|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
NOTE FOR 17-25 FEB 2017...off for the Gulf...OUR Gulf... to complete the re-hab of Camp Redfish in the marsh grass at water's edge. PSB. BACK SOON> HCK. This body of water is a jewel. Not only is it an ancient living system, it is currently one of the top dozen pristine waters in ALL of this great land in water quality. Anyone visiting MUST respect this as well as respect the access of the neighbors @ Hopkins Pond.
NEW for 2016...2" of spray foam insulation beneath the ground floor. The Winter '015-'016 Thermal Testing Project was a GREAT success. Camp Cove' is now available for year round vacation leasing.
As the legend grows, in 1964, a barn kit was floated across Hopkins Pond as no roads existed. Years of painstaking renovation makes available that kit, Camp Cove-a, for first time weekly rentals. Upstairs is a one room loft with two full and two twin beds and a sitting/ entertainment area. The first floor is the kitchen/dining/living area with a bedroom and a bath. Two twins and a memory foam futon sleep four with a sleeper sofa on the drawing board. Decks are front and rear all with hand rails. Nine feet from the water's edge is the last step from the deck. The kitchen has never looked better and is fully functional...Refrigerator, glass top stove complete with glass cleaner (hint), DR table for four, ceramic cookware for max health benefit...NO METAL UTENSILS...PLASTIC ONES ON SITE...Pannini Grill...coffee grinder w/French Press and the best coffee in all of Up Down East Maine...Locals know the best places and direct contact can be arranged...Parking is ample except for the big travel units. Parks Pond Campground is on the Air Line across from the golf course at the base of Big Chick Hill, about 5 miles from the Camp...
Raised on the other end of the Appalacian Mountains near the trail head of the Appalacian Trail, I came to find kinship with my neighbors to the North. Summer visits to the coast @ Port Clyde cemented the plan to renovate and allow others to enjoy the beauty and the recreational opportunities. Educated in the South and now in self-retired-employment. A musician as is the President of the HOA. I do NOT hunt but for those that do a never ending supply of fish and game.
Chris Keown purchased this cabin in 1991
A friend told me recently that the pond was probably the result of a meteor hit a long time ago. The boulders on the pond floor are all huge and fairly symmetrical. The 'blast' cleared the hole and the meteor hit a spring some 75 feet below the ground level, traveling an estimated 6-12 miles deep before coming to rest. The spring filled the 500 acre hole with water. Hopkins Pond is a living system. Wildlife is REALLY abundant for hunting or for viewing. It is difficult to remove one's eyes from the beauty as shown in the photos. And all within about a 30 minute drive from civilization.
"Heavenly." was the review of the couple that placed with the 42 year old community radio station the wining bid in the Fall 2015 fund raiser for www.wrfg.org...My #2 brother saw the Camp before renovation and, upon intense questioning, gave Camp Cove' five stars...And, from the great State of Delaware came "Thank you for sharing your little slice of Paradise." which could easily cover the range between four and five stars. These 2016 reviews were not published. Happy Campers CAN be bashful. The biggest benefit is the beauty of an ancient and relatively undisturbed natural living system. Yes, one has easy contact with the outside world, but, one does not always have access to Hopkins Pond. Small water craft is the best way to tour the Pond...big boats can launch but their paths are restricted by the boulders strewn about. And, then there is Acadia National Park less than a hour by car. The light Is being kept on. Happy New Year.
Wasn't sure where to spend my July vacation. I knew somewhere in Maine would be nice. Well I wasn't expecting to find a place like this! Bangor is a 30 minute drive, and Acadia National Park is 45 minutes. What does that mean? Easy accessibility to this camp, great food, concerts, and fun for the whole family. Fishing and outdoors is your thing? I had to go back up to the local store to get more bait! We caught fish almost every cast. If you're looking for a great Maine Experiance, this is it. Enjoy
This was an absolutely lovely vacation for us. The cabin was clean and serene and had everything we needed — pots and pans, a charcoal grill, plates, utensils, plenty of places to sit and to sleep — and was just rustic enough to feel campy without feeling like we were "roughing it" too much! The scenery and pond are beautiful, although not terribly swimmable. The lake bottom is very rocky, uneven and mucky. But that was our one and only complaint about this beautiful cabin. Chris, the owner, was very helpful and responsive to our messages, and was very helpful up to — and during! — our visit whenever we called or emailed him with questions. We brought our dog and he loved the place, too. We will definitely stay again and would recommend it to friends and family!
This was such a peaceful place for a get a way. The pond is crystal clear, could see right to the bottom. My dog loved being able to run right into the water.
Very cute cabin, nice and clean.
I can not stress enough how quite is was! The cabins on that part of the pond are so spread out that the only contact that I had was when they would drive by, just would do a friendly wave. :) Its on a dirt/rock road, very little to no traffic.
Sitting on the end of the dock was so peaceful. I loved listening to the bullfrogs jumping round on the edge of the pond and watching the fish swim around in the clear water. At night I could hear other wild animals talking to each other off in the distance while relaxing on the dock under the stars.
The owner Chris is a very pleasant man and was easy to contact with any questions that I had while at his cabin.
I did call him once because I could not figure out how to get the TV to work. He informed me that there is no antenna or cable hooked up to the TV. There was also very little phone reception and internet. It took me an evening to get use to not having all of those instantly, but in the end it was VERY nice to not have my phone glued to my face.
Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are about an hour away, Its a $25 entrance fee but is good for 5 days. I Drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain, it was breathtaking!!! The view was amazing.
I love the outdoors and Chris's cabin was perfect for me :)
For our honeymoon we decided to head to Maine for a remote get away on the water with our lab Benelli and what a great decision it was to head to camp cove!! The camp is back a nice dirt road and secluded away from neighbors in a perfect quiet area. The view was incredible. We enjoyed every night and morning sitting out on the dock by the water.
We were excited to see Acadia national park and were only about an hour drive away from the park and bar harbor. We also spent a night in the nearby town of Bangor just a quick 30 mins away which had great restaurants and bars. Our last night the electric did go out due to a bad storm but we made the best of it and ate in the moonlight on the deck.
There is a charcoal grill on the property that cooks a delicious steak :) We wish we would have brought our kayaks to spend even more time on the pond but we did enjoy some swimming! The cabin had just about everything we needed. However our cell phones had no service in or around the cabin so we were unhooked all week which turned out to be nice except when we were planning which destinations to visit next.
Chris the owner was a huge help at ensuring everything about our stay was as easy as possible and easy to reach when we had questions. Next time we head to Maine we will be staying at camp cove again!
Top Thing to do in City:
* Acadia National Park.
* Bar Harbor Pier.
* Bar Harbor Downtown shops.
* Listen to S. King's WKIT-FM.
* Eat seafood.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Float the Pond.
* Sight see @ Acadia National Park.
* Read a good book.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Fish, boat and hike.
* Go to Acadia National Park.
* Buy seafood and cook/eat @ camp.
* Listen to the Loons and others....
* Come back to Maine again.
Outside of hunting and fishing, the most local attraction is the hiking trail on the Big and Little Chick Hills across State Highway 9 from the Pond. Nearby is a nine hole golf course. The Camp road is elevated and w/Camp two miles from the State Highway. The Bangor Daily News prints a One Minute Hike Feature with plenty of spots nearby. Orono is home of the Maine Black Bears. The coast is 25 miles as the crow flies and about one hour from dooryahd to entrance of Acadia National Park and the tourist town and port of Bar Harbor. The Farnsworth Museum holds a lot of Andrew Wyeth and the rest of that part of the coast is a two hour drive. Think Camden Maine and the church steeple in the TV show Peyton Place. Canada is to the East about 80 miles. Moosehead Lake is 90 minutes to the NW. Skiing is 100+ miles to the west. Anything you need from sales to service is available in Bangor/Brewer...snacks and groceries are within driving distance and the locals can provide other logistical help. Fiber optics (slow) are in Camp as well as a land line covering Ellsworth to Bangor/Brewer...TV returns in 2015. Digital antenna can draw stations from Bangor. 2014 = BYOTV.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.