If you have won the postcard lottery for dinner at The Lost Kitchen, here’s an idea of where to stay when visiting The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine!
My husband and I were fortunate to have stayed in one of the four cabins at The Lost Kitchen last October. You can read that post here.
If you are one of the lucky ones to reserve a table for a dinner reservation, you are most likely going to need a place to stay. People come from all over for a chance to sit down and have dinner at Erin’s Lost Kitchen from May through September. So once you have secured the dinner reservation by winning the postcard lottery, now you’ll need a place to stay.
Freedom is tiny, like really tiny. The population is 722! There are no hotels, and those in the area often require a two-night stay which may or may not work for your plans.
Recently, The Lost Kitchen opened a shop at The Mill, the same building as the restaurant, and we were so excited to visit. But since it’s almost a 6-hour drive, we needed a place to stay for the night. We found this Airbnb about a half-hour away, which was a lovely find! And since we can’t be the only ones in search of lodging when visiting The Lost Kitchen, we wanted to be sure and share it with you!
We found a lovely Airbnb near The Lost Kitchen at a U-pick Blueberry Farm.
When we first arrived, we met Ed (the owner) in the small general store. The apartment is located above the store. We picked up the keys and bought a blueberry pie (obviously), and he gave us a basket to pick our blueberries. The blueberries are grown right at the foot of the store/apartment.
The apartment is perfect for a couple or a family. There is a bedroom with a queen size bed and a pullout sofa in the living room. The living space would be large enough for a portable crib or even an air mattress if someone didn’t want to share the pullout sofa bed.
The kitchen is well equipped, and there’s plenty of counter space! New York City dwellers would be in heaven having all that space for rolling out pie dough! There’s a table that seats four as well as four counter stools. There’s a full-size oven and refrigerator; honestly, you could host Thanksgiving dinner in this kitchen quite nicely.
Would it be suitable for long terms stays?
Yes, absolutely. I did notice that the apartment is available for longer stays. It would be the perfect place to unplug for a while. Wifi is available, and there’s a smart tv for streaming all your favorite shows.
Should you need to catch up on a little work or attend a Zoom meeting, there is a desk and chair in the living room.
There is a small deck with a table overlooking the blueberry fields. It’s on the back side of the building, so it’s quiet and feels private. You could have your morning coffee with your granola and freshly picked blueberries out on the deck in your pajamas…if you wanted to!
Kitchen and living room
Ed, the owner, milled all the wood from his property. The ceilings, the doors, and the floors are all from his farm.
The Washington Suite on a U-Pick Berry Farm – Airbnb in Washington, Maine, near The Lost Kitchen
As soon as I saw the part about this Airbnb being on a U-Pick Berry Farm, I knew this was where I wanted to stay! When I think of Maine, a few things immediately come to mind. Lobster rolls, the jagged coastline, and blueberries!
The Best Blueberry Pie
Here’s what we loved about Ed’s Airbnb in Maine
We wanted something within 30 minutes of our destination, The Lost Kitchen. We wanted it to be near the coast and near enough to a quaint, walkable town.
Turns out Washington, Maine is only 23 miles from Rockland, Maine, and about 25 miles to Belfast. Both have cute, walkable towns, and both are on the water. On our last visit to Maine, we checked out Belfast, and this time we visited the town of Rockland.
Visiting Rockland, ME
Rockland is in the heart of Midcoast Maine and is best known for its lobster fishing industry. This is not the part of Maine as we found out where you’ll find long stretches of beach, but there are some pretty coastal spots to check out.
A small rocky beach perfect for a picnic with beautiful views. There’s a parking lot, but if you arrive close to closing time at 7 p.m. as we did, park on the roadside of the gate and walk into the beach.
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
The lighthouse is 7/8 of a mile out on the breakwater made up of large granite blocks. You must make sure you are not distracted while walking on the breakwater. There are large gaps between the granite blocks. It was beautiful at the end of the day, and the light was magical. It was a very hot day. Temps on the high 80s but quite chilly on the breakwater, so be prepared.
The next morning we picked our pint of blueberries and went off to Freedom, Maine! More on our visit to the Lost Kitchen Shop very soon!