We stayed here for 4 nights over Labor Day weekend 2014 with our Labrador Retriever. The cottage was very nice both inside and out and was totally stocked with everything we could have needed. It did get cold at night but there are heaters in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom loft area so we were never uncomfortable. Also there is WIFI available but it is a slow connection, so it is suitable for light web surfing but not streaming. It is a short walk to the beautiful and more secluded Schoodic section of Acadia, however the drive through this section is only one-way for cars and bikes and the entrance is actually about a 10-15 minute drive from the cottage. Winter Harbor is a nice, quaint little town (we highly recommended the dog-friendly J.M. Gerrish cafe for breakfast!), but the food and activity options are limited here. We ended up spending most of our time in Bar Harbor/Acadia which is about an hour drive from the cottage. Acadia is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the trip on its own! Both Bar Harbor and Acadia Park are very amenable to pets -- if you have a dog be sure to check out the Little Long Pond Off-Leash Area across from Seal Harbor. Overall we definitely recommended this cottage especially if you like cooking and you are looking to get away from it all, otherwise be prepared to drive a decent distance for major stores and attractions.