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Mushroom Lodge: Lakefront By Acadia National Park!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath and Dock (Sleeps 5)

Mushroom Lodge: Lovingly redesigned over the past 50 years, this traditional family camp on two acres has evolved from a rustic one-room lakeside camp into a warm and cozy three-bedroom cottage. Sit and relax on the deck and enjoy a wonderful view of Long Pond or stroll down to the dock for a swim and launch the canoe, kayak or other small boat you choose to bring, or just row around the pond in the aluminum boat provided. Prefer a kayak or canoe? Not to worry as there’s a kayak/canoe rental company just a short walk away. With the added plus of a central heating system, this home is sure to be a favorite three-season retreat year after year!

FIRST FLOOR: Well-stocked Kitchen overlooking Living Room with sofa-bed and water views. Dining Alcove with picnic-style table for 6 or more. Bedroom with Queen and lake view. Bedroom with Double and lake view. Bedroom with one Twin and water view. Full Bathroom with combined tub and shower.

DECK: Large open front deck rebuilt in 2008 with furnishings and gas grill overlooks wonderful Long Pond. Small covered back porch rebuilt in 2008.

APPLIANCES: Standard-sized refrigerator, microwave and apartment-sized stove and oven. Washer/dryer. Satellite TV with DVD/VHS player. DSL wireless Internet. Gas BBQ Grill.

EXTRAS: 13.5’ Aluminum Row Boat for use by tenants. Float/dock at water’s edge.

Please note: Property is currently on the sales market. Leases for 2017 will be honored. Please ask rental agents for additional information.

More Details

Property Manager
The Knowles Company, Kate, Lynn or Nikki
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018


Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Mushroom Lodge: Lakefront By Acadia National Park!
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Wonderful Stay, Great Views & Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Mushroom Lodge. The 5 star rating we are giving is taking everything into consideration, from price, to location to amenities. You have to know what you are getting and if you do, this rental will exceed your expectations. The property was built in 1955 and does show its age, but not in a way that hinders enjoyment. The inside had more than enough room for our family of 5 to enjoy a wonderful, week long vacation. The living room was very comfortable and we watched movies every night with the whole family. The outside deck was very spacious and the grill was extremely clean; the igniter even worked! One bathroom was challenging but more than enough of a compromise to obtain a property in such a beautiful location with private access to Long Pond and a private dock. The kids had a great time every night jumping off the dock into the water. It was great waking up to such s wonderful view every morning and a huge window to easily see out while we enjoyed a cup of coffee. We tried the boat once but it was a lot of work getting it into the water, the oars are old and warped and only one of the oar hinges is a complete circle to keep the oar from popping out during rowing. Granted I just might be to old for rowing a family of 5 in a big metal boat with warped oars, but that was the only disappointment we had with the experience. The location was great proximity to all of our activities. We never had to drive more than 10-20min no matter where we were going on MDI. If you choose not to eat in, there are restaurants for all meals just right down the road in southwest harbor. Grumpy's was good for breakfast and Quiet Side Cafe was great for ice cream, huge slices of awesome pie and cookies. The management company was extremely helpful and responsive and was very pleasant to work with. We never wondered about anything; all information was provided up front.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mushroom Lodge at Pond's End

  • 4 of 5

Mushroom Lodge is a very pleasant spot to spend a summer vacation. The location on Long Pond is perfect for swimming, kayaking, and taking in the sunshine. The pond water is crisp and clean, warm enough to stay in for a while. The property is wooded and has lots of tall pines, trees, and shrubs.. A deer stopped by the front yard almost every day, and there were ducks and birds on the pond. There is a alot of outdoor space to enjoy, and the porch overlooking the pond is good for outdoor dining and lounging. The house itself is small but mostly comfortable; the living room has TV and a big bay window; the kitchen is tight but manageable; the bedrooms were pleasant spaces but the mattresses can use an upgrade, It is a scenic 15 to 20 minute drive across the island to Bar Harbor. Or to Thurston's Lobster Pound. The pictures above are accurate, but don't capture the beauty of a Maine summer day. Overall Mushroom Lodge will not disappoint if you love the outdoors. Perfect place for kids and animals too.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, John - thanks for your nice review. Sorry you didn't find the mattresses completely satisfactory. We have notified the owner, however, and we anticipate he'll be addressing that issue over the winter in time for the 2015 season. So glad you enjoyed the beauty of Long Pond! The Knowles Team
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary

Surrounded by Acadia National Park!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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