There is no other place this close to ANP Visitor Center and Bar Harbor that a family of four can lodge for a week under $700. (2013 June pricing) Our family has returned to Acadia each year for 20 years - sometimes more than once a year. We have camped in 5 (FIVE) of the area's campgrounds and rented cabins, some with more "features" than others.
I write this review because I am quite surprised by some of the previous reviewers' experiences, particularly with the staff and with some of the more rustic cabins. For the price, we were delighted to discover that daily housekeeping service was included - clean towels, trash removal. Some rentals at this price require you to bring your own linens. We stay in Cabin #4 - our third time in that cabin. The fireplace and king size bed (comfortable!), 2nd bedroom w/ 2 doubles are the best features of this cabin. We brought a portable charcoal grill for outdoor cooking, though the gas stove worked fine. (oven, however, did not seem to heat up as previously observed).
As for the staff: Recently during our stay the outside temperature hit an unprecedented 85 degrees with no relief at night. With no A/C in the cabin, I went to the office to ask about a fan. The staff went out of their way to find a stand fan for us. They were also very helpful in suggesting places for firewood. Housekeeping staff were friendly and we found the place clean and ready for our visit, with extra pillows and blankets if needed. While the online reservation system is quite handy, the owners require half downpayment mailed to them. The website is clear about this policy and if you want a GREAT experience, communication is key! There are a variety of cabins for different tastes.
If you are looking for a good "base camp" at 2 steps above camping and are realistic about what to expect for your $ then look NO further! Bonus: walking distance to Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. The ONLY downside is the proximity to Rt 3 - the main roadway to Bar Harbor from the mainland. But this is the only thing that keeps me from giving this property 5 out of 5.
Highly recommend for anyone looking for more comfort and convenience than camping can offer with charm and personality.
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