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Make your home in a rustic cabin in the quiet Maine woods, steps away from the ocean overlooking the mountains. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal. Disconnect and relax, take in the vastness of the stars, slowing of time here, and ample peacefulness.

Please read through site description, before req to book or asking q’s - as booking this site req reading to bes

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Make your home in a rustic cabin in the quiet Maine woods, steps away from the ocean overlooking the mountains. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal. Disconnect and relax, take in the vastness of the stars, slowing of time here, and ample peacefulness.

Please read through site description, before req to book or asking q’s - as booking this site req reading to best prepare you for a GREAT trip. Please note we have a three night preference and two night booking minimum on the cabin unless one single night is open on the calendar, we will upon occasion make an exception to this rule. Pls note this in your msg / req to book for one night and we’ll lift restrictions on the site if it’s a good fit.

Rustic cabin steps off a beach in a calm bay, adjacent to several miles of hiking trails and walkable beach. From site are views of the surrounding mountains and islands. Site is facing west for sunset views. Booking this site provides you the ability to have a fire safely on the beach, or cook with the campstove/woodstove provided.

Sunsets on a clear day are spectacular. A-frame is 'off-grid' (no real heat, no electricity or wifi) and unplugged, it is simply just a structure; pls enjoy plugging into nature. 

We are located 15 minutes away from the quiet lesser trafficked Schoodic Peninsula part of Acadia Nat'l Park, an hour from the main large majority of Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Please make time to slow down and enjoy the cabin, instead of simply using it as a launching off point for Acadia primarily.

ABOUT THE SPACE:

- outdoor woodstove & two burner Coleman camp propane stove, cast iron skillets (2) and open fire waffle iron are provided, pls bring yr own mess kits, & preferred dishware otherwise, pls do not store food or food items inside cabin.

- during summer months guests BYO water; no accessible spigot at cabin. We have a shallow hand dug well, low water gardens and periods of drought. We are happy to refill gallon jugs for drinking & lend a 1-5 gallon dispenser of our well water for drinking/washing for extended bookings, if we’re home during meet & greets or just ask w 24 hrs ahead we’ll leave water for you at site.

Contents: double bed, 2 burner coleman propane stove (please supply your own 1lb canister of propane if you wish to use), lil buddy heater, 2 cast iron skillets, binoculars, grate for cooking over campfire, broom and dustpan, books/games, table top/saw horses.

Bed/bedding: Guests are requested to BYO bedding as a courtesy to Mother Earth, we encourage guests to bring their own camping bedding— however clean linen rental (incl pillows/cotton sheets/blankets/comforter/towels of appropriate warmth based on season) are available added on at the time of booking, or requested after booking and paid upon arrival—must be arranged & paid in advance 24-48 hours prior to arrival as a courtesy to our time. If you have prepaid for linens they’ll be waiting for you a.) either on site in the cabin day of booking, or b.) in a basket on our covered porch just outside our home (if time does not allow us to get in to the cabin between bookings due to our work schedule).

Lighting: A-frame has minimal solar lights on exterior patio, (which can be turned off at panel for ample star viewing) battery powered and electronic tealights for interior of cabin. It does get very dark here! Please BYO headlamp/flashlight/lantern and a sense of adventure.

ARRIVAL: Pls check in b4 sun is setting (it is well worth catching!) &plan to ensure to check-in before nightfall to avoid any confusion with finding and orienting yourself to the property and site. Take reviews with a grain of salt and read this to plan prep pack fully, your time here is what you make of it. Cabin is rustic, not hermetically sealed and doesn’t get a white glove cleaning btwn each booking, no cleaning fee is tacked on and guests are responsible for tidying it for the next guests. We aim to set clear expectations for guests. There may be woodland creatures or traces of them around, especially if you or the previous guest have eaten or stored food inside

Winter/Fall: Trusty rusty teeny tiny outdoor woodstove on deck for cooking, gives ambient heat for warming appendages. Indoor/outdoor buddy 4000/9000 BTU propane heater will take the chill off if run for any duration of time but pack accordingly with appropriate graded bags for night time dep on season,, cabin is uninsulated. For propane heater: during winter months we provide the tank for warming up. Cabin has ample venting & a smoke/CO detector and fire extinguisher. Look up local weather leading up to your stay and prepare & pack accordingly for possible rain. If you reserve linens you will have bed made with pillows, (& down comforter and wool blankets in spring/fall). For those that byobedding—Extra bedding/bags is located inside storage ottoman pouf during colder months, please leave it out or let us know if you use it so we can launder it.

Wood: we have wood available for purchase, or bring your own camp wood purchased **locally** found at most supermarkets gas stations and roadside. If you have pre-paid for what at the time of booking, it means we will ensure we have enough cut split and stacked for you, self help self carry honor system by our wood pile near the parking area.

Cooking meals: cook on the woodstove cooktop, over open campfire or on Coleman stove. Please bring your own utensils, dishware and mess kits. 

Location: Property has no immediate neighbors around but is surrounded preserve land with trails through woodlands;; a magical forest & walkable beach. Feels at most times like a private beach but site is not private. A-frame is away from the crowds of the park and just far enough off Route 1 that the noise of engines is barely audible. there are two other tent sites, one other cabin and our home on site but spaced adequately apart. In summer months lobster boats will hum about the bay extracting their bounty from the sea. We encourage guests to fully maximize relaxing and spend a full day here, rather than just using the site as a launching off pad for traversing acadia on MDI. For this reason we do not accept one night bookings.

Privacy: Semi Private site. During the day you might encounter the seldom friendly hiker or another one of our guests on the beach and trails on the neighboring preserve. There is a curtain in the cabin for privacy. More prevalent than hikers are deer, bald eagle, sea birds, wild turkey, friendly chipmunks, chattery red and black squirrel and the occasional porcupine. In the water are small whales, seal, loons, porpoise (dolphins basically), duck, heron, and schools of fish schoaling. 

Cabin: is RUSTIC, from 70's;; cabin is hot/cold proportionally to outdoor temps. The window is dirty between the panes and neeeds a full Reno and replacement but you’ll see why we are reluctant to do this as the old window is curved, arched and uniquely beautiful. You are camping. There are bugs. You’re in the woods. There will be a small woodland creatures or traces of them, in and outside the cabin despite our best attempts to seal it up, again—pls do not eat or store food inside the cabin! Maine has mosquitos, no-seeums, black flies, ticks, horseflies and fireants in the summer months and I can't control this. Pack good bug dope and smoke em out! If you are looking for a more luxurious glamping experience with electricity and showers, look up Terramor in Bar Harbor. Closest campgrounds if we are booked: Acadia East, Acadia Seashore, West Bay, Mainayr.

ABOUT US: I love being able to share our property meeting travelers from all walks of life! My background is in culinary/hospitality and living city life for past decade. My live-in partner Daniel is a carpenter and former fisherman from Chicagoland. Pls keep in mind we are not a traditional campground, home is right here where we live work and play. That means you may occasionally see us, or hear us wrenching on one of our vehicles or swinging a hammer. We are not like a traditional campground; we aim for a bit more privacy between sites for guests’ peace and quiet; we aim to instead provide a rustic, simple, barebones & most importantly quiet peace and solace in nature. We love hosting, making new friends, welcoming people to the property, and are happy to answer any questions about the area prior to your trip-- we provide campers with a Gdoc local's guide to The Point, the area & Acadia. We aim to provide a place for seekers of peace to gain a better relationship and appreciation with nature in a world that has forgotten the importance and connection we all have with Mother Earth & the planet that sustains us. With the benefit of on-site hosts, anything you may have forgotten we will likely have on hand to lend.

About you: able to read site listing and directions, some experience camping, general common sense. We also req that you are experienced campers with fire building and fire safety exp.

Pets: We allow well behaved quiet dogs only all must be on-leash or *strict* voice command and watchful eye as we have outdoor pets near the main house. Dogs must remain at your site/side and are not allowed to roam free on the property limit of one dog to this site unless otherwise agreed upon..

Guests are responsible for leaving the site as they found it. In an attempt to keep the cabin clean we request that you slip off your shoes whenever possible inside a-frame. It’s been a very rainy/muddy year. Guests who track in mud debris or leave any trash will be charged a clean-up fee. The rug is very large, heavy and takes hours to wash and daaaays to dry. “Host" and "Maid" are not synonymous terms. If you create mess, you clean up mess. we do not charge a cleaning fee because it seems greedy, unnecessary and unkind. We offer trash receptacles. Pls take your trash with you and put it in our trash receptacle. Do your part to leave the cabin as clean as you found it. If you break/damage/spill something please let us know as soon as possible. I won’t put you in the time out corner, I promise. In conclusion don’t be a jerk and we will love you!

This site is best suited for 2 adults; in an effort to have minimal ecological effects on the land and keep the peace&quiet, if you have a bigger group you must book an additional site. In an effort to keep peace most all our sites are not suitable for children or infants; unless otherwise preagreed upon with host. Please note we have a two night minimum stay in the cabin unless one night only is available with a booking before and after.

Booking this site confirms you have read full listing, cancellation policy, and that you and your party will adhere to rules as stated.

Guests will receive directions and onsite arrival instructions upon approval of req to book via autogenerated hipcamp email; these instructions must be read prior to departure. Site description is subject to change between seasons; review again prior to your upcoming booking. 

If you’ve made it this far congrats on actually reading the listing! Tell us what your favorite animal is in your booking req!

Lodging provided
A-Frame
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send lily a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 87%

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Hiking

2 miles of well maintained trail and .5 miles of walkable sandy/rock beach.

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Hipcamper Cathy

Cozy stay

Cathy J.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2022

We loved the spot of the a-frame, being able to roll over in bed and watch the water and listen to the sounds of the water was great. The majority of our time here was spent while it was raining, but the one evening it was not was so wonderful being able to watch the sunset by a fire. We were still comfortable and sheltered in the rain. The listing explains what to expect in good detail, after reading it there was nothing unexpected. We would recommend as a camping experience!

Hipcamper Kelsea
Kelsea A.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2022

Loved this aframe! The location was excellent and the sunset views were amazing. I was looking for a more remote and quiet stay near Acadia this time around, and this was perfect. Only 20 minutes to Schoodic, and it was great to be in a less peopley area than the main part of the park. Lily and Daniel were super friendly and helpful if anything was needed. Luckily their directions and details were crystal clear and we didn't need a thing. Plus it's dog friendly and my pup loved it too. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Rachelle
Rachelle D.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2022

Third time back at the A-frame! Always such a magical experience. Highlight of the trip may have been the cat that I stumbled upon on the beach. Quite possibly the coolest care I've met to date. Found lots of other cool little creatures along the way, great place to explore and enjoy nature!

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Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly W.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2022

I hesitate to give a glowing review because I want this place all to myself! It's simply magical and Lily and Daniel are such great hosts, available as needed but leave you your space to enjoy the spot and all it has to offer. This was my second time back and won't be my last!

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Hipcamper Kari
Kari B.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2022

This spot is magic!

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Hipcamper Tessa

Magical frame

Tessa M.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2022

This place is truly magical. A unique and wonderful experience. I cannot say enough nice things about Lily and her beautiful property. I hope I get the chance to return in the future some day.

Hipcamper Monica
Monica E.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2022

Beautiful and tranquil. The A-frame has excellent views. There are binoculars that come in handy to watch the seals, puffins, and loons. The host Lily was super helpful with any questions I had. I recommend renting the kayaks for a paddle on the bay.

Hipcamper Steven

Peaceful bayside paradise

Steven S.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2022

Our stay at the A Frame on Lily's property was nothing short of amazing. My wife and I spent our five year anniversary on the property and we loved every minute of it. You cannot beat the sunset over the bay every evening followed by a relaxing fire on the beach as you listen to the tide come in and out. The A Frame itself is a unique, intimate and one of a kind place to stay. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of high tide every night and waking up to the sounds of the surrounding nature. We spent some time in Bar Harbor during the day and Acadia National Park as well. The drive to Acadia is about an hour but it goes by fast. Lily was extremely accommodating and was a terrific host. I would recommend this to anyone who needs to get away from it all and re-center.

Hipcamper Julie
Julie S.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2022

Incredible experience camping at the A Frame. It is unbelievably serene, the perfect spot to sit back and relax. We explored the area during the day and cooked at camp each night to soak in the sunset over the ocean. Absolutely cannot recommend this place enough! Will definitely be back.

Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin

Awards

Best of 2022 Cabin
Finalist
Best of 2022 Maine
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Best in 2021 Cabin
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Best in 2021 Maine
Finalist
Property
The Point
State
Maine
Country
United States
$160/night
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