Submitted: November 2, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
My wife and I wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City, and the Toddy Pond house was the perfect place to rest and enjoy the quiet Maine countryside and shore. We spent few days enjoying the quiet, simply reading by the fire and sitting out by the lake enjoying the sunrises and sunsets. Eventually, we explored Blue Hill (bookstore, restaurants, co-op). Then it was on to Acadia National Park (sunset on Cadillac Mountain not to be missed), and taking the mail boat for a day on Isle Au Haut (the Seal Trap hike was one of the best we've ever experienced). We used Maine: An Explorer's Guide by Tree & English) with great success. Lots of good food, to say the least. Belfast is not to be missed - particularly the art museum and the farmer's market just behind it. Other side trips too many and interesting to describe here.
The house itself is fantastic - clean, spacious, full of light, warm and quiet. Just close enough to things for convenience, and far enough away that we felt we were having the remote experience we wanted. All in all, we would gladly return here with friends for another visit, perhaps in July. Our October visit was filled with beautiful autumn leaves and crackling after-dinner fires. We recommend the Toddy Pond House most highly. Dan was delightful, helpful, and seems like an all round good fellow. We'll be back!
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