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Historic Lakefront Family Compound, 6 Cottages, 17 Bdrms, Sleeps 32+ ; Unique

Bedrooms 17
Half Baths4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

6 Cottages, 17 Bdrms, 2 Kitchens, 9 Baths, 3 Living Rms, Private Waterfront

Welcome to Kemankeag

A place for family.

Kemankeag is an historic lakeside camp located in the western mountains of Maine on the shore of beautiful, pristine Rangeley lake.

Kemankeag has 6 cottages and 17 bedrooms. A true family compound in old-school style, this camp easily sleeps 32+ in rustic comfort.

4 large cottages and 2 small intimate cottages with 2 kitchens, 3 living rooms, allow for large families to be together, yet still have plenty of space and privacy.

Kemankeag enjoys a beautiful sunny southern exposure on the tip of Bonney Point. Steps from the cottages, two swimming docks offer expansive lake access. The kids will swim all day!

No granite counter tops, no stainless steel appliances, this camp retains the simple amenities that have served the family well for decades.

Kemankeag is offered as "the whole camp", sleeping 32+. Individual cottages are not available.

Be sure to visit our website for full pictures and details

Virtual tour on YouTube.

More Details

Jonathan Stein
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2018

About Jonathan Stein

Kemankeag is the vacation camp of a very large family and has grown over the last hundred years as the family grew. Starting as a "sport" fishing camp at the turn of the last century, houses and cottages were added as needed.

Kemankeag has never before been available to the public.

Jonathan Stein purchased this estate in 1921

Why Jonathan Stein chose Rangeley

Kemankeag has been the private refuge of one family for 100 years. We are now able to share it with a few select families a year.

What makes this estate unique

Kemankeag has space to spread out for a large family. With 6 cottages and 17 bedrooms, nobody feels crowded. We do not have large "bunk rooms".

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just want to thank you for your help and your hospitality.

This place is absolutely beautiful . I loved staying here for the week and so did my family. (48 of them). I wish they all could have stayed longer.

Your family has built a wonderful vacation home.

This place, I will never forget and the wonderful time I had with my grand babies A., L. and E., and the rest of the family.

I loved looking at all the old pictures and reading your father's book, "A Camp in Maine".

This is a place I can call a home away from home.

Thank you again and again for letting us be your first family to rent Kemankeag.

A. and L. will never forget the time we had up here at Kemankeag because I will talk to them about this beautiful place we stayed at for a week in Maine, and met the nicest guy named Jon.

Thank You again,

The D.F. family
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Rangeley

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 34
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 28 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 4 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Patriarchs Cabin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Kitchen House #1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Kitchen House #2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Kids House
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , White House #1
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , White House #2
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , tub , Granma' Houses
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Granma's #2
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , Granma's Cabin
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , Pump House
  • Even with all these bathrooms, traditionally most bathing is done in the Lake.
  • 17 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Patriarchs Cabin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Kitchen House Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Kitchen House BR #2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Kitchen House BR #3
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , White House Master
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , White House BR #2
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , White House BR #3
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Kids House BR Master
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , Kids House BR #2
    Bedroom 11 - 1 twin/ single , Kids House BR #4
    Bedroom 12 - 2 twin/ single , Kids House BR #5
    Bedroom 13 - 2 twin/ single , Kids House BR #6
    Bedroom 14 - 1 queen , Granma's House master
    Bedroom 15 - 1 queen , Granma's House BR #2
    Bedroom 16 - 1 double , Granma's House BR #3
    Bedroom 17 - 1 queen , Granma's Cabin Master
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , Kids House BR #3
  • Bedrooms are doubles or singles. No bunk rooms or beds in living areas. A real bedroom for everyone.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Lakefront Family Compound, 6 Cottages, 17 Bdrms, Sleeps 32+ ; Unique
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Stein family for opening a portion of this beautiful camp to our "small" group of 16. We couldn't have found a more perfect setting to celebrate Dad's 87th birthday with family. The camp was clean, cozy and comfortable. The extra touches, like fresh flowers and home baked cookies made us feel so welcomed. We loved wandering from house to house, looking at family photos, old maps, and memorabilia. It reminded Dad of childhood summers spent in a cabin in Vermont. He couldn't have been more happy! We hope to return. I'm already talking with two other families about sharing this experience together, hopefully next summer!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't have been more perfect

  • 5 of 5

This camp, Kemankeag, is literally right on the lake- so if swimming, sunning, boating or sitting on one of 5 porches and watching the clouds, loons, bald eagle (!), or the weather come across the lake are things you like to do on vacation , this is your spot. As the owners indicated, it is rustic but very clean with each room comfortable and colorful. The appliances aren't fancy, but do the job. We were a large group and there was plenty of places for people to find some privacy and large spaces to gather for meals or playing around. While remote and quiet, there is a town at either ends of the lake - restaurants, a movie theater, boats to rent, fishing guides to hire, book store and plenty of local farm produce to buy. Owners had left little bouquets of flowers (from their garden and local wild flowers) in each of our bedrooms; the blueberry picking up the road was terrific. It is a bit far to get to, but once there we were thrilled to have found this paradise for our large family to gather.



  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kemankeag on Rangeley Lake

  • 5 of 5

Imagine falling asleep to the sound of loons and lapping water, and waking to a glorious pink and blue sunrise in the morning. That describes our first day at Kemankeag on Rangeley Lake.

Our family immediately felt at home in the rustic and comfy houses of the Stein camp, Kemankeag. The hosts had left us a giant plate of home baked blueberry muffins and there were sweet little bouquets of fresh flowers in every bedroom.

The porches all have beautiful pots of flowers. And there’s a wonderful hammock in the shade by the Lake; a perfect place for a nap.

This is a great place to come to with family of all ages. The lake is literally right in front of you, and there is also plenty of open space for playing ball and recreating. With two complete kitchens, cooking for our extended clan was easy and fun. Evenings were often spent around an outdoor fire by the lake. Everything you need in the way of supplies is a short drive away in Rangeley and/or Oquossoc. And of course the kids (and adults) loved our daily trips to Pine Tree Frosty for ice cream!

Now that our family has discovered Kemankeag, we hope to come back yearly. What a beautiful place to build memories!

The KS and MTK families

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
112 Miles
Portland Me
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mingo Springs
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Rte #4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Saddleback Mtn.
Car: necessary

In this beautiful, private, lakefront family compound, doing nothing is always a good choice.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Rangeley

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$664.2
Pet Fee C$332.1
Damage Insurance C$131.51

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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