After a 6 hour drive on main roads the GPS directs me to turn off the paved roadway onto a dirt road that seemed more like a trail as I continued. The sense of being away from it "all" quickly set in.
Owls Head is as described; A small basic cottage with a few kitchen gadgets, an awesome hot plate and a charcoal BBQ. This is not the place for those who like posh or refined accommodations. However, if you like basics and a step up from camping this is the place for you! I was right at home in the cottage, however I was yearning for a picnic table with an umbrella for lunch and dinner under the stars.
It sits off a dirt driveway at the edge of a large grass field. A very tranquil setting. if you are looking for quite days with a blanket under a tree, a bottle of wine with some cheeses. This leading into impressive sunsets over the mountains and the icing on the cake for me was the breathtaking light show when the sun finally faded away. Such a dense canopy of clear bright start light which brought to life the fireflies dancing over the tall grass field. I haven't seen fireflies since I was a child, thousands upon thousands flickering their little orange glow while dancing around the tall grasses. If this is what you're looking for, this is the place.
This description was my first night and each of my 4 nights was a repeat of the first.
I recommend the "four corners" swimming hole and a hike along the river if you're looking for a cool dip and adventure. It's a quick drive and way more impressive then the other swimming hole.
Mr. Milo, my Victorian Bulldog, loved the freedom. He was off leash the entire stay and had a blast. Running around the yard and through the grass fields was a real treat for this concrete jungle dweller. The hike down the river and swimming at "four corners" was exhausting for him, but he loved it. Milo even joined us at the campfire each night after his afternoon nap under the tree.
I absolutely would return and I strongly recommend a visit to anyone who needs some quiet time, a small adventure or romantic getaway.
Kristen, thank you for being so helpful during my planning and so attentive during my stay.