Top 10 Glamping Spots In Mt Desert Island, USA - Updated 2024

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Mt Desert Island is the perfect vacation destination if you’re looking for natural beauty, history, and culture. A good starting point is the Bass Harbor Head Light Station, which has been guiding ships safely into the harbor since 1858. Perched on a rocky cliff, this lighthouse offers stunning ocean views.

Another attraction worth visiting is the Wendell Gilley Museum, which displays exquisite bird carvings and art. The Abbe Museum showcases the cultural heritage of the Wabanaki people, who have lived in Maine for thousands of years. Indeed, this place calls out to campers looking to delve into its cultural and historical roots, and what better way to camp comfortably than glamping? Check out these top glamping spots in Mt Desert Island, USA, for a nature-inspired vacation with home-like comforts.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Old Acadia Ranger Yurt at Long Pond (from USD 200)

Escape to this charming yurt just 0.25 miles (0.40 kilometers) from the Acadia National Park hiking trails. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen (that makes cooking meals a breeze) and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The gas fireplace keeps you warm and comfortable when the nights get chilly.

Outside, gather with loved ones around the fire pit to enjoy the starry night sky. The outdoor dining area — complete with a gas barbecue grill and picnic table — provides the perfect spot to indulge in your meals.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine, United States
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
including a fireplace overhead fan and dome top that opens for extra airflow
the water heater is fantastic - it felt great after long hikes
the bed is extremely comfortable
it is extremely comfortable and the windows are great for a cross breeze and slide open easily
the bathroom is large and spacious with excellent water pressure and plenty of hot water in the shower
Cleanliness:
such a great stay has everything you need super clean and comfortable
the yurt is larger than it looks in the pictures and is immaculately clean i mean spotless
the yurt itself was clean neat and full of thoughtful touches
great location the yurt was clean and cozy with everything we needed
we really enjoyed our stay in this unique yurt it was clean spacious and nicely decorated
Host:
the host and home score perfect 10s
wayne is an excellent host
a great place and amazing host
wayne is a great host very knowledgeable and hospitable and i would 100% recommend his yurt
wayne is a superb host wonderful to talk with and made sure we had everything we needed
Location:
the location is perfect and convenient
this place is in a perfect location and has everything you need
you can get to the park pretty easily too
this has to be the ideal place to explore the quiet side of acadia
the location worked out well for us - we didn’t care about being walking distance to shops/restaurants
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2. Stylish yurt with workspace and laundry facilities (from USD 487)

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience with this yurt. It features a dedicated workspace and WiFi, making it perfect for remote workers or anyone who needs to stay connected. Its well-stocked kitchen has a coffee maker for brewing fresh coffee in the morning.

A complimentary washer and dryer are available to keep your clothes fresh throughout your stay. If you’re in the mood for exploration, the Bass Harbor Head Light Station is only five minutes away.

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Tremont, Maine, United States
54 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurts and furnishings were clean and comfortable and cozy
the yurts are very comfortable and the place was quiet despite the rooster
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable stay
very clean and clear attention to detail
great host clean comfortable and inviting
Host:
the host becky was incredibly responsive
it is beautifully decorated location is amazing and host and her staff were wonderful
communication with the host was great
the yurts the location campground features and the staff all made it a great experience
very family friendly (kids loved it) and relaxing
Location:
beautiful place tucked away in acadia
the proximity to towns and hiking is a huge plus for kenya’s place
we loved how it was away from the busy acadia national park
great stay great location and great hosts we would definitely stay again and 100% recommend
we absolutely loved our stay at kenya's place
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3. Fox’s Hollow at The Howling Woods (from USD 86)

Imagine waking up in this cozy yurt surrounded by a serene and mossy woodland. Despite not having refrigeration or electricity, guests can still enjoy a warm atmosphere, thanks to solar light. The yurt also boasts an outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after a long day of hiking.

In addition, guests can take in the stunning natural surroundings while relaxing in the hammock. As the sun sets, gather around the fire pit for a cozy evening under the stars. There is a laundromat nearby for the guests’ laundry requirements during their stay.

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Seal Cove, Maine, United States
187 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a wonderful stay the entire space was magical and cozy
it's like camping but with a nice bed
Host:
host is kind and accommodating
the hosts were very friendly
hosts are very friendly and hospitable
candace and brendan are wonderful hosts and have created quite the fairytale getaway the howling woods
beautiful structures and hosts with hospitality that far exceeds any expectations
Location:
beautiful place quiet and close to acadia
everything was ideal and only a short drive away from the beautiful hikes in acadia national park
interesting place in the woods
fun and interesting place to stay
such a cute cozy place highly recommend staying here
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4. Deer Tent at Woods of Eden Glampground (from USD 270)

Located just 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) from Acadia National Park, this accommodation offers the perfect base for exploring the park’s natural wonders. For guests’ convenience, the tent has a kitchen featuring a microwave and coffee maker, making it easy to enjoy hot meals and beverages.

The cozy deck provides a peaceful spot for relaxation amidst the serene surroundings. Moreover, guests can stay connected to the outside world with WiFi. After a day of adventure, they can indulge in a revitalizing shower, thanks to the readily accessible hot water.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
119 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses were comfortable too
we were given a fan as soon as the weather got warmer
the beds were super comfy and the shower is a dream 7
nancy does provide two heaters which help
the shower/bathrooms are perfect and definitely add a touch of luxury
Cleanliness:
the cabin was clean and beds were comfortable
the tent was spacious and super clean
they are spotless clean and have every amenity imaginable
a beautiful glampsite in the woods very clean with all the appropriate amenities
cozy clean and quiet we had an amazing time in the bar harbor/acadia park area
Host:
thank you nancy for being a great host
nancy was a great host and quickly responded to our messages
Location:
great stay and so close to the acadia national park everything was 20 minutes away the most
there are also some very good eating establishments close by
we were super close to acadia and bar harbor
will definitely come back to this amazing glamping place
we enjoyed using the central fire-pit in the evenings for s’mores
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5. Off-grid yurt with walking trails and fire ring (from USD 90)

Perched atop a mountain, this off-grid yurt offers guests a chance to explore the beautiful wilderness of Maine. The yurt has a kitchen featuring a propane stove and coffee maker. During downtime, guests can enjoy board games, adding to the cozy atmosphere.

To complete the experience, a large stone fire ring and chairs are provided for roasting marshmallows while taking in the stunning views. With access to 4,000 acres (1618.74 hectares) of walking trails, guests can fully immerse themselves in the natural surroundings.

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Orland, Maine, United States
142 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space and site is very well maintained and although rustic very comfortable
Cleanliness:
beautiful land and a nice clean yurt
the composting outhouse was clean and functional
it was nicer than expected was absolutely gorgeous clean and charming
the yurt was thoroughly clean and all necessities were thoughtfully addressed
Host:
the yurt was awesome and the hosts were very nice and made sure we had everything we needed
lb was an awesome host
lb was a great host and took the time to show me around the yurt
lb was the perfect host
the hosts’ hospitality just tops it all off for a great and one of a kind experience
Location:
besides the location being amazing lb and kristina were great
this is really a unique special place
we had a good walk along the marked trails to the nearby lake
we will definitely be coming back to this place in the future we had a blast
if you enjoy wilderness this is the place for you
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6. Bluebird at Stockton Harbor Yurts (from USD 175)

Stay in this beachfront yurt and wake up to the sound of waves and sun rays. During the summer, one can enjoy even more excitement with kayaks and other games for those seeking an adrenaline rush. In addition, shared walking trails and a fire pit provide opportunities for guests to gather and make unforgettable memories.

The barbecue grill lets guests dine outdoors in the sunshine or under the stars. If any laundry needs arise, a laundromat nearby ensures guests can easily take care of them.

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Stockton Springs, Maine, United States
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable in our stay
Cleanliness:
very clean and well equipped
it was super clean when we arrived
it's clean roomy and designed beautifully
very clean and private lots of land for playing
incredibly clean and cozy i’m sure we will be back
Host:
host was very responsive
our host jillian was extremely helpful answering any questions we had almost immediately
and the hosts were friendly and responsive to our questions
jillian was very kind and communicative and made us feel right at home
2 words… absolutely amazing the host was friendly and very informative
Location:
the location is beautiful
we loved the location a secluded and lush oasis right on the water
nice quiet location and beautiful scenery
this place was amazing especially if you want to get away from the city life
it is also close to amazing restaurants offering locally sourced organic ingredients
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7. Starry Skies Yurt

This yurt is just a 15-minute drive from Sandy Point Beach’s stunning backshore and offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. During your stay, essential items such as bed sheets, towels, soap, and toilet paper are provided.

For outdoor cooking enthusiasts, the fire pit and gas grill provide an excellent setup for preparing delicious meals. After a day spent exploring the surrounding areas, the yurt’s outdoor shower is the perfect spot to refresh and unwind.

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Penobscot, Maine, United States
24 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 3 Guests

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful comfortable outdoor experience
Cleanliness:
place is clean and quiet
incredibly clean with many small touches that made the stay that much more special
Host:
brilliant stay with a brilliant host
beautiful quiet and tiffany was an excellent host
tiffany was very kind and responsive
tiffany was great super responsive and very helpful
Location:
really private serene location and convenient to the many activities in castine
a lovely quiet place from which to explore the peninsula
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8. The Maine Stay (from USD 121)

Take a break from the stress of everyday life and treat yourself and your partner to a stay at this tent. Complete with a full-size bed and optional comforter, occupants will have a comfortable and relaxing stay.

During the day, guests can take a refreshing dip in the nearby pond. At night, they can unwind by the fire pit, roast marshmallows, and share stories under the stars. For those who prefer simplicity, a clothesline is available for air-drying clothes. Firewood can also be purchased on-site to keep the fire going as well as to enhance the cozy ambiance.

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Hancock, Maine, United States
49 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
super clean and well-equipped
it was clean and innovative
magical place very clean and excellent communication
everything was great very clean warm and cozy
very quiet very clean very simple but well thought out
Host:
highly recommend this place and the host
warren is an awesome host reply’s back within minutes
warren was a great host
warren was great at communicating and even made sure we found everything okay during our stay great host
loved staying here warren was so lovely and helpful
Location:
the location was great too
i really liked the location
the location is beautiful the tent nice cozy and warm
otherwise what a fun place to stay
i sincerely recommend this place
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9. Bell tent getaway for two with access to private pond (from USD 99)

For couples seeking a peaceful getaway, this bell tent offers an ideal retreat in a tranquil natural environment. To ensure a comfortable and restful night’s sleep, the tent has a full-sized bed with cozy bedding. There is a fire pit with a cooking grate for outdoor enthusiasts, perfect for preparing campfire meals.

The property also has a basketball court if you’re looking for fun and physical activity. Moreover, the pond on the property is not just for swimming but also offers more enjoyable opportunities like a diving board, slide, and raft.

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Hancock, Maine, United States
88 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was nice to have a bed to sleep in instead of the floor or air mattress
do note that the shower is air temp so pretty chilly
lovely place away from it all the facilities and amenities were very thought-out
the pond was nice but didn’t feel comfortable swimming in it due to the sign indicating “beware leeches”
the tent was spacious with a comfortable bed
Cleanliness:
great spot clean friendly and would easily come back
it was so beautiful and clean christine even had helped us with accommodations for my six year old
Host:
what more could you want? the host was helpful and kind very responsive
christine is very helpful with any questions i had and her response was quick and thorough
beautiful gem nestled away from the crowds but close enough to everything including acadia wonderful and commutative host
Location:
it’s a beautiful tent and location
it's well located cozy picturesque and unique
very beautiful place cuty ducks around :) near bar harbor
great place to stay quiet and away from the loudness of traffic but close enough to the local attractions
christine’s place was awesome the tent was bigger and more furnished than we expected
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10. Oceanfront camping haven with barbecue grill

Are you looking for an unforgettable oceanfront camping experience? Look no further than this canvas tent in the scenic Lamoine State Park. This tent has a comfortable queen-size bunk bed and a propane heater. One can cook up a storm with the camp table and campfire grill provided.

At the tent, the serene surroundings are best viewed and enjoyed from the comfortable Adirondack chairs, set up for the guests. For those feeling adventurous, nearby towns such as Ellsworth, Trenton, Bar Harbor, and Hancock offer endless exploration opportunities within a 35-minute drive.

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Lamoine, Maine, United States
56 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
beautiful spot gorgeous view of the water and stars the park staff were very hospitable and great
Location:
the location is beautiful right on the water
lamoine state park was beautiful and we loved our stay there
lamoine beach was very romantic and close enough to bar harbor/acadia national park
other then that the location was amazing and the campground staff were great
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Experience the beauty of Mt Desert Island

With its rich history, cultural heritage, and picturesque landscapes, Mt Island Desert offers something for everyone. Experience the magic of this place firsthand by booking your glamping adventure today!

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