Beautiful, lakeside retreat - the perfect getaway! Begin and end each of your hard earned vacation days by watching the sun rise and set over the water of the lake and nearby hills, while listening only to the quiet, occasionally interupted by the call of the loons.
Our family owned condominium - The Blue Heron Cottage - directly faces a private beach at the undeveloped end of Androscoggin Lake, known as one of Maine's best for fishing, boating and recreation. Our location is igeographically ideal for experiencing all that Maine has to offer for your summer vacation. Located in the south - central region of Maine, ] you go on fun-filled excursions as well as relax lakeside on your vacation. It's only a 25 minute drive to both Augusta to the northeast and the Lewiston/Auburn area to the south, 45 minutes to Freeport (outlet shopping), 50 minutes to ocean beaches, 40 minutes to the Western mountains (fantastic hiking) and only 50 minutes north of the city of Portland. In the immediate Leeds area there is a summer theater, several golf courses, many restaurants, living history museum, wildlife refuge/zoo, organic farms and farmstands, and a state park.
The Blue Heron is a housekeeping cottage that has a a queen size bedroom downstairs and a loft bedroom with three twin beds as well as a full size pull out sofa in the living room. The cottage has an open floor plan, vaulted, unfinished ceiling, screened in porch, gas grill and picnic table. You also have use of kayaks and canoe and we assist in arranging a boat rental if needed. The facility not only has the private road, private beach and dock, but several acres of groomed fields, woods and hiking trails to explore. There are several fire pits for roasting hotdogs and making smores. The cottage complex also has a recreation field with volleyball and badminton nets, as well as horseshoe pits.
This area is a wildlife watcher's dream. Currently there are nesting bald eagles, osprey, loons, and blue heron all in the immediate area of the cottage. Deer often use the beach early in the morning as a watering hole and usually once a summer someone spies a moose in the vicinity.
If you are travelling with your young family, you are in luck as we have can lessen your travel load by providing all the necessities for small ones: pack and play cribs, high chairs, booster seats, toddler bed, baby bathtub, jogging stroller, audio monitor, safety gates and many more items as needed. (The cottage has safety latches and plugs already installed.)
Our cottage is not only well suited for the young, but also the more seasoned vacationer. The Blue Heron Cottage has only two steps for entry and the shower is floor level. Additional accomodations can be made if given notice.
We are a pet friendly facility with lots of trails and open spaces, as well a dog swimming area to share with your furry family members. However, it should be noted that there are areas in the complex that require a leash, cleaning up after your pet is mandatory, and there is an additional cleaning fee when you bring a pet.
The incredible scenic views, proximity to vacation amentites, relaxed atmosphere, as well as tranquility of the cottage complex makes this a wonderful location for your family vacation. The Blue Heron Cottage has been in the Angell family for more than twenty years - allow us to provide you with the benefit of experience when catering to your vacation needs.