Hipcamp host Mike W.,
Hosted by
Mike has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

ATTENTION: SITES 1,2,3 PARKING IS BESIDE THE TENT SITE.

ATTENTION: SITES 4 and 5 ARE SHORT HIKES INTO THE WOODS (you would have to carry your camping gear to the site).

This is a working, solar powered homestead, totally off-grid with chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Available to you is fresh eggs, greenhouse vegetables and garden vegetables that you pi

Read more...

ATTENTION: SITES 1,2,3 PARKING IS BESIDE THE TENT SITE.

ATTENTION: SITES 4 and 5 ARE SHORT HIKES INTO THE WOODS (you would have to carry your camping gear to the site).

This is a working, solar powered homestead, totally off-grid with chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. Available to you is fresh eggs, greenhouse vegetables and garden vegetables that you pick yourself to enjoy while you are here. There is an Artesian spring-fed 2 acre pond for fishing (catch and release only). Semi secluded tent sites are not very far from an outhouse furnished with flush toilet and a sink with fresh running water. All tent sites have a fire pit and a picnic table. Enjoy hiking trails or forge off into the woods to explore on this beautiful 25 acre homestead. Sit and relax by the pond while watching for beavers, raccoons, blue heron and even eagles! Listen to the babbling of the Artisian spring where the ice cold water is pumped to the homestead by solar power. Blueberries, wild strawberries and blackberries are fun to look for and eat. Enjoy the cool nights while star gazing, watching fireflies and listening to the frogs and owls. Watch the operation of a working sawmill, learn to tie flies and how to fly fish. In the future there will be blacksmithing demos and classes, art (painting) classes and nature photography classes. There will be a nominal fee for classes. Only minutes away is Home Depot, Walmart, restaurants, shopping, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, antique shops, Historic Downtown Ellsworth and the OCEAN!!

Campsite area
Tent sites
5 sites
Up to 9 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mike a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to True Serendipity Homestead

$100
Experience

Life on the homestead

Every day there are chores that Mike has do and you get to follow him for up...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$10
Rental

Mess kit with pans.

22 piece Ozark Trail mess kit with pans.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$50
Rental

Tent

We have a 8 person Tee Pee style tent and 6 person dome tent. The $50 price ...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$5

Firewood bundle

Firewood is available for 5.00 a bundle, and if help is needed to start your ...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at True Serendipity Homestead in Maine.

Forest
Wetlands
Farm
Driveway

Places to see near True Serendipity Homestead

111 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Libby

Lovely place near acadia

Libby M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2022

Mike and Cheryl's place is lovely, and so are they. We loved walking around the pond, hanging out with the duck and goose families, getting a few fresh eggs for our breakfast, and talking to them. Our site, #1, was easy to access and was quiet and beautiful.

True Serendipity HomesteadSite 1True Serendipity HomesteadWe stayed at Site 1 -- upper left in photo
Hipcamper Amir

Incredible, peaceful, natural oasis

Amir D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 19th, 2022

Mike and Cheryl were such gracious hosts and overall amazing people - and their property is an oasis. Natural spring water fills a beautiful pond with ducks, geese and other wildlife. All the grounds are very well kept by the two of them alone. Firewood is available and the campsites were perfect. There’s a bountiful garden and chicken coop where Mike invited us to pick fresh vegetables and eggs.

We didn’t have great luck with weather but we wouldn’t have traded the experience for anything else. 20 mins from Mount Desert island, it’s a really great location. We will definitely be coming back.

Thanks to Mike and Cheryl for the amazing experience.

Hipcamper Dejah
Dejah C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 13th, 2022

Mike's land is beautiful! It was a wonderful place to camp and I would love to go back again in the future.

True Serendipity HomesteadTrue Serendipity Homestead
Hipcamper Joy

Amazing views rain or shine!

Joy K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 11th, 2022

Hiking trails, friendly wildlife (the ducks will love you!), amazing views rain or shine, canoeing, and more! Loved it at all & can’t wait to come back the next time I’m in Maine. We also met their pup, Zeus, which was a great treat! Firewood is on site as well and available 24/7 (and it’s well priced!)

Hipcamper Liz
Liz T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 11th, 2022

True Serendipity Homestead is a special place. We appreciated the care that Mike and Cheryl put into the land and the time they took to show us the grounds and share their story. Even though we got rained out and needed to end our trip a day early, we had an amazing time camping at this peaceful retreat. We stayed in camp site 5 which is more secluded and tucked away among the trees. We had visits from the duck and geese families throughout our stay which was a really special treat! And the chickens were so cool to see. We enjoyed some eggs during our stay. The outhouse was extremely clean and the artesian spring was very convenient. Mike and Cheryl's homestead will be the reason I return to Maine. 💜

True Serendipity HomesteadTrue Serendipity HomesteadTrue Serendipity HomesteadBullfrog choruses every night!
Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 9th, 2022

Great spot for camping. Spots were spaced preety far apart so you don’t feel like you’re on top of anyone. Beautiful piece of property. And mike was super nice and gave us a tour of the homestead.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 9th, 2022

Mike and Cheryl are great hosts! The camping spot was nice and quiet and the area is gorgeous. As a solo female traveler I felt very safe.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 6th, 2022

This was a beautiful and low-key site close to Ellsworth and Acadia National park! It was also on the way to the Schoodic Peninsula, so I used the opportunity to hike there. Friendly and kind hosts!

Hipcamper Ian

5 stars

Ian G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 31st, 2022

An amazing experience! The property is very well kept. Easy to get in and out. Lots of privacy and peace & quite.

Awards

Best of 2022 Maine
Finalist
Property
True Serendipity Homestead
State
Maine
Country
United States
$45/night
5 Sites

Lists including True Serendipity Homestead

109 camps including Historic Blueberry Farm and Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin by the sea