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Maine Idyll Motor Court
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
North, VA
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“Rustic Cabins”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Small rustic cabins right on Rt 1, convenient to Freeport. There are several permutations with types of beds, with or without fireplace, with or without kitchenette - you can check out the various cabins on their website. They supply the firewood and kindling if you have a fireplace. The breakfast is homemade coffee cake, OJ and coffee. This isn't the Ritz but a clean rustic cabin, albeit small, with direct TV and free wifi. There isn't a view of anything but some woods, but with the highway noise you can't begin to pretend you are deep in the Maine woods. The traffic noise isn't a problem at night.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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276 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I am so glad that we stayed here. This is just the kind of Inn that makes me feel nostalgic. My husband and I worked at a similar place in the Kaibab Forest when we were going to university. We arrived last night when it was damp and misty. A small heater warmed our room. Our cabin (#8) is tiny, but just perfect for a quick overnight stay on our drive up the Northeast Coast of America. The woman who checked us in asked if this was our first stay. I wish I could have said that we had stayed there many times. The room was clean. I awoke early this morning and took a nice hot shower. The bathroom is largewith plenty of space to lay out the contents of my cosmetic bag. We were very pleased to discover that we have good wireless internet and are catching up with emails. Our light breakfast of homemade muffins and hot chocolate hit the spot. Next time, and I hope there will be a next time, I want to stay longer and book a cabin with a fireplace.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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England
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135 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have never stayed anywhere like this before but would certainly return.

Having read the other reviews we knew not to expect modern accomodation but we were very taken by the price which is low compared to what else we would find in the area.

Our cabin had 3 rooms which was ideal for our party of 5. The double beds were on the small side but were comfortable for the 3 nights we stayed. We appreciated having the kitchenette but with having one we were suprised that a kettle was not included. This is a cheap piece of equipment which I would have thought would have been more important that a microwave. We tried boiling water in the pan on the hob but this took ages. I would consider putting one in for convenience. Also there was a tv that didn't get any reception at all. We didn't need it but others may wish to use one that does actually work. We were also at the very back of the plot and could hear the main road quite a bit when outside, but amazingly it didn't bother us when going to sleep.

Everything else about the experience was lovely and as expected. The bathrooms were nicely kitted out, the baked goods on a morning were tasty and it was nice to have a little play area that our daughter could enjoy.

Freeport really is just for discount shops but the location of the hotel was just off the main highway to explore north of Freeport. There was a large supermarket at the south tip of Freeport so we could stock up on bits for our kitchenette.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Sag Harbor
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

It's what the Maine Idyll is not that makes this throwback so special. It is not fancy, it is not modern (although they do now have wireless, albeit slow), it is not luxurious, and it is not expensive.

The Maine Idyll are a series of wood cabins just north of Freeport, Maine, on US 1, on local route to Brunswick. The cabins are clean, well stocked, and if you get a cabin w/ a wood burning fireplace, you will be met by a box of newspapers, kindling, and plenty of cut and well seasoned wood.

In the morning, the coffee is good, the fresh baked goods lovely, and the air delightfully crisp and clean. Dog friendly, w/ real wooden rockers on the front porch.

When life gets complicated, rushed, and artificial, we dream of the Maine Idyll, and once a year, sometimes two, we'll make the trip to Maine and spend several nights tucked in the loveliest little cottages in the woods.

Room Tip: Request a wood burning stove further away from the main house, although the difference is so slight...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Ontario
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

clean cottages good for some basic accommodations.
The comment “a free light breakfast is available” needs to be a bit more clear. A toaster and a loaf of bread is what we found the one morning.
The lady at check-in did the very minimal required to take my name and money.
The girl in the morning was friendly and much more helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Danvers, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Last week was my second visit to this throw-back to another with modern amenities. As a child my family would travel New England by staying in cabins which included a kitchen included. Four years ago while searching for a dog-friendly lodging, I found these rustic but inviting Motor court. I return with dog in tow again for a longer stay during the week of July 15, 2012. The owners have made improvements including a large screen HD television and new appliances.

If you are attempting to save money during a vacation, you can cook in the kitchenette which is provided with a two and three bedroom cabin or use the gas grilles and picnic table to dine outside. Unless you are a 5 star snob, this rustic lodging will pull you back each you are visiting Mid-Coast Maine.

Room Tip: If available request a cabin in the back of motor court.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

We first stayed at the Maine Idyll a few years back en route to Bar Harbor with a few extra days to kill. We were thrilled!! We are in the White Mountains now, and have decided to extend our vacation, and the first place we thought of was, the Maine Idyll! We booked Cabin 11 for 2 nights next week, and can't wait to get there! Looking forward to some shopping and easy hikes at Wolfe Neck, after White Mountain hiking and trekking. We love the Idyll!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maine Idyll Motor Court

Property: Maine Idyll Motor Court
Address: 1411 US Route 1, Freeport, ME 04032-7108
Location: United States > Maine > Freeport
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Freeport
#5 Family Hotel in Freeport
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Maine Idyll Motor Court Hotel Freeport
Maine Idyll Motor Court Freeport

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