2 Beds, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- english, spanish
About Karen Roper
Aaron is an Maine native. He was born and raised across the bridge in Trenton and grew up attending local Bar Harbor schools. He has worked in the restaurant industry for the past 15+ years beginning as a prep cook in high school then moving toward general manager. Aaron's favorite extracurricular activity is learning all he can about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As often as he can, he trains locally and loves sharing this passion with others. Karen is a transplant. Originally from Chicago she made her way to Maine in 2009 and fell in love immediately. In Acadia she enjoys hiking, trail running, yoga, and long walks on the carriage roads. Karen has been teaching yoga locally for over 6 years and now brings her practice to the Wellness Center (located on site at Acadia Yurts). Karen is also a licensed massage therapist and offers services onsite. As a couple we have done quite a bit of traveling and through that we have narrowed down the particular way we like to travel. The biggest factor for us is having a furnished kitchen in order to prepare health minded foods to nourish our bodies and support all our outdoor activities. The idea for Acadia Yurts has been brewing for quite some time. Friends of ours live off the grid in a yurt and we greatly appreciate the rustic, romantic feel of the yurt but wanted some of the comforts of home- running water, heat, electricity. From there Acadia Yurts was born. We deeply hope you enjoy our home as much as we do!!
Karen Roper purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Karen Roper chose Southwest Harbor
This property is a stones throw to Acadia National Park with hidden gems around every turn. Acadia Yurts is the most unique way to stay on MDI. We bring you local knowledge, passion for living mindfully and a desire to share our favorite place with you and your loved ones to create lasting memories.
What makes this Cottage unique
- Completely unique dwelling - Amenities of home including furnished kitchen, bathroom, heat, and furnished living spaces - Proximity to Acadia National Park - Located on quiet side of MDI to assist you in slowing down and reconnecting to yourself and loved ones
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Totally Awesome Experience
I found out about Acadia Yurts from an add and connected through VRBO. The cost was exactly right for us and we were provided with all necessities and some extras. Check in was not really a check in as we only needed to arrive and retrieve our key from the locked box. Loved that it was super easy. The yurt, the grounds and its overall location was perfect. We enjoyed the quaint Southwest Harbor town center for its food and stores. My kids loved nearby Echo Lake and the nature tour from Island Cruises which departed from Bass Harbor. Also close by was Sea Wall and Wonderland Trail where exploring was so fun. The butterfly park at the end of Seal Cove Rd was gorgeous and we took numerous trips to Bar Harbor for shopping and restaurants. The shoreline trail in Bar Harbor was extremely beautiful and the town’s shops offered an array of different items to browse or buy. Some of the artisan products were amazing and we loved the rock shop and A Little Mad for that especially. A short bus ride from Bar Harbor green to the Dorr Natural History Museum offered a touch tank experience! Acadia National Park was our main destination where we viewed unparalleled natural beauty. Thunder Hole was captivating to our nine year old. Sand Beach, again “gorgeous”, Jordan Pond the same with its views of The Bubbles, Cadillac Mountain and Gorham Loop Trail’s panoramic views and the drive around Park Loop Road the experience of a lifetime. Returning to our yurt from every trip was a restful relief and we enjoyed everything about its uniqueness. Check out was equally as easy and we left not without a purchase of Acadia Yurt T-shirts for all four of us. There’s more to see and explore so we’d love to return to the area sometime and I wouldn’t hear of staying anywhere different!
Wonderful vacation place. The Yurts are lovely.
We spent 3 nights with our 3 year old, 17 month old and black lab. The property was quiet, peaceful and beautiful. The yurt was awesome! All the basic amenities you could need, comfortable and spacious!
Southwest Harbor is a gem; not too far from Acadia and bar Harbor but tucked away from the congestion.
Highly recommend Acadia Yurts!
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! It was such a joy to see you and your family enjoying the property- and the cute drawings hanging on the fridge :)
The yurt was everything we wanted and more! It was comfy but spacious
A little piece of heaven
We loved our stay at Acadia yurts! The yurts are fully equipped and karen has thought of every little detail to make our vacation feel special! We will be returning for sure!
Wonderful property. Very well maintained and clean, clean, clean! Close to everything but far enough from the crowds. Accommodating owners...so thoughtful. They really have a great thing going. Coolness factor is through the roof!
Southwest Harbor is affectionately known as the 'Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island. Home to Acadia National Park, rated one of America's favorite places by Good Morning America in 2014, the activities are endless. With hiking, biking, walking trails, swimming and ocean views there is something for everyone.
Acadia Yurts is owned and operated by MDI residents Karen and Aaron. This young couple brings 20+ years of hospitality industry knowledge and experience to provide you and your loved ones with a vacation experience to remember for years to come.
Yurts are ancient circular dwellings and Acadia Yurts has brought modern comforts to create a beautiful union of comfort and proximity to nature. Most of the yurts sleep up to 4 with the exception of the 30' Yurt which sleeps 6. Each yurt includes a furnished kitchen, private bathroom, and comfortable bedding to make you feel at home. Acadia Yurt's now also features a Tiny House for rent for singles or couples looking to downsize!
Karen is a certified yoga teacher and massage therapist and will provide spa like treatment in your comfortable dwelling at extra charge.
Southwest Harbor is located less than 2 miles away and has locally owned restaurants, specialty stores, and shopping as well as a library, parks, and ocean views. Local restaurants offer fresh seafood with their unique flair. Some of our favorite places are Fiddler's Green, XYZ, Eat- A- Pita, and Sips.
Outdoor enthusiasts have their pick of hiking within 5 miles of Acadia Yurts- Beech, St. Sauveur, Acadia, and Flying Mountain within a couple minutes drive. Swimming at Seal Cove Pond or Long Pond within minutes. Bass Harbor lighthouse and Wonderland walking area less than 10 miles away. Or board a Friendship Sloop with Sail Acadia for a 2-6 hour sail around Acadia National Park. Your choices of how to enjoy Acadia are endless and there is truly something for everyone!