Aloisia has thought of everything in her over thirty years experience running her Sunset Cabins location. The place has her personality and personal touches everywhere, and is the nicest place you'll find on Damariscotta Lake for rustic cabin lodging. I grew up staying in cabins like these and the simplicity it brings back to your life is immediate. I can't write anything that hasn't already been said. While the lake-side cabin was excellent, looking back, the privacy of the first cabin [Studio] we stayed in was even better. Staying in a lakeside allows you the opportunity to meet some other great folks, many who have been coming back year after year. And why not? It's beautiful. I think the loon population is on a retainer for Aloisia because they have a nightly chorus that is unlike anywhere else. Beautiful. So sit down lakeside, watch the sunset, and listen to loons tell you why Maine and this place are magic.- Magnus, September 2018
“Perfect, clean, well stocked kitchen , There were kayaks, canoes, floats, and a fire pit with plenty of wood, We never wanted to leave the cozy porch. Our host was available for what ever we needed! Beautiful spot, we will return for sure!” Michael, August 2018
"Thank you so much for your hospitality. We loved our stay at your personal, beautiful Grimm Fairy Tale setting. We will be back and will be happy to tell our family and friends" Eileen and Jeremy H., July 2018
Sunset cabins is the kind of place where you go to experience lakeside Maine from a forgotten decade. Four of the cabins press right up against Damariscotta Lake, and you can listen to the sound of the water lap against the rocks of the shore as you sleep. They are comfortable, dry and smell like a mix of pinewood and vintage furniture (as classic lakefront camps should). The cabins have the basics for a relaxing week including a refrigerator, stove, wood stove, microwave, coffeemaker, electric tea kettle. I have mixed feelings about how awesome the cell service is at the lake. There is no wifi on site to distract you, but on the other hand the 4G I had with AT&T was so good that I found it easy to brag about my vacation online. Each cabin has a fieldstone fire pit in front surrounded by Adirondack chairs. There is one grill to share although we brought a little travel Weber grill for ourselves.
Aloisia is a perfectly amiable and hospitable host and she has gardens to envy on the hill in front of her house that is perched above the cabin. A couple of tips: water shoes or sandals are useful if you plan to swim from the beach as the pebbles are pretty sharp. A fan can really help with air circulation if you are able to bring one with you. Swimming at sunset is magic.
If you want a real rustic lakeside experience in Maine, these cabins will absolutely fit the bill. If you expect lots of modern conveniences or have a fear of cobwebs or insects, then it might not be the place for you. I personally thought it was perfect and plan to come back next year!!!...Larissa Powers Fuqua July 2016