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MainStay Cottages & RV Park

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My wife and I have vactioned at " MainStay Cottages" for 12 years and the stay gradually increased to a one month stay. Pearl and Roger Barto, our hosts are knowledgeable of the area and Pearl is extremely helpful to offer dinning and attraction information. Bar Harbor Ferry is a few steps away from our cottage.

1Thank Italo V
Gardiner, Maine
Reviewed 26 July 2015

My husband and I recently spent three restful nights at Maine Stay Cottages. Our cottage was named Little Cranberry. It was super cute and super neat. It was basically one room but was perfect for the two of us. It had a well appointed kitchen area, two comfy reclining chairs that faced a big picture window with a view of...

2Thank Marty F
MainStayCottages-RV, Owner at MainStay Cottages & RV Park, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. Hope to see you again, soon.

Augusta, Maine
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We stayed in the Crow's Nest toward the end of June for 3 days. This is a second story room over the main house with a small balcony. We enjoyed the view of Henry Cove and especially listening to the tide come in. we could see Mark Island Lighthouse in the distance. The other three cottages were below us going...

4Thank linda g
MainStayCottages-RV, Owner at MainStay Cottages & RV Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. Hope we can entice you back for another visit.

Sturbridge, Ma
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The Boathouse was recommended by our son and it did not disappoint us. The uniqueness of the cottage is what attracted us once we saw some photos. The Boathouse is small but adequate for the two of us...AND it is over the water...awesome. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer and enjoy the deck in the warmer...

2Thank Buda09
MainStayCottages-RV, Owner at MainStay Cottages & RV Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Hope you get your wish and return to Winter Harbor again, soon!

Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This is a MUST GO place when seeking an authentic taste of coastal Maine! We traveled in a motorcoach. Pulled into a very level site, with electricity, water and sewer. Each site (I believe there are 10 sites, total) has a front row seat looking at the bay. The sunsets were WONDERFUL! Amazingly beautiful! Exceptionally kind hosts! When we clearly...

3Thank lmsgroup
Whitehouse, Ohio
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We stayed in the Ledgelawn Cottage, which looked to be the biggest. Very spacious with sofa, lazy boy, kitchen table/chairs, comfortable bed, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There was a nice size deck that overlooked the harbor with comfortable deck chairs. Quiet location, not far from downtown Winter Harbor, restaurants and grocery store. Pearl and Roger, the owners, were helpful with local...

4Thank stephen h
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We have been to Acadia almost every year for ten years for its majestic views and variety of activities. However, this year we wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor and have a quieter experience. We found it at Pearl & Rogers'. We stayed two nights at the bigger cottage and one night at the...

3Thank Ruby06_11
New Hampshire
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We just spent a lovely night in the Crow's Nest which is an appartment with a queen bed and small bathroom. It is clean and tidy and comfortable. There are other cabins that are larger and available for longer stays as well as a small RV park. The owners are wonderful and friendly and we will certainly return next year...

1Thank NewHampshireMay
Durham, Maine
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We spent two nights here in the Boathouse Cabin. Great place! Terrific views and very nice on-the-water accommodations. If you want or need a place to relax this could be it. The cabins are far enough apart that you really feel isolated, and they overlook a beautiful Maine cove. The shower stall is a bit small, but the water is...

2Thank Bob B
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The spot are close together which could be a problem except the views and area are beautiful I would recommend you try it if in the area. It is on the "Sleepy" side of Acadian National Park and only a few minutes away. It is about an hour to the main site and Bar Harbor. All hookups are new and...

1Thank Vernon B

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $118 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Main Stay Hotel Winter Harbor
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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