Spring has arrived

Spring, lovingly called Mud Season in Jackman has finally arrived.

The first sign is the birds i hear in the mornings. A couple weeks ago, these small birds were all over the trees around Cozy Cove. Very chatty. Then as a group, they all take off and would move on to another set of trees.  I wish I knew what they were.  I assume they are migrating.

A few days ago, I heard the woodpeckers calling, then of course, they found a couple trees to peck.

Last night I saw 2 geese on our yard, which is actually almost a pond now) along with a duck or two.

This morning again, a few more sounds of birds that I have no clue what they are.  With the trees around camp here, I can not usually see them well, even with binoculars but I hear them.  Romping around, mating or making nests.

I have been watching for our tree swallows to start nesting in our many houses we have for them.  None so far.

So along with the signs the birds are giving us, the piles of snow are melting pretty quick. The melt runoff has caused the lake waters to rise also. Soon we will be counting the moments for ice out. Below is a snapshot from our webcam this afternoon.

Big Wood ice out contest 2019

I was reminded 3 times last week…”when are you going to post the ice out contest?”

Well, here you go.

Time for you all to guess when the ice will go out on Big Wood this year. As most of Maine, we had snow in November, and the lake froze over well before season open. As of today, the fisherman are needing an extension on the augers, so over 3 feet thick.

We have had a very cold, blowy, snowy winter so far. Today I think it is the warmest at 38.

The ice out date last year was May 5th at 4:30 am.

So how this will work:
Choose your date and time. 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 2019.
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, 2019.

The deadline to post your vote this year is 8am on April 15th, 2019.

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.

LET’S THE GUESSING BEGIN!

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Sled from NH

Did you know you can ride your sled from Pittsburg NH to Jackman Maine?  These guys did it.   They said if you only stop for gas etc, it would be about a 5 or 6 hour ride.  Not a bad day I suppose.

Of course, nothing is ever that easy.  Someone always breaks down.

Going home though it was bitter cold with high winds but we were glad they made it home ok.

We have had people ride here from Millinocket, Eustis and even a father son came from Vermont once.

February wind

WOWZER!     We are having gust of 41mph today.    And the Jackman Airport reporting gusts of 56mph.

Not a day to be outside.

One of our guests posted a mini video as she was reporting the wind using a banana as a microphone.  It’s pretty funny.  You can see it on our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pg/cozycovecabins/posts/

Winter rates

 

As you know, we have already had a very cold and snowy November which has begun eating up the oil consumption.  Also consider that our oil prices, electric rates as well as water and sewer rates have all gone up this year for our area.  I am sure many people feel these increases also, not just in Jackman, but why did they all increase the same year?

Many hotels, cabins, and resorts all seem to raise their rates during the winter, on weekends, and even for Holidays.   I never understood why they would do this on Holidays or weekends….well, I understand why but we have just disagreed with this so we never chose to do this.  Instead of raising all of our rates, this is what we chose to do this year. We also considered cabin rates in other larger towns with trails.  In general, our area is so much less.

With that all being said, we increased our base rate for the cabins for the months of January, February and March.  We did not change the additional person rate of $35 so as before, the more you have in a cabin, the less per person.  So for 4 people in a 2 bedroom, it is still only $40/night.   If you made your reservation for this winter before today, we will honor the original base rate.

To offset this increase and to encourage weekday rentals, we are offering a Winter mid week special: stay any 3 nights Sunday-Thursday and we will take $10 off/ night.   This would be only $37.50/person for 4 people in a 2 bedroom cabin.  Mid week riding is generally better and less crowded so come on up and take advantage of this discount.

Thanks for staying with us and keep doing the snow dance.