Fisher Ridge Yurt is one of the yurts that guests can choose from when staying at Maine Forest Yurts campground. Maine Forest Yurts campground is owned and operated by the Crowley Family who developed their property for the adventurous at heart.
In 2008, Bob Crowley went on the reality show Survivor: Gabon and 39 days later he was voted the oldest winner in the show’s history. He also won the ‘Sprint Survivor of the Season’ which is voted by the fans for their favorite player. His knack for the outdoors and his survival skills allowed him to comfortably play the game of Survivor.
After Bob retired from teaching high school physics for 25 years, he started Maine Forest Yurts, which offers individuals, couples, families and corporate groups an eco-friendly, camping experience where guests can connect with nature in the Maine outdoors.
Accessible year-round, experience seasonal adventures including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, cross country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, or just sit back, relax and take in the tranquil peace of the natural surroundings.And of course dogs are always welcome.
Fisher Ridge Yurt is located on 100 private acres on Runaround Pond in Durham, Maine. The yurt is nestled in a pristine setting perfect for an overnight, a weekend excursion or a week long retreat. The property is 5 minutes from Bradbury Mountain State Park, 15 minutes from Freeport/L.L. Bean and only 30 minutes from Portland. Nearby is Pineland Farms,Lewiston, Auburn and Brunswick. Durham is the hometown of Steven King.
Summer of 2013 tent sites will be available for tenting. Each site will have it's own compost toilet. Camping in the Maine woods at its finest!
Although there is no electricity or running water in the yurt, there are many other amenities to help make your camping experience comfortable. Experience glamping at it's best!
Inside the yurt:
2 bunk beds
kitchen table and chairs
kitchen amenities (dishes, cups, glasses, wine glasses, silverware, pots, pans, cutting board,cutting knives, coffee pot etc.)
4 burner gas cook stove with oven
wood stove with firewood
cards and games
10 gallons of utility water
and much more!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$750 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2600 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Our stay was amazing, hosts were super accommodating and friendly. We arrived in a snow storm and it was windy and snowed all night. We stayed warm and cozy and skied the whole next day on the property. Would return without hesitation and recommend highly to others.
What an incredible treat. Peggy and Bob were extraordinarily gracious in sharing their little slice of paradise. The wood stove keeps the Yurt plenty warm, even with seven inches of snowfall like we had during our stay. We woke up to a winter wonderland and explored all of the trails on the property by snowshoe. Bob was around on his snow-mobile to give us some great advice about the best little nooks and crannies to check out. Plus, he shared some great stories about his survivor days and fascinating life! Peggy greeted us as soon as we arrived, and led us into the yurt. She was so kind as to let us park our park in her barn to protect it from the snow.
The pond is thick enough with ice that you can walk all along it - we had a fun time "drawing" message in the snow with our footprints. The kitchen is stocked with spices, bowls, utensils, etc. Just bring yourself!
We had a fantastic time with Bob and the yurt!
3 adults and 4 kids arrived in the afternoon of a snowy "below zero with windchill" day. One of our cars promptly got stuck in the snow...Bob and his son adeptly pulled it out with their tractor without making us feel like losers. He's a Survivor, after all.
We settled in with our bazillion bags and groceries for our overnight stay. The yurt was clean and awesome. Bob had it warm for us with the wood burning stove, and he stuck around to tell us how it all worked. We made dinner, drank warm drinks, listened to Bob's wonderful stories, and then he took us each on a moonlit snowmobile ride! He and I got adventurous and ended up stuck in the snow( do you see a pattern here?), but again, he's a Survivor so I wasn't worried.
We all piled into bunk beds and a futon and drifted off to sleep, waking several times to stoke the fire.
The next day was spent sledding, playing, and packing up the bazillion unnecessary items we brought for our 19 hour stay.
Pack lightly, stay 2 nights and enjoy the yurt..it's a fantastic adventure and we can't wait to go again.
This was a great place to stay for a luxury camping experience! It was a wonderful place to be overnight!
The place was great... Loved the Yurt... We had to go back early bcz of 10 month old... N Acadia was closed.. Bob is a great host and a humble person...will luv to go bk..
A beautiful place, surprisingly warm and comfortable even without the wood burning stove going. Great large fire pit! Private area but still very homey. Even the bathroom was nice!
We had a great time at the yurt! The place was tidy and clean and everything that we needed was provided. We enjoyed walking around the area and exploring the region by car. The only drawbacks were the fact that there was a fair bit of work going on - heavy equipment, areas under development, etc and there was a bit more traffic noise at night than we would have expected. All the same, we enjoyed ourselves a great deal and are looking forward to returning during the winter for some snowshoeing!
Bob, Peggy, John, and Ozzie (sp?) really have something special at Maine Forest Yurts. The six of us had the best time! Under the stars, campfire, all the amenities. We couldn't have asked for anything better. It was secluded, yet still close enough to Portland to make trips into the city. We even cooked lobster and steak at the yurt! The best surf n' turf we have ever eaten. Finishing it off with smores over the campfire was perfect. The bathroom was clean and the shower worked great. It was such a pleasure meeting your family and being able to stay in the first yurt on your land. Best wishes for the future and we will check in on the Survivor challenge!
Bob and Peggy were very welcoming and helpful. The yurt was comfortable and well equipped for the weekend. It was a great introduction to the secured forests of Maine. It was also a good base to explore the Portland area.
What a unique way to spend a portion of our honeymoon! Bob was very accommodating, and it was fabulous to hear his stories from when he was a contestant on Survivor. The yurt was super spacious, very comfortable . Highly recommended for those wanting something memorable, something different.