Hipcamp host Midcoast C.,
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Two Dog Hut is an iconic place at HVNC. Like the Yurt, it sits on top of a high ridge with western views. At Two Dog, however, you’re surrounded by tall pines as they sway in the breeze; you’re tucked far away from the main trails and deep in the woods. Two large covered porches on the east and west end offer serene places to enjoy the scenery, and a clear roof provides plen

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Two Dog Hut is an iconic place at HVNC. Like the Yurt, it sits on top of a high ridge with western views. At Two Dog, however, you’re surrounded by tall pines as they sway in the breeze; you’re tucked far away from the main trails and deep in the woods. Two large covered porches on the east and west end offer serene places to enjoy the scenery, and a clear roof provides plenty of light inside the building.

Two Dog Hut is an uninsulated building with a clear plastic roof, although it has a wood stove it can still get quite cold in the winter months. Intrepid winter guests should be prepared with the right gear (e.g. winter sleeping bag, extra layers etc.) and should expect winter camping conditions.

Two Dog Hut feels like accessible wilderness even though it is only about 1.25 miles from the parking area. It was built in 2008 as part of HVNC’s original “Stump to Hut” event. The building is made out of pieces of pine pulp from trees harvested right there on site. Volunteers and professionals developed this clever and unique design. About $20 worth of pulp was slabbed on two sides by a portable saw mill, and built up in a pseudo-log cabin style.

Two Dog Hut is located at Midcoast Conservancy's 1,000 acre, award winning Hidden Valley Nature Center, and a portion of the booking fees goes to support our mission to protect and restore vital lands and waters on a scale that matters. 

Midcoast Conservancy members receive a 40% discount on all lodging reservationsNot a member? Visit the Midcoast Conservancy website and join through the "donate" button at the top right of the home page. Your membership confirmation email will include your discount code. Thank you!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Hike in
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Midcoast a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

From expert to novice, single track to double track we have something for everyone to ride. Whether you're looking to challenge...Read more

Hiking

HVNC has over 25 miles of trails to explore. Whether you're an avid hiker, or just out for a casual stroll with friends, HVNC h...Read more

Paddling

Canoes are available to overnight guests free of charge from May 1st- October 15th. The Canoes are located at the HVNC waterfro...Read more

Snow sports

With it's 25+ miles of groomed trails, HVNC transforms into a Nordic ski center in the winter months! We welcome Nordic skiing,...Read more

Fishing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Two Dog Hut in Maine.

Forest

Places to see near Hidden Valley Nature Center

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Hipcamper SEAN
Sean D.
recommends this listing.
January 14th, 2022

Awesome place, needs more mtb trails

Hipcamper Peter
Peter S.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2021

Had a great few days at Two Dog Hut! What a beautiful, peaceful place. The wood stove kept me nice and warm, while the temperature outside dropped into the teens. It was also nice to fall asleep looking at the moon and the stars above the clear roof. There are barred owls nearby, and their hoots resounded through the trees.

Pack lightly, since the hike in is mostly uphill through the snow!

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Hipcamper Justin
Justin S.
recommends this listing.
December 1st, 2021

Awesome org, awesome hut. Great way to feel “off grid” without a ton of work. Excellent choice to get less experienced folks prepared for off-grid cabin stays.

Hipcamper William

Live on the do-with-less side

William G.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2021

Great. Little retreat from civilization. We could not be happier with the huts at HVNC

Hipcamper Emily B.
recommends this listing.
December 30th, 2021
Property
Hidden Valley Nature Center
State
Maine
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site