End of March 2020

A friend of ours who obviously has “the eye” for capturing beauty on film, sent this to me today. Normally, at this time of year, you would not see the rocks along our shore nor the brown areas on the yard. It is usually all still white.  This is prettier, I think, in some ways. Of course the skyline adds to the beauty also.

It has been an odd cold but less snow winter this year. Even still, I am ready for spring thaw to happen and start working the garden and the yard.

We hope everyone is able to get out around their own home and breath in some fresh air and sunshine. Be safe and be healthy.

 

Big Wood Ice Out Contest 2020

It is time for our annual Big Wood Ice out contest.  In 2019, it was on May 9th even though looking at the cam shot below on May 8th, it appeared to be gone.

SO this years history: We have not had tons of snow as we have had in past years so will the thaw produce less run off?  Will the warmer temperatures come sooner?  You never know.  Your guess will be as good as mine. Of course, my guess date remains to be on May 5th and in 2018, I won.  HAHA

So how this will work:
Choose your date and time that you think the ice will go out on Big Wood. Choosing a time is helpful if multiple people choose the same date.  The person closest to the time will win.

Add a comment to this post with your guess. We can only accept one entry per person/email.

The winning date will be what the Town of Jackman records as the ice out date and time for 2020.
The winner will get 50% off one night when they stay with us 2 or more days or 1 full night free if they stay 4 or more days. This discount will expire December 31, 2020.

The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 10th, 2020.  I think it will be the end of April this year so I moved up the deadline date.

Please Note: Only one discount permitted per stay at Cozy Cove Cabins and our same discount rules apply. (payment by check or cash, cabin minimum must be met)

Watch our webcam at www.cozycovecabins.com for signs of change.

HOW TO ADD A COMMENT

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It really is simple:

Click on register at the top right of Blog Page. Follow directions using the code ccc2017 when asked. Use a simple PW so you do not forget it later(or next year). You will then get an email to confirm you are who you are, then I approve that you are not a robot or a “nonAmerican” and you are good to go.

After this process, you will need to login to comment but you will not have to wait for me to approve you. Unless of course you forgot your password from before, then you may have to re-register. So don’t forget your password.

Rate adjustment

As the cost of living goes up everywhere, believe it or not, it does so in Jackman also.  We have had very reasonable rates for many years (lower than even Rockwood & Greenville)  so it is time we make this adjustment.

In trying to make the adjustment in increments, we did a small increase this winter for all the cabins and the large cabin rates listed on the rates page of our website will go into affect in August.

Keep in mind, we still offer Deer season specials as well as a weekly rate discount.   We plan to offer specials during the year also so keep an eye on the blog posts.

Of course, any reservation quote made prior to this notice will be honored.

Happy Holidays from Cozy Cove Cabins

As many of you know, we send a Holiday postcard every year to those of you who have stayed with us in the past 3 or so years. Unfortunately, if you have not stayed with us in awhile, or have had an address change, you will not get a card.

SO we would like to wish all of you and yours a

Very Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New year.

This was a sunset I captured last winter over the icy Big Wood.

They survived

WOWZER, did we have some wind on November 1st or what?   Crazy.  80,000 people in Maine without power and that included most of Jackman. As of today, the 3rd, there are still some in town without power due to down line. Luckily ours came back on early Saturday morning.  We are still experiencing some power issues in the cabins but a call has gone out to CMP and a local electrician.  We will get it figured out.  And our guests who were here, survived as well.

This is a Zakopane journal entry form Amanda and Russell

“Day one: We arrived around 5pm. The wind was terrible. All of the town was out of power including the cabins. They hooked up the generator to keep us cozy warm. Real feel temp outside was 28 degrees. We went to eat at Mama Bears who had a generator and the food was amazing. Went to bed early to head out in the morning for open day! The power did come back on in the middle of the night. 🙂

Day two: Russell headed out early to hunt. Only saw 1 partridge and 1 red squirrel. Came back and got me. We spent the day on dirt roads, saw 1 more partridge and 3 more red squirrels. But we saw the most amazing views for our first hunt together!

We will certainly be back. As it is our dream to build a log cabin just like this one.”

“PS: So many trees down across the roads from the wind storm”

Need a Get Away?

Most of the leaves have fallen, ATV trails will close in a couple weeks, and unless you like to hunt, there is not much to do in Jackman at this time of year.

You do not have to be an outdoor enthusiast of any kind to enjoy the Jackman Region or your stay at Cozy Cove Cabins now or any time of the year.

When I ask what someone plans to do when staying with us, many of them simply say:  “get out of dodge” or “get away from our hectic pace” or ” reconnect with each other”.  Or some just say “absolutely nothing”

These are common statements all year long but even now, when the leaves are almost all off the trees, there is a certain beauty to be seen at Cozy Cove Cabins, with just an echo of fall that is left.

Of course there are view of the water and blue skies

Campfires and sunsets

Or maybe just turn off the TV, shut down your cell and play a game of cribbage or monopoly, or sit and talk with your S.O. or the kids.

 We hope you take the time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, any time of the year.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

 

This group is on their way to Fort Kent on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.Two of them started in NY, and Brad started in NH.

They chose to stop for a couple nights here in Jackman and dry out before they get on their way again.

Brad met up with Zoe & Oliver (who are from the Netherlands)  going up stream on the Dead River.

Lovely people and We wish them all safe travels.

Want to know more about the NFCT? Here is also a link to a U Tube video of the trail made by another group who stayed with us a few years ago.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JSQUk1nttQ
And this is the link to our little moment of fame. www.youtube.com/watch?v=72QFFgNSHhU