From nothing to something, the overwhelming story and transformation of this cabin makes it a nice spot to bring the family for a nice quiet, relaxing vacation in Maine.
From the Ground Up
The cabin was built in 1970 by Rob’s father and grandparents when there was no Lake Drive or Christmas Lane. They brought the materials across the lake by boat and cleared the lot by hand to start. Then they built Lake Drive to make it easier. The mason who built the stone fireplace for them did so by hand, using stones he spent over a year searching for and finding. He found them one by one within 20 miles of Guest Lodge. None were hewn but used just as they were found.
Transformation over Time
The Lodge was since renovated in 2013 and 2014, adding many improvements while carefully maintaining the cabin’s original simplicity and charm. There are families who have been coming to the Guest Lodge since the 70’s, with children who now return as adults with their families. The 81-acre lake, known by locals as ‘Staples Pond,’ was immediately dubbed Santa Claus Lake by Rob’s father upon seeing an aerial view. “It looks just like Santa with his pack on.”
Bring Your Family To This Peaceful Vacation Spot In Maine
Whether your great love is hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, antiquing, fishing, riding an antique steam train, renting a jet ski, or photographing the beautiful mountains, lakes and wildlife, the Franklin County area holds many interesting and fun things to see and do. Although many guests simply prefer to rest and enjoy the mesmerizing peace and quiet, wildlife and fishing or hiking right on this beautiful forest property, and only leave to go to Giffords’ for some ice cream. This is a the perfect off-the-grid spot for a vacation in Maine.