O U R  C O T T A G E S

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” 
― Henry David Thoreau
from Walden

Whether you're a busy city-dweller "from away" or a Maine native in need of a staycation,

All Seasons Lakeside Cottages is here when you need to get away from it all, no matter the season.   

When you're ready, come and experience lakeside living in any of our three cottages, 

each nestled along the shores of Long Lake in northern Maine.  

 

When life gets overwhelming, there's nothing more grounding than retreating to nature.  And because Aroostook County, Maine, experiences all four seasons to the fullest, when you decide to visit should depend solely on what "relaxation" means to you.  

 

Do you enjoy being in the middle of the lake--just you and your fishing pole--with only the sound of the loons and the gentle rocking of the boat to calm your senses?  Do you have young children that love to splash in the water or older children that enjoy more fast-paced water activities like tubing, waterskiing, or jetskiing?  Would you like to gather the whole family onto a pontoon boat and spend the afternoon on the water?  It sounds like the northern Maine summer might be your calling. 

But what about autumn in New England?  September and October are beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow here in Aroostook County.  There are hiking trails within walking distance of each of our cabins where you can wander through the colorful trees and hear the fallen leaves crunch beneath your feet.  Or have you been thinking about planning a hunting trip, just you and the guys?  Now's the time to make it happen.  And for all of your outdoor adventures, our local professional guide service is available to acquaint you with the northern Maine woods.  

Winter in northern Maine is paralleled by no other.  But as fiercely cold as it can get, the winter wind only intensifies the coziness and comfort you feel wrapped in a heavy blanket, sipping hot chocolate as you watch the flakes bluster across the frozen lake from the shelter of the warm cottage.  But then again, why not don some winter gear and experience it head on?  You can hop on a snowmobile and explore the many local trails, or you could drive it right onto the lake and enjoy a smooth ride. You could always explore those trails on some snowshoes or cross-country skis instead at Four Seasons Trails in Madawaska.  If alpine skiing is more your thing, be sure to make it out to Lonesome Pines Ski Trails in nearby Fort Kent.

When it warms enough for the snow to melt and the ice on Long Lake eventually gives way, the world somehow looks new again from the perspective of spring in northern Maine.  The northern Maine woods hiking trails can be experienced in the spring as they were in the fall, but from a new state of mind.  Instead of crunching fall leaves, there is the crunching of still-frozen puddles beneath your boots as you hike the same trails.  The trees are still bare, but the icicles hanging from their branches and growing ever-smaller and soon green buds will take their places.   


 

All of our cottages are equipped with private bathrooms including hot and cold running water and showers. Our kitchens are fully equipped with electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, crock pots, pots and pans, dishes and both cooking and eating utensils.  All cottages also have telephones, direct TV, floating docks, outside fire pits with firewood, washer and dryer, gas grills, deck chairs, and picnic tables.  The cottages are heated with oil-fired hot water baseboards.  All bed linens, towels, pillows, and blankets are provided.