Fall Foliage Getaway: Hidden Pond Resort in Maine

According to New England Fall Foliage reports, we are only a few weeks away from prime peak foliage. If you are looking for a weekend getaway to check it all out — with or without kids — I’ve got a GREAT one for you.  A fellow well-traveled friend

Two different cottage dining rooms

Two different cottage dining rooms

(who in my view has great taste) came back raving about a  new place she visited last month — Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine.

On Conde Nast Traveler’s 2009 Hot List (not that it means anything — I personally think that list is fixed), this one year old, self-proclaimed “boutique resort” with “flip flop chic” aesthetic seems to have  everything anyone would want in a weekend getaway (you won’t find any frilly knotty pine decor or chintz here):

  •  14 spacious, individually-designed 2-bedroom cottages on the 60-acre resort. Each cottage comes with its own kitchen, frette linens, down duvets, flat screen TVs, i-pod
Living area of "Lucky" cottage

Living area of “Lucky” cottage

docking stations and, best …a morning bakery basket filled with hot coffee, home-baked muffins and a New York Times paper. The staff will even stock the pantry with groceries before you arrive, if you so desire.

My friend stayed in the “Stargazer” cottage – a 2-story, 2 bedroom “country meets modern” style cottage with it’s own screened in porch.

  • Organic farm – Guests have free access to pick whatever is grown
  • Tented spa
  • “Ledges” – a gathering place to lounge, gather by the fireplace and have daily wine & cheese
  • “Back Porch” bar and “Sandbar” outdoor lounge with nightly bonfires
  • Fitness Center
  • Walking Distance to Goose Rocks Beach for beach activities.
Hidden Pond's organic garden

Hidden Pond’s organic garden

To see the latest praise on this place, check out Food & Wine magazine.

Cottages are still available through the end of October at reasonable $462 rates per night (that’s for an entire cottage, folks) so go on and check it out before the leaves have all turned brown…

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