Built in about 1850 our house is located at the end of a short private road in the village of West Tremont. The location offers the atmosphere of small town, rural Maine less than a half hour drive to Bar Harbor and just minutes from some of Acadia National Parks most incredible attractions: Wonderland, Ship Harbor Nature Trail, Seawall, Bass Harbor Head Light, Long Pond and miles of hiking trails.
The house retains many of its original characteristics including wide pine plank flooring, as well as, the floor to ceiling windows in the living room and front entrance. In 2006 we replaced the old attached shed with a new addition. In this area are the kitchen, ¾ bathroom and laundry. The full bathroom upstairs was renovated at the same time. There are three second floor bedrooms: one with a queen bed, one with a full size bed and one with three twin beds, one separated form the others by a partial wall. There is Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Although restored and renovated it is an old house which means the floors sometimes creak and during humid weather the closet doors may swell and not close tightly but also means that we get to walk on on the same floors as Nathan Reed who built the house back in about 1850.
We treat this as our house, not a rental property. At most we rent it 5-6 weeks of the year and some years not at all. Staying here should be thought of as a home stay. It is not a place with "hotel-like" amenities.
The 1.5 acre yard is surrounded by fir and pine forest on three sides. Behind the house is exposed granite ledge with the occasional blueberry bush. It is a great place to sit in the afternoon sun to read or enjoy a beverage.
Two of our favorite spots outside of the park are the town dock on Seal Cove and Lopaus Point in Bernard. The town dock is about 2 miles to the west and is a great place to put in a kayak and paddle around the cove or to sit on the rocks and watch the sunset. Lopaus Point in Bernard is also only minutes away. Here there are areas of sandy/pebble beach along the rocky shore. We’ve rarely encountered anyone else there. For lake swimming there is Pond’s End on Long Pond and Echo Lake Beach in the park.
Nearby Bass Harbor and Southwest Harbor have a variety of restaurants, as well as, bicycle and kayak outfitters.