Hipcamp host Frank E.,
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El Floretta is a classic 1950s sport's camp located on the shore of Long Pond in Hancock County, Maine and offers excellent fishing, paddling, swimming, stargazing and wildlife viewing. Acadia National Park is less than an hour away. This well-loved cabin with a dock is 8 miles from the town of Bucksport which has a grocery store, hardware store, ice cream shop, resta

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El Floretta is a classic 1950s sport's camp located on the shore of Long Pond in Hancock County, Maine and offers excellent fishing, paddling, swimming, stargazing and wildlife viewing. Acadia National Park is less than an hour away. This well-loved cabin with a dock is 8 miles from the town of Bucksport which has a grocery store, hardware store, ice cream shop, restaurants, brewery, laundromat, bookstore, seafood take-outs, lobsters, etc. There are good hikes, flea markets and antiques, and good dining in the area. The towns of Belfast, Castine, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Deer Isle, Stonington and Ellsworth are within 30-40 minutes, as is Bangor airport (BGR). Furnished with a table and chairs and a full-size bed--plus lots of windows to open for fresh air and water views. In the kitchen are plates, glassware, utensils, pots and pans, and french press. Hammock, Adirondack chairs, dock, canoe and kayak, life jackets, and paddles are available for your use.  There are fishing rods and some tackle available.  Hot and cold water (subject to freezing temps), indoor and outdoor sinks, outdoor shower, electricity, heater for chilly mornings, gas range, refrigerator/freezer, charcoal grill, and a composting toilet in an outhouse. While there is no wifi, cell reception is generally good and we have had great success using our phones as wifi hotspots for computer wifi access. The camp is situated between the road and the pond, and stairs lead down from the parking area to the cabin, and then a few more wooden steps to the dock and shore. Note: please bring your own linens -- towels, kitchen towels, and bed linens (you'll need a full-size sheet set, blanket, 4 pillow cases) and drinking water. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Frank a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 3 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 95%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Rentals and route info at nearby bicycle shops, including in Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor and Belfast.

Boating

Canoe available for use at the cabin dock.

Fishing

Plenty of fish in Long Pond! Fishing info in the general listing.

Hiking

Some favorite nearby hikes in the general listing + Acadia National Park, Camden Hills State Park, and the Great Pond Mountain ...Read more

Swimming

Terrific fresh water swimming. You may want to bring/wear swim shoes or flippers to step across rocks and freshwater mussels in...Read more

Wildlife watching

Nesting around the pond are bald eagles, ducks, loons and many songbirds. You may also see snapping turtles, bullfrogs, firefli...Read more

Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at El Floretta Lakeside Tiny Cabin in Maine.

Lake

Located directly on Long Pond in Hancock County.

Places to see near Frank E.’s Land

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Hipcamper Chirag

Perfect place to be!

Chirag P.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2021

Frank’s Tiny Camp was an amazing place to spend the weekend. It had absolutely everything we needed and more. We took the canoe out a few times and enjoyed the water. It was a short 45/50min drive to Acadia National Park as well. The cabin was very clean. The outhouse bathroom was very clean and easy to use. This is the perfect place to get away, wind down, and relax. There are also some great breweries and restaurants in the area. Frank was also very responsive throughout our stay. I cannot recommend this place more! We are definitely coming back soon!

Great place to have a nice fire!A fun time on the canoe!Perfect for a lazy day with your best friend!
Hipcamper megan
Megan L.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

Frank’s cabin is the perfect peaceful getaway- we loved every minute of our vacation. Highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Robin
Robin B.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

We had an absolutely wonderful time at this lovely little cabin on the water. Canoeing around the pond, checking out the bald eagles, the loons, turtles and fish was fabulous. The place is clean and has everything we needed for a relaxing time. Thanks for a great stay.

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Hipcamper Martha
Martha G.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

Frank and Sandy’s cabin is serene. We stayed three nights and swam, canoed, cooked, and had a campfire. A truly lovely cabin with everything you need. Highly recommend giving a listen to the South Sea Island Magic record.

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Hipcamper Maureen

Adorable cabin

Maureen G.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2020

Lovely private camp right on the lake. Close to Acadia and perfect base camp for some late summer adventures. Cabin was adorable, clean, and all instructions were very clear from the host. We had a great time!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily H.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2020

We had a wonderful three nights at this rustic lakeside cabin. The heater was great for chilly evenings. We loved having access to the canoe to explore the lake. We even saw several bald eagles! Highly recommend this special spot.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily M.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2020

I cannot recommend El Floretta Tiny Camp enough. My boyfriend and I stayed here for a night and can’t wait to return next season. Frank was extremely attentive and communicative leading up to, during and after our stay. We took the canoe out on the water twice, made a fire, read in the hammock — it was truly an oasis.

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Hipcamper Frank
Response from Frank, the Host, on October 26th, 2020

Thank you Emily! We hope to have you back next season!

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Hipcamper Carleigh

Slice of heaven

Carleigh H.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

If you’re looking for a slice of heaven on earth it’s this little piece of paradise. Frank was so kind and helpful when it came to sharing his place. Nothing like being able to unplug and go sit out by the water - have a cup of coffee, go fishin (with the help of the one and only Noah of course). Truly can’t explain how perfect of a stay we had- so many small touches it made it one of our favorite spots of all time. Already dreaming of our next trip back!

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Hipcamper Matthew

Fly eagles fly!

Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2021

Our stay at El Floretta was absolutely magical! The cabin is everything you dream a rustic lakeside cabin could be. The decor is so meticulously curated that your eyes always land on something new. Our dog loved swimming morning, noon, and night right from the dock. Directly across the lake from the cabin is an Eagle's nest (Go Birds!) with a little eaglet. The cabin also served as a great go-between Acadia/Bar Harbor and Bangor. A truly beautiful slice of heaven on earth!

- Bring all of your best mosquito weapons!

Property
Frank E.’s Land
State
Maine
Country
United States
$175/night
1 Site