United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report yk's 9-day family vacation on Mount Desert Island/Acadia NP, Sept 2011

Jump to last reply

Hi there,

DH & I spent 9 days with DH's family on MDI/Acadia NP earlier this month. Although I have been to MDI twice in the past, I've never spent this amount of time there. This time around, I finally had time to enjoy and explore the island. On this trip, we mostly went hiking, but DH & I also rented bikes and canoes.

Who
Me, DH, DH's sister, DH's parents

When
Second week of September, 2011

Why
We were invited to DH cousin's wedding on MDI. DH's grandparents had a summer home on the island, so the extended family used to spend summer vacations there. We decided that instead of driving 6+ hours there and back for a short weekend stay to attend the wedding, we should turn this into a family vacation and spend an entire week on MDI.

---------------------------------
Where we stayed:
We rented a 3BR home near Somesville towards Echo lake. However, the rental is only available Sat->Sat, and since the wedding is on the first Sat afternoon, we chose to drive up to MDI on Friday and stayed at a motel Friday night. DH's parents & sis-in-law stayed at Kimball Terrace in Northeast Harbor. DH & I stayed at Colonel Suite's just around the corner.

Colonel Suites turned out to be a nice find. http://colonelssuites.com/ It is run by the couple who owns the bakery & restaurant of the same name; and they decided to rent out a couple of suites that are above the restaurant. It reminds me of a gasthaus I've stayed in Germany: there is no front desk or reception. We checked in at the bakery and were given our key. All the info we needed is in the room.

I reserved the smallest room - a junior suite. It turns out to be very spacious, with a sitting area with couch, coffee table; and a small kitchenette (mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, sink, utensils, dishes & glasses). The bedroom has a king bed which is very, very comfortable. The bathroom has a full bath. Outside in the common hallway is washer/dryer.

Here's photo of our room:
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp146/y2000k/Maine%202011/IMG_6467.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp146/y2000k/Maine%202011/IMG_6468.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp146/y2000k/Maine%202011/IMG_6471.jpg

Breakfast in the restaurant is included in our room rate. It's a generous fare. I chose blueberry pancakes with sausage patties, OJ, coffee (all included).

23 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 What do you do when your VRBO rental is a nightmare in Lake Geneva?
  2. 2 Finding flights and hotels globally
  3. 3 USA and Canada in 2 months
  4. 4 Is the New York subway safe?
  5. 5 What is timeshare in spiritual sense.
  6. 6 Skiing New Mexico
  7. 7 Sacramento to State College, PA in late November
  8. 8 What do you think about Asian tourist manner?
  9. 9 Hotel in Newton outside Boston - need transportation and related advice
  10. 10 Trip Report Sampling Ethnic Las Vegas II
  11. 11 Where to from Tampa?
  12. 12 Angels Crest and Rim of the World Scenic Drives: Mid-November 2014
  13. 13 Drive Dallas To New Orleans - Best Food Stops!!
  14. 14 Need ideas - hGirls' trip to Chicago
  15. 15 Did Interstates ruin travel in America?
  16. 16 Chicago O'Hare to Downtown
  17. 17 Trip Report Three nights in Chicago -- a report
  18. 18 Trip Report Trip Report to Pacific Northwest: August 2014
  19. 19 I am turning 60 and boy do I need help with my trip!
  20. 20 Relocation: Where Do We Fit In
  21. 21 Thinking about moving from PA to Florida (Dr. Phillips area of Orlando)
  22. 22 Saturday arrival Seattle airport to Lake Crescent
  23. 23 Grand Canyon , Zion and Bryce Itinerary suggestions
  24. 24 Drive from Grand Canyon to Prescott next week
  25. 25 Houston Weekend Planning Help Needed, please
View next 25 » Back to the top