13 Best Yurts In Maine - Updated 2021

yurt in maine
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong
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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.

1. Fire Fly yurts on Funky Bow Lane (from USD 204)

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 Lane
Lyman, Maine, United States
144 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
delicious chocolate banana bread for breakfast with coffee
they have us stuff for s'mores fresh fruit and mini muffins and espresso for breakfast
the beds were so comfy and having a fridge and grill on the property is perfect
the amenities were really wonderful - truly comfortable beds pillows and linens and everything was clean and well-stocked
our bed was super comfy and the bedding was adorable
Cleanliness:
spacious and sparkling clean yurt
place was super clean
beds were comfortable place was clean and pretty spacious
the yurt was very clean and cozy
good for days of dry weather
Host:
paul is a wonderful host
paul and alice are great hosts
lovely and kind hosts too
paul and alice are fantastic hosts this yurt is amazing
paul is a wonderful host
Location:
this location will not disappoint
the location was perfect
i legit wish we had this place in our backyard
loved the quiet private secluded location
we loved being able to walk to the brewery and everyone there was friendly
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2. Fisher Ridge yurt (from USD 134)

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 Yurts
Durham, Maine, United States
94 reviews
Yurt 5 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the yurts themselves are both spacious and cozy - perfect for any weather or time of year
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean and very quiet
the bathroom was clean and the shower worked great
quiet clean and beautiful energies in this forest setting
the log burner meant that we were never cold and the bathroom was very clean and well maintained
our yurt was warm & clean when we arrived
Host:
awesome host awesome accommodations
peggy & bob were great hosts
bob & peggy were super friendly and accommodating hosts
bob is a great host and a humble person
the host also checked in with us frequently to make sure we had everything we needed
Location:
quiet and relaxing great location and spacious
great place to get away and unwind
this is an excellent place to get away for the weekend
we enjoyed walking around the area and exploring the region by car
the places is perfect especially for star gazing and there's a pond nearby with lots of frogs
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3. Norumbega Green double-yurt (from USD 150)

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
74 reviews
Yurt 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable beddings and amenities there is everything you need for an awesome experience there
the yurts were lovely and very comfortable
the yurts are very comfortable good beds and ample kitchen space
you feel so close to nature here but much more comfortable and spacious than a tent or camper
the beds were so comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was very clean
beds were clean and comfy
everything is clean thoughtful and amazing
the yurts are truly beautiful clean and spacious
the outdoor bathroom and shower are in great condition and very clean
Host:
hosts were friendly and helpful
owners were so sweet and amazing
julie & michael are fabulous hosts
the hosts were so friendly and made sure we had anything and everything we needed upon arrival
julie and michael are great hosts and all around great people
Location:
the location is serene and great for stargazing
the location was blissful (and not to mention the amazing outdoor shower )
this place gets a 100% positive recommendation
our family of 6 enjoyed staying in these eco friendly yurts that were close to little sebago lake
this place was the best
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4. Zen Den Yurt (from USD 126)

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 Yurts
Durham, Maine, United States
45 reviews
Yurt 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
make sure to bring your own bed linens or sleeping bags
Cleanliness:
it was clean cozy and very inviting and the hosts communication couldn't have been better
Host:
they are excellent hosts and have a wonderful setup
peaceful beautiful and wonderful host prompt and accurate directions
we had a great at maine forest yurts page and bob were wonderful hosts
the property was beautiful and page (host) was more than accommodating
Location:
this was the exact location for an easy rustic scenic restorative and fun family getaway
the perfect getaway we live pretty close by but this was the perfect "staycation" for us
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5. Little yurt on permaculture homestead (from USD 90)

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 Homestead
Sedgwick, Maine, United States
90 reviews
Yurt 3 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there was a large industrial fan which also helped cool off the interior
it was so serene and private and comfortable
there 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 shower
beautiful kitchen area teas and coffee games books and a thoughtful guide to the yurt
Cleanliness:
it was super clean
the space was impeccably clean and the environment was incredibly peaceful
the space was clean inviting and so wonderfully homey
it was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could ever need during our short stay
the space is very clean and organized with lots of attention paid to details
Host:
hosts are lovely people too
they were both so friendly and welcoming
thank you to melanie for her thoughtful attentive service
the hosts are great and the garden is beautiful
very cool space and friendly hosts
Location:
we were very comfortable in the peaceful location
really cool place to stay great location and comfortable to stay in
my fiancé and i were blown away by this amazing place
an amazing very comfortable yurt in a great location
such a unique place to stay so much fun
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6. Yurt on a coastal Maine farm (from 100 USD)

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

7. Yurt on Clearwater Lake (from USD 106)

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 Maine
Industry , Maine, United States
26 reviews
Yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's like camping with all the amenities--bathroom kitchen washer/dryer
it is equipped with a nice kitchen washer/dryer and all the conveniences
Cleanliness:
clearwater lake was warm clean and very beautiful
roomy clean and toasty warm on cold fall nights
ellen's yurt was wonderful clean and warm and full of light-- we had a great time
the yurt was clean charming
Host:
she was a great host
ellen was a great host
ellen is a wonderful host and was prompt in all communication
and ellen & jan were so friendly and helpful
ellen was very kind and gave us everything we needed
Location:
a beautiful location and great spot to relax
the location at the lake is peaceful and private
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8. Yurt in off-the-grid mountain retreat (from USD 125)

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 Yurt
Denmark, Maine, United States
31 reviews
Yurt 5 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we did the sauna and ran into the dipping pools to cool off
Cleanliness:
the campground is pristine clean was very relaxing
Host:
jen and the retreat center staff were very welcoming and helpful
definitely take the host's advice to arrive before dark if you can
she was very responsive and helpful making our stay completely enjoyable and restorative
jen was very communicative warm and friendly and was very accommodating to us
Location:
the private location is peaceful and relaxing
the location was close to hikes and the place was lovely and clean
the instructions and descriptions of the location are 100% accurate and prepared us perfectly for our stay
i would recommend this spot for a quiet get away and or reset trip
we had a great time walking on the hiking trails and exploring the mountain brook
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9. Glamping yurt in Southwest Harbor (from USD 185)

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!
66 reviews
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we really loved the amenities provided in the red barn - laundry games puzzles videos
Cleanliness:
very clean and well thought out
the yurts were clean adorable and comfortable
accommodations were very clean and comfortable and definitely not roughing it
Host:
karen & aaron were very helpful courteous and accommodating
Location:
we really liked the location
we had great weather to walk around and get in some hiking
we also like that there are screened off tables because it's pretty buggy given the wooded location
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10. Rustic yurt for five in Dresden (from USD 92)

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
5 reviews
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable the wood stove worked great with plenty of wood
Host:
james is very responsive and a great host
Location:
great location with a lot to do
really incredible space great location
what a nice place and great atmosphere great to get away
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11. Hike-in yurt on top of hill (from USD 95)

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 availabl
Orland, Maine, United States
91 reviews
Yurt 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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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12. Pine Cone yurt on Pleasant Pond

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 Outdoors
Turner, Maine, United States
130 reviews
Yurt 0 Beds 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
private great amenities cozy and surreal
fairly as listed; far from local amenities but comfortable yurt
the new solar shower and sink with running water were a nice surprise
it has two very comfortable futons warm gas "faux wood burning" stove mini kitchen glassware dishware etc
Cleanliness:
toilet was super clean
it was super clean and everything you need was available
the privy was clean
it was clean adorable and very comfortable i will be back for sure
the yurt was sparkling clean tastefully decorated and had blenty of beach area to go with it
Host:
she was an outstanding host
mary was a great host in a miraculous yurt
mary has been a great host
mary was very helpful and gave perfect directions to the yurt
she is such a great host
Location:
beautiful location and relaxing get away
location is just awesome as well as drive to the location
i would highly recommend this location and experience
gorgeous location to be outside on a peaceful lake
awesome location great setup and host
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13. Well-appointed yurt with free breakfast

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 Yurt
Trenton, Maine, United States
235 reviews
Private room in yurt 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is equipped with a heater and a fan both of which work well
greg and karen provided breakfast of coffee toast eggs fresh fruit
even on a cold night the yurt stayed warm between the space heater and the extremely comfortable linens
the bed was comfortable and there were plenty of blankets and pillows
amazing hosts beautiful home and yurts and yummy breakfast
Cleanliness:
the outdoor bathroom was very clean with hot water
it was very clean and beautifully decorated
stay here the yurts are very clean and comfortable
and the place was sparkling clean
the place was spotless beautiful and comfortable
Host:
they were wonderful hosts and extremely welcoming
outstanding yurt experience hosts were wonderful from start to finish
greg and karen were wonderful hosts
we really enjoyed our stay at the yurt greg and karen were excellent hosts and provided outstanding hospitality
they are both very friendly and the yurt was stunning
Location:
would recommend staying at this location 100%
the location is great especially for acadia national park visitors
location was excellent making it easy to explore many different parts of mt
breakfast is the perfect start to a day in the park
great location if you are traveling to and from bar harbor
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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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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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