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Balsam Cove Campground

286 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5 year old daughter here over this past weekend. She loved it! We rented the cabin close to the playground and swim area. Cabin was clean, comfortable, and close to the bathrooms. Bathroom/showers were also very clean. After reading other reviews I was concerned about dog mess, but dogs aren't allowed in the play/swim area and elsewhere... More 

Thank Hollie D
Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We have never been treated as badly as we were here. The new manager Justin is crazy!! We booked a seasonal sight for $6800 it was supposed to be a large lakefront site with a private dock. We arrived to our dock pilled up and not installed. Paying 3X as much as any other site you would think they would... More 

4 Thank JB C
Bucksport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I wanted to surprise our son on his Birthday by renting him a cabin for the night - I rented cabin number #35 and found the little rustic cabin to be just what I wanted- the cabin had a little shelf/table, and little fridge and microwave - it had a full sized bed and a bunkbed- the mattress is pretty... More 

1 Thank Kimmy7284
Bangor, Maine
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Had to cancel my reservation but did so 4 months in advance. They charged my credit card a cancellation fee! To make matters worse they charged me the whole amount of my reservation. They did refund saying it was a mistake and had the NERVE to take out a cancellation fee! These are new owners and they DO NOT know... More 

2 Thank Carolyn J
Lottsburg, Virginia, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stayed at the campground during a week in September.Great waterview campsite with all hookups. With passport american discount, it was one of the better deals we have experience in two years of camping.

1 Thank Lon C
Charlton, Massachusetts, Usa
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Stayed for a weekend. Was happy it wasn't very packed. Wanted a quiet place to chill and this was it. One of the cheaper campground we've stayed at. Even the wood was cheaper then all the others we've done this summer. The site was spacious and partly shaded+ Bathrooms were very clean and the showers were nice and hot. There... More 

Thank araskempf
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Central Maine is a scenic paradise with some of the country's loveliest towns and small cities. We are in our second full season at Balsam Cove and will be here next summer as well. It is a comfortable and lovely place on beautiful Toddy Pond and near everything without being so close to the traffic of Acadia or the horrors... More 

1 Thank Joseph B
Winterport, Maine
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our family recently spent a night at Balsam Cove Campground. It was fine, but once we added up all the miscellaneous costs for everything it seemed not such a good deal. If you visit the website, you get the appearance of well maintained, spruced up camp. The reality was everything from bathrooms to playground looked about 60 years old and... More 

3 Thank nodaybut2day
West Nyack, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We rented Trailer #5. It was Great!! The camper is private in the trees not too close to others but gets lots of sun. The lake is about 100 feet away. Camper was immaculate and very big with a great layout. 4 bunks in a back room with a big closet for clothes. Front room has a very comfortable queen... More 

1 Thank Paz88
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very unfriendly place. The new owners are just business people out to make a buck. Not hospitable at all..these people have no idea how to run a campground. The rental camps where a mess and the staff overworked as the owners sit on their butts.

9 Thank maineguy23
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Additional Information about Balsam Cove Campground

Address: 286 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Orland
Number of rooms: 104
Also Known As:
Balsam Cove Campground Hotel East Orland
Balsam Cove Campground Maine/Orland
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