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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature

Bedrooms 2
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4


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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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Karen Roper
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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


Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up shower Toilet Sink Basic storage space available
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Yurt Bedroom - 1 queen , Open floor plan, bedrooms not enclosed
    Yurt Sleeper Sofa (Queen Sized) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open floor plan, bedrooms not enclosed
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
On site yoga and massage available for extra charge. 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.


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Bringing Acadia Visitors Comfortably Close To Nature
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Yarmouth, Me USA

Mom's Escape Glamping Trip

  • 5 of 5

Tales from the Yurt! We had a fantastic time at Acadia Yurts and loved that we were in the quiet part of MDI. Aaron & Karen are lovely hosts and the yurt was clean, new, and had all the amenities we were looking for. We were "Glamping"! Loved that we could do some scenic 'moderate' hikes in the park then drive to a delicious restaurant for a late lunch, shop a little, then escape from the tourist crowds back to our quiet yurt and take a hot shower and have some wine & light snacks. The bed was firm but easily remedied with an egg crate. It was warm & cozy but bring slippers as the cement slab they sit on is chilly. I bet that keeps things very comfortable in the summer though.

So much more to do and see that we really look forward to returning for a similar mom's get away next year....and we hope to book some massages then too ;-)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Unique idea in a wooded area with well thought out floor plan and everything you need provided

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the yurts, good location for getting to the less frequented parts of Acadia and still close to town. Late September best time to go.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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We loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the yurt! It was the exact experience we were looking for especially with our pup! The bathroom was great surprisingly really big and the kitchen had everything we needed for the week. The shared room of games and movies was perfect! The location was great very close to bar harbor and a ton of trails.

To offer suggestions, we got in after dark and the walk from the parking pad to yurt is very dark. The solar powered lights are not very effective. Also a few other guests did not abide to parking rules and were driving cars and starting before hours. I'd suggest a sign that reminds guests of the rules regarding parking the cars in the pad.

We would definitely come back and recommend the yurt to others! We truly enjoyed the week!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Good. Well maintained. Beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Where do you live?ocean county new jersey

Spotlessly clean yurt, well equipped and in a convenient location to Acadia.

  • 5 of 5

Karen and Aaron were wonderful hosts. Very eager to make everything perfect for our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Surprising spacious in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

The yurt was comfortable and well equipped. It was amazingly spacious with everything we needed including a really great shower! The setting is lovely and peaceful and the location is convenient for exploring Acadia.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Great Cranberry
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Eat-A-Pita/Cafe 2
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
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 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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