The Thompson Cottages offer a welcome respite from the stress of every day life. Situated on the beautiful Maine coast, or off the post-card perfect Back Cove, Thompson's cottages offer stunning views. Don't expect to use your cell phone here or to watch the television. Thompson is about getting away from all that, relaxing and spending time with family. The cottages are simple but have everything you need to keep house and make your own meals including a fireplace well stocked with wood. The Thompson boathouse is the perfect complement: guests are free to use the rowboats and take in the tranquility of Back Cove.
Visiting the Thompson Cottages for a Maine summer vacation is a remarkable and unique experience.
The New Harbor setting is spectacular and abounding in nature.
How fortunate that the Thompson family has continued to maintain this extraordinary property for many, many years!
our family has been vacationing at thompson's cottages for 30 yrs. We meet other guests who have been coming back longer. Many refer to where we like to stay as “our cottage." the cottages are clean, quiet, and well equipped. Our favorite feature is the huge fieldstone fireplace in each cottage. Ample firewood is provided. Most of the cottages have spectacular views of the open ocean, the charming fishing harbor, or the lovely back cove. Row boats are provided to paddle around the shorelines. The owners are always available. We appreciate that the thompsons have not succombed to having tvs, and telephones in the cottages, altho tvs are available if requested, and there is a pay phone located near the office. It always feels like a true getaway to be there. Claire and fred von karls
We have stayed at Thompson Cottages for 8 years, usally for 3 weeks, including the oceanfronts, an apartment, and on Back Cove overlooking the wooden footbridge and reversing babbling tidal reversing waterfall and lagoon with blue heron. Comfortably and attractively furnished with well-supplied kitchens, full baths with tub and shower, two bedrooms, and large living rooms with fireplaces, cottages have large decks or screened porches. The long-serving pleasant staff keeps them all immaculately clean even to freshly laundered curtains. The library in the main house lends interesting books, games, and puzzles. Rowboats are available for use in the Cove. We enjoy walking across the bridge through wooded lanes to the rocky coast or to the fine small nearby market and the church. The natural beauty of salt air, wind, water and birds sounds is enhanced by the absence of intrusive televisions. Radios are included in each unit. Merle and Karen are always welcoming and accommodating. We look forward all winter to our next visit !.
As a recent Thompson's devotee, I cannot imagine visiting Maine without staying there! The minute you enter your cottage, the stress begins to melt away as you know it is clean, the ocean's waves are outside your door, Merle can help with anything, and you cannot receive mobile calls without driving to the parking lot of the local food store (at least on my network). It is perfect for those who love taking it slow, catching up on the books you have wanted to read all year, and feasting on local seafood -- either in your kitchen or at local restaurants.
If you are lucky enough to secure a cottage, snag it!
We have been staying at the Thompson Cottages for over 15 years. The cottages are immaculate, the views incredible. We spent a day trip one year driving to Acadia Park and couldn't wait to get back to the view at the cottage-- all the beauty and nature of Maine minus crowds, buses, etc. The cottages are great for kicking back on the deck, no worries except for whether the Osprey on the island across the channel will return with a catch for her young. We've enjoyed getting to know owners Merle and Karen over the years, catching up each year on family and travel adventures. The cottages are immaculate. There is a large stone fireplace with your first fire laid for you, waiting for a match, and plenty of wood supplied. We have invited visitors to go with us who, initially uncertain whether they could survive with "no tv" for a week, became devotees of the place and asked to return. It is a place of connection to peace of mind, creativity (wonderful nature photography), and beauty all around!
We looked long and hard to find cottages like Thompson Cottages. We stayed at another location in another town and will not return. Thompson is where we like and we have been returning for some 10 years. We live in San Diego, CA. and drive across country every year to stay weeks at Thompsons. The cabins have all that is needed for a relaxing and fun time. We look out our front cottage window and see the ever active Atlantic Ocean. The moon rises out of the ocean. Absolutely beautiful. Merle and Karen are outstanding hosts and fun to talk to about Maine and it's history. We would not drive 3,000 miles yearly to return to Maine if Thompson Cottages was not exactly what we wanted. We will continue our trips to New Harbor and would recommend Thompsons to anyone who wants a peaceful, beautiful summer experience.
Ron and Carole Williams & Spencer
We've been going to the Thompson Cottages for 10 years now, and every year is better than the last. Merle and Karen are terrific hosts. Many of the cabins are right on the water. The cabins are immaculate, well maintained and all have wonderful views. I would recommend them to anyone (except for people that require televisions and room service to enjoy themselves!). You can't go wrong here.
There are now 3 generations in our family who have returned to these cottages every year like the proverbial swallows to Capistrano for about 3 decades. They are meticulolusly clean and well kept. If one needs amenities beyond the breathtaking feeling of the sitting, at the very edge of the continent, seeing, hearing, and tasting the sea in all its majesty, one can find a hotel. The rates are not cheap, but to paraphrase a certain credit card ad the Thompson Cottage experience is "priceless."
Thompson cottages are absolutely great. My wife and I first stayed in one on our honeymoon. Over the past several years we have returned annually. The cottages are well maintained, supplied with everything needed to "keep house" and in a beautiful setting.
For us the cottages are a great place to relax and unwind. The draw of the ocean with its sight, sound, and smell is right out your window, or enjoyed from the deck. Merle and Karen have become like good friends...we look forward to our return to New Harbor every year. Well worth the cost.