My teenage niece and I had an enjoyable stay at Hyland Cottage. We found the location ideal, surrounded by National Park sites, close enough to Bar Harbor (15 minutes), but away from all the bustle and noise. The cottage offers privacy without being too remote; stores and restaurants in southwest Harbor are a short drive. You can be diving off The Ledges of Echo Lake in 3 minutes, walking onto its sandy beach in less than 10. The cottage itself is exactly as pictured, very clean and cozy. Kitchen is well stocked, living room fireplace is perfect to take the edge off chilly nights, and living area is arranged for comfy conversations. The deck does offer a nice peek of Somes Sound and is an excellent vantage point for deer watching, especially with your morning coffee. After a busy day riding bikes on Carriage Roads, driving the Park Loop, or kayaking in the bay, Hyland Cottage is a great place to come home to.