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Mountain yurt W/views n privacy

Orland, Hancock, Maine
65 acres hosted by Lb J.
1 lodging site
Near Acadia National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Thompson Island Information Center.
Hike-in to this Hipcamp.
It's an old mountain that can tell its own stories when you stay on it. Welcome mountain pilgrims and revelers! Hike-in to your fully outfitted off grid yurt and stay the night on a mountain top enjoying magnificent southerly views with a bonfire and watch the stars put on a show. Bring your sleeping bag, linens, food, and musical instruments to begin your incredible Maine adventure. The mountain is waiting, get on your way! Mountain report: Blueberries are blooming, bees are pollinating. Looks like it will be another good season of wild blueberry picking.“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -Galileo Galilei Enjoy sleeping under the stars in a Mountain top yurt with access to 4,000's acres more of walking trails on public land. Views of Branch lake to E and surrounding mountains. Views of Acadia SE and Camden SW from the summit. This is a hike in only mountain top yurt with rugged terrain that ends in awe-inspiring views at the summit. Park at the base and hike a 1/4 mile up the mountain that contains slopes of nearly 45° on worn moss, roots and rocks. Not a park groomed trail. A real mountain trail. No rungs. Not for the weak of heart or those expecting a casual stroll in flip flops. The hike up is between 15-30 minutes depending on your level of fitness. Our dogs Rosa, Cele, and Artie will guide you to the top where I’ll be waiting to give you the quick tour. Once at the top, you'll be able to walk among wild blueberries, mosses, lichens and huckleberries, spruce, pine, fir in random open areas. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson When you get to the yurt area, you will be greeted by the mountain tops, lakes, tops of trees, valleys, ocean views and may even see hawks and eagles hovering with views that go on for miles. You will see Acadia mountains to the east and Camden Hills to the west. Amenities include: Beautiful 20' yurt, wood stove, 3 burner gas cook stove, solar patio lights, solar shower, 100 watt solar array that powers lights, USB ports and small 12v DC appliances. A large stone fire ring, chairs, and total privacy. 5 gallons of water/day is available at water refill station at the trail head. There are 2 full futons (you bring warm sleeping bag/bedding/NO bedding provided in this space). Bringing your own bedding is not optional, it's a must. The bathroom is a comfortable outhouse with a solar shower in the great outdoors (you bring towel). Bring your sleeping bag, towel, food, knapsack and mind open to inspiration. “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” -Rachel Carson Minutes from Acadia, Ellsworth, Bangor, Belfast. For those who desire privacy, beauty and peace. Ideal for writers, painters, hikers, retreaters, honeymooners, photographers, nature lovers, and revelers of summer Maine fun. No check ins after 8:00 July, 7:30 August, 7:00 September, 6:00 pm Oct, as it takes 20-25 minutes/non stop to get to the top and 20 minute orientation. So LB has a hard time descending the mountain in the dark. The yurt is fully outfitted with a woodstove for heat (including firewood for your splitting enjoyment--lessons provided by request), propane stove for cooking, small kitchen with cookware and kitchen basics, solar lights for overhead lighting, two full size futons, dining table, 3 coolers for cold items, games, and an outhouse complete with solar shower. The yurt is insulated with reflective insulation on the walls canvas. Bringing a warm sleeping bag will enhance your stay in cool Maine autumn nights or when the clouds roll in. The key to staying warm is feeding the fire in the woodstove. We provide hardwood, you provide the human power to get the wood in the stove. November is deer hunting season in Maine. Our property and abutting trust are posted, but that doesn’t always stop the person who makes their own rules. Wear hunter orange and put some on your pet. This is the course of action for Mainers who enjoy hiking outside in November. Safety outside will avoid any mishaps. This orange is sold in most stores along the way to the mountain. Water is the essence of life, and the yurt being on a mountaintop does not afford plumbing, city water, a well, or aqueduct. There is a water station at the base of the mountain with free gallons of water that needs to be human powered up to the top for your enjoyment. Instead of running water, it’s climbing water. It’s part of the experience. Use as little or as much as you like. But, replacing what you find at the top is the rule. If you leave more than you found, you are paying it forward and building good karma. If you take more than you find and don’t replace it, it is $10 a gallon which will be deducted from your deposit. Your choice. Your water. Your life. We are pet friendly. $30 for their stay. However, we do not accept all pets. Send a request to bring your friendly, well-trained, well-behaved pet. Please include breed/name/history/good pet report to get approved. We do not discriminate against large dogs. We have large dogs. Your dog will be expected to meet me and my dogs and interact appropriately. If your dog cannot do that, it is not welcome. Do not bother to inquire. We do discriminate against mean, biting, untrained and misbehaving ones. Also, Maine is very dog friendly. There are few places you can’t take your pet. The yurt is not a good place to leave a pet and go hiking for the day as it heats up and does not maintain a constant temperature. Example, it may be 70 degrees in the morning, but with the sun and closed up yurt can get to well over 100 degrees. Take your pets with you or find a better place to leave pets. Maybe a dog daycare place in Bucksport, Ellsworth or BarHarbor. Cleaning You, as the guest, have your part for leaving a space that you have used and enjoyed. If you do it, it is free/NO CHARGE. If you don’t complete the checkout cleaning, you will be charged for us doing it. The following is the checkout cleaning procedure: Cleaning sink/pots and pans $10 Sweep the floor and futon covers, $10 Wiping surfaces: counter, table $10 Bring garbage down to garbage can $10 Picking up garbage (inside/outside the yurt) $10 Replace water $10/gallon Locking yurt and outhouse $10 If you think that is not a big requirement and doable, please book. If you think it is beyond what you’re willing to do to use a space, please don’t book.
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Orland, 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 Lb J.Joined in August 2017
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