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"the Hive" Trailside At Shawnee Peak: We Host Weddings

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Overview of "the Hive" Trailside At Shawnee Peak: We Host Weddings

"the Hive" Trailside At Shawnee Peak: We Host Weddings

4.4/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShawnee Peak1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoose Pond3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWoods Pond21 min drive
  • AirportAuburn, ME (LEW-Auburn - Lewiston Municipal)61 min drive

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About this area


Located in Bridgton, this lodge is in a rural area and near theme parks. Rufus Porter Museum and Stone Mountain Arts Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Fryeburg Fairgrounds and Sherman Farm. Enjoy the area's slopes with skiing, and don't miss out on the sledding and ice skating.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Shawnee Peak - 1 min walk
  • Moose Pond - 3 min walk
  • Rufus Porter Museum - 13 min drive
  • Highland Lake - 17 min drive
  • Woods Pond - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Augusta, ME (AUG-Augusta State) - 99 min drive

About this property

"the Hive" Trailside At Shawnee Peak: We Host Weddings

Escape the city & come to sparsely populated & beautiful Bridgton, ME. Your Wedding Cancelled? We will Host your Intimate to Small Wedding! With 3 Floors of Living Space & 5 bedrooms, "Social Distancing" is a snap with plenty of room to spread out. Working Remotely is also a breeze with our high speed broadband internet connection, while abundant outdoor recreation opportunities are right outside your door. Our Professionally Licensed Cleaners regularly utilize disinfectant products such as Bleach, Ammonia, Clorox, Pine Sole, 409, Ajax & Windex creating an incredibly Clean Environment for your enjoyment.

Located Trailside At Shawnee Peak Ski Area's East Side on Mohawk Ski Trail & 100 Yards above The Sunnyside Triple Chair Lift Loading Station & 15 miles from our other Vacation Rental Property, "The Hive" At Birch Ridge Estate....sleeps up to 19. Both Properties host Intimate & Large Weddings!

My full time job is now maintaining our stable of Remarkable "Hive" Properties, therefore we guarantee the little details are a priority.

'The Hive' Mountain Log Home: Is a Spectacular Window Studded & Spacious New Log Home offering Hikers direct access (right out front door) to Pleasant Mountain’s 10 Mile Network of Hiking Trails, Shawnee Peaks 40+ Ski Trails, & Public Boating Access to Moose Pond’s 17 Miles of Shoreline. Our 3,000 sq ft Modern Log Home hosts 5 Spacious Bedrooms, Loft, Gourmet Kitchen & Dining Room, Sleeps 18 Comfortably, and Dines 14....Perfect for Large Family Reunions. You will Love our Great Room's 20+ ft Cathedral Pine Ceiling, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, & Grand Field Stone Fire Place. 75 feet of wrap around Covered Porch/Deck provides Great Mountain Views all within 300 yards of Moose Pond, where you will hear 'The Cry' of The Loons' nightly along with a Barred Owl or two. There is plenty of Space for all with our extensive Kids Playroom & Wi-Fi providing a First Class Log Home Experience for 1, 2, 3, 4, or even 5 Families.
Each member of your group will enjoy being located in the middle of all the activities you can imagine being in the epicenter of Maine's Mnts & Lakes Region with Sebago/Long Lake to our East, & Conway, NH to our west.

Recently our Log Home was highlighted on TV station WPXT on their 'Buy Local' Show & is displayed on The Maine Cedar Log Home Web take a look (lower right corner)..

The Trailside Way Village Cul De Sac, East Side Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond: 'The Hive', completed in 2008, is one of 14 Log / Log Style Homes located on this quaint Mountain Cul De Sac at the base of Shawnee Peak and Moose Pond. Trailside Way is off the beaten path which provides the privacy and serenity to 'GET AWAY FROM IT ALL'....while still providing direct access to Shawnee Peak’s Summit and Pleasant Mountain’s 10 mile Hiking Trail Network. When the sun goes down, you and your 16 neighbors (which are rarely ever occupied know matter what season) are the only ones on the East Side of the Mountain. During the Spring, Fall, & Summer months, it is not uncommon to be the only family/group up on the mountain, giving it the feel of being out in the wilderness, but still so close to all the great enjoyments the The Western Maine Lakes Region / Bridgton / Naples / Sebago & the North Conway, NH area has to offer.

"The Hive” Mountain Log Home Tour....Offering Trailside Simplicity: Park your car in our 100 ft Driveway where there is extra Space to park 3-4 cars along with limitless parking available at the base of the driveway on Trailside Way as the road receives next to zero car traffic. Step out of your car & within a few convenient steps is our Walk-In, First Level, Main Entrance making unloading your car a cinch, while our Grand Log Bench invites you to take a load off your feet. Mohawk Trail is 20 feet from our Front Door. 'The Hive” Welcomes you into a Large, Antique Winter Sports Themed, Pine Studded Mud/Ski Room with two big Closets and plenty of hangers for all your sweatshirts & coats. The Kids Large Playroom, with new 42’ Flat Screen TV, huge Sectional, and Board Games/Puzzles, allows the kids to have their own space, all while overlooking Mohawk Trail. Two bedrooms each with a Large Bright Window and Bunk Beds Sleeps up to 10 people, while down the hall is a Full Bathroom, Separate Laundry Room, and Utility Room providing all the Conveniences of Home.

The Log Home Tour Main Floor & 3rd Level/Loft: Turn left at the top of the stairs brings you into 1 of 2 Bedrooms with a King Bed & Full Double Bed (room has all antique furniture/decorations) respectively with Large Closets, Ceiling Fans, Lighting to read in Bed, and 1 Full Bathroom (Granite Counter) accented by Large Windows and plenty of Sun Light. Turn right into our Gourmet Kitchen (Fully Stocked), with Stainless Steel Appliances, plush Granite Countertops, Double Sink, Dish Washer, Warming Oven, and Breakfast Bar (seats 4) with Rustic Oak Beams. The Grand Room awaits you with a First Class Dining Room, which seats 10, Large Living Room with 20+ foot Cathedral Pine Studded Ceilings, Australian Cypress Hard Wood Floors, 42”Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound, Grand Field Stone Fireplace, and very popular Chess Set. Take your pick of one of four separate French Slidding Doors which sweeps you outside onto your 75 ft of Wrap-Around Covered Porch/Deck overlooking Mohawk Trail, beautiful Hio Ridge, and the Sunnyside Triple Chairlift Loading Station. Our gorgeous Wooden Staircase brings you to the quaint Loft/Den area where you can escape into a good book, surf the web at the Office Desk (large monitor available), do the 'Moose Pond' Puzzle, or sip wine at your Log Cocktail Table overlooking The Sunnyside Chairlift. Our new Leather Couch also easily folds down into a nice sized Double Full Bed. The Huge Master Bedroom with King Log Bed and Master Bath (Full sized) is to the rear of the Loft area and has great views of the Shawnee Peak Summit and incredible Sun Rises over Moose Pond / Hio Ridge right from your King Sized Log Bed.

Andrea & I have enjoyed hosting some 300+ Families/Groups since Nov 2011 and put tremendous pride into decorating “The Hive” to the season, with a Quaint, Traditional, Old/Antique, Classic, Country New England Style. This attention to detail and personal touch, has helped create a very special character, a unique charm, and a warm homey feel to “The Hive” that is hard to describe, and hard for many to remember a time away they felt this same way.

Andrea, our kids, & I have only just recently begun to realize how truly unique and how very special this property is, while providing our guest the opportunity to experience what may not be able to be duplicated throughout the entire state of Maine or even all of New England. The one thing we are positively certain of though, is no matter what season you come, and no matter what the occasion may be for, you and your family/group will have nothing but a First Class & Remarkable Log Home Experience at “The Hive” Luxury Mountain Log Home at Shawnee Peak / Moose Pond.

The Perfect Home for...
~ Multigenerational Vacations
~ Weddings, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Parties
~ Corporate Events & Sales Meetings
~ Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
~ Baby Showers
~ Engagement Parties
~ Summer Family Vacation Weeks
~ Large Family Reunions
~ Guys Golf Weekends
~ Hiking/Fishing/Hunting Weekends
~ High School / College Reunions
~ New Years Celebrations
~ Memorial/Funeral Celebrations
~ Long Holiday Weekend Celebrations
~ Large Church/Religious Retreats
~ Thanksgiving Family Feasts
~ Book Seminar/Tours
~ Older Adult Groups
~ Ladies Shopping Weekends
~ Birth Day Celebrations
~ Fall Foliage Leaf Peeping Trips
~ Saco River Canoe/Kayak & White Water Rafting Trips
~ Large Easter Celebrations
~ Wedding Anniversaries
~ Kids School Vacation Weeks
~ Christmas/Hanukkah Family Celebrations
~ Visits to Kids/Grand Kids at Summer Camp
~ Large Graduation Parties

Also see our web site at for wedding information.

We Host Intimate Weddings!

Eric & Andrea

Property manager

Eric Braciska

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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