We had an absolutely wonderful experience at the Oakland House and in the general area. It is a little off the beaten path, but was definitely worth the drive!
We stayed in the Shore Oaks Inn, which was gorgeous! We loved sitting on the porch in rocking chairs and watching the water, and listening to . .. well not much. It was just so peaceful.
It is a nice place to stay becuase you can visit nearby attractions, such as Acadia and Bar Harbor, as well as see "real" Maine towns and local life. Plus, you do not get the crowded resort feel at all.
The food was very good, and all of the staff was helpful and friendly. We plan to return without a doubt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinctive and Authentic! This beautiful coastal cottage colony has been welcoming guests since 1889 and has been operated by the same family ever since. With 60 blissfully private acres of coastal woodland trails, beaches, and fields in which to play and dream it's easy to feel like a child again. Ten cottages of rustic sophistication have one or two bedrooms, full baths, living rooms with fireplaces, comfortable furnishings, and full kitchens or kitchenettes. Housekeeping services on a daily basis in season. Two night minimum with a one-week stay being the most economical. Arrive any day, depart any day. We welcome you, your family, and your friends. Perfect for honeymoons, singles and groups events. We welcome a well-behaved dog in Birches Cottage. Other cottages are pet-free and non-smoking, thank you. Open from mid-April through mid-October. ... more less