Set in Mid-Coast Maine, this cabin in the woods combines the quiet and beauty of the natural world in Maine (pond, river and woods at your front door, 30 minutes from ocean beaches) with proximity (2 miles) to great restaurants and cultural activities.
The cabin is upscale rustic, off-the-grid and entirely comfortable. Perfect for a solo retreat for nature-lovers, writers or artists or for a romantic getaway for two.
Do you know how peaceful a home can feel when it's surrounded by nature, uninterrupted even by electricity, microwave, television? In spring, "peepers" fill the night soundscape, joined in summer by bullfrogs in the pond. On your deck facing the pond, you will see our friendly neighborhood heron in stillness, the mating pair of ducks (and perhaps their ducklings!), and perhaps an osprey or eagle soaring overhead. A neighborhood right-of-way gives you access to the most beautiful river in this part of Maine, only steps away from the road, where a small beach offers swimming and kayak or canoe access. On your other deck, if you can tear yourself from bed, you may see the sun rise through the trees.
The space is cozy, self-contained, and very comfortable, making the best use of the small space. Beds are either single, double, or two twins (you specify, we comply), and the mattresses are new, firm and deliciously sleep-inducing.
The cabin is entirely yours, with access to the "big house" for showers (spa robes provided!), laundry, hot tub and light kitchen use. Coffee, tea, and water are at the ready in your space, and we'll bring continental breakfast to you every morning along with hot water for washing. A separate but attached building houses the composting toilet (it works!). The cabin is set back about 200 yards from the quiet road along a woodland path. We provide headlamps and flashlights if you don't bring your own. And although we are technically off the grid - lighting is solar-powered - there is electricity access via cable at the cabin, if you need to charge electronics, etc.
Interaction with guests
We'll be here to help when you arrive - toting bags to the cabin, introducing you to the off-the-grid comfort of our peaceful cabin, giving you tips about the house and this wonderful area if you need them - and then we're available when you like, out of your way when you'd rather be left alone.
Life in the cabin is very special, and we invite our guests to experience its peace. In addition to solar lighting, headlamps and flashlights, candles and kerosene lanterns are provided for atmosphere and light, and we ask that particular care is taken to be alert and aware while any flames are lit in or around the space.
Please do not smoke in or around the cabin. Fire danger is a reality we do not want to experience!
My partner, Dulcie, and are are therapists, mothers, writers, and lovers of life in Maine. Between us we also cook, garden, pick up sticks in the yard, build things, and run a business called Wide Open Writing ( which takes us to enchanting places in the world where we lead writing and yoga retreats. We've lived here for over thirty years, and although we love to travel, we're still thrilled to call this area home. Just about everything a person could want is within reach, and the house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and woods. We built the cabin as a writing retreat for ourselves, and then discovered that it was meant to be shared!