After years of searching the State of Maine for our special vacation place, we bought land on Skyline Ridge in 1990. We created many family memories in and around the small log cabin we had built, ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, antler shed hunting, fishing, canoeing. Enlarging the cabin and adding solar power, we eventually moved here in 2002. In addition to managing her wildlife art business, Brenda became a Registered Maine Guide. We built a log cabin, Camp Winona, to accommodate her clients, adding Moose Mountain Cabin a few years later. The Tiny House was our "fixer-upper" project. Originally the village barber shop of long ago, it served many different businesses over the years, eventually falling into disrepair. After extensive renovation, it first served us as a bakery/cafe and later a monthly rental. It became our third "cabin" vacation rental in 2015. In 2020, we sold Camp Winona to one of our favorite guests.
Our off grid home near the cabins on Skyline Ridge
OK, OK, so this was 37 years ago.... still looking for a (decent) more recent photo of us!
At the far left in the photo, the Tiny House in days of yore
Our log cabin, after the snows of winter have buried it.
Late afternoon on a beautiful autumn day, the cabin sits quietly on the ridge in long shadows.
Today, the Tiny House is a vibrant, funky place!
WE LOVE OUR AREA!
If you look at Andover on a map, you will see that it is located at the end of two state highways, Rt. 5 and Rt. 120. This tiny town is at the edge of the height-of-land, the edge of civilization. Thousands of acres are owned by single landowners; logging is the prime industry.
This is where the pavement ends, and adventure begins!
Kayaking nearby remote lakes, you will see bald eagle, great blue heron, moose, deer, osprey, loon, merganser, geese and more! There are rivers and streams with riffles and rapids, too! World class fly-fishing, hunting, ATV trails, ITS snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking.... you will not know where to begin or where to end!
Andover is just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail. Secret waterfalls and swimming holes, desolate dirt roads for biking and hiking.... mountain tops covered with blueberries, fiddleheads, raspberry fields as far as your eye can see! If you long to "UNPLUG", you need to come to Andover, where life is quiet and simple.
The Tiny House is in the village, handy to everything north (Rangeley, Richardson Lakes and wilderness) and everything south (Sunday River Skiing, Mt. Abram, Black Mt., Grafton Notch)..
WE ARE PET FRIENDLY!
Outdoor dining options
SHOWER/compost toilet in cabin
each RENTAL has a camp fire pit
water collected in rain barrels at cabin
"Our daughter loved the loft and the hammock. We all loved the peace and quiet, the camp fires, and the cookouts on the deck. We had such a relaxing, fun time here and hope to stay again soon!"
- Becky P. - Moose Mountain Cabin
"I had searched for a cabin rental from Minnesota to Maine and parts of Canada and had found no other place that even came close to offering such a true wilderness experience."
-Paul W. - Camp Winona
"All the amenities of home and much more private than a hotel. Sled trails and general store right across the street. No wi-fi or tv so we had a blast playing monopoly which neither of us had in years."
-Josh T. - Tiny House