|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Nestled in the trees near the edge of a quiet spring-fed lake, the cottage affords privacy, coolness, and beautiful views. It is located 30 minutes from Ellsworth, with its many stores, which serves as the gateway to Acadia National Park, and is within easy driving distance of 'the real Down east' and even Canadian attractions. One hour from Bangor.
The cottage is about 30 feet from the lake. There is also a second building which functions as a workshop and storage area, but also has a double bed, microwave and small refrigerator. (This building is used for sleeping only by special permission.)
There is a dock, a large paddle boat, an aluminum rowboat, and 2 kayaks (1 dbl., 1 sgl). Molasses Pond is a clear, calm lake and is 2 miles long. Excellent swimming from the dock, and there is a sandy beach at the head of the lake. Two bicycles and fishing gear are in a separate building. Access from the driveway is by means of a long ramp and 7 stairs. Pets negotiable. The 2 bedrooms are supplemented by single beds on the 2nd floor. The kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, complete cookware, dishes & utensils. and a wood stove. There is also an outdoor gas grille. The kitchen table seats 6 comfortably. WIFI coverage throughout. The living room has a TV, VCR, DVD, wood stove, mounted deer head and moose hor
ns. The glassed-in porch has sliding windows with great views of the lake and fishing loons. Lawn furniture & covered swing set plus a picnic table provide great outdoor lounging & eating.
I was a pastor in Maine during the past, but Winnie & I now live in New Holland, PA. We usually use the cottage ourselves the first part of the summer and in the fall, but are flexible about the dates.
We also lived in Thailand more than 20 years, and on Long Island, NY, for 9 years.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1979
We enjoyed our stay on Molasses Pond in this comfortable cottage with amazing views. It was a very quiet setting. Kayaking, fishing and paddling often with the lake to ourselves. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. There are stairs and and a ramp down to the cottage and stairs to the water which places the cottage in a spot for spectcular sunrises and sunsets. We picked wild blueberries for pancakes and enjoyed crabmeat rolls and lobster. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are great places to visit near by.
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Dodge's cottage. It was the perfect combination of fun and relaxation. The kids couldn't get enough of swimming in the crystal clear water. Both the kids and my husband found the bass fishing to be challenging, but worth their time (they caught several very big bass). We kayaked and floated around the lake every day. I enjoyed the mornings reading my book on the dock, watching the ducks and listening to the loons. The cottage was all we needed to relax at night and play a good game of cards. It was close enough to attractions like Bar Harbor and Acadia, which we made sure to enjoy as well. All in all it was a great vacation. Thank you!
Loved our stay in this cottage, on this beautiful lake. We enjoyed using the paddle boat and the kayaks. As well as watching the sun rise over the lake. Being close to Bar Harbor and Acadia State Park is a plus. Having the owners there to greet us upon arrival was great. I would most definitely stay here again!
Swimming, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, listening to the loons, visiting local fairs and parks and museums in the wider area.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$50 off if you bring your own linens. Check-in at 2 pm, check-out at 10 am.
Rates based on party of 6 or less. If more in the party, check with owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.