This is probably one of the prettiest spots on Mount Desert Island, on big Long Pond, the largest lake on the island. This camp has been in the family for 3 generations. The camp is 12 paces from the water, with a private dock and artistic curving bridge to the dock. A big stone fireplace in the main room. Two built-in twin bunks and a double bed in the main room. Also separate bedroom with double bed for parents. This is perfect for a couple or small family. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation: listening to the loons at night, kayaking, canoeing, biking or hiking during the day. You can swim right off the dock. An 18 ft canoe for paddling is provided for use. At the end of a well-maintained private road. This is a charming and rustic cabin, lovingly built and well maintained.
We really enjoyed our stay at "little camp". After 20 years of visiting Acadia, this was our first time staying on Long Pond. The peace and quiet was unbelievable. It was great being able to hear and see the loons, and to go out for a morning and evening paddle with hiking and biking in-between. It is a private location, yet close to everything. Being pet-friendly was a bonus, as our little 5 lb Christy, likes to be in on all the activities. Would love to stay here again, if available. Thanks for a great vacation, The Mangan Family
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Quiet and Restful
Quiet and Restful
(West Newbury, MA)
Date of stay 06/26/10
Review Submitted 07/13/10
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this cottage on beautiful Long Pond. The cottage was comfortable and charming, the hosts gracious (the owners live nearby), and the location spectacular. The cottage is set back about 20 feet from the water and comes equipped with its own dock. It was perfect for swimming, kayaking, lazing in the hammock, etc. and we found that we spent much more time at the cottage than would normally be our practice on a vacation. Long Pond is probably the best spot on Mount Desert Island for freshwater kayaking and is very appealing to nature lovers (nightly serenades from the common loons and almost daily sightings of bald eagles). The cottage is very functional for four people: only 1 bedroom, but adequate room for our two kids in the main living/dining area, as there are two built-in beds as well as a double bed. The only drawback is that the property does not have a washer/drier, but there's a laundromat about 15 minutes away by car. Secluded and quiet, the cottage is nevertheless conveniently located with easy access to all the activities that Mount Desert Island offers. Over the years, we have rented 4 other properties on Long Pond, as well as several others at different spots on the island, and this is our favorite. We hope to return! I'm almost afraid to highly recommend it as it could increase our competition for a spot next year!
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
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Early Season May 18 - Jun 21, 2014 7 night min stay
Summer Jun 22 - Sep 6, 2014 7 night min stay
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