Roll-over Rover, we’ve got the wag on a ocean-view dog-friendly Maine log cabin retreat that will make you feel like the top dog.
If you and your Rover are looking for a dog-friendly Maine retreat where you get to stay in your own luxurious log cabin, on a picturesque mountain-side retreat with panoramic ocean views at the summit, a private sandy beach and hiking trails to a lake; then you’ll dig Point Lookout Resort.
Point Lookout Resort | 67 Atlantic Highway, Northport, Maine | Ph.800-515-3611 | Cabin nights range from $169-$299.| Reservations recommended – ask for a dog-friendly cabin.
Whenever family or friends come to visit, we love to seek-out a new Vacationland destination to share with them. It’s always an added challenge trying to find accommodations that deliver on all fronts; well-appointed, quality and dog-friendly don’t always go together. Point Lookout Resort really is unique with its tremendous park-like setting, premium amenities and proximity to Camden and other favorite Penobscot Bay destinations.
Formally an upscale MBNA conference retreat, Point Lookout is situated on 387 acres on Ducktrap Mountain, overlooking Penobscot Bay, about 20 minutes north of Camden. The perfectly manicured grounds with bronze statues and an elaborate conference center at the top of the hill are paired with 106 authentic Maine log cabins nestled into the woodsy rolling landscape. For people who like to travel with their fur-kids this affordable dog-friendly outdoor retreat is a must-do.
This is not camping or even glamping, the stylishly designed one to three bedroom cabins have all the fixings; leather chairs, bright and breezy white pine interiors, fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, heat and wood-stoves. The screened porches let you and your dog enjoy the woodsy outlook without being bugged.
Just across the road from the mountainside resort you can enjoy the bounty of Penobscot Bay at the private resort beach. It’s a good idea to check with guest services when you book, to get the heads-up on any private events that might affect beach access.
On our last visit, Ted enticed his Dad and me in for a swim and then kept his visiting Grandparents entertained with water ball action. Sometimes expectations can lead to disappointment, but we were pretty stoked with the beachfront real estate available for guests.
With 3.8 miles of hiking trails at our doorstep, we put on some bug repellent and took a hike through the woods. We chose the trail that led to Knights Pond and took a dip in the warmer fresh water pond before looping back to the main campus.
On a blue sky day the views from the top of Ducktrap Mountain, overlooking Penobscot Bay, are to-die-for and the perfect place to enjoy happy hour. If you take a peek in the conference center, you’ll get a sense for what a great venue this also makes for weddings and other events.
One of my favorite things about Point Lookout Resort is its proximity to Camden. We love strolling through Camden village with Ted and then picking a vantage point at Harbor Park to soak up the view and maybe snack on a lobster roll.
Camden is a destination for plenty of fun harbor’s edge events including July 4th celebrations and of course last weekend’s Annual Camden Windjammer Festival.
A final tail-wagging fact is that Point Lookout is a four season resort, so it’s the type of destination that you can head back to more than once and get a different pawspective for the region.
The Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce is a helpful resource for the to-dos of this region.