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Recent Maine reviews

  • Gorgeous views, comfortable house - relaxation!

    "In November 2014 we rented Glen House for our annual vacation with friends. We are a group of 12-15 adults. We do a lot of cooking, take a lot of nature walks/hikes, and play a lot of board games. Glen House was perfect for this. We were there between seasons -- cold weather and snow flurries every morning, but too early for ski season -- so we spent a lot of time in the huge house relaxing, looking out at the ever-changing views of the mountains and enjoying each other's company. It was a great week. Gretchen was a pleasure to deal with from the moment we first made contact and all through our stay. She is responsive and friendly. The house was terrific. It's got plenty of room for people to spread out. The main kitchen was perfect for cooking a big early Thanksgiving meal. We watched lots of movies in the movie room, which has a huge screen and excellent sound system. We enjoyed the hot tub on the second floor above the dining room. One thing to keep in mind when determining which rooms to put people in is that with the house being so big, footsteps and other sounds carry throughout. This was a little tough for the light sleepers in the group -- especially the ones with rooms on the first floor, which is the floor below the main hangout area."
    Guest: Erica D. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 23, 2014
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  • Modern log cabin with all the amenities!

    "We planned a visit to Maine as I was born there. I was an Army brat and my Dad was stationed at the northern tip of Maine. My husband had never been to Maine. The house was clean and well laid out. The people in the town were very friendly and it had some really great restaurants. The trip was perfect, the house was beautiful, I would go back that should say it all! The owners were great to deal with and we had no problems!"
    Guest: Yvonne G. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • surry cottage

    "A perfect place. Beautifully equipped. Gorgeous views and delightful owners. Well situated for exploring Acadia National Park and the Blue Hill Penninsula. We especially appreciated the Vermont Castings wood stove, with wood supplied by John. Would rent this "cottage" - more like a house - again in a heartbeat. Clare"
    Guest: clare Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 27, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "This was the perfect home away from home for us. We had a great time exploring Camden, hiking, kayaking and enjoying the harbor. It was wonderful to have this very comfortable, private, adorable loft to return to. The location is great as it sits in a lovely Camden neighborhood close to everything. Lee and Kim are wonderful hosts making sure you have everything you need. Lee even treated us to a sail on Penobscot Bay a highlight of our trip! Would go back in a heart beat!"
    Guest: Kurt and Kellie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 19, 2014
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Maine Travel Tips

Maine is a state where the great outdoors are embraced and celebrated. Here are some highlights for your trip to this idyllic New England state:

Portland

The Portland metro area boasts more than one-third of Maine’s population, and this quaint but vibrant city has plenty to do and see:

- Check out Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow’s 1786 home, which has been elegantly restored in the heart of Portland on Congress Street.

- Go shopping on historic Commercial Street.

- If you are interested in the Civil War, come to the Maine Historical Society to see an ever-changing exhibit and learn about the conflict.

- The Portland Head Light is located at Cape Elizabeth Maine and looks like the quintessential, postcard lighthouse.

- The Portland Museum of Art has a large collection of Winslow Homer’s New England-inspired paintings.

- Climb to the top of the Portland Observatory - built in 1807 - to see beautiful bay views.

- Check out Old Port - a downtown neighborhood with cobblestone streets and 19th century brick buildings. Grab a meal at Grace or The Corner Room Italian Kitchen & Bar and hit up eclectic boutiques like Abacus Gallery and Maine Potters Market.

- Visit the Victoria Mansion, an opulent Italian villa-style home with a baroque interior. It was built before the Civil War for a hotel magnate.

Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is another popular place for visitors due to its proximity to Acadia National Park. Here are the top things to do in and around Bar Harbor:

- Visit Acadia National Park. You’ll have to choose your activities carefully because there’s too much to do here. If you enjoy hiking, there is a great variety of trails. Check out Ocean Path, which is 4.4 miles long and leads from Sand Beach to the sea cliffs. There’s also the Great Meadows Loop, which begins in Bar Harbor. For more intermediate trails, hike up Cadillac Mountain on the North Ridge Trail.

- Experienced mountain climbers and hikers should consider climbing Penobscot Mountain for stunning panoramic views.

-Take a 20-mile bike ride on Park Loop Road. It provides breathtaking vistas as you ride through the forest and near the ocean.

- For a more relaxing look at Acadia, stroll through the flowery Wild Gardens.

- After a day in the Acadia National Park, let loose at the Atlantic Brewing Company in Bar Harbor for local craft brews and delicious barbecue.

Other Maine Attractions

There’s plenty to do in Maine outside the major tourist areas:

- Check out Old Fort Western, built in 1754, which is the oldest wooden fort in New England. Benedict Arnold used this site before staging his assault on Quebec during the Revolutionary War. It’s located in Augusta.

- Go skiing at one of many resorts in lightly populated northern Maine, including Shawnee Peak, Black Mountain, Sunday River and the ever-popular Sugarloaf Mountain.

- Visit Egg Rock Lighthouse in serene Winter Harbor, which is located just across Frenchman Bay from Bar Harbor.

- Bring the kids to Funtown Splashtown, a combined waterpark and amusement park in Saco.

- Take a seaplane ride from Acadian Seaplanes in Rangeley Lake, or go snowmobiling in Coos Canyon.

Events

The American Folk Festival is held for one weekend at the end of August in Bangor. Despite its name, you can see and take part in both American and international cultural traditions. The festival includes music and dance performances, authentic artisanal crafts and both ethnic and locally grown food.

What better way to celebrate Maine culture than with a seafood feast? Check out the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a weekend event in mid-July that is just a 15-minute drive north of Portland. The Yarmouth Clam Festival is all about competition. Watch a clam-shucking contest or the Clam Classic canoe and kayak races. Don’t miss the diaper derby, a race with unsuspecting babies and toddlers, and end the night with fireworks over the sound. If you haven’t had your fill of shellfish, check out the Maine Lobster Festival, a five-day festival in early August in Rockland. There will be live music, the Smokey’s Greatest Shows Carnival, a 10k run, plenty of lobster dinners and activities for kids like, the cod fish carry.

If you aren’t traveling with kids, head to the classy Harvest on the Harbor event at the end of October in Portland. Sip on some wine, watch cooking demonstrations and sample local cuisine.

Windjammer Bays in Boothbay Harbor is a celebration of Maine’s sailing heritage and the importance of the sea to the locals. Windjammers are large, elegant sailing ships with three to five masts that were used in the 19th and early 20th centuries to ship goods. Aside from the typical festival offerings, watch an antique boat parade and take a cruise on a majestica windjammer.

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