Like a forgotten outpost, Maine stands out in its isolation in the northeast corner of the United States. The ninth-least populous U.S. state, it is hardly an inviting place with its jagged rocky coastline, heavily-forested interior, and glacial weather. Yet those who brave this little state will find plenty of character among its rugged people and pristine nature with its numerous hiking spots. And its isolation means that you will often have the beautiful scenery all for yourself, not to mention the abundance of delicious Maine lobsters to feast on. Visitors will also find plenty of suitable accommodations, from cabins in and near Acadia National Park to the best yurts in Maine. Book now and be taken in by the charms of this under-appreciated part of America.
While Augusta is Maine’s capital, the most populous and cosmopolitan city is Portland, home to about half a million people amid its metropolitan area. A seaside city located on a peninsula in southern Maine, it is famous for its historic Old Port district, which is filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes among its many narrow cobbled streets and old brick buildings. It even boasts an Arts District, home to institutions such as the Portland Museum of Art and the Portland Stage Company. While there are certainly many hotel accommodations in the city, more adventurous travelers and those eager to try yurt camping in Maine can try this stylish lodging on the premises of the Funky Bow Brewery, about a half-hour drive from the city center. The yurt has three beds, central heating, Wi-Fi, and a cozy outdoor deck, and you can head to the brewery for pizza and live music on Fridays and weekends.
Fire Fly Yurts on Funky Bow LaneLyman, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsdelicious chocolate banana bread for breakfast with coffeethey have us stuff for s'mores fresh fruit and mini muffins and espresso for breakfastthe beds were so comfy and having a fridge and grill on the property is perfectthe amenities were really wonderful - truly comfortable beds pillows and linens and everything was clean and well-stockedour bed was super comfy and the bedding was adorablespacious and sparkling clean yurtplace was super cleanbeds were comfortable place was clean and pretty spaciousthe yurt was very clean and cozygood for days of dry weather
Host:paul is a wonderful hostpaul and alice are great hostslovely and kind hosts toopaul and alice are fantastic hosts this yurt is amazingpaul is a wonderful hostRead more reviewsthis location will not disappointthe location was perfecti legit wish we had this place in our backyardloved the quiet private secluded locationwe loved being able to walk to the brewery and everyone there was friendly
Just minutes away from the coasts where most of Maine’s population resides, the region becomes heavily forested and dotted by thousands of lakes. It makes for great locations for yurt camping in Maine and outdoor activities. This yurt accommodation is situated amid the Maine Forest Yurts campground near Durham, about a half-hour drive from Portland. You can enjoy seasonal activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and even cross country skiing on its premises, which is situated near two tributaries to the Runaround Pond. You can paddle peacefully as you look for wildlife like beavers, otters, and eagles. This yurt for rent in Maine is well-equipped with two beds, a futon, kitchen with a stove and oven, and outdoor BBQ grill and fire pit.
Fisher Ridge Yurt at Maine Forest YurtsDurham, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthe yurts themselves are both spacious and cozy - perfect for any weather or time of yeareverything was very clean and very quietthe bathroom was clean and the shower worked greatquiet clean and beautiful energies in this forest settingthe log burner meant that we were never cold and the bathroom was very clean and well maintainedour yurt was warm & clean when we arrived
Host:awesome host awesome accommodationspeggy & bob were great hostsbob & peggy were super friendly and accommodating hostsbob is a great host and a humble personthe host also checked in with us frequently to make sure we had everything we neededRead more reviewsquiet and relaxing great location and spaciousgreat place to get away and unwindthis is an excellent place to get away for the weekendwe enjoyed walking around the area and exploring the region by carthe places is perfect especially for star gazing and there's a pond nearby with lots of frogs
Near Durham is the historical village of New Gloucester, home to settlers since 1739. The town was a prosperous farming community in the 19th century, and you can find out more on this quaint little town in its Historical Society and Museum. This fantastic double-yurt accommodation is on the outskirts of the town, overlooking the Talking Brook and its waterfalls in the distance. There is a cidery on the property, which is open for cider tasting on Saturday afternoons, and guests can also rent electric-assisted bikes to cycle to nearby towns. There are four beds available for up to eight guests, as well as an indoor fireplace and kitchen.
Norumbega Green Double-Yurt, "Peace & Quiet"New Gloucester, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsvery comfortable beddings and amenities there is everything you need for an awesome experience therethe yurts were lovely and very comfortablethe yurts are very comfortable good beds and ample kitchen spaceyou feel so close to nature here but much more comfortable and spacious than a tent or camperthe beds were so comfortableeverything was very cleanbeds were clean and comfyeverything is clean thoughtful and amazingthe yurts are truly beautiful clean and spaciousthe outdoor bathroom and shower are in great condition and very clean
Host:hosts were friendly and helpfulowners were so sweet and amazingjulie & michael are fabulous hoststhe hosts were so friendly and made sure we had anything and everything we needed upon arrivaljulie and michael are great hosts and all around great peopleRead more reviewsthe location is serene and great for stargazingthe location was blissful (and not to mention the amazing outdoor shower )this place gets a 100% positive recommendationour family of 6 enjoyed staying in these eco friendly yurts that were close to little sebago lakethis place was the best
In 2008, 57-year-old Bob Crowley went on the reality show Survivor: Gabon and was eventually voted the oldest winner in the show’s history. After he retired from teaching high school physics, he started Maine Forest Yurts, the campground that hosts the above-mentioned Fisher Ridge Yurt. There are two other yurt accommodations on the premises and this is one of them, a spacious lodging for up to six guests with amenities similar to those of the Fisher Ridge Yurt. With plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, this Maine forest yurt in Durham is a great setting for an overnight trip, a weekend excursion, or even a week-long retreat.
Zen Den Yurt at Maine Forest YurtsDurham, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsmake sure to bring your own bed linens or sleeping bagsit was clean cozy and very inviting and the hosts communication couldn't have been better
Host:they are excellent hosts and have a wonderful setuppeaceful beautiful and wonderful host prompt and accurate directionswe had a great at maine forest yurts page and bob were wonderful hoststhe property was beautiful and page (host) was more than accommodatingRead more reviewsthis was the exact location for an easy rustic scenic restorative and fun family getawaythe perfect getaway we live pretty close by but this was the perfect "staycation" for us
Maine is the largest producer of the American lobster in the United States, and every first week of August, there will be a celebration of this popular food at the seaside town of Rockland. Join in the festivities, with events such as seafood cooking contests, lobster crate races, and, of course, lots and lots of lobsters to be eaten. This peaceful yurt accommodation is situated near the seaside town of Sedgwick, an hour’s drive from Bangor and a 1.5-hour drive to Rockland, which is one of the best places to visit in the USA in August. This yurt rental in Maine is equipped with three beds, electricity, drinking water, a double electric hotplate, and a mini-fridge. You can hike around the rustic coast area or even take a dip in the ocean waters.
The Little Yurt on Permaculture HomesteadSedgwick, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthere was a large industrial fan which also helped cool off the interiorit was so serene and private and comfortablethere even was complimentary yogurt and granola for breakfast (along with other staples)my 8-year-old son enjoyed visiting the chickens and bunnies and taking an outdoor showerbeautiful kitchen area teas and coffee games books and a thoughtful guide to the yurtit was super cleanthe space was impeccably clean and the environment was incredibly peacefulthe space was clean inviting and so wonderfully homeyit was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could ever need during our short staythe space is very clean and organized with lots of attention paid to details
Host:hosts are lovely people toothey were both so friendly and welcomingthank you to melanie for her thoughtful attentive servicethe hosts are great and the garden is beautifulvery cool space and friendly hostsRead more reviewswe were very comfortable in the peaceful locationreally cool place to stay great location and comfortable to stay inmy fiancé and i were blown away by this amazing placean amazing very comfortable yurt in a great locationsuch a unique place to stay so much fun
The more you explore Maine’s coastal area, the more surprises you will find. For instance, there are over 60 lighthouses all over the jagged coastlines, many of them offering picturesque vistas of the surroundings. Coastal towns like Brunswick, house museums, culture venues, and art festivals you would not have thought to find in this remote land. There are even salt-water farms around, in which farmers make use of the coast’s saline water. This yurt lies on the premises of such a farm, about 15 minutes from Brunswick, and has three beds and a basic kitchen. You can watch the farming activities as they raise organic livestock and vegetables, or you can hike along the tranquil coastline.
Yurt on a coastal Maine farm
Price: from 100 USD
Number of Guests: 4
The Maine coast is the easy part, and if you are up for a more rugged outdoor challenge, then venture into the dense forests of Maine’s interior lands. It is not as daunting as it seems, as there are well-maintained main roads and small towns that provide food or fuel supplies along the way. But away from the main roads are where you will find tranquil lakes and inviting hiking trails to explore this untouched part of America. And if you’re looking for yurts in Maine for rent that are located near a lake, then this accommodation will surely interest you. Tthis yurt accommodation is located right on the edge of Clearwater Lake, about 15 minutes’ drive from the town of Farmington. The amenities are basic (two beds, kitchen, and picnic table) but the location is utterly serene and secluded. Take in the lake’s tranquil beauty, then go hiking or mountain biking to waterfalls and hilltops to enjoy the abundant, unspoiled nature.
Yurt on Clearwater Lake MaineIndustry , Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsit's like camping with all the amenities--bathroom kitchen washer/dryerit is equipped with a nice kitchen washer/dryer and all the conveniencesclearwater lake was warm clean and very beautifulroomy clean and toasty warm on cold fall nightsellen's yurt was wonderful clean and warm and full of light-- we had a great timethe yurt was clean charming
Host:she was a great hostellen was a great hostellen is a wonderful host and was prompt in all communicationand ellen & jan were so friendly and helpfulellen was very kind and gave us everything we neededRead more reviewsa beautiful location and great spot to relaxthe location at the lake is peaceful and private
If you prefer the mountainside to the lakeside, then this excellent yurt accommodation way off the main road in the Maine outback is ideal for you. Located at the foot of Pleasant Mountain, a 10-minute drive from the nearest town and over a hour from Portland, this accommodation is great for natural lovers seeking a quiet getaway. The yurt is part of a green retreat center, and there are private hiking trails to explore and even a private sauna and yoga-meditation sessions under the canopy of trees. There are also paddling and mountain biking opportunities, and the yurt provides a comfortable base with beds, futons, stoves, and warm showers.
"Mt. Brook Yurt" Off Grid Mountain YurtDenmark, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewswe did the sauna and ran into the dipping pools to cool offthe campground is pristine clean was very relaxing
Host:jen and the retreat center staff were very welcoming and helpfuldefinitely take the host's advice to arrive before dark if you canshe was very responsive and helpful making our stay completely enjoyable and restorativejen was very communicative warm and friendly and was very accommodating to usRead more reviewsthe private location is peaceful and relaxingthe location was close to hikes and the place was lovely and cleanthe instructions and descriptions of the location are 100% accurate and prepared us perfectly for our stayi would recommend this spot for a quiet get away and or reset tripwe had a great time walking on the hiking trails and exploring the mountain brook
This stunning red yurt in South Harbor sits on five acres (two hectares) of lush green land and is surrounded by towering trees. The open floor plan contains a queen bed and a sleeper sofa, which can comfortably sleep up to four guests, and a bathroom with a shower, sink, and toilet. Record every minute of your glamping trip on your social media using the WiFi or head out to explore Acadia National Park, which is just 300 feet (91 meters) from the property. Besides the internet, books and board games provide indoor entertainment.
Glamping on the Quiet-side of Acadia National Park!
Top guest reviewswe really loved the amenities provided in the red barn - laundry games puzzles videosvery clean and well thought outthe yurts were clean adorable and comfortableaccommodations were very clean and comfortable and definitely not roughing it
Host:karen & aaron were very helpful courteous and accommodatingRead more reviewswe really liked the locationwe had great weather to walk around and get in some hikingwe also like that there are screened off tables because it's pretty buggy given the wooded location
Situated inside the owner’s 36-acre (14.5-hectare) hobby farm, this cozy and rustic yurt is perfect for a glamping trip with friends. With a queen bed, a futon, and an extra air mattress, this rental can sleep up to five guests. Bring ingredients for s'mores, because in the evening, everyone can gather around the fire pit and enjoy a classic campfire. Although dogs are allowed, they have to be approved by the hosts first, as aggressive breeds are not permitted, so be sure to inform them ahead of time if you want to bring your four-legged friend along. This yurt is located in Dresden, Maine.
Wild Acres Yurt on 36 acres bordering 800 acres of perserve with a 300 acre pond
Top guest reviewsvery clean and comfortable the wood stove worked great with plenty of wood
Host:james is very responsive and a great hostRead more reviewsgreat location with a lot to doreally incredible space great locationwhat a nice place and great atmosphere great to get away
Bangor is one of the best places to visit in Maine and literary buffs will know this place as the hometown of the popular horror fiction writer, Stephen King. There’s nothing eerie about this small city though, in fact it has a vibrant cultural scene that rivals much bigger cities. There are theater and symphony orchestra companies along the main street, as well as a slew of festivals and concerts throughout the year. As with the other two major Maine cities, the wild nature is mere minutes away from the city center, and this rugged yurt accommodation is about a half-hour drive from Bangor. And the drive takes you only to the footpath on the main road; you will have to hike about a quarter mile (400 meters) uphill to reach the lodging. Nonetheless, you will be rewarded with vistas of the surrounding hills, lakes, and wilderness, and the yurt is well stocked with amenities like futons, propane stove, first aid kits, and solar lights.
Hike-in yurt on top of Maine Mt. w/Kayaks availablOrland, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsthe space and site is very well maintained and although rustic very comfortablebeautiful land and a nice clean yurtthe composting outhouse was clean and functionalit was nicer than expected was absolutely gorgeous clean and charmingthe 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 neededlb was an awesome hostlb was a great host and took the time to show me around the yurtlb was the perfect hostthe hosts’ hospitality just tops it all off for a great and one of a kind experienceRead more reviewsbesides the location being amazing lb and kristina were greatthis is really a unique special placewe had a good walk along the marked trails to the nearby lakewe will definitely be coming back to this place in the future we had a blastif you enjoy wilderness this is the place for you
The best place to begin your Maine exploration would be in Augusta, the state capital. Even though city officials have tried to rejuvenate the city center since the 1980s, it still retains the small-town atmosphere and leisurely pace befitting of Maine’s remoteness. You can visit the Maine State Museum, which has exhibits focusing on the state’s agricultural and industrial roots, and the Old Fort Western, the oldest surviving wooden fort in North America. Outside the city limits, the buildings quickly give way to forests, and this yurt accommodation, about a 40-minute drive from Augusta, is on the premises of the Great Outdoors Waterfront Event Center on the shores of Pleasant Pond. Paddleboard, canoe, and kayak rentals are available, while golf enthusiasts can enjoy the sports at the nearby Turner Highlands Country Club and Golf Course. This Maine yurt rental has two beds, an indoor fireplace, and a kitchen for a cozy stay.
Pine Cone Yurt (off-grid) at The Great OutdoorsTurner, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsprivate great amenities cozy and surrealfairly as listed; far from local amenities but comfortable yurtthe new solar shower and sink with running water were a nice surpriseit has two very comfortable futons warm gas "faux wood burning" stove mini kitchen glassware dishware etctoilet was super cleanit was super clean and everything you need was availablethe privy was cleanit was clean adorable and very comfortable i will be back for surethe yurt was sparkling clean tastefully decorated and had blenty of beach area to go with it
Host:she was an outstanding hostmary was a great host in a miraculous yurtmary has been a great hostmary was very helpful and gave perfect directions to the yurtshe is such a great hostRead more reviewsbeautiful location and relaxing get awaylocation is just awesome as well as drive to the locationi would highly recommend this location and experiencegorgeous location to be outside on a peaceful lakeawesome location great setup and host
Ideally suited for a romantic couple’s getaway, this cozy and private yurt is a great option for enjoying some time in the lap of nature. Set on acres of pinewood land, this yurt offers many creature-comforts like a plush queen-size bed, a gorgeous skylight, a comfortable seating area, storage space, a mini-fridge, a fan and cute decor items. Guests also have access to a bathhouse with a hot shower and a composting toilet, a fire pit, a large yard, and plenty of seating. A lovely breakfast is offered in the dining room of the main house and the fully equipped kitchen is accessible for guest use too. Bar Harbor is a 15-minute drive away from this yurt.
The Puffin, Rusticator YurtTrenton, Maine, United States
Top guest reviewsit is equipped with a heater and a fan both of which work wellgreg and karen provided breakfast of coffee toast eggs fresh fruiteven on a cold night the yurt stayed warm between the space heater and the extremely comfortable linensthe bed was comfortable and there were plenty of blankets and pillowsamazing hosts beautiful home and yurts and yummy breakfastthe outdoor bathroom was very clean with hot waterit was very clean and beautifully decoratedstay here the yurts are very clean and comfortableand the place was sparkling cleanthe place was spotless beautiful and comfortable
Host:they were wonderful hosts and extremely welcomingoutstanding yurt experience hosts were wonderful from start to finishgreg and karen were wonderful hostswe really enjoyed our stay at the yurt greg and karen were excellent hosts and provided outstanding hospitalitythey are both very friendly and the yurt was stunningRead more reviewswould recommend staying at this location 100%the location is great especially for acadia national park visitorslocation was excellent making it easy to explore many different parts of mtbreakfast is the perfect start to a day in the parkgreat location if you are traveling to and from bar harbor
Peacefulness and solitude everywhere
This is how remote Maine is: it is the only US state that borders only one other state. Yet, its seclusion just means that you can enjoy peacefulness and solitude everywhere in your Pine Tree State travels. And plenty of interesting accommodations are available here - from cozy yurts to cabin rentals in Maine. So take a chance, and give Maine a chance. You will appreciate the unique charms that can only be found in far-flung places.
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