Our little camp is ready for your rest and relaxation on Graham Lake, Maine. Quiet setting, 15 miles from Ellsworth and 24 miles from incredible Mount Desert Island. Escape the island crowds and experience Maine how locals do...upta camp! Lovingly restored and available for limited weeks.
This is a little camp situated on Graham Lake, in Mariaville, Maine. Graham is 26 miles long, shallow and perfect for kayaking and experiencing a quiet lake atmosphere. Loons, Eagles and many species of fish make this lake home. The lake is a working lake, with a small hydro damn at distal end, and unique as its shallowness deters high speed boating and jet-skis. This quiet, family-oriented area is meant for a couple or family intent on star gazing and reading, fire-fly catching and bird watching. If intent on late nights and a party atmosphere, this property is perhaps not your best choice. A bunk room with two single beds, and a small dock with the use of 3 kayaks is included in stay. Nearby are neighbors where fresh eggs can be purchased, and The Otis General store is just a few miles away for necessities. The camp does not have central heat, so to maintain warmth and the water service when temperatures drop below freezing, the wood stove will need to be maintained to keep camp cozy. In the fall months, water levels of the lake recede, and the area in front of camp becomes an estuary where birds migrate, and water access is still possible but is a short walk from the property.
There is WiFi, and decent cell phone service if you have to have your phone on (pity!).
There is a book exchange, please feel free to take one and leave one if you have one.
The use of 2 Old Town kayaks, a small rowboat, and a little dock with two fishing poles are available.
This area around the camp is shallow and perfect for young children to wade and play.
Kitchen amenities include a propane stove top and large convection table top oven, toaster, tea kettle and French Press and a Keurig, as well as a refrigerator and full kitchen. Weber propane BBQ and one tank of fuel also included.
There is a beverage fridge on the screened porch and a water cooler with 2 jugs of water.
Interaction with guests
On arrival and departure and as needed for any concerns
Other things to note
This camp has experienced a complete renovation, and is one of the first camps to be constructed in area in 1960's.
Please treat our camp with the same respect that we do. This is a small but cherished, clean and tidy camp. There will be towels and bed linens provided, and cleaning supplies including a vacuum for your use to keep camp upta snuff!
There are many fallen trees that can be used for a camp fire which will need a burn permit issued by Mariaville's Fire Marshall. Please do not use our split wood for this purpose. Fire wood for the wood stove should be used very sparingly should temperatures drop. Well behaved, non-scratching, non-chewing pets are permitted, please clean up after their constitutionals and keep off furniture.
Strict no-smoking in house/ screened porch policy. If you do smoke on grounds please leave nothing behind.
During hunting season, the camp cannot be used for this purpose.
From Sep 1 - Nov 6, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
I am a nurse and have lived in Maine since 1993. My husband and I love Maine and are originally from Canada. We love to restore old houses, travel, and explore the state when we are not fixing up a project. We love old houses, and Camp Silsby called to us for some restoration and improvement. We both love meeting people who also love to travel. I couldn't live without an incredible cup of tea, a a run, even if its a slow one, and a dream of the next place to visit. Currently for me that is Italy, and for Brad, South America. Life's motto: A change is as good as a rest!