It is not often I am greeted with a hug and an offer of a glass of wine, but that is exactly the welcome we received when we arrived at the Goose Cove Lodge for our stay. Let me start out by saying that if youare looking for a "5-Star" all inclusive luxury resort, keep looking. However, if you are looking for an eclectic, comfortable, relaxing environment with which to enjoy the tranquility and magic of Goose Cove, then this is your place!!! Suzen (Carter) has gone to great lengths to maintain the integrity of this 'facility' and while some of the amenities may appear to be a little quirky, it is lovingly cared for and an absolute delight to stay at.
We spent several nights there and enjoyed each and every one of them - and because we were early in the season, we were afforded even more opportunity to get to know Suzen and the rest of the staff: it really felt like we were amongst family and friends rather than just being clients.
Breakfast was provided every morning and each was substantial and dilectible - we never left the table hungry or wanting for anything more. We also took all of our dinners at the Cockatoo Restaurant and were never disappointed - again, the portions were more than ample and the food was outstanding!!! There are not enough positive adjectives to describe the culinary delights... throw in the wonderous view of Goose Cove and you have an experience to last a lifetime - or until your next meal!!!
The grounds surrounding the lodge remain undeveloped, with walking paths to explore and is adjacent to conservancy land with even more trails to explore - the evironment was magical and life changing.
We really don't know if there is any other lodging or places to eat on Deere Isle, but for us, we found our refuge and culinary delights (do I need to even mention the fresh lobster). This is a very special place, or menagerie, and we are so looking forward to our next opportunity for an extended visit.
Many thanks to you, Suzen - your efforts and commitment are appreciated very much!!!
- Also Known As:
- Goose Cove Lodge Deer Isle, Maine