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Smuggler's Den Campground

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P.O. Box 787, Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bangor, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a three-day fall weekend trip and loved it. It was quiet, spacious, and perfect access to Beech Cliff, Canadian Cliffs, and Echo Lake. We visited all these without driving anywhere. Pets are welcome here, the staff is awesome, and the sites don't make you feel like you are camping on top of your neighbors. We will... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As a couple in our late twenties traveling without children, we were a minority at this family-friendly campground. That said, everyone was nice, the campground was certainly adequate, and we enjoyed our stay. Cons: the campsites are too close together, the showers are very small, there was no grill over the firepit to facilitate cooking, like other campsites we've stayed... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent five days at the campground in July 2014. Our reservations were made six months in advance. The campground hosts were very nice and even offered us our choice of sunny vs shady when we booked. The campground was very park like. Beautiful swimming pool and grounds. And the staff was very friendly. Great spot!

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Maywood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was our first trip to Maine with our children. Smugglers Den is the perfect place to stay. We rented a deluxe cabin for a week and it was so nice. Very clean. Very comfortable. Well equipped inside. Kids loved the bunks. We always tent camp but treated ourselves for a full week in a cabin. This campground has a... More

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Seymour, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Smuggler's Den was in a great location, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bar Harbor (about a 20 minute drive). The campsites are a little tight, but everyone is pretty quiet and courteous, and the campground has a lot to offer, including a pool, full bathrooms, a field that we laidd in and watched the stars,... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There are many positives about Smuggler's Den. The staff were all very friendly. The bathroom facilities were very nice and clean. The camp store was well stocked and was open most of the day. The only minor downside was that the campsites are pretty close together so if you are looking for solitude, this is not the place. It was... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was visiting MDI with some friends and, unfortunately, we didn't finalize our plans in time to have our pick of accommodations. We ended up at Smuggler's Den, which was pretty miserable. The bathhouses were filthy and way too small for the size of the campground. The campsite itself didn't have much space either. The location is very unattractive, due... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A peaceful retreat! Sites were wooded, shady, and spacious! The cabins look amazing...especially the new ones. Grocery store located close by. Southwest Harbor is easily located to other areas on MDI.

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Middletown, Connecticut, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I camped here solo in the late summer, after high season. When I went to the office to inquire about a site, I was met by a kind of confused "what the hell do you want?" look from the guy there.When I told him I wanted a campsite (imagine that!) he seemed to comprehend and was polite from then on.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family came to Mount Desert Island for a week-long stay, so when researching the area, we focused on finding camping cabins and came across Smuggler's Den. This was a very nice, large campground with tent/trailer/RV sites, as well as rustic cabins and "Deluxe cabins" which have a private bathroom, kitchen, and screenhouse. We initially picked a rustic cabin due... More

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Address: P.O. Box 787, Rte. 102, 20 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Also Known As:
Smuggler`s Den Campground Hotel Southwest Harbor
Smuggler's Den Campground Maine/Southwest Harbor

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