Ahhh !! Remoteness at its best ! You drive in to the middle of nowhere and then take a dirt road 14 more miles!
Reviewing the website, we thought we were going to an amazing place. Well... from the moment we got there until the moment we left, we were not disappointed !
We arrived after dark. Dana escorted us to our cabin, demonstrated how everything worked and even started a fire in the wood burning stove for us
We took advantage of the offer on the website for Fresh Lobster and were so excited to find four fresh, COOKED, lobsters waiting in our refrigerator for us ! What a way to start off what was the best part of an incredible two week journey through Maine!
Well stocked cabin
Free use of canoes, paddles, lifejackets
Free use of kayaks
Free use of mountain bikes
Trails right from the camp
Pump you own water
Wonderful hosts - Christine and Dana
The quiet at night is deafening. We sat outside our cabin at night with our blankets and listened the the complete absence of sound. After awhile the haunting cry of the loon echoed across the pond. (Incredible !!)
We canoed on the pond, swang in the swing, hiked the trails and enjoyed every minute.
We had to leave!
PS - they do have a small store in their office where they sell souvenirs. I love my Spencer Pond Sweatshirt and miss Spencer Pond every time I look at it!
PPS - Jackman Air will come right to your dock for your float-plane ride ! It, too, was incredible !
PPS - They have chickens so you can have fresh eggs !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unwind "unplugged and off the grid" in natural beauty, the way life used to be. Built in 1901, Spencer Pond Camps are an authentic and historic Maine Sporting Camp. They are the only cabins on the pond and sit in the shadow of Little Spencer Mountain. 14 miles via dirt roads from our closest neighbors, on an undeveloped and scenic pond. Recognized as an environmental leader, we offer you a choice of six rustic wilderness lakeside housekeeping cabins - each with its own unique personality. The cabins are fully furnished for comfort including screened porches, rocking chairs, woodstoves, libraries and homemade quilts on the beds.Canoes and kayaks are provided free of charge. Plumbing is "out back" and relaxation is everywhere, non-modernized without electricity and reminiscent of "Little House in the Big Woods" these cabins will take you back in time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spencer Pond Camps Maine/Greenville