! Would stay again!
House was good size but upon arrival found the house very cold. After contacting the owner he stated we needed to “dress appropriately” and that they like it colder. If renting a home out to the public I think the owner should be more accommodating for people who like it above 60 degrees inside. Make sure you read everything. There is about a 5-6 page camp guide/manual. House is not sound proof at all. If going with big group bring ear plugs because you can hear everything. Place was as described but will never rent there again. Too overpriced for what you get.
I am truly sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations or the level of satisfaction found by the great majority of our renters.
This is a genuine log home, and as such, does take a couple hours to come up to temperature in the winter months after it has been unoccupied for a few days. However, the relatively new oil fired forced hot air heating system will maintain temperatures in the recommended mid to upper sixties with a corresponding thermostat setting even during an extreme cold stretch like we just had. Although we ask that it be used primarily for ambiance and not a major heating source, there is also a large wood fireplace in the great room.
I guess I had always assumed that people who reserve at a lakeside log home in the northern Maine Highlands in mid-winter do not expect to be walking around the house in short sleeved t-shirts. I will, however, add the mention of our winter dress recommendation, that is in the manual, to the property description.
Lastly, I can't help wonder if this review would have been more favorable if I had not penalized this group for exceeding the contracted number of guests and the maximum occupancy level.
Great Maine Deluxe Log Cabin Experience!
The home sleeps many, and our group had a great, relaxing and fun filled weekend. Exactly what we hoped. Once you light a fire in the ginormous stone fireplace you will not want to leave the comfy living room. But the environment around Spencer View is breathtakingly gorgeous. The house looks out at Big Spencer Mountain, and is situated at a quiet area of beautiful Moosehead Lake. We played hours of billiards, board games, cards, and jumped in the hot tub under the stars. Kim was an excellent host - very communicative, very professional. We will try and return year after year.
This cabin is exactly what we expected for a Christmas/NewYears celebration. Despite the harsh weather we had these 10 days it was truly a magical experience.
We have been to Maine three times since moving to the NY area 2 years ago, and have been dreaming of seeing Moose since day one. We were lucky to have encountered not one but 10 of them on this visit. There was plenty of snow this trip! We were able to take the kids skiing for the first time to the ski resort at Big Squaw. The rates were reasonable and the kids had private lessons. It was so cold but the hot cocoa and soup sold at the indoor food counter warms you up.
The cabin itself was almost perfect. Again, we had very harsh temperatures while we were there so it was a little cold and took a while to warm up. There is one TV in the living room with cable. The kids enjoyed playing pool, foosball, and ping pong in the basement (most know the struggle to keep an 11 and 13 year old entertained without electronics but not one time did they complain!). The kitchen is stocked with all the necessary items to cook all your meals. The refrigerator is a little small and we had to remove the ice trays to hold all the food we had purchased for the trip, but it was no inconvenience to us at all. The washer and dryer were utilized and convenient to dry our wet clothes after playing outside.
I would recommend this cabin. It sits right above the lake. We were lucky enough to see Deer, Wolves, Foxes and other wildlife while on our visit. The care taker is very attentive and made sure our drive was plowed daily. The town is majestic. It has cute little stores to buy all the souvenirs you need.
Overall I would say this is a perfect rustic place to spend your holidays! We had a white Christmas the cabin was decorated for us with a small tree and a couple of well placed items. It was a trip to remember but if going there in the winter bring your flannel sheets they saved us! Oh and we had our fury friends with us and they loved it just don't let them out alone (the warning we were given by the caretaker cause of the wildlife).
All good things are wild and free
We loved our time at Spencer View. Everything here is as advertised and described in the listing. This is a great "base" to explore the area or just hang at the lake, and is set up for inside entertainment if the weather doesn't cooperate. Specific to the property- The water is shallow in the cove, which makes it great for kids and kayaking in and out. Lily Bay State Park is nearby for boat ramp access. The house is comfortable and well equipped. We grilled and cooked most of our meals at the house without any issues. The deer feeder is a nice touch that our kids loved and ensures wildlife viewing. Kim contacted us immediately upon reservation and was available as needed throughout our visit to ensure a great visit. If you are a nature lover this is a great place to stay.
Additional information about rental rates
$25 discount on cleaning fee for three day rental with three or fewer guests. Base rates only apply to groups of six guests or less. $25 per person/day additional charge for each guest over six. $50 additional fee for a dog.