Price includes $200 discount for booking a week for 2017 in January. GREAT WINTER GET-A-WAY, SKI WEEKEND, OR CASINO FUN. CLOSE TO SUNDAY RIVER, MT. ABRAM, SHAWNEE PEAK, CARTERS XCOUNTRY with direct access to the trail, (unadvertised land access) or by lake if it's frozen. We have lots of antique co-ops near us. This private year-round home on Norway Lake is perfect if you love nature and enjoy outdoor activities. It has simple decor and uncluttered living on three levels. Take advantage of the game room with bumper pool, ping pong, darts, card table for eight and x-box 360 with 4 player Rockband (optional), main floor has karaoke, cowboy guitar, radio-cd player small blue-tooth. We saved the older TV which has a built in DVD & VCR player because we have plenty of children's VCR tapes and various DVDs. This TV can be moved to the best location for your needs. Kids room, game room, living-room. The partial shaded surroundings in this newly developed neighborhood helps keep this home hidden from view and it's just a short walk to the town center. It’s luxury living in the heart of Maine’s lake region with all the comforts of home. Close enough to the ocean and Portland, but far enough to be alone and at peace with nature. No city noises; no ringing phones-- unless it’s yours. You can open up the walls of French doors and feel like you’re living outside, but without the bugs. You can turn on the radio, TV with cable, or access the WIFI to check your emails, but still hear the peepers and the loons. You can cook everything in the wood fired pizza oven, over the fire pit, use the convection/microwave, or regular oven. Grill inside the pizza oven, out on the gas Weber grill, or over the fire. Norway hosts many local fairs and events: Christmas parade, fishing derbies, Art festival on Main Street-July 8, 2017 & Triathlon, snow festival in February, etc. We’re in Oxford County , come for the fair September 13-16, 2017 or the Casino, or Oxford Speedway. We’re not far from the Fryeburg Fair, October 1st-8th, 2017, a great time of year for fall foliage. Auburn Hot Air Balloon Festival August 18-20, 2017 This art loving community has down to earth living with friendly people who smile when you say hello. Sleeps 8-10, two additional twin air mattresses and plenty of couches. Linens & towels included. 1 first floor master bedroom with queen bed, full bath, open concept luxury kitchen/dining/fireplace living room, 2nd floor has 3 Bedrooms all with queen beds, another full bath with laundry. Fireplace living area with large flat screen LED-HD TV with cable & extra speakers, wireless internet and printer. Lawn area, fire pit with plenty of chairs & firewood, beautiful gardens, double swing by the lake, dock with seating area. Picnic table & rod iron table with 4 chairs. Covered area for bike and snowmobile storage. We’re on the quiet side of the lake, great for floating, canoeing, sailing, fishing and privacy with easy boat access to the deep water. We have two canoes and 2 kayaks. Crystal clear water but only about 5 ft deep at end of the dock. Bring your own motor boat or rent from one of the local marinas. White’s Marina directly across the lake offers boat rentals & supplies gas. The public beach is located near Lake Store and boat launch, 2 miles away. We do not have a beach. We have a small shaded sandy section for small children & canoe entry. This home is a wonderful place for an adult retreat, casino or girls/guys weekend, a vacation spot for those who enjoy different activities, a perfect home for multi-generational family gatherings, or great central location for area activities. Here are our favorite things about Maine: The sunset from the dock and going across the lake to Boomers for lunch via boat, float, skis, ice skates, or snowmobile. Sitting under the porch during a rain storm or feeding the tamed chipmunks. We are at one with nature, but so close to civilization; we see otters, deer, lunar moths and the green frogs that stick to our windows, but could shop at major grocery stores right down the street. We listen to the loons and the peepers on a warm summer night but could go to the casino, county fair, or drive-in movie instead. We enjoy clam bakes and Lobster meals over the bon-fire, followed with marshmallow roasting and baked apples. We love the view of the hemlocks covered in snow and a visit to the Poland House to enjoy holiday shopping and wonder at Steve’s talent for decorating, or walking downtown early morning to pick up the paper and a coffee. The indoor yard-sale, Pa’s Trading Post, antiquing, auctions, walking to the farmers market on Thursday afternoon, or to listen to a local artist at the pub. Stepfalls is one of our favorite hikes because you climb up the waterfall. It’s only about 35 minutes from the house. You could even bring along your gold pan, or stop to mine for tourmaline on the way home. The kids/adults love to spend the day water tubing/fishing, or sledding/tubing/skiing, followed by a pizza party where everyone makes their own favorite pizza. There’s plenty to do at night: watch a movie, play board games, sing to karaoke -4 microphones, or head up town to local shops that offer knitting, beading and local musicians. (varies daily) We’re close to several golf courses: Norway, Poland Springs & Sunday River and have direct access from the house to the snowmobile, ATV and cross country ski trails. (not publicly advertised) There’s great skiing and snow tubing, at many local resorts. During the winter (snow permitting) we usually have a sledding hill from the back porch down to the lake. (at your own risk, we have plenty of sleds) There is also a skating park in Norway, we have assorted skates and cross-country skis that you're welcome to use at your own risk. We try to visit Portland at least once a month. The community is very supportive of the arts. Portland hosts open Gallery night the first Friday of every month; all the galleries are open until midnight. Try a boat cruise or deep-sea fishing; take the Down-easter Train to Old Orchard Beach for the day, one of the few remaining amusement parks on the ocean. You could take the train to Boston and enjoy the historic city without needing a cab once you get there and for less than you’d pay for gas and tolls if you where driving. We try to buy local because we know what we’re getting. Each farm is different, some have petting zoos, corn mazes, pick your own veggies and fruit, pumpkin patches, maple sugar huts and many have fresh lobster, seafood, natural meats, eggs and milk. We build huge memories here with friends and family. That’s why we love it. We think you’ll love it, too! Saturday to Saturday check in and out.