This summer we spent our tenth year at Hidden Pond, a beautiful resort in Kennebunkport, Maine. Hidden Pond is a part of KRC, or Kennebunkport Resort Collection. KRC is a group of fabulous properties throughout the Kennebunkport Area. They include a number of luxury and boutique hotels as well as some amazing restaurants! All five of us look forward to this trip every year and it has become such a great tradition for our family!
The resort is made up of individual cottages, each unique in its design. The attention to detail is top notch and the guest services are wonderful! They have a large garden where they encourage the guests to cut their own flowers for decorating their cottage and tons of fresh herbs and veggies for the taking!
Every year we cook a meal in our cottage on the night we arrive. We request to have a gas grill placed outside the cottage and we stop at the local market to pick up some supplies, but the rest we gather from the garden!
The main lodge has a quaint little porch, aptly named The Back Porch, where Chuck and I usually grab a cocktail while the kids roast marshmallows for s’mores by the bonfire out back. They keep baskets of s’mores fixings on hand every night. This year our oldest, Sam, was able to join in on the cocktails!
Goose Rocks Beach is about a mile down the road. The resort provides a shuttle service but we usually ride bikes down. There is a bike shop where you can borrow bikes to ride during your stay. Goose Rocks is a beautiful beach, and guests of the resort are able to enjoy service from the wonderful staff at their beachside sister resort The Tides Beach Club.
The Tides Beach Club provides great beach service such as chairs, tables, umbrellas and food delivery. After a day at the beach, Chuck and the girls like to sneak in a game of backgammon in the bright, beautifully finished lobby. They are constantly looking up the rules of the game as you can see below!
We always have dinner one night at the Tides, where I get my favorite lobster meal of the year!
Hidden Pond has an award winning restaurant on site called Earth at Hidden Pond. Chuck and I usually steal away for a date night there and the kids love to stay at the cottage and watch “Shark Week” and get take out delivered from Earth! It is a beautiful restaurant and a delicious experience every time!
Hidden Pond is approximately five miles from Kennebunkport, the most idyllic New England town, which is full of quaint little shops and restaurants. Every year I have to visit Antiques on Nine, a beautiful shop with a mix of old and new that offers design services as well. I get so inspired strolling through their tasteful displays!
This year we discovered a new shop that we fell in love with as soon as we pulled up out front! Farm+Table is an amazing little gift shop full of the coolest stuff. Can’t wait to go back!
Hidden Pond holds a special place in our hearts. We have made so many wonderful memories there and I can only hope we are able to continue this tradition in the future!!