|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Come to the mid-coast of Maine and step away from your everyday routine. Put your ‘indoor’ life aside while you relax and breathe-in the beauty and tranquility of Maine, out of doors.
This classic, ‘Wicked Cute,’ Maine camp is the perfect get-away to refresh your spirit. Simple and cozy, it provides just what you need – a worry free departure from the hustle and bustle.
But there is more to this camp than just the cabin. This vacation also has you living on a lake with your own private dock! Step outside and take in what Norton Pond has to offer – swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing, tanning, napping, relaxing. The adventures are yours for the making.
And your water adventures are not limited to Norton Pond. A waterway connects Norton Pond to the majestic Lake Megunticook, another premier Maine natural resource.
Should you decide to venture from the camp, you will find you are only minutes away from unique Maine attractions including the fabulous Maine coast and its many harbor towns. Camden, one of the most popular Maine coastal villages is only 10 minutes away. Besides the parks, views, dining, and shopping Camden offers, the city also grants you easy access to supplies such as groceries, fuel, laundrymats, etc.
There is also a convenience store nearby for essentials. They happen to carry what the locals consider the best pizza around! (And your hosts consider their breakfast sandwiches and hamburgers the best anywhere!).
Whether you are on your own, with your significant other, some friends, or with a couple kids in tow, this ‘wicked cute’ camp will be good for anything that might be ailing you. Come experience it!
Sleeping Arrangements? There is one bedroom with a Queen-sized bed on the first floor. Two twin beds are upstairs in the loft. A futon in the living room makes a bed as well.
Bathroom? There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and hot water shower.
Bringing A Boat? There is a public boat launch on Norton Pond and your boat can be moored at your private dock. (Water skiing, tubing etc are allowed. However no single passenger powered vehicles are allowed such as Jet Skis). There is room to stow your boat trailer at the camp. (Please always check your boat carefully when moving it for any traces of plant life. Invasive plants are a danger to Maine's many wonderful bodies of water. Norton Pond's beauty depends on your diligence in this regard).
Bringing Bikes? The roads around Norton Pond are a combination of paved and gravel with very little traffic so the kids have some great options. The roads further out are standard, two-lane country roads – better reserved for the biking enthusiast.
Exercise? Relaxing is a great form of exercise for those of us needing to get away. But if you also want to get physical while you are at the camp swimming is an obvious choice. Running/Jogging/Walking is also an option. Roads around the Pond are low traffic and scenic – very much outdoors! And country roads further out will give you all the long distances you could want.
Pets? Pets are welcome (see our policy in the rental agreement). We do expect you to clean up after them though. This includes picking up anything they leave behind – whether on our property or on that of your neighbors on the Pond.
Things To Do? (Get ready - It's a long list!)
Enjoy birding, swimming, mountain climbing, hiking, beach walks, clamming, sight seeing, nature walks, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, windjammer cruises and day sailing on schooners, golf, whale watch cruises, museums, shops, restaurants, galleries, wineries, concerts, art shows, auctions, island hopping, farmers markets. . . And this is only what we have come up with so far. . . .
Acadia National Park (1 1/4 hrs north)
L.L. Bean & Outlet shopping (1 1/2 hrs south)
Lobster Festival, Blues Festival, Windjammer Weekend,
Sandy Lincolnville Beach, Lobster Pound and ferry to Islesboro (5 miles east to the coast)
PS - Do you like our photos? The best ones are by Valerie Bogle.
Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Camp, Lake, Pond, Norton, Megunticook, Camden, Lincolnville, Coast, Ocean, Camping, Woods, Forest
Your hosts are two siblings and their spouses. (The picture shows brother and sister during one of their Maine adventures).
One couple lives in the Camden, Maine area and the other is from beautiful western Michigan. All of us have fallen in love with this part of Maine and are excited to share it with you.
John Zacharias purchased this cabin in 2010
While our childhoods were spent in Minnesota and Michigan, our more recent experiences together have been here in Maine. Maine's climate is similar to that of our hometowns' so in many ways it reminds us of 'home.' As adults we have shared vacations here, reunions, and most recently a family wedding. With each visit Maine becomes more endearing. So endearing, in fact, that one of your host couples actually relocated to the area permanently a number of years ago.
This patch of land here in the 'mid-coast' of Maine lets you feel like you are getting away while still having so many things to do. Whether you want to be alone, be part of a crowd, or a little bit of both - you will reconnect with yourself, and each other, here.
Many of us at Norton Pond have our routines.
It may be waking up early and taking a fresh cup of coffee out to the dock to watch the day begin.
It may be putting on some cross trainers and taking a brisk walk to get the blood flowing.
You may see one of our neighbors take a daily swim - a routine she enjoys every day she is at Norton Pond, regardless of the temperature or time of year!
There are so many wonderful choices. . . What will your Norton Pond routine be? Whatever it is, be prepared to have it relax, refresh, and re-energize you!
This cute camp was perfect—even my visiting sister and brother agreed. It reminded us of our childhood camp experiences. Thank you. Also, the camp was better supplied than we were used to, a very pleasant surprise.
My husband and I just spent a hugely enjoyable and idyllic week at the Wicked Cute Cabin on Norton Pond! We went kayaking right from our own private dock, we swam off the dock in the refreshing water, we gazed at stars from the chairs on the dock (you can see the Milky Way spread across the expanse of the sky!) while listening to the call of the loons and watching the lights from neighboring cabins twinkle on the water. We sat in the chairs under the shade of the trees enjoying the silence and beauty of the lake. We were there during the 4th of July celebrations and enjoyed private "surround sound" fireworks that echoed around the lake. The view of the fireworks from the middle of the lake was awesome! We invited friends and family for an evening barbecue at the outdoor picnic table and later toasted marshmallows to make s'mores around the campfire. One of our daughters and her husband joined us at the cabin for two nights. There was lots of space for all of us and our two dogs. The cabin is cozy, the beds comfortable, with all the conveniences of home. The kitchen is fully outfitted and got all the groceries we needed from the stores in Camden. There's lots to see and visit in the area, although it was hard to tear ourselves away from the lake and our cozy cottage. My husband went on hikes with our dog only a few miles from the cabin. We took a day trip to Acadia for lunch, a hike, and dinner. You won't find a better, more relaxing, or fun vacation spot than this! We'll be back!
We spent the last week of September and the first part of October at the Wicked Cute. Three glorious days of 70 degrees then a freak storm with 5+ inches of rain and ending the stay with a high temp of 50 degrees. Through in watching the blood moon eclipse over Norton Pond and that's was our adventure in a nutshell. The Camp was cozy comfortable for our stay and we loved the tranquility. The owners were great to work with and you won't be disappointed if you decide to stay here.
Spent the week of July 4 at the Wicked Cute camp with our family of four (two adults and two tweens). The location was awesome. Norton Pond is stunningly beautiful, and the private dock makes it a great place to kayak, swim and fish. We rented kayaks from Duck Trap Kayak, and they were great to work with. Was surprised by how quiet Norton Pond was, even with it being the week of July 4. The location is 10 minutes from Camden, the harbor, quaint shops, and great restaurants. Also within 10 minutes are lots of hiking trails with amazing views overlooking the bay, the lake, and mountains. Had a great clam dinner at roadside stand at bottom of Mt Battie, lobster at Young's Lobster Pound and clam chowder at Cappy's.
The Owner is very pleasant and accommodating. Answered all of my questions very promptly. The cottage is quaint and comfortable. This was our first trip to Maine, and it was fantastic! Would love to go back again someday! And if we do, we're coming back to Wicked Cute camp!
My husband and I stayed here for 10 days in September 2014. We can echo all the other reviews regarding the cottage and the variety of activities, restaurants and lobster pounds in the area, as we have been to Norton Pond many times. I would add that the cottage is lovingly and tastefully decorated in cottage colors-- coordinated fabrics and folkart-- adding to it's attractiveness. The kitchen, although small, is excellently stocked with cooking pots, utensils, serving dishes, and china. For us, the only negative would be the difficulty in housing more than 4 people comfortably (preferably 2 adults, 2 children) and entertaining more than 4 only because of the size. It worked perfectly for the 2 of us and we'd definitely return in the future. John, the owner, is very accomodating and a joy to work with, and his sister and brother-in-law next door were extremely helpful when we misplaced our house key. Having them nearby was a big plus.
This was our second year at Wicked Cute, and it was as wonderful as our first time last year. There is such a peace on Norton Pond! Rented Kayaks from Duck Trap(wonderful guy to work with) again and enjoyed Norton and the bigger Lake. Went sightseeing a little more this year and there is a wealth of places to visit, but it is always great to head back to Wicked Cute and that amazing view! Really enjoyed the farmers markets and the varied things they have.
My husband and I spent a week at the Wicked Cute Camp and loved it. The camp is adorable, well-maintained, and the view of the lake is spectacular. We enjoyed spending days exploring Camden, Lincolnville, and surrounding towns, but we also spent several days just enjoying spending time on the dock. The water is clear and refreshing, and we woke up to loon calls on several mornings.
Things to do in the area - we recommend doing a self-guided winery tour - Cellardoor, Sweet Grass, Savage Oaks. We also took a sunset cruise on the ocean from Camden on the Olad. Great little boat. Also check out the Windsor Chair maker in Lincolnville. We also rented a moped in Camden and tooled around for a day.
Restaurants - Seabright was amazing and unique flatbread pizzas. Long Grain has quite possibly the best Thai food we've ever had. Seriously. We went twice.
It all came back to having a comfortable and quiet place to relax at the Wicked Cute Camp. We plan on visiting again - would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
WEEKLY RENTALS ARE SATURDAY to SATURDAY.
Cleaning fee is included for Weekly Rentals. $75 Cleaning Fee for less than one week rental.
Check-In Time is 5:00 pm. Check-Out Time is 10:00 am.
50% of Rental Fee is due within 7 Days of Receipt of Reservation Documents to confirm reservation.
Balance is Due 30 Days Prior To Arrival.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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