I have never been camping in my life and here’s why:
- I am allergic to 90% of the world’s plants and insects (that may be a slight exaggeration)
- I am a light sleeper
- I am an extremely picky eater who despises fish
- And, above all else, “roughing it” just isn’t my idea of a vacation!
Then came glamping – or “glamorous camping” – an updated concept that allows not-so-rugged folks like myself to experience the beauty of the great outdoors without having to pitch a tent or pee in the woods! Now that’s a concept I can get behind!
Here are 5 fabulous locations that allow you to experience the wonder of the Maine wilderness while still sleeping in real beds and enjoying amenities like indoor plumbing, treehouse cabins, and even lobster dinners served directly to your tent!
1. Eagle Lake Sporting Camps, Eagle Lake Village
Stay in one of seven authentic log cabins available all year long – they are heated, air conditioned, and each has its own private bathroom! Located directly on Eagle Lake with views of Three Brooks Mountain. Each cabin has a veranda, living area and one to four divided sleeping areas with luxury mattresses.
Baths offer a shower or a 100-year-old soaking tub with shower attachment. There is even fine dining at the on-property restaurant, The Roosevelt Room!
2. Seguin, Georgetown
Seguin now offers two unique “tree dwellings” with stunning views of Maine’s Back River. The 21-acre property is perfect for hiking or exploring and guests have access to an adjoining 40-acre peninsula with docks and walking trails.
“Isle au Haut” (“High Island”) is named after an island in northern Maine. This dwelling consists of two structures connected by a rope bridge.
“Madawaska,” which means “where two rivers join” consists of two elevated structures connected by a private deck (with trees growing up through).
3. Timber Stone Adventures, Stoneham
Perfect for active families! Timber Stone Adventures offers disc golf by day and treehouse sleeping by night! Treehouses range from 1200 square feet for a large group to smaller, more romantic treehouses for couples.
The 18-hole Disc Golf Course is spread throughout 25 challenging acres of mountainous terrain and bolder obstacles.
4. Maine Forest Yurts, Durham
Located on Runaround Pond, this campground spans over 100 acres of wilderness.
The yurts are a rustic combination of tents and cabins and come fully furnished.
5. Sandy Pines Campground,Kennebunkport
Starting this summer, this previously traditional campground will offer 12 professionally decorated, safari-style “glamp tents” – each with a theme like “Nomad: A Bohemian Retreat” and “Nautical Nights.” Tents will each include a bed, seating area, lights, a mini fridge, heaters, fans, a deck, sheets, towels, and access to a shared bathhouse.
Campground amenities will include a general store, a farm stand, an old-fashioned ice cream cart, a heated saltwater pool, rentals for bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks, a playground, a craft tent for kids, and a lobster delivery service – brought right to your tent either live or pre-cooked!