Knox, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Knox

Home/Apartment
Excellent
44 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
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The SpaceRestorative! Beautiful views of the Camden Hills and Lake Quantabacook from our comfortable and peaceful mountaintop camp. Our location is perfect for people who want to retreat from busy urban areas and the saturated tourist belt of the Maine coast. Abutting the Frye Mountain Game Preserve with easy access to the Sheepscot Watershed Land Alliance's network of trails, our camp manages to feel very far away from everything even though Belfast (a cool, small, not-too-touristy city--home of our restaurant, bakery, and market, Chase's Daily) is only twelve miles away. Off-grid, solar-powered, propane fridge, on-demand hot water, wood stove, compost heap out back, herbs to pick from the terraced gardens, fog lingering in the valley come dawn, stars aplenty in the true dark at night, moss and lichen gleaming in the rain, wildflowers brassy in the hot sun. Real kitchen suitable for cooks. Cotton sheets, soft pillows, comfortable beds (for us)—one queen sized and one double. No phone line, tv, or internet access. Good cell phone reception. Good pets are welcome! Summer and fall $150 per night, five night minimum, or $1000 per week Winter and spring--will consider shorter stays, 4wd or awd necessary. Interaction with GuestsOur hosting style is by default at arm's length. We are available by email, phone, and text but not usually immediately--we are swamped by our jobs of restaurant and farm, particularly during high season. We trust that our hospitality shows through the beauties and amenities of our Camp. The NeighborhoodOur camp is in the woods, with no neighbors in sight, a mile and a half up a dirt road. The view is expansive and the trails in the Frye Mountain Preserve are quiet and feel very far away from the intensity of urban life. Belfast is our town. It takes about 18 minutes to get to Camp from Belfast. We own and run the restaurant Chase's Daily, with our family, on Main Street in Belfast. We hope you will join us for a meal or stop in to buy produce, flowers, or baked goods. Hours and more info can be found on our website (URL HIDDEN) Belfast has everything you are likely to need--pharmacy, shops, restaurants, supermarket, waterfront parks, ice cream, etc. There are many good swimming spots--ocean and lake--within a half hour drive from Camp. Ellis Pond is our favorite. We also really like jumping off the dock at Bayside in Northport. Or, Lake St. George in Liberty with a stop at John's Ice Cream is a real treat. Getting AroundThere isn't any public transportation available. During the winter months awd or 4wd is necessary to stay at our Camp. Other Things to NoteIn Maine, a "camp" is a getaway: modest summer house, shack or defunct camper at lake's edge or deep in the woods. Ours isn't so different--we built it with recycled materials, hand me downs, deals out of Uncle Henry's, bits and pieces from Marden's and a lot of our own sweat and time. It is not fancy, nor is it a house. A camp is not for everyone and as the glowing reviews pile up for our listing we just want to be sure potential guests understand that our camp is surely not perfect. We love it, and love to share it, but it is a work in progress and still very much a camp. For example: our water is very hard with iron, our beds are poly-foam with wool toppers, the lawn is not a lawn but a wild flower tangle, and sometimes, though rarely, there are loud 4-wheelers on the Frye Mountain Road. The floor is just a painted sub-floor rather than a proper floor and the stitched together runners that form our Flokati rug sheds a bit. Sometimes, there might be a spider. "Camp" for Mainers is a chance to get away and relax, to be close to nature, to rough it a bit. Our Camp isn't so rough as a true Maine camp and we care a bit more about artistry and design perhaps than the next folks, but we don't think of our place as a showpiece. We think many people--adults and children--will love our camp as we do, but it is certainly not for everyone, nor is it perfect. We list our camp as kid/family friendly but not every kid or every family will appreciate our camp. Our kid loves camp and has thrived there since day one, but then she has grown with it . . . every kid is different. We built our camp because we needed it in our lives. It isn't a well positioned condo or investment property that we look to pump guests through. It is an extension of ourselves--the design, the artwork, the rumpled cotton and linen sheets, the garden, the outdoor kitchen, the this and that on windowsills, and the windows framing the long view over the Camden Hills--you will sense us here. The Camp is solar powered. Guests will need to be aware of conservation in a way that is often neglected on vacation. We recently installed four new solar panels, to bring our total to ten, so while guests may need to watch their consumption on cloudy days, no one is likely to run low on power most of the year and are rewarded by their conscience by a small carbon footprint.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceOur cabin sits on a small peninsula jutting out into Sandy pond. We are conveniently located between Waterville in Central Maine and Belfast on the coast, each a short half hour away. We are on the same pond as Freedom's gourmet restaurant, "The Lost Kitchen," located in the restored Freedom Mill. Close by is the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity, Unity College, and the Unity Center for the Performing Arts. The cabin is a perfect base for visiting the Common Ground Fair, Windsor Fair, the Amish country store and charcuterie. You can get to Liberty Graphics and the classic Liberty Tools in about twenty minutes. Best of all, the secluded lake is just steps away and usually you will find only birds once you are on the water. Bald Eagles nest a few hundred yards from the cabin and are seen almost daily. Loons, kingfishers, red-winged blackbirds, and fly catchers are common. During the fall Canadian geese visit as do a number of ducks and herons. The pond is stocked for fishing and the swimming in summer is wonderful. It is conveniently located for day trips to the coast, including north to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and south to Camden, Rockport, Rockland, and Boothbay Harbor. The cabin is available only May through October. Guest AccessThe cabin has a complete kitchen, washer and dryer, queen bed, double bed and a cot (in loft). It is heated in the Fall either by the wood stove or electric wall heaters. There are beautiful spots to watch the sunset or sunrise. When there's a full moon, the pond is magic. We have two docks, one at the cabin with a double kayak for guest use and the other dock is a short walk down Ledges Lane and has two single kayaks for guests to use when available. There are great hiking trails very close by, and the historic Mill at Freedom Falls on the north end of the lake is a must see. Interaction with GuestsWe live a couple miles away in Unity and are happy to provide information about local hikes, events, restaurants, wine tours and shopping. The NeighborhoodFreedom in the summer and fall is magical. When you're on the lake it feels like wilderness. We are often the only people on the lake in the late afternoon. Watching the leaves turn in the fall is awe inspiring. While Freedom is a small town with only one general store and gas station, Unity has just about everything you might need from groceries to hardware, to restaurants and bars, as well as a free library at the College. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation, but walking and biking opportunities are abundant. Other Things to NoteYou can use the flat screen TV to stream video from the internet. The TV comes with a Chomecast device that allows you to project anything rendered by your computer's Chrome browser on the TV. The Chrome browser is free easy-to-install software. Cabin has WIFI. Required Maine Sales Tax of 9% is included in rental.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThis private cabin on the lake has had major renovations inside, brand new dock and other added amenities to make this a perfect getaway!! Interaction with GuestsThere will be a local contact you can contact during your stay. The NeighborhoodVery private.
Home/Apartment
3br Home/Apartment
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  • Breakfast
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The SpaceWe offer a peaceful country setting yet close to several unique downtown areas right on the water. Interaction with GuestsGuests will have total privacy. Host will be immediately available via text message should the guest need anything. The NeighborhoodQuiet. Getting AroundNo Public Transit.
Cabin
1br Cabin
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Outside cabin. New four person hot tub in private location next to cabin. Ten pin lights on tub so you can tub at night and see the stars. See photo of hot tub. Clothing optional. First Floor Cabin was built in 1986. Living-dining-kitchen area with fireplace, LL Bean leather sofa with ottoman, dining table, chairs, radio, CD player, book shelves, etc. Completely new GE kitchen with gas range and oven, over the range microwave/convection oven, toaster oven, bottom drawer refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, disposal, illuminated lower cabinets, lighting under upper cabinets for Corian countertop, track lighting illuminates whole kitchen, etc. Enclosed porch for dining and viewing lake through the trees. 2 tables, 6 chairs, wood box, charcoal grill. Bedroom with custom made king bed with four storage drawers. Closet and chest of drawers. Completely new bath with shower (no tub), custom-made cabinet with Corian counter top. Utility room with Maytag washer and dryer. Baseboard heat in each room with individual thermostats. Second Floor Companionway ladder with wide treads to rear loft. Front and rear lofts overlook living-dining-kitchen area. Custom made Queen bed with three storage drawers in rear loft. Custom made four drawer dresser next to queen bed. Completely new half bath next to queen bed. LL Bean futon, coffee table and TV cabinet for TV-DVD-VCR (no cable or satellite) in front loft. Baseboard heat in front and rear lofts with individual thermostats. Crawl Space Tool and equipment storage. Two kayaks, a single and a double. Central water filtering system. Hot water heater. Grounds Cabin is surrounded with six acres of heavily forested, ruggedly beautiful, hilly land which form the TIP OF A PENINSULA which juts into the lake. Some gigantic boulders left from the ice-age! Two-thirds of the perimeter of the land is lakefront, although there are no sandy beaches. Cabin is at the end of a 4/10th of a mile private, well maintained unpaved road. NO NEARBY CABINS. Nearest cabins are a five minute walk back up the road, well out of sight and sound. A VERY PEACEFUL, QUIET, PRIVATE, SECLUDED PLACE. You hear mainly the birds, loons on the lake and wind in the trees - a nature's paradise. Because it is so private, cabin is frequently used by honeymooners. Driveway gates are illuminated by three motion detector lights. Parking area illuminated by two motion detector lights. 85 foot walkway to dock and boating area is illuminated by six under the railing lights. Separate swimming area with footbridge to tiny island. Two chairs to view sunset and meteor shows in swimming area. For cancellation Policy, please see rental agreement. Keywords: Cabin
Cabin
2br Cabin
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****NEW FOR 2016**** Renovations have been made to nearly all aspects of the house, including a water filtration system, new kitchen, and heating system. This two bedroom, two bathroom home (with two additional futons) on the shore of Lake Passagassawakeag is a rustic, quiet retreat to get away from everything, and still have the comforts of home. Equipped with electrical heating, full kitchen, fireplace, high speed internet, Satellite TV, and a refurbished dock, there are an endless array of ways to spend your time. Perfect for families, with a private bedroom and loft space. The lake is gorgeous with an uninterrupted view. We have a kayak, canoe and all the requisite safety gear located in a keep safe under our dock. Canoeing, hiking swimming await!
Cottage
3br Cottage
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Privacy, Privacy, Privacy. The Grant Camp is our private family camp that we use as a 'get away', for family reunions and parties with friends. It has a large deck that is ideal for summer enjoyment with gas and charcoal grills. It is fully furnished (queen select comfort bed in master bedroom) and fully equiped with indoor and outdoor games. Come and enjoy a lobster dinner and a week of kayaking and sailing. Keywords: Lake front, camp, 4 acres, wildlife, hiking,