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“So Relaxing. Beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hidden Pond

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Hidden Pond
Ranked #7 of 26 Kennebunkport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lynn, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“So Relaxing. Beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Hidden Pond. I couldn't ask for a better weekend. The bungalow was so cozy. Everything was spotless. I can't say enough about Hidden Pond it is just the perfect place. Loved waking up to coffee, newspaper and breakfast every morning, We ate dinner at The Earth and I can honestly say it was the best meal I ever ate. In fact we love it so much we went back the next night and waited for a seat at the bar so we could eat there again. (make sure you make reservations when you book your trip) Thank you Hidden Pond for a great 25th Anniversary.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Colleen B:

Thank you for choosing Hidden Pond as the destination for your anniversary celebration. The bungalows are the perfect accommodations for a cozy and romantic weekend away from "the real world". We've done our best to consider all opportunities to pamper our guests and we feel that the bakery basket each morning is a very special treat (and one that most people could get used to daily!)

It is so great that you enjoyed Earth more than once -- both at a table and at the bar. Our goal was to build the bar in a way that it is perfect for just a drink or a full 3-course meal. Great point on future reservations, as it certainly fills up quickly.

I hope to welcome you back to Hidden Pond -- whether it be for another anniversary celebration or just a summer escape.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Hidden Pond is a hidden gem right outside of Kennebunk ME. Only one hour from Boston, it is the perfect place to escape for a night and get some quality time with your loved one. The one room cottages are enormous, and all done to perfection. We stayed at cottage TomFoolery. It was expansive, with fireplace, sitting area, outdoor shower and large king poster bed. The restaurant on site, Earth is also fabulous. When we got there, we took the complimentary beach bikes and road one mile to Goose neck beach. What a fabulous way to start our 24 hour getaway. The only downside we noted was there was no tub in the bathroom, but the outdoor shower was a real bonus.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear lilac_b_runner:

I am glad that you found Hidden Pond to be a convenient escape from Boston. Coincidentally, my family is from where you live and I agree that it's such an easy hop, skip and a jump until you're in Kennebunkport (particularly during the Fall)!

TomFoolery is a great bungalow and the name was derived from a play on words with our owner's husbands name. I am pleased that you enjoyed the size and comfortable amenities within the unit.

I apologize that there is not a tub in any of the bungalows. In hindsight, I wish we had put a few in during the construction process. It is certainly something I will put in to play should we ever rework the bathroom setups, as many guests enjoy a soak in the tub.

Please reach out to me directly upon any future booking opportunities, as I'd be happy to assist you with any future bookings! I can be reached at justin@hiddenpondmaine.com or 207-967-6504.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager
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albany new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Hidden pond is a first class get away. You know it is going to be great as soon as you turn into the driveway. You are treated like a king/queen as soon as you arrive. Our cottage was beyond words. (clean,neat ,roomy, and many up dates). As one other review said to wake up with breakfast and newspapers at your door is fabulous. All cottages have really nice enclosed porch. If you are stressed this is a great place to go and come out a different attitude. The outdoor shower is a must even in Oct. You don't feel the cold . The old saying is you get what you pay for and you get it at Hidden Pond.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear honestguy1950:

I am glad that you found comfort, luxury and value and Hidden Pond. Our goal is to match comfortable accommodations with great service in an environment that is novel and relaxing. It makes me proud to know that we delivered during your stay.

I hope that you will make Hidden Pond your familiar getaway when you're looking to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Hidden pond is a real treat for anyone looking for a relaxing get-a-way. The bungalow we stayed in was picture perfect, we loved the breakfast delivered every morning to our door and the on-demand fireplace. The restaurant, Earth, was fabulous and an easy walk from our bungalow. Above all, we loved the outdoor shower ... you haven't lived until you've had an outdoor shower in October in Maine! Great property, very well run, impeccable attention to detail. \

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matt M
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Matt M:

You hit the nail on the head with your outdoor shower comment! I couldn't agree with you more that there is no better way to enjoy the Maine outdoors than with a shower in nature. Back in the early years of Hidden Pond we actually used to make up a "National Outdoor Shower Day" a few times a week, just to encourage our guests to experience it.

Anywho -- thank you for your kind words and I am glad that you enjoyed your time at Hidden Pond so thoroughly. The resort offers a little bit of everything and we do our best to create an experience that captivates our guests. Enjoy your winter and please think of Hidden Pond next time you're in need of more relaxation! Please reach out to me directly if I can assist with anything that you may need.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Troy, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First class service and one of the most amazing cottages I've ever seen. The highlight is the special breakfast surprise left at your front door every morning like clockwork. Hot delicious coffee and fresh baked goodies like mini quiches and breads, and fresh fruit. Truly a wonderful treat. Such a relaxing environment, we almost felt like we had the property to ourself! We loved the bicycles and the pool, the best bloody mary, great dinner at Earth...can't say enough about this must stay Maine resort.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Regina H
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Regina:

Thank you for such a wonderful review from your summer visit to Hidden Pond. The resort is perfect for couples looking to relax, enjoy some pampering and enjoy many of the delights that Southern Maine has to offer. We appreciate the title of "best bloody mary" -- with so many great cocktails and mixologists around town, this is so great to hear!

We anticipate welcoming you back for more "wonderful treats" and relaxing retreats.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

We started here on our fall foliage trip and LOVED it! We stayed in the sweet fern cabin and it was the perfect combination of modern comfort. It had a great screened porch with a swing also. Hidden Pond's grounds and staff were a highlight of our trip. We hope to be back :)

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear mustbluv:

It is a happy moment to know that Hidden Pond was the starting point for your New England trip, and even better to know that your time with us was a highlight. Sweet Fern is a fantastic cottage and is certainly becoming a guest favorite. I agree -- that swing is great!

Thank you again for your kind words and intent to return! I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your travels and I look forward to welcoming you back to the east coast in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Hidden Pond is as close to being in a high end residential area without the responsibilities of maintenance, utilities etc. as one can find. The bungalows and cottages are set in a beautiful wooded setting and are well decorated. Decided on a two master bedroom cottage in that my wife and I were traveling with close friends. Could not have been a better situation. The cottage has a spacious living room, large screened porch, well appointed kitchen and good sized bedrooms. The only negatives are that the bedrooms could have larger closets and, in our case, dressers. Had to request a luggage rack. Also the staff seemed to be somewhat lax regarding keeping guests advised as to transportation and activities. Additionally asked to be advised regarding a opening for the Earth Restaurant and did not receive a response. Staffing could be better trained in customer service.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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GeneralManagerHP, General Manager at Hidden Pond, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Dear TNMarine:

Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay at Hidden Pond -- I am glad that you were pleased with your choice of accommodation! The comfortable and well-appointed interiors, combined with a lush natural environment, is what makes Hidden Pond such a unique resort.

I apologize that you did not feel as though the clothes storage was ample space for your things -- this is certainly a great point for our consideration in future planning. Each bedroom has a bureau, but there are size differences between the individual units. We would be happy to better accommodate your storage needs upon future visits -- please feel free to ask for our Guest Services Manager when re-booking and she will gladly offer solutions to nip this in the bud.

It is also disappointing to hear that you did not feel there was a proper level of attentiveness within the staff here at Hidden Pond. I can assure you that this is certainly not the norm and I apologize that this was your experience. We offer check-in packets to efficiently communicate information to our guests, but it sounds as though the Front Desk could have more properly supplemented these communication efforts by being more accessible. We will incorporate these concerns as we retrain and develop our staff.

I hope that you will return to Hidden Pond in the future for another enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing experience in Kennebunkport.

Kind Regards,

Justin Grimes
General Manager
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Property: Hidden Pond
Address: 354 Goose Rocks Rd, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-5302
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Location: United States > Maine > Kennebunks > Kennebunkport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Kennebunkport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hidden Pond 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden Pond is a private retreat for those seeking high-end accommodations and personalized services in a relaxed and natural setting. The (16) two-bedroom cottages and (20) one bedroom bungalows, feature Frette linens, fireplaces, flat screen TVs and Bose sound systems with iPod docks, state-of-the-art kitchens in the larger cottages while the bungalows feature a wetbar, landscaped outdoor showers and decadent screened porches allowing inside living to virtually extend out amongst the forest. Earth at Hidden Pond is an al fresco restaurant focusing on farm-to-fork freshness. Heirloom vegetables and herbs are picked daily from the surrounding gardens, and thoughtfully incorporated into both food and beverage menu offerings. Another added amenity is the new Tree Spa, featuring three spa treatment rooms nestled in the trees. The Tree Spa is available to guests only and their services will further ensure your visit is nothing but blissful. ... more   less 
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