We’re loving the Americana taste of this Swan Lake vacation home, one of several Maine vacation rentals you might be considering for a fall foliage getaway.
With its colonial facade and wide open lawn that fronts to the water, the three-bedroom house, which rents for $750 a week, offers an affordable getaway for couples, girlfriend retreat and sportsmen. Those serene waters are home to trout, salmon, togue and bass.
If you’re not a fisherman, you can still play on the water – a local sportsmen store rents kayaks and canoes.
Inside, find a wood-paneled kitchen that merges both old and new looks (wood dining table covered by a print tablecloth and stainless steel appliances) for travelers who love the rustic aesthetic but are accustomed to modern conveniences. An iron spiral staircase leads to two additional bedrooms – the first bedroom is at ground level – which all boast that cottage house charm.
The owner suggests nearby attractions like Acadia National Park (a 1.5-hour drive), where the Obamas spent summer vacation, and all the fabulous antique stores in Searsport. So while this tranquil setting may be ideal for spending lazy Sundays in the screened porch, visitors will still have plenty of opportunities to stay active.
After all that sightseeing, reward yourself with the most prized state gem: a lobster dinner.
Keep the bib as a memento.