On the edge of the forest sits a sweet and magical place called Fox Cottage. Located in Boothbay – in the middle of a peninsula in midcoast Maine – the cottage is easy to get to, but is also nicely off the beaten path. And so provides the uniquely Maine summer experience everyone dreams of.
Bird song, clear summer air, cool nights, tall pine trees all around.
Fox Cottage has been a beloved summer retreat since the 1950’s and was named after a frequent visitor to our winter garden. Now this quaint home and its many gardens are available to guests seeking a friendly escape from the world.
Since Fox Cottage is the winter home of a local writer and artist, the house provides guests with a more personalized Maine cottage experience. It is easy to be charmed by the warm wood-paneled rooms, large picture windows, Persian rugs, and original art throughout. There are two nice-sized bedrooms, providing sleeping for four adults. The magical window seat in the north bedroom also doubles as a single bed, if needed. There are two full baths and full laundry. Next to the master bedroom, is the study with its huge desk and a modest library of books about history, gardening, sailing, and art, plus fiction, and a slew of Down East magazines, of course! All of which is air conditioned, though we highly recommend enjoying the fresh Maine air.
Then there is the bright little cottage kitchen, intimate yet well equipped with everything guests need. The comfy living room and dining room share a large Roku TV. From there a french door leads to the back patio where guests enjoy a large propane grill, outdoor seating, and views of the organic veggie garden and woods. It is a perfect place to lounge and enjoy quiet Maine evenings.
Board games, gardening, puffin cruises, hiking…
It’s all about the slow-fun style of a perfect Maine getaway. Yet, if you’re looking for things to do, guests head down to the hawbah (that’s Maine-speak for Boothbay Harbor) 10 minutes away to immerse themselves in maritime history. Hear some live music, explore the Botanical Garden, wander the shops and galleries, or just sit dockside wearing a lobstah bib. The options for interesting things to do are unlimited. Though you are in Maine to escape the rat-race, Fox Cottage does offer all the digital conveniences such as high-speed internet, cable and Roku TV too.
“Fox Cottage is a quiet home with a warm, unpretentious feeling. It really allows guests to relax and slow down,” says owner Julia. “Everything you need is right here so you never have to leave, but it’s also a great jumping off point for guests who wish to explore Maine. Mid-coast Maine is just a nice place to find yourself any season of the year.”
Fox Cottage accepts guests in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Those interested in staying at the cottage are welcome to contact the friendly management at 207-350-0778. Please mention you saw foxcottagemaine.com when you call.
Be sure to check Our blog to follow life at Fox Cottage throughout the year, even in winter!