Restful, Rejuvenating stay in a quiet, cozy cabin, surrounded by nature!
Submitted: October 14, 2011
Stayed: October 2011
Although there are many roads available to get to this quaint little hideaway, we drove straight to it in the dark without getting lost. We were provided with excellent directions which made it easy to visualize the route long before we arrived. Plus, the roads are well marked. If you will Google the location and zoom in to street level, you can actually "walk" the little yellow man from Hope to the road where the cabin is located (& if you don't know what I'm talking about, never mind....)
I spent the first night lying in bed counting the numerous things that I love about this cabin. The feeling that this place evokes is "rest for your weary soul." The first few days of our stay, it rained...and it was a joy to listen to the sound of the raindrops on the sky lights. We slept with the windows open and the air was crisp and fresh. The claw foot bathtub was a favorite memory-evoker, reminding me of the years I spent in my father's house! The gas fireplace is really, really nice to enjoy in the evenings when it's cool. We spent a good chunk of our week reading and snuggling in front of it. We took turns reading a good book and playing scrabble, several of the items available at the cabin. When we got a chance to sit outside on the deck, it wasn't long before the resident chickadee landed two inches from my foot to get my attention that the chipmunk was in his bird feeder AGAIN! The drama continued all week. Oh, and the music selection is wonderful! Great classical music CDs! Perfect accompaniment to this place. And yes, there is electricity! And plenty of HOT water!!
We visited Port Clyde Fresh Catch for some fresh-off-the-boat seafood and let me just say, "OH MY WORD!!" (And they'll even cook your lobsters for you with a day's notice!!) There are a few things at the cabin that will make your initial cooking a little easier, like salt & pepper and a few other spices and staples (if you're one of those rare people who love to cook, even on vacation, like me).
If you're looking for seclusion, this is it. It is on a dirt road shared with a handful of neighbors, which means that you will have several cars passing slowly on the little lane, but not very often. And it's close enough to the sea that you can enjoy all that the numerous towns along the shore have to offer.
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