Nestled in 60 acres of forest near Kennebunkport, Maine, Hidden Pond offers the best of both worlds: your own fully equipped New England-style cottage as well as the top class facilities of a small lodge on hand and a glorious Maine beach close by.
Chic New England style cottages which sleep up to five
Ideal for active outdoorsy families
A choice of beautiful Maine beaches within a short drive
A natural inspiring environment which rocks rustic elegance.
We've all seen the movie - quaint log cabin in the woods with roaring fires, rocking chairs on the veranda, barbecues on the deck and plenty of hiking and biking, s'mores and campfires. Sound good? Well we think we've found the perfect spot plus it's pretty stylish to boot. Hidden Pond is just outside the picturesque harbour village of Kennebunkport Maine, summer residence of former presidents and superstar and is a collection of super-cute clapboard bungalows and two bedroom cottages dotted throughout birch woods.
The larger two-bedroom cottages come with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms, a wraparound deck with an outdoor dining area and seating and a barbecue. They can sleep up to five in two bedrooms plus a day bed, so ideal for families. The one-bedroom bungalows are perfect for couples looking for privacy and romance: high vaulted ceilings, screened porch with daybed and outdoor shower and fireplace. Every cottage and bungalow has its own décor and style but are designed to give a real New England home-from-home experience.
Hidden Pond has fantastic additional facilities and services. For culinary whizzes staying in the cottages the team at Earth Restaurant can deliver baskets stuffed with goodies to prepare sumptuous breakfasts or beach picnics, but it's also worth paying a visit to Earth itself. It's a beautiful whimsical and romantic space, rustic wooden walls, a suspended apple tree glittering with tiny lights, flickering candles and serves simple innovative farm-to-table dishes by James Beard award winner Ken Oringer. After dinner there are nightly bonfires with obligatory s'mores.
On site there are separate family and adult outdoor pools, morning yoga classes, a shed full of bikes to borrow and hiking trails galore. There is a shuttle to their sister property, the Tides Beach Club on Goose Rocks beach where kayaking and stand up paddle lessons can be organised. This way you can get the best of both worlds, enjoying the beautiful beach and ocean as well as the amazing wood. The Tree Spa is the perfect antidote to the activities: a rustic space high up in the tree tops.
When to visit
Compare the day's events with fellow guests over S'mores at the nightly bonfire
Hidden Pond is located in a peaceful wooded setting a mile outside the picturesque coastal village of Kennebunkport, Maine and a mile to the nearest beach.
Acadia National Park Biplane Flightseeing Tour
Take to the skies in a beautifully restored 1930s biplane for a breathtaking flightseeing tour over Acadia National Park!
Family-Friendly Marine Life Cruise and Lobstering Experience
Cruise on a true lobster boat around the Camden Harbor shores for a coastal sightseeing experience like no other! Head out to a remote seal habitat for a wildlife safari before trying your hand at hauling in lobster traps.
Farm-To-Table Cooking Class in Coastal Maine
Experience a hands-on farm-to-table cooking class at a picturesque seaside farm in the Camden countryside.
Half-Day Private Whale Watching Tour
Cruise through the Gulf of Maine on a half-day whale watch adventure in search of whales, dolphins and other local marine life.
Private Lobstering Experience
Today, you will step aboard a private lobstering vessel with a captain and crew and set out on an adventure at sea to pull up traps alongside a real lobsterman!
Private Tour of Acadia National Park
Explore the awe-inspiring and wonderfully diverse Acadia National Park with an ornithologist, field biologist or botanist guide who will provide an incredibly informative tour.
Sailing and Wine Tasting in Portland
Sail across the beautiful Casco Bay whilst sampling and learning about a variety of local wines.