This is the second year in a row we have stayed here and love it. When checking out we asked about making reservations for next year!
The best way to describe this place is comparing it to camping. If you want a 5 star hotel without a camp feel DON'T STAY HERE, but if you want a camp feel but with modern amenities this is a 5 star place. There is nothing fancy about the place. Both cabins we stayed in had full kitchens, working bathrooms, beds and tv. It has a rustic feel to the place. The cabins are built between trees and there is nature all around (isn't that why you want to go to Acadia?)
Last year we stayed in Cabin 10. It has two full beds in one room and a living room with a pull out bed. It also has a full kitchen with a bar counter to eat at. The cabin (to our surprise) also had two full bathrooms (although they only had shower stalls and not full bathtubs). This cabin is closest to the entrance and the pool, but honestly we never heard any traffic during our stay. This year we stayed in Cabin 7. This cabin was charming. It was much smaller than 10. Only has one room, kitchen, and a full bathroom. This cabin also only had a dorm size fridge which we planned accordingly for whereas 10 had a full fridge. Neither cabin had microwaves but considering you wouldn't have a microwave if you were camping, everything we made was doable on a stove. Both cabins did have a coffee maker (in my opinion much more important than a microwave). My only issue with 7 was the size. There were two of us and a full grown labrador retriever. Since she is still a puppy we needed to set up her crate and with the crate up, the cabin felt tight, but cozy.
I do not believe Cabin 7 is one of the remodeled cabins, if and when it gets remodeled, my suggestion would be: mount the television, remove the cabinet dresser (its too big and bulky for the cabin), maybe remove the wall between the kitchen and main room and replace it with a support beam if it is a load bearing wall. Once this is done, put in a bar type counter (similar to cabin 10) for seating and eating. This would free up kitchen space to be able to remove the kitchen table and add a small, full size refrigerator. Remove the desk - it just takes up space. And finally, add a small dresser under the mounted tv.
Overall, Cabin 7 was charming and we absolutely loved the enclosed porch, but it was a little small for two of us with a labrador. We love cabin 10 because of the room/space. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants the feel of nature around them without sleeping in a campground (tent or cabin in a campground). If you are someone who is looking for a 4 or 5 star resort, keep looking because you probably will not be happy. But if you are someone who wants modern amenities but want the feel of a campground, you won't be disappointed. The place is very reasonably priced and the owners try to accommodate all your needs.
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