El Floretta is a classic 1950s sport's camp located on the shore of Long Pond in Hancock County, Maine and offers excellent fishing, paddling, swimming, stargazing and wildlife viewing. Acadia National Park is less than an hour away. This well-loved cabin with a dock is 8 miles from the town of Bucksport which has a grocery store, hardware store, ice cream shop, resta
El Floretta is a classic 1950s sport's camp located on the shore of Long Pond in Hancock County, Maine and offers excellent fishing, paddling, swimming, stargazing and wildlife viewing. Acadia National Park is less than an hour away. This well-loved cabin with a dock is 8 miles from the town of Bucksport which has a grocery store, hardware store, ice cream shop, restaurants, brewery, laundromat, bookstore, seafood take-outs, lobsters, etc. There are good hikes, flea markets and antiques, and good dining in the area. The towns of Belfast, Castine, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington and Ellsworth are within 30-40 minutes, as is Bangor airport (BGR). Furnished with a table and chairs and a full-size bed--plus lots of windows to open for fresh air and water views. In the kitchen are plates, glassware, utensils, pots and pans, and french press. Hammock, Adirondack chairs, dock, canoe and kayak, life jackets, and paddles are available for your use. There are fishing rods and some tackle available. Hot and cold water (subject to freezing temps), indoor and outdoor sinks, outdoor shower, electricity, heater for chilly mornings, gas range, refrigerator/freezer, charcoal grill, and a composting toilet in an outhouse. While there is no wifi, cell reception is generally good and we have had great success using our phones as wifi hotspots for computer wifi access. The camp is situated between the road and the pond, and stairs lead down from the parking area to the cabin, and then a few more wooden steps to the dock and shore. Note: please bring your own linens -- towels, kitchen towels, and bed linens (you'll need a full-size sheet set, blanket, 4 pillow cases) and drinking water.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Rentals and route info at nearby bicycle shops, including in Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor and Belfast.
Canoe available for use at the cabin dock.
Plenty of fish in Long Pond! Fishing info in the general listing.
Some favorite nearby hikes in the general listing + Acadia National Park, Camden Hills State Park, and the Great Pond Mountain ...Read more
Terrific fresh water swimming. You may want to bring/wear swim shoes or flippers to step across rocks and freshwater mussels in...Read more
Nesting around the pond are bald eagles, ducks, loons and many songbirds. You may also see snapping turtles, bullfrogs, firefli...Read more
Natural features you'll find at El Floretta Lakeside Tiny Cabin in Maine.
Located directly on Long Pond in Hancock County.
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What an absolutely wonderful cabin! We had the best time kayaking on the lake, hanging in the cabin, and watching the Autumn leaves fall. Our dog loved it too! I highly recommend this cabin - you will have a great time! Frank was a very helpful host.
This location is beautiful! Unfortunately we had really rainy weather so we spent a lot more time in the cabin than we had planned but it was really cozy and the sound of the rain on the roof was soothing. The cabin is very well insulated and we were never cold which was a relief. The host is great and communicative. Would highly recommend this Hipcamp.
Great cabin, peaceful setting.
We had a fantastic time at the cabin. Perfect for our small family. Like all the reviews before, the atmosphere was peaceful with no complaints. Our 2 outdoorsy kids(8 and 11) loved the cabin. All we added was an inflatable mattress and we were all set. We loved fishing everyday, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. We took a couple of daytrips to the seashore but were perfectly happy staying at the cabin. The cabin has one of the coolest firepits we've ever seen and we ended most nights beside it relaxing and watching the pond. Great memories to cherish with our kids. Highly recommend.
Amazing, relaxing and the best!
El Floretta was a perfect fit for us. Beautiful location on the water, music of loons calling in the air and amazing sunsets across the lake. The cabin had everything we needed and lots of personal touches. The shelves were loaded with a wide variety of books to entertain you on a rainy day. We alternated between cooking inside and grilling outside, but always ate outside, then enjoyed an evening campfire. I loved paddling the kayak, while Bob tried his hand with the fishing equipment. Frank was an awesome host, promptly answering all my questions. I would highly recommend it.
We loved our stay at El Floretta! It is the quintessential Maine camp on a lake . A canoe and kayak comes with so we explored Long Pond. The cabin itself is very charming in a fish camp style. Lots of quirky memorabilia adorn the shelves and adds to the family history feel of this place. Dinner on the dock is beautiful! Wonderful hosts too!
A true maine experience
I absolutely loved this place. Easy to access and full of all the things you would need to enjoy yourself. We used the canoe that was ready at the dock and a couple fishing poles with a full tackle box to catch us 3 large mouth bass. We had a bald eagle land right next to us in a tree to watch us fish. The cabin was plenty big and comfortable with a bunch of cool decorations and interesting books. This cabin is right on the water and loons pass by within 10 feet. I am planning on staying again in the future.