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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close to Nature

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6



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Vacation in an ancient circular dwelling with all comforts of home

Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. Seven fun, eco-friendly Yurts will bring you as close to nature as camping, with all the amenities of home. Located on 5 acres of lovely wooded land, surrounded by Acadia National Park property, Acadia Yurts offer a peaceful retreat for your group (up to 4 guests per Yurt or larger yurt to accommodate up to 6 people). Acadia Yurts is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 32 people on 1 site.

A yurt is a tent-like circular fabric structure with a wood lattice frame that originated among the nomadic tribes in Asia. These permanent structures have thick canvas exterior walls that include reflective insulation so they can be used in all seasons. Acadia Yurts also has electric heat inside each yurt so that you can be comfortable during any season. Yurts are quickly becoming a new vacation experience that vacationers are enjoying throughout the US from cliff side views in California to ski lodges in Colorado. This is a memorable place to stay while enjoying the beauty of Acadia!
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 452 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years old ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Yurts ideal for single couple or a family of 4. Multiple yurts available for larger parties- property accommodates up to 32 people in 7 Yurts & a Tiny House...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    To promote health and wellness this property is non smoking. Violation of this policy will result in a loss of your security deposit...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $100/pet/week cleaning fee. Pet must be on leash and supervised at all times. No leaving the pet unattended in the yurt. Barking MUST BE MONITORED. Any damages incurred by pets will be deducted from security deposit. Please clean up after your pet droppings and be mindful of others on property....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Parking located on property but not immediately outside yurt- space for drop off at yurt available. Paths are gravel. Most Yurts are single story, the Tiny House and 30' Yurt have lofts....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen


  • 1 queen size bed with all linens/pillows 1 queen size fold out couch with all linens/pillows Sleeps 4 comfortably Twin size roll away bed available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Stand up shower Toilet Sink Basic storage space available

Other Amenities

  • On site yoga and massage available for extra charge. Beautiful lawn area allows for outdoor classes among trees or in yurt as per guest preference. Yoga mats provided. Massage in yurt- table provided. Recommended for 1 person at a time for maximum relaxation. Prices available upon request....moreless


  • Books:

    Take one, leave one library available...moreless

  • Games:

    Board games available for check out...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wi-fi internet available- no streaming of movies requested...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD library available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Southwest Harbor is a comfortable 1.9 miles away from Acadia Yurts. SW Harbor has locally owned restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores with parks and ocean views to slow down and reconnect....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Acadia Yurts is located 300 feet from Acadia National Park. This entrance provides easy access to Mansell, Bernard, and Western Mountains....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    3 miles to Southwest Harbor and 5 miles to Seal Cove...moreless

  • Resort:

    In yurt yoga and massage available at extra charge. Prices available upon request....moreless

  • Village:

    Acadia Yurts has 7 yurts and 1 tiny house on 5 acres of land. The property includes a communal fire pit, hammocks, grills & a barn with laundry facilities & free lending of DVD, books & housewares...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Table seats 4 and located in family room area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning included. Floor fan available...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin operated dryer on site. No dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga classes available in yurt or on site for additional charge...moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric heat provided by mini-split in each unit...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-fi provided each unit. No streaming of movies- DVD library available on site for check out....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    1 set of sheets for each bed including sheets, pillows, cases and bed spread....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch with additional 2 seats. End tables provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    On site parking- 1 space per unit. Guest spaces available for short term use...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No in unit landline- excellent cell service...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Up to 4 sets of towels provided- large bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth (1 per person). Beach Towels also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated washer on site. Laundry soap for 1 load provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press and tea kettle provided. No filters required. Course ground coffee recommended...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and glassware provided 2 sets for 4 persons...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in each unit. Dishes and cooking utensils provided. Less frequent items available on site for free check out- blender, lobster pot, muffin tin, toaster, etc....moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven included- cooking sheets and pan included. Less frequently used items such as muffin tins, brownie pans, etc available on site for check out...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Unit will have salt/pepper, olive oil and basic spices as well as enough coffee, tea and sugar to get you started...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    3/4 size fridge in unit- freezer included...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner stove- pots, tea kettle, and cooking utensils provided...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster available...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Fire pit & sitting stumps in communal area as well as picnic tables & hammocks. Yurt has two Adirondack style chairs. Firewood available for sale locally- no wood from outside Maine as per state law...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    On site lawn and walking paths...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill available for check out- tools provided. Please clean for next user....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April & May
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Sep 9 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Oct 7 - Nov 3, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%


Deposits and rental fees are non-refundable unless cottage can be re-rented prior to rental date (if necessary, purchase travel insurance in event of family emergency). While we make every effort to re-rent your rental period we cannot guarantee full refund.

Saturday check in: 4PM; Saturday check out: 10AM. Guests checking out after 10AM are subject to late fee of $100/hour.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Acadia National Park

    "Endless beauty! This park has something for everyone"

  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

    "This popular destination is less than 10 miles away from Acadia Yurts!"

  • Echo Lake

    "Beautiful hikes, swimming access and beach!"

  • Wonderland

    "The best time to be at Wonderland is the full moon, sheer magic!"

  • Beech Mountain

    "Multiple hikes, beautiful 360 degree views!"

  • Sawyer's Market

    "Great local market. Plenty of prepped food to take with you on your days adventure!"

  • Sail Acadia

    "Nothing beats a sunset sail aboard Alice E!!"

  • Eat-A-Pita & Cafe 2

    "Good food to enjoy in their outdoor patio or sandwiches to go for the days adventures!"

  • Flying Mountain

    "Moderate hike with beautiful water views!"

  • Acadia Mountain

    "One of Acadia National Park's most popular hiking areas! Multiple trails to choose from"

  • Fiddlers' Green -- CLOSED

    "Great local food. Location and ambiance!"

13.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
1.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Great Cranberry
1.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
1.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Eat-A-Pita/ Cafe 2
3.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake Beach

Car: Necessary

Southwest Harbor is affectionately known as the 'Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Home to Acadia National Park, rated one of America's favorite places by Good Morning America in 2014, the activities are endless. With hiking, biking, walking trails, swimming and ocean views there is something for everyone.

Acadia Yurts is owned and operated by MDI residents Karen and Aaron. This young couple brings 20+ years of hospitality industry knowledge and experience to provide you and your loved ones with a vacation experience to remember for years to come.

Yurts are ancient circular dwellings and Acadia Yurts has brought modern comforts to create a beautiful union of comfort and proximity to nature. Most of the yurts sleep up to 4 with the exception of the 30' Yurt which sleeps 6. Each yurt includes a furnished kitchen, private bathroom, and comfortable bedding to make you feel at home. Acadia Yurt's will also be featuring a Tiny House for rent starting in 2017!

Karen is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist and will provide spa like treatment in your comfortable dwelling at extra charge.

Southwest Harbor is located less than 2 miles away and has locally owned restaurants, specialty stores, and shopping as well as a library, parks, and ocean views. Local restaurants offer fresh seafood with their unique flair. Some of our favorite places are Fiddler's Green, XYZ, Eat- A- Pita, and Sips.

Outdoor enthusiasts have their pick of hiking within 5 miles of Acadia Yurts- Beech, St. Sauveur, Acadia, and Flying Mountain within a couple minutes drive. Swimming at Seal Cove Pond or Long Pond within minutes. Bass Harbor lighthouse and Wonderland walking area less than 10 miles away. Or board a Friendship Sloop with Sail Acadia for a 2-6 hour sail around Acadia National Park. Your choices of how to enjoy Acadia are endless and there is truly something for everyone!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Aaron is an Maine native. He was born and raised across the bridge in Trenton and grew up attending local Bar Harbor schools. He has worked in the restaurant industry for the past 15+ years beginning as a prep cook in high school then moving toward general manager. Aaron's favorite extracurricular activity is learning all he can about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As often as he can he trains locally and loves sharing this passion with others. Karen is a transplant. Originally from Chicago she made her way to Maine in 2009 and fell in love immediately. In Acadia she enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, and long walks on the carriage roads. Karen teaches yoga during the summer months among some of Acadia's favorite vistas- Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, Parkman Mountain and ocean front in Bar Harbor. Karen is presently enrolled in massage school and will graduate April 2015 with hopes of sharing the gift of massage at Acadia Yurts. As a couple we have done quite a bit of traveling and through that we have narrowed down the particular way we like to travel. The biggest factor for us is having a furnished kitchen in order to prepare health minded foods to nourish our bodies and support all our outdoor activities. The idea for Acadia Yurts has been brewing for quite some time. Friends of ours live off the grid in a yurt and we greatly appreciate the rustic, romantic feel of the yurt but wanted some of the comforts of home- running water, heat, electricity. From there Acadia Yurts was born. We deeply hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!!

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
This property is a stones throw to Acadia National Park with hidden gems around every turn. Acadia Yurts is the most unique way to stay on MDI. We bring you local knowledge, passion for living mindfully and a desire to share our favorite place with you and your loved ones to create lasting memories.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
-Completely unique dwelling -Amenities of home including furnished kitchen, bathroom, heat, and furnished living spaces -Proximity to Acadia National Park -Located on quiet side of MDI to assist you in slowing down and reconnecting to yourself and loved ones

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • Cadillac Mtn Yurt

    Cadillac Mtn Yurt

  • View from the front door

    View from the front door

  • Yurt Kitchen and Skylight

    Yurt Kitchen and Skylight

  • A unique look at dining room from the kitchen mirrors

    A unique look at dining room from the kitchen mirrors

  • View from the Kitchen into the Living Room

    View from the Kitchen into the Living Room

  • Yurt Bedroom

    Yurt Bedroom

  • Full Yurt Bathroom

    Full Yurt Bathroom

  • Stand up Shower w/ Hot Water :-)

    Stand up Shower w/ Hot Water :-)

  • We use your food scraps to make nutrient rich soil!

    We use your food scraps to make nutrient rich soil!

  • Outdoor Dining and Grilling (picnic tables on site not pictured)

    Outdoor Dining and Grilling (picnic tables on site not pictured)

  • Barn w/ Coin Op Laundry, DVD & Book Library, Recycling & other Communal Items

    Barn w/ Coin Op Laundry, DVD & Book Library, Recycling & other Communal Items

  • View of Acadia Yurts from the Seal Cove Road

    View of Acadia Yurts from the Seal Cove Road

  • Cadillac Mtn Yurt

    Cadillac Mtn Yurt

  • Yurt Kitchen

    Yurt Kitchen

  • Fully Stocked Yurt Kitchen

    Fully Stocked Yurt Kitchen

  • Yurt Dining & Living Room

    Yurt Dining & Living Room

  • Put your feet up after a day of hiking!

    Put your feet up after a day of hiking!

  • Handmade Pine Bed

    Handmade Pine Bed

  • Yurt Bathroom

    Yurt Bathroom

  • Our Yurts are stocked with the essentials

    Our Yurts are stocked with the essentials

  • Communal Fire Pit

    Communal Fire Pit

  • We have 7 Yurts on our property, all for Weekly Rent

    We have 7 Yurts on our property, all for Weekly Rent

  • Acadia Yurts Site Map

    Acadia Yurts Site Map

  • Come experience Acadia Yurts Today!

Warmest Regards,
Karen & Aaron

    Come experience Acadia Yurts Today! Warmest Regards, Karen & Aaron

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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