Holidays are time to connect with family and friends. Mountain Sea Properties is truly blessed to have built so many long term relationships with guests who return year after year, such as Blanche (17 years), Kathleen (6), Laurie (8) and Earl (7)! Whether you've been a one-time guest or return every year, we honor your relationship with us and can’t wait to see you again!
Winter time on the island continues to grow in popularity as people discover the wonderful cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating (our family maintains a rink on Long Pond), ice climbing, sledding, and hiking! Did you know that Adam is a volunteer trail groomer? That’s right, the carriage roads are groomed for skiing and snow shoeing throughout the winter for you and your family to enjoy. To make your stay more comfortable, the Club House and Beechwood are available for 2-night minimum rental.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Did you know that our island towns don’t shut down during the colder months? The island does get quieter and you won’t see as many t-shirt shops open, but what does stay open are the cream of the crop: the locally owned businesses. The Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, and Southwest Harbor Chambers have updated information to help you find businesses that are open during your winter stay and we are are currently updating our "Winter Guide" which we offer as part of our free Vacation Guides series to all of our tenants.
A WALK IN THE PARK BY TOM ST. GERMAIN
Spectacular views open up during the fall hiking season as the leaves come down. There are many guides but Jen always recommends A Walk in the Park by Tom St. Germain. Tom is a local who hikes each trail every year, keeping his guide the most comprehensive and up to date, rich with stories and history.
Jen always carries a copy of Tom's map in her pack when hiking and has framed copies in several rental houses.
FARM TO TABLE
The holidays are the perfect time to feature two local farms that are open year round. Smith Family Farm is a dairy farm with milk, yogurt, and cheese, as well as veggies and a selection of meats. Farmers Maggie and Lucian are active members of the community and support schools and educational programs. Follow them on Facebook & visit their website.
The Brown Family Farm is a pork farm located in Otter Creek. Farmer Chris is a key organizer of the free weekly community meal in Bar Harbor and gives so much to the community! Follow them on Facebook & visit their website.
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