We are Jack Marsden and Cate Kennedy Marsden.
We make no apologies for having no TVs, phones, or modern conveniences in our beautiful rooms (other than Wi-Fi), because CSI is a place to truly relax! But, if you just can’t sit still, we do have a private beach and dock, a mooring, kayaks, and a canoe to paddle at your leisure. We totally encourage you to wander the house, use the grounds, swim in the clean, cool lake, and sit by the fire pit while roasting marshmallows in the evening.
Curl up and watch TV or read beside the huge stone fireplace in our Great Room (we call it the Log Room) or out in the gazebo — the ‘Summer House’ (a nod to the Bunker Hill pool’s un-walled structure called the ‘Summer House’ back in our hometown), take a walk in the woods, or friend to beautiful Morgan’s Beach, or maybe go to an old fashioned drive-in theater down in Bangor only a little more than half an hour south. On your way, stop by our friend Barbara’s country store (B&W’s) for a bite to eat with her delightful old fashioned lunch counter, and where she sells homemade everything, or you can walk to Maria’s at the Enfield General Store for a hearty breakfast or lunch or even supper! On Thursdays through Sunday Maria puts out BBQ that will keep you coming back for more of her yummy ribs, chicken, pork and oh my! Her homemade beans, cornbread and maybe the BEST coleslaw you ever tasted will be a memory you enjoy just thinking about your stay on CSP. You’ll also have full access to our grill, and there’s small fridges in each suite too!
When you aren’t swimming or floating in the lake, you may want to visit the wonderful farmers market in downtown Lincoln on Fridays during the summer, shop at the fabulous Mardens year round for incredible and one-of-a-kind deals, or hit Dunks and then go explore the beach in Lincoln. You can go people-watching up at the Lincoln town gazebo and take photos of the gigantic loon and play the piano that sits in there… maybe you can go golfing at two area golf courses in the summer, and cross country skiing there in the winter. You can also choose downhill skiing or tubing at Mount Jefferson in the nearby town of Lee and rent all your equipment and get an all-day lift ticket for less than an half day lift ticket without rentals elsewhere at bigger mountains, yet still have just as much fun.
We hope you discover us here in Enfield, Maine, and when you do, you’ll see why everyone who comes to visit is transported to a place in time where chaos does not rein and being a happier, more tranquil person begins to take root deep in your soul while you’re our guest at this incredible, beautiful place called Cold Stream Inn. ☘️
*Sadly, we have had to implement a “no guest pet policy” beginning at the end of this summer. (2021) We have plenty of pets to share with you tho! We’re sorry for this inconvenience!
*We are no longer serving hot breakfast due to the legalities BUT you’ll always wake up to heady aroma of “Cold Stream Brew” coffee simmering on the stove, and we will have a complimentary array of cold cereals, breads for toasting, fresh local fruit, and delicious jellies and jams from “New Song Farm” just up the road to offer. Guests staying three nights or more ARE welcome to use our kitchen with the promise (pinky swear)… of cleaning it after every use!