Hello Ferry Beach Friends!
Yes, May 3-5 seems a long time from now with snow falling and winter to enjoy first. But it’s not too early to be thinking about our wonderful Ferry Beach Retreat weekend in Saco (with friends from Allen Avenue, Auburn and Norway UU churches). And we do want to let you know about some changes in the room configurations so you can be the first to take advantage of them.
Ferry Beach staff have removed many of the single beds in the dormitories and replaced them with queens. But they have also given us the option of reserving some of the cottages that once were off limits. They can only be reserved for the entire weekend (i.e no day trippers or one-nighters), and some are a bit more expensive but do offer more privacy and special amenities, including linens so you don’t have to bring your own. Here are three we’d like to highlight for you.
Morris Cottage, centrally located between the dining room and Quillen, can hold 8 people with a minimum of 6. It has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a living room with fireplace, kitchen—and heat. Two of the bedrooms include 1 full bed and 1 twin, while the other two bedrooms have a single twin bed. Morris would be ideal for a group of adults who would like to be together in a comfortable setting. The price is $170/per person, only $20 more than our set fee of $150/person for the entire weekend.
Claflin Cottage is closest to the beach and houses the store on the playground side. All four bedrooms are on the second floor—2 bedrooms have queen beds, and the other 2 have 2 twins. If you don’t mind walking up some narrow stairs, or down because that’s where the one bathroom is located, Claflin is loaded with charm with its small downstairs lounge and wraparound porch with view of the ocean. Claflin requires a minimum of 6 people but can hold 8, and the price per person is $150, same as our standard rate. Again, perfect for a group of friendly adults.
Kelley Cottage is the Ritz-Carlton of the three and thus the most expensive at $190/person. It serves a minimum of 5 people with max of 6. Walk up a set of stairs and you will find 3 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and two with 2 twin beds. It has a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a small seating area and heat. Living in style at Ferry Beach is not an oxymoron!
Bottom line: if you’re thinking of spending the entire weekend at Ferry Beach and would like to spend it with your best buddies, get together with them and plan to rent one of these three gems. These options are available on a first-come first-served basis, so you need to gather your friends together to fill up a space and then contact Carol Hayden (854-2112) or Leslie McConnell (655-5994) asap if you wish to secure one of these spaces. You also might want to check out the Ferry Beach website just for fun.