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. We also have a traditional Finish style wood~fired sauna available for private appointments, based on availability and with advanced reservations. The cost is $25 per person for 2 people.
Please note there is no running water or electricity in the yurt. A seasonal outdoor shower is available as is the sauna for traditional sauna style bathing. We provide excellent drinking water.
Also can book additional services such as private yoga, massage therapy, Maine Guide services (guided day canoe trips, guided snowshoeing, guided hiking excursions) and more. These services are based on availability and usually need to be reserved in advance. Inquire about options and availability of added services if interested.
Retreat Package includes:
*private yurt stay
*organic teas and coffee
*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.
The yurt has a notebook/manual explaining how to live comfortable in the yurt.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$535 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$995 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Our stay at Maine Mountain Brook Yurt Retreat was just what we were looking for. It was a good hike into the yurt in the beautiful fresh snow and the yurt itself was cozy and warm. A perfect place to carve some time out in nature with the family. Hope to visit in the warmer months to see all this property has to offer and to take a quick dip in the neighboring brook! Thanks to our gracious hosts, you all are amazing at what you do!
This was the perfect getaway for a fall weekend in Maine! We loved the simplicity of the yurt (which had a lot of luxuries :)) and the quiet relaxing area. I'd highly recommend the sauna too - we went into the brook in between sessions which was quite a shock but made us feel great. Thank you, Jen!
What a magical place! We stayed in the Yurt, which is fully equiped and in the middle of the forest close to a wonderful brooke. The hikes were amazing, the care-taker was extremely friendly & helpful, the campfire+marshmallows at night were fabulous, the dives in the streams were chilly but refreshing and the sauna was an absolutely on-of-a-kind experience.
We enjoyed every second of it!
I just had the most relaxing, rejuvenating weekend staying at Jen's yurt. We absolutely loved the yurt, cooking dinner over the fire outside, using the sauna, and dipping in the stream. I can't wait to go back in the winter.
The amenities of the yurt are great, and really all that you need -- there is enough to cook and eat with, the propane stove works as well as most household stoves, and the futon is comfortable. Washing dishes is a bit of an adventure, as you have to bring water to the yurt in bucket (from the stream) -- but it's still eons easier than if you were camping.
Take time to enjoy the sauna if you go!
The yurt was lovely! Everything was set up when we got there, and there were instructions on everything from the wood stove to the composting toilet--very helpful! It was a close drive to great White Mountain hikes. Thank you for sharing this beautiful space!
We had an absolutely enchanting stay at the Nurture through Nature retreat! We seemed to have perfectly time things as we woke up to the most beautiful snow on Sunday morning. We stayed for 2 nights, and every amenity was truly perfect. The warm stove was such an enjoyable experience to sit around during dinner and while hanging out, and the trails at the retreat are perfect for snow shoeing. The propane stove was just what we needed, and we packed in the perfect amount of home made food. The brook that runs behind the yurt is beautiful, and the benches to sit and watch wonderful natural "landscapes" are plenty throughout the property. The sauna was amazing, and every tiny detail was perfectly set including the fresh, cold water from the brook ready and waiting for us inside. We'll be back very soon, to say the least! Thank you NTN!!
We had an amazing time here - perfect location, comfortable amenities, quiet and serene, everything we needed for a weekend getaway from the city. Jen was very helpful in making sure we had all the info and supplies we needed, and we could not have asked for more. The yurt allowed us to enjoy our beautiful, natural surroundings and live simply while still being comfortable - comfy pull out couch and cot, impressive compost toilet, propane stove, fire pit and wood stove, plenty of cooking and eating utensils. We loved hearing the brook rushing past just down the hill and had a great time experiencing the fabulous sauna - especially in conjunction with the clear and crisp dipping pools. We would love to come back again sometime to explore more of the wilderness and try the other services Jen offers - canoe tour, yoga, etc. Thanks Jen for an amazing experience!!