Acadia Yurts offers visitors the most unique way to stay on Mount Desert Island. What started as four fun, eco-friendly Yurts has expanded over the years into seven yurts and now a beautifully constructed Tiny House. Located on 5 acres of lovely wooded land, surrounded by Acadia National Park property, Acadia Yurts offer a peaceful retreat for your small group and is also ideal for large groups traveling with accommodations for up to 32 people on 1 site.
- Cottage160 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
1 Bed (Lofted), 1 Bath, Sleeps 2
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 16, 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
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful place to vacation.
What a lovely tiny house to experience in a perfect back drop. The house was clean and the hostesses were very nice and responsive.
4 night stay at tiny house
We loved our stay at this tiny house. The location is well suited for travel to Acadia and local areas. Next time back we will stay in one of the Yurts.
The owners were very welcoming and easy to work with.
An amazing experience!
We absolutely loved our time at the tiny house. Karen provided great recommendations prior to arrival and Aaron even called to make sure we had everything we needed and that things were going well the day after we checked in. The house was clean and had everything we needed in it. The location was gorgeous. There was also a binder FULL of local information. We would definitely recommend staying here and actually are planning to come back and stay in one of the yurts.
Great Tiny Home
Fun place to stay on a great piece of property that is close to the park!
A perfect lil spot
Had everything we needed. Quiet location. Accessible to so many trails and MDI destinations. Would definitely stay here again.
Quiet, clean and comfortable cabin in the woods
If you’re looking for a unique way to stay close to nature while still having the comforts of home, this tiny house may be a good choice for you. I have been intrigued with them ever since I’d heard of them so we gave it a try. Super clean and comfortable. Our phone service(Verizon) was spotty on our travels but the WiFi was great at the house if needed. The owners were always available to answer any questions/concerns. My husband and I are 59 and 60...remember to be prepared to climb the ladder to bed and down to use the bathroom. And no TV in the house. We enjoyed the quiet of the woodlands for sleep, the amazing stargazing and fresh air of the surroundings. Glad we stayed!
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
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.