Hipcamp host Nancy E.,
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**PLEASE BE KIND TO THE ANIMALS AND PUT YOUR TRASH IN THE DUMPSTER AND YOUR RETURNABLES (GREEN BAG) NEXT TO IT WHEN YOU LEAVE. There are trash bags and green returnable bags at the location along with separate cans. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH IN THE CAN WITHOUT A BAG.

2021:  Thank you to everyone who visited in 2020!  I am truly grateful for all you.  This year I am looking

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**PLEASE BE KIND TO THE ANIMALS AND PUT YOUR TRASH IN THE DUMPSTER AND YOUR RETURNABLES (GREEN BAG) NEXT TO IT WHEN YOU LEAVE. There are trash bags and green returnable bags at the location along with separate cans. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH IN THE CAN WITHOUT A BAG.

2021:  Thank you to everyone who visited in 2020!  I am truly grateful for all you.  This year I am looking forward to accommodating you with a few changes.  The sites are adequately spaced apart to accommodate COVID-19 protocol.  There is a shared porta-potty between the two campsites.  In the event that both campsites are occupied I ask that you use the disinfectant wipes along with the provided gloves to wipe the door handle before entering and wipe the surface before use of the facility.  Please stay 6 feet away from the other campers as much as possible.  The unit will be cleaned in between campers and at random intervals.  Also, please bring charcoal briquettes for the grill provided if you don't want to cook over the fire. *Thank you for your cooperation and enjoy your stay.

**RUSTIC** Come pitch your large tent on this newly built tent platform (12 x 12)  and enjoy the sound and smells of the ocean and close proximity to Acadia National park.

Bar Harbor is a 20 minute drive from the camp site.

The campsite is right off a  gravel road off of a corner of my 1 acre lot tucked into the edge of the trees.  Swimming nearby includes Echo Lake Beach and Long Pond Beach. 

*amenities include electric hookup, water, wifi (text me for the password), and a porta potty. I have provided 4 camp chairs.  If you have more than 1 vehicle you may need to park in my driveway in the spot on the right side of the house (green ranch). 

Please let me know if you need anything additional and I will try to accommodate you.  I usually leave campers to their solitude. ***Please make sure you read the guest reviews before you book.**

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Nancy 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: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 35% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike beautiful Mount Desert Island Maine!

Boating

Lakes and ocean

Fishing

Saltwater and Freshwater fishing available.

Hiking

Acadia National Park all day long

Paddling

Ocean kayaking Fresh water kayaking

Snow sports

Sugarloaf

Swimming

Echo Lake Acadia National Park Long Pond Sand Beach Acadia National Park

Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 12 x 12 Platform-sm parking area in Maine.

Beach

Sand Beach Acadia National Park Seawall Acadia National Park (not for swimming) A 5 minute walk from Balsam Haven campsite.

Coastal

5 minute walk to Seawall beach. Listen to the ocean as you sleep under the stars.

Forest

Acadia National Park

Lake

Echo Lake, Southwest Harbor, Maine Long Pond, Mount Desert, Maine

Swimming hole

Echo Lake, Southwest Harbor, Maine Long Pond, Mount Desert, Maine

Places to see near Balsam Way Campsite

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Hipcamper Ian
Ian M.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2021

This is a very nice quiet little spot in a wooded neighborhood with really kind neighbors nearby. Just a level wooden platform to put your tents on for the night, with chairs, a table, fire pit and water! It’s a great place to stay if you are trying to find a campsite while staying at Acadia.

Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna M.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

We camped at Nancy's place while doing lots of hiking in Acadia. It was a great place to use as a home base for going out and about during the day and spending evenings in Bar Harbor. The site is right next to a road but it is very infrequently traveled and is very quiet at night. The camp store down the road is handy for hot showers.

Hipcamper Mallary

Residential camping!

Mallary L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 4th, 2021

This is just a tent platform in a residential neighborhood. The site was not cleaned prior to our arrival (there was corn husks, egg shells, and other materials just thrown in the tree line which could attract rodents/wildlife). These food scraps made it difficult for me having a dog on a strict diet due to medical issues. This was not private, as it is in a neighborhood. There was a shower curtain available with a hose for showers. Two chairs were provided that were weathered and tearing. A power cord that came from the home, along with a table and fire pit. This was not exactly the camping experience we were hoping for and we chose to leave early. We reached out about our concerns with the food scraps but did not hear back until after our booked trip was complete. I would not recommend.

Hipcamper Zorka
Zorka B.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2021

It is in a pleasant quiet place, beautiful in the woods. It is very close to the restaurant and shop. I liked the placement. It’s a little hard to approach because of the poor quality of the road, but that’s not a big problem. The toilet was clean. I spent nice days here.

12 x 12 Platform-sm parking area
Hipcamper logan

Had to find another (better) site

Logan N.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 21st, 2021

The first thing we noticed when we arrived was that the listing is very misleading, the photos included made it seem like it was more secluded and forested than it was, you are very near the owners home, and can see the neighbors from the site. It is right off of the road, and every passing car has a full view of the whole site. Upon further inspection we noticed how dirty the site was, the porta potty was very dirty inside, and was about 10 feet from the tent platform, there were also eggshells and cornhusks strewn throughout the bushes towards the back of the campsite, there were fallen string lights that looked to be hung at one point. Altogether I imagine this would’ve been a nice place to stay when it was first put up for listing, but a lack of upkeep, effort, and space made an extra 80 dollars for a campsite at Mt Desert Campground completely worth it. (Would also like to add that all of the photos featuring a dock and water are stock footage and in no way relate to this listing)

Hipcamper Brian
Brian M.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

Great little spot near the Seawall Campground. Easy access to the entire island. Camping store down the street has coin-op showers. The campsite itself had everything we needed (electricity, running water, fire pit and a few good trees for hammocks). This is a great alternative to staying in an NP campground.

Hipcamper Kelsey

Great proximity to ocean and acadia

Kelsey C.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2021

Fantastic proximity to Acadia. Five minute drive to Seawall for beautiful ocean views and picnic area. Highly recommend Charlotte’s lobster pound. We were easily able to hike all over the island and saw some amazing views. Campsite had nice water source. Great communication with host.

Hipcamper Lettice
Lettice B.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

Nice place right next to the park. Host was accommodating to our large family and had someone there that checked in on us and could answer our questions. Thank you!

Hipcamper Alex

Stay was nice, pictures misleading

Alex P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 27th, 2021

Our stay was nice but the pictures are very misleading. There's no swimming onsite, the spot is by a road with little privacy, Nancy wasn't there and the person she had change the garbage was not knowledgable.

Property
Balsam Way Campsite
State
Maine
Country
United States
$55/night
1 Site