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MainStay Cottages & RV Park

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed in Little Cranberry for four nites in early October. This unit is perfect for two. Very cozy and comfortable. Everything you need is here. Great unobstructed view of Henry Cove. The Winter Harbor/Bar Harbor ferry (the White boat) just next door is a great way to get to Bar Harbor with a narrative on the way. Best bargain...

Thank Garcias
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We loved our cabin at Mainstay. Great view of the water, super clean, homey little gas stove kept us warm, and our hosts were charming. We would love to return. There is beautiful scenery everywhere nearby, and the Schudic Peninsula has good hiking trails and Oceanside rocks to climb on.

Thank Lisa Y
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I guess we were lucky with the view, absolutely gorgeous. We only stayed 2 nights but we would have liked to stay longer but there was no availability. The owner super friendly and patient and told us we could go to the garden and fruit trees and help ourselves. The free bus/ shuttle to go to the National Park and...

Thank Marijke W
North Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We booked the Captain Lyde House for one week based on the Mainstay website. When we arrived, we saw our view of the beautiful cove was mostly blocked by a line of large RV's. (See the photo submitted). Had we known or been informed of this, we probably wouldn't have stayed there. We felt the website photo was slightly misleading...

Thank SweetMikey
Clermont, Florida
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the RV park area of Mainstay for five nights after maxing our stay in Schoodic Woods. Pearl and Roger were great hosts: friendly, helpful, and not intrusive. The view over the cove was wonderful with gorgeous sunsets and rising and falling tides. Although we were fairly close to our neighbors, we didn't feel like sardines in a...

Thank Lindylee2015
West Henrietta, New York
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stayed with Roger & Pearl and had a lovely time. We were up in the Crow's Nest where we overlooked the cove. The room was just what we needed, well decorated as well as comfortable. Have to say the view was as advertised; both day and night it was nice to have place to just take it all in...

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 3 August 2016

>>>Highlights>>> Highlight #1: We appreciated the owners Roger and Pearl. They have kind smiles, and they made themselves available to answer questions. Cooking our own lobster was a wonderful experience, in part because Pearl gave us some tips about where to buy fresh lobster and gathering seawater for the lobster pot. Highlight #2: I was impressed by the cleanliness and...

1Thank plusGRAY
Buderim, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that, travelling 5 months of the year, I reserve the fifth star for the very few best in the world. So I have no criticism of Mainstay Cottages. Indeed, I am kicking myself that I inly booked for 2 nights and then moved to Bar Harbor. Winter Harbor is much nicer, not crowded and cheaper....

2Thank Hedonist_Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

MainStay features clean, well-equipped cottages, all situated so as to have their own lovely views of Henry Cove; you can see the other cottages nearby but they don't obstruct and you aren't peering into someone else's kitchen window. We stayed in Little Cranberry and it was comfortable, roomy, and had everything we needed to cook and relax when we weren't...

Thank misswiss
MainStayCottages-RV, Owner at MainStay Cottages & RV Park, responded to this review

It's always nice to hear good things about our business, but much more gratifying to know that we've earned your trust and met your expectations. Safe travels and hope to see you again... soon.

Neptune, New Jersey
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Wow, we are just back from a five night stay. My family had such a wonderful time. My kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks and searching for sea glass at low tide. My husband and I enjoyed the small feel (ten RV spots) and waterfront views. The location was perfect for us. Even with a 7 year old, we were...

Thank Meghan L
MainStayCottages-RV, Owner at MainStay Cottages & RV Park, responded to this review

So glad you were able to pack so much into your short stay with us. You have a beautiful young family and we hope to see you all again, soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Main Stay Cottages offer travelers an opportunity to enjoy modern cabins on the shore of Henry's Cove overlooking Cadillac Mountain and Acadia National Park. The 150-year-old boathouse cottage represents the passage of cultures connected to the sea and your hosts are the fifth generation to make their home on this land. Take a step back in time to enjoy the rhythm of the ocean and cool breezes that have attracted visitors for over a century. ... more   less 

Additional Information about MainStay Cottages & RV Park

Address: 66 Sargent St, PO Box 459, Winter Harbor, ME 04693-3434 (Formerly Main Stay Inn)
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Winter Harbor
Price Range: ₹ 5,468 - ₹ 16,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Main Stay Hotel Winter Harbor
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“The boathouse cabin is right over the water, but yiu can't miss at Mainstay.”
205lisay, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want a water view, book one of the smaller cottages.”
SweetMikey, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Crow's nest does have a steep stairway and slim bathroom.. We parked at the bottom of the stairs which helped. Very Quiet Fantastic view”
682debrab, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Google area”
ItaloV141, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“We would love to stay in the Boathouse on our next visit.”
PTFNDF, 25 Jul 2015 | Read review
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