Ferncrest was a lovely escape during one of the busiest weeks of the year in Acadia. The upstairs apartment was spotless and the view was amazing. We loved coming back to Bruce’s quiet, peaceful home and yard after hiking every day. The beds are very comfortable and although it was unusually hot, there are window fans and we slept better than at home. Bruce is an outstanding host and we appreciated all the help he gave us in choosing hikes and activities on the island. We cooked all our own meals and the kitchen had everything we needed. Laundry right outside the apartment door was a plus. Ferncrest is a perfect place to stay for those prefer tranquility to having stores and restaurants within walking distance. – Margaret @ AirBnB
Very nice, cozy apartment with split entrances. Well stocked with books and brochures about the park and surrounding area. Bruce was very knowledgeable and provided excellent recommendations on a drizzly/cloudy day. The shared laundry was a big help after a few days camping. — Gina F. @ AirBnB
Bruce was very friendly and accommodating. He is very knowledgeable of the area and was able to give us suggestions on where to go. Bruce really loves the area and takes pride in his home. Guest quarters were cozy, clean, and had a lovely view. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed for cooking including salt, pepper, garlic salt, and olive oil. Especially liked having a washer and dryer available for us to use. Truly enjoyed this quiet sanctuary and would stay again. Highly recommended. — Shelley P. @ AirBnB
Very comfortable suite within a short distance to Acadia National Park. The rooms are spacious and comfortable offering three levels of pillow firmness with a well stocked library. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils and the washer and dryer are very accessible. We had a wonderful time in the park as Bruce was able to direct us locations we had not heard about. Some great swimming holes nearby and several hiking trails. The place is very comfortable, clean and well located. We hope to fit this into our travel plans in the future. I highly recommend this property! — Michaell M. @ HomeAway
Really comfortable queen sized bed (we used one room), great views, the sun floods the breakfast table, perfectly private, and a great staging area for exploring Acadia National Park’s east and west sides. Bruce is very friendly and had great suggestions for hikes, tide pooling, bird watching, and biking (he’s a former Acadia National Park Ranger – it was like having our own tour guide!). New washer/dryer are nice amenities, and the little kitchen was perfect for our week’s stay. The listing was very helpful and accurate, and the place is clean. We definitely recommend this relaxing, cozy suite! — Meg S. @ HomeAway
My husband and I spent the entire summer of 2011 at Ferncrest on Mount Desert Island and for many reasons truly enjoyed it. If anyone is looking for a quiet location with a beautiful view, it’s found here. Within walking or biking distance of national park land and trails, and located on the quiet side of the island, Ferncrest is ideal. The upstairs windows and downstairs deck look out onto the mountains. A quick five minute ride will take you to the ocean.
The apartment is nicely furnished and the kitchen well equipped. All is kept very clean and neat. The washer and dryer are on the same level as the apartment…a big added convenience. Parking is in front of the house and easily accessed.
Bruce, the owner, is very accommodating and since he’s been both a ranger at Acadia and has lived there for many years, he can give invaluable advice about what to do and where to go.
I highly recommend Ferncrest. — Joan F. @ HomeAway