Strict cleaning and disinfecting practices are in place. A 24 hr. window between guests is in place. This is quintessential backwoods Maine at it's best. You will absolutely love it! The warm, cozy, clean, well appointed, year round 1300 sqare foot Cape style house is located on 6 private acres within the York Wildlife Sanctuary, a State of Maine wildlife game preserve. In fact, there are often moose sightings, particularly at night, on the dirt road next to the house. Moose often walk through the yard. The cover picture of the 800 pound cow moose was taken from the dining room window late one summer afternoon. Totally, totally private, yet minutes from the village, and a short walk to view Loon Lake. Hear the loons at night on the 2 outside decks and firepit! Absolutely no light pollution here! Look skyward and see a bazillion stars!! Sunsets are magical!Awesome!
No children under 18. You must be 21, and older to rent this.
THERE IS NO WI-FI AT THE HOUSE, even though it states there is. Some restaurants, the library, and the bowling alley (Moose Alley) have Wifi. The best cell phone, email, and internet connection provider at the house is US Cellular, and works a good percentage of the time. Text messaging works nearly 100% of the time at the house using US Cellular.
There are 2 large bedrooms upstairs (totaling 5 beds) and 2 full baths...one on the 1st floor, the other on the 2nd floor. One bedroom has a queen and 2 single beds. The other bedroom has a queen and a double bed. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LINEN or sleeping bags, pillows, comforters, blankets, wash cloths, and towels. This is for obvious reasons given the times we are in. There is a galley kitchen, a living room, dining room, mudroom, and den on the first floor. The heated daylight basement is finished with a bar, entertainment area, a professional grade sauna, and clothes dryer. The heating systems are oil fired forced hot air and propane gas backup heat, in case of a power outage. THERE IS NO FIREPACE, but there is a propane gas viewing stove in the living room. Please do not use the woodstove located in the daylight basement. There is a 2 car detached garage available. One car bay can be used, the other bay is used for storage. There are 2 outside decks, picnic area with a stone firepit, and a charcoal BBQ grill available.
The property is frequented by moose, deer, bobcat, rabbit, bear, grouse, Canada Jays that eat right out of your hand, eagles, hawks, owls, and other wildlife. Spruce, cedar, mountain ash, yellow birch trees, and many preannual flowers grace the property.
Loon Lake public access is nearby on the west end of the lake. Loon Lake is stocked with salmon and brook trout. Please do not access the lake via private lakeside property owner's land. Loon Lake is a true mountain pond... canoe and kayak only, no gas or electric motors allowed... so very quiet and beautiful. Sixty five percent of the lakeside property is held in conservation by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. There are walking trails to and around the lake and hiking trails in the immediate area ...snowmobile, xcty ski, and snowshoe directly from the house in winter.
The Rangeley area is home to world class fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, alpine and xcty skiing, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, and boating. ITS 84 is accessible by snowmobile directly from the driveway via a short 10 minute ride up the Russell Road. From the driveway, only access to and from the trail is permitted. ITS 84 connects to other snowmobile trails and goes into Rangeley Village. Please observe all Loon Lake Association and Rangeley snowmobile laws and regulations.
By way of local law, fireworks of any kind are not permitted. Although we are located in a relatively isolated location, sound does carry. Please respect the peace and tranquility of the few "neighbors". In addition, please respect the wildlife by giving them their "space" and treating them with respect.
Rangeley Village is 4 miles away. Located in the village are several dozen fine eateries and several dozen locally owned interesting shops. Opening early this summer, is a unique village pub featuring locally crafted beers, with a wood fired pizza oven. There is also a bowling alley with an amusement area for children, a bar, great pub food, several pool tables, an indoor gas fire pit, and a giant screen T.V., and several large screen T.V.'s for viewing sports. The expanded IGA Supermarket is up the hill going South out of town. It features a wide selection of products including meats, fresh seafood (live lobster), produce, baked goods, a deli, great wine, liquor, and beer selection. Located in the village park on the shore of Rangeley Lake are swings, tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts, a picnic area with tables/grills, public boat launch and swimming area.
The Appalachian Trail is 30 minutes away, as are many other hiking trails. The Canadian border is 50 minutes away. Sugarloaf USA and Sunday River ski areas are 50 and 90 minutes respectively away.Get the full listing »