Welcome to Fern Way

22 Whitney Farm Road, Mount Desert

4 bed    2 bath    Sleeps up to 8    2,200 square feet

Recently built, Fern Way is a delightful blend of modern convenience and rustic style. Designed by a local architect to integrate with the beautiful setting of Mount Desert Island, at every turn Fern Way celebrates the natural world. It’s just a short 5-minute walk to Long Pond in Acadia National Park, the largest lake on the island where there is a picnic area, swimming beach, and canoe/kayak rental.


Spring: $300 nightly or $1,500 weekly

Summer: $550 nightly or $2,750-3,800 weekly

Fall: $450 nightly or $2,250 weekly

Winter: Sorry, this house is not available.

What Jen Loves About Fern Way

A gently curving driveway through the woods leads to the quiet 4.5 acres that surround Fern Way. The attractive exterior is Adirondack style live edge siding, complemented by cedar posts supporting an entry porch overlooking the large lawn. Entering the house, two French doors lead you into a large open floor plan allowing for ease and comfort for a large group or family gathering.

Classic post and beam details include a stunning custom banister in maple and a soaring two story stonewall that defines the sunny living area. The large kitchen is ideal for preparing family meals with ample counter space, appliances and gadgets. A screened porch with dining table and futon couch is the perfect spot to start your day with coffee and end it with sunsets through the trees. The basement includes a home gym with top of the line Bowflex weight machine, Sole elliptical trainer, NordicTrack treadmill, and Waterrower rowing machine.

The large master bedroom with a king bed is located upstairs as well as a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with two twin beds, and a full bathroom complete with a two-person jetted tub to helps ease tired muscles after a fun filled day exploring Acadia. Downstairs are a bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom with shower, and the screened porch with a new futon, which can be used as an extra bedroom or by those wishing to sleep in the fresh air of the Maine woods.

Located in the heart of Mount Desert Island, Fern Way is no more than 10 minutes from all attractions including the secluded hidden treasures on the "quiet side" of Acadia National Park. Within two miles of the house are the Beech Mt. hiking area, Beech Hill organic farm stand, Echo Lake, Long Pond, and the village of Somesville and Somes Harbor where you can access the free island-wide shuttle bus.

From Bar Harbor and the breathtaking Park Loop Road to Bass Harbor and its famous lighthouse, you'll spend more time exploring the wonders of this lovely island and less time getting there. 

Rental includes: Fully Equipped Kitchen, House Linens, Wireless Internet, Flat sceen with Direct TV service, DVD player and AV Computer connection, Local Phone, Washer/Dryer, Gas Grill, Puzzles, Indoor Games

No Smoking, No Pets


We loved our stay at Fern Way, and found it to be everything we had hoped for. My wife and two children, my sister and her daughter, and my parents all fit comfortably in the home - the floor plan is perfect for larger groups. The location couldn’t have been better for us: we wanted something quiet and out of the way with access to swimming and boating. The short walk to the Long Pond boating and swimming area was so convenient. The property is well-equipped, unlike some other vacation rentals we’ve had; the owners stock the kitchen with all the appliances you need to cook at home regularly. My parents loved being able to sleep outside on the screen porch, and we spent a lot of time in that pleasant space during the day as well. I would definitely recommend this property.
— Five star review via HomeAway
We had the most wonderful time during our stay at Fern Way. The house is simply spectacular! The love and detail that went into the property is obvious. The house is fully stocked with everything you could possibly need. Even the smallest of details in the kitchen, spices, foils, containers, everything is there for you to use! We loved the screened in porch. We loved that they had a grill to use, especially since the majority of our group live in a city where such an item is hard to have. The location of the house was perfect as well. The nights are quiet and filled with stars as far as the eye can see. It is a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Close enough yet far enough away of all the action. I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was. Even though we never met Jen, she left us a very thoughtful note and was always a phone call away if we needed anything. I highly recommend this property, you won’t regret it.
— Five star review via HomeAway
Six women on their annual week together, and we all agreed this was one of the best in 15 years of traveling together. The house was wonderful- best kitchen EVER! Jen and Adam were terrific- very responsive to the smallest problem. We played, laughed, ate lobster, sat up and talked into the week hours of the morning, and hated to leave. Thanks for providing such a special place.
— Guest book excerpt from June 1-6, The YaYa's