About the property
- Cottage452 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
IF THIS YURT IS FULLY BOOKED FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES, PLEASE TRY OUR OTHER YURT LISTINGS (or Tiny House) ALL LOCATED ON THE SAME PROPERTY:
VRBO Listing #663097
VRBO Listing #671843
VRBO Listing #671845
VRBO Listing #790508
VRBO Listing #790510
VRBO Listing #971564
VRBO Listing #971565 (Tiny House)
Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. Seven fun, eco-friendly Yurts and one Tiny House 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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- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Karen Roper
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!!
Karen Roper purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Karen Roper chose Southwest Harbor
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
- 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
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This was our second visit , looking forward to staying at the yurts again next year!
All the comforts of home...and more!!!
We loved our stay at Acadia Yurts! Only wish we'd had more time!
Another great year at Acadia yurts
For the second year in a row we had a blast at Acadia yurts with our now 10 year old son. Our only regret is that we didn't have a pen or a pencil to share our experiences in the book before we left!
Friendly, comfortable, perfect location
We love staying here! We have now chosen Acadia Yurts for two years in a row for our summer vacation on MDI and when we head back for a week long trip again, we plan to stay here again. The Yurts are clean, comfortable, and have lots of nice details and amenities that make it special. In addition, there is recycling and composting, with an earth stewardship vibe that enhances the stay for us. Karen & Aaron are attentive and kind hosts.
The location is absolutely perfect too! On the quiet side of MDI and on the Southwest Harbor side of Seal Cove Road.
We recommend Acadia Yurts enthusiastically.
Really perfect place to stay for active outdoors people!
The yurt was very comfortable and a good size for the two of us. Everything is clean and spacious. The option of grills to cook on was perfect. The owners are very nice and helpful with anything you might have questions about I would recommend Acadia Yurts to anyone.
Karen and Aaron did an amazing job of making their yurts comfortable and cozy by adding tons of thoughtful touches, like beach towels for those of us who forgot to pack them and wanted to cool off in Echo Lake after a sweaty morning of hiking or just enough basics in the kitchen to keep us from running to the IGA for salt and pepper when we wanted to cook our fresh catch of the day. Plus, there's nothing like sleeping under a dome skylight in a space that smells like freshly hewn pine... and still having the comfort of a steamy shower with good water pressure right there! The quiet location away from the chaos of Bar Harbor is perfect. There's also a fire pit, barbecues, hammocks, board games and sundries in the barn... what more do you need? One tip: be prepared for a firm mattress and make sure you bring bug spray. (Duh, it's Maine!) Do not stay here if you need to be in walking distance from noisy bars and cheesy t-shirt shops.
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 now also features a Tiny House for rent for singles or couples looking to downsize! 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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.