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“Rustic Cabins in the Wood”

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Maine Idyll Motor Court
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2012

It's what the Maine Idyll is not that makes this throwback so special. It is not fancy, it is not modern (although they do now have wireless, albeit slow), it is not luxurious, and it is not expensive.

The Maine Idyll are a series of wood cabins just north of Freeport, Maine, on US 1, on local route to Brunswick. The cabins are clean, well stocked, and if you get a cabin w/ a wood burning fireplace, you will be met by a box of newspapers, kindling, and plenty of cut and well seasoned wood.

In the morning, the coffee is good, the fresh baked goods lovely, and the air delightfully crisp and clean. Dog friendly, w/ real wooden rockers on the front porch.

When life gets complicated, rushed, and artificial, we dream of the Maine Idyll, and once a year, sometimes two, we'll make the trip to Maine and spend several nights tucked in the loveliest little cottages in the woods.

Room Tip: Request a wood burning stove further away from the main house, although the difference is so slight...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

clean cottages good for some basic accommodations.
The comment “a free light breakfast is available” needs to be a bit more clear. A toaster and a loaf of bread is what we found the one morning.
The lady at check-in did the very minimal required to take my name and money.
The girl in the morning was friendly and much more helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Last week was my second visit to this throw-back to another with modern amenities. As a child my family would travel New England by staying in cabins which included a kitchen included. Four years ago while searching for a dog-friendly lodging, I found these rustic but inviting Motor court. I return with dog in tow again for a longer stay during the week of July 15, 2012. The owners have made improvements including a large screen HD television and new appliances.

If you are attempting to save money during a vacation, you can cook in the kitchenette which is provided with a two and three bedroom cabin or use the gas grilles and picnic table to dine outside. Unless you are a 5 star snob, this rustic lodging will pull you back each you are visiting Mid-Coast Maine.

Room Tip: If available request a cabin in the back of motor court.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We first stayed at the Maine Idyll a few years back en route to Bar Harbor with a few extra days to kill. We were thrilled!! We are in the White Mountains now, and have decided to extend our vacation, and the first place we thought of was, the Maine Idyll! We booked Cabin 11 for 2 nights next week, and can't wait to get there! Looking forward to some shopping and easy hikes at Wolfe Neck, after White Mountain hiking and trekking. We love the Idyll!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stayed here July 3, 2012. We found this place in one of the books we picked up at the Visitor Information Centre.

We had been looking for a multiroom cabin for the night and this place was perfect. We had a three bedroom cabin with a kitchen/living area for an extremely reasonable price.

The cabin had a fireplace, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, table top cooking unit and all the dishes you would need.

The first bedroom had two single beds and the other two had double beds. There is a very nice porch to sit out on with lots of seating.

There are several cabins of varying size. They are very rustic and everything a cottage should be.

This is very close to Freeport so location wise it was great.

The highway is very close, so you can see and hear it. I am betting that before it went in this was a very peaceful place. We didn't find that it affected our sleep or the quality of our stay in any way.

We tried to get a second night, but being that night was July 4 they were fully booked.

If we ever go to Freeport again, this will be our first choice for acommodations.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We stayed one night in the "One Maine Pine" cottage, #18. It was wonderful! Harkening back to days gone by, we thoroughly enjoyed the rustic atmosphere and down to earth approach the family takes to their business. The cottage was clean and well kept while and, except for the satellite television (which, frankly, we felt was terribly out of place), we had the feeling like we were transported back 50 years, or more. They serve a simple but good breakfast of coffee and homemade baked goods, which were quite tasty. If you can adjust your lodging expectations to those of a simpler time, this is a wonderful place to stay. It's only a few minutes from all of the Freeport shopping and maybe 20 minutes from downtown Portland.

Room Tip: Ask for a cottage away from the interstate noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

This place was amazing. I was in cabin 11 and it was spatious for me. The walls were finished in Maine pine, my windows looked out at wonderful maine greenery, and it was very peaceful. There is some hum of traffic noise because the property is in between Rt 1 and I-295, but I didn't really notice it. The bed was comfortable with a thick memory foam topper. I really enjoyed my stay and was astonished at the value!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Maine Idyll Motor Court

Address: 1411 US Route 1, Freeport, ME 04032-7108
Region: United States > Maine > Freeport
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Freeport
#5 Family Hotel in Freeport
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Maine Idyll Motor Court Hotel Freeport
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