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Off Grid Mountain Cabin w/skyline & kayaks

SuperhostOrland, Maine, United States
Entire cabin hosted by Lb
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
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Quarantine in the woods!
In the heart of Acadia gateway, this cabin is close to all your sightseeing venues. Retreat to a secluded, quiet cabin that is powered by wind and solar. A welcome oasis after busy sight-seeing or hanging out and reading a book in the hammock, cooking your own gourmet meals, or conversation with cocktails around the fire.
On this 50 acre parcel, the best of Maine is your oyster.

The space
This is an off grid cabin that was originally built as a hunting camp in the early 1900s then modified to suit the back-to-the-landers, and then survive Y2K, and now a comfortable cabin/house to enjoy the mountains and surrounding sights. It has all the amenities of power, running well water, septic, showers, sinks, refrigeration, and yet little carbon footprint. Open concept downstairs with 2 bedrooms upstairs. Lots of open space to view the night sky or climb the mountain and see vistas from Acadia National Park to Camden Hills.

This mountain Cabin is a remote and secluded vacation rental in the region. This is the place to be if you truly wish to escape the stresses of “civilization." This is NOT a typical rental home. Very far from a motel! It is an off-grid home and powered by solar and wind.

The cabin has an open concept living with kitchen, dining area and living room all connected on the first floor. The first floor bathroom has a door, shower, sink and flush toilet. The two bedrooms are up 3 foot scuttle hole stairway (see pics) where you may have to duck your head. The bedrooms are separated by a privacy curtain. They each have queen beds, with the larger bedroom has an additional single. The indoor bathroom has a shower with on-demand hot water, open concept living, dining and kitchen area that is fully stocked with dinnerware and silverware and items for your gourmet lobster/seafood/game meals. A wood stove or a gas heater with thermostat will take the chill off cool nights. All bedding and bathroom linens provided.

Access to the property is gained from a major rural road and then the gravel drive that winds up the mountain.

After a long day of sightseeing, have cocktails around the outdoor fire pit with only the stars above. Privacy and seclusion with locked gate. There is a field to put your reclining lawn chair to watch the meteor showers and Rustic outhouse for meditation. Plenty of parking.

The remote location may scare off some luxury seeking travelers, but true outdoor and nature lovers aren't deterred by being off grid. Bonuses for the rugged adventurers include unparalleled seclusion, amazing views, diverse wildlife and plant life, stunning night skies, rugged hiking, a spectacular sunset from on top of the mountain.

Guests will also enjoy access to miles upon miles of rarely traveled trails in the adjoining Great Pond Wilderness that abuts the property. Also take your kayak to Branch Lake across the street where there is ample areas for biking or walking. We now are offering use of our kayaks for your enjoyment of the surrounding ponds. We have kayaks (2 tandem, 2 singles) paddles and life vests. If you have a roof rack, that helps with easy transport.

Branch Lake beach and boat ramp is down the mountain and 3 miles away for swimming and launching boats.
The cabin is an easy 35 minute drive to Acadia National Park (between Labor Day and Memorial Day) or a 25 minute trip to Bangor International Airport.

Due to COVID concerns

As of August 1, 2020 bookings , we will not be providing linens for the cabins. No bed sheets, no pillow cases, no blankets, no bedspreads, no towels, nor wash cloths. You will need to bring your own. We will provide the above linens for $30 a person by request.

We will provide dish cloths for dishes and table linens.

We are pet friendly. However, we do not accept all pets. Send a request to bring your friendly, well-trained, well-behaved pet. Please include breed/name/history/good pet report to get approved. We do not discriminate against large dogs. We have large dogs. Your dog will be expected to meet me and interact appropriately. If your dog cannot do that, it is not welcome. Do not bother to inquire. We do discriminate against mean, biting, untrained and misbehaving ones.

As a special offer to guests, we offer a sampling of our garden/orchard through a garden basket with fresh eggs. It will be enough for a week and maybe leftovers. Garden baskets are $25. Please tell me if you’re interested before checkin.

Guest access
Everything that is in the cabin is accessible. Fully stocked kitchen, gas stove, woodstove, kitchen garden for cooking (in season), outdoor charcoal Weber grill and privacy behind a locked gate.

We now have kayaks for you to use on nearby lakes and ponds. We have 2 tandems and 2 singles. Life vests, paddles and straps provided. You haul.

Other things to note
When you use Airbnb, you are going to be staying in our personal cabin. Not a motel where you make a reservation for # of guests, dates and pay. Please review our house rules. In order to book, you need to read and agree to them.

Tell us who you are, who will be coming with you, what brings you to the area, special needs, if you have a pet, travel plans, etc. When booking, please include that information. If you send a request without it, I will now ask for it.


$50 pet fee per visit
$100 for un-approved/un-announced/hidden pets. We have pets, we know the signs when they have been in the cabin. We don’t discriminate on dog size, cat size maybe.

$20 per day/person over 4 guests
$100 per day/person for un-approved/un-announced guests

Come and escape the high-priced Mt. Desert lodging for a short ride to your private space.


How to maximize your cabin experience by LB

Once you've passed "the way life should be" welcome sign on your left coming across the bridge into Maine, I would take the exit for Trader Joe's in Portland and stock up on vacation food/wine. My suggestion is to next stop and get supplies because we are located in a rural setting and stores are a 20 minute ride one way. There is good shopping at Brewer's Hannaford, and the GM Variety (locally known as Grandma's) in Holden is small/well stocked grocery....and famous for their whoopie pies and creme horns. Then, make your way to the cabin, because it is a beautiful day and you might not want to leave once you get here. I know I don't!
Cheers!
LB
Quarantine in the woods!
In the heart of Acadia gateway, this cabin is close to all your sightseeing venues. Retreat to a secluded, quiet cabin that is powered by wind and solar. A welcome oasis after busy sight-seeing or hanging out and reading a book in the hammock, cooking your own gourmet meals, or conversation with cocktails around the fire.
On this 50 acre parcel, the best of Maine is your oyste…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
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Orland, Maine, United States

The rural and scenic views and the privacy. It is 25 minute drive to convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas station.

Hosted by Lb

Joined in August 2015
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We enjoy creating off grid spaces so people, including ourselves, can enjoy the real Maine woods, mountains and water. As Thoreau said he, "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life,...learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Be it a post and beam cabin on a pond or a yurt on a mountain top, we are looking to host the guest with a sense of adventure and wonder that travel and nature brings. We hope to provide some good Maine home hospitality and leave you to your experience. We're happy to give suggestions how to suck the marrow out of the local area. Best seafood, views, local markets, or getting out on the water.
We enjoy creating off grid spaces so people, including ourselves, can enjoy the real Maine woods, mountains and water. As Thoreau said he, "live deliberately, to front only the ess…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy