Hipcamp host Lily S.
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**Bookings WILL OPEN 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DAY to avoid unnecessary cancellations. Please note current nightly rate reflects off-season pricing; rates will INCREASE come summer. We are open during winter months to experienced campers. If you can't book for the dates you would like to come, check back three months prior to your desired date.**

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**Bookings WILL OPEN 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DAY to avoid unnecessary cancellations. Please note current nightly rate reflects off-season pricing; rates will INCREASE come summer. We are open during winter months to experienced campers. If you can't book for the dates you would like to come, check back three months prior to your desired date.**

**For summer 2021 we are adding a Gypsy Wagon Caravan site, stay tuned. Any general q's regarding temps, weather or bugs please defer to google. Maine gets a late spring. Google weather for the time you plan to visit. If you wish to book summer dates set a reminder in your calendar as I cannot hold dates for you.**

Make your home in a rustic cabin in the quiet Maine woods, steps away from the ocean overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal. Take a dip in the frigid ocean and warm up by a roaring beach fire. Disconnect and relax, take in the view, vastness of the stars, slowing of time, ample peacefulness and changing of seasons. Best part? No bugs & no people.

Please read through entire description before booking or messaging me with q's :) Booking this site requires reading to BEST PREPARE YOU for a good trip. Site description is subject to change between seasons.

Rustic cabin with a deck platform steps off a beach in a calm bay, adjacent to several miles of hiking trails and walkable beach. From site are 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains and islands facing west for sunset views. Sunsets on a clear day are spectacular on par with baptism. Cabin is off-grid (no real heat, electricity or running water) and unplugged, pls enjoy plugging into nature. We can provide more water and charge devices off-season.

The property is 6 acres but has preserve forest with hiking trails on two sides with 65 acres to explore.  We are conveniently located 10 minutes away from the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia Natl Park. Experienced winter weather campers welcomed (newbies pls familiarize yourself) but AWD is req if there's snow on the road or forecast. Short walk to hiking trails onsite, 15 minutes drive to Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia and 45 minutes from Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. 


- some camping essentials are provided; firestarter, lights, two burner propane stove (you must supply propane), cast iron skillets, extra bedding during winter months.

- drinking/washing water *avail off-season*

- firewood is available

- porto potty onsite

Heat: Outdoor woodstove on deck for cooking upon, gives ambient heat for warming appendages. Indoor buddy propane heater (x2) will take the chill off if run for any duration of time but please dress and pack accordingly with winter graded bags as the cabin is not insulated. For propane heater: we provide guests first 1 lb canister per booking during winter months, each 1 lb cylinder will last 3-6 hours, or opt to bring or rent a 15-20 lb tank from us. Cabin has ample venting & a smoke/CO detector. With windchill of any westerly wind it can get down well below freezing. Please prepare & pack accordingly. Order reviews below by most recent to see recent guest experiences winter camping. Full winter weather packing list and tips/tricks avail upon req. In summer cabin is hot, esp during heatwaves. You are camping. There are bugs here in the summer.

Lighting: A-frame has solar lights on exterior patio, gas lanterns, ample candlelight for interior of cabin. There's a USB powered light, bring a charged battery pack. You may have a campfire on the beach or in a safe designated area elsewhere onsite. Bring a headlamp/flashlight for porto.

Bed/bedding: A-frame cabin has a double/full semi-firm bed on a frame with a waterproof (thus easily sanitizable) cover. Cabin can comfortably sleep or house up to 4 people with supplementary pads/cots. Due to COVID guests must BYO bedding/pillows. Linens avail for a fee during summer months-- inq with host.

Contents: Site has a deck with 2 chairs and small tables. Cabin contains a two burner propane stove and cast iron pans, assortment of games/books (in case of rainy day or restless mind), binoculars for boat/bird watching, small grate for cooking directly over campfire, and large table top for meal prep/dining, extra supplementary down bedding but ultimately YOU are responsible for your own warmth. Please pack accordingly. We provide guests moist cleansing wipes and can refill gallon jugs for drinking & lend a 1-5 gallon dispenser of warm water for washing.

Fire: We stock firewood for sale or byo. If you have prepaid thru the app ample wood will be waiting for you onsite. W the benefit of an onsite host anything you have forgotten to pack we'll likely have on hand.

Location: Property has no neighbors around but is surrounded by tranquil nature preserve with trails through woodlands that is open to public; a magical forest & walkable beach. Feels at most times like a private beach. 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. Lobster boats however will hum about the bay extracting their bounty from the sea. 

Privacy: During the day you will likely encounter the seldom friendly hiker on the beach and trails on the neighboring preserve. 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. 

Winter weather/snow: If there's snow in the forecast or on the road, AWD or good all weather/studs/winter tires are REQUIRED. Flexible cancellation and rescheduling available & refunds granted for guests unprepared for snowfall- pls check forecast leading up to your stay. If you have any reservations as to the feasibility of your vehicle on our hilly dirt road, please reach out to your host. 

We love welcoming people to the property and are happy to answer any questions about the area and provide campers with a GDOC guide to everything in the local area (just ask). 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. 

We believe in order to grow we need to experience discomfort and adversity. Abandon modern day luxuries to restore the numbed the connection with body and mind; come to nature to find your inner strength and health.

Cabin is rustic and does not get white glove cleaning. Pets are allowed, no pet deposit. No cleaning fee is auto tacked on, guests are responsible for leaving the site as they found it. Guests who leave cabin in disarray will be charged a cleaning fee through hipcamp after departure.

Thanks for reading! Please read and note cancellation policy before booking. Site accommodates 2 people, extra charge for additional guests. Children do not camp free, if they use the bathroom they leave a trace. All guests must sleep in cabin, no tenting is permitted at this site, all tents must be 75 feet from ocean. In an effort to have minimal ecological effects on the land you have a bigger group than four, you must book multiple sites.

In your req to book pls include some details about yourself; if you've visited area before, level of camping experience, what you plan to do in the area.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send lily a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 88%

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20 lb propane tank rental

& buddy heater. Ideal for chilly nights late-fall early spring.

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2 gallons of sealed drinking water

For motorcylists/bicyclists only.

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Large bundle of firewood

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Schoodic. For rentals google Sea Schoodic Kayak and Bike.


You may put a kayak, canoe or small boat in the water by the small farm house. Road down to the beach is not advised for small ...Read more


Guests are welcome to fish, dig for clams, pick mussels, wild forage native edible plants and mushrooms!


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


Guests can launch kayaks here or in the nearby Jones's Pond.

Off-roading (OHV)

The Down East Sunrise Trail


You can bathe in the nearby Jones's Pond off the Pond Road RT 185 Recreational access to boats here as well. Just bring some go...Read more

Wildlife watching

Deer, bald eagle, sea birds, wild turkey, friendly chipmunks, chattery red and black squirrel and the occasional porcupine. In ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin in Maine.


Here we refer to lakes and ponds and there are several great ones with public access 5-20 minutes away.


The nearby trails have a good amount of elevation. The closest hike is Schoodic Mountain Anvil trail in Acadia ~15 min away. Th...Read more

Swimming hole

Many ponds nearby.


The vibe at Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin

Places to see near Taft Point Pleasant

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Hipcamper Claire

Simply the perfect experience

Claire S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

Perfection perfection perfection. Lily’s property is jaw-dropping, the a-frame couldn’t be in a more ideal location, and the host herself is friendly, inviting, extremely responsive and more than helpful. Everything in the description is spot on (it’s literally the most helpful and entertaining hipcamp guide I’ve ever read) so just check that out and you’ll know everything you need to know. No surprises, except probably that it’s even better than you are imagining. It’s a private site but close to everything you could need, like wood, water, beer, groceries. There’s inexpensive, fresh and tasty seafood down the road. Oh, and one more thing - you can walk the quiet, idyllic trails on the property and use markers with QR codes set up along the way to learn about the coastal Maine habitat, including plant life + more. Beautiful and educational. Thank you Lily for extending this property to others, it’s a real gift to be able to stay here!

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Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

I happy cried a little reading this review. Thank you so much Claire for coming and so truly, fully and deeply appreciating it <3

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Hipcamper Mark

Book this spot now!

Mark D.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

Absolutely incredible getaway spot. We literally camped on the ocean with views of the Acadia National park mountains in the distance. The A-frame is charming and the platform with chairs is perfect to watch the sun set (or rise) while drinking a cold beverage. We walked the beach (had it all to ourselves) and even dug up a few clams for dinner. Another perk is you that can park a 1-minute walk from the site but still feel secluded. Despite the heat wave (95+ degrees) over the weekend it stayed a cool 75 and at night was the perfect temp for a light sweatshirt. The host was very helpful and responsive. She provided great tips about the local area. Would definitely recommend staying here!

Hipcamper Trevor
Trevor C.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2020

Just breathtaking. Amazing view of the water, the stars, the sunset, and the park in the distance. A-frame is just a shelter, but charming and did a good job of keeping bugs away. The real treat though was the fire on the beach down out of the woods. Great place to stay.

Sunset on the beachA-frame and platform Relax with a fire
Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on July 27th, 2020

Thank you for visiting, enjoying and appreciating.

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Hipcamper eric

Sunset a-frame

Eric N.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2020

This is a lovely, private site. The A-frame is right on the water with an incredible view of the cove. We made a small fire on the beach. Local hikers from the preserve were friendly., as they passed by on the beach — only a handful. We did stay during a heat wave and the A-frame was a bit stuffy. Fortunately we had a couple of mosquito curtains which we hung over the wooden door so fresh air could get into the cabin. Lily was a very responsive host and accommodated all of our needs and offered more than we would have expected.

Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on August 1st, 2020

Thank you Eric for coming! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay despite that wicked evil demonic fluke of a heatwave. Loved seeing you guys paddle by the house at sunset, wishing I had taken a photo for you of that moment.

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Hipcamper Eliza
Eliza L.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2020

This was the most blissful little getaway!! The cabin is right up next to the water, especially at high tide when the water is just feet from the Aframe.
To the left there is a view of Cadillac mountain and MDI, and the west facing beach boasts some unbeatable sunsets.
There is a small deck, as well as plenty of trees to set up hammocks and tents, so you can sleep however you please or switch it up each night.
Located just 30-45 minutes from Acadia, but well away from the crowds, you can take a drive to MDI, visit the Schoodic Peninsula, or just stay in the area walking, swimming, or kayaking.
The host lily is absolutely lovely, and made sure we were well oriented and comfortable.

Hipcamper Syb
Syb S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

Lily has created a welcoming oasis - hospitable, generous and fun - Lily is indeed a super host!
The seclusion and stellar views of the A-frame site work their magic in minutes. Add a dreamy kayak and campfire and refresh is complete.
We will be back!

Hipcamper William
William C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Truly incredible experience. A-frame is rustic and so much fun. The beach and the view is unbelievable - we saw a whale and a seal in the bay, foraged for mussels, and cooked some great meals under the stars. Lily was super friendly, kind, and helpful. Would love to come back someday.

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

I can't wait to go back to Lily's A Frame!! It was PERFECT!!! The cabin is cozy, clean and comfy. The firepit on the beach feels like something from a dream. Definitely take Lily up on her offer for a Lobster dinner - deeeelicious! And use the kayaks! What a magical place. We can't wait to return! xo

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Hipcamper Casey

Best hipcamp ever

Casey Z.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2020

Lily is the coolest and kindest host ever!!! The A-frame was probably one of the most magical places I have ever and will ever step foot let alone get to stay a few days in! You really are right on the ocean and have access to so many beautiful natural places (i.e a nature preserve with trails through mossy woods & beautiful beach walks), it made it hard to leave everyday and especially on our last. Would definitely recommend carving a few days of your trip just to hanging at the A-Frame and exploring the land around it. It is right near the Winter Harbor part of Acadia and it actually turned out to be our favorite/preferred part of the national park due to small crowds and secluded gorgeous cliffs. We also had the amazing lobster dinner prepared by Lily and it was our favorite meal of the entire trip! We ate it on the beach during one of the many gorgeous sunsets you'll see from your spot. Overall, we loved this beautiful little safe haven and we are so grateful for Lily and getting to meet and spend time talking to her! Thanks again Lily (philly forever!)!

Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on September 18th, 2020

Thank you Casey for coming and it was so great meeting and chatting with you and getting to serve you a meal!

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