You’re not going to find a quieter stretch of what MDIers call “the quiet side.” And you won’t find more idiosyncratic accommodations than the six giant round tents on this 5-acre stretch of woods. They’re fitted with queen beds, full kitchens, showers, air conditioning—all the comforts of home. They’re also as light and open as can be (what with the built-in skylight), and plenty sturdy (the walls are wooden; only the ceiling is fabric). A community barn and a seasonal spa yurtlet make for gathering spaces, as do the firepits outside each yurt. They’re spaced out enough that you can maintain privacy, but as all rentals are weekly, you’re likely to make friends. The proprietors are a 30-something couple with deep MDI roots. One of their sweet touches: All the artwork was made by students from Mount Desert Island High School.
Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park
Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park› Hotel
200 Seal Cove Rd.
Our Rating Neighborhood Southwest Harbor Phone 800/307-5335 , 207/244-5335 Prices $145–$190 per night. June–Sept, one-week minimum stay (tiny houses 3 days). Mid-Apr–May and Oct. 3-day minimum stay. Pets welcome in some yurts ($100 weekly fee). Amenities Yoga and spa tent; library; grills; fire pits; free Wi-Fi. Units 6 units Web site Acadia Yurts
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