See yesterday's post for how Acadia Cottages' eco-practices and how they pass them on.
410 Main Street
Mount Desert Island
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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Acadia Cottages opens this Friday, May 16, and will be open through October 19. High season is July 4 through September 1. Owners Gordon and Lisa Wissinger will reward you for kicking back and staying a while: Visits of six days or longer get 10 percent off the bill. All rooms include yummy eco-amenities like Natura Apricot Keratin shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel.
King Suites: One bedroom with a king bed, one living room with a sleeper sofa or Areobed (perfect for kids!), a kitchen and dining area, bathroom with shower, and deck with sitting area. $115 per night for two. $129 per night, high season. $10 per night per person for additional guests. Minimum stay of four nights.
King Studios:One king bed, dining area, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and deck with sitting area. $105 per night for two. $119 per night, high season. Minimum stay of two nights.
Queen Studios: One queen bed, dining area, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, and deck with sitting area. Rustic cottages have pine paneling and cathedral ceilings: $99 per night for two. $109 per night, high season. Traditional cottages are a steal: $89 per night for two. $99 per night, high season. Both have a minimum stay of two nights.
Lisa encourages you to take your time exploring Acadia National Park, whether on foot or by bike. She and Gordon do the same: "We love the peaceful atmosphere of our property and enjoy any chance we get to be outside watching and listening to birds and enjoying the beauty of the environment."
If you need a book for the trip to Maine, Candice Stover's Poems from the Pond should put you in the Acadia mood. For your i-pod, Lisa suggests Norah Jones's Come Away with Me. "We had just purchased this CD and listened to it the first time we came to Acadia to camp at at Blackwoods Campground so we always associate it with Acadia," she says.