Thank you to all who shared their pearls of wisdom about where to go in Maine!(doesn’t a big, steamy, fresh lobster smothered in hot butter sound good about now? Hmmm?)
My husband and I are heading to Maine for a late summer trip. It’s our birthday gift to each other. We have a limited amount of time so we had to decide where we wanted to visit and the best route to get there (and eat lobster – every freaking day, maybe). Niagara Falls is now off the list for this trip.
There are many cute little motels and hotels along the route and we could just wing it, staying at a different place every few days. But that’s a lot of searching, packing, and unpacking. We decided to look for a place to rent for the week.
It had to have a great view of the water and be close to lobster and the sights. The Bar Harbor area looked like the prettiest place to settle down. Three rentals were available to choose from.
One choice was an apartment above a gift store in Bar Harbor – great view from the back, but no balcony. Still, being in town, we would have many options for eating lobster, shopping and entertainment. And, an easy stumble home after cocktails!
Another apartment was in Linconville – another gorgeous view, across the street from a sandy beach, but no balcony, second floor. There are a few restaurants and shops within walking distance to get that, yup, you guessed it, lobster, but it’s farther from Bar Harbor.
The third choice was a cottage in Bass Harbor, on the other side of the island. Great views of a working harbor, a deck, and situated on the free bus route that goes to Bar Harbor. There are only a few places within walking distance of lobsters and libations.
We leave for Maine early Friday morning so a decision had to be made and soon. Gulp. Over the weekend we talked about the pros and cons of each rental. We thought about how we would use our precious time and how the location we chose would serve our travel.
Finally, we decided to go for it and called the owner of the ….. (drum roll please) … The Bass Harbor cottage!!!
We were torn between the Bar Harbor apartment downtown and the cottage. But, the way I figure it, we’re kind of homebodies anyway and we like to sit outside. The cottage was the only rental with a private deck to enjoy the spectacular view. We can take the bus to town if we don’t want to drive. And, since my hubby is a very talented cook, we will eat lobster at the cottage, too! 🙂
I can’t WAIT for my first lobster, scallops, chowder, and all the other yummy dishes we will sample in Maine. I can’t WAIT to see the ocean and Acadia Park, and Mt. Cadillac at sunrise. The scenery will be awesome where ever we go in Maine and the photo opportunities abundant.
Beyond that? I get to sit on a deck, looking at the harbor, off of the mighty Atlantic Ocean, for a week.
Every day and night. And eat lobster. It will be heavenly!