Relaxing Lakeside Retreat, Yet Close to Everything!
Submitted: July 9, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
My wife and I just returned from the most relaxing and enjoyable stay of any place we've stayed in Maine over the past decade. Cindy, our host, has the perfect locale and has outfitted this lakeside retreat with every convenience you'd ever need. From the lovely, family-friendly interior, to the wrap-around deck and porch overlooking the lake, to the modern dock and swimming area, we knew from the moment we arrived that we'd have a grand time.
As the family cook, I was particularly impressed with the well-stocked kitchen. We were able to make everything from the usual grilled meals to all types of special selections. The kitchen was very well laid out and things were very easy to find. Cindy even has a couple of treasured family recipes and the fixin's on hand.
This lake house is definitely peaceful, but close to all the great features in the surrounding area -- Ellsworth shopping, restaurants, and of course, Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Our personal favorite stop was the lobster pound near the bridge in Trenton, just before you cross over to Mount Desert Island. We've tried others, but no one else compares!
Our whale watch cruise was quite successful, with 2 whale sitings, a long look at a basking shark, puffins, and seals.
The only thing we wished we had was more time to stay!
Thank you, Cindy, for opening your family's retreat to us. We look forward to staying again.
Dave and Donna
Families with Young Children,
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