Thursday, June 24, 2010

Too Good to be True!

Remember the grand hotel and the beautiful seaside suite we reserved?
Well, they didn't mention that the points only covered half of the rental and we had to pay an additional 300.00 a night for the suite. Nothing like finding yourself without your dream vacation on your anniversary.

Luckily, I have a wonderful friend who lives in Maine and was nice enough to let two people she never met in person, come and stay in her cabin. Lauri was a wonderful host and what could have been a disaster, turned into a wonderful vacation for us.
This was the cabin we stayed in, part of a historic home site that they renovated and turned into a charming cottage.



At night we enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the wildlife that frequents their property. This little fawn was having a ball romping about the yard. My husband has one more day off, so we plan on enjoying a beautiful day at home, by paddling at our state park. More photos and vacation adventures to follow.

16 comments:

Dorothy said...

As long as you had a good time. The cabin looked wonderful to stay in.

Kathie said...

beautiful
I would love to stay in that cabin, I am off to Maine the end of July for the quilt show!
Kathie

moosecraft said...

Welcome back Debbie! Hugs to your friend in Maine too! :-)

Jacque. said...

I guess when things sound too good to be true...they are! Sorry for your upset, but glad it all worked out.

Deb said...

It looks like you ended up in a wonderful place. The little cabin is so cute.

Ann said...

As beautiful as the hotel was looking out over the ocean, I think this little cabin might just be better. I can't believe they "forgot" to tell you about points only covering half of the payment! The cabin and scenery look very relaxing. Have a good last day off together. ~Ann

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
An ADDITIONAL $300. OUCH!!! I'm so glad you found a charming little place to stay. From the outside it looks very relaxing and inviting. I hope we get to see pictures of the inside.
Enjoy yur paddle!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Lori said...

What a sweet little cabin! I'm glad you ended up having a wonderful time on your vacation. What a great friend to save the day!

coinguyslady said...

That would be just my luck too.I am glad you turned into a great time without a lot of money.

$300.00 more a NIGHT! I would have told them I want to sleep in to room NOT buy it!

Lori said...

That looks like a really great place. It may not be the "Grand" but it looks pretty grand to me. What a cute fawn!!

appleberrycottage said...

That is the most charming cabin! Glad you were able to get away.
Laura

TheRustyThimble said...

WOW looks like you had a great place to stay at......so peaceful looking.
Brenda

arlyce said...

looks like you found a charming and romantic location for the time you were away. bet you had a joyous reunion with the furry ones when you came back.

LenZie said...

That was a rotten thing to have happen to you guys. The cabin looks so cozy and down home. Glad you were able to finish out your Annv. on a good note.

I have missed ya and thanks for the nice feedback. LenZie

Miz T. said...

It was so nice visiting with you here, and I'm glad our humble little cabin met your needs and gave you a relaxing retreat away from those dreaded tourists. Bambi was out last evening with his Momma while I was spinning. And a flock of turkey's came out too!

Miccosukee said...

Oh dear,
So sorry that the original plans went by the wayside but what a beautiful cabin to stay in! To be honest, I am confident that just you and your better half didn't need much more than each other to enjoy your anniversary!

Here's to many more years together!!