|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Let the music of rushing whitewater and the solitude of Maine's
100-Mile Wilderness lull you into a week-long daydream in this cozy
housekeeping cabin on the banks of picturesque Big Wilson Stream.
Your very own 2,500-foot stretch of river tumbles over a stepped
waterfall, ambles in a deep pool fit for a summertime swim, and
carves its way through a field of polished slate.
Nestled into 25 acres of stately dogwood, spruce, poplar and maple,
this north woods retreat offers a gallery-perfect setting for your
family vacation, accommodating 6-8 guests comfortably. A private
picnic area, complete with picnic table, pole-mounted charcoal
barbecue, fire ring, and Adirondack chairs, lends a park-like
atmosphere to your outings, without having to venture further than
your own back yard.
The adventurous among you can make daily treks to Borestone Mountain,
Little Wilson Falls, and Big Wilson Cliffs, all within 2.5 miles of
home base. You'll cross paths with Appalachian Trail hikers coming
down from Mount Katahdin and through the Gulf Hagas, Maine's answer
to the Grand Canyon. Little Greenwood Pond and larger Lake Onawa
beckon to the east, with miles of wilderness shoreline to explore by
boat. Or, commune with the river itself, paddling or packing to
nearby landmarks like Tobey Falls, Salmon Hole, and the suspension
bridge underpass in Willimantic.
Back at camp, barbecue your meals on the oversized deck, overlooking
the river, or retire indoors to a country kitchen / great room with a
hearth & wood stove, soaring ceilings, and 180-degree views of the
gently sloping north woods. By night, snuggle down into one of the
two main-floor bedrooms, or the sleeping loft, and let the river
sing you a lullaby, unaccompanied by the noises of civilization.
For an occasional fix of north woods hospitality or to restock your
provisions, there are eateries and camp stores in nearby Monson (8
miles, via winding Elliotsville Road) and Greenville (15 miles north
of Monson on Route 6/15). Keep an eye out along the way, especially
passing by boggy areas. You are in Moose Country!
Google 'Big Wilson Camp' or visit our Facebook page for more detail.
Eric & Tricia Schult, owners of Big Wilson Camp, love escaping from civilization to their remote cabin and 25-acre personal paradise on a scenic waterfall in Maine's '100-Mile Wilderness'. Eric is a newspaper executive and Tricia is a real estate broker in North Carolina. They have two adult sons who grew up camping on this river and frolicking in its swimming hole.
We stumbled upon this property during a camping trip to Acadia National Park and are still pinching ourselves, marveling at our dumb luck and good fortune. Who finds a buildable lot for sale on a freakin' waterfall!!? Apparently, we do!
What a marvelous week we had, so completely different from the atmosphere back home! We live in a place with people everywhere, traffic, city sounds all over, and at Big Wilson Camp the only thing you can hear is the sound of a waterfall. Right out back. Magnificent! When we arrived, the first thing we noticed was how beautiful the property is and how well-furnished and well-kept the cabin is. The decor is just beautiful and the amenities do make you feel right at home. Throughout the week, we swam, hiked up to Little Wilson Falls and Borestone Mountain. Now, THAT was a hike never to be forgotten! Mom and I couldn't get to the very top because of the height (whew!), but we made it beyond the trees to where we could see the lake. There is nothing more beautiful!! (Sure does wear you out!) :)
Be careful on the rocks by the falls. They can be slippery. Water shoes are a must. Enjoy!
We really enjoyed our stay at Big Wilson Camp. The first few days we spent enjoying hikes and visits to all the surrounding areas, then realized we missed out on just enjoying the cabin, and spent a good chunk of the rest of our visit sitting by the fire and relaxing by the falls. We never saw a moose. (I think they knew hunting season was right around the corner.) A small gray fox walked within five feet of us while sitting quietly by the fire ring! There was so much to see and do and so little time. Make sure you make time for yourself to sit, relax and enjoy where you're staying. The cabin is outstanding. The property is even better.
It was a beautiful place just like the photos. Very Quiet and relaxing. I would recommend this place for hikers because it was very close to many trails. Its a little far from town so plan ahead. Bring DVDs for night-time as there is not a lot to do then. (No TV service except for DVD use). Waterfall was fun but very slippery- water shoes are a must. Be careful jumping from the ledge its not very deep. White water rafting was great and hiking trails are beautiful. A little dissappointed that we paid for a Moose Safari & didn't see anything so skip that!
Top Thing to do in City:.....
Top Thing to do in Budget:
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Moose Safari's.
* Whitewater Rafting.
* Making S'mores over Campfire.
* Whitewater Rafting
* Downhill Skiing
* X-Country Skiing
* Hiking Trails
* Biking Trails
* Water Skiing
* Air Service
* Scenic Photography
* Bird Watching
* Moose Watching
* Nature Preserve
Weekly Rate: $199 - $1199
From late June to early September, Big Wilson Camp rents by the week only, from Saturday to Saturday for $1199. In the late spring & early fall, the cabin may be rented by the day (min. 3 days) for $199/day, or by the week for $1,199.
50% with reservation; balance 30 days prior to arrival.