Maine Camping, Nature April 15, 2016
These 10 Luxury Glampgrounds In Maine Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience
So, you love the landscape of Maine and want to go camping. The only problem is that you’ve never been camping and don’t like sleeping outdoors and, really, would probably just prefer a hotel. Don’t fret! You can still take advantage of the natural wonderland that is Maine without having to wake up on the ground. Introducing: Glamping!
As the name suggests, glamping is a more glamorous form of camping. You’ll be close to nature, but you’ll rest your head on an actual pillow and may even be able to make your coffee inside. Take a look at these glamping options in Maine if this sounds like something for you!
1. Crooked River Tiny House, Waterford
This is a personal favorite of mine, having stayed here for one incredible weekend. The man behind this glamping site scouted the land and built the entire thing himself. The love shows through in every detail, including the log book he kept during the process. The tiny house does not have electricity, but you'll be in the lap of luxury nonetheless. Summers are generally breezy, hot, and the windows have screens to keep the bugs out.
There's great winter sledding and exceptional summer river floating when the water is running high in the Crooked River. A 20-minute walk will bring you to a stretch of the river that will have you spending just over an hour drifting on back to the house. The river itself is great for fly fishing and exploration, and is full of small swimming holes to skinny dip or bathe, pending guests’ seasonal timing and their ability to withstand the sheer clean and cold refreshment that is the Crooked River. For more information click
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2. Spencer Pond Camps, Spencer Pond
Spencer Pond boasts six cabins that sit on the shore of Spencer Pond beneath the shadow of Little Spencer Mountain. The mountain, rising up 3,086 feet, makes for some incredible photos from the opposite shore. If you're looking to be really on your own, check out the one cabin that sits offsite on Moosehead Lake in Big Duck Cove at the base of Eagle Mountain. For reservations, contact them at 207-745-1599 or visit them
3. Luxury Lodge, Denmark
This beautiful barn-like lodge is the perfect place for a healing retreat or a getaway with large groups. It is two stories, with the second story consisting of a large room for meditation, yoga, or workshops. It is fully furnished with solar powered electricity, WI-Fi, a dining area, bunk beds, a heated shower, an open-air shower, three wood stoves and firewood, and a fire ring for groups. Located in Western Maine, this barn-like retreat is adjacent to 1,300+ acres of Nature Conservancy forestland on the slopes of Pleasant Mountain, a local hiking gem. For more information or to book, visit them
4. Clifftop Luxury Rental, Maciasport
Sure, it may not be "camping" exactly but it's quaint and luxurious. This private cabin sleeps four and sits atop a 130-foot cliff. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Howards Cove, Jasper Beach, and the surrounding woodlands, giving glampers an incredible view of Maine’s natural beauty. Book your stay via
5. Hinckley's Dreamwood Cottages, Bar Harbor
Just two miles from the entrance of Acadia, Hinckley's is great if you're planning on exploring the area for a few days. They have something for just about every type of visitor - whether you like rustic of freshly updated. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit them
6. Camping Yurts with Skylights, Millinocket
If you love falling asleep while watching the stars, but NOT doing it from the actual outdoors, these yurts are perfect. These lovely camping yurt rentals are tucked away in the beautiful wilderness of Millinocket. Each has a private bath and shower with Plexiglass domes for all the stargazing you want. Book online
7. Riverfront Log Cabins, Forks
Located just outside of Forks, next to the river, these five log cabin rentals are a fantastic place to enjoy the beautiful wilderness of Somerset County. They are heated and each have a comfortable living room. Beds are provided, as well as a full bathroom and a porch overlooking the river. Cabin #1 and Cabin #2 can sleep up to six guests. Cabin #3 and Cabin #4 can sleep up to eight guests. Cabin #5 can sleep up to 10 guests. Book online
8. Quirky Lighthouse Stay, North Haven
An overnight glamping stay in this lighthouse comes with a glamourous price tag. For $1,000 a night you can live it up in this quirky lighthouse with views of the ocean, It sleeps six people and has two bedrooms. There is a queen bed in one room and bunk beds in the other. There is a large lounge to relax in for optimal water views. You'll even have your own staff at the lighthouse who will meet you at the ferry to take you to the stores and show you around the town if necessary. This staff also help guests with their food and belongings, and takes them by boat back to the ferry. For more information and to book your lighthouse stay visit them
9. Secluded Yurt with Water Access, Rockland
This 600 foot, round-shaped yurt is best for two people. There is a bedroom area with a queen bed, a sitting area with ample light, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a full bathroom with a washer and dryer. The beautiful beams and ceilings rise above every area, and there’s a large round skylight that lets light in even on the darkest days. For more information and to book, visit them
10. Spacious Log Cabin, Greenvile
The site of this glamping location is actually about 34 miles outside of Greenville in the Highlands Moosehead Lake Region. The spacious log cabin is surrounded by beautiful scenery including stunning lake views. It sleeps four people; with two twin beds in the bedroom that can be converted into a king-sized bed. There's also a futon in the living room that converts into a full size bed. The living room has a wood fire where guests can lounge in the rocking chairs. Interested? Find more information and book online
Thanks to Glamping Hub for providing information used in this article.
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