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.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.