Truly Impeccable Renovation Makes the Most of Natural Light and Fun Colors!
About Lorie Wiebrecht
I was born in Bar Harbor and my entire family lives or works only 5 minutes from our rental homes. My husband was born in Wisconsin and he fell in love with MDI the first time I took him there in 1996. He knew even before I did that we MUST have our own property there so that we would always have an excuse to go north whenever we could! Mt. Desert Island is such a beautiful place - we both are so thankful that we can experience it many times a year and I must say that we are struck by the beauty and the solitude every time we go 'home.' We hope that you truly have a wonderful time whether it is your first experience or you have been visiting for 20 years. My Dad's motto is...'If you come to Maine once it won't be your last time.' Of course he is pretty bias on the subject - having lived in Bar Harbor all his life! I wish everyone could get one of his Island tours-they are awesome to say the least! He started working as a chauffeur at age 15 and he can tell some stories. He and my Mom owned several restaurants and motels and even developed the largest campground on the Island, Bar Harbor Campground which my youngest brother now manages. Seems like our family has been in the hospitality trade forever and...with all that experience we have certainly learned how to take good care of our guests!
Lorie Wiebrecht purchased this House in 2007
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
home away from home with a great hostess!
All 4 members of my family loved staying at The Birches and were sad to leave! Lorie was a wonderful hostess from the booking process, giving us advice on things to do any responsiveness to our needs/questions. The cottage is so well stocked with everything you will need for a great stay. I wish we could take The Birches with us on all our travels. Thank you Lorie!
Great cottage for a family of four
The Birches was just as described and Lorie was as wonderful a host as many others indicated in their reviews. Everything was perfectly clean and organized and Lorie has thought of everything we could have possibly wanted plus more for which we never would have thought to ask. The cottage is ideally located to access all of Mount Desert Island, with nothing more than 30 minutes away. Lorie checked in with us several times throughout our stay to make sure we were all set and keep us informed about planned activities at the Birches.
Our two young boys were excited to see the stuffed animals on the beds in the pictures and ran right in to pick up "their" animals when we arrived. The other stuffed animals in the entry bookcase were also a big hit and featured in many of their games. The books and board games were also perfect diversions for the beginning and end of each day.
The Birches was a perfect home away from home for our Acadia vacation and we would not hesitate to stay here again on our next trip to Mount Desert Island.
Immaculate, well located and equipped, organized; Lorie was top notch in her communication before, during, and after our stay. Highly recommend The Birches!
SIMPLY THE BEST!! BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!
It was the first cottage we looked at online and it was the one we kept coming back to. You could just tell how immaculate and well appointed it was even from the pictures. We were not disappointed!!. From the first correspondence, and the detailed info regarding cottage, directions and surrounding area everything was handled so promptly and professionally. The minute we opened the door at The Birches we felt so relaxed and at home. We knew immediately that we were in a place that was lovingly taken care of. Everything and I mean everything you could possibly want or need is in this beautiful cottage. We have stayed in a lot of VRBO homes over the years. Some have been pretty amazing places, and this is by far the cleanest, most well appointed and true to description. Lorie you should teach a master class on how to have the best vacation rentals!! You can see all the care and attention to detail that goes into each guests stay. You have thought of everything! Oh and thank you for the fresh picked lilacs! They were so beautiful! The entire cottage smelled amazing!
The location is just perfect to get to Acadia, downtown Bar Harbor, and all the surrounding areas within just a few minutes. And once u arrive back at the cottage the tranquility, solitude and dark night sky, makes u feel like you r a 100 miles from everything. Star gazing will never be the same again!! 😊�
We were blessed to get to meet Lorie during our stay and she is every bit as wonderful as her cottage! Thank u for all your help Lorie. 🙌�🏼� We will smile every time we think of u and The Birches. Can’t wait to come back and stay in one of your fabulous places again!! 😊�
Caren & Keith
Clean, had everything we needed, close to Acadia National Park
We had a great stay at The Birches at Acadia. The host was easy to communicate with and quick to respond. The house had everything we could need during our stay. Layout of the bedrooms / bathroom requires the person in the back bedroom to walk through either the bathroom or front bedroom to access the kitchen / living room area (or they can use an external door from the back bedroom to walk around the house to the living room entrance). It worked out just fine for my brother and I during our stay. The house was very clean and comfortable.
Delightful Cottage Retreat!
This was our first experience with a vacation rental and it will very hard to find another home that measures up to this well loved spotless vacation retreat. Every imaginable amenity is found throughout the home. We loved the location and close proximity to MDI and Acadia Park. We enjoyed the drive down the coast to Camden on a rainy day and stopped along the way to several antique shops. We enjoyed several seafood dishes and the amazing Maine wild blueberries. The Jordan's Restaurant in downtown Bar Harbor has the BEST blueberry pancakes and The Chart Room surpassed our seafood expectations for dinner!
We will spend more time enjoying this quiet retreat that The Birches has to offer on our next trip back. I would highly recommend this vacation home to my friends and family!
Thank you Lori for your hospitality!!
Joe & Cathi
'The Birches at Acadia Retreat' is conveniently located just 2 miles from the bridge onto Mt. Desert Island and 9 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. The Visitor's Center at the entrance of Acadia National Park is less than 10 minutes away. The Island Explorer which provides Free bus service to Bar Harbor & other Island towns stops just up the road. Ellsworth which is 10 miles away has more movie theaters, restaurants & shopping. Don't forget to go to the L. L. Bean Outlet store, Marden's and Reny's which are all located on High Street (Route 3) In Ellsworth. They have 'Wicked Good' stuff and fantastic prices!
Other Activities: Whale Watching Cruises