Happy Anniversary

Today begins our 4th year here at Cozy Cove Cabins. I cannot believe we have been here 3 years already. Time has passed so quickly. And we still love it. Every day seems like we see something new and beautiful.

So Happy Cozy Cove Anniversary Tami and Steve ❗

And Happy Cinco de Mayo…I guess it is time for a Margarita!

ICE OUT BEGINS

It-s hard to believe that about 10 days ago, there were still crazy snowmobilers riding the lake to get to the trails…
Last weekend, the temperatures were in the low 60-s with a warm factor (the temperature in the sun),
of about 80. Wow, it was beautiful out. The sun was shining through crystal clear blue skies and yet, everything was still white and pretty. Sun glasses were a must.

With all that warm sun, I knew that the snow was slowly melting. The mounds of snow here were slowly getting smaller and the lake was slowly rising.

The video on our weather report (should be posted by the 30th) titled April 26 shows the beginning of ice out on Big Wood Lake here at
Cozy Cove Cabins. Our “”bottom 40″”, (our lower yard) which is now under water, ends where the ice begins on the video. Even since Thursday, the lake/ice color is getting darker and darker which means the ice is getting thinner and thinner…soon the ice will break apart and we will see the last of winter.

So, even though open water fishing may not be possible on Big wood on May 1st, it will not be long. Worse case, I suppose, you can fish in our “”Yard”” ❗ It is open water 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

WE STILL HAVE SNOW!

We went away a few days and 2 snow storms hit Jackman ❗ Last week we got about 16 inches and last night, we got over a foot here at Cozy Cove Cabins.

If you have not tucked away that snowmobile, get on up here for some fantastic spring sledding. Give us a call and spend the weekend or even just the night.

It is about 40 today and a little overcast but the weather this weekend should be nice.

Reports form the Border Riders Club are as long as we have snow, they will groom the trails.

Another storm due on Monday…will it bring us rain or more snow ❓ Check back later.

I guess someone forgot to turn off the snow machine after we all did the snow dances in January. Please remind them to shut it off 😉

ATV MAINE

We have been getting calls about when the ATV trails in Jackman will be open. Many people are wanting to ride in April but sadly 🙁 , most ATV trail systems in the New England area do not open access until May. (Memorial weekend is the tentative date for this region)

Since the new laws took affect a few years ago which govern where we can ride: you must ride on designated trails; ATV clubs in New England have worked hard to develop relationships with land owners, put a lot of time and money into developing these trail systems, and had to set limits on their use.

April is “”mud Season”” and although this may be the fun time to ride 😛 , riding the trails now would just tear them up…affecting the whole season!

So if you have an ATV and want to ride, be patient. May is only one month after April ❗

But it is not too soon to make you reservation for your summer-Fall ATV trip! The Jackman region will have almost 400 miles of trails available to you this summer. 8)

See you soon ❗

MARCH 2007 QUOTES from our Guests

March 13-17
“”Stayed here in #4 just for the PEACE ❗ We didn-t snow mobile or fish, we just relaxed. There were no sirens, horns, boom boxes, or idiots. We dread going back to Salem Mass. But we-ll be back. THANKS ❗ “”
…Carol, Larry, and Charlie, the dog Cabin #4

March 9-12
“”Saturday we went snowmobiling to Rockwood-trails around town were very bumpy-went to MOOSEPOINT TAVERN for supper-always great. Sunday very tired and sore from riding so decided to go for a shorter ride. We-ll be back””
Carrie and Mike from Sandwich, Ma Cabin #2

March 23
“”Arrived Friday night for a retreat away from day to day stuff. This is the 1st time we have stayed at Cozy Cove Cabins. It is beautiful ad very comfortable. My parents stayed in #8 and enjoyed their cabin as well. We went ice fishing…didn-t catch much but enjoyed the 50 degree weather. My kids are 6 &7 and they just love it here. We will definitely come back here this summer.””
Kirby, Sherri, CJ, and Autumn from Sidney Cabin #4

Again, Still….a winter wonderland

Tuesday March 20, 2007
WINTER UPDATE
Isn-t tomorrow the 1st day of Spring? I do believe someone who loves me was tired of me complaining about not getting enough snow in January and is trying to keep piling it on!!!!!
It is snowing again today, at times here at Cozy Cove Cabins, SIDEWAYS!
Latest trail reports are still GOOD RIDING in the region so hurry on up, we all know that “”if you like the weather now, give it a minute and it will change”” Check out our WEATHER tab for weather updates.

Saturday March 17, 2007
Well, I did not think I would have any more winter entries but here we are….woke this morning to a winter wonderland. 😕 … not sure how I feel about this ❗

It is a little blowy out but I do believe there is at least a foot of snow on the ground. And it is still snowing pretty hard right now. This winter is definitely going to go out like a lion ❗

Well one more yahoo ❗ for the snowmobilers. It should be a good ride this weekend; lots of power and not a lot of crowds. Come on up if you have not already packed away the winter sleds and gear.

Jackman TRAIL REPORT and ICE FISHING in Jackman

This will probably be our last entry on snowmobiling in Jackman or Ice fishing on Big Wood…..I fear the seasons are coming to an end and spring could be on its way. 😀 😛 🙁
I guess you can tell I have mixed feelings on this 😕 I love winter and all its beauty but I also love spring and all its wonder…..anyhow….

I spoke to one rider yesterday who just came back from Pittston Farms and he said the “”ride was sweet”” so there is still good riding in the region but you may have to go through some rough areas to get to it.

Big Wood Lake is still quite frozen with the season ending on March 31st….so there is still plenty of time to get the big one ❗ Ice fishermen have done great this year on Big Wood so far! Any predictions of Ice Out ❓

Although the weather right now is above 40 and it drizzled rain last night, meteorologist in Bangor say a cold front is coming in tonight with more precipitation expected…and we all know that this could mean SNOW in Jackman this weekend. Only Mother Nature knows. Watch our Weather tab more reports on the weather here at Cozy Cove Cabins.

GREAT SALMON CATCH

Father and son have been here fishing all week. When the temperatures were in the single numbers and the wind was blowing, they built themselves a snow wall right on shore to watch for their flags. These are ice fisherman!!!!

They have done great all week right off shore here at Cozy Cove but I think this was their best catch…of course by Corey, the son, was this big Salmon ❗ 8)

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I think on this second picture, Dad is hiding his Splake a little…or maybe the salmon is just too big to see Dads catch 😉

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FEBRUARY 2007 QUOTES from our Guests

February 2
“”We had a really relaxing fun time. Very cozy cottage and bed. Saw 4 deer. Would love to come back in the summer:!: “”
Terri &Dan Cabin #6

February 8-11
“”Day #1 – Early start to the day. Cold windy but was able to reel in 5 perch and 3 salmon. We have had a man down for several hours but he expects to have a full recovery for tonight-s agenda…another man down at 5:55pm. Face plant in food! I don-t know if we-ll make evening highlights with 2 men down. Oh Yeah, Jay is still missing! Where is he? 6:15-is there any hope of revival of the dead? Maybe another day.
Day #2 – Snowmobiling day – 180 miles 8am to 6pm. 4 sleds- 100 near fatals, 2 off trail episodes. No scar tissue””
Day#3-Ice Drinking-3 fish, 30 bears
Day#4 – Recover, Inventory and roll out. Had a great time at Cozy Cove””…Scott and friends Cabin #4

February 8-12
“”Had 12 of us all together, had a real good time. Thursday was very windy and cold-caught a 14″” salmon Friday. thank God for ice shacks. We had our own fishing derby and I think Jamie won with a 13″” salmon but had to throw it back. Kim caught the most. Very good food at BIGWOOD STEAKHOUSE. thank you. Hope to see you next year.””
Jamie, Kim, Sasha, Brian, Tom, Kim, Kellie, Darrell, Zac, Mith, Danny , Me and my dog Benton Cabin #3

February 9-12
“”Wind howling..catching fish (white perch, salmon) Ice is 18″”. Little snow… trails rough …great time had by all. Be back next year””… Kim and Tom Cabin #1

February 9-11
“”Arrived today-pretty cold outside but we have a fishing shack so ice fishing was really good. Caught a few fish went riding on our sleds: had a great day and evening. Day 2-Went fishing half a day and had fun riding. Go out to dinner at the STEAKHOUSE. We went fo a nice 1 1/2 hour night ride and came back to camp-all 10 of us and had a big party. Day 3-Ice fish half a day then all 8 of us took a ride””
The Alexanders Cabin #2

February 11
“”We had a wonderful time relaxing and snowmobiling. The cabin is truly a wonder. Love does grow best in little houses. Many thanks:!: “”
Chris & Brandy Cabin #6

February 16
“”Really windy ride getting here. Sunday was great weather-caught 2 good brook trout and enjoyed the snow with the kids. Thanks for a great time””
Randy, Stacey, Logan, & Garrett from Chelsea Cabin #2

February 18
“”…staying only 3 days instead of a week 🙁 Ice Fishing, sledding, drinking beers, that-s the agenda…for now.””
…Joe and Carrie Cabin #4

February 24
“”Thanks for the wonderful weekend.The camp was cozy and warm. The bed comfy and cozy. The trails…amazing ❗ We had dinner at the MOOSE POINT TAVERN and that was great ❗ Thanks again ❗ “”
Mike & Nia Cabin #6

February 24th
“”Came to fish. It-s nice out warm but very windy. The snow is filling in our holes… very hard to fish in……I lived within a 100 miles of here my whole life and never been to Jackman. Very pretty area. Reminds me of the White Mtns in NH…Just a place you-d love to live and enjoy the benefits of such a pretty area.…We had fun in our short stay here. It was a spur of the moment kind of thing. Next year we bring the sno-sleds; fish in the AM, ride and cusk fish at night. All planned for next year. SO until then we thank you for the use of your camp and amenities that go with it. See you next time. We will definitely be back…. “”
The Currys Cabin#1