Mountainside Resort Named Maine’s Best Last-Minute Getaway
We've all been guilty of it. Wanting to do something fun and adventurous on the weekend and not really planning it out until it feels like it's too late. In Maine, that can be a real issue. The state sees floods of tourism in the summer months, leaving last-minute getaways at a premium.
But there are options. According to Readers Digest, a former corporate retreat-turned-wedding-venue-turned-vacation-rental-destination is the best last-minute getaway in all of Maine.
It's called Point Lookout. More than two decades ago, the sprawling resort was used as a corporate retreat for MBNA. It was built on the side of a mountain with individual cabins, a recreation center, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as a signature conference center at the summit of the mountain.
As years passed, the retreat catered more towards weddings and corporate functions versus being a private retreat. At its height, Point Lookout had weddings nearly every weekend, and was viewed as one of the very best places to get married in the state.
The resort was sold in 2019, and along with the sale came news that it would no longer operate as a wedding venue and corporate function setting. Instead, the new owners planned to scale back. Thousands of items were auctioned off, a restaurant and bowling alley were dismantled, and what is left is a vacation rental destination filled with charm.
Point Lookout boasts 39 rentable cabins ranging from one to three bedrooms. They've also extended their trail system on the property for those who enjoy a quick hike and spectacular views. Point Lookout is also open during all seasons, and about 15 minutes from downtown Camden for access to restaurants and shops.