Resident April 2012 • 1NATURAL LUXURYIf you truly want to experience the beautyof Maine, but with all the comforts of aluxury hotel, it doesn’t get any better thanHidden Pond. Tucked away on 60 acres ofbirch and sweet fern forest, Hidden Pondhas been referred to as “the Ritz Carlton ofsummer camps.”
All of Hidden Pond’s beautifully appointedguest cottages feature flat screen TVs, airconditioning, wireless internet, screenedporches, outdoor rain showers, Frettelinens, fireplaces, and iPod docking stations. Two-bedroom cottages also in-clude full kitchens which can be stockedwith your favorites prior to arrival. In addition, a daily breakfast basket will be delivered right to your door.At Hidden Pond, the hardest
part of eachday may be deciding what to do next.
Wander meandering nature trails, or take a beach cruiser bike and explore Kenneb-unkport’s winding back roads. Go paddle-boarding, learn how to build a bird house,or take a yoga class surrounded by nature atthe Farm. Or for a true indulgence, bookan appointment at the Tree Spa, nestledinto the trees above the lush forest floor. If the beach is more your speed, head toHidden Pond’s sister property, The TidesBeach Club, where “Beach Tenders” will besure you have a plush towel, comfy chairand cooler packed with chilled water.They’ll even bring you lunch on the beach.Hidden Pond also features several onsitedining options, including Earth, a collabo-ration with Boston chef and James BeardAward-winner Ken Oringer. Earth offersfarm-fresh ingredients grown on HiddenPond’s own organic farm, along with localmeats, seafood, and cheeses—all overlook-ing the pond and nightly bonfires. BEACH CHICIf you like the beach, The Tides Beach Clubis the place for you. The only hotel over-looking pristine Goose Rocks Beach, TheTides is one of Kennebunkport’s trueOnce just a quaint fishing village, Kennebunkport, Maine, is quickly becoming a vacation destination for travelers seeking an easy-to-reach location, fine dining, countless activities and luxurious—yet affordable—accommodations. A simple four-hour drive from New York, Kennebunkport is an ideal weekend escape for those looking for a quick getaway. We pick some of our favorite spots in this beautiful jewel of the southern Maine coast.KENNEBUNKPORT