Ferncrest is ideally situated on the quiet side of MDI, a perfect spot for a quiet vacation away from city life. The property is nicely laid out with a private entrance and well-maintained. Bruce is an accommodating host and knowledgeable about Mount Desert. The view of Western Mountain from the second floor apartment is an adjunct to that of gentle fields and apple trees immediately below. I recommend a hike across Western, really three separate peaks, for an adventure in mystery and tranquility on an infrequently visited spot in Acadia National Park. No need to go early to avoid crowds. For those not accustomed to climbing, venture over to Seawall for the sound of surf pounding Maine granite or to inspect tide pools. Nesting ducks in season may be seen nearby. There is always Bar Harbor, Jordan Pond, Cadillac Mountain, Ocean Drive, Mail Boat to the Cranberries, so much to do in this very special area, an existence not duplicated anywhere else that I have ever been. After a busy day hiking and photographing, I found Ferncrest the perfect respite for recharging I hope to visit again. — Anonymous @ HomeAway
Even before we left Ferncrest, we were already dreaming of our return. This idyllic retreat, located on Mt. Desert’s “quiet side” was a perfect place from which to launch adventures across the island and a homey, though well-appointed, place to return to each night. We loved the games and books that lined the shelves, the full kitchen, comfortable beds and small artistic details that made every room feel personal and personally connected to the island. Most of all we loved the view of the meadows and mountains from our window. Bruce was a knowledgeable and generous host whose suggestions led us to swimming and hiking adventures we would not likely have discovered otherwise. With Ferncrest as our home away from home we plan to return to enjoy this beautiful island’s many treasures. — Lisa B. @ 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