One night away together with Hans, without kids, is pretty amazing. When we return to our busy lives, it always feels like we just had a week’s vacation. This weekend we stayed at our new favorite get away. Frost Mountain Yurts, in Brownfield, ME is located north west of Portland, and well worth the hour-long drive.
We arrived late in the afternoon, checked ourselves in, and hiked a short distance to our own personal yurt. The quiet path was covered with a thick layer of leaves but the trail was well marked. It was very exciting to spy our yurt as we approached. I loved the recently carved pumpkin that greeted us and the cozy deck.
Until Saturday night, I’ve never had the pleasure of sleeping in a yurt. It’s kind of like a large tent, but more like a one-room cabin. These yurts are adorned with almost everything that one could ever need on an overnight including a wood stove to provide both ambience and warmth–so much warmth that we had to open the skylight at the center of our temporary circular home.
Our yurt was located alongside this little trickling brook.
The yurts are free of electricity but have a gas cookstove and a gas light. We were instructed to bring water, sleeping bags, pillows, food, and flashlights–they had everything else. The yurts are thoughtfully provisioned with quality items.
The next photo is taken from the floor looking up at the center of the yurt in our fire-lit room. We played Scrabble in front of the fire and I won’t say who won but I will say I earned 57 points in one turn.
We went for a hike as soon as we arrived because of the rapidly fading light. I’m looking forward to returning with my kids to hike more or even to cross country ski and have a winter adventure. (There is a box of games under one of the three sets of bunk beds.)
This morning we brought our sleeping bags and coffee outside.
And we ate our GrandyOats granola left for us by the owners.
Overall, this was a fantastic evening getaway. My only wish is that we had more time to take advantage of the free kayaks and canoes that you could borrow and to hike a little more. The place is open year round.
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Now I’m dreaming of putting a yurt on my property to serve as my home office getaway.