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Nature Retreat Hike, Ski & Yoga

SuperhostParis, Maine, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Katey
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Katey is a Superhost
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Surrounded by trees, a pond, and hiking trails, the cottage provides a cozy space, with a woodstove and firepit, to relax and reflect. We're 1 hour from Portland, and Sunday River Skiing. Nordic skiing nearby too! Let us know if you are bringing a pet and have them under control at all times. Please bring a crate for them to be comfortable in and not on the furniture to respect all of our guests. Massage, yoga, life transition counsel and essential oil consultation is available. No wifi.

The space
This is a timber frame cottage with a largely wooden interior, with plenty of windows to make it a bright space. The kitchen and living room are all one area, with a separate bathroom (tub, shower, sink, and toilet). The bedroom is a lofted room above the kitchen, with half-walls that look down over the living room. The upstairs has a Queen bed, and downstairs is a comfy Full Futon that sleeps 2. The space can easily accommodate 4 people, as long as privacy is not required, and its ideal for a couple or a family. There is a single trundle bed as well. Firewood is available in the attached shed, for the wood stove, and there is also a propane Rinnai heater, and radiant-floor heating in the bathroom. We are near 3 alpine skiing areas, a few nordic skiing areas, and the Oxford Casino. Our area offers many outdoor experiences such as hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, etc. Halls Pond does not allow motorized boats or swimming, because it is a drinking water reservoir, but canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are perfectly fine.
The cottage is a perfect place for a writing, creative or healing retreat. On our land is Halls Pond Healing Arts, which offers yoga classes, massage therapy and workshops. Find the Halls Pond Healing Arts website online for more information. Please book ahead for massage, yoga classes, private yoga sessions, life transitions counsel or essential oils consultation. We also grow vegetables, eggs, chickens and harvest maple syrup from the land. Many of these items are available for purchase seasonally.

Guest access
Guests will have access to 100+ acres of land with trails for walking and exploring outside. The yoga studio will be open during sessions~ Vigorous Vinyasa is Wed. 5:30pm, Gentle Yoga Thurs. 11am, Slow Flow Thurs. 5:30pm. Please check to confirm classes are happening or to book private lessons. Massage Therapy is available by appointment. The main house and garage are not open to guests, unless arrangements are made. Outside the cottage is a campfire area, and we also offer 2 kayaks for guests to use at your own risk. Halls Pond is a pristine pond and the drinking water reservoir for the town of Hebron so there is no swimming.

Other things to note
The cottage is great as a home-base for summer trips and also as a winter ski cabin. We are located in the foothills of the White Mountains. Numerous and varied hiking trails and swimming holes are within an hour of the cabin. We are 45 minutes from Sunday River in Bethel & Mt. Abrams in Greenwood, and 50 minutes from Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. Excellent Nordic (cross-country) ski trails are only 15 minutes away at Robert's Farm Preserve, on weekends they have ski's and snowshoes to use, open by donation to the public. There are also Nordic trails at Sunday River (fee required). Ski the slopes all day and sit by the fire all night! (We provide firewood)
Surrounded by trees, a pond, and hiking trails, the cottage provides a cozy space, with a woodstove and firepit, to relax and reflect. We're 1 hour from Portland, and Sunday River Skiing. Nordic skiing nearby too! Let us know if you are bringing a pet and have them under control at all times. Please bring a crate for them to be comfortable in and not on the furniture to respect all of our guests. Massage, yoga, lif…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Hair dryer
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Washer
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Heating
Kitchen
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Paris, Maine, United States

We enjoy solitude and the natural environment, so our neighborhood is great! No other houses are visible from our land, just trees, field, and pond. There is a lovely 1/2 hour walk around the pond and another 1 hour round trip hike up Singepole Mtn. with excellent mountain top views, all right out the door. Halls Pond Gardens is next door with a stellar succulent garden that people travel great distance to visit. We are still only an 8 minute drive to town, and about 15 minutes to the Hannaford's grocery store. 5 minutes down the road in South Paris check out Riverside Sauna with wonderful wood fired saunas and excellent homemade meals~ Thurs-Sun.(except July & August they are closed)as well as X-Vault a favorite dinner spot with great mixed drinks. The Norway Brewing Company is a popular place with local brews! The Fare Share Coop is a real member owned coop in Norway with organic and healthy shopping options. Across the street is Cafe Nomad and up the road is 75 Pleasant for elegant dining. Auburn is a 20 minutes drive where there are many exceptional restaurants(Mother of India and Fuel are favorites). The Alan Day Community Garden was started by your host and offers Friday night community markets with music, vendors and wood fired pizzas 4-7pm at 26 Whitman St. Norway Maine.
We enjoy solitude and the natural environment, so our neighborhood is great! No other houses are visible from our land, just trees, field, and pond. There is a lovely 1/2 hour walk around the pond and another…

Hosted by Katey

Joined in August 2013
  • 232 Reviews
  • Superhost
Katey: I am a healing artist and lover of life. I offer Massage Therapy, Yoga Classes and Deep Listening Counsel at Halls Pond Healing Arts which is on the cottage property. I love to dance and make music and art, eat from my garden and create beauty.
Katey: I am a healing artist and lover of life. I offer Massage Therapy, Yoga Classes and Deep Listening Counsel at Halls Pond Healing Arts which is on the cottage property. I love…
During your stay
We are friendly and communicative folks, but also very busy at times. Our availability will depend on what is requiring attention at the moment. We are often not home to welcome guests when they arrive, so we encourage guests to make themselves at home and call us if they need anything. There are opportunities for learning and helping out with projects (let us know if you are interested), and also relaxing together in the evenings. Generally our guests are independent and we make contact only when invited, because we respect their privacy.
We are friendly and communicative folks, but also very busy at times. Our availability will depend on what is requiring attention at the moment. We are often not home to welcome…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
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