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Cabin Creek Farm

· Cranberry Isles, Hancock, Maine
10 acres hosted by Gary A.
5 tent sites
Boat-in sites
Some sites are accessible by boat.
Welcome to Cabin Creek Farm! The beauty and tranquility of our offshore Maine island are what many visitors hope to experience but few actually do. If you're hoping to exhale and slow down while being surrounded by nature, and quiet, we're your perfect spot! We are located just offshore from Mount Desert Island home to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other nearby towns. Catch a passenger ferry (BOAT) (sorry can't bring vehicles) out to Great Cranberry Island, Maine from: Northeast Harbor, (search: Beal and Bunker Ferry) Exact schedules shown in individual camp site descriptions. OR FROM Manset/Southwest Harbor. (search: Cranberry Cove Ferry) Exact schedules shown in individual camp site descriptions. (Note: Ferry reservations are NOT needed just get aboard and you pay once underway. You can view exact ferry departure times on individual camp descriptions.) Our camp is located on a quaint pristine, offshore Maine island. We are an easy 1 mile walk from the ferry landing once you arrive. NEW! We just added a shared use golf cart for our guests to get to and from camp! Great Cranberry Island is a beautiful peaceful place where the pace of life slows, nature abounds and the stars are bright. There is a small well stocked general store. NOTE: currently being rebuilt after a disastrous fire. (due to open fall 2023), a museum, cafe and miles of pristine trails and rocky beaches to explore. Bicycles can be brought on the passenger ferries and are a great way to get around and further explore the island. Our camp is on the site of our former organic farm called Cabin Creek Farm overlooking the ocean (a tidal estuary called the pool), where we grew flowers, herbs and veggies. You can even kayak directly to us at high tide. The sites are a combo of a mixed manicured deciduous and conifer forest and open spaces with ocean views. "Once you have slept on an island, you'll never be quite the same!"
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15 ratings · 15 reviews
Hailee P.recommends
May 12, 2024
Camp #2 Ocean
We loved tent camping on Gary’s property. It was a very well maintained area, he was very accommodating, and it made a great home base for traveling to Acadia! Would definitely recommend.
Emily B.recommends
May 10, 2024
Camp #1 Ocean
The views were great, nice camp sites with pretty even land to place tents, and the golf cart was a nice bonus to help get our bags from the boat to the campsite. Had a great time!
Sophiana L.recommends
October 30, 2023
Camp #1 Ocean
Fall Foliage Paradise
Camping on Great Cranberry Island was such a cool experience! The campsite was well organized and had beautiful views. Gary was a super friendly and communicative host. He provided us with detailed instructions and helpful tips for our trip that made the whole experience a breeze. The campsite's proximity to Acadia was perfect, and the fall foliage was some of the best I've ever seen!! Looking forward to camping here again!
Nik R.recommends
October 12, 2023
Camp #1 Ocean
October Camping
What a dream place to camp! We are camping our way around Acadia for my birthday, and this spot was perfect. The ferry was running on the fall schedule, so we caught the 3:30 ferry to Great Cranberry and the instructions for the golf cart were easy. We brought a little fold up cart to make transporting our gear easier. But the site cannot be beat! A view of the water, plenty of paths around the island to explore, and the site itself was clean and felt very safe. The Preble Cove trail near the museum was really easy and what a view at the end! We even got to see a beautiful Kingfisher that hung around our site. I absolutely would come back here in a heartbeat.
Erin W.recommends
September 20, 2023
Camp #4 Meadow
Camping on an Island in Maine!
This was such a cool stay in a unique and friendly place with a very accommodating host, Gary! Definitely check out this stay on Great Cranberry Island to get a new perspective on Maine Island living.
Megan M.recommends
September 11, 2023
Camp #1 Ocean
Magical stay!
We stayed on Cranberry Island with our family of five. We have 3 boys under five years old. We absolutely loved our stay at Gary’s farm! It was short, due to weather, but oh so sweet! Gary’s location is just off the beaten path and was a short walk or bike to the Main Street. We meet Gary our first night there and he was very welcoming and great with our kids! The farm is breath taking to say the least! Very magical! While we were there we went biking multiple times -the main road is fairly short and very scenic (you can pay to take your bikes on the ferry out of northeast harbor- definitely worth the extra money), went swimming at preble beach, caught crabs on preble beach, ate lunch at the cafe, had ice cream at the cafe, took a ride to the end of the island on the golf cart provided by cranberry island museum, played with legos at the museum and just enjoyed our time waking around the island. All in all cranberry island has our family’s heart! It’s was a wonderful experience and stay! Till next time! <3
Cranberry Isles, Hancock, Maine, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Passamaquoddy, Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy), N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis), and Penobscot First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gary A.Joined in May 2023
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