Bay Leaf Cottages is a cozy property situated just off the coast of Maine in the United States. In fact, the Lincolnville beach is a short half of a mile away – that’s just across the road! Guests to Bay Leaf can expect a welcoming atmosphere with all of the charms of a small town. Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with the whimsical sight of a wooden bridge built over a small pond and twelve adorable cottages painted in cheery colors situated in a lush, grassy field.
Bay Leaf’s twelve sweet and homey glamping cottages each feature a different decorative scheme charmingly named things such as “Lavender” and “Coriander,” each having been decorated by student interns of the University of Illinois. The cottages have their own parking spaces, and also include beds with linens, a bathroom with a shower, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, and coffee/tea supplies. Each cottage features a private deck with chairs, which is perfect for enjoying the cool, sea breeze. For a summertime cookout, there are gas grills available for use in the picnic area, and the continental style breakfast buffet is included each morning. And of course, when we think of Maine, who doesn’t think lobster? Bay Leaf makes sure that guests have a chance to indulge in freshly-caught lobster with their weekly lobster dinner.
The proprietor at Bay Leaf Cottages, Jane, is very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and is always happy to help with a quick recommendation. She can even recommend a local lobsterman and show you where his buoys are! There are many dining options nearby in the surrounding towns that have been heralded by foodies, with many of the restaurants focusing on the fresh, local seafood. For a fun-filled day full of activities, visit the Lincolnville beach, which is perfect for swimming or just sun-bathing and watching all of the different boats go by. For a more adventurous activity, try launching a sea kayak from the beach to explore the nearby islands. Guests can also enjoy a hike on the Bald Rock Trail, which has been cited by American Express’ Departures Magazine as one of the “World’s Most Scenic Walks.”