Hipcamp host Lily S.
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Little piece of paradise is tucked in the woods overlooking the ocean on Frenchman Bay at the end of a private drive with no neighbors-- the minute you drive through the gate you will feel a sense of peace and joy. 

At night you can hear the loons, seals in bay, treefrogs, distant coyote howls and owls hooting to each other. During the day you are a short walk from a h


Little piece of paradise is tucked in the woods overlooking the ocean on Frenchman Bay at the end of a private drive with no neighbors-- the minute you drive through the gate you will feel a sense of peace and joy. 

At night you can hear the loons, seals in bay, treefrogs, distant coyote howls and owls hooting to each other. During the day you are a short walk from a hike on the Taft Point preserve. 

<3 Please read through our entire description before booking <3  

Although you'll find this spot to yourself and privacy there away from other sites, you will need to park adjacent to my house to access the site. Here you'll have easy water refills (just ask!) and a plug on my porch for device charging. Pls note we are social distancing here! When you arrive, I'm happy to meet and greet you & give you a quick tour. Here you'll have the security of an on-site host & anything you may have forgotten I'll likely have on-hand to give/lend.

We love welcoming people to our property and are happy to answer any questions about the area. We have 2 free roaming cats who call our place home so we don’t allow other animals at this site but hope you will love meeting the fur family when and if they roam over (or follow you) to your site.  We look forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Site is in the woods on my land near my home and does not allow fires, it's on an oceanfront hillside, beach access is a short hike on a trail :) Site will afford peaceful tranquility dusk til dawn or quiet hours 10pm-8am.

Our goal with Hipcamp is 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 the planet that sustains us. 

Our top priorities with our Hip Camp is keeping this land pristine and respected. Our mission to save our environment can only be accomplished with the active mindfulness of YOU!  We are here to prove that people can change and that an alternative to traditional campgrounds can be of an extremely magical benefit that does not degrade the environment and break the peace that small towns still contain. 

Pack-in pack-out leave-no-trace piece of land; there are no trash bins, facilities or dumpsters, you must take your trash with you. There will be a portopotty on site a short walk away. 

  • Land is simply just that & rustic, to replicate a backcountry tent camping experience. 
  • Fire: If having a fire is a necessity (I get it!) please inquire about using my firepit, or instead book one of our other sites which all allow fires. I have kayaks for rent on site to explore Frenchman's bay. Pls inq if you want to borrow chairs. Byo camp stove or jetboil for cooking or heating food. 
  • Enough level ground and space for a 4 person tent. 2-3 people at this site only as it is a much cozier smaller site. This is the smallest site here out of four, best suited to short term camping, ideal for getting out and exploring the area by day, not for hunkering down. Great spots to hang a hammock, forest of trees with good spacing, and just relax. 
  • Wifi is only accessible near the main house. Not in the woods or at your site. Though service throughout the park is spotty Taft Point has strong cell service on all carriers, I get a signal that outperforms the antiquated DSL, is our best option in this area.
  • Pls note site is a short walk from parking into through the woods or onto the lawn. If you have any physical disabilities we are happy to help transport your gear to the site. If you wish to instead car camp closer to the house, your site will be less private and won't have an ocean view.

Located ~30 minutes from the city of Ellsworth, 15 minutes from the town of Winter Harbor, 15 min from the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park, and 40 minutes from Acadia on Mount Desert Island/Bar Harbor via the Mud Creek Rd.

Winter weather/snow: experienced campers, winter weather enthusiasts, xc skii and showshoers welcomed. If there's snow on the ground or in the forecast, AWD is strongly advised. If you have any reservations as to the feasibility of your vehicle on our dirt road, please reach out to host or simply cancel. Sometimes we get snow, sometimes we don't. Sometimes the plow guy comes, sometimes we have to wait. Please note that at this site you will fairly exposed to eastward facing winds. If another more protected site on my land is available please book that instead, if it happens to be free during your booking we'll divert you there instead. In case of emergency or stuck vehicle you are responsible for tow, we have extra shovels and a Jeep to give you a tug to first attempt to get unstuck. Flexible cancellation and refunds granted for guests unprepared for heavy snowfall and rescheduling available.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Wifi available
Laundry present
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send lily a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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2 gallons of sealed drinking water

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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 with a license. Please keep in mind that our local clams, mussels, mushrooms and wild edible plants ...Read more


2-3 miles of trail walkable to campsites

Off-roading (OHV)

The nearby Down East Sunrise Trail - A natural landscape of green forests and marshes, habitat for iconic moose, beavers, eagle...Read more


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

Here on the surrounding land you'll find moss covered new growth forests, berry bushes, vernal pools, old stone wells, frog pon...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Sunset View Cozy Tent Nook 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


The vibe at Sunset View Cozy Tent Nook

Places to see near Taft Point Pleasant

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Hipcamper Linnea

Highlight of our entire maine visit

Linnea B.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

This was our our first HipCamp experience and it will be hard to beat!
Camping on Lily’s property was so private and peaceful, it was our favorite experience about our entire visit to Acadia- it made our trip complete.
We actually didn’t want to leave our campsite at all but had do do some “site-seeing” adventures, (which were beautiful!) but in the end, Lily’s property was the icing on the cake for or first Maine visit and we were so happy to have found it!
She was super kind and welcoming , talked a lot about some local hot spots - since we are not into the tourist thing.
Highly recommended ❤️

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

Thank YOU Linnea and Grace for coming, it was a real joy to meet and chat with you and to hear of your appreciation and experience on the land here!

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Hipcamper Bev

A gem of a campsite

Bev R.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2020

Lily’s Hipcamp sites are well placed, clean and private. Lily is a wonderfully genial host who is concerned for her guests’ comfort and safety. We enjoyed our stay and will recommend Lily’s to fellow travelers.

Our only concerns were with Hipcamp itself—the online portal is flaky at best. Our communications to and from Lily were delayed causing confusion and misunderstanding. Hipcamp has NO customer service to speak of other than email which is useless when you need immediate help. I wonder what a guest or host would do in a real emergency situation.

Hipcamper Darcy

Beautiful spot with sunset views!

Darcy H.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

This was our first experience with hipcamp and it exceeded all expectations! Lily's property is gorgeous and she is a very kind and helpful host. We could watch the sunset over the water from our tent, and had access to a basically empty beach.

Hipcamper Scott

Beautiful trees. beautiful view.

Scott K.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2020

Wow! Lily’s property is amazing. Well worth the price for the location and privacy.

Such a lovely place to stay after a day of cycling (bike tour). Very quiet for much needed rest.

You can tell Lily has a passion for people. She welcomed us in with open arms!!

Hipcamper Emily
Emily L.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

Absolutely magical. Lily is the best. What a wonderful way to experience Maine.

Hipcamper Lindsey

Wonderful! beautiful! outstanding!

Lindsey B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2020

Absolutely loved our stay with Lily! I wish I would have taken pictures to share the glory! So many birds to watch and hear if your into birding. Our site was cleared and private on the top of a hill over looking the ocean with a beautiful view of the sunset. There's hiking trails which we enjoyed at dusk giving a nice fall feel and the beach is also only a small trek away. Lily was very accommodating with all of our needs and even had cute lil land kitties roaming about looking for love. I HIGHLY recommend this stay if your an outdoor enthusiast!

Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on September 19th, 2020

Thank you Lindsey for coming it was a pleasure meeting you!

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Hipcamper Bryce
Bryce P.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2020

Very beautiful property, amazing view of the bay, a great and accommodating host!

You'll have an easier time if you don't arrive at night but even so everything was great and Lily was helpful when we did!

Hipcamper Zak

Campsite near acadia national park

Zak S.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

Lily's Sunset View Happy Tent Campsite was a great way to experience Maine and the Acadia National Park area. A quick drive to Schoodic Peninsula and Mount Desert Island, it is a great alternative for those who don't want to camp in the park or stay in Bar Harbor. Located on Mount Desert Narrows, you have access to Taft Point Preserve and the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, offering a secluded piece of beachfront, great for sunsets and tranquility.

Rock scrambling along the coast.Checking out Mount Desert Narrows!Taft Point Preserve and the Frenchman Bay Conservancy trails.Mornings at the campsite.
Hipcamper Seth

Best place/best host

Seth P.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2020

This place is absolute magic. I will be back as soon as I can. Lily is a wonderful host. And I don’t think I’ll attempt to stay anywhere else in Maine. Truly everything about this place is wonderful. The views are better than in the national park and the sunsets are perfect. Loved every second of our time here.

Taft Point Pleasant
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