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Ryan Mahan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Closed in September 2016 -- Thank You!

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Moosehead Lake House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ryan Mahan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 12 traveler reviews

Closed in September 2016 -- Thank You!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

First Class in the Wilderness

  • 5 of 5

Here is the cabin you've always searched for but never found. A magical secluded place right on Moosehead Lake with the amazing Mount Kineo in the front yard. The views from the deck are extraordinary. Then there's everything you need for a memorable time from the kayaks, a fire pit, a fully equipped kitchen and on top of that great books and music.

Ryan, the owner, was more than cordial. This is the first time we've rented a place that was better than advertised. Now, we are truly spoiled.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a restful time -- this place has always bee our most special. The Mahan
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Brewer, Maine

Amazing Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Ryan, My family and I had a terrific time on our vacation. It was an excellent location. In addition to being right on the lake, we were also close to several ponds and rivers for fishing. We were close to the birches restaurant and lounge where we met several other very nice camp owners and shared laughs and beverages in the evenings. The home was very clean and well kept. Upon arrival, all beds had been made with clean linens, the kitchen was completely stocked with cooking supplies, the bathrooms were completely stocked with clean towels, soap, etc. Besides our groceries and personal belongings we really didn't need a thing! The accommodations were perfect for our entire family and the dogs. Ryan was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. Was very sad to leave on the last day, as it was complete heaven during our stay, no worries in the world up there! We look forward to our return vacation there next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tina & Tim -- I am so glad our house could provide a family space before your son goes off to college. My oldest is two years away (ois ves). I look forward to your return to Moosehead. The Mahans
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Southern, ME

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ware Mass


  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Very clean and quiet. We loved the views and had a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ware Mass

Our stay at Ryans

  • 5 of 5

ryan's home was excellent. The views are fantastic. The home was very clean and neat upon our arrival. It was all that I had envisioned and then some. It felt like home to us and we will go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a great home! Thank you Ryan for opening your vacation home to us. We had a wonderful time hiking, kayaking, fishing and exploring all the lake had to offer. The house fit us all comfortably and was exactly as pictured and described. Loved the view of the lake while sitting drinking our coffee in the morning and the stars at night while we sat at the fire ring. We all had one of best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Moosehead Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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
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.

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