About this listing
Our premier eco~cabin; green, simple living with all the comforts of home.
A pioneer is one who ventures into unknown or unclaimed territory to settle, one who opens up new areas of thought. This cabin was the first dwelling to be built at Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center and served the founders as the primary residence and living experiment with pioneering a new, simpler way of life off the grid. The Pioneer Cabin is now being made available for both short and long term retreat rentals. The Pioneer Cabin is our premier, most private, spacious eco-cabin; offering a woodsy blend of beauty and luxury; green living at its finest, still with a conscious carbon footprint. Its located on an elevated, sunny knoll at the very center of the retreat land where you will be enveloped in nature and sky. Open, passive solar design complete with solar hot water, wi-fi, full bath, outdoor composting toilet, full, spacious kitchen, wood stove heating, propane burner stove for cooking, a loft, slate, cork, mahogany, pine and tile flooring.
Please note, with advanced notice and based on availability, you can book additional services such as a private appointment in our traditional Finnish Wood~Fired Sauna Steam Bath, massage therapy, guided meditation, private yoga, Maine Guide services with guided hiking, snowshoeing and day canoe tours of local waterway gems, and holistic life coaching facilitations.
Privacy, southern exposure, maximized natural lighting.
Sleeps up to 6 guests: Private bedroom with: ‘Twin over double’ bunk beds, loft with full sized real bed, and sleeper couch (queen)
Open living and dining area
Space for yoga and meditation
Solar hot water for showers, dish washing
Outdoor composting toilet and marine flush toilet inside cabin
Wireless internet by request
Heated by glass front wood stove and beautiful Amish wood cook stove with oven and cook top
Has two burner propane stove for back up and summer cooking
Runs on solar powered electricity
Full kitchen amenities; fridge, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, pot holders, clothe napkins, hand towels
French press, coffee bean grinder, and electric drip coffee maker, tea pot
Organic coffee and tea
Dish soap, sponges, toilet paper
Fire wood (for indoor fires only), newspaper, kindling, matches
Pure drinking water from amazing well on site
Private hiking and snowshoeing trails out your cabin door
Camp chairs, picnic table and fire ring
Local maps and hiking guide books available
Located near the top of our gravel access road.
Please bring your own linens, sleeping bag, and pillows.
ALSO, this cabin is currently owner~occupied and available on occasion for a 3 night minimum stay. It is requested that personal items, including pantry food storage, be left as is with respect for owner.
Private hiking trails, spring fed mountain brook, community Healing Arts classes by donation, added services such as massage or private sauna steam bath.
Interaction with guests
We respect people's privacy. Once we meet and orient guest's, we are available if something comes up.
Rural countryside located along a quiet, well~maintained, unpaved road. Lots of trees, wildlife, and sky.
Public transportation to and from Naples and Portland, Maine. Naples is about 20 miles east of Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center. Also, Concord Trailways bus line has a stop in Conway, NH, 20 miles west. We can pick you for our gas and a little for our time with advanced request.
Other things to note
Most guests ask if the cabins and yurts are private. All of our retreats are carefully located for the utmost privacy and respect for the natural lay of the land, tucked in natural openings within the forest.
We have just started a Healing Arts Collective where local practitioners come here to share their skills and practices by offering classes and workshops in our on site yoga studio. Most offerings are by donation. Feel free to enhance your experience here by enjoying yoga and other classes here.
We invite quiet, mindful, thoughtful people who appreciate nature and the cabin retreat created.
This cabin is part of an eco- retreat center, Nurture Through Nature. For more information about this cabin, the center and services available during your stay with advanced reservations, please visit (URL HIDDEN)
There are 2 additional cabins, a yurt, wood-fired sauna, yoga~meditation studio all on 33 acres of retreat land complete with private hiking trails and our spring fed mountain brook.
We only want people that will respect what has been created. This is for non-smokers, and non-partying types.
I am from Maine and have created an earth~friendly retreat center, Nurture Through Nature. I love nature and learning what the natural world has to teach. I also love sharing the land and our eco-cabins and yurts with people interested in exploring simple living, green living and an alternative energy lifestyle. I also appreciate the healing arts, such as yoga, meditation, massage therapy and dance; and offer those services here through an amazing group of local healing arts practitioners.
My favorite things are really good coffee, dark chocolate, music, photography, exploring in nature, quiet places, canoeing, hiking, biking and my cat, Molly.
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