As we made our way toward mid-June and still hadn’t been camping a trip to Maine Forest Yurts seemed like the perfect way to enjoy a night away without much effort. We hadn’t been before, but had received a gift certificate for Christmas and were eager to check it out. Less than an hour away from South Portland, it was the perfect combination of being not too far away, while still feeling like we were completely removed from our every day lives.
Located in Durham, Maine Forest Yurts is easily accessible from both Southern and Midcoast Maine. If camping isn’t really your thing, or you’re looking for a little more luxury than setting up a sleeping bag on the ground, this is a fantastic place to really get away from it all without giving up the comforts of more modern accommodations. There’s a fully functional gas stove, solar powered lighting, water provided for washing dishes and showering, and an outhouse right outside the door. We stayed in The Zen Den, the newest of the property’s three yurts, which can easily accommodate up to six people. It even had that “new yurt” smell to remind us that we were lucky to be visiting during its first few months of life.