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“A great place to stay for your Maine getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Acadia Cottages

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Acadia Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A great place to stay for your Maine getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2008

Our family recently returned from a lovely six-night stay in a king-sized suite at Acadia Cabins, and I'm a little torn giving this place such a great review because in some ways I'd like to keep this our little secret. But that wouldn't be fair to the keepers, Gordon and Lisa, who really maintain a wonderful property.

The cabins, neither too far nor too close apart, are nestled in a wooded area and are well-appointed with warm pine accents everywhere. The bed is super-cozy, the location isolated enough that it provides a great disconnect from the hectic world elsewhere, but close enough that you can walk into town every morning for your coffee and breakfast. And the quiet side of Mount Desert is our new favorite home base after our last favorite Maine cabin property on Deer Isle was sold ... but a word of warning: Some of the locals are a little, um, abrasive and less than welcoming (and we try very hard not to be ugly tourists when we travel). We got an ugly vibe in some places, especially in Northeast Harbor (NOT on the quiet side and like a trip into the Twilight Zone...stay away at all costs). Just don't be put off by it, and roll with it.

The cabin included excellent amenities: a radiant-top stove, microwave, toaster, full-size refrigerator/freezer, all the dishware and flatware you'll need, table and chairs...so you can eat as many meals as you want here, but make sure you cross the street at least once to eat at the Fiddlers' Green right across the road. Excellent food, excellent waitstaff, just top-notch all the way around.

The cabin includes a sitting area and a sofa, which is one of the only minor criticisms: the sofa folds out into a bed, which the two little ones shared. It wasn't the most comfortable pull-out bed, but the kids hardly noticed. And it was a bit of a challenge bathing a young child in the shower-only bathroom, but cabins are just that: cabins. They're not five-star hotels, and we expect a bit of roughing it -- if it can even be termed that. The point is to temper your expectations and remember where you are relative to your needs.

The pool was a bit chilly, but refreshing nonetheless, and there's a computer, board and card games, and videos in the office, all available to guests -- a really nice touch, as were the delish cookies Lisa left for us upon our arrival.

The cabin is a solid value compared to similar Maine properties nearby where we've stayed in past years. Gordon and Lisa really deserve to do well here, just not so well that we won't be able to rebook for a week next year!

  • Liked — Clean and well-appointed cabin, friendly and helpful owners, excellent location
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank NJPat
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2007

My boyfriend and i stayed at Acadia Cabins the last week of August. We were extremely pleased with our experience while staying at Acadia Cabins. The cabins were beautiful (recently re-done), very private, and very "homey". From the very moment you walk in the door you know you are going to have a relaxing time.

The owners were great and helped us get around the island. The location was also great because you can walk into town for a nice dinner (no need for car)!

Acadia Cabins really made our vacation one we will not soon forget!

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Mengiemoo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2007

My husband and I have recently returned from a four night at Acadia Cottages, formerly Acadia Cabins. Upon our arrival, we were met with a cute cottage which surpassed our expectations. We already know that when we visit Acadia in the future, we'll be staying there!

First, the location in SW Harbor was a perfect place away from the (to us) craziness of Bar Harbor (only about 15 min. away by car). The Cottage itself was very clean and nicely decorated. We especially appreciated the efficiency - we cooked our eggs every morning to energize us for hiking Acadia. Acadia Cottages provided everything we needed - and even had 2 cookies waiting for us in our room when we arrived (I'm not kidding!).

The owners (Lisa and Gordon) did a great job at making us feel relaxed and proved to be a valuable resource for restaurants, "must do" hikes in the park and other items of interest. They are the new owners of the cottages and as such, have decided to run their business in an environmentally friendly way (which we were more than willing to participate in - they participate in Project Green <I think that's the name of the program>).

To sum up, if you are interested in staying in a quiet location in the woods (but within walking distance of the small town of SW Harbor) on the island, I would highly recommended Acadia Cottages!

  • Liked — Coziness, value, cleanliness, friendliness
  • Disliked — Nothing comes to mind
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Acadia Cottages

Property: Acadia Cottages
Address: 410 Main St, Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4247
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Acadia Cottages is located on Mount Desert Island surrounded by Acadia National Park. Tucked away beneath a tranquil forest canopy, Acadia Cottages offers privacy yet it is within walking distance of the village of Southwest Harbor including its many charming restaurants and shops. Tom and Vickie Zacharias look forward to welcoming you and helping to provide an ideal base from which to explore Acadia National Park, nearby Bar Harbor and other island attractions and activities. Stay for two nights or two weeks. Your choice! ... more   less 
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Acadia Cottages Hotel Southwest Harbor
Acadia Cottages Southwest Harbor, Maine

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