Visiting Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine puts you in the middle of a widely diverse culture which, when combined with the unique features of our private getaway, permits a once in a lifetime opportunity. For instance, start your day with a vigorous hike through the woods of our eco-diverse forest (first growth pine to later growth hardwoods) then cool off with a swim in the quarry. After a quick lunch, board your Bar Harbor based whale watching vessel. Have a nice meal at a local restaurant and enjoy the evening with live entertainment--choose improv comedy, repertory theater or live music. And don't miss horse-drawn carriage rides in Acadia Park; singing old sea chanties while sailing a four masted schooner; touring Mount Dessert Island on one of Ollie's Trolleys; climbing a mountain; cycling Acadia's trails; kayaking one of the many local 'ponds.' Or relax on our wharf while watching an eagle hunt dinner then enjoy your own fresh caught lobster cooked in the cabin's pot
- Cabin500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Great Room-Studio with full-sized Swedish Cubby (sleeps 2); Futon (sleeps 2).
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Oct 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
We loved the idea of staying in this rustic cabin and the location was nice.
The cleanliness of the cabin was less than desirable. A few things that were noticeable left us doubting the cleanliness of everything. The floor was dirty with black dog hair. The bathroom towels were old and stained. The cabin needed some warmth. A few rugs would help. I couldn’t recommend it unless you were looking to “rough it” a little.
beautiful cabin in the woods
Perfect cabin in the woods! It is new and so clean inside. The craftsmanship was flawless and it offered all of the essentials. The owners home is visible through the tree line but there were no sound disturbances at all- just nature. Large toaster oven worked well to cook. The only drawback was the heat wave made it a little warm- there was a small fan in the closet that we kept running but it was still pretty sticky even with all the windows open. I'd recommend bringing more fans in the summer months to keep air moving.
Also the listing had internet as an amenity but there was no wifi and with AT&T absolutely no service. It was nice to be detached from technology but we weren't anticipating it so we had to take advantage of any in-town wifi we could to route directions and research activities.
Clean & Comfy, Quiet, Peaceful, Country Setting, Perfect Get Away For Two!
When we booked this cabin we thought it might be a little too far from Acadia, but we had a wonderful stay; much better than busy, crowded Bar Harbor! The setting was beautiful, in the woods, just off an inlet and there was NO ONE around! Just beautiful! The cabin itself is somewhat small but with so many windows it felt very open and it was very clean. It sleeps 4 but is perfect for 2. I took extra sheets to tack over the windows in the sleeping nook but didn't use them. Like I said, there was NO ONE around, very secluded! It was wonderful falling asleep while looking at the beautiful setting just outside. No TV or internet, but I didn't drive all the way to Maine for that! The kitchen prep. area was small but adequate. I read some of the other reviews that complained about the mismatched linens. This was no big deal to me. I knew I wasn't staying in an expensive, fancy hotel. Towels were clean and ample and the price was right! I took extra towels just in case but didn't use them. Once you get settled in be sure to read the white, welcome notebook. We found it extremely helpful. It has a map of the area around the cabin and suggestions for restaurants, stores, etc....
We took walks in the woods and enjoyed the views of the inlet and two quarries. If you plan to swim in the quarry please note that the one nearest the cabin is not for swimming. The one closer to the entrance road is. Our host, Joasha, was quite welcoming and helpful. When I asked about kayaking she even gave us the number of a business near by that rented kayaks and would drop them off at the cabin. We were too busy sightseeing and didn't get to kayak. If you do canoe or kayak make sure you check the tide charts before heading out. You will want to get back before low tide!
We ended up not minding the drive to Acadia, which we made each day. We are early risers and got to the park way before any crowds. To be honest, the park was nowhere near as crowded as I expected. Plus the drive to get there was through the country and very enjoyable. Thank you Joasha for a wonderful stay.
Quiet, cozy cabin with rough beds and dirty floors
As others have mentioned the dirty floors and lack of window dressings were a bit odd. Never saw the owner the entire time and thankfully the phones worked when we got there and she instructed us on how where to locate the breaker box.
The "bed" was awful. Nothing more than a mattress topper on some wood. Should have tried the futon and would have if we had elected to stay the duration of our trip but due to not getting any sleep and back pain we just got a hotel for the second part of our stay.
Very quiet, quaint spot
The cabin was as pictured and described. Perfect for one or two, I do agree with an earlier review that it would be nice if the linens/towels were updated, but the cabin is tidy & clean and I had no issues. I would recommend the property.
Perfect for a family of 4
It is very cute cottage. It just needed new pillows and linens.
Get really away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of Acadia, America's most visited National Park by relaxing in this comfortably charming, bright 'in the woods' cottage on beautiful Taunton Bay. Situated on a 36 acre peninsula, you'll be surrounded by water whenever you go just a few steps East, South or West. Explore trails that wind through the property or sit and relax on the great stone wharf where ocean going sailing ships used to pick up locally quarried granite for delivery to Boston, New York or Washington D.C. Swim in our fresh water quarries or off the wharf in the salt water bay. Launch your kayak or canoe from our ramp. Visit the seals or bird watch everything from chickadees to eagles. Visit Acadia National Park and watch the sun rise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the U.S. the sun hits every morning, or savor a freshly made popover on the lawn of the Jordan Pond House. After a day of sightseeing, relax with a good book on the front porch.
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pet fee: $5.00 per day