About this listing
A magical, private retreat tucked under the tree canopy where you can see and hear our gorgeous spring~fed mountain brook.
Retreat in our magical mountain brook yurt, a private and unique getaway. Come to write, read, create, connect or find stillness and silence with the our spring-fed mountain brook and the forest as your mesmerizing backdrop. Enjoy this quiet respite, under a canopy of trees, and nestle into your private getaway on the slopes of Pleasant Mountain. Make this your base for outdoor recreation and adventure, with hiking or (snowshoeing) trails right out side your door.
Our yurt sits on 33 wooded and sloped acres at the base of Pleasant Mountain. Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center offers private hiking trails, a crystal clear brook with dipping pools and granite sleuths right near by. We are surrounded by Nature Conservancy and Loon Echo Land Trust lands, forever protected from development.
The yurt is part of Maine's first green certified retreat center. Amenities include all that you need for simple cooking and meals on your own, a pull out futon couch for a couple and single bed(s) set up especially by request.
There is a new composting toilet nearby, olive oil lanterns, an outdoor fire pit, hammock and outdoor seating.
Please note there is no running water or electricity in the yurt. A seasonal outdoor shower is available at the nearby Pioneer Cabin. Also, we now have a hot shower for our guests, a hybrid system with solar, wood and propane on demand for limited, mindful usage, located a 5 minute walk away, as a private shower room in the Pioneer Cabin. YAY!
Once your booking is complete with AIRBNB, you will be given a link to our Yoga and Healing Arts Services. Feel free to add services such as private yoga, massage therapy, Maine Guide services (guided day paddle, hiking, snowshoeing). We highly recommended experiencing our sauna steam bath, Maine's most unique community sauna ($25pp). These services are based on availability and usually need to be reserved in advance.
Retreat Package includes:
*private yurt stay
*organic teas and coffee beans
*french press and tea pot
*two burner propane stove for simple and basic cooking and meal planning
*kitchen amenities; dishes, pots and pans, utensils, pot holders
*dish soap, sponge, hand sanitizer, TP
*ice chest for food storage (no ice on site)
*fire wood (for indoor fires only), newspaper, kindling, matches
*wood stove for warming and cooking
*olive olive lamps and lanterns (the yurt has no electricity)
*mountain pure drinking water from our drilled well (tastes like candy!)
*nearby swanky composting toilet AKA "The Vortex"
*maps for private walking/hiking trails on 33 acres along our beautiful spring fed mountain brook and views of the nearby White Mountain National Forest
*camp chairs and camp fire ring
(We do not provide linens. Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow or linens.)
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN OUTDOOR CAMPFIRE WOOD or gather it for free in the forest surrounding your yurt.
It's a self~check in system. We recommend coming before dark as there is minimal outdoor lighting and the yurt is tucked in the woods along a trail. We provide a map in the parking area with a lit sign. The caretaker will meet up with you on your first morning (or first evening if you arrive at a compatible time) to be sure you are all set and to see if you have any questions.
WINTER ACCESS IS BY FOOT. It's about a 5 minute walk up the access road and down the trail another 75 yards. A sled with a harness is provided. Pack in bags or backpacks. During spring, summer and fall, we recommend AWD or FWD access only. Access road is rough and steep in places. We provide garden carts to bring your gear in.
The yurt has a notebook/manual explaining how to live comfortably in the yurt.
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 our guests' privacy and after an initial meeting and orientation, we are available if something comes up. There are occasions where the hosts will not be present during your stay, and just a cell phone call away.
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.
Please no smoking or pets. This is a part of a green retreat center and we welcome people interested in a quiet getaway and reconnecting with nature and healing. Please take good care of the place, the land, and you so others may follow and receive the same pristine experience. We love the yurt and are happy to share it with those who have a caretaker philosophy. Thank you....Jen