While planning our recent trip to Acadia National Park, we are so glad we found the Getaway Cabin in Ellsworth. This cozy cabin tucked away in the woods was the perfect place to stay while exploring Acadia National Park for the week. The cabin truly felt like home to us and had everything we needed. Here is a breakdown of why we found the Getaway Cabin to be the perfect place to stay near Acadia National Park.
Perfect House in the Woods
This cabin was exactly the cozy forest escape we were looking to stay at during our trip to Acadia. With a stunning enclosed patio in the trees, you literally feel like you are in the woods while cozied up next to the fireplace. We loved spending our morning on this patio drinking coffee and tea while our babies played and we watched the leaves fall (we were visiting late Autumn). Relaxing on this patio truly was restorative.
Beautiful Outdoor Area
Beyond the stunning wood nestled patio, the very private backyard was a really nice place to relax and walk around. We enjoyed sitting in the backyard in the afternoons while our toddler played in the leaves. She also really enjoyed finding all the different cute frog, rabbit and turtle figures throughout the yard. Our daughter had to say hi to each one every time we went outside. Further, there is a fire pit in the yard with plenty of seating around it, perfect for a family bonfire and some s’mores.
The Getaway Cabin is SO family friendly. This was our first ‘big’ trip as a family of 4. The cabin truly had everything we needed for our 3 month old (including a baby bath, changing table, tummy time blankets, etc.) and 2 year old (including toys, coloring supplies, fun hooded towel, bath toys, etc.). The cabin also has TWO pack n plays which was HUGE for us. We did not have to worry about packing and transporting a pack n play for either of our kids which allowed us to travel lighter.
When we arrived after a long travel day with our two littles, it was so comforting to arrive at a place where we did not have to worry about having everything the kids needed. Some other notable amenities are a washer/dryer (very helpful with two messy little ones) and a full kitchen (very nice to be able to prepare most meals ourselves).
Close to Activities yet Tucked Away from Hustle and Bustle
The cabin is nestled in the woods outside of the downtown area of Ellsworth and is about 35 minutes outside of Acadia National Park. We liked being a bit away from the hustle and bustle of the National Park as it is quieter and more relaxing. With the pretty views on the way into Mount Desert and Acadia National Park from the cabin, this drive went by fast everyday. Also, being outside of Bar Harbor made accessing different parts of the park easier as many of the roads in Acadia are one-way. Further, even though the cabin is tucked away in the woods, you are conveniently less than 5 minutes from local Ellsworth restaurants, unique shops (very cute downtown area), gas stations and supermarkets.
Joy and Dave truly went above and beyond. They made sure we had everything we needed during our stay. And we mean EVERYTHING. All supplies were fully stocked (laundry detergent, toilet paper, ample clean towels, etc). They also seemed to anticipate our needs more than we even did. We had forgotten our daughter’s toothbrush and toothpaste at home and when we arrived, without telling Joy or Dave, there was a new fun kids toothbrush and new kids toothpaste for us to use. Also, when we had an issue with our car, Joy was quick to find us a place (on a Sunday) to help us take care of it. And those are just a couple examples. We cannot say enough nice things about them. We’ve stayed at over 30 Airbnbs and these are by far the best hosts we have ever had.
We hope this guide helps you plan where to stay near Acadia National Park. We can’t wait to visit again. Visit the Getaway Cabin Airbnb listing to check availability and book your stay. Joy, one of the hosts, is a great resource while visiting the area and during your stay as well. She is a fantastic host, always available for questions and will go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need.
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