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Closed in September 2016 -- Thank You!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

There is an unlimited number of things to do from this lakeside house on the shores of Moosehead Lake. If fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, or rafting fails to move you, lay in the hammock and read a book while the waves lap the shore.

The 'camp' comfortably sleeps nine and is made for a crowd. Two full bathrooms make staying with a larger group feasible. Intentionally equipped without a television, your kids can catch trout from the shore using worms, jump from the dock, go on a crayfish hunt, or try their hand at flat water kayaking. It's all here while mom and dad can comfortably catch some R & R and maintain supervision.

Owner is a former Maine Raft Guide and water enthusiast. Call Ryan today to book your trip and plan adventure for families, couples, or both. Take advantage of boat and kayak rental in the same cove. Call Ryan today and it's not too late (207) 462-3874.

Keywords: Lakeside retreat, deck facing lake, dinner catch brook trout from shore, sleeping loft, bunkhouse in 3/4 finished basement with outside, dock for boating, campfire ring, finished full bath on both levels.

More Details

Owner
Ryan Mahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

About Ryan Mahan

My family has enjoyed use of this retreat since 1976. What started out as a rustic pole cabin has transformed into a house.

Moosehead Lake maintains our devotion, fascination, and willingness to explore after all these years. Our collection of memories continue to grow each season.

We hope you find this place as special as we do.

Ryan Mahan purchased this house in 1976

Why Ryan Mahan chose Moosehead Lake

This is true wilderness and true Maine. Moose, bear, and white tail deer seen every season.

What makes this house unique

Lakeside, lakeside, lakeside and modern convenience. While we once pumped water from the lake to do our dishes, the house now has a washer, dryer, and electric refrigerator.

You won't find television here -- on purpose.

Amenities

Rockwood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Fold out cushion-bed in upper loft, Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A dock to tie boat overnight. Picnic table next to campfire ring for friends and families to share memories. A balcony-deck to hang wet towels from, keep inflatables, and kayaks to use available upon request. Plenty of life jackets for waterfront safety. Club-house in woods for young kids to play in. Plenty of firewood for evenings by the lake with marshmallows. Catch brook trout from shore.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Closed in September 2016 -- Thank You!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Wonderful special place

  • 5 of 5

This was another fantastic visit...we will continue to come here!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy Tom & thanks for the kind words -- We'll see you next year :) The Mahans
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5

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have picked a better place to stay for our first trip to Moosehead Lake. The pictures do not do the cottage justice. It's well equipped for cooking and all accommodations. We had a party of 5 adults and 3 young boys. The kids loved the downstairs with the ping pong table, books and toys. There was plenty for them to do inside and out (kayaks, hammock, feeding ducks, swimming) - they didn't seem to miss a TV or their video games all week. There were even gates on hand to help keep our smallest child out of trouble.

I'd highly recommend this cottage for a family getaway. The location is scenic and peaceful. It's tricky to find at night - so I'd recommend arriving in daylight.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful -- we love the ways our own kids find ways to spend their time when technology is removed. Our entire family is more connected and less distracted when at camp. The Mahans
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5

Wonderful! Pictures do not do the property justice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation. The cabin was perfect! We had a great time on the lake. The weather cooperated and we spent lots of time on the water and had several evening fires in the fire pit! We had all the comforts of home and the kitchen was stocked with all tools/appliances needed to prepare great meals for my family. The yard was a perfect size for our 2 dogs and the upper deck was a perfect place for them and us to sit in the sun in the morning and for them to relax while meals were being prepared! It was a perfect spot for our vacation. The pictures truly do not do it justice! Beautiful! Thank you so much! We hope to go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, well maintained, and stocked with necessities. Most importantly the property was as described in the listing thus enabling us to select a vacation property that met our needs. Adults and children all enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a vacation spot in backwoods Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad this met your expectations & your enjoyed your time away -- The Mahans
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5

Very nice cottage on the Lake in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cottage / house on the lake. The owner is a great communicator and was very helpful in making sure our stay went well. That stood out and really made a difference. The house has all the regular needs including a well setup kitchen, laundry area downstairs, gas grill, and a nice dining space with a view of the lake. The deck is in the shade in early afternoon and evening, which is really pleasant. The house is aligned to the east and open, so you get up early to enjoy a wonderful day on the lake. The dock is simple, but allows good lake access with a ladder to get in or out of the water easily. The lawn was mowed, which was nice as well. All very nice.

If you have mobility issues, be aware that the stairs to the loft sleeping area are quite steep. You can as an alternative sleep in the lower downstairs area. Also the shore is rocky without a beach, but it is quite workable to use the dock, or go over the large rocks. The lake water is very clean and very swim-able.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everything you needed was there -- thanks so much for your business and stay at our house. The Mahans
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5

Superb Maine Northwoods vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderfully appointed, beautiful private location, clean and has everything you need for a relaxing and back to nature family vacation! Spent fabulous days kayaking, hiking, boating, swimming, golfing, lounging on the deck and hammock. Just bring your clothes, food & libations and the rest is waiting for you! Magical Rockwood location on Moosehead overlooking Mt. Kineo, fabulous sunrises and shooting stars!! Thank you Mahan family for sharing your spectacular getaway. We had a perfect stay and would love to come back for another summer vaca!!

Steve, Kathy & Kia

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had as much fun as we do! It really is our "unwind" and "unplug" space. Thanks so much for your words and we are glad you find Moosehead as special as we do. The Mahans
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Map

Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Birches Resort
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Ferry to Mt. Kineo from Rockwood Town Boat Launch
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mt. Kineo -- 2 Miles West Across Lake
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Birches Resort
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Big Squaw (Limited Trails and Accessibility)
Car: necessary

Public boat leaves from Rockwood landing to historic Mt. Kineo every hour and a half where you can play 12 holes of golf and take a swim at Pebble Beach afterwards. Short drive to raft the Kennebec River or East Outlet. Boat rentals available at resort in same cove. Enjoy fine dining after a short walk to this same location. 4 wheeling and snow machine trails easily accessible from the camp road.

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Rates & Availability

Rockwood House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $59

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