Experience the splendor of the Maine Highlands at this Moosehead Lake retreat, a hand-crafted lakefront cabin with a private swimming dock, two kayaks to take out on the water, and an outdoor firepit and deck with views of the distant mountains and surrounding woodlands!
What's nearby: Tucked away in the trees on the Burnt Jacket Peninsula just 25 feet from the lake's edge, this home was constructed by local craftsman using solid pine logs in the traditional way. You'll be in the midst of 12 acres of woods, trails, and shorelines, and hundreds of acres of neighboring backcountry for hiking and snowshoeing. The cabin is also just nine miles south of Lily Bay State Park and 11 miles north of downtown Greenville (which is also reachable by boat).
Things to know: Free WiFi (jet pack that is not suitable for remote work or streaming) Full kitchen with a small fridge, oven, and stove The dock is for swimming only, not for mooring a boat Docks and kayaks available, weather and lake conditions permitting, June through September A dirt road leads to the cabin, so a 4x4 that can handle wear and tear is best *Winter Guests: Please note that a 4 wheel drive vehicle is required for winter, the road only gets plowed after five inches of snow and the driveway can only fit a two place trailer and one vehicle.
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Winter Guests: Please note that a 4 wheel drive vehicle is required for winter, the road only gets plowed after 5 inches of snow & the driveway can only fit a 2 place trailer and 1 vehicle.
Dock details: Docks are seasonal so if your trip is during late September or after, please contact us to make sure the dock is still in the lake if you need it. Please note that the dock is just for swimming or sitting, and not for mooring a boat.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
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Patricia J.Sep 2022
Beautiful setting. Beautiful home.
Jennifer B.Sep 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was perfectly set up. It was close to town without being too far away. We were there for the Fly In and enjoyed watching the seaplanes from the dock. Thank you for the use of the kayaks. We had a lovely stay.
Kerrie G.Aug 2022
With only 1.5 days of rain, our August vacation was perfect. We were nursing a leg injury so we did not participate in any hiking. We spent a lot of time at the cabin and on the dock. It was just what our family of three needed! We saw two deer and a handful of hummingbirds. No moose this year, but there is always next year :)
Kevin M.Aug 2022
Always a wonderful peaceful time spent at this cabin.
Harold G.Aug 2022
We loved our stay at Shepard's Cabin. The unit was clean and well stocked. The dirt road was in good condition (Aug 2022) and navigation via directions provided by Vacasa / Owner were perfect. Caught one fish and had quite a few bites casting off the swimmers dock. Fully enjoyed the remote location at the base of Burnt Jacket Mountain. Only 30 min drive to Downtown Greenville. Local hiking trails and sightseeing is easily accessible. Can not wait to go back!
Heath D.Jul 2022
This is a special place in a perfect location. My wife and I, and our 2 daughters just spent a week, and it was just what we needed. Highly recommend.
Kelly H.Dec 2021
This cabin was charming, cozy, clean and so unique. The local staff was so helpful. The place was warm and welcoming when we arrived. We will be back!
Judith C.Sep 2021
A quiet escape in Maine. Loved the sliders off the master and the quaintness of the lovely cabin. The cabin was immaculate and enjoyed having coffee on the deck looking at the amazing view.
Would definitely book again
Donald P.Sep 2021
Wonderful home, very clean. Just love hearing the loons!
Debra P.Aug 2021
I loved the bedroom that opens up to a private deck!
Kerrie G.Jul 2021
We had terrible weather but enjoyed the cabin and views of the lake.
Christopher B.Jul 2021
View and cabin were wonderful
Tracy C.Jul 2021
The cabin was spotless upon arrival and had everything you could ever want or need. The decor was perfect and made us feel welcome immediately. Being on the lake afforded us the opportunity to listen to the loons and watch amazing sunsets, as well as beautiful views of the mountains.
Donna G.May 2021
Looking at the water and sunset from the dock - beautiful setting and spotless home.
Philip D.Feb 2021
Gayle U.Aug 2020
We needed to unwind and needed to hear loons and watch the water and hear the wind in the pines. But we wanted a beautiful kitchen - big windows - and WiFi. This is the perfect cabin to get away from the stress but not the amenities of every day life. We loved our time here.
William M.Jul 2020
I’ve been coming up here for 33 years and this was by far the best spot of them all. I couldn’t get the WiFi working, but I don’t come up here to stare at a screen. We will be back soon!!! Thank you for an amazing home!!!
kevin m.Jun 2020
What a fantastic property. Beautiful and clean cabin. The photos looked great but in person it’s amazing. Great access to the water and we got full use out of the kayaks. One of the most peaceful places I’ve visited. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!!
Caitlin G.Jun 2020
The cabin was well decorated, clean and comfortable. It was great having access to the kayaks, dock and fire pit. Added bonus were the sunsets from the deck. We will be back!!
Frank M.Mar 2020
Very clean great location.
Sean L.Mar 2020
This cabin is the best. After 3 nights we ended up extending our trip for a couple more nights. Right on the lake we were able to ice fish and warm up back inside the cabin. We definitely plan to rent again.
Lawrence L.Oct 2019
Great location in a beautiful setting!
Rhonda T.Sep 2019
When I opened the door all I could say was “wow”! The decor is so well done. I loved the type of construction used in this log cabin. Very classy. I like rustic too but this was a nice departure with the art and lighting, troth sink, vintage look range, beautiful furniture. I don’t usually cook when I stay at vacation rentals but I loved this kitchen so much I went back into town to buy ingredients so I could. Put on tunes and really enjoyed the experience. The view is gorgeous. I loved the dirt roads coming in to Shepherds Cabin. Reminded me of childhood camping/fishing trips. A tranquil, relaxing stay.
janyce v.Sep 2019
The cabin was beautifully appointed! It was cozy , had great beds, shower and heat! Kitchen had everything we needed to cook with. Loved the kayaks to use and the view and sunsets on the lake were spectacular! Hoping to come back again to visit
Sheyla L.Jun 2019
Loved the coziness of the house. Listening to the loons every night!
Jessica A.Feb 2019
Beautiful cabin and location.
Marcus P.Jan 2019
Nice, very clean and modern cabin with perfect view and access to Moosehead. Nice decor and wood stove. The satellite didn’t work and the internet cut in and out every 15 minutes, but did just fine without it. Good cellphone reception.
We will ensure all advertised amenities are working. Thank you!
Jordan F.Oct 2018
This home was fantastic. Beautiful, homey, and clean. We were privileged to meet the owner too and he was great! We would love to come back!
Jennifer S.Oct 2018
Cabin was beautiful, clean and cozy! View was amazing. Quick response from management company and owners when we called with a question. I can’t wait to return.
chris H.Sep 2018
The view and how cozy the cabin was
Doug L.Sep 2018
Beautiful location. Lots of wildlife right in the yard.