Enjoy time away with family at a quaint updated lake house on the extraordinary Cobbosseeconte Lake in Manchester Maine. The beautiful 4 season scenery is breathtaking. Camp at Cobbosseeconte is the perfect setting for a memorable summer vacation, weekend get away or Thanksgiving and Christmas season with family.
Down a quite private drive, you can enjoy relaxing while taking in the beauty of the lake. Beautiful views every season, from the colors of October, the crisp winter air to the extraordinary summer sunsets. Enjoy time with family or friends kayaking, ice skating, fishing, boating or simply sitting on the deck watching the sunset.
Our two bedrooms, full bath, updated kitchen, bartop counter that seats 5. 1 Queen bed, 2 bunk beds (double on the bottom, twin on the top) pull out double sofa. Sleeps 10 comfortably.
The view of the lighthouse on Ladies Delight Island. “Maine’s only freshwater, landlocked lighthouse plays sentinel to one of the state’s longest lakes, bordering five towns over nine miles. Designed by Boston marine architect Frank Morse, the 25-foot lighthouse was constructed to prevent vessels from going aground on a jagged reef in the middle of the lake. Initial construction proved hairy (not to mention comical) when the builders set out to transport two oxen to the island to help raise the structure. The crew could only haul one ox at a time due to the size of their barge. After they dropped one ox at the site and were on their way to fetch the other, the first ox apparently got lonesome and began swimming back to the mainland to find his friend. The crew finally got both animals out to the island, and construction was finished over the summer of 1908.
Flashing its beacon nightly 365 days a year for over a century and administered by one of America’s oldest continually operating yacht clubs, the lighthouse is the last of three that once guided boaters on this sizable body of water (vestiges of the others can be found on different corners of the lake). It is thought that the lake’s name derives from an Abenaki word meaning “the place of many sturgeon.” The name of the lighthouse (and the island on which it is perched) is a bit of a mystery, since it suggests this spot is a favored destination for picnics and other fun activities — highly unlikely, given the island’s rugged terrain and small size.”
Regardless of the time of year, your stay at Cobbosseeconte Lake will not disappoint.