The Space This cozy teeny charming cabin on the Blue Hill Peninsula near Morgan Bay on the Coast of Maine is available for one or a couple with simple foam and futon mattresses. The reviews are that the mattresses is comfortable. It is nicely rustic with new wood for the interior. Small and cozy. Bigger than most tents!
The cabin is in the backyard on the edge of a forest about 50 feet from the farmhouse. It has lovely new wood on the inside with a large window overlooking the farmhouse garden with Cadillac Mountain of Acadia National Park peeking through the trees, and another smaller window offering a forest view greeting you as you wake in your bed. Bathroom is a charming toilet, sink and shower/tub shared on the first floor of the farmhouse (50 feet away). Nancy provides a lamp, electric kettle, hot plate, and small refrigerator in the cabin and you may want to bring a flashlight. There is electricity in the cabin. The woods are close by the cabin. Parking is across the road in the parking lot of the Morgan Bay Zendo at no charge. (Please note NO PARKING at Surry Arts at the Barn. There is a fee if parked at this location).
Walk five minutes around the corner on Morgan Bay Road to: a glorious view of the Acadia Mountains, the small bay where there is a choice of walks on Conservation Land belonging to the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, or the sweet forest meditation center called Morgan Bay Zendo((URL HIDDEN) across the road and down the wooded path. Across the road in the other direction is the summer concert barn Surry Arts at the Barn((URL HIDDEN) Continue on down the hill to the LITTLE GALLERY. Check 'open' hours. Bike 20 minutes to the small town ocean beach and swim in the not so cold and shallow waters at the Carrying Place Beach. Continue on for 3 minutes to the Lobster Shack for Downeast lobster eating on the fishing dock overlooking the Acadia Mountains in the distance, or keep on biking down the quiet 'neck'.
The cost of this cabin is kept down by having you take off your bed linens bringing them to the bathroom when finished. Thank you.
Coffee and tea are available along with an electric kettle and coffee filter for your convenience in the morning.
The village of Blue Hill with Food Coop, restaurants, library, and Blue Hill Mountain to climb is about 10 miles away. Ellsworth with many stores is also about 10 miles in the other direction and on your way to or from Acadia National Park which is a 45 minute pleasant drive.
I'm happy to offer suggestions for local possibilities. Guest Access Guests have access to the firepit when I am available and on the property (town regulation. With my permission only please). Please ask me first. You have access to backyard, downstairs bathroom, grounds, lots of trails near the property, some on Morgan Bay. Wifi is available closer to the farmhouse.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH FOR THE SCENIC ROUTE
If you have an extra hour, I suggest 95-295-Route 1 at the Bath/Brunswick exit. Route 1 passes through small towns of Wiscasset, Camden, and comes close to Brunswick, Bath, Rockport*, Belfast*.
For lunch Chases Daily in Belfast or Waterfront in Belfast or Camden Harbor.
From Route 1 before Camden/Rockland - Take Route 90 to by-pass Rockland (although lovely Wyeth paintings at Farnsworth Museum). At the light at Route 90/Route 1 go straight through light to RockPORT. Wiggling your way it is scenic, left at the end of the road, right over bridge, another right into town, DON't MISS IT. Right after town, take a right and stay on this road passing a farm with Belted- Gallaway cows, right at cemetery brings you to Bayview Road taking you the back way into Camden. Read directions carefully. Fun! See the schooners in Camden.
Continue on Route 1 to Belfast (You may want to visit this town) and continue to Route 15 in Blue Hill village where you'll take a left at the T. Very soon, you'll come to Route 176 (however, you may want to continue 20 feet to visit the Blue Hill Co-op on your left and then back to Route 176 which goes through EAST Blue Hill. You'll continue on this road which is now Morgan Bay Road. You'll drive for about 5-7 minutes passing the Surry Town Line sign, steep down and then.a steep up, nice view on your right soon after, very sharp curve 90% to your left where the Surry Arts at the Barn is located and I'll be the second house on your left #541 Morgan Bay Road in Surry. Interaction with Guests Please text me an hour before you arrive (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). I hope to meet you and I'd like to make myself available to offer suggestions and if you have questions. Please text me, (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) The Neighborhood Morgan Bay village is a special neighborhood with the core of the residents having moved here from away in the 70s to be part of the forest meditation center which they built from local materials. Many are still residents and neighbors 'on the road'. It is an artistic community with artists, published authors, boat builders, and small scale farmers. Across the road is the Surry Concert Barn (URL HIDDEN) an old barn with an old history offerings summer afternoon and evening concerts. Friday evenings is film night. Saturday often Jazz and Sunday Classical. Tuesdays brings Kate, who grew up here and now farms. Her farmstand of homegrown organic fresh local vegetables is available to all from 4-6pm. Tuesday evenings in the summer from 5:30-7pm, you are welcome to the small Zen meditation group at the Morgan Bay Zendo (URL HIDDEN) across the road. (Walk out the driveway to your LEFT and a few feet across the road is the parking lot of the Zendo. On your left is the path through the woods; walk for five minutes. The evening begins with tea followed by sitting meditation, walking in the Zen Moss Garden, and a talk with discussion. Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm there is another meditation sitting as well as Sundays from 9-11am. There are numerous workshops and retreats offered throughout the summer, which you can see if you go to the website of (URL HIDDEN)
Many walking trails are available for your pleasure in the woods or along the shore of Morgan Bay. --out the door, to your right, down the hill to the bridge and you'll see the sign for Carter Nature Preserve just after the bridge. A lovely walk on the shore of our delightful Morgan Bay. Bike a bit further to Newbury Neck for small beach, lobster shack, and biking on a quiet road. Getting Around Transportation is bike, walk, or car. You can get here... by bus, almost. Bus to Bangor, one bus a day in the afternoon Bangor to Ellsworth, and then taxi from Ellsworth or ask me for suggestions. Other Things to Note Your bed is made up with clean sheets upon your arrival. I ask that you take the sheets off when you leave and leave in the bathroom. There are usually clean sheets in the cabin on the shelf. This is a way to keep the cost down in the cabin. Not 420 friendly. No recreational drugs on property. Limited alcohol. ...