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Cabin Rental in scenic Maine woods with hiking trails. Horseback Riding avail.

Bedrooms 2
Space 102 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin in scenic spot, accommodates 8, full amenities, nature all around!

Comfortable cabin in the middle of unspoiled private woods. Relax in the middle of natural beauty or visit the ridge or stream on one of our trails. Three miles of trails are for hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Perfect place to gather with family and friends. Roomy cabin is fully equipped and has a fireplace. Pets are welcome. Horseback riding is available neatby. Kayak Rental available for use on local lakes. We are a 30 minute drive from Bangor, Maine or a 4 hour drive from Boston.

Rates and information in this listing is for the larger cabin of the two cabins on the property (called the Main cabin). The smaller cabin is on VRBO "Exeter Nature Cabins - Chalet". Both cabins together are popular for family gatherings, retreats and events.

More Details

Debbie Bartlett
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Debbie Bartlett

Betty & Richard Bartlett created this magical place 25 years ago when they retired. They put together 550 acres of unspoiled woods with a family home and 2 comfortable cabins. Exeter has always been a family gathering place and we have had numerous family holidays, get-to-gethers and two weddings here. The younger generation of our family spent their childhood exploring the woods and streams, watching wildlife, eating apples and blueberries from the trees, sledding, etc. Stewardship of this property has passed to the adult children and we feel a sincere desire to share this beautiful, 'good for the soul' place with others who will enjoy it. Debbie Bartlett is the current resident and manager of Exeter Nature Cabins and environs. She is shown in the picture with her brother, Chris.

Debbie Bartlett purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Debbie Bartlett chose Maine

Our family has enjoyed this property for years, we are now opening it up to the public to enjoy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Exeter

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 102 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , 2 sinks in bathroom (his and her)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs bedroom - 2 double bed
    Loft - 2 single bed
  • Extra beds upon request. Maximum Occupancy can be 12 using both cabins on the property (The larger cabin is in the listing, the smaller "Chalet" cabin is also on VRBO).
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Horseback Riding available at a nearby Stable. Dogs are welcome. Kayak and Paddle board Rental available.


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Cabin Rental in scenic Maine woods with hiking trails. Horseback Riding avail.
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Picturesque, Peaceful, Relaxing Space!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home after spending 4 nights in the Main Cabin with our 2 dogs and 6 1/2 year old son (when not at his grandparents). Debbie is a super sweet host. The cabin was very spacious, more space then we needed probably but it didn't matter. It would definitely be a great space for family/friend gatherings. We were able to entertain our parents each night with cookout, badminton and fun! The view from the deck was just so breathtaking. Enjoyed sitting out with coffee every morning while the dogs played in the spacious yard. Enjoyed daily walks on the trails. Visited the many lakes near by and enjoyed swimming and even fit in some horseback riding at nearby stables. Everyone we came in contact with, was so friendly. If you are looking for a place to just get away from it all and unplug and rejuvenate, I highly recommend Exeter Nature Cabins. You won't be disappointed. Thank you Debbie for being an amazing Host!! Looking forward to coming back next year. May bring more folks with us next time... The Walkers..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the cabin! And so eloquently! I really appreciate it. I have some 5 star reviews from past years but I'm sure potential guests are looking for current reviews. Look forward to seeing you next year! Debbie
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Great getaway from it all

  • 4 of 5

There was plenty of room, plenty of games, and a lovely location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very nice and clean. Debbie wax great whenever we needed anything. Will definitely consider staying there again on next trip to Maine.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really loved the property and the beautiful yard going down where we could see turkeys running about. We also made use of and enjoyed the fire pit. Everything was just fine. Debbie arranged for our granddaughter to go horseback riding and was really down home sweet to her.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Nature Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved our short trip to the Nature Cabin. We were greeted by the friendly owner and showed all the trails to wander and games to play for my kids.We were pleased to find that the cabin had everything we needed there and plenty of beds. If we ever take another trip back to Maine well defenitely try to stay at the Nature Cabin for a good central location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy, and lots of area to explore!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great time at this cabin for 3 nights! The kitchen had everything we needed for simple meals. It was in the 70s during the days and 50s/60s in the nights and we were comfortable with the windows open and the ceiling fan going. The tall fireplace is quite impressive and very cozy with a roaring fire while we played games, did a jigsaw puzzle and watched a movie on our own DVD player. (There is no TV there, which is great, for a getaway!)

Debbie is a wonderful host! She has marked out different trails on their large property. We really enjoyed exploring the trails and saw grouse, hawks, and deer. At night, we loved star gazing and watching the flickering fireflies! It was also a treat to have a couple of thunderstorms come through and watch the dramatic changes in the sky.

Our daughters particularly LOVED the loft! They enjoyed hanging out up there while napping/reading/looking at their phones (The wifi is good, but we limited the time they could be on it.) and staying in their pjs.

The cabin was a great place to come home to after we hiked some of beautiful Baxter State park (2 hours away).

It sounds simple, but we also enjoyed washing/drying dishes together because there is no dishwasher. We had a great experience! Thanks Debbie!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
30 minutes from I-95
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Lake Wassookeag Beach in Dexter (20 min drive)
Car: necessary

500 acres of woods and trails for hiking, photography and just enjoying nature. Cross Country Skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime. The land includes hills, streams and swamps. Easy walking trails and more challenging ones. Or just enjoy nature from the deck!

Dogs welcome. Horseback riding available nearby. Kayak rental available.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Exeter

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Horseback Riding is $35 per person (per hour) at a stable close to the cabins. Kayak Rental is $100 a day for 2 Kayaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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