Perched on a cliff above a wooded wetland teeming with wildlife, the Cliff House is an eclectic mix of old and new and a treehouse escape from the everyday. Relax outdoors on your fully screened-in porch, which includes a day bed with a great view, and outdoor dining. The lofted ceilings in both the porch and the treehouse itself make this tiny home feel spacious. It has a full kitchen, a living room with built-in seating, a queen bedroom, a queen loft, and a full bathroom.

Spiral stars in the cliff house
natural details in the cliff house
Cliff house natural hanging shelving
Finishing touches at the beautiful Cliff House


Free Wifi

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Computer Station

Lake Access

Private Dock

Indoor Fireplace

Patio / Balcony

Bedroom comforts


Canoe & Fishing Pole


Hot tub

Coffee Maker

BBQ Grill

EV Charger


Of course, you’re experiencing luxury and getting an escape from the mundane when you stay at The Cliff House, but you’re also participating in an exciting carbon neutral exercise in sustainability. All of our treehouses and hobbit homes have been built with efficiency at the forefront of consideration. With double walls, 400% efficiency heat pumps, and thorough insulation, your treehouse will stay warm in the winter cold and cool in the summer heat. Plus, all of our treehouse and Hobbit home properties are solar-powered, making them carbon neutral in addition to being so compact and efficient that they barely sip power.


Your relaxing treehouse retreat is waiting for you, year-round, in beautiful southern Maine. You will get to stay in a forest that has been growing wild for most of a century without feeling like an intruder from your vantage point. The quaint town of Springvale where you’ll be staying is centrally located inland between Portland in the Northeast and the coastal resort towns in the East and Southeast. This helps you avoid the summer traffic when visiting any of the fun destinations within striking distance. Whether you want to go to one of the pristine beaches in Ogunquit, Wells, or Kennebunk, discover southern Maine’s flourishing restaurant scene, or browse the astonishing assortment of antique stores in the area, you can find many ways to spend your days away from the loud and bustling wider world in our Local’s Guide to Maine.

Featured In The Press

We’re not the only ones who think Purposely Lost is something special.  Check out this featured article in Maine Homes by Downeast Magazine. 



No Chopping Trees

We kindly ask that you do not cut down any trees on the property. Please use the firewood provided.


Use Cutting Boards

Please be cautious of our countertops when cooking and do not cut directly on top of them- cutting boards are provided in our fully stocked kitchen


Kick Off Your Shoes

To protect the floors and make for a cleaner stay, please do not wear shoes in the treehouse!


Clean BBQ Grill

Please be sure to clean the grill after each use. A grill brush is provided!


Canoe Storage

After using the canoe be sure to store it upside down and secure it with the lock!

What our guests are saying…

We had a wonderful stay at Purposely Lost!  We stayed two nights at the new Fern Hollow Hobbit House.  The house itself is beautiful and so cozy.  The outdoor space is absolutely perfect!  The large front patio with the firepit and private hot tub, overlooking the woods and lake was stunning!  The location is great, close enough to town that you can just pop to the store and back, but far enough out that it feels extremely secluded and private.  You can see two of the treehouses from the Hobbit House, but there's plenty of space and trees in between to not hinder your privacy at all.  We had the best weekend getaway and cannot wait to come back again!  Highly recommend!

- Marybeth S.

My family and I (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed 2 nights in the Canopy Treehouse last month and had a lovely time. The property was in a great location, but hidden just outside. You felt like you were in your own little world. We had tons to do between the treehouse, the hot tub and the pond.
Everything was clean and well maintained. And, I have an eye on that hobbit hole in the future. Thoughtful amenities

- Jason M.

I stayed for 3 days and nights in the Canopy Treehouse. It was awesome! It was very clean and had all the amenities you would need. It was very private, no one around. Great place for relaxation. The pond was gorgeous. I went solo and felt very safe. Management was a phone call away if needed and very responsive. Must go there to experience it. It was a 2 bedroom treehouse but had plenty of space. Did not feel cramped at all. I highly recommend this tree house.  I plan on returning in the future.

- Debbie P.

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