Eastern Sunrise Cabin

Eastern, Maine, United States


Accommodates: 5

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1


Early risers will rejoice in greeting the sun over an hour earlier than the western edge of the time zone. Eastern Sunrise Cabin resides in the very easternmost county in the country. Mornings here offer a truly special solitude. This cozy, rustic cabin has 250 feet of private waterfront on pristine Six Mile Lake, approximately 8 miles from the ocean. Six Mile Lake is so named because it is approximately six miles from the nearest major town of Machias, population 2,500. This is a secluded spot with no visible neighbors, 10 minutes by car from the town of Machias. Enjoy watching the loons, paddling in our canoe, fishing, and excellent, weed-free swimming, and nightly campfires. An excellent base camp for guests to explore the area. Nearby hiking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountain biking offer spectacular views of Maine’s “Bold Coast.”

Dogs of any size or type are welcome at the cabin and have plenty of space to safely roam off-leash. Dogs that like to swim really love this property, and owners can relax as long as their dogs are unlikely to wander off. (No large or otherwise problematic mammals have been seen on this property – just red squirrels and chipmunks.)

Open April through November

Location and Access

Near: Machias, ME (10 minutes by car)

Located on the relatively undeveloped north end of Six Mile Lake in Marshfield, Maine.

Approximate driving time to the cabin:

5 hours from Boston

3.5 hours from Portland, ME

1.5 hours from Bangor, ME

GPS Coordinates of Six Mile Lake: 47.3114736, -94.1420924 (No exact GPS coordinates available for the cabin itself).

Summer: Accessed by gravel road approximately 1/3 of a mile off of paved road (Route 192). Sloped gravel driveway leading directly to cabin. 4WD vehicle not necessary.


This sparsely populated, scenic part of Maine provides plentiful opportunity for:

Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Jeeping

  • Canoeing and kayaking on the lake (the cabin is on a 2-acre property with 250 feet of private shorefront). The lake is approximately one mile long and 22 feet deep. The water is extremely clean and there is a resident family of loons. No motorboats allowed. Canoe available for guests to use. Numerous larger lakes nearby for those wishing to explore.
  • Trout fishing in the lake (please observe regulations)
  • Moose can occasionally be seen in fields and bogs accessed by camp or logging roads near the property, for those willing to go out (by car) before sunrise.
  • Mountain biking near the Sunrise Trail (former rail line), which goes through the woods and along the Machias River (several parking areas along Route One, including one directly across from Dunkin Donuts).
  • Many hiking trails along Cobscook Bay and the Bold Coast trails in Lubec
  • Kayaking around Cobscook Bay
  • Whale watching from Lubec (45 minutes by car) and Eastport (one hour)
  • Blueberry picking in August. (Washington County, Maine is a major producer of blueberries). Wild blackberries and raspberries can also be found along logging roads, and while that land is technically private, harvesting them on this type of land is certainly tolerated as long as your vehicle is not blocking the road or in the way of logging trucks.)


  • Canoeing and kayaking on Six Mile Lake is very relaxing and can be done directly from the property.
  • Walking along the Machias River on the Sunrise Trail is relaxing and includes lovely views. This is a dog-friendly trail along mostly flat terrain.
  • Hiking on Bold Coast trails and at Quoddy Head State Park provides spectacular views of Maine’s rocky coastline. A personal favorite is the Klondike Mountain Trail near the town of Lubec, which is a quick hike, less than one mile round trip and offers stunning ocean views.
  • Cobscook State Park (dog-friendly) has excellent picnic areas overlooking the ocean.
  • Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent birding (Maine has numerous species of summer resident warblers, among other specialties.)

Sleeping arrangements

Sleeps 5

Bedroom 1: Queen bed on first floor (studio cabin)

Bedroom 2: Loft that sleeps 3 (double mattress and single mattress)

Bathroom: Outdoor pit toilet/outhouse (well-maintained).

Enclosed area adjacent to the cabin that is equipped with a fillable camp shower.


$110/night, 3 night minimum

Weekly rate $650 (June-Sept); $550 (April, May & Oct, Nov)

Monthly rate is negotiable

5 guest maximum

At least one guest must be at least 25 years of age to book the property.

What You Need to Bring

  • Food
  • Headlamps or flashlights
  • Sleeping bags and pillow cases - highly recommended, though the cabin does have blankets and pillows
  • Drinking Water - if you have a water filtration system, you can draw water from the lake, otherwise it is available from Hannaford for $1.00 per gallon
  • Water shoes are recommended for use in the swimming area - It is has gravel vs. sand and can be hard on the feet
  • Flip flops are handy for use in the outdoor shower

Additional Amenities

  • New propane-powered fridge and small freezer
  • Propane stove and oven
  • Several oil lamps (oil provided)
  • Water barrels next to the cabin provide (non-potable) water that is useful for washing hands and dishes (after heating)
  • Dry firewood provided for use in the wood stove or fire pit
  • Row boat available for fishing


Machias, a ten minute drive, is the county seat of Washington County, Maine, population 2,500. Numerous shops and services located there including Hannaford Supermarket, hardware stores that also offer camping and fishing supplies, etc.

Property Policies

No ATVs, motorbikes or other recreational vehicles can be used on the

property (but are fine to use on the nearby Sunrise Trail).

Please do not use candles. Oil lamps and oil are provided.

Smoking is ok outside the property, but please observe a “leave no trace” policy.

Check-in 3PM

Checkout 11AM

Payment schedule: 100% due at time of booking.

At least one guest must be at least 25 years of age to book this property.


Cancellation Policy

50% refund if cancelled within 7 and 14 days of arrival, except fees.

Full refund if cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to arrival, except fees.


Note: Summer rentals are by the week, Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions welcome in case there are openings.


The property is 100% dog friendly, as long as dogs are house-trained.

Up to three dogs, and exceptions may apply.

No restrictions on the size of dogs.



Pets Allowed

Coffee Maker

Fire Pit


Outdoor Grill

Outdoor Solar Shower


Wood Burning Stove

Rates and Availability

Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay Max Stay
Standard Rate $95 / night $95 / night N/A N/A 2 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Oct 01 2018 - Nov 30 2018 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Apr 01 2019 - May 31 2019 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Apr 01 2020 - May 31 2020 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Summer (June-Sept)Jun 01 2020 - Sep 30 2020 $110 / night $110 / night $650 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Oct 01 2020 - Nov 30 2020 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Apr 01 2021 - May 31 2021 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Summer (June-Sept)Jun 01 2021 - Sep 30 2021 $110 / night $110 / night $650 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Oct 01 2021 - Nov 30 2021 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Apr 01 2022 - May 31 2022 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Summer (June-Sept)Jun 01 2022 - Sep 30 2022 $110 / night $110 / night $650 / week N/A 3 nights N/A
Low Season (April, May & Oct, Nov)Oct 01 2022 - Nov 30 2022 $110 / night $110 / night $550 / week N/A 3 nights N/A

Specific Rate Details

$95/night, 2 night minimum
Weekly rates:
Summer (June-Sept) $600/wk
Spring (April, May) $500/wk
Fall (Oct, Nov) $500/wk
Closed Winter (Dec-March)
Monthly rate is negotiable
$75 cleaning fee