Last week, the fall colors blossomed, seemingly overnight. This past weekend we were in full peak color. It was a perfect Indian summer weekend too. Beautiful blue skies, little wind, warm sunny days.
Here are some of the photos taken around town during the week.
The fist one is of course, the eastern shore of Big Wood near the river outlet. The second is of the hillside along 201 in Moose River and the third is from the park
These are from the ATV trails over the weekend
Sadly, with the bit of wind that has started, the leaves are falling quick. Peak has come and going fast. If you did not make it up this weekend, you missed it. There is always next year.
In case you, our guests were not aware, we do have Cozy Cove Cabins hoodies for you to wear.
We have a basic Maroon one that simply has Cozy Cove Cabins on the front.
We have sizes small-3XL
New this year is a really pretty charcoal gray color with our name in the front left as well as our logo design on the back. Currently we only have a limited amount available of sizes M-2X. We wanted to see if there was an interest first.
We can do the logo in full color or plain darker color also so we are hoping we can get some fun things made for next summer. Any ideas what you might like?
As always, fall offers the best sunsets from Cozy Cove Cabins. Last night was no exception. Adding in a bit of smoke haze still from the fires on the west coast, the color was intense. I caught the photo above between cabins 4 and 5.
The following I took next to Cabin 3. I expected more color in the skies but I think the sun was just too huge and bright.
Our red maples here at Cozy Cove started to turn about 2 weeks ago. The odd thing is that they do not seem as vibrant. I cannot help but wonder if it is because of the dry dry summer. And wondered how the season would be.
The other day though I went down river and on the way home, I saw so much color in the hills around Jackman. (higher elevation) My faith in Fall beauty was restored.
Last night we had a hard frost so bring it on. It is going to happen fast. I cannot wait to see the reflections of color from Hog Island on Big Wood.
I went down river the other day and it seems the birdhouses on the retaining wall in Moscow has grown. This image was taken a few years back I think.
It really is incredible to see the creative houses made from simple colorful ones to hard hats, oars, the shape of animals, some with names of a business and even the state of NJ. (one of our regulars made that one)
So when you are on your way up to visit us or Jackman, keep an eye out for the wall in Moscow. The only precaution I have is if you choose to slow down to take in all of it, put your flashers on and stay to the side of the road. There really is not an easy place to pull over there.
In each cabin, we offer our guests an information book. In here we include information about your cabin, our policies, why we put signs up around the camp (for those who need reminders of when to put out trash, why not to use our guest towels to clean your atvs, what the smell of maple bacon does to a cabin (LOL), and how to get the best wifi signal). Included are ideas of what to do here at camp or around Jackman; trails, local eateries, and tidbits like where to spot moose.
We also have a section called “Our Journal” that we update every year in May on our anniversary here at Cozy Cove Cabins. Basically, in Our Journal, we share what we have done over the past year, both with the cabins or anything fun we did. Plus we try to include any updates around town.
The reason I mention this here in our blog is because one of our guests today commented to me on how much she enjoyed reading it, learning of all we have done over the past 17 years, and finding things to do with her and her family. This yearly project to update It is a bit of a chore, although fun too as we review our accomplishments. Plus, we hope to offer information our guests may need and want to enjoy their time in Jackman.
SO to hear that it helped them and was enjoyed by a guest, is all the reward I need.
Thank you Stephanie.
And remember, we as well as others who stay in your cabin, enjoy reading what you did when you were here. Drop a few lines in the journal and best of all, read what others wrote.
We hope everyone is having a good summer.
As our guests know, we always send out confirmation emails after a reservation is made. This summer especially, we are finding that many of our emails are going to the recipients spam box. I am not sure why though. Maybe it is has something to do with Covid and extra precautions? Or maybe it is because I have links included in the email to help our guests understand Maine guidelines.
Whatever the reason, if you have or make a reservation with us and do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours, check your spam box. If it is not there, give us a call. Please note that correspondences that originate from me come from email@example.com.
To offer a bit of comfort to you all to enjoy sitting out on your deck, we have always provided deck chairs for you. They are not fancy or top of the line metal chairs but they should last longer than a season. As the years have gone by, it seems even the better ones do not last.
Perhaps part of the reason is they simply do not make good quality chairs anymore. Also,we see our guests weighing over the limit of 250# sitting in them, people leaning back on 2 legs of the chair, or taking them out onto the lawn or by the firepit. We find them burnt or cracked much too often..
We bought a white set (20) 2 years ago and we only have 8 left. Last summer (end of season) we bought 30 chairs that seemed to be a sturdier and already lost 6 of them this summer have cracked.
We decided that after these are gone, we cannot keep buying them. Our guests will either have to bring their own deck/lawn chairs or make due with what is left.
In the meantime, we hope our guests use their own beach chairs down by the water and maybe what we have will last another season. We do have a few extra fold up chairs that others have left here in our Boat Shack.
I wish we could buy sturdy metal chairs but not only are they heavy to put away at the end of season but storage is a bit limited for them. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.
Here we are, mid July and this Pandemic is still around. We do hope that all of you out thee are staying safe and still able to enjoy the summer.
We are lucky in Maine that there has not been many horrific outbreaks. Could it be that people are maintaining distances or wearing face coverings in Maine, or is it simply because our clean air and ability to get out in it is helping? Who knows.
We do know that Maine people this summer are truly discovering Maine! Specifically, our area and maybe even other towns that they have never been to before. At least this is what are guests are saying.
Many of our guests so far have said they have never been to Jackman. They wanted a place to visit where they could get out and explore the outdoors and feel like they can still maintain distance from others.
That is what the Jackman region can offer. Wide open space. You do not need to have an ATV, a boat, or even a fishing pole to be outdoors. But if you do, we have lakes and streams to fish and trails to ride. Or, you can stay at camp and play ball with the kids, swim in the lake, make a campfire at night and roast marshmallows. Or put on some sunscreen and just enjoy being outdoors and the serenity many find here.
We had a group here this week that brought their ATVs, grills, pop up tent and corn hole game. They rode hard all day then spent the evenings talking, laughing, cooking out and watching a sunset by the campfire. What a great way to end a perfect day with friends.
Once again, our guests, Celie and Kevin designed a float for the Jackman 4th of July Parade and won, the most outrageous award.
The initial plan was modified as they did not have a big trailer to attach. The theme was supposed to be something along the lines of “Summer 2020” but there was not enough room to add the summer props.
But the dressed in full “isolation” suits with a bathing suit over top, masks, and all carried bottles of “hand sanitizer” to spray the crowds. Of course Henry (the jeep has a name) also wore a mask.
The best part was that all along Main street, everyone laughed as we drove by. (Yes I drove) SO it served its purpose. Make the best of what it is.