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12 Glamping Escapes in Maine for Your Next Adventure

by Rachel Jorgensen
Updated December 08, 2021

Glamping Escapes in Maine for Your Next Adventure
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If you want to go to sleep in nature and wake up to the sounds of chirping birds, glamping may be for you — especially if you want to spend time exploring Maine, not setting up your camp.

Maybe because it’s such an outdoorsy state, Maine offers some amazing glamping options that’ll allow you to sleep near the best destinations in Vacationland without roughing it much.

With rugged coastlines, year-round outdoor recreation, wildlife, and wildflowers aplenty, there’s a good reason Maine is fondly referred to as “Vacationland.” Whether you like whale watching and beaches or hikes through the forest and small-town breweries you’ll find it in the state. And these 12 glamping rentals in Maine provide weather protection, comfortable beds, and — occasionally — even a full kitchen.

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1. Acadia Yurt

Acadia Yurt
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Why you should stay: Roomy yurts for a group traveling to Acadia National Park.

  • Location: Southwest Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Only 300 feet from the quiet entrance to Acadia National Park, staying in this comfortable yurt means you’ll experience a side of the park many visitors skip. Spend the morning hiking (be sure to stop and admire the wildflowers) and head to Seal Cove in the afternoon for some beach time. End the day at a local restaurant in the nearby town of Southwest Harbor before retiring to your cozy yurt.

In addition to comfortable beds, a full bath, and a kitchen inside each yurt, the property has a “Wellness Center” for guest use. There, you’ll find on-site yoga, an infrared sauna, a couples massage room, and flotation tank, all of which may come in handy after a long hike. There are seven yurts on property plus a few cabins, making this an ideal glamping rental in Maine if you have a few couples or families traveling together.

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2. Breeze Treehouse

Breeze Treehouse
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Why you should stay: Dog-friendly treehouse on acres and acres of cross-country ski trails.

  • Location: Appleton
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $196/night

This dog-friendly, ski-in/ski-out treehouse is on 120 private acres, surrounded by a 1,300-acre nature conservancy. You’ll often see wildlife near the pond and stream, and in the winter, you can cross-country ski in your own backyard (and then relax in the wood-fired cedar hot tub and sauna).

After ascending two flights of stairs and a ship ladder, you’ll reach the deck and the great views from your perch in the trees. Of course, even from inside, the windowed walls make it easy to drink it all in. Even though the treehouse’s seclusion will have you feeling as if you’re roughing it in the middle of nowhere, it’s actually pretty close to Augusta (the state capital), as well as the cute beachside town of Camden.

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3. Missy’s Hall

Missy’s Hall
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Why you should stay: Pint-sized micro-cabin to find off-grid peace.

  • Location: Passadumkeag
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $76/night

No electricity, no W-Fi, fresh air, and 18 acres — if you’re looking for a true glamping experience to unplug and enjoy nature, this micro A-frame delivers. You’ll have all the camp amenities you need like a composting toilet, an outdoor fire pit, and seating, plus a comfortable bed and a structure over your head.

The cabin is on 18 acres of private land for true, secluded tranquility. You may never want to leave. But if you do, several hiking trails and waterways are only a short drive away. But since the side door opens to blend indoor and outdoor living, you won’t have to even get out of bed for fresh air.

“The cabin was absolutely magical! The perfect place for a long weekend getaway.”

Kelsey, Miller Place, NY
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4. Old Acadia Ranger Yurt

Old Acadia Ranger Yurt
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Why you should stay: Wooded home base for exploring the quieter areas around Acadia.

  • Location: Southwest Harbor
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $138/night

If you want to spend perhaps a day in Acadia National Park but would rather spend most of your time exploring the less-crowded areas around the park, you’ll love this yurt. It’s tucked away in a pine and maple forest on the quiet side of the park and is an ideal glamping rental in Maine for exploring the area. Head for the water or the trails with the kayaks and mountain bikes (included with the rental), then head to nearby Southwest Harbor for dinner and a local brew.

“[The host] is great and has put together an amazing glamping set up. It was the cherry on top after long days hiking and early mornings watching the sunrise.”

Joel, Portsmouth, NH
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5. Moose Tent

Moose Tent
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Why you should stay: Fun safari-style tent for a family trip to Acadia.

  • Location: Bar Harbor
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $275/night

Only four miles from the main entrance of Acadia National Park, this glamping tent is on a 24-acre wooded glamground less than a half-mile from the ocean. That means you can alternate between enjoying the coastal breezes or hanging out back at camp with your fellow park-goers and outdoorsy families — kids are bound to make friends.

Those kids will also love this glamping rental’s bunk beds, while adults may be happier to come back to a full bathroom with a large hot water tank so everyone can clean up after a day of hiking, biking, and exploring the park’s coastlines. By the way, all the tents do share just one fire pit, so don’t expect to have it all to yourself.

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6. Glamping Dome

Glamping Dome
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Why you should stay: Geodesic escape on a working farm near the coast.

  • Location: Union
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $162/night

If you’re after a quiet, countryside escape, look no further than this glamping dome. Centrally located near the town of Union, you’ll be close to wineries, hiking and mountain biking trails, and even the coast (about 20 minutes away).

Your geometric rental sits on 10 acres at Come Spring Farm, a 28-acre working farm with a pond. If you’re not out exploring the area, you can kayak, swim, or fish in the pond while socializing with other guests at the property.

“Union is a great spot in midcoast for wineries and hiking, and a glamping dome was an amazing way to spend a weekend.”

Laurie, Denver, CO
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Follow ’em: @ComeSpringFarm

7. Tiny Island Cabin

Tiny Island Cabin
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Why you should stay: Lux living and off-grid tranquility in an island tiny house.

  • Location: Friendship
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $194/night

This island cabin sits on a small cliff overlooking the sea and blurs the lines between glamping and a posh getaway. On one hand, you’re entirely off the grid, with solar power and no running water. On the other, down pillows, a plush mattress topper, a private shoreline, and fresh lobster and oysters will have you feeling like royalty. But since there’s no plumbing or Wi-Fi, it definitely deserves a spot on this Maine glamping rental list.

Your host will pick you up by boat at the Frendship Town Landing and shuttle you via boat to your rental on Friendship Long Island. The island is a great place for bird watching (ospreys and bald eagles both make their homes here) and morning walks along forested paths. There’s even an ancient graveyard you can visit for a glimpse of the island’s storied history.

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8. Riverside Tent

Riverside Tent
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Why you should stay: Off-grid, mid-coast retreat to unplug and explore.

  • Location: Owls Head
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $136/night

Pack your mud boots, gather a group of friends, and head off-grid to this riverside tent. It’s the perfect place to unwind and unplug. Take a provided kayak out to explore nearby islands, visit Camden Hills State Park for a hike, or check out restaurants in nearby Rockland before turning into your plush, 9-inch-thick memory foam mattress for the night.

In addition to the comfortable bed, the tent has a sun shower and a NASA-inspired toilet to help make your stay more enjoyable. Just be sure to bring your own bedding and a cooler. This is a Tentrr site, so beef up on what comes with those so you know what to pack. But if everyone in your group pitches in, it’s the most affordable glamping rental in Maine on this list.

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Follow ’em: @tidesidetentrr

9. The Canopy Treehouse

The Canopy Treehouse
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Why you should stay: Eco-friendly classic treehouse within driving distance to cool cities.

  • Location: Sanford
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $425/night

If you love lakes, rivers, forests and streams, you’ll dig this glamping rental in Sanford. Luxury and camping collide at the carbon-free retreat, which has a 150-panel solar grid to power the property, and many of the construction materials were reclaimed or recycled.

But eco-friendly touches are just one part of this retreat. Once you ascend the spiral staircase, you’ll be greeted with impressive workmanship, comfortable beds, a full kitchen, and custom finishes. You’ll feel fairly secluded and surrounded by nature, but you’re only 10 minutes from shops, markets, and trails. Should you opt to stay in, you’ll have pond access (complete with canoe), a large deck, and a hot tub to relax and unwind. It’s equidistance from Portsmouth, NH, and Old Orchard Beach, which is a fantastic New England coastal town. But you’re also less than 10 minutes from several different waterways and lakes.

“Beautiful treehouse! Great place for glamping! We enjoyed the outdoors but with a full kitchen, shower and bed nearby.”

Juan, New York

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10. Hillside Dome

Hillside Dome
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Why you should stay: Two words: those views.

  • Location: Jefferson
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $122/night

For a night under the stars like this, you’d normally have to bundle up and sleep without your tent fly on (and hope it doesn’t rain). But instead, you can just book this comfy dome. It’s on a hill and placed in such a way that guests have 360-degree views of the countryside. It’s the perfect place to disconnect from life for an overnight getaway. But don’t worry: if you do need to connect to the outside world, the main house has Wi-Fi and a workspace for guests.

This Maine glamping rental is about halfway up the coast, so it’s a natural starting point for any epic adventure. You can book a kayak tour or rent stand-up paddleboards in one of the several nearby coastal towns. The dome’s location makes it easy to get up close and personal with Mother Nature, especially at night. Dogs are welcome for an extra fee and you can even rent telescopes or have coffee delivered to the dome each morning. And there’s even heat from October to around May.

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11. Stockton Harbor Yurt

Stockton Harbor Yurt
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Why you should stay: Small and charming yurt resort on the water.

  • Location: Stockton Springs
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $153/night

Tucked away in the woods on a 34-acre parcel is this glamping yurt. The property features water views, a private beach, and a large lawn for yard games and relaxing. In the summer, the protected harbor is perfect for kayaking or canoeing (and ice skating in the winter). Historic Searsport is nearby if you want to check out the cool maritime museum or have a mouthwatering seafood dinner at Anglers.

The yurt’s location isn’t the only thing that’s great about this rental. In addition to a plush queen bed, the yurt boasts a kitchen and an outdoor gas grill for whipping up a delicious meal. And all the rentals and games are totally free for guests.

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Follow ’em: @StocktonHarbourYurts

12. Crow’s Nest Tiny House

Crow’s Nest Tiny House
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Why you should stay: To experience tiny living on a small town near Portland.

  • Location: Durham
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $123/night

Surrounded by fields and pine trees, this tiny house sits on a 70-acre working livestock farm called Old Crow Ranch. It’s a calming retreat in farmland, but it’s only 30 minutes from Portland. You’re free to explore the farm as you’d like, but you’ll probably want to take the 30-minute farm tour offered by the hosts to check out the ranch’s workings.

The tiny house is equipped with comfortable beds with linens, a composting toilet, and a full kitchen. You can even purchase meat raised from the farm to grill. Because there’s both a/c and heat, it’s one of the best year-round glamping rentals in Maine.

“Truly a wonderful stay in the tiny house! The setting is just idyllic & private surrounded by lovely gardens, fields and rural quiet.”

Jo, Revere, MA
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Follow ’em: @OldCrowRanch

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