I have been passing by the Maine Idyll since the early 1960’s and finally decided that I should spend a night there, having grown up with New England cottage and cabin colonies.
Most of what has been reported to Trip Advisor is true. What one must remember is that it is not a Residence Inn or even Super 8 and makes no effort to be like one, so don’t expect AC, carpets, wi-fi, electronic room keys, etc.
Cabin 2 was squeaky clean except for a tiny line of mold along the bottom of the shower curtain in the updated shower stall. With the rainy, humid weather New England has endured all summer, this is probably to be expected, as the cabins are shaded by giant hemlock trees, and things have no opportunity to dry out completely.
Amenities include screens, a fan, a broom and dustpan, microwave, small refrigerator, cable TV with a couple of dozen channels, and, in the morning, light homemade pastries and good coffee in the office lobby. There has been considerable discussion on Trip Advisor about the traffic noise. The expressway behind the cabins was built long after they were there and I hope someone gave the management mitigation money for any possible lost business. I live in an extremely rural area and am used to a very quiet night with windows open. The traffic sounds very far off and were not a problem at all. Children will like the new playground equipment, I’m sure.
A few caveats: Bring a bright light bulb for the bedside lamp if you read in bed. If you are tall, you will have a problem with your feet hitting the pipe bed frame. Also, if you go out for the evening, do not turn on the porch light or you will have many insect visitors upon your return! And there is an odor inside the place that I could not identify. I think it was a very strong cleaning solution which I can still smell two days after my visit.
The next time I’d like to bring the grandkids and let them explore all the trails.
- Also Known As:
- Maine Idyll Motor Court Hotel Freeport
- Maine Idyll Motor Court Freeport