The SpaceEnjoy sleeping under the stars in a yurt on 50 acre Mountain with access to 1,000's more of walking trails on the Great Pond Mountain Trust 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 the nearly 45° on worn moss, roots and rocks. Not for the weak of heart or those expecting a casual stroll in flip flops. The hike up is between 15-30 minutes depending on your level of fitness. Once at the top, you'll be able to walk among wild blueberries, mosses, and huckleberries, spruce, pine, fire in random open areas.
When you get to the camp area, you will be greeted by the mountains, lakes, tops of trees, and may even see Hawks hovering with views that go on for miles.
Amenities include: Beautiful 20' yurt, wood stove, 5 gallons water per day, 3 burner cook stove, solar patio lights, solar shower, large fire ring, chairs, and total privacy. There are 2 full futons (you bring warm sleeping bag/bedding). Bringing bedding is not optional, it's a must. The bathroom is a comfortable outhouse with a solar shower in the great outdoors. Bring your sleeping bag, food, knapsack and mind open to inspiration.
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 6:00 pm as it takes 20-25 minutes/non stop to get to the top and 20 minute orientation.
The yurt is fully outfitted with a woodstove for heat (including cut and split firewood), propane stove for cooking, small kitchen with cookware and kitchen basics, solar lights for light, a futon and a comfy sleeping air mattresses, dining table, cooler, games, and an outhouse complete with solar shower.
The yurt is not insulated, it is canvas. Bringing a warm sleeping bag will enhance your stay in cool Maine nights. Guest AccessViews, land, secure parking, and more views.
The cut hardwood under the yurt and in a woodpile is for the inside wood stove. This is NOT for guests to burn in the fire pit. Hardwood is a premium on top of a softwood mountain. Guest who burn cut hardwood in the fire pit will be charged according. $700/cord.
There is ample brush, dead small trees, wood that is useable for the fire pit. You will be shown the difference between the two fuels.
You may use whatever is in the yurt. Interaction with GuestsFull orientation upon arrival. I will hike to the top to show you around. Then, as needed. The NeighborhoodThe sky, valleys, lakes, ocean and views.
We enjoy sharing this space with people who want to enjoy a unique and wild setting. Getting AroundThere are no paved roads or groomed trails. This is raw land. This is two legged hike-in only. The terrain is rugged for 700 ft. Bring hiking shoes for climb, flip flops for relaxing at the top.
Park at the mid-base and hike a 1/4 mile up the mountain that contains slopes of the nearly 45° on worn moss, roots and rocks. Not for the weak of heart or those expecting a casual stroll in flip flops. The hike up is between 15-30 minutes depending on your level of fitness.
Once at the top of the mountain, You are 40 min hike/drive to a grocery or convenience store or camping supply store. Come prepared with gear, grub, and whatever you need to enjoy your landing on top of the mountain. Other Things to NoteNo smoking in the yurt
Don't leave trash outside
How to maximize your mountain yurt experience
Once you've passed "the way life should be" welcome sign on your left coming across the bridge into Maine, I would take the exit for Trader Joe's in Portland and stock up on vacation food/wine. My suggestion is to next stop and get supplies because we are located in a rural setting and stores are a 20 minute ride one way. There is good shopping at Brewer's Hannaford, and the GM Variety (locally known as Grandma's) in Holden is small/well stocked grocery. Then, make your way to the yurt, because it is a beautiful day and you might not want to leave once you get to the top. I know I don't!
sleeping bag (note: a blanket is NOT enough for 50-60° degree nights)
Ice for the cooler
Provided at Yurt
salt, pepper, oils, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer,
Pots and pans
Melitta coffee maker
5 gallons of water/day
Dish soap and towels
First Aid kit
Battery operated candles
A few solar lights