A 75-acre ecologically protected paradise in the northern Maine wilderness with three guest suites that sleep up to four guests each. We are a pet-friendly favorite of artists and spiritual seekers who value solitude and the pristine perfection of a natural environment in which to create, explore and reconnect with the earth's healing energy. Our sanctuary offers gentle trails and a a porch overlooking Magic Pond and Grandmother Spring on which our guests pass many hours in reverie beneath the stars and in our crisp, fresh, astonishingly clean air. Open year-round, the down-hill slopes of Big Rock Ski area are only five minutes away, as as is the famous Maine ITS system of endless cross-country and snow sled trails. Magic Pond is home to moose, bear, bobcats, coyotes and almost every mammal indigenous to Maine. We are artist-owned and operated and cater to photographers, writers, painters, therapists, and every other creative/spiritually aware guest in search of a unique, soulfully restorative vacation experience. We offer group bookings for retreats and have been home to long term guests as well as those passing through. Our on-site managers, Merlin and Carolyn, have become beloved long-time friends of many guests and offer support while respecting the privacy of all. Along with all of our diverse guests, we welcome gay and lesbian couples, elders, women traveling alone seeking safe solitary experiences and, most of all, we welcome YOU!
This is Magic Pond's adaptable accommodation for guests who require exceptional amounts of overhead natural light and wide open space in which to both live and work. The Sky Suite is also available for larger guest parties needing sleeping and gathering space beyond their combined reservation of The Pond and The Woods Suites (which we request large parties to first fill before overflowing into The Sky).
The Sky is located on the second floor of the Studio Cottage and features a second story deck looking out onto a wide expanse of pond, fields and woods, Accessible only by exterior spiral stairs, The Sky was originally designed as the owner's studio and, thus, is equipped with a double hot plate and toaster oven in lieu of a standard stove. Otherwise, the kitchen is fully functional with a mid-sized refrigerator and all the amenities found in the other suites. The Sky Suite is furnished with a high-quality pull-out queen-sized sofa bed, two easy chairs and a large dining table. The bathroom includes an over-sized seated shower. The space will also easily accommodate a few extra guests with sleeping bags for special, short-term weekend workshops.
In addition, there are numerous work surfaces (which guests are asked to protect with their own tarps, along with the floors, if liquid or other damaging materials are to be used in the space). Additionally, we request that the the owner's personal storage areas partitioned off within the Sky Suite be respected. Because of the very tall ceilings and large bank of windows, in extreme sub-zero temperatures, those unaccustomed to Maine winters (where we generally accept sweaters as a must) could find The Sky Suite to be less comfortable than The Pond or Woods Suites given the air movements through such a large space.
$50. cleaning fee per stay for pets
!-2 Guests per suite except that groups booking all 3 suites may accommodate up to 4 guests per suite by requesting additional air beds.