There is no place like Spencer Pond Camps. My husband and I had been searching for years. Over the years we had camped with the kids and family, and now that the kids are on there own, we wanted to get away without the hastle of the camper or a tent. We always have enjoyed the campgrounds with NO generators, there are none now! To book a cabin we found only places that were geared toward tourists with all the ammenities. So, we had all but given up. Until, we found Spencer Pond Camps!
Our stay was everything we dreamed it would be. 1) Quiet, peaceful, clean and "homey". 2)The owners were very helful and friendly. 3) The pond is absolutely beautiful, you cannot see another structure ... no people, no camps, no stores, no vehicles. What you will see ... deer feeding on the opposite side of the pond, moose wading along the shore, a bald eagle flying overhead, and the majestic view of the mountains. 4) The water is beautiful and clear and I never saw anything but fish but If you are going to swim and are scared of leaches (which by the way, are in every pond in Maine) rent a room at the marriot and swim in the pool. 5) The fishing was great, we use the canoe, the owners graciously did not charge us for, and paddled in the sunset AND caught 3 trout! We also caught some off the dock. 6) I normally would rather use the woods than an outhouse, but the outhouse was incredibly clean. Each cabin comes with its own privy and the owners cleaned it every day! Well, actually I don't know who cleaned, because we never saw anyone, it was just magically clean. No smell what so ever. Amazing. 7) We were celebrating our 25 wedding anniversary and so privacy was what we wanted when we booked, and we got it!
Absolutely wonderful. We ARE going back this year to celebrate our 26th!
We had such a great time, our kids have asked for a certificate for christmas so they can go with their spouses.
I do not recommend choosing Spencer Camps if you are:
Affraid of Deer, Moose, Fish or Leaches
Affraid of tripping on a stump
Affraid of birds or bird poop
Affraid of being without technology
Affraid to drive on a road for over an hour and not see a vehicle or a building
For the rest of us...an unbelievable experience. We are blessed to have a place in this crazy world where we can still go and enjoy nature, and each other!
Karen and Don Lanpher
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unwind "unplugged and off the grid" in natural beauty, the way life used to be. Built in 1901, Spencer Pond Camps are an authentic and historic Maine Sporting Camp. They are the only cabins on the pond and sit in the shadow of Little Spencer Mountain. 14 miles via dirt roads from our closest neighbors, on an undeveloped and scenic pond. Recognized as an environmental leader, we offer you a choice of six rustic wilderness lakeside housekeeping cabins - each with its own unique personality. The cabins are fully furnished for comfort including screened porches, rocking chairs, woodstoves, libraries and homemade quilts on the beds.Canoes and kayaks are provided free of charge. Plumbing is "out back" and relaxation is everywhere, non-modernized without electricity and reminiscent of "Little House in the Big Woods" these cabins will take you back in time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spencer Pond Camps Greenville, Maine