by John Russel Jones

Award-winning Southern Maine resort Hidden Pond and renowned American menswear designer Todd Snyder have introduced a new chapter in their haute hospitality partnership with the debut of The Bungalows by Todd Snyder. The stylish redesign of the resort’s 20 bungalows follows the success of the designer’s first-ever hotel collaboration with the property in September 2020 with The From Away Lodge by Todd Snyder, an immersive, two-bedroom Treetop Lodge inspired by Todd Snyder’s Fall 2020 ‘From Away’ Runway Collection with L.L.Bean. Debuting June 2022, the one-bedroom bungalows are hidden among the resort’s 60-acre birch tree forest and feature three design concepts; Countryside, Mountainside, and Seaside. All influenced by the designer’s travels to Maine’s Rangeley Lakes, Mount Katahdin, and Sebago Lake. Seamlessly blending Todd Snyder’s approachable yet chic style with Hidden Pond’s ethos of rustic charm, the reimagined bungalows offer an enchanting stay in an unparalleled and thoughtfully curated setting.

In addition to a stylish design aesthetic, each 650 square-foot bungalow is outfitted with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, an outdoor rain shower, screened-in porch with a cozy daybed, a spacious marble bathroom, plush king-sized bed, and expansive windows showcasing the natural beauty of the surrounding forest. The immersive experience begins upon entering the bungalow as a custom Spotify playlist by Todd Snyder echoes throughout the space. The Bungalows playlist features songs from some of Snyder’s favorites, like The Rolling Stones and Frank Ocean, fused with tracks that will reflect the experience of tranquility to adventure throughout one’s stay. A dark and stormy cocktail kit — Todd Snyder’s favorite libation — awaits, featuring fresh mint from the property’s organic garden and locally distilled rum from Batson River Brewing & Distilling. Guests can accessorize their stay with exclusive co-branded merchandise in-room, including a complimentary trucker hat, T-shirt, and a custom-blend Sea Love candle included in the stay. Additional items available for purchase include a custom Camelbak water bottle, ceramic coffee mug, and leather jewelry trays.

Combining the rules of craftsmanship with a downtown New York aesthetic, Todd Snyder designs effortless, everyday luxuries for the modern gentleman with a relaxed, refined, and always impeccably-tailored line. The two-time CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year nominee and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist has become synonymous with iconic brand partnerships, including L.L.Bean, J.Press, and New Balance. In Fall 2022, he will also open a new retail store at The Superette in Boston Seaport

“What we did with The From Away Lodge is very meaningful to me and represents a specific moment in time where my trips to Maine directly inspired me. I was visiting the state on inspiration trips for my ongoing collaboration with L.L.Bean, and became awestruck over the beauty that is unique to Maine, especially on the grounds of Hidden Pond,” says Todd Snyder. “I wanted to preserve the existing bungalows’ charm and weave in design elements that translate into each new concept.”