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“Lovely Escape”
Review of Hidden Pond

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Hidden Pond
Ranked #7 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Escape”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We took my parents to Hidden for their 40th wedding anniversary. It had the perfect mix of rustic elegance that is so in now. Our 2 bedroom cottage was extremely comfortable with a huge screened porch and open living room/kitchen/dining area. The outdoor shower was fabulous. We enjoyed the morning yoga and the evening campfire and my parents went to the on-site restaurant where they were literally treated like royalty! The only improvement the place could make is the breakfast. Other reviewers have commented on it so I won't repeat it here. It is worth the expense and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear LHEBos:

What a nice treat and excellent idea for a anniversary gift to your parents. As you came to find, Hidden Pond is a perfect home base and relaxation spot for all ages and interests. Excellent food, novel activities and rustic elegance are three elements that we have based our resort around -- so I am glad that you came to enjoy these components of Hidden Pond.

Your breakfast comment is well received, and I would be happy to solicit expanded feedback on the topic if you would like to email me at justin@hiddenpondmaine.com. We are always looking for ways to improve our breakfast offering to meet all preferences. I hope to hear from you!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We have stayed at Hidden Pond multiple times, and we return each year based on wonderful memories of previous visits that feel like we are returning home, as well as knowing we will create new memories that will last a lifetime.

The most recent stay/visit was for our wedding, in which every member of the Hidden Pond & Earth team that assisted hit it out of the ballpark. Simply put, it was an amazing weekend and we truly felt at home.

We hosted events at multiple Kennebunkport Resort Collection properties and each one was perfect. While we often visit in August, I have now decided (after 2 October visits,) that it is equally as beautiful and fun in the cooler months.

Hidden Pond is a special place and I'm so happy that we were able to share our special find with all of our friends.

Room Tip: Go online and take a look at each cottage & bungalow, or call and ask the front desk which ones...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear DCJD2012:

Thank you for sharing yet another kind review from your experience with us at Hidden Pond -- particularly with this time being such a very special visit! It is a delight for us, and throughout the KRC, to know the important part that Hidden Pond plays in your lives. We love how you created such a warm and fun communal atmosphere during your time with us by exposing the property to your family and friends. Thank you, as always, for your support of Hidden Pond and continued friendship with all of us that comprise the team here in Kennebunkport.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We had a wonderful 3 day stay in mid October. The whole experience was great. It was fun being able to use the other KRC properties as well. One morning we rode the complimentary bikes from Hidden Pond to The Tides and enjoyed our included breakfast there.

Room Tip: The Hummingbird was great. Lots of space and well appointed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear AOYHopeful:

Thank you for sharing a review with us from your experience at Hidden Pond this past October. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the variety of dining outlets and amenities at a variety of properties within our resort collection. We believe that this is a very important and appealing benefit that we can provide to our guests, so it makes me happy to know that the accessibility is well received.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hidden Pond or any other Kennebunkport Resort Collection properties soon!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Norwich, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Beautiful secluded resort 5 miles north of Kennebunkport, Maine; 1.2 mile from coastal beach. Wonderful single couple or two bedroom bungalows with excellent appointments, fireplaces, screened porches etc. Wet bars with fresh OJ everyday; pastries, homemade granola and fruit delivered every AM to every room. Earth is the in house dinner spot. Nice place, very dark. If you go, be sure to have a sunset dinner at Ocean in the Arundel Inn overlooking the Atlantic at Walker's Point (the Bush family retreat). The area can be extremely crowded so be sure to arrange dining reservations in advance.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear Daniel:

Thank you for such a great review of our resort -- your rundown is very thorough and I can tell that you planned some great activities while you were here. Dinner at Ocean while the sun sets is such a "bucket-list" worthy event! I am glad that you enjoyed the cottages and the way that they were furnished and appointed -- we certainly were aiming were an environment that feels luxurious, yet rustic.

I hope to welcome you back to Hidden Pond in the future for another memorable getaway to Kennebunkport. Wishing you a wonderful winter up in Vermont!

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Hidden Pond. I couldn't ask for a better weekend. The bungalow was so cozy. Everything was spotless. I can't say enough about Hidden Pond it is just the perfect place. Loved waking up to coffee, newspaper and breakfast every morning, We ate dinner at The Earth and I can honestly say it was the best meal I ever ate. In fact we love it so much we went back the next night and waited for a seat at the bar so we could eat there again. (make sure you make reservations when you book your trip) Thank you Hidden Pond for a great 25th Anniversary.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear Colleen B:

Thank you for choosing Hidden Pond as the destination for your anniversary celebration. The bungalows are the perfect accommodations for a cozy and romantic weekend away from "the real world". We've done our best to consider all opportunities to pamper our guests and we feel that the bakery basket each morning is a very special treat (and one that most people could get used to daily!)

It is so great that you enjoyed Earth more than once -- both at a table and at the bar. Our goal was to build the bar in a way that it is perfect for just a drink or a full 3-course meal. Great point on future reservations, as it certainly fills up quickly.

I hope to welcome you back to Hidden Pond -- whether it be for another anniversary celebration or just a summer escape.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Winchester, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Hidden Pond is a hidden gem right outside of Kennebunk ME. Only one hour from Boston, it is the perfect place to escape for a night and get some quality time with your loved one. The one room cottages are enormous, and all done to perfection. We stayed at cottage TomFoolery. It was expansive, with fireplace, sitting area, outdoor shower and large king poster bed. The restaurant on site, Earth is also fabulous. When we got there, we took the complimentary beach bikes and road one mile to Goose neck beach. What a fabulous way to start our 24 hour getaway. The only downside we noted was there was no tub in the bathroom, but the outdoor shower was a real bonus.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lilac_b_runner
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear lilac_b_runner:

I am glad that you found Hidden Pond to be a convenient escape from Boston. Coincidentally, my family is from where you live and I agree that it's such an easy hop, skip and a jump until you're in Kennebunkport (particularly during the Fall)!

TomFoolery is a great bungalow and the name was derived from a play on words with our owner's husbands name. I am pleased that you enjoyed the size and comfortable amenities within the unit.

I apologize that there is not a tub in any of the bungalows. In hindsight, I wish we had put a few in during the construction process. It is certainly something I will put in to play should we ever rework the bathroom setups, as many guests enjoy a soak in the tub.

Please reach out to me directly upon any future booking opportunities, as I'd be happy to assist you with any future bookings! I can be reached at justin@hiddenpondmaine.com or 207-967-6504.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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albany new york
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Hidden pond is a first class get away. You know it is going to be great as soon as you turn into the driveway. You are treated like a king/queen as soon as you arrive. Our cottage was beyond words. (clean,neat ,roomy, and many up dates). As one other review said to wake up with breakfast and newspapers at your door is fabulous. All cottages have really nice enclosed porch. If you are stressed this is a great place to go and come out a different attitude. The outdoor shower is a must even in Oct. You don't feel the cold . The old saying is you get what you pay for and you get it at Hidden Pond.

Room Tip: Try to get a cottage in the back in case they have a wedding going on
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Dear honestguy1950:

I am glad that you found comfort, luxury and value and Hidden Pond. Our goal is to match comfortable accommodations with great service in an environment that is novel and relaxing. It makes me proud to know that we delivered during your stay.

I hope that you will make Hidden Pond your familiar getaway when you're looking to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager
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Property: Hidden Pond
Address: 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5302
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Region: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hidden Pond 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Pond is a private retreat for those seeking high-end accommodations and personalized services in a relaxed and natural setting. The (16) two-bedroom cottages and (20) one bedroom bungalows, feature Frette linens, fireplaces, flat screen TVs and Bose sound systems with iPod docks, state-of-the-art kitchens in the larger cottages while the bungalows feature a wetbar, landscaped outdoor showers and decadent screened porches allowing inside living to virtually extend out amongst the forest. Earth at Hidden Pond is an al fresco restaurant focusing on farm-to-fork freshness. Heirloom vegetables and herbs are picked daily from the surrounding gardens, and thoughtfully incorporated into both food and beverage menu offerings. Another added amenity is the new Tree Spa, featuring three spa treatment rooms nestled in the trees. The Tree Spa is available to guests only and their services will further ensure your visit is nothing but blissful. ... more   less 
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