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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
Wonderful host, beautiful surroundings.
Exactly as described, better in person than in the pictures.
Perfect if your looking for a simple rustic experience in the woods of Maine.
Loved the cabin! There was a fresh foot or so of snow and it was absolutely magical. We had everything we needed, and appreciated Jen's help getting the wood stove started, and also lending a hand getting our gear up the slippery hill! I would love to return and check things out in another season!
Everything was absolutely perfect and peaceful topped with amazing people!
I definitely wanna go back!
Host went above and beyond to make us feel welcome... She even gave us butter for our English muffins, helped us find hiking trails and was warm and cheerful.
Location and cabin exactly as described, if not dreamier than described. Gorgeous spot. Peaceful perfect get away. Lovely place to drop out of rat race and reconnect with your loved one and natural world. Will definitely return!!!
My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights and our experience was great! We had a lovely time and enjoyed multiple hikes nearby. Our host was very welcoming and helpful and the cabin contained everything we needed!
My partner and I came here for a relaxing honeymoon. We loved the quiet, the woods, and the rustic nature of the retreat. The Robin's Nest was the perfect size for two people, and was outfitted with many helpful amenities. Our massages with Jesi and Marci were amazing, and our private sauna session too. Britt, the caretaker was in touch soon after our arrival, so we felt we could reach out to her if we needed anything. We loved how close it all is to fun things to do, like paddling on the Saco and all the restaurant choices of North Conway. We really appreciated the environmental focus of the retreat center, with the composting toilets, solar electricity, and compost. We recommend it!
My girlfriend and I had an exceptional time in the Robin's Nest cabin. Jen has cultivated a truly peaceful environment, and staying there makes you appreciate all that's taken for granted back home. The sauna was a highlight and shouldn't be missed. Even the composting toilet was luxurious! The cabin is at the base of Pleasant Mountain and there were tons of great hikes nearby. The nearby town of Bridgton was also really charming, and contained whatever we needed for groceries, a dinner out, and even a movie. We'll definitely be back!
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About the Host, Jen
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.