Do you want a kid-friendly place for a family vacation?
In search of a spot for a romantic getaway, a spiritual retreat,
time with a group of friends who love skiing and or being together?
Do you need a quiet and beautiful setting in which to study,
read, write, create, reflect, recharge, work, or pursue a spiritual quest?
Do you like skiing or other winter sports?
Do you want an escape surrounded by natural beauty?
Would you like a personal spiritual or yoga retreat?
Are you an artist, writer or musician who wants to tap into your
inner well of creativity?
Our beautiful, year round vacation home is located in The Western Maine Mountain
Region on 19 wooded acres on Clearwater Lake, one of Maine's most pristine,
spring-fed lakes. The lake has six-and-one-half miles of shore line with a
maximum depth of 135 feet. It is near the culturally rich college town of Farmington,
Maine and a little under 200 miles distant from Boston.
It feels nourishing here on Clearwater Lake. We can slow down and not
be interrupted. We enjoy beautiful views from the house's windows
as well as venturing into (or on) the lake and the surrounding woods.
When we come here from our Cambridge Mass home, we love how deeply we sleep,
and how rested we feel when we return to the city. We feel connected with
nature and each other after visiting. Kids often respond by finding new
adventure and fun outside their usual activities.
Enjoy a morning cup of tea or coffee out on the large deck in the
In cooler or inclement weather gaze at the lake and its surrounding
wooded hills through the floor-to-ceiling living room windows.
In winter enjoy the panoramic view from inside looking through the picture
windows at the surrounding mountains, the trees, the snow and ice, and sky.
The scene is always
changing with mist appearing and disappearing, with sunsets and sunrises,
and with visiting
birds and other wildlife.
The house has a large deck with a grill with a large picnic table.
You can enjoy the deck, reading and resting or simply watching the lake.
Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, the location abounds in opportunities for
outdoor play and nature viewing.
The home is fully winterized and can sleep 9 people.
It has 2 downstairs bedrooms, a romantic master sleeping loft and a daybed and convertible
futon sofa bed in the living room.
It sleeps 3 couples (4 if the sofa bed is used) plus one person on the day bed.
We provide guests with fresh linens and towels.
The bathroom with natural wood has a skylight, a shower and a
The house has a gas furnace, a thermostat, is fully insulated and
has radiant floor heating.
The wood burning stove in the living room has a glass front and
screen, functioning as both a cozy fireplace and a source of extra warmth.
The land-line phone has toll-free calling throughout the US and Canada.
There is wired and wireless high-speed Internet.
There is stereo music system with a receiver and speakers.
The receiver has a Bluetooth receiving device. When it is connected,
guests with smart phones and other Bluetooth devices can play
music through the system
In the large, comfortable living room one can curl up on the day bed,
couch or in a chair and enjoy a book, music, a warm fire and the
many views of the lake, woods, and surrounding hills.
The living room has a well-stocked board game cabinet filled
with chess, checkers, monopoly and many other board games.
The full modern kitchen has a refrigerator, stove and microwave
along with utensils, pots and pans, a blender,
and most everything you have at home for cooking.
The lake side of the house has floor-to-ceiling picture windows.
In good weather, these offer picturesque and quietly beautiful views
of the constantly changing lake weather and activity.
In inclement weather the insulated windows keep you safe and warm during
dramatic weather moments such as lightning storms, fog raising from the lake,
rain and snow storms travelling across the water, and many others.
There is an outdoor fire pit for story telling, marshmallows, and more.
We share the use of two kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat, and life jackets
between occupants of our Lake House and Camp
The views of the lake and surrounding mountains around are always stunning, no matter the season.
The house is remote and private yet easily accessible by car.
It is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, a spiritual retreat, a group of friends
who love skiing and or being together, or as a place to recharge one's creative juices.
Visitors have finished writing projects and written songs inspired by the location.
Enjoy the romance of the wood stove and the comfort of warm floors.
Feel cozy, safe, and nurtured in every season.
On clear nights one has spectacular views of the stars.
The house is very private as it is surrounded by acres of woods on three sides
and the lake on the fourth.
The nearby town of Farmington has a campus of The University of Maine
and always has a variety of diverse cultural offerings including
adult theatre, children's theatre, dance and live music.
Farmington also offers good new and used bookstores, a multiplex cinema,
grocery shopping, gift stores and much more.
Winter Use: The house is on a dirt road accessed from a paved road. The dirt road is about one mile long and goes down a hill to reach the house. In the winter this road is plowed and year-round residents drive it daily. However, it can get icy. Four wheel drive and/or snow tires are advisable.
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Ski on nearby (within 15 minutes)
Titcomb Mountain with 16 alpine
trails for all skill levels and many cross-country skiing trails.
Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Resort, on Maine's second highest peak is the
only lift-serviced above-treeline skiing in the East. It is 40 - 60 minutes away.
Sunday River Ski Resort offering 132 trails, 671 acres, and
8 interconnected mountains is an hour and 20 minutes distant.
Ice fishing -ice fishing is legal from January 1 - March 31
Spring, Summer and Fall Use Our house is available in winter months, and the "camp"
(what Mainers call a non-winterized cottage) is available in the warmer months from May to October.
It is great for a variety of water sports.
Boating. The house has a canoe, two kayaks, a child's canoe, a row boat,
and by special arrangement the use of our two sailboats.
Hiking - on our property and from the property to nearby trails
Fall Foliage is spectacular!
Most evenings one is serenaded to
sleep by the loons that call the lake home.
The house is a 200 mile drive from Cambridge, MA.
We usually drive it in a bit under four hours.
The nearby town of Farmington (6 miles) is a college town with friendly
people and local happenings and eateries.
Wired and wireless Internet connectivity
Canoes, kayaks, sailboats and rowboat
Dog Friendly, no cats
We love how kids find ways to entertain themselves here,
creatively and without a television!
The house has lots of books and games for children,
with a basket of toys and a box of Legos.
Smoking Not Allowed
Seasonal local activities
Hatha Yoga: mats, inversion swing, and props at house
with free community class in town.
Cross Country Skiing
Kayaking and canoeing
Basketball Court in town, at park, and at University of Maine's nearby fitness center
Cinema and six screen local movie theaters
Museums and galleries
Rate Details (In US Dollars)
October 29 - April 15
A minimum of two nights booking is required.
There is an additional charge for each guest over five guests of $20 per
additional person per night.
The weekly rate is for a stay of seven consecutive days starting on any weekday.
For example, stays from a Friday night until the following Friday morning or from
a Monday night until the following Monday morning qualify for the weekly rate.
However, stays from a Saturday night
until the following Saturday morning include parts of two weekends and do
not qualify for the weekly rate. If you
stay for parts of multiple weekends, the rate for all the nights of your stay is
the daily rate of $200 per night.
The "weekend" rate applies to a stay from a Friday afternoon until
the following Sunday morning or from a Saturday afternoon until the following Monday morning.
Guest arrivals should be after 4:00 pm and departures by 11:00 am unless you have made
alternate arrangements with us.
Dogs, with approval, cost an extra fee of $15 per dog night.
Please provide us with a 50% deposit with your reservation.
The remaining balance is due no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival at the property.
Please provide us with a deposit of at least 50% of your full rental cost
with your reservation.
The remaining balance is due no later than two weeks prior to your scheduled
arrival at the property. See our rental policies page for details.
Until your reservation has been confirmed, our rates are subject to change without notice.
Note that other fees and policies may also apply. Please review our
rental policies page to see them all.
Availability The house is rentable throughout the year, subject to our regularly
updated availability calendar.
Before contacting us, please check our calendar for your desired dates.
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