My husband and I spent one week (9/10-17/2011) in the "Salty Cabin", and were extremely pleased with our lodging. We happened to be very exhausted after 1 1/2 years of taking care of a dying parent, etc., so we appreciated the very private, peaceful, relaxing setting in the woods. The cabin is cedar clapboard on the outside and beautiful knotty pine on the inside walls, w/pine floors and a large stone fireplace that we so enjoyed. There were many, many beautiful touches to the cabin, including a neat little window nook filled with bookshelves and a place to sleep. The book selection was varied and ample; we especially enjoyed many fine selections about the Maine coast, lighthouses, sailboats, travel, etc.. Many board games are in the cabin, as well as generous paper and other supplies. We brought our own wax logs for the fireplace to minimize having to deal with real wood, but there was some wood outside. There is also a large propane monitor for additional heat, which we used and appreciated -- also much easier than dealing with the wood stove. There are two full bedrooms (w/one double bed in each), as well as 2 futon couches and also the window nook space (which is pictured to the right of the dining room table). There is a full living room downstairs, as well as a full one in the loft, and two baths -- one with a clawfoot tub and one with a shower. Very cozy and comfortable and spacious cabin (good in case of rain, but we had great weather). The propane tank for the gas grill was empty. There is a DVD/video machine, but the connected T.V. is very small and also not connected to cable. Since we had brought our own computer speakers and a laptop computer, we used that setup to play DVD's. If you want them, be sure to bring your own DVD's as the video library is depleted. Water rights to a beautiful inlet of the ocean are a very short walk down the hill and, unexpectedly, a great tandem kayak was provided, which we launched and so enjoyed. Since we do not personally own a kayak or car racks to transport a rented one, we very much appreciated having this kayak available & right next to the water. A lobsterman also lives at this spot and sells lobsters to cook, which we did. Nearby attractions are abundant, and are esp. appealing to nature lovers, kayakers and hikers, lighthouse lovers, boaters, history and art lovers (i.e. museums), etc. Many fine restaurants and interesting shops are in the area at large, as well as chartered boat trips. Great, fun area.
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