Fodor's Expert Review Salt Cottages

20 Rte. 3, Hulls Cove, Maine, 04609, USA Fodor's Choice

Renovated into a chic family-friendly resort in 2022, these 1940s-era roadside cottages surround a green that sweeps uphill across Route 3 from Hulls Cove beach just 3 miles from Bar Harbor—Acadia is even closer. Touches like vintage lamps and art add cottage-y authenticity to the upscale nautical decor, and all cabins have large baths, flat-screen TVs, sitting and dining areas, and a/c—often not needed, as the screen door and windows stir cross-breezes. White inside and out, all 30 cabins (17 studios plus one- and two bedrooms) have a large wet bar with a microwave and refrigerator, pull-out couch, and king bed; two-bedroom cottages also have twin beds. Red doors pop next to the front patios—from most you can gaze down at the sea. Red-and-white umbrellas are around the pool and above it on the lodge patio.


  • stylish lodge where you can relax by the fireplace and go to Picnic, a takeout restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • kids 12 and under stay free in cabins with adults
  • resort amenities include heated pool, hot tubs, bocce, lawn games, “game shed,” and courtesy s'mores for the firepit


  • no courtesy coffee in the lodge (but provided for cottage coffeemakers)
  • limited or no water views from inside most cabins
  • cabins aren’t stocked with utensils or dishes




Phones: 207-288–9918


31 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals, Closed Nov.–mid-May

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