Our little slice of Maine heaven is located atop a mountain overlooking the tidal flow of Upper Penobscot Bay. Hike with our goats and enjoy tossing crumbs to the ducks and geese in our pond. Our 25+ acres of private land here is available for hiking, camping, exploring, wildlife watching, in addition to offering shuttles for day-paddles.
Our property abuts seemingly endless miles of minimally used trails connecting to massive power lines and a natural gas pipelines that are kept clear for ATV use, hunting, hiking. Summer and early fall offers a bounty of blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and wild mushrooms to forage.
Campers may choose from sites in the forest, along the pondside, or near the peak. Given environmental conditions, areas for campfires and larger bonfires offer traditional hotdog and smores roasting. We encourage late nights with friends to remember forever here on Hobbit Hill.
Indoor accommodations are limited and may be arranged depending on our schedule and availability. You must check with us one week prior to inquire about indoor space.
We run a busy homestead-style farm. Fresh produce available for purchase during your stay includes: rabbit, duck, goose, chicken, eggs, garden goodies, goat cheese, raw milk and more. Bucksport practices food sovereignty allowing us to legally sell to consumers directly from our farm.
Bucksport has a strong local culture, a quaint New England downtown with shops—and NO big department stores. Strolling downtown you'd swear time here stood still. Folklore and historical landmarks include the grave of haunted Buck, nearby Fort Knox to explore, and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge—the tallest public bridge observatory in the world at 450' tall and 2,120' long.
Our home is located 15 minutes from Downtown Bangor, 30 minutes from Ellsworth, 1 hour from MDI and 25 minutes from Orono. We chose this spot for the central location and the private, peaceful land.
LONG CAMPERS AND/OR LOW-TO-THE-GROUND:
We live on a private STEEP dirt road at the peak of the mountain so your visit will be quiet, private and undisturbed--but not ideal for all vehicles and larger campers. A 4-wheel or all-wheel drive is recommended during winter and spring mud season. There is a place to park down the hill and we can shuttle you up for cross country skiing or snowshoeing outings. The parking spot is only wide enough for two passenger vehicles. (If you get stuck, not to fret; our tractor can haul just about anything.)
Low to the ground and/or very long campers ought to swing SUPER wide to take the hill. Please contact us through this app with any concerns, it will be sent to us directly as a text. There is a an old weigh station 1/2 a mile from our house. It's a good spot to park or turn around in if you'd like to check the place out first. We'd be happy to give you a ride up the hill before you drive up with a long camper.
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 6PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off