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Walk to this secluded lakeside cabin in downeast Maine

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 250 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakeside retreat, queen-sized bed, cookstove, privacy

Enjoy a secluded lakeside retreat in down east Maine. Relax on the shores by yourself. No neighbors are near or within sight of the cabin. Spend your quiet time watching the water, paddling the canoe, enjoying nature, or resting in the rocking chairs on the porch. The cabin looks down the full length of the lake and rests a mere 15 feet from the water's edge. Take the canoe to explore the pristine lake. Few boats or people explore this lake.

A diner/convenience store is only 7 miles away. Plus, you have excellent ocean and hiking access in Bar Harbor (2 hours), Machias (1.5 hours), Winter Harbor/Schoodic Point (1 hour), or greater Ellsworth (1 hour). Guests will have a custom guide to great places to visit while in the area.

You'll walk a nice hiking trail one-third of a mile through the woods to reach the cabin. As you reach the cabin, the blue lake, a humble log cabin, and a sweeping view greets you immediately.

Farmers Markets: If you like local food, be sure to visit the fun farmers markets there area. Travel about an hour to the Winter Harbor on Tuesday from 9-noon. Be sure to drive to the top of Schoodic head, walk along Schoodic Point while you are there. But this market is available in July and August only. On Monday and Thursday, the Ellsworth Market is an hour away. On Saturday, you can go to the Ellsworth or Machias Farmers Market. Guests can have a fun and educational experience with downeast Maine farmers and artists. You should also know that my wife provides tasty and authentic Indian food at the Saturday Ellsworth market and the Tuesday Winter Harbor market.

Nearby Hiking Trails: The cabin is close to numerous hiking trails. Lead Mountain is just a few miles north of the cabin. Schoodic Mountain is in Sullivan (1 hour southwest of the cabin) and has trails going up the east and west peaks. Caribou, Catherine, and Tunk Mountains are all north of Schoodic Mountain. Quoddy Head in Lubec (1.5 hours away) offers great ocean-side hiking along beautiful cliffs. Great place! Plus, there is a great network of hiking and camping trails along the ocean in Cutler. Cutler is an hour from the cabin. You will need to travel east of Machias to visit Cutler. Guests will have a nice hiking guide.

The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or heavily burdened car is not recommended. A normal car will be fine.

More Details

Property Manager
Christian Gilbert
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 July, 2018

About Christian Gilbert

I'm an avid hiker, canoeist, and explorer, although the 'normal' life keeps me quite occupied.

Christian Gilbert purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Christian Gilbert chose Beddington

When I was young, my grandfather was a park ranger at a campground 7 miles in the woods. This cabin reminds me of time with grandpa at this remote campground when I was young.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace, quiet, nature, calmness, seclusion, water, simplicity, trees


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Beddington in North Washington

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Outhouse
  • No running water is provided. However, showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is just 7 miles away. Showers are roughly $10. A clean outhouse is available for use. There is a simple sink for washing dishes. Guests will have 5 gallons of well water provided at the start of the stay. A spring is a few miles away, and the Airline Snack Bar provides water as well.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeping on the floor is an option, as well as tenting
  • This is a one-room cabin with a new queen-sized mattress. More people can sleep on the floor. Bring your thermarests if you do. There is plenty of room for tenting next to the lake.
  • Books
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
This is a rustic cabin. No running water is provided, but a spring is available nearby. Showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is 7 miles away. The snack bar is a great place to go for breakfast or stock up on supplies.


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Walk to this secluded lakeside cabin in downeast Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This rustic lakeside cabin is a delight! The lake is beautiful; great to canoe or just enjoy the view from the front porch. The little hike from the car to the cabin was neat; the cabin is nestled in a lovely pine-tree forest. It was so quiet and so relaxing. My favorite part was the early morning and the white mist on the lake. Took lots of photos!

Christian, the Host, is very helpful! He is responsive, flexible and as a native of Maine, he was knowledgeable of the history of the cabin and area.

It was a great stay and I hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Sue. Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. The cabin attracts cool people like yourself. I hope to see you again. Take care. Christian
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Best little get-away ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay and the only thing that would have made it better is if it had been for longer. If you are looking for a great place to unplug and unwind this is the place. Christian was great about communicating before hand and very easy to schedule things with - even when we missed the meeting place and he head to wait a few extra minutes.

We loved reading on the porch, playing chess and some of the other board games there, canoeing, and making our own trails around the lake. We loved seeing and hearing the loons and owls too.

This is a cozy, comfortable and awesome little place that we cannot wait to come back to visit again.

Thank you Christian for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julee, for your kind words. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to visit anytime. Christian
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is here for the perfect getaway! The cabin and lake are great if you just want to relax and enjoy being outdoors. Beautiful in Maine this time of year!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert. It was great to meet you. You are welcome to stay anytime. Christian
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Perfect Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Christian was a great host. He communicated with us quickly after we booked and answered questions throughout the time before we arrived in Maine. He met at us the Airline Cafe and showed us to the cabin. He provided a map of the area which was useful as well as information about things to do nearby.

The cabin and outhouse are both clean. The bed was comfortable.The lake is clear, providing water that can be heated to wash dishes. After long days of hiking we jumped in the lake and it was refreshing.

The cabin is really isolated which is what we were looking for. We took our dog and she loved being able to be off leash and to explore the woods around the cabin.

You can see a couple of other cabins/houses on the lake, but it was really quiet most of the time. It was nice to have morning coffee and tea on the cabin porch while soaking in the calmness of the lake. The loons were amazing. We could have listened to their calls all night.

Christian provides a canoe which we took out a couple of times. The lake was calm and easy to navigate.

The Maine coast isn't that far away. We went to McClellan Park (less than an hour away) and Quoddy Head State Park (about an hour and a half away). Each place had it's own unique terrain and amazing views of the ocean.

If you're looking for a quiet place to spend a few days, we highly recommend this cabin. It was a perfect getaway from the crowdedness and noise of the city. We stayed four and a half days. We wish we could have stayed longer. It was definitely worth the two day drive from Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Steve. The best part about cabin is meeting nice people like you. Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the area. Christian
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Lil piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Very nice off the beaten path log cabin....perfect true cabin experience,,peace and the delayed echo.......even once buy own camp will come back here!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I enjoyed meeting you both. The cabin attracts great people like you. Thank you for your staying.
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Just What I Was Looking For!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place and just what I was looking for. The log cabin is great, it is a classic style made from real natural logs. There are two skylights that bring in extra light during the day and the beautiful lake is 25ft in front of the cabin. I was there in mid October and it was very quiet both day and night, this place is far enough from the highways and not on a current flight path and the quiet is awesome. When you escape civilization to a place like this actually takes a couple days to fully realize the wonderful lack of noise. The fishing was great and Christian, the owner is excellent and very helpful – I plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor International Airport, Maine
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Nearest Train
170 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
The Airline Snack Bar
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Cabin is on the water
Car: necessary

Plan your secluded summer vacation by these pristine waters. Walk just one-third of a mile to reach this secluded lakeside cabin. This cabin provides guests with easy access to mountains, ocean cliffs, beaches, and interesting fishing villages. Bar Habor and Acadia is 2 hours away, but guests will have a custom-made guide to explore other areas of downeast Maine.

You have a lot to see whether you visit the nearby towns, or just spend time at the cabin. You can catch fish, go swimming, paddle the lake in the canoe, explore the forests, or check out the dirt roads and trails. If you need a meal cooked for you, the Airline Snack Bar is 7 miles from camp. There are very few camps on the lake, which makes this cabin special.

The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or a heavily laden car is not recommended. A regular car will be fine.


Prices & Availability

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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