Odonata Rules's Host Location

Space for 1 Rig
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  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome


  • Wifi


We'll be away from Dec 1, 2014 until end of mud season in the spring of 2015--better dates later when we see how the spring weather pans out.

Have out-in-the-country space for one rig at a time with either shade or in the sun, or can move in/out as the conditions warrant/sun passes overhead. Might take a try or two to get level but it can be done. We do not run a light at night so if you don't "do" total dark, we won't be your choice, I guess. May is blackfly month but they can be dealt with; ask us. Other times of year generally not a big problem for either insects or other pests.
Pet note:
We are dog-friendly here so long as your dog is well behaved and you clean up after it yourself. This state has an enforced leash-law statewide and this is a farming area where a strange dog running loose would not be safe so plan to have your dog leashed or under your immediate firm command.
There is good (excellent!) water available from the house but no hookup, will have to be hand-carried.

Access Road Conditions

Gravel road for 1 1/2 miles generally in OK but not great condition; requires attention and low speed. Neighbor's cows must cross road twice daily (accompanied by a goodle of kittens that must be watched for) and one must be willing to stop and wait patiently for that process to finish if you come upon it.


Large RV can't fit in here. Rather steep slope going in/out or one could park on the winter parking pad up by road which is level w/road. There is room to park an unhitched toad/towed but not one hitched.

There'll be someone around here for the remainder into the Fall of 2014, likely until at least the end of Oct and perhaps later if weather holds. An email will get you the answer if you're wondering. We'll be on the road ourselves over the winter and house here will be rented so space unavailable after Fall until May or June of 2015.


Swanville, ME, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Local arts & cultural events: http://belfastcreativecoalition.org/eventcategory/all-events/?etype=upcoming
Very good farmer's market nearby on Fridays and several smaller ones on Saturdays, good co-ops/bulk foods available.
Acadia National Park: http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
MOFGA: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association events: http://mofga.org/Events/tabid/78/Default.aspx
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/museum-hours-other-facts/
Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Bridge & Observatory: http://fortknox.maineguide.com/

Various 2015 schedules w/nearby happenings:
See http://www.belfastmaine.org/what-to-do/29/article, http://belfastcreativecoalition.org/eventcategory/belfast-me-area-outdoor-recreation/, and http://www.cityofbelfast.org/index.aspx?nid=224
Events info, statewide: http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/mpbc/events.eventsmain

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Odonata Rules

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November 2014

a quiet night

If you're searching for a night in a quiet place, then this is what you're searching for. We didn't hear any noise the whole night and slept really good. Thanks to the host Sarah, it was really nice to meet you!


October 2014

Quiet spot h

We arrived at Sarah's safe and sound. She joined us at our RV and we talked quite a lot. We mentioned to her the beet and fennel soup but unfortunately she did not have any made that day but she was nice enough to share her recipe. Way to go Sarah! That night we slept like babies it was so quiet.


January 2014

Beautiful setting, nice host!

We arrived late and left fairly early but had a nice visit with Sarah. Very quiet and peaceful night!


November 2013

Great place & people

We only spent one night but had a delightful time. I loved the beet/fennel soup and thanks for the information on the area.