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70 Acres -Log Lodge Secluded in Mountains with Extreme Mountain Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,050 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5000 SF with 5 Bedroom/4 Bath Luxury Log with White Mountain Views

Beautiful. Stunning. Amazing. Breathtaking. Peaceful. Majestic. These are just a few of the words guests use to describe Dakota Bear Lodge in Sweden, Maine. Located on 70 secluded acres overlooking New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, DBL offers privacy and panoramic views just 10 minutes away from Bridgton, a charming small town and just 20 miles away from Conway, New Hampshire. DBL offers guests all the amenities of a luxury log home combined with beauty and seclusion within the White Mountains.

This is the perfect spot for families and friends to vacation together. Set in the western Maine Lakes and Mountain Region, guests will never run out of activities. From skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, golfing, boating, and fishing to shopping and dining in downtown Bridgton, Maine, or North Conway, New Hampshire, guests will enjoy every minute of their time at DBL. This home is such a perfect blend of scenic mountain views and comfort that some guests arrive and decided to spend their days relaxing inside by the fire with their family and friends.

Built by Maine Log Craftsman, this post and beam masterpiece is professionally designed with just the right mix of luxury and logs to give a complete Maine experience. DBL features a 180 degree view of 100 miles of the White Mountains. Amenities include two master suites with large walk-in closets, private baths, Jacuzzi tubs, and large showers. The first floor master suite has a covered porch with walk-out sliding door to a patio and hot tub. All bedroom areas are separate and private. The second floor loft area has two oversized bedrooms with walk-in closets, built in dresser drawers, and a queen and full bed. The bunk room has two sets of custom made log bunk beds along with a sleeper sofa and a regular size sofa.

Here are a few of the features you will enjoy when you stay at Dakota Bear Lodge.

• Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, walk-in pantry, 5 burner high BTU gas stove, and enough pots, pans, and gadgets to keep any chef busy

• 1200 ft. driveway off a private dirt road with little to no traffic. From all the rooms in the house guests have views of the White Mountains.

• Steam sauna with hot rocks to accommodate up to 5-6 people

• Basement movie area, ping pong table, kitchenette with full size refrigerator; sliding glass doors to a backyard patio with fire pit

• Large fieldstone fireplace in the living room, and large wood burning stove in the basement

• Great room living area featuring vaulted ceiling with timbers and logs

• 800 SF deck, patio table, seating areas, BBQ, and outdoor speakers

• Enjoy 70 acres of privacy. Plus all the land that joins the property for adventures in hiking, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling

Western Maine is a four-season playground: Golfing against the backdrop of the White Mountains at Kezar Lake Country Club and Bridgton Highlands Country Club or hiking trails that offer breathtaking views and lakes that offer pristine swimming. Enjoy antique emporiums, art galleries, and local craft shops. Around every turn, there are quiet side roads inviting long walks and/or adventure cycling. Boat on Sebago, Highland, Kezar, and Long Lakes, or canoe/kayak the Saco River. Take to the slopes for fabulous downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak, Sunday River, or Cranmore Mountain, or snowshoe and cross-country ski at groomed touring centers or on regional trails. Explore the Oxford Hills and Bethel areas too. Museums and theaters are part of the Maine landscape.

Vacation at Dakota Bear Lodge to experience Maine: “the way life should be.”

More Details

Property Manager
Rickie Hall
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Rickie Hall

About Rickie Hall

Rickie is the owner of Dakota Bear Lodge as well as a property manager in Portland and western Maine. She is a former pro golfer, serious IPO enthusiast with her three German shepherds, avid skier and snowmobiler, and a professional in guest hospitality. Before building Dakota Bear Lodge, Rickie owned a luxury inn for 13 years, organizing corporate events, weddings, and other large gatherings. She designed this special luxury log lodge to be a home away from home for vacationing families, and also for family reunions, corporate retreats, writing and music retreats, and for friends to gather in a high end rental with privacy and extreme breathtaking views of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.

Rickie Hall purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Rickie Hall chose Sweden

Those who know Maine, know that the western Maine lakes and mountain regions are the best of Maine for skiers, hikers, snowmobilers, and for those who seek seclusion and a connection with nature. Dakota Bear Lodge is 10 minutes from Bridgton, a scenic, small town with an authentic Maine flavor. Western Maine offers hundreds of lakes and beaches, trails, and quiet roads for springs summer activities and ranges of mountains within a 45 minute radius to climb and ski for fall and winter activities.

What makes this lodge unique

You will never hear any sounds other than nature and what you play on the indoor outdoor music system. See Shawnee Peak to your north and the White Mountains to your west. Enjoy family and friends in front of the 25 ft. fieldstone fireplace or outside on the large patio around the fire pit. Hiking trails, snowmobile and biking trails border the property and skiing is just a few minutes away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Sweden

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , Guest Half Bath off Living Room
    Dakota/Cheyene Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Bathroom in Loft between Dakota and Cheyene Room
    Grizzly Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Double Sink Large Bathroom with Make-up Vanity
    Bear Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Large Bathroom off Bear Bedroom with Log Vanity
  • Two Large Bathrooms off Master Bedrooms on 1st floor and Basement. Both Baths have large Walk-in Showers with Jetted Whirlpool Tubs. Loft Bathroom has a shower tub combination.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Grizzly - 1 large double bed , 1st Floor Master Bedroom with Luxury Bath off Bedroom
    Cheyene - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , Large Bedroom in Loft with 2 Log Beds
    Dakota - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , Large Bedroom in Loft with 2 Custom Made Birch Beds
    Bear - 1 large double bed , Luxury Master with Bath in Room with Log Bed in Basement
    Timber - 4 single bed , 2 Bunk Beds provide 4 Twin Beds with 1 Sleeper Sofa and Sofa
  • Queen size Beds (4) Total of Four Queen Beds in the Lodge, Double Beds (2) Two Full Size Beds in the Loft Area in Rooms with Queen Beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pull Out Sofa and Full Sofa in the Bunk Room, Bunk Beds (4) Two Sets of Bunk Beds in One Room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • games - kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Great place. High standard and maintenance.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for two- three families to hang out and enjoy the atmosphere and the house.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 12 and absolutely enjoyed every minute of it. The pictures don't do the real thing justice. A perfect getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The pictures DO NOT do this amazing lodge justice. The view is absolutely spectacular. It feels like you have the entire mountain to yourself. The lodge is kept in pristine condition and literally has everything you could ever need or want to enjoy it. A group of us do a trip every summer in a new location and this was by far the most equipped lodge we have ever stayed in. We never wanted to leave and joked that we would just keep coming back here instead of finding new places. Rickie and her team are wonderful and quick to respond with any questions. I cannot recommend this place enough though I selfishly want to keep it to myself!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained with great views. It was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. We had a great time

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Just spend an amazing week at Dakota Bear Lodge. We were travelling with three young children and six adults and the lodge was perfect - well maintained, clean, spacious, and an amazing view from a huge back porch. The check-in/check-out process was easy and Rickie was a great resource through the whole process. I'd recommend this lodge to anyone!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing escape from the city

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd year we stayed at the Dakota Lodge with 3 other families. The views are breath taking and serene and the house is peaceful. The house comfortably accommodates everyone and gives the grown ups some quiet while the kids play in the basement. There's plenty of skiing near by and a chance to relax for those not hitting the slopes. Rickie takes time to show you the ins and outs of the home and is always willing to help and answer questions. We've really enjoyed the trips and hope to keep them going!

  • Review Submitted: 17/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fryeburg and Bethel
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Ebenezer Pub
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Kezar Lake Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Portland or Conway, New Hampshire
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rt. 302
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Campfire Grill or Ebenezer
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Shawnee peak
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Kezar Lake
Car: necessary

The Western Maine Mountains region spans most of Maine’s western border with New Hampshire. A small part of the scenic White Mountain National Forest is located in this area. This is essentially all of Oxford County and northern York County and Cumberland County. Notable towns include Bethel, Bridgton, Waterford, Sweden, Lovell, Naples, Albany, Oxford, Otisfield, Casco Rangeley, and Rumford. Many of the state's highest peaks are located in this region.

The area is known for its skiing, including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton, Sunday River in Bethel, Black Mountain in Rumford, Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley and Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through this region, and the portion that passes through the region's Mahoosuc Notch is popularly considered by hikers to be the most difficult mile of the entire trail.

Western Maine is the land of hundreds of small and large lakes, rivers and streams makes Western Maine one of the most beautiful natural regions in New England. Recreational possibilities abound making this truly a four season opportunity to enjoy the awe-inspiring foliage views in the fall, skiing at one of the world renowned ski resorts in the winter and early spring to the hiking and fishing along wilderness trails in the clean refreshing air of a Western Maine summer. Boating, hiking, camping, golf, snowmobiling, you name it, it can be found in Western Maine.

Of course, if you're looking for something different to do, there are opportunities to enjoy llama trekking or digging in quarries for gemstones and minerals such as amethysts, tourmaline, garnet and topaz. You might even try your hand at panning for gold. The well-known Sebago-Long Lake area offers miles of boating and many lakefront activities including parasailing and windsailing. Sebago Lake may be Maine's second largest lake, but it has a small-time feel to it as there are numerous quiet inlets to explore. There are paddle boats and seaplane rides available at the Naples Causeway on Long Lake. The hand-operated Songo Locks, the only one remaining from 27 locks built in the 1830s, makes it possible to see the entire 42-mile waterway encompassing Sebago Lake, Songo River, Brandy Pond and Long Lake. The paddle wheeled Songo River Queen II is also a great way to see an upper portion of this waterway.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday lodge in Sweden

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
13 Jun 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Day
20 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
10 Jan 2019 - 14 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,331.7
Cleaning Fee AU$399.51

Non Seasonal & Non Holiday Rates
$900 per night 2 Night Minimum

Holiday Rates
4 - 7 Night Minimum $1000 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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