Hidden Pond, Maine

 

Hidden Pond



Maine may well become the hot luxury destination this summer, if Hidden Pond’s new upgrades are any indication. The intimate resort in Kennebunkport is set to unveil new bungalow cottages, a tree house spa and Earth, a new restaurant in collaboration with James Beard Award-winning chef, Ken Oringer, this spring.

The resort already boasts 14 cottages, each conceived by a different Maine designer, but Hidden Pond will now also have 20 bungalow cottages. What we love: Each of these cottages will have both indoor and outdoor living space in a “contemporary rustic” décor inspired by the surrounding woods and nearby beach. Inside, we’re excited about the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces. Outside, the showers (yes, outdoor showers!) are relaxing and soothing. The bungalow cottages have screened porches with  daybeds designed for two, as well as a café table and chairs.

The new restaurant Earth will have a menu that features vegetables and herbs picked from Hidden Pond’s on-site organic Farm, along with fresh seafood and locally sourced meats. Patrons can dine alfresco with the view of the pond and nightly bonfire.

Up in the treetops, overlooking the beach forest, is the new Tree Spa at Hidden Pond. The three treetop spa rooms (eight feet above ground!) are connected by a catwalk woven through the trees. Guests can choose from a selection of massages, facials and body treatments that use the resort’s signature brand of oils and lotions. Treatments will also incorporate fresh ingredients picked from Hidden Pond’s garden, including rosemary, mint and lavender.

Luxury travel advisors should reach out to Managing Director Natalie Ward (natalie@hiddenpondmaine.com; 207-967-9050).