Awesome vacation rental
My husband and I wanted a quite/private place to celebrate our 1 yr anniversary, but also someplace close to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park so that we could have nice dinners and go on some exciting nature hikes...all without spending a lot of time driving everywhere. We could not have found a better place! The house had everything we needed from sheets/blankets, pots/pans to wine openers, blueberry soap and fresh maple syrup. Living in Pittsburgh and never going to Maine we were not sure what we would end up with, but this place was amazing. We did a lot (and I mean A LOT) of research on the best places to visit in Maine and various places to say. We looked at several cabins, but we (well, I really) wanted someplace that was very private. I wanted to feel like we were the only people on earth...my husband just wanted to be able to fish! As we were driving 16 hours to Maine, we also didn't want to have to drag along a bunch of stuff (like sheets, pillows, cookware etc.). The cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It is right on a very quiet lake and we only saw one other person on the lake the entire week we were there. The ony sounds we heard at night were loons and racoons and the osprey and bald eagles kept us company in the mornings. We took the kayaks out one day to watch the sunset on the lake and that was phenomenal! It is also ony about a 20 minute drive to Acadia and less then 10 minutes to some great restaurants in Ellsworth. We had planned on going to Acadia every day, but the cabin was so nice that we actually only went in severl times. We had the best of both worlds, quiet and relaxing on what felt like our own private lake and then scaling the towering rocks of the "beehive" in Acadia. We even got up one morning and drove to Baxter State Park (about 2 hours away) and less than 10 minutes into our hike saw a bull moose playing in Sandy Creek pond. As it was just the two of us, we only used the second bedroom long enough to search through the expansive library, but I think the cabin could comfortably fit a small family. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, fully stocked cabin that is close to everything, but private enough to make you feel like you are in your own little world, this is the place. I would come back in a second and would happily recommend this place! The only reason I'm giving this place a 4 instead of a 5 star rating is...there was no fire pit for us to roast marshmellows...no place is perfect right :)
Helpful votes: 4/4
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