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Our Dog Friendly Log Cabin Home, it's clean, convenient, cozy and uncluttered.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps 4

See our write up in USA Today Travel Tips!

The house is located just 1 mile to the entrance of Acadia National Park in a quiet, wooded spot 4 miles before Bar Harbor. The real log cabin sits well back from the road nestled amongst trees, you can find yourself unwinding and relaxing in the calming atmosphere. The time when you just want to chill for awhile, you'll have plenty of space in both the living room and loft to watch TV, do a jigsaw puzzle, play a board game, sit around the kitchen table for dining or just some conversation, or read a good book by the fire. The cabin is conveniently on the free Explorer Bus route with access just a short distance from the end of our driveway. And do bring the dog along!

The only complaint we've heard in 15 years is that they have to leave and go back home!

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Our Dog Friendly Log Cabin Home, it's clean, convenient, cozy and uncluttered.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
El Cerrito

A Wonderful Homebase to Explore Mt. Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

Gale's Garden Guesthouse is a wonderful cabin to come home to after exploring nearby Bar Harbor, or after a day of breathtaking hiking in Acadia National Park.

The master bedroom is situated in the back of the house, looking out towards the forest. The second bedroom has two single beds, perfect for our two daughters. There's an upstairs loft area with comfortable furniture and a pair of skylights - you feel a bit like you're up in the trees. The kitchen is well-equipped and we ate in for more than half our meals.

Close by, there's a nice 15 minute walk to the ocean, a miniature golf course, BBQ - Mainely Meat, and a little further afield, a very cool microbrewery (Atlantic Brewery), and of course Bar Harbor shopping, nic nacs, etc.

Gale did a great job of making us feel welcome; renting from her was easy and convenient. A quick aside - our daughter lost her iPod, fortunately Gale's cleaner (Tammy) found it and is generously mailing it to our house in California.

All in all this was one of our family's best vacations and we look forward to returning to Gale's Garden Guesthouse.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raritan, NJ

Terrific dog friendly cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has it all. It is very close to the Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park and only a few short miles to the Village of Bar Harbor. The greatest thing is that is's close to Bar Harbor - but just far enough away to escape the craziness of the village shopping district. We were very happy to find a cabin that allowed dogs which was great. Our nine year old daughter loved the porch swing while reading her book after a long day of hiking in the park. The location is great especially since we decided to drive up to the summit of Cadillac Mtn for the sunrise as it is close to the main park loop road. The cabin was very clean and fully stocked. The size and location were just right. Thanks, Gale!

-Rick, Rachel and Piper (woof)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just want to say thank you and let you know how much we enjoyed staying at your lovely log cabin in Bar Harbor! We had a fantastic week exploring Acadia National Park and the entire Mount Desert Island. What a beautiful part of the world! The cabin exceeded our expectations! It was spotlessly clean, very roomy and well equipped and in a great location. To sum it up: Puffin and Whalewatching tour in thick fog which resulted in NO sightings of either species=$180; seeing three deer on the front lawn at the cabin=PRICELESS!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is not only charming but very clean and equiped with everything you need. The setting is very private and the locaction is excellent. Its close enough to Bar Harbor and Acadia without being right in the middle of the chaos. We loved the porch swing!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, New York

What a great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our dog, and myself stayed at Gales cabin for a week this recent summer. What a amazing time we had! The cabin was was perfect! Everything seemed brand new and the place was spotless. The charm and artistic detail of the cabin will make your vacation a memorable one. We really had a great time at Bar Harbor and the cabin made the trip a memorable one. From the cabin, you can walk down the road behind the cabin and come to the ocean where the scenery is majestic. I will never forget this trip. Thanks Gale, you are the best!

-Tim, Maya, and Rocco

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rts 102 & 3
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart Room
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hulls Cove
Car: recommended

This is the greatest place for the most fantastic yet economical vacation ever. Once you arrive on Mount Desert Island, you'll be busy here your entire visit. While staying at our log cabin home you'll have a full kitchen so you can eat in and pack lunches to go as much as you want for a huge savings. Acadia National Park, the Visitors Center is just a mile down the road, has it all: beaches, forests, cliffs, crashing surf, hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, mountains, picnic areas, and so much more for a fee of $25 per car for the whole week! The free explorer bus is easily accessed from the end of our driveway, it even takes your bikes along. For those who prefer to dine out, Bar Harbor has many fine, innovative restaurants featuring fresh, local produce and seafood. And homemade ice cream, the best anywhere!


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% of rent is due with signed lease. The balance plus security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Bar Harbor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are a family friendly home, your dogs are welcome.

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