|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This new cottage is named 'Sunrise', early risers will see why! Enjoy a North Woods 4-season lakefront cottage fully equipped for use by handicapped individuals, their families and friends. The cottage has ample living space with 2 over-sized bedrooms, connecting handicapped bathroom, and family room/kitchen on the first floor, 2 bedrooms, full bath on the second floor. Ground level entrance to cottage and covered porch. Sit back and enjoy views of the 450 acre pond, woods and mountains or explore the trails on our 40+ acres of woods, bogs and gardens. Everyone will enjoy the ADA compliant rampway to the waterfront. Private dock with complimentary use of canoe and kayak to explore the 11 miles of wooded shoreline on pristine Prong Pond. There could be a moose, beaver, otter or eagle just around the next point! We are located 6 miles from Greenville Village and within shouting distance of Moosehead Lake. When you talk with us we are the owners, not a rental agency.
A note from your hosts: If you are looking for a relaxing, unstructured vacation where the people are honest and friendly, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and it doesn't cost a small fortune to stay, this is one of the few.
We are your best value in the Moosehead Lake Region. Check our rates compared to others in the region; our rates are all inclusive except for Maine's 9% lodging tax which we must collect for the state. We do not charge extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of kayaks/canoes, linens, or cleaning.
Hope to see you here! Pat and Dave
Pat has a very satisfying continuing career in Physical Therapy while Dave is retired from careers teaching industrial automation, flying C-130’s for the Air National Guard and most recently local real estate sales. We met here in Greenville, married and built Moosetracks Family Cottages from a patch of overgrown woods and bogs a half mile beyond the end of a dirt road.
Pat is from the Concord NH area, Dave is from Southern RI and Cera is a special gift from our local Vet. Through our years in the local area, first as visitors, then vacation cottage owners, and now as residents we have learned what vacation cottage guests desire in the Moosehead Lake Region.
Here at Moosetracks we try to do only one thing and do that well: We provide our guests with comfortable, clean, reasonably priced vacation cottages in a serene pond-side setting. Our guests enjoy spacious fully equipped rustically modern cottages surrounded by acres of private woodlands, wildlife habitat and mountain scenery. All this and only a few minutes from Greenville and all the recreational activities the area has to offer.
Pat and Dave plus Cera (the Queen)
Pat grew up in a small town in rural New Hampshire, same for Dave, only it was in southern Rhode Island. Small towns are unique in that everyone knows everyone and everyone looks out for everyone else. There was a natural gravitation towards Greenville for that reason. Here we know our neighbors, people wave at each other when passing on the road.
Dave had been looking for the right place to build something special. He would put his small aluminum skiff in the truck and go off to explore. He found Prong Pond and fell in love with it. Pat lived in Beaver Cove and explored Prong Pond by canoe quite often. She thought it would be a great place to have a cabin.
Only later did they meet. Dave had seen a lot of property of the camp/cottage variety here, most of it unsuitable for his needs. His real estate broker had these 40 acres on Prong that would come up for sale soon. After much thought he made his offer and long story short he owned it.
While doing site work he met Pat thru his broker and invited her to see his new digs. You guessed it, she married Prong Pond and Dave came with the deal. The broker was their best man at the wedding. And as they say, the rest is history.
It was luxury starting with a blank sheet of paper. Here we could raise the bar. We could design cottages to take advantage of the unique setting and terrain. We had 40 acres and a half mile of shoreline to play with.
Sunrise, our third cottage, finished in the spring of 2007, was designed to be a handicapped friendly vacation rental retreat from the start. It was built in the 1930’s craftsman style, yet has all of the modern conveniences one expects, including central heating, full baths and fully equipped kitchen. Everything we did in this cottage was with wheelchair accessibility in mind. Not only can a handicapped person live in this cottage independently but others will find it quite functional themselves. Furnishing a “North Woods” cabin required a combination of campy and rustic cedar furniture. Decorations in and around the cottage are definitely in a sunny motif.
The grounds combine existing native trees with open space and perennial gardens tended to by Pat. An ADA compliant ramp winds down thru the woods to a private dock just for this cottage. The sighting of this cottage, tucked in behind some rock ledges, gives one a feeling of total privacy.
The real uniqueness of this property is that over 90% of our ponds shoreline can never be developed thanks to conservation minded land owners. These same landowners allow us to maintain marked trails thru the woods for hiking, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing. Although we are only 6 miles from town the feeling of the pond and woods along with the wildlife makes one think you are much more remote.
Dear Pat and Dave,
Thank you so much for the lovely cottage to rent. We had a wonderfully relaxing week here on Prong Pond. We thoroughly enjoyed the canoeing and kayaking on the pond and the girls enjoyed some swims. We had great fun on a white water rafting trip down the Kennebec River with Northeast Guide Service. We loved all the plantings, fauna and wildlife. Going to sleep to loon calls on the first night was magical. We enjoyed your dog Cera's company, stuffed animals beware! She loved our lab Lilly's flat rabbit. We also enjoyed our neighbors and met up at the fire pit for smores twice, nice company. Thanks again for a wonderful trip. Hope to see you again. The Guarnaccia Family Carlisle, MA
We had a wonderful stay at this lakefront home. Everything is as described and leaves nothing to be desired. I would really recommend this rental to anyone wishing to explore the area around Greenville and Moosehead Lake. A special bonus was the dock and the complimentary use of canoes. Pat and David were very helpful. Thanks again for sharing your vacation rental
This is truly a home away from home, and beautiful and cozy as well. Pat and Dave are wonderful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay there. It is really hard to find nice accommodations for my husband who is in a wheelchair, so it was especially nice that it was so easy for him to get around, even had a ramp so he could get to the dock! Also, close to town, so fishing and dining were close by and the shops in Greenville were so cute. We enjoyed our stay there so much we are talking about when we can get up there again. I would recommend this cottage to everyone I know!
As you leave the endless traffic lights, strip malls and Wal-Marts behind, you will travel thru lightly populated rural Maine to Greenville. Once here you are now in a small outpost town at the edge of the 'Great North Woods'. It is different here; small shops, plaid flannel shirt diners and a couple of wilderness outfitters. Around you are Maine's largest lakes and numerous smaller ponds along with the headwaters of several notable rivers including the Allagash. Mt. Katahdin, just to our north, anchors the northern end of the Appalachian Mtn. chain. Surrounding you are several million acres of working forests, home to the 'American Loggers'. The only traffic jams here are for moose sightings. And this is a recreational wonderland; canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, climbing, ATV and snowmobile trails, not to mention fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. We will refer you to our website for detailed turn by turn directions to Sunrise Cottage when needed.
Other Activities: snowmobiling, xc skiing, snowshoeing, white water rafting, wildlife watching
No extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of canoes/kayaks, or cleaning.
Partial weeks may occasionally be available in the summer season, please contact us for the correct daily rate.
2 other cottages available if your group is larger or another cottage suits you better:
Birch Overlook Cabin, Homeaway property #235719 (sleeps 6)
Prong Mountain Cabin, Homeaway property #237826 (sleeps 6)
Check out 10:00am on day of departure - Check in 2:00pm on day of arrival.
During the summer season the weekly changeover day is on Saturday.