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Reviewed 1 November 2012

The cabins were great,nice quaint family cabins that lend more to the atmosphere of being out in the woods than what you really are. This place is not to far out of town and is completely out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Freeport. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Beatuscaloosa
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Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

Small rustic cabins right on Rt 1, convenient to Freeport. There are several permutations with types of beds, with or without fireplace, with or without kitchenette - you can check out the various cabins on their website. They supply the firewood and kindling if you have a fireplace. The breakfast is homemade coffee cake, OJ and coffee. This isn't the Ritz but a clean rustic cabin, albeit small, with direct TV and free wifi. There isn't a view of anything but some woods, but with the highway noise you can't begin to pretend you are deep in the Maine woods. The traffic noise isn't a problem at night.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank TIC09
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

I am so glad that we stayed here. This is just the kind of Inn that makes me feel nostalgic. My husband and I worked at a similar place in the Kaibab Forest when we were going to university. We arrived last night when it was damp and misty. A small heater warmed our room. Our cabin (#8) is tiny, but just perfect for a quick overnight stay on our drive up the Northeast Coast of America. The woman who checked us in asked if this was our first stay. I wish I could have said that we had stayed there many times. The room was clean. I awoke early this morning and took a nice hot shower. The bathroom is largewith plenty of space to lay out the contents of my cosmetic bag. We were very pleased to discover that we have good wireless internet and are catching up with emails. Our light breakfast of homemade muffins and hot chocolate hit the spot. Next time, and I hope there will be a next time, I want to stay longer and book a cabin with a fireplace.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sisterandersen
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

We have never stayed anywhere like this before but would certainly return.

Having read the other reviews we knew not to expect modern accomodation but we were very taken by the price which is low compared to what else we would find in the area.

Our cabin had 3 rooms which was ideal for our party of 5. The double beds were on the small side but were comfortable for the 3 nights we stayed. We appreciated having the kitchenette but with having one we were suprised that a kettle was not included. This is a cheap piece of equipment which I would have thought would have been more important that a microwave. We tried boiling water in the pan on the hob but this took ages. I would consider putting one in for convenience. Also there was a tv that didn't get any reception at all. We didn't need it but others may wish to use one that does actually work. We were also at the very back of the plot and could hear the main road quite a bit when outside, but amazingly it didn't bother us when going to sleep.

Everything else about the experience was lovely and as expected. The bathrooms were nicely kitted out, the baked goods on a morning were tasty and it was nice to have a little play area that our daughter could enjoy.

Freeport really is just for discount shops but the location of the hotel was just off the main highway to explore north of Freeport. There was a large supermarket at the south tip of Freeport so we could stock up on bits for our kitchenette.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank ljb80
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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, it won't matter.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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