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The Moosehead Hills Cabins are located in Greenville, Maine on the southeastern edge of Moosehead Lake. With 50 acres of land, nature trails, and access to the waterfront, the cabins provide a variety of activities for guests to participate in during their stay. Three of the cabins are located on the 50-acre property along with the owner’s house, which happens to also be the office for the cabins. Two more lodges are located across town on the waterfront of the Lower Wilson Pond, also known as Loon Lake. The owners of the property hope that every guest can “get out of their comfort zone” and enjoy themselves in the surrounding nature.
Located in Greenville, Maine, next to the southern end of Moosehead Lake, are the Moosehead Hills Cabins. The Moosehead Hills Cabins are on a 50-acre property that contains a lake and is surrounded by trees and nature trails. Three of the cabins are on the 50 acres, but two others are across town next to the Lower Wilson Pond. Each log cabin was built by the owners and have either two or three rooms inside, along with a kitchen, living area, and bathrooms. Breakfast is not provided for guests, but with a kitchen available to use, guests are able to make their breakfast while staying on the property.
The three cabins located on the 50 acres are the Kineo, the Seboomook, and the Tomhegan Cabins. All three are pet-friendly and very similar to each other. The amenities available for the visitors include a fireplace in the cabin, hairdryer, fan, DVD player, and a kitchen provided with cookware, dishes, utensils, a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker, and filters. Also included in the cabins are bed linens, a bath towel and washcloth for each guest, toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing liquid, and bath soap. In the summer, patrons are also provided with a gas grill, use of the dock and kayaks, a shared outdoor campfire pit, and beach towels. Each cabin has two bedrooms and one bathroom, though the Tomhegan cabin also has a half bathroom. These cabins are not on the waterfront, but there is close access to the Moosehead Lake waterfront with nature trails.
Across Greenville, Maine, on the Lower Wilson Pond (also known as Loon Lake), the Moosehead Hills Cabins also owns two lodges available for guests. These lodges are the Loon and Sunrise Lodges. Each lodge has three bedrooms. The Loon Lodge has two and a half bathrooms, while the Sunrise Lodge has three bathrooms. These lodges are not pet-friendly. The amenities included are a private waterfront, a gas fireplace in the living area, and a kitchen provided with cookware, dishes, utensils, a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker, and filters. They also have a dishwasher, washer and dryer, a private deck, a hairdryer, a fan, DVD player, bed linens, a bath towel and washcloth per person, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, firewood, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, and bath soap. Also provided in the summer are a private outdoor campfire pit, gas grill, use of two kayaks, and beach towels.
Near the Cabins, guests can visit the Lily Bay State Park, go on a moose safari, kayak on Moosehead lake, fishing, go hiking, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling on a variety of nature trails. Patrons can also visit a B-52 crash site, go cross-country skiing, go on a steamboat ride, or visit the Moosehead Marine Museum. Restaurants nearby are the Stress Free Moose, a local pub and cafe in Greenville; the Dockside Inn and Tavern, which is located right on the waterfront; and Kelly’s Landing, another restaurant located right on the waterfront.
Bill and Sally, the owners of the Moosehead Hills Cabins, have the goals to help guests “feel that they are totally cut off from the stress and technology of their home and work life.” They want guests “to get out of their comfort zone” in the nature around the cabins. The cabins are open year-round and are a four-season recreation area, though they warn that April is mud season and guests probably should not visit during that month. Their peak seasons are from mid-May to mid-October, and then the snow season is from mid-January to mid-March. With snow in the winter and various snow activities, spring-blooming, summer activities on the lake, and fall foliage, the owners try to help guests find a way to enjoy themselves no matter the season.
The policies for the cabins are no smoking inside, though smoking outside is allowed, and for the lodges across town, pets are not allowed. The hosts try to establish a close relationship with their visitors, meeting them when they check-in, and then attempting to give the guests the space they want. The owners strive to be open to talking and helping them whenever needed. The common guests for each season are families in the summer, couples in the spring and fall, and a variety of guests in the winter. About a quarter of the guests are repeat guests.
One guest of the cabins said, “We stayed in the Tonmhegan cabin. We had such a lovely stay. Helped by perfect late fall weather, the views from the upstairs bedroom were spectacular. The cabin was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We cooked our own meals and enjoyed just snuggling up in the cabin with our little dog." Bill and Sally had to say about their cabins, “We hope you will find your time here to be a true getaway. We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try something to reconnect you with nature."
The current owners of the Moosehead Hills Cabins are Bill and Sally. Before owning the cabins, they worked in the “corporate rat race” and wanted a change of pace. After looking for places to start their hospitality business in Maine and New Hampshire, they settled in Greenville, Maine, on Moosehead Lake. They bought 50 acres of land, and then Bill started building their house. After building their house, which is now also the office for the cabins, Bill then built the three cabins on the property, and then the two lodges across town. They have now been in business with the cabins for over two decades and have raised a family on the property.