Itching to travel this summer? How does staying in a luxe yet rustic lodge dreamt up by menswear designer Todd Snyder sound? Tucked among 60 acres of birch forest in Kennebunkport, Maine at Hidden Pond, the suite seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living—making it a top-tier contender for a summer getaway.
Inspired by Snyder and L.L. Bean’s fall 2020 ‘From Away’ runway collection—which is full of plaids and pops of color mixed with neutrals—the 1,099 square foot suite accommodates up to five guests. It includes a king-size bedroom, living room, and wet bar. A separate studio hosts another king bed and seating area. There are also two gas fireplaces, two screened-in porches with daybeds, a private outdoor shower, and expansive windows throughout.
“When you first walk up to the suite, you can tell something special is inside from its bright orange front door,” Snyder tells House Beautiful. “I love how the color pops in the natural surroundings, but once you open the door, the suite feels serene and rustic–making you feel right at home.”
Snyder worked with Hurlbutt Design and Maine-based designer Krista Stokes along with local creatives, like gallerist Corey Daniels and artist David Allen, to furnish and decorate the space. The suite boasts a modern rustic design featuring industrial accents and natural elements.
Apart from the orange Benjamin Moore-painted door, color is brought in through custom pieces including an orange Merino wool bench and mid-century lounge chairs with reupholstered L.L.Bean black and red plaid fabric cushions. The foyer—covered in custom camouflage wallpaper—along with decorative branches, pieces made from reclaimed Russian Pine (like the headboards), and greenery sourced from the nearby Snug Harbor Farm all draw the outdoors in.
To give the suite New England charm, Snyder filled it with an assortment of both new and vintage Maine memorabilia. From a 1901 bicentennial state of Maine pennant and 1920s antler to Might & Maine piece featuring a map of Maine overlaid in a quote from author E.B. White that reads “I would rather feel bad in Maine than feel good anywhere else,” there’s no shortage of local touches. There are even fireplace-scented candles, created by Todd Snyder and Kennebunkport’s Sea Love Candles, throughout the suite to elevate the ambiance.
Guests can book the suite alone or as part of an experience that includes everything from a porch picnic for two to a private outdoor activity session—ranging from kayaking to archery. Whether you go for a weekend trip or sign up for the whole experience, the suite is an ideal summer hideout that’s both high-end and immersed in nature.
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