I second what other reviewers have said; Hidden Pond is the ultimate in relaxation. Fabulous location for exploring the Kennebunks, Portland, Freeport, etc., but with the beautifully furnished bungalows/cottages with fireplaces, couches, and screened porch, it's also a great place to just sit and read.
Our meal at Earth was excellent, highly recommend. Food was wonderful and service was even better. Massage by Melissa was also outstanding.
We loved: high attention to detail with small things like sharp knives and flashlights in the room, the super-charm of the decor and setting, friendliness of the staff, incredibly comfortable bed, pillows, blankets, the s'mores by the bonfire, housekeeping did a great job each day.
Suggested improvements: more timely delivery of breakfast (our breakfast delivery ranged from 8am sharp to 8:40), inclusion of fresh fruit with breakfast (we did stop and pick some up and loved the small fridge in the bungalow), a small microwave in the bungalows, a more thorough check-in process (we were shown to our bungalow and then immediately left on our own with no idea how to work the a/c, the lights, fireplace, etc. - all easy enough to figure out, but a walk-through would have been nice), more reliable internet service (ours was very spotty to the point of not available 80% of the time). These are thing you expect at $500+/night, and it is a smidgen disappointing Hidden Pond doesn't feel like a better deal for the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden Pond is a private retreat for those seeking high-end accommodations and personalized services in a relaxed and natural setting. The (16) two-bedroom cottages and (20) one bedroom bungalows, feature Frette linens, fireplaces, flat screen TVs and Bose sound systems with iPod docks, state-of-the-art kitchens in the larger cottages while the bungalows feature a wetbar, landscaped outdoor showers and decadent screened porches allowing inside living to virtually extend out amongst the forest. Earth at Hidden Pond is an al fresco restaurant focusing on farm-to-fork freshness. Heirloom vegetables and herbs are picked daily from the surrounding gardens, and thoughtfully incorporated into both food and beverage menu offerings. Another added amenity is the new Tree Spa, featuring three spa treatment rooms nestled in the trees. The Tree Spa is available to guests only and their services will further ensure your visit is nothing but blissful. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hidden Pond Hotel Kennebunkport