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Reviewed 8 September 2016

A group of us stayed at the Mountainview Resort over Labor Day weekend. We were pleasantly surprised at the cabin accommodations. It doesn't look like much in the pictures available, but it was really a very comfortable, well-furnished cabin and had every amenity needed and more.

Room Tip: Cabin #23 is the best
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank chenabeena
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

You ought not be disappointed by the accommodations provided. But if you are from an urban area, you might be surprised by what is not provided; and most of the things not provided are because of the location.

The Mountainview Resort is in a very well renovated motel, comfortable, clean, pleasant. Our room had a full kitchen. The resort has both indoor and outdoor pools; outdoor BBQ area; indoor hot tub; exercise room; and a large lounge room with a small library, a variety of games, and a pay-to-play pool table. Owner and associates are welcoming. Everything is nice and well taken care of. There are no elevators, and this might be of concern to people with walking difficulties. But it is a renovated motel, not a "resort" with flowers and nightclubs.

The resort has no bar and no restaurant. I suspect it is financially impracticable to install such amenities, but it is still a difficulty. This lack means that in order to go out to eat, one must drive a couple of miles, or always eat in your room.

Most important, Jackman itself is a community of 850 or so people in the forests of northwest Maine, some seventeen miles from the Canadian border. Its tourist accommodations are non-existent. There are no tourist attractions. Visitors come to camp, hike, ski-mobile, hunt, or fish. One visitorl told me that he comes to Jackman yearly to get away from the (very major) city where he lives. His wife does not come with him. There are several restaurants, two of which are rather pleasant.

I would absolutely go back to the Mountainview Resort. I liked it and I liked Jackman. But I am not sure my wife would come with me. She liked the Resort; but honestly, there is not much to do in Jackman, unless you are into hiking.

Room Tip: All rooms seem nice. No elevator for second floor rooms or indoor pool and exercise room.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank jacko1931
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

We obtained our lodge unit (sleeps 4 but honestly it's really only comfortable for 2.) Our unit had 1 bathroom, 1 bedroom and a pullout sofa bed, which we didn't use, so I can't attest to its comfort. We took the advice of a previous reviewer and took an upstairs unit. FYI #1: there are no elevators, so all luggage, coolers, etc. must be carried up flights of stairs. The view of the mountains was great. The lodge is right on the Old Canada Road to Montreal, so it's easy to find. The ladies at the lodge are very friendly and accommodating. FYI #2: If your stay is less than a week they charge a $45 mid week cleaning fee. We were staying for 6 nights but they removed the charge upon request. The kitchen had new appliances and was fully stocked with dishes, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher & cookware. The furnishings were a little outdated but only the couch was uncomfortable. (We used pillows off the bed to increase padding.) The lodge offers free wifi and long distance calling, which is very nice because our cell phone service was non existent in the entire Jackman area. We did use the indoor pool and hot tub. Both were great. I also used the laundry facilities. It is free to use the machines, and you can buy detergent there or bring your own. To sum it up, we enjoyed the quiet and the remote location. We found the staff to be pleasant and accommodating. As for the area, we were there to see Moose and were not disappointed. We saw them every day, early morning (4:45 ish) and in the evening before dusk.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms provide best views, but there are no elevators, so you have to lug all your stuff up stairs.
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michele G
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Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We are a retired couple and have traveled extensively all over the world for over 10 years. Our experience at Mountainview was so disappointing and probably the worst resort we have ever visited. Our booking at this alleged Resort was via a time share exchange with Interval International. We own a time share with Diamond Resorts and used both Diamond Points and paid an exchange fee of about $179.
When we arrived the lobby had a strong air freshener odor that was very strong; but as time went on we determined that fragrance may have been covering a more offensive odor. We were informed by Joann that there is no room service but garbage removal and fresh towels will be provided if we hang a sign on our door. Joann was very friendly and appeared loyal, dedicated and competent. After thee days, we hung the signs and no service was provided. We toured the building and found a lounge on the first floor with a pool table and a seating area. The basement had an indoor pool, a sauna, a laundry room, an exercise room, a pinball machine and a video game. According to Joann the sauna, pinball machine, and video machine have been broke for over a year. The pool and the laundry machines were free but could only be used when staff was available 8:45 AM to approx 8:45PM. This presented a problem for us because we would not return to Mountainview until late each day. When we arrived at our room, we noticed two air fresheners. We have never found air freshners in any resort on our travels The unit at first look was rustic and appeared pleasant with great view. On our first night we found over 30 flies that we we had to kill with a fly swatter iin the entry closet. We were in Unit 4 close to side exit door which would slam when used waking us early each morning when guests exited. The furniture in the living room was dated, broken down and was so uncomfortable that we could not relax for any extended period of time. Furniture needs replaced.The TV brand named SCEPTRE in living room would not turn on for no apparent reason. There are exposed copper pipes in both the living room and bathroom. This is another first for us. The kitchen although dated was well equipped with a dishwasher. The bedroom TV with VCR was about 20 years old and some of the stations could not be viewed due to distortion. The bedroom dresser drawers would fall out when opened. The bed was very comfortable. In the bathroom there is a vanity that is to small to place personal care items, i.e. electric tooth brush, flosser, etc. Now for our major concern: the bathroom smelled of mildew and when brought to the attention of hotel staff they indicated that this is a problem of the resort and they would send someone to resolve our concern. After 4 out of our scheduled 7 day stay we decided to check out Mountainview early. Know that I have never before provided such an unfavorable review for any place we have stayed in past 10 years. This review was done using my smartphone and took me almost an hour to complete.Hope this review helps in making an informed decision.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
6  Thank Joseph T
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

We managed to wrangle one of the cabins via timeshare exchange during peak foliage season, and we were very glad we did. Here are our observations.

The cabins are spacious, clean, well-stocked, and just beautiful inside and out (see pictures). The kitchen was well-equipped, the jetted tub was delightful after a day of hiking, and the large deck was great for enjoying our morning caffeine or a drink in the evening. The loft above the kitchen has a wood burning fireplace and seating for about three, while the living room has a warm gas fireplace, a small TV, and two comfortable (if dated) couches. The cabins even have their own laundry facilities, and the resort provides detergent for one load (five loads for the dishwasher). This was wonderful as it allowed us to pack a lot less and save on baggage fees. The bed, while surprisingly comfortable (why do so many of these places have rock-hard beds?), was distractingly squeaky and a bit wobbly. The bathrooms are tucked under the lowest portion of the A-frame roof, which makes them a little awkward for taller people... the shower door came up to my chin, and I could only see my chest in the mirror. The water pressure and temperature were excellent.
Sadly, the cabins don't have much of a view, at least not when the leaves are up... the mountains across the valley behind the resort are completely hidden by trees. However the main building is situated a little higher on the hill, so the top floor rooms have a pleasant, if not awe-inspiring, view of the countryside. There is, however, an amazingly scenic pullout just a few minutes away called "Attean View"... I'll try to get Tripadvisor to add it. We were in Cabin 11, which, while beautiful, is right next to the road. Granted, there's relatively little traffic out here, but every time one of those big logging trucks rumbles by in the night it WILL wake you. The other four cabins are tucked away behind the main building and a tree screen, which I assume would help with the road noise. For some reason, our cabin had a real problem with common houseflies... each morning there a few more little bodies under anywhere that there was a light source... lamps, fixtures, windows, etc. I suspect it's a seasonal thing, and while a bit gross it didn't bother us too much, because hey... if you came to this remote little corner of the US of A to hang out in the cabin, then as they say "YOU AIN'T DOIN' IT RIGHT!"
The main building has a rec room with a pool table, board games, jigsaw puzzles, vending machines, and ample seating. The staff was quite helpful, providing a binder with lots of information about the area, and a list of hiking destinations and waterfalls on request. The latter was invaluable and provided us with a day of activities and scenery we likely would never have experienced otherwise. As is commonplace with vacation rentals and even resorts any more, they charge extra for internet access... that has always irritated me, as it's a fixed cost to provide... but our cabin has it's own router, so the performance was quite good.
In a nutshell, the Mountainview Resort, while more like a vacation rental than what most (certainly those accustomed to timeshares) would consider a "resort", is in a PRIME location for lots of outdoor activities in any season. The appliances have obviously been there a while, but everything worked just fine. There are TONS of trails, lakes, rivers, and overlooks... and even a couple quaint little towns (some with excellent restaurants)... within just a one-hour radius. If you really want to hole up for a while, just stop at the Hanneford in Skowhegan on your way in for supplies... they have everything. There are also some basic groceries available just a couple minutes away in Jackman. Fuel, snacks, souvenirs, postcards, hunting supplies etc. are right next door at the Jackman Trading Post.

Room Tip: If you're in the lodge get a top floor room. If you're in a cabin avoid #11.
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Mark_and_Neida
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