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
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 reservations. Not 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!
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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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!