Sanctuary Farm Properties



About Sanctuary Farm

Sanctuary Farm offers something different from the usual densely developed 1 or 2 acre lots. It is truly a unique place –– a retired farm, entirely within a wildlife sanctuary, with spectacular views, thousands of feet of frontage on Rangeley Lake, within the town of Rangeley, yet quiet and secluded. The challenge behind Sanctuary Farm was to allow folks to enjoy this beautiful setting without ruining it –– and, judging by our success, it looks like we have done it.

Small Development – Large Lots
The entire Sanctuary Farm development is under 130 acres, and with only 14 total lots, Sanctuary Farm is a small development of large lots. The three remaining lots offer gorgeous views of Rangeley Lake and/or and the mountains, as well as waterfront and/or deeded access to a shared waterfront area. Lot 2, at 5.11 acres, is offered at $225,000. Lot 6, at 13.1 acres, is also offered at $225,000. Lot 12, at 8.46 acres, is offered at $139,000.

Adjacent to Conservation Land
Adjacent to Sanctuary Farm is the 175 acres of the Hunter Cove Uplands, owned by the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and paid for in part by Land for Maine's Future. The ownership and financing of this parcel assures that this neighboring property will always be retained in its wild state, preserving its scenic beauty, critical wildlife habitat and the cultural heritage that makes this place so special.

Across the cove from the Hunter Cove Uplands is the Hunter Cove Wildlife Sanctuary, a trail system on 100 acres of forested lands on Rangeley Lake. The trails lead out to a beautiful section of Hunter Cove on Rangeley Lake with benches for picnic opportunities. The property hosts an abundance of habitats for song birds, wading birds, amphibians, and abundant deer wintering area. This is a popular place for bird watching, snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. And again, its ownership assures that this neighboring property will always be retained in its wild state.

What's in a Name?
The name Sanctuary Farm is derived from the fact that the entire development is situated in a wildlife sanctuary (no hunting) that includes a retired farm. Much of the development is in state-designated deer wintering habitat.

Carefully Placed Building Envelopes
To preserve the character of the land, to minimize impact on the deer wintering habitat, to provide an assurance of continued privacy, and to minimize impact on site lines, most lots have deeded building envelopes that specify where owners can build. These building envelopes were carefully designated in conjunction with the Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife to balance the needs of wildlife with the reasonable requirements of property owners. We're very pleased with the locations of these building envelopes, which consistently offer the best possible views for each lot, without obstructing the views from other lots.

Waterfront
Lot 2 has ~351 feet of waterfront on Rangeley Lake's Hunter Cove, and lot 6 has ~450 feet.

No Further Subdivision of Lots
The lots on Sanctuary Drive range in size from 5.11 acres to 13.19 acres and are deeded such that they may never be subdivided, assuring that owners who choose one of these lots will never be faced with a sudden bevy of additional neighbors.

Deeded Covenants
To accomplish the goals outlined above, each deed includes covenants to protect the buyer's, seller's, and neighbors' rights. A complete listing of the covenants are available HERE.

Prices
Lot 2 offers 350 feet of shorefront and spectacular views of Rangeley Lake and points east. Lot 6 offers 450 feet of shorefront and spectacular views of Hunter Cove, Dodge Pond, Saddleback Mountain and points east. Lots 12 offers gorgeous views of Rangeley Lake and the mountains, as well as deeded access to a shared waterfront area.
Lot 2, at 5.11 acres, is offered at $225,000.
Lot 6, at 1.1 acres, is offered at $225,000.
Lot 12, at 8.46 acres, is offered at $139,000.
For more information, click HERE.