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8 Spectacular Glamping Spots Near Acadia National Park, Maine

by Sarah Lamagna
Updated April 28, 2022

glamping near acadia national park maine
Photo: Under Canvas Acadia

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There is a ruggedness and hostility to Acadia National Park’s nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t relish in comfort during your stay.

Maine is almost 90 percent forested land, covering an estimated 17.6 million acres. Almost 50,000 of those acres represent the crown jewel of Maine — Acadia National Park. It’s one of the smallest of all the national parks in the United States yet also one of the most visited.

Some of the most spectacular hikes in all of Maine are found among the 158 miles of hiking trails within the Park. Acadia is also home to 45 miles of carriage road trails (perfect for biking) and a few swimming beaches.

Regardless of your adventure, you’ll need a basecamp. So for your next vacation in Vacationland, make it one where you can truly savor the beauty and harshness of Maine’s most famous natural landmark.

Whether you want to gaze at the night sky in a canvas tent or sit in the lap of luxury at a glorious outdoor resort, these glamping spots are ideal for your next stay.

1. Under Canvas Acadia

Under Canvas Acadia
Photo: Under Canvas Acadia

Why you should stay: the complimentary morning yoga and nightly s’mores.

  • Nearest town: Surry
  • Sleeps: 2+ guests (depending on tent selection)
  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $379/night

When it comes to glamping, no one does it better than Under Canvas Acadia. There are ten locations across the United States, all of which are within close proximity to major landmarks. This one has particularly incredible views of Acadia National Park as it sits on 100 acres of waterfront property (including 1200 feet of coastline).

You can choose between five different types of canvas tents. My top choice would be the Stargazer tent. It has a “window” just above the bed so you can take in the night sky without leaving the warmth of the bed (or your partner).

However, your party of two can easily be increased to a party of seven at Under Canvas. Families, in particular, adore the camp programs which include scavenger hunts, fireside chats, movie nights, and birdhouse painting!

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Related Read: When is the Best Time to Visit Acadia National Park?

2. Dorr Mountain Yurt

Dorr Mountain Yurt
Photo: VRBO

Why you should stay: on-site infrared sauna and flotation tank.

  • Nearest town: Southwest Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Acadia Yurts owns five acres of land on Mount Desert Island where seven yurts and two tiny houses reside. The Dorr Mountain Yurt (named after one of the mountains in Acadia National Park) might only have a 24-foot diameter but it packs a lot of punch in the tiny space.

Unlike many yurts, Dorr Mountain Yurt is great in any season with both heat and an A/C available to use.

Come during lobster season (although, let’s face it – it’s always lobster season in Maine!) and grab the communal lobster pot with cracking kit. Or come at the start of the summer and head to the beach before the crowds. There’s no need to bring any beach toys since the property will provide those free of charge!

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Related Read: Top 10 East Coast Vacation Spots You Never Considered (But Should!)

3. Woods of Eden Glampground

Woods of Eden Glampground
Photo: Woods of Eden Glampground

Why you should stay: Yogi Bear would approve of this glamping property.

  • Nearest town: Bar Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4+ guests depending on yurt
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $250/night

Whether you are a dense and somewhat misled bear or a family of four, the Woods of Eden Glampground is for you! Acadia National Park is only four miles from the property so you know you’ll be staying in true wilderness. But the hub of Bar Harbor is only six miles down the road so you’re never too far from civilization while staying here.

A big kudos goes out to the owners of this glampground as many of their tents are wheelchair accessible as well as the showers that are in those tents. Most yurts and canvas tents are usually raised off the ground without ramps. The attention to making a more inclusive space at Woods of Eden is very apparent and even more appreciated.

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Related Read: Must-See Stops on a Boston to Bar Harbor Road Trip

4. Old Acadia Ranger Yurt

Old Acadia Ranger Yurt
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: get your yurt on with a beach within walking distance.

  • Nearest town: Southwest Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 4 nights
  • Rates from: $185/night

Situated amongst the pine and maple forests that make up most of Maine, Old Acadia Ranger Yurt is a true gem. For one, it has WiFi! This might not seem like a big deal but so many yurts are built without any sort of electricity which means WiFi is almost always unavailable. This is an exception.

However, if you’ve come to this area of the world to unplug, you are also welcomed to do that here. The only interruptions you’ll have while staying here are the thrills from song birds and the haunting calls of owls. If you’re bringing your four-legged friends, make sure to keep them on leash if they’re known to chase wildlife – you’ll see a lot here!

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Related Read: 11 Stunning Glamping Spots Near Yosemite National Park, California

5. Terramor Outdoor Resort

Terramor Outdoor Resort
Photo: Terramor Outdoor Resort

Why you should stay: it’s where luxury and rustic meet as a beautiful pairing.

  • Nearest town: Bar Harbor
  • Sleeps: 2+ guests depending on tent
  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $390/night

Walking in to any of the raised safari tents at Terramor Outdoor Resort will leave you asking whether you’re on the Maine seacoast or a Swedish spa. The interior décor is so perfectly selected that you’ll want to stay in the complimentary robes all day during your stay.

Although you’ll only be steps away from Maine’s only national park, you don’t necessarily have to leave the property. Whether you want live concerts, lobster boils, or downward dogs in the forest, Terramor has everything you need onsite! Plus, you can grab a complimentary Celestron telescope during your stay to get up close and personal with the night sky.

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Related Read: 14 Best Hikes in Acadia National Park, Maine

6. Fox’s Hollow Yurt

Fox’s Hollow Yurt
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: there are goats, an emu, and mini horse on the property!

  • Nearest town: Seal Cove
  • Sleeps: 3 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $92/night

Sleep among the fairies of the Maine woods when you stay at Fox’s Hollow and let your imagination run wild. Take heed when walking the seven acres of property, the tiny folk are not always agreeable according to folklore.

As long as you stay in their good graces (which means you shouldn’t ever call them fairies – it’s an insult), you should be fine during your stay. Fairies aside, a stay at this quaint piece of property will leave you rested and relaxed. Songbirds will fill your tent every morning so leave the alarm clock at home.

The rustling wind will then ease you to sleep every night so leave the sound machine at home too. However, feel free to bring your canine companion since they are allowed at this glamping spot.

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7. Spot the Airstream

airstream glamping near acadia national park
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: glamp literally steps away from the national park.

  • Nearest town: Mount Desert
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Rates from: $284/night

Staying at this vintage Airstream means you won’t have to battle for parking spots in the national park. Seriously, as one of the nation’s most popular national parks, Acadia’s parking spots are few and far between in the peak summer months.

Luckily, one of the Park’s major trailheads can be reached by foot and a carriage road trailhead (perfect for leisurely biking) just one and a half miles away.

You can also simply stay put and enjoy all the Park has to offer right from your front deck. Grab some meat at the local market and grill it up on the personal barbecue. Or do it the old-fashioned way and roast it over the outdoor fire pit. Regardless of your culinary preferences, Spot will keep you warm and comfortable throughout your stay.

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Related Read: 12 Unique Airbnbs Near Acadia National Park, Maine

8. The Tiny House on Goose Cove

tiny house glamping near acadia national park
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: the view while washing dishes never looked so good.

  • Nearest town: Trenton
  • Sleeps: 4 guests
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $188/night

The shorefront property of the Tiny House on Goose Cove is so idyllic, you’ll wonder if you’ve stumbled upon a mystical wonderland. The home might be tiny (although large for fairies of all sizes) but big on views and comfort. Despite the small space, there’s enough room for four adults comfortably and with room to spare.

But if you need more alone time, take the path down to the shore and over the fairy bridge. Make sure to bring money or trinkets in case the fairies demand a toll. Then head down to the two Adirondack chairs to watch the sunset across Goose Cove towards Acadia National Park. You’ll never tire of the sight!

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