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 neigh 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 as is the sauna for traditional sauna style bathing. We provide excellent drinking water.
You can add to your stay by booking additional 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. Inquire about options and availability of added services if interested.
Your package includes:
*private eco-cabin stay
*organic coffee and tea
*french press, coffee bean grinder, and electric drip coffee maker, 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 inside cabin
*wireless internet upon request
*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 pull out queen size futon couch.
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.
Also, we do not provide linens. Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow or linens/blankets.
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 comfortable and simply.
I came here during February with my boyfriend for a weekend away. As soon as we settled into the cabin I felt 100% relaxed. It's removed from all the hustle and bustle yet still close to North Conway and Bartlett - both greats towns to grab a bite and a beer. I hope to come here during the summer to explore the hiking trails and dip into the brook. The sauna is AWESOME too. Highly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the cabin, despite the freezing weather outside, one of the two nights we stayed was about 15degF in the morning! We came to the maine woods, and to Jen's friendly retreat area precisely to get away from town and actually relax. It worked! Seasoned firewood was copiously available outside the cabin. We have little kids and brought them, and found it perfectly safe enough, and kept it warm at night with the wood stove. I woke every 3 hours or so at night to stoke the stove, but that was ok--somebody's got to do it when it's freezing outside! The kitchenette and cast iron gas burners were very nice and effective for boiling /quick heating, but actually we heated most of the water for tea, washing etc with the wood stove! Since it's going to take us a couple years to get our own spot way up in Maine as we've planned, we'll almost certainly be back. In all honesty the sort of women's-yoga-environmentalist retreat thing made us feel comfortable being that we're so-called crunchy granola, wacky kinda (very) "liberal" formerly of cambridge/boston types. The second utility room with the camp toilets was nice, but the big composting toilet up the hill, not far, was a nicer setup and I was very impressed by that. Its apparent solar orientation gets it sunlit-warm enough during the daytime even in the freezing weather. Both days we enjoyed a walk down the brook, which was lovely.
We had a delightful stay at the Robin's Nest cabin. Our Host, Britt was accommodating and kind. She personally ensured that our much needed internet connection was available and also had a giant igloo cooler filled with spring water waiting for us upon arrival. The cabin was surrounded by beautiful fall foliage, which could be seen easily from inside the cabin through the many windows. The cabin came stocked with firewood and the centrally located stove created enough heat to keep us toasty for most of the night. The only down side was that my husband and I flew in fro San Francisco and did not bring enough bedding with us, but that was our fault as we should have picked up a blanket or two before arrival. One other recommendation I would make is to be sure you are comfortable not bathing during your stay, as there are not currently any showers on site. However, I did just receive an email from Nurture to Nature stating that come May there will be shower facilities available. All in all this was a wonderful place to be and the positive energry could be felt as soon as you drive up and is carried with you as you leave this Maine sanctuary.
I had an amazing time here. I could not believe how wonderful the dipping pools in the brook was. The Robins Nest was cozy, warm and simply perfect. Jen was super nice and NTN does a great job making you feel welcome. They get it, they know why you're there. To relax, re connect and revive yourself. The sauna was incredible. I planned on 1 and did 2. I would have done 1 a day because the sauna leaves your entire body feeling so good. My skin was so soft and I got the best night sleep ever. We planned and made meals right in the cabin over the wood stove and the cast iron propane burners. It rained while we were there- it was wonderful. The sound and smell of the rain was so relaxing. We also hiked up to Emerald pool. It's only a 20 minuet hike, 40 total not including the time you spend this this private, beautiful spot. Moss softer then any bathmat, pine forest floors and good people. No complaints. Can not recommend enough. I can't wait to go back.
We loved our retreat in the Robin's Nest cabin. Clean, simple accommodations with hiking trails, camp fire pit, and nature all around. There was a propane stove and wood stove that we used for cooking, along with all the necessary pots, pans, plates, and silver wear. Even though it was raining the first day, we enjoyed sitting in the cabin and listening to the rain while we made some soup. Would definitely recommend for those who love nature and camping!
Jen was a great host! Very kind, respectful, and gave us awesome directions to the nearest farmer's market by drawing on the ground with a stick.
We stayed for three nights in the Robin's nest and we'd love to do it again. The cabin was cozy and clear directions were provided for inexperienced campers like ourselves.
During our stay, we hiked, picked wild blue berries (2 different kinds! as Jen pointed out), took a dip in the brook, star gazed, cooked dinner over camp fire and so much more!
Out of many awesome experienced we had there, one of my favorites was the night time sauna. We were provided with grapefruit slices, nuts and plenty of water and you can take a dip in the brook after!!! I highly recommend it!
We've already recommended this place to our friends and even some strangers. So we absolutely recommend this place to you!
We had a wonderful time staying the weekend at Jen's Robin's Nest Cabin. We came with our two kids 5 yo and 2 yo and they also had a blast! I joined a great yoga class, my husband had a massage and both of us treated ourselves to a sauna. All experiences were wonderful but the best was to share some time in the woods with our kids and get away from our busy lives. Jen is a great host, she was very helpful and not at all intrussive.
My boyfriend and I spent a little over a month in this cozy cabin while my boyfriend finished his thesis. It was so lovely waking up every morning to perfect peace and quite. Jen is a great host, and the cabin has everything you need. There are lots of things to do on the retreat site: hiking, taking a dip in the river, yoga and meditation, but our favorite was relaxing in the sauna! All in all, this cabin is a great place to go to get away from it all!
Firstly, just wanted to thank Christa our host for being extremely nice, polite and respectful of our privacy. She gave us a quick run down of how thing work and things to do and left us alone for the rest of our stay.
Relaxing and peaceful getaway was just what we needed, to end the long winter and forget the stressful city lifestyle. Thoreau's Eco-cabin was cozy and comfortable to stay-in for our two night stay over the weekend.
We grilled sausages over the bonfire for dinner and went on hikes during the day.. The trails were perfect for average hikers like us:)
The second night it was fairly cold out so we used the inside wood stove to heat up the cabin and it was easy and fun to do.
We strongly recommend reserving the sauna! It was the most relaxing thing to do after two days of hiking. We even dipped in the very cold brook for about a second.
Thank you Jen and Christa!
Perfect cabin getaway in the woods. A lovely experience. Wonderfully rustic solitude -- while also fun and easy and convenient. If you're looking for a relaxing and comfortable stay in the wilderness, this is the perfect place for you. Good for a romantic getaway but also personal retreats or artist retreats.
You'll arrive to find a quaint log cabin perched on the wooded hill, and everything you'll need is already there: a wood stove, propane stoves for cooking, lots of pots and pans and kitchenware, and even a french press with fresh coffee beens. You'll have freshly chopped wood for the wood stove (which does an excellent job of warming the cabin to toasty perfection, even in the winter). The cabin even has electricity, wifi, and cell phone reception -- though it's better to "unplug" for the best experience. There is a beautiful babbling brook nearby the cabin, and a few great hiking trails where you can see wild deer and other wildlife. Beautiful lakes and mountain hikes are a short drive away.
Jen does an excellent job with this place, and she's very nice. The caretaker on site, Christa, was also amazingly helpful and kind.
This was a truly unique and wonderful retreat experience. Highly recommended!