Hipcamp host Ron R.,
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Very cute and quiet. Great part of maine to stay. Located in a rural neighborhood making it both a fun place to camp, with a sense of security, and privacy. The Whale Shack is extremely easy to find and even easier to access. The neighborhood has quarrys to explore, trails to hike, and a beautiful swimhole with the jumps to match. I allow up to 4 people, although the cabin r

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Very cute and quiet. Great part of maine to stay. Located in a rural neighborhood making it both a fun place to camp, with a sense of security, and privacy. The Whale Shack is extremely easy to find and even easier to access. The neighborhood has quarrys to explore, trails to hike, and a beautiful swimhole with the jumps to match. I allow up to 4 people, although the cabin really fits 2 people but has room to pitch a tent for the rest of your party. I don't mind if all of you try your luck in the cabin tho. You are not far from Frenchman Bay and Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor which is only a 30-40minute drive.. The area is rich with tons of fun, we really hope you enjoy your stay.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ron a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Whale Shack in Maine.

Coastal
Forest

Places to see near Ron R.’s Land

20 Reviews

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Hipcamper Hayes

Friendly and helpful

Hayes M.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2021

Ron was always quick to answer and helped me find the place when I was coming in late. The place was all I needed after a long day of hiking. (
No shower (but that was expected) and the porter potty was right beside the shack. Would stay here again.

Hipcamper Tommy

Quick, quiet getaway.

Tommy B.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

Lovely little shack, electric was a bonus! Would stay here again

Hipcamper Noah

Great convenient stay

Noah N.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

Staying at the Whale Shack was exactly what I was looking for on my trip to Maine! It was a really pleasant 45-minute drive from Acadia National Park and it was located on a quiet street in a wooded neighborhood. I was barely at the Shack other than to sleep and if that is what you are looking for then it is perfect! I didn't need to bring any camping gear and having the bed to come home to after a day of hiking was quite pleasant. The only downside that I could think of is the neighbor had some barking dogs on one night and I couldn't help but feel that I was imposing on someone else's land during my stay. Other than those tremendously minimal details the trip was awesome and the whale shack fit my needs perfectly!

Hipcamper Ron
Response from Ron, the Host, on September 29th, 2021

Hey Noah, glad you enjoyed your stay! The dogs are ours, they enjoy a good bark here and there. You didn't impose at all, you were a great guest! We hope you visit you again! 😊🤙

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Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen G.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Great spot, especially for hiking Acadia. Bare bones, as described. It was easy to find, clean, and had everything we needed for the weekend (fire pit, picnic table, porta-potty, drinkable water, shelter)

Hipcamper Jacqueline
Jacqueline K.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Ron was incredibly accommodating as hurricane (tropical storm) Henri complicated our plans to go to Acadia. He helped me to cancel and re-book so we avoided the storm on our vacation. The facilities were clean and tidy and I would recommend this site to others for sure!

Hipcamper Jeanette
Jeanette G.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2021

Great little budget-friendly spot in a quiet neighborhood. I was only there to rest for the evening, but seems like a good homebase for a couple of days if you are adventuring around the area. Loved the little picnic area set up!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel G.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

The stay was exactly as described in the description and exactly what we needed! Ron was a great host and was very responsive and helpful. We used the hose as a shower with a tarp hanging from the trees which worked really well but the water was freezing!! Great for filling water bottles though:)

Hipcamper Maria

Convenient stay close to acadia

Maria F.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Really convenient and looked exactly as listed. Very comfortable bed and the outlets definitely helped!

Hipcamper Ben

Perfect for two person acadia trip

Ben S.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2021

The Whale Shack was perfect for what we needed - a place to camp after spending our days in Acadia (40min drive away).
Ron, the host, was very friendly & accommodating.

Was perfect for two of us (one on bed, one on sleeping bag on floor) and we had a good time there. Five stars from us!

Property
Ron R.’s Land
State
Maine
Country
United States
$60/night
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