Breathless View

These are a few of our favorite things:

  • Eating on the deck;
  • The waterfalls;
  • The fire ring;
  • Hanging out with good friends;
  • Cooking on the charcoal grill;
  • Colored leaves falling;
  • The ROAR of the water;
  • The cozy cabin;
  • Slate everywhere;
  • Hikes;
  • 'BREATHLESS' view atop Borestone Mountain (but we saw no birds, hmmm ...)
  • Swimming ... and sitting in the waterfalls;
  • Brownie sundaes on a rainy night;
  • Friday night shopping trip to Indian Hill Trading Post;
  • A wet hike to Little Wilson Falls ... but worth the trip;
  • Movies in the loft;
  • Perfect days ... perfect nights;
  • Forgetting our responsibilities for just a short while;
  • Dirt road riding to see a moose (but we have seen more at home);
  • Late night barbeque down by the river, by lamp light; then a campfire ... in the rain;

Thank you for sharing your home.

Chris, Dan, Jill, George
October 6-9, 2005

Moxie Falls & Lake Hebron

One of our highlights was scampering down the mountainside by Moxie Falls and swimming in its water. It was a bit slippery from all the rain we had, but once down there we had so much fun.

We also enjoyed the quiet out by Lake Hebron. We sat and watched the sunset over the quiet and still lake. The only sound was a loon crying out. It was so lively.

August 28 - September 2, 2005


What a relaxing way to end the summer ... with good friends, good books, and an endless waterfall ... (and my 1st moose confrontation).

Enjoyed having days of relaxation and days of seeing surrounding sites.

Hope we can visit Big Wilson in the future. It is awesome.

Jacob Eckert
Bethel, CT
August 21-26, 2005


Hello! We had a wonderful time here and will return home with some great memories. We have three children (11, 8 & 5) and after a week with them we feel very re-connected! We spent a lot of time swimming in the stream and driving around the old logging roads. Evenings were spent down at the fire pit and playing games.

The most memorable experience was hiking up Borestone Mountain. The views were unforgettable. We also hiked up to Little Wilson Falls, but the water was a little too cold for the rope swing!

It was a great week and a wonderful camp. Hopefully, we'll be back soon!

The Peoples Family
Upton, MA
August 20, 2005

Last Vacation Together

We are the Workman Family - Greg, Sandy, Aaron, and Brady from New Castle, PA - just north of Pittsburgh.

We were looking for a very quiet vacation this year as it has been a very hectic and busy year and because this will most likely be our last vacation together as a family. (Our oldest son graduated from college and our youngest is headed to college.)

Well, we found what we were looking for - and more! You have a very beautiful home and location and the area is full of natural wonders! God's creation is so overwhelming here!

Thanks for helping to make our vacation full of some very wonderful memories! May God richly bless you.

The Workman Family
New Castle, PA
August 13, 2005

Worth Every Mile


Sometimes the internet can be both a curse and a blessing. Breaking a 10-year-old (Jessica) and a 14-year-old (Michael) from it can be trying. But when you find a place like this online and it turns out to be better than displayed, you take the blessing.

We did things families are meant to do. We kayak'd on Onawa and Prong Pond. Prong Pond provided fishing for me and swimming from the rocks for the others. We hiked to Wilson Falls and the top of Borestone Mountain, while light rain fell for the falls and heavy rain on the way back from Borestone. It got the exercise juices flowing on both trips. Went back to the "swing" and got quite a few pictures of our new events.

We used the firepit and swam in the local sound machine (falls). After one fire, we took the kids out to the road and saw shooting stars and more stars than Jess knew existed. She was amazed that the sky could hold that many.

The first moose was spotted at the marsh on the way back from Greenville. Friday, on the way to a moose safari, we saw momma moose with a calf. The safari yielded five more moose, for a total of nine for the week. The river otters on the trip were a bonus.

One morning a fox was out in the driveway and then while playing in the pool below I had a bird land on my head. It was recorded by mom to show my nest-like hair.

Most nights ended with games and reading - something I rarely find time for. Thanks for the refreshing week - worth every mile you drive.

Steve, Kathy, Michael & Jess
Somers, CT
July 30, 2005

All the Way from Ireland

We are the Smith family - Joy, Edward, Sarah (18), Rebecca (16) and Alan (11), all the way from Ireland. It was a long trip over, but it was well worth it. We thought the accommodation was excellent - it suited everyone perfectly. We have had a wonderful time here at Big Wilson Camp. We jumped into the swimming hole and tubed down the river many times. We also spent a couple of nights down by the fire ring, making S'mores. Some evenings, we relaxed in the house, watching movies and playing Cranium - which was loved by all and is now on the shopping list.

We climbed Borestone Mountain and loved the sight - it was well worth the climb, although we got soaked on the way back down! We had a brilliant day whitewater rafting on the Kennebec - thoroughly enjoyed by all. We would definitely recommend it. We also got up early one morning, went to Auntie M's for breakfast, and then went on a moose safari. We got to get up really close to a feeding moose. It was amazing!

We also went fishing on Prong Pond - a great day, although we only caught small fish (nothing big enough to eat!)

Bhi an sproi ag gach duine. (Everybody had great fun.)

Beatha agus Slainte. (Good health and wealth to all!)

The Smith Family
County Meath, Ireland
July 23, 2005

Inspired to Poetry

We had the most awesome time here. We swam, hiked to Borestone Mountain, tubed down the river, walked to the upper falls, enjoyed some time in town (Greenville) and made many wonderful memories. Some of our nightly games included "Food Fear Factor", card games like "Up and Down the River", talent shows, and of course, watching our "TV" ... the bug zapper. We enjoyed the scavenger hunt - the items our parents came up with was very creative. I am sure we will be back next summer. We had an amazing time!

P.S. - Katherine Gallagher (fourth grader this fall) made up the following song for the talent show:

Camp Wilson

Oh, I love Camp Wilson every day
I love Camp Wilson in every way
I love to visit every year
I love the things that we do here
I love to swim and climb and hike
I love to roast marshmallows at night
We love to play cards by candle light
We love to play cards morning, noon and night
It's fun to play at Camp Wilson, Ya!
It's so much fun at Camp Wilson!

The Gallagher Clan
South Windsor, CT
July 8, 2005

Hidden Treasure

What a "hidden treasure" this place is ... tucked away in the North Woods of Maine. The sights, the sounds - as the water pounds ... Returning to New York is truly insane !!

Our stay was short, but we look forward to returning! Being separated from the world for awhile was "heavenly". (I will miss the wonderful sound of the water.) Everything about the place was great. We love the creature comforts, the beds were great and we slept so well. Next time I must do the campfire and indulge in S'mores!! We wish you great blessings to your whole family and all your guests that will enjoy this little bit of heaven!

Rich & Nan
Patterson, NY
June 30, 2005

Enjoying the Great Outdoors in Style

We had a wonderful time at Big Wilson Camp! Although we only had a couple of days, we managed to hike Little Wilson (Upper) Falls and Borestone Mountain Sanctuary. The beauty and seclusion were amazing! We had a wonderful dinner with dear friends and a very competitive game of Monopoly. I don't think we have slept as well in a really long time, with the sound of the river keeping us lulled to sleep.

The cabin exceeded all expectations. Now this is enjoying the great outdoors in style!

Darci & Rick Lunt
Charlotte, VT
May 29, 2005