Point Lookout has served midcoast Maine in many capacities over the years.
Initially, Point Lookout was built as a a corporate retreat for MBNA. It continued for that purpose when Athena Health acquired the property. For the first 20 years of its existence, the facilities flourished under the generosity of MBNA founder and philanthropist Charles Cawley. However, after the passing of Mr. Cawley in 2015, continuing operations were financially unsustainable.
Fortunately, the facility was not closed - it was simply redesigned. Gone were the days of weddings and large conferences, but the fitness center and many of the cabins remained open for use as cozy vacation rentals for locals and visitors to enjoy year-round.
While some portions of the property are no longer available, such as the Copper Pine Cafe, the bowling alley, and the summit, other portions of the property will continue to be open to public use and improved. These areas include the newly extended trail system, a new outdoor playground, basketball court, and volleyball court, an outdoor pavilion, the soccer field, and the new fitness center. In addition, the guests can continue to enjoy the beautiful views from the many trails at the neighboring Camden Hills Sate Park.
We are excited about the new direction for this beautiful property and are grateful for the continued support and patronage from the community and guests.
"...the cabin is honestly one of the cutest places ever. So comfy and cozy. It's practically soundproof. The little propane stove has kicked on and the honey color of the wood inside is perfect. I don't want to leave."
"The town of Camden is a quick 15 min drive away to cute shops & delicious seafood. I honesty wish our trip had been longer so we could've explored everything."
"We love it and the fitness center is awesome! Everything is very clean... Great place to go, for a little getaway! The cabins are so cozy... Would recommend Point Lookout to anyone, hands down! Will be going back any chance we get, no doubt about it!"