Quick Hits: A Weekend Escape to the Flume Cottage

Flume CottagePhoto Credit: Samoset Resort

Imagine your own private home with no neighbors in sight, accessible only by a wooden footbridge complete with three sides of front row oceanfront views and a main entry that steps out onto a golf course. Serene, secluded and seaside. Sounds pretty much like paradise, doesn’t it? That’s just what the Flume Cottage at Samoset Resort provides. If you are looking for an unforgettable weekend escape, head up 95 (about 3.5 hours north of Boston) for a stay at the ultra luxe Flume Cottage.

Flume Cottage Footbridge Photo Credit: Samoset Resort

The 1,500-square-foot seaside escape located next to the 15th fairway is literally built out over the ocean with spectacular views and ocean breezes from every window. There are two bedrooms with king-size beds, two full bathrooms, hardwood flooring throughout, a recently renovated full kitchen (complete with wine rack, granite countertops, cathedral ceiling with skylight), three flat screen TVs, a spacious open dining room with vases of fresh cut flowers, and a living room with gas stove. Other amenities include wireless internet, Keurig coffee maker, safe, iPod docking station, bathrobes, washer/dryer and your own private four-person golf cart for use during your stay.

Flume Cottage KitchenPhoto Credit: Samoset Resort

Relax on the gliding chair and grab the binoculars and watch the sailboats pass by the tranquil blue waters of Penobscot Bay. The nautically designed cottage features a nice collection of books like Sea Glass Chronicles and Islands of the Mid-Maine Coast.

Flume Cottage Living RoomPhoto Credit: Samoset Resort

While there is an amazing view to be found from virtually every room inside the cottage, the best place to be here is outside on the back deck. Glass railings provide a crystal clear oceanfront view from the outdoor deck complete with gas grill, dining set, and best of all, your own private hot tub for relaxing during the day or under the stars at night. The Flume Cottage just might be the best weekend escape in New England.

Flume Cottage DeckPhoto Credit: Samoset Resort