|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This is 'Relaxation, North Woods Style'. Enjoy a fully equipped 4-season cedar log cabin featuring ample living space, 2 bedrooms ,sleeping loft, fully applianced kitchen, and full bath with tub. Relax on the 32 foot covered porch and enjoy views of the 450 acre pond, woods, and mountains with no other structures in sight. Explore the trails on our 40+ acres of woods, bogs and gardens; watch the local wildlife and let the local wildlife watch you. Private dock with complimentary use of a 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. Great base camp for local mountain climbing, white water rafting and north woods exploring. Our rates are all inclusive, no extra fees for pets, linens, canoe/kayak use, cleaning. 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 Vaughn
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.
Started in late winter of 2001 and finished in the fall, our second cabin, Prong Mountain was a copy of our first and was designed to be a vacation rental retreat from the start. We modified a log home plan to give us an open sunny space with a nook and crannies look overhead. Of course a modern vacation cottage had to have central heating, full bath and fully equipped kitchen. Furnishing a “North Woods” cabin required a combination of campy and rustic cedar furniture. There is a collection of hand crafted birdhouses displayed above the kitchen cabinets.
The grounds combine existing native trees with open space and perennial gardens tended to by Pat. A trail winds down thru the woods to a private dock just for this cottage. Across the parking area sits a huge rock left by the last glacier.
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.
Cabin was very clean and comfortable, with all amenities you need (Pots, pans, Grill). Pat greeted us, Dave had perfect suggestions on hikes. There are no hidden extra charges for pets or cleaning. The kids loved fishing from the doc and using the canoe. Bonus, we have been visiting this area of Maine for ten plus years and this was the first MOOSE sighting on the property! (ONE YEAR WE EVEN PAID FOR A MOOSE CRUISE AND DID NOT SEE ONE)
My daughter and I spent four days here and had the best time! The cabin is very clean and well maintained, and Prong Pond is beautiful and an easy walk through the woods down to the docks. You travel two dirt roads to get to the cabin, and along the side of the road, we saw deer, a snowshoe hare, and a grouse with her chicks. On the pond we saw a beaver, loons, geese, and ducks. While there, we enjoyed using the kayak on the pond and driving on the logging roads above Kokadjo to see moose (we did see one there and one on our drive home in Shirley, though it's always a stroke of luck when you see them). Prong Pond is a peaceful place with beautiful sunrises, loon song, and starry nights. The hosts, Pat and Dave, are friendly and very helpful and nearby. I can tell that they really thought about making each cabin feel private. Even though another cabin shares the same driveway, the porches are faced away from each other and the docks have trees between them, so you can't even see the other. So you can drink your morning coffee on the porch or sit on the dock and not feel on display. Bring bug spray, but that's a given on ponds and in the woods!
From the moment we drove in and saw the beautiful perennial gardens, we knew we had picked the right spot. The cabin was spotless and roomy. The deck out back was so peaceful. The little path through the woods down to the dock is so cool. Make sure you get up early to catch all the action on the pond and right out site your window! We saw a moose at 6:00AM stroll right by! Most importantly, I cannot say enough about the owners. Seriously wonderful people. They went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable (including calling a tow truck when we got stuck in a ditch!). Can’t wait to come back in 2013!
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 Prong Mountain Cabin when needed.
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 cabins/cottages available if your group is larger or another cottage suits you better:
Birch Overlook Cabin, Homeaway property #235719 (physically the same as Prong Mountain)
Sunrise Cottage, Homeaway property #237265 (fully handicapped accessible sleeping up to 8 people)