Hidden Pond Resort
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes a daily bakery basket
- With 16 private cottages and 20 bungalows, the property feels like a country village in Kennebunkport
- Outdoor yoga classes and art classes in a separate studio
What To Know
- A $35 resort fee per night for Bungalows and a $50 resort fee per night for Cottages will be collected at the property
- Self-parking is available at no extra cost
- Pets are not allowed
- Concierge can set up beach visits not far from the property
- Pets are not permitted
- Children are not permitted in the Bungalow Suite
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A five-hour drive by car from New York, quiet Kennebunkport combines a gorgeous coastline, an open beach and preppy style. A short drive along the winding coastline, Hidden Pond is a romantic, upscale resort with 36 bungalows and cottages spread across 60 sprawling acres. There’s a magical, village-like vibe from the spa with treehouse-style treatment rooms to the farm-to-fork restaurant, Earth, helmed by James Beard Award–winning chef Ken Oringer.
Bed and Bath
The 36 private cottages and bungalows are all individually designed: Silent Pine for a “splash of retro woodsiness”; Periwinkle, where “Maine woods meets vibrant Caribbean”; and more. Bungalows are a spacious 600 square feet, with private porches (furnished with Maine-essential rocking chairs), gas fireplaces, wet bars and private outdoor showers, while Two-Bedroom Cottages feel like private vacation homes thanks to cozy living rooms, full kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows and stone fireplaces.
Echoing Hidden Pond’s romantic, back-to-nature setting, onsite Earth restaurant serves seasonal, local fare by famed Boston chef Ken Oringer. Choose from house-made charcuterie, dock-fresh seafood dishes, wood oven fired pizzas and more, all served in a rustic dining room overlooking the pond and organic gardens. The alfresco Farm Bar also hosts live music nights throughout the summer months. For a different sort of indulgence, the three-room spa has a unique position in a series of treehouses above the gardens and uses all natural ingredients (including some grown onsite) in its pampering facial, wrap and massage treatment menu.
In the Area
Head out on a deep sea fishing trip with Striker Charters and see what you can reel in. Taste craft brews, chowder, crab cakes, artisanal cheeses, Maine-made condiments and other local flavors. Experience a classic slice of New England during a hands-on 90-minute lobstering cruise aboard the Rugosa, which departs from the Nonantum’s dock. For a dose of culture, few museums have as stunning a location — or view — as the oceanfront Ogunquit Museum of Art, which houses a distinguished permanent collection of American art, including works by Marsden Hartley, Rockwell Kent and Thomas Hart Benton.
How to Get There
My husband and I enjoyed several nights mid October at lovely Hidden Pond. It was our first visit. We stayed in a bungalow. The accomodations are absolutely beautiful, as are the grounds. It truly is a 'zen serenity' kind of place. I loved my early morning walks around the grounds. Kudos to the groundskeepers. It's a work of art. The entire experince felt like 'one with earth'. I loved the chandeliers made of tree branches. Everthing collected from the earth is used in some type of decoration or function at the resort. Hard to explain until you see for yourself. The staff is wonderful. Every singe one of them in every unique role they own to keep the resort a 5 star destination. Some of our favorite places are Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Tetons, WY, Moraine Lake Lodge, Lake Louise, Alberta, Petit St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines, Vantana Inn, Big Sur, Ca. Hidden Pond is now added to that list. We loved Earth restaurant. It's a short walk from all cottages and bungalows. The food is amazing and so is the decor! I would like to see breakfast included as part of overnight stay charge. Coffee and pastries are delivered to your door each day, which is truly lovely, but for someone who doesn't want pastries everyday for breakfast, it would have been nice to have breakfast included, as it so often is at resorts like this one. I don't think I have ever had better breakfasts than I had at Jenny Lake Lodge. The price for a night was simliar to Hidden Pond, but the price included breakfast and dinner. And both were spectacular. We loved staying this time of year. I am sure summers are very different, likely much noiser with families at the cottages. I am sure it's fun, but for us, we would only come back off season. Thanks again Hidden Pond. It was a wonderful experience. Nick and Sharon
My wife and I recently visited Maine for a week. We had made reservations at The Tides Beach Club and arrived Sunday afternoon only to be told are room was on the third floor. My wife and I are older and can't do three flights of stairs. They immediately called their sister property the Hidden Pond and found us a unbelievable cute cottage.
The property is unbelievable; it's own gardens, ponds, trails, bikes for guests, an all natural dining room with food prepared from home grown gardens,
It was gorgeous with fall colors in full bloom. The food was outstanding and the service wonderful. I would classify this as a 5++ star resort. We look forward to returning next year.
Hidden pond completely exceeded our expectation. We recently stayed in a two bedroom cottage (cottage 18, Thank you). My family and I were traveling from Florida for fall peeping and some relaxation. The property is truly wonderful. The customer service was excellent. Everyone was very attentive to our needs. The cottage was great. It was very well appointed with everything we might possibly needed (including books and board games). During the cool fall days the gas fireplace was excellent to relax in the evenings with a glass of wine. The beds were very comfortable and very clean. They provided cleaning service daily along with nightly turn over service if you choose. The front screened porch area is excellent for al fresco dining and cozying up reading a book. We travelled with my kids (ages 3 and 6) and they enjoyed the nightly bon fire and smores. Out first night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Earth (the on site restaurant), very happy we made reservations prior to our arrival. The food was great. They have a seasonal menu and signature cocktails (husband and I tried a few and they were all very good). As we became familiar with the property we enjoyed picking up cherry tomatoes and kale from the property garden with the kiddos and making a salad back at the cottage. It was an excellent experience to share with the kids regarding farm to table dining. The garden is also used by Earth. They have yoga classes daily and bikes that you can use, and hiking trails. I would recommend time and time again. Cannot wait to come back during spring or summer. Keep in mind that the property closes for Winter (end of Oct to March).