About this listing
Retreat in Robin's Nest, tucked into the woods for your private nature getaway. Enjoy the back country feeling with easy access…Inspired by Thoreau's one room cabin, our most popular eco~cabin retreat.
Retreat in Robin's Nest, tucked into the woods for your private nature getaway. Come to write, read, create, connect or find stillness and silence. Make this your base for outdoor recreation and adventure. Enjoy the woods surrounding you and nestle into Thoreau's cabin in the Maine woods.
This cabin is part of Nurture Through Nature's Eco-Retreat Center and is a coveted getaway for singles and couples, alike. The cabin rests on 33 wooded and sloped acres and is neighbor to Loon Echo Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy land, forever protected from development.
Please note there is no running water in this cabin. A seasonal outdoor shower is available. 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. 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.
Your package includes:
*private eco-cabin stay
*organic coffee and tea
*french press, coffee bean grinder, and electric drip coffeemaker, tea pot
*two burner propane stove for simple and basic cooking
*solar powered electricity
*kitchen amenities; dishes, pots and pans, utensils, pot holders
*hand sanitizer, dish soap, sponges, TP
*ice chest for food storage (no ice on site)
*wood stove for warming and cooking
*fire wood (for indoor fires only), newspaper, kindling, matches
*mountain pure drinking water from our drilled well
*composting toilet nearby
*maps for private walking/hiking trails on 33 acres offering views of the nearby White *Mountain National Forest and our beautiful spring fed mountain brook
*hammock, picnic table, camp chairs, and camp fire ring
The sleeping arrangement is bunk beds and a real bed (full/double).
Please note when staying in Robin's nest during winter, it is foot access only. (500' hike) Please plan accordingly, sled with harness is available. 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.
Also, we do not provide linens. Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow or linens/blankets. Please note, we do not provide firewood for outdoor campfires in the fire pit. Bring your own or gather wood around the cabin on the forest floor.
It's a self~check in system. We recommend coming before dark as there is minimal outdoor lighting and the cabin is tucked in the woods. We provide a map in the parking area. 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.
The cabin has a notebook/manual explaining how to live comfortably and simply.
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
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.
No smoking, no pets. Please bring your own campfire wood for outdoor fires or gather it for free on the forest floor. The wood you find stacked here is for heating the cabin indoors. We welcome people looking for peace and quiet and a reconnection with nature. This cabin is part of Nurture Through Nature retreat center, with a few other cabins and a yurt. Looking for quiet, mindful guests with a caretaker philosophy; for the cabin, the land and yourselves. We ask you to leave it as pristine as you find it so that those that follow you may enjoy fully. Thank you, Jen