Maine Idyll Motor Court - Freeport, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 43° 53.325 W 070° 04.613
19T E 413500 N 4860080
Quick Description: For those with a touch of nostalgia in their blood, this motor court comes highly recommended. Moreover, it's pet friendly.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2016 12:58:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMT9QF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
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Long Description:
Along an undeveloped stretch of Highway 1, Maine Idyll Motor Court can transport one back in time to the era when motor travel was in its infancy, with motor courts just beginning to spring up along the highways of the world. Established in the 1930s, Maine Idyll has been owned and operated by the same family since it began.

Maine Idyll has twenty '30s style cabins, ranging from a small cabin with a single queen bed to double cabins with a queen and a double. Rates, which vary with the season, range from $61 to $130 per night. Pets are $4 per night for each pet. Though these are cabins built in the 1930s, their facilities and amenities have been upgraded to a contemporary standard. Most cabins have a fireplace - large and made of brick. All have refrigerators, microwaves, electric or propane heat, a 32" HDTV with satellite, and Wi-Fi.

Though civilization is just two miles down the road, one may easily imagine they are deep in wilderness, as the motor court is set in forest, with no other buildings nearby. As Highway 1 parallels I 95 here, there isn't a lot of traffic on Highway 1. As noted previously, if you have a longing to relax in peaceful and nostalgic digs, this place comes highly recommended.

Welcome The Maine Idyll has been owned and operated by the Marstaller family since it was established in the 1930's. All the cottages have been extensively updated while retaining much of the ambiance of an era that was simpler and more leisurely paced. We take pride in our clean, comfortable cottages, friendly service, pretty surroundings, and excellent value. We've had thousands of repeat customers over the years that like our style and price. We think you will too.

The Maine Idyll has 20 cottages interspersed among a pretty grove of trees. The cottages accommodate two to six guests each. All have modern bathrooms with shower stalls or bathtubs, gas or electric heat, color TV, porches and very comfortable beds. Many units have fireplaces (free firewood provided) and mini kitchens. Some cottages are handicap accessible. Other amenities include two children's play sets, picnic tables, and walking trails. A free light breakfast is available each morning from 7:30 to 10:30. Well-behaved pets are welcomed at the Maine Idyll. Dogs must be kept on leash.

We are located about 2 miles north of Freeport on a relatively undeveloped stretch of U.S. Route 1. It's an easy drive to and from the village. Freeport is a unique and special place in Maine and so is the Maine Idyll. Come visit us and discover why so many vacationers return again and again to Freeport - and the Maine Idyll.

There are many things to see and do in the Freeport area. Please visit the Freeport USA site for more information about our shops, dining and things to do.
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Daily, weekly, or monthly rates:
$61 to $130 per night Call for weekly or monthly rates

Discounts available?:
None known

Kitchens or kitchenettes in the rooms?: Some

Refrigerator?: Yes

Fireplaces in the rooms?:
Most have fireplaces

Handicap accessible rooms?: Yes

Restaurant on premises and type of restaurant?:

Childcare provisions?:
None noted

Swimming pool?: No

Meeting or convention room(s) available?: no

Office hours and any seasonal operating times or closed periods?:
Apparently open year round

Describe ease of accessibility to the location using a vehicle, hiking, etc.:
On paved highway

Office phone number: (207) 865-4201

Office address:
1411 US Route 1 Freeport, ME 04032

Website of facility: [Web Link]

Types of recreation, activities, and attractions nearby:
Click on "Freeport USA" link above for recreation, and attractions.

Visit Instructions:

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