1BR Cottage Vacation Rental in Franklin, Maine

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Updated on Feb 23, 2018

Special Offer Now in Downeast Acadia! Blackberry Cottage~Sauna~Sunsets~Secluded

Located in: Franklin
*Please kindly note that Blackberry Cottage currently has a 3 day minimum. Please give at least 7 days advance notice. This cottage is for adults only.

Welcome to the Blackberry Cottage at Light Heart Retreat! Just a short drive to Acadia National Park, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, the Blackberry Cottage beckons you to nourish your soul here in the peace, solitude and beauty that abounds on 100 acres of water filled crystalline granite quarries and old growth forest at mystical, magical, Light Heart Retreat. This is a wonderful abode for writers and creatives, as well as nature lovers. Those who find themselves deeply needing rest and restoration, clarity and inspiration will receive what they seek here and more. Of course, outdoor enthusiasts of the more is better, harder/faster kind, are welcome here too. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to take a day off from hiking and biking to just be here, and take in the stillness and the beauty that surrounds you.

Cheery, cozy, comfy…and cute…that’s the Blackberry Cottage. The Blackberry heats with a glass fronted parlor stove, sufficient to the coldest days of the year and perfect for a chilly Maine morning. The full kitchen has a pine dining nook, island and pantry. The ample windows provide bird and animal sitings, including the hummingbirds that frequent the window boxes.

There’s a queen size bed in the east facing bedroom. The built in couch in the living room serves as a second bed for a friend. One of our guests prefers it, as she can go to sleep by the light of the parlor stove. This might also serve as a bed for a child who is old enough to have close proximity to the water.

The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, baking even, and there’s a roomy shower in the bathroom with plenty of hot water.

The Blackberry Cottage will keep you well contented if the weather keeps you indoors. There are the usual games and you're set up to watch DVD's. & Videos. There's a wonderful little free-standing library with movies and books. And there’s more...a wood fired sauna on the large quarry, walking trails, swimming, canoeing and fishing (catch and release). Your fire circle is located on a natural granite patio overlooking the quarries.

And more still...a meditation hut sitting high on the cliff side of Bragdon Quarry and the Sacred Stone Circle, another fine place for meditating, sending out your prayers and intentions.

You can travel the world and never find a place like Light Heart Retreat!

Light Heart Retreat is sanctuary for the nature lover’s soul and it tends to bring out the kid in our guests. We love to see them on the big swing!

Light Heart retreat is private, peaceful, secluded while being just 2 miles from Route 1 North. Owner is on site to answer questions. The only other guests will be at the Huckleberry Hideaway and the two cottages and owner's home are all situated for privacy and the area around each cottage is private to it.

The Blackberry will serve you very well. If you like more space and would enjoy the luxury of an outdoor hot tub, you may want to see #153078, the Huckleberry Hideaway which accommodates one or two couples. Both these cottages are for adults only with some occasional exceptions made for children.

Light Heart Retreat is located centrally for day trips to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Blue Hill Peninsula, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Lubec, Eastport and Campobello. Belfast is an awesome day trip too.

Light Heart Retreat has been discovered! Best to book your summer and foliage stays by March. Spring is a great time to visit Acadia National Park before the main tourist season arrives. There’s much to do to prepare the cottage and retreat amenities during the shoulder seasons. Please give owner at least one weeks notice for early Spring and late Autumn arrivals. More is better :)

*** Host screens guests before approving a reservation. So please let host know about yourself in your inquiry and why you have chosen Light Heart Retreat. Host reserves the right to decline an inquiry if through the screening process it is determined that Light Heart Retreat is not a good match for what the guests are seeking. Reservation requires signing a rental agreement which includes guest guidelines. These guidelines include drinking in moderation. This is not a place to come to and party. ***

Minimum age is 25 years old with some exceptions made.

Beat the crowds and book early to visit Acadia National Park in Spring or early Summer.

Come for a retreat and let your mind rest in the heart where heaven touches earth!
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