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Welcome to Pine Point Cabin. Located in central Maine on 5 wooded acres. This rustic cottage remains much as it was more than 100 years ago when it was first built.
Loons will lull you to sleep with their haunting calls or maybe it’s the rhythm of water pushing against rocks that will be the last thing you hear before nodding off. Wake to the brilliantly-bright, early-morning sunrises or sleep until noon - as you please. Star filled nights end days that are dotted with ospreys, song birds and even soaring bald eagles. This is nature at its finest. Whether you choose to be an observer or participant, the hope is that you find rest, serenity and a part of yourself that welcomes being nurtured by nature.
Pine Point is:
1 hour's drive from Bangor
less than an hour to the entrance to Baxter State Park,
2 hours from Bar Harbor
3.5 hours from Portland, ME
5 hours from Boston
An hour drive to the Canadian border. 5-hours to Nova Scotia, Canada.
Day trips to the coast of Maine, Mt. Katahdin or into Canada are doable from this central location.
Beds: 1 king, 1 single, 1 large couch
Pine Point was built in 1907 and has been in the Webster family since 1942.
Keywords: rustic cabin, private as well as secluded, ideal for writers and artists, photo opportunities with wildlife, perfect for a couple, wonderful location for a personal retreat where stillness abounds.
Pine Point is owned by sisters who grew up in Lincoln, one of whom still resides there and will be your hostess during your stay. The picture above is of our grandmother fishing on the lake in the early 1950s.
Our grandfather and grandmother bought the camp from the Holmes family in 1942, the family that built it in 1907. The story goes that our uncle Bob and his chums from Yale came up to Maine to help build the wraparound porch which face the lake on 2 sides. Later a kitchen was added and then our parents added a spacious bathroom with shower to complete the seasonal cottage.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1942
Pine Point is about the most peaceful place on the planet. The lake is quiet with few motor boats to disturb the calm. It looks onto Mt. Katahdin from the front and a calm cove home to bald eagles. White birches line the drive and shore and the forest floor is an accumulation of endless seasons of pine needle spills giving it a spongy feel underfoot.
We grew up going to Pine Point for a day or a picnic, and our own children now know that it's a second home away from the business of their lives. There were even stairs built to get to the top of one giant boulder so that a young child with limited mobility could have the feeling of adventure that climbing rocks can bring.
* The original cabin has a newly updated and spacious bathroom with a shower stall and a fully-stocked kitchen.
* When needed, electric heat is available.
* This cabin has great historical significance as it was owned by Ernest Holmes' family prior to being purchased by our grandparents in 1942. Ernest Holmes was a native of Lincoln and the founder of the Centers for Spiritual Living [formerly known as Religious Science] - one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. For more information about this link to the past and for more photos of Pine Point, see the website listed below.
* We know how discouraging it can be to travel for vacation and then have to do something mundane like grocery shop, so we have offered an grocery shopping option for anyone who wants to arrive to a fully-stocked kitchen and refrigerator. We will buy local and organic where available, and the total cost of stocking the cottage is 15% of the total grocery bill.
* Information about local Maine Guides for fishing and hiking is available. Some are relatives with lots of knowledge about the area.
My husband and I wanted to spend some time in New England, because when summer hits, I want to go NORTH. This was my first time in central Maine (exluding Kittery/York) and it was exactly what we hoped for. Our goals were: relax, witness some of the beautiful nature that our Creator has made, relax, have fun, and relaaaaax. This cabin was just what we needed for that. The views of the lake, from nearly every room thanks to the many windows/sliding doors, kept us feeling serene. The kitchen was properly equipped so I was able to make dinner a few nights, which is a relaxing feature for me! We appreciated the modern bathroom - we were in a cabin, but we certainly didn't have to rough it!
The cabin was great for the 2 of us, but it would likely be cramped for any more than that. The twin bed on the screened-in porch would accommodate one, but it was honestly pretty chilly most nights so I'm glad we had the upstairs king size bed!
While visiting Pine Point, we took day trips to: Eastport/Calais, Bangor, Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park, and one day we went for a drive just to see Mt. Katahdin - no hiking up the mountain for pregnant me. The location in Lincoln was great for a small town feel, with plenty of whatever you needed around. (Little did we know upon arriving that Lincoln is one of the bigger towns in the area!)
If you're planning to eat in town, the Timberhouse Restaurant is incredibly affordable and has fantastic homemade pies. Our last night in town we visited Gillmor's, where we each had a "down east potato boat" - a massive baked potato stuffed with haddock and smothered with lobster cream sauce. That may very well bring us back to Maine another time. ;) The Farmer's Market was in Lincoln on Friday (and Calais on Tuesday) so be sure to check it out if you're looking for handmade items or homemade food.
My husband and I cannot say enough about our wonderful experience at Pine Point Cabin! Words fail! This cabin and its secluded location on a beautiful lake provided the peace and rest we craved, and everything we needed was right there. We enjoyed the little town of Lincoln, and we also enjoyed outings to the shore and to Moosehead Lake. We took hundreds of photos--many right at Pine Point--trying to capture the many moods of lake and sky, as well as the brilliant fall foliage. We hoped to capture a picture of loons, but they were elusive! Thankfully, we did hear them in the evening, calling to each other across the lake. Many thanks to the owners for making this property available to vacationers like us!
We were drawn to this simple and beautiful cabin because of its location (in a small town on a gorgeous lake in the woods of Maine) and because of its lineage (the family of Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, sold it in the 40s). Nearly all the comforts of home, coupled with splendid views of the lake on this 5 acre property made for a restful, peaceful week.
We enjoyed the kayaks and fishing equipment. Having a fire and making 'smores brought back childhood memories. Walking into town (only 1 mile away) was easy and fun because the street is not busy and the folks are friendly (one neighbor told me what fish were biting and what lures to use).
Don't come here if you don't like to be lulled to sleep by loons, the lapping of water or the occasional photo staccato of fireflies.
DO come here if you want to unwind, center yourself and breathe in fresh ideas and new dreams!
A day at Pine Point.....
As the new day dawns, the myriad of sun filled colors rise on the eastern horizon. The lake is calm with small ripples of the whispering wind. Rings appear where fish are looking for their breakfast as small splashes of water is heard. Coffee steaming, with cups in hand on the front porch, awaken the visitor with new thoughts of the day or memories past. It is a peaceful place, time to let the guard down of the everyday bustle of life. Books are brought out, paintbrushes and journals to reflect and create a calm internal of rest. The day flows by with simple movements of reading, watching the lake water with its many emotions or sleeping in a deep rest. Leisurely eating is always a pleasure, for on vacation we take the time and enjoy the company. As the sun sets in the west, again the sky is filled with color and our bodies settle down for a quiet evening. The sound of the loon calling in the background, lulling the body into a comfortable rest. Lights out, breeze in and the smell of pine fills the senses into a deep slumber.
The camp and the cabin are lovely, cozy, and most of all peaceful. The owners went out of their way to accommodate our needs!! We fished, read, relaxed and enjoyed the peaceful location. Added amenities, at no cost, are loons, an eagle, available canoe, fishing tackle and everything needed for a good stay. Plan on going back in the future. Could keep going on, but perfection does not need dozens of words to express it.
Our stay at the cabin was great! The cabin, and all the amenities, is just as described and pictured. e Within a 10 minute drive from the cabin you will find a grocery store, pizza, Chinese, even a Wal-Mart. It was easy to get to Bar Harbor for a day trip (about 2 hours away) and up to Baxter State Park (a little less than one hour away). We stayed at the cabin and relaxed for two days--- paddled around the lake in the canoe and the kayaks (our 9-year old loved the kayaks and paddle boat). The lake is large enough to take a 3 hour canoe ride--- there are some more remote portions of the lake where you can stop and eat lunch on some rocks and enjoy the surroundings. Although there is no cable TV, there is a wide selection of DVD's and video tapes to choose from for evenings/rainy days; and our Verizon Wireless signal worked fine at the cabin. Overall, a peaceful, convenient, comfortable little getaway! We would definitely consider renting this cabin again for a future trip to central Maine (which means a lot considering we typically do not visit the same place 2x --- so many places to go/stay and so little time!) *The VRBO description does not clarify if there is a gas or charcoal grill--- There is a fire pit with a removable grill top that is great for campfires; but we brought a small charcoal hibachi grill with us from home for grilling meats and vegetables for dinner. Also, on cool late summer nights our daughter slept on the couch in the living room because she was a little cold on the sleeping porch. The cabin is perfect for 2 adults, or 2 adults and one small child.
rocky waterfront swimming, space to put kayaks and canoe in water, (can be rented from Lincoln Motors at the other end of the lake) simple, local restaurants within 2 miles, grocery shopping for guests is an option, plenty of movies to watch without the bother of tv, ideal for writers and artists, list of local Maine Guides for fishing and hiking available upon request.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Boats are available to rent at Lincoln Motors on Mattanawcook Lake.