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Camps of the Pioneers

· Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine
7 acres hosted by Jedidah M.
2 lodging sites · 6 RV/tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
Near Acadia National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Thompson Island Information Center.
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Our property has a history detailed in the arrowheads and other Wabanaki artifacts found around the property. European settlers have also left clues behind of the shipbuilding industry and 1700's culture. Experience a bit of natural immersion and enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation while camping in the northern forests of Downeast Maine! We use our 6 acre property to focus on producing organically grown herbs, fruit, vegetables for local markets. We're finally making available the properties scenic brooks, forests and meadows to folks seeking to experience a truly unforgettable, countryside retreat. *firewood is available for free on site We’re just off the beaten path in an agricultural and fishing community on the Union River, 20 minutes drive from Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island. See what our other guests have had to say about their stays- “It’s an experience I would repeat with pleasure. Difficult to be short about my highlights: hearing the loon at night certainly, waking up with the quarter moon over my head, seeing the progression in changing colors of the leaves,the views from Mount Cadillac, and Beech Wood trail, Jordan Pond and the Bubbles,so many things really.” - Christine from Montpelier, France, Sept 2021. "We were so at peace when we got here we just spent the rest of the day hanging at the yurt enjoying the peace and quiet today we are heading to the ocean!"- Jody from New Hampshire, July 2021. "We could not have found a more idyllic place, plus it was our first experience in a yurt. We found your notes about Acadia super helpful and the yurt was just so beautiful and cozy. Having a hot bath and a little fire in the wood stove after a day of biking the Carriage Roads and swimming at Sand Beach could not have been more perfect. So glad we were at the yurt to enjoy the area and Acadia. We had an incredible stay and are hoping to come back next summer."- Jenn & Neil, August 2020.
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393 ratings · 295 reviews
Deb C.recommends
June 6, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Excellent. Jedidah is one of the most patient men. But please don't put him through it, we've done enough for the summer (: We had some stuff break and had to go to Portland so we ended up arriving 2 hours later than originally planned and kept texting him about it. He was kind and helpful. Then we figured out a miscommunication that he didn't know we had a trailer. But we figured it out. The place he put us was lovely. We'll definitely be back!
Tim N.recommends
May 31, 2024
Glamping Near Acadia
Good time, quiet & basic
Very quiet property, 10 minute drive to Walmart, and restaurants, 30 minutes to Acadia Nat park. The Host Jedidiah met us when we pulled in, and explained everything; how to use the propane lamp, where to park, the bathroom, etc.. This is definitely more off Grid and bare bones than we are used to, but for the right people, this is a great deal!
Ali W.recommends
May 27, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
Our camping experience was wonderful! We got to the spot later than expected and Jedidah was very accommodating about our ETA. Beautiful camp sight with a clear trail to the outhouse, nice and secluded. Would absolutely stay again! :)
Lydia T.doesn't recommend
May 27, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
We did not have a proper site when we arrived. Very run down area and no up keep. We did not end up staying and abandoned our reservation. I did not feel safe. I would not recommend
George M.recommends
May 25, 2024
Birch Gate Campsite
The campsite was great! Jedidiah was a great host and made our stay super easy. The woods were beautiful, and the campsite had a great location. Couldn’t ask for more!
Ian L.recommends
May 22, 2024
Glamping Near Acadia
Jedidiah was a great host! The yurt was comfortable, dry in the rain, and had a delightful kerosene lamp and wood stove. Would recommend!
Ellsworth, 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 Jedidah M.Joined in June 2016
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