Hike-in off-grid Yurt on top of Maine Mt. w/Kayaks

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Yurt hosted by Lb

  1. 6 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Welcome mountain pilgrims and revelers!
Hike-in to your fully outfitted off grid yurt and stay the night on a mountain top enjoying magnificent southerly views with a bonfire and watch the stars put on a show. Bring your sleeping bag, linens, food, and musical instruments to begin your incredible Maine adventure. The mountain is waiting, get on your way!

Mountain report: The bugs are down and the skies are clear. Hammock ready to watch the shadows of dancing clouds under the pine tree.

The space
“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
-Galileo Galilei

Enjoy sleeping under the stars in a Mountain top yurt with access to 4,000's acres more of walking trails on public land. Views of Branch lake to E and surrounding mountains. Views of Acadia SE and Camden SW from the summit. This is a hike in only mountain top yurt with rugged terrain that ends in awe-inspiring views at the summit.

Park at the base and hike a 1/4 mile up the mountain that contains slopes of nearly 45° on worn moss, roots and rocks. Not a park-groomed trail. A real mountain trail. No rungs. Not for the weak of heart or those expecting a casual stroll in flip flops. You'll hike on roots of spruce and fir that cling to the granite that 100s of mountain pilgrims have climbed before you. The hike up is between 15-30 minutes depending on your level of fitness. Our dogs will guide you to the top where I’ll be waiting to give you the quick tour. Once at the top, you'll be able to walk among wild blueberries, mosses, lichens and huckleberries, spruce, pine, fir in random open areas.

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you arrive to the yurt area, you will be greeted by a wind that welcomes the most tired trekker, including the mountain tops, lakes, tops of trees, valleys, ocean views and may even see hawks and eagles hovering with views that go on for miles. You will see Acadia mountains to the east and Camden Hills to the west.

Airbnb tries to compare other listing to this experience, but there is absolutely no comparison. Yurt, mountaintop, privacy, awe-inspiring views. Sleep with the wind in the mountaintop pines. We love to bring a big fat Sunday NYT, make a vat of good coffee, have bagels and lox and enjoy
Catching up on world affairs from the mountain top. All day. Perspective.

Amenities include: Beautiful 20' yurt, wood stove, 3 burner gas cook stove, solar patio lights, solar shower, 100 watt solar array that powers lights, USB ports and small 12v DC appliances. A large stone fire ring, chairs, and total privacy. 5 gallons of water/day is available at water refill station
at the trail head. There are 2 full futons (you bring warm sleeping bag/bedding/NO bedding provided in this space). Bringing your own bedding is not optional, it's a must. The bathroom is a comfortable outhouse with a solar shower in the great outdoors (you bring towel). Bring your sleeping bag, towel, food, knapsack and mind open to inspiration.

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
-Rachel Carson


Minutes from Acadia, Ellsworth, Bangor, Belfast. For those who desire privacy, beauty and peace. Ideal for writers, painters, hikers, retreaters, honeymooners, photographers, nature lovers, and revelers of summer Maine fun. No check ins after 8:00 July, 7:30 August, 7:00 September, 6:00 pm Oct, as it takes 15 minutes (in shape) or 20-25 (not in Shape) minutes/non stop to get to the top and 20 minute orientation. So LB has a hard time descending the mountain in the dark.

The yurt is fully outfitted with a woodstove for heat (including firewood for your splitting enjoyment--lessons provided by request), propane stove for cooking, small kitchen with cookware and kitchen basics, solar lights for overhead lighting, two full size futons, dining table, 3 coolers for cold items, games, small library, and an outhouse complete with solar shower.

The yurt is insulated with reflective insulation on the walls canvas. Bringing a warm sleeping bag will enhance your stay in cool Maine autumn nights or when the clouds roll in. The key to staying warm is closing the windows at sundown, and then feeding the fire in the woodstove. We provide hardwood, you provide the human power to get the wood in the stove.

Blueberry season: mid-July to mid-August
Garden basket season August-October
Lobster season: year round

November is deer hunting season in Maine. Our property and abutting trust are posted, but that doesn’t always stop the person who makes their own rules. Wear hunter orange and put some on your pet. This is the course of action for Mainers who enjoy hiking outside in November. Safety outside will avoid any mishaps. This orange is sold in most stores along the way to the mountain.

Water is the essence of life, and the yurt being on a mountaintop does not afford plumbing, city water, a well, or aqueduct. There is a water station at the base of the mountain with free gallons of water that needs to be human powered up to the top for your enjoyment. Instead of running water, it’s climbing water. It’s part of the experience. Use as little or as much as you like. But, replacing what you find at the top is the rule. If you leave more than you found, you are paying it forward and building good karma. If you take more than you find and don’t replace it, it is $10 a gallon which will be deducted from your deposit.
Your choice.
Your water.
Your life.

We are pet friendly. However, we do not accept all pets. Send a request to bring your friendly, well-trained, well-behaved pet. Please include breed/name/history/good pet report to get approved. We do not discriminate against large dogs. We have large dogs. Your dog will be expected to meet me and my dogs and interact appropriately. If your dog cannot do that, it is not welcome. Do not bother to inquire. We do discriminate against mean, biting, untrained and misbehaving ones.

Also, Maine is very dog friendly. There are few places you can’t take your pet. The yurt is not a good place to leave a pet and go hiking for the day as it heats up and does not maintain a constant temperature. Example, it may be 70 degrees in the morning, but with the sun and closed up yurt can get to well over 100 degrees. Take your pets with you or find a better place to leave pets. Maybe a dog daycare place in Bucksport, Ellsworth or BarHarbor.

Cleaning
You, as the guest, have your part for leaving a space that you have used and enjoyed. If you do it, it is free/NO CHARGE. If you don’t complete the checkout cleaning, you will be charged for extra services for us doing it.

The following is the checkout cleaning procedure:

Cleaning sink/pots and pans $10
Quick Sweep the floor and futon covers, $10
Wiping surfaces: counter, table $10
Bring garbage down to garbage can $10
Picking up garbage (inside/outside the yurt) $10
Replace water $10/gallon
Locking yurt and outhouse $10
Throw garbage in dumpster at gate $10

If you think that is not a big requirement and doable, please book. If you think it is beyond what you’re willing to do to use a space, please don’t book.

We really enjoy hosting the adventurous and inspiration-seeking guest. We enjoy meeting you and knowing who is staying in our place. We want you to have the optimum experience. If meeting us and going through a 20-minute orientation to show you how systems work on a mountain is beyond what you can socially/interpersonally do, please seek out other accommodations that are more simple and impersonal. And please sign the yurt journal, we love reliving your experience and remembering you!

What this place offers

Ocean view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Long term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Orland, Maine, United States

The sky, valleys, lakes, ocean and views.

We enjoy sharing this space with people who want to enjoy a unique and wild setting. Those who want to
see if "I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
--HD Thoreau

Hosted by Lb

  1. Joined in August 2015
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We enjoy creating off grid spaces so people, including ourselves, can enjoy the real Maine woods, mountains and water. As Thoreau said, "live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life,...learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

How does it get any better?

Living is what we’re about. I am a local Mainah, my wife from the Midwest, together, with our black labs and black cat, we make a good healthy pack. Don’t ask how we met, she’ll give you a long sorted, detailed docudrama that starts, “I dreamed of Grizzley Adams...”

We enjoy adventuring to the unknown and sharing our knowns. We are workaholics, solutionaries, contradancers, writers, painters, wine enthusiasts, animal lovers, and avid learners of the human condition. Life is for the living. We are giving it our best shot.

Be it a post and beam cabin on a pond or a yurt on a mountain top or a mountainside cabin or a cabin in the woods or a tipi on an mountainside outcropping, we are looking to host the guest with a sense of adventure and wonder that travel and nature brings. We hope to provide some good Maine home hospitality and leave you to your experience.
I’m happy to give suggestions how to suck the marrow out of the local area. Best seafood, views, trails, local markets, or getting out on the water. Maine is waiting, heed the call!
We enjoy creating off grid spaces so people, including ourselves, can enjoy the real Maine woods, mountains and water. As Thoreau said, "live deliberately, to front only the essen…

During your stay

Full 20 minute orientation upon arrival. Our canine mountain guides will hike to the top with you to show you around, how the hurt works, and then leave you to your yurting.
Then, as needed.

“Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons: It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
-Walt Whitman
Full 20 minute orientation upon arrival. Our canine mountain guides will hike to the top with you to show you around, how the hurt works, and then leave you to your yurting.…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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