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A Few Acres By The River

Space for 1 Rig
25 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
3 weeks max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Wifi
  • No donation requested for hookups

Description

We live in a quiet, rural area on the beautiful coast of Maine. Our home is surrounded by open fields and sits on a small hill overlooking the mouth of the Penobscot River, the longest river in Maine. The river is salty and tidal here, with great swimming if you enjoy cold water. There is a public sandy beach a five-minute walk away, and a park with pretty, wooded walking paths. You will park your rig just at the top of our paved driveway, but the land immediately beside you belongs to our neighbor so we ask that you be very discreet in your activities there. You are welcome to enjoy our big yard on the other side of the house, which is great for lawn chairs, games, etc. We can provide water and electricity and we prefer that you not run a generator. We value our peace and quiet and don’t want to hear loud music, television or phone conversations, though we are quite sociable and will enjoy meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Please note: A railroad track runs very close to the house and to your parking space. The trains are short, slow and infrequent, only once or twice a week. We kind of like them, but they do make a racket!

House Rules

Pets on leash only, and please pick up after them rigorously
Please ask us if you have special circumstances and need to use a generator.
Stay off the railroad track!
Please do not use our neighbor’s grassy land next to your camper except for quiet sitting and conversation. Our yard on the other side of the house is fully available for games or other activities.
You may also use the paved area near your camper for grilling, chairs, etc.
Please, no open fires without specific permission.
No smoking. Moderate alcohol only. No partying. No long or loud phone conversations, TV, music, etc.

Access Road Conditions

We are just a minute away from US Rt 1, but our place feels very secluded. The road is narrow but paved. Our driveway is also paved, uphill, and ends in a large, level, paved dooryard behind the house. You will park in this area, about 60 feet from the house.

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Location

Stockton Springs, ME, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Sandy Point Beach and Park, just a short walk from our place
Fort Knox State Historic Site, 10 minute drive — cooler than it sounds and especially great for kids.
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory, 10 minutes — really spectacular.
Bucksport, 15 minutes, has a good grocery store, a movie theater, restaurants, a pharmacy and a hardware, and is a pretty, historic village with a great riverfront walkway.
Belfast, 20 minutes, is a more happenin’ place for music, restaurants, festivals, fun shopping.
Acadia National Park is about an hour and 15 minutes away.


Your Host

MegAndDouglas


Member Since
February 9, 2020
Host's Age
65+


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References for A Few Acres by the River

Coarle

June 2021

Amazing people

thank you Meg and Douglas for the warm welcome, and for recommending us to see your beautiful and historical City. No one will ever regret meeting people like you. thank you again. Highly recommended, and yes we are using your special gifts .


Heather93

May 2021

Quiet countryside

MegAndDouglas have a wonderful spot that's beautiful and quiet. They're very kind and relaxed hosts. I stayed for the weekend while exploring the coast of Maine.


MiddVT

May 2021

Great hosts & location!

Hosts were warm and personable and had many helpful recommendations, both for visiting their area as well as our next stop down the road. We enjoyed the fort, bridge observatory, short walk to the beach (our dog's favorite), and quiet roads for walking. We even got to tag along for clamming at the "Amazon!" Thanks for hosting us, and hope to see you back in VT!


ramblin.crusades

April 2021

Quiet, serene, beautiful

Our hosts were absolutely so incredible. The spot has a front view of the Penobscot River from the level driveway and a gorgeous field when you open up your door. We met with our hosts our first night for some socially distanced libations and truly enjoyed the opportunity to talk with them. Such incredible hosts with lovely property. A sure favorite of ours.


Donna+Duan

October 2020

Great hosts.

Had a wonderful experience at MegandDouglas!


JimBallantyne

October 2020

Wonderful

We spent a quiet night and got some valuable advice about what to see and do in the Acadia region. Thanks for everything Meg and Doug and hope we see you on the Cape.


spoonsinger

October 2020

Lovely

Great hosts with a lovely beach on the river within walking distance.


MaryAnnBenyo

September 2020

Lovely place, lovely hosts

Meg and Douglas were great hosts, and saw that we were settled in comfortably and offered great local advice. It’s a peaceful place overlooking a gorgeous meadow of wildflowers home to songbirds and a flock of wild turkeys. Very relaxing and quiet. Perfect for our first landing site on a tour of Maine.


JoAnneShields

September 2020

Down home

Meg&Douglas were gracious and welcoming. Proper social distance was applied. We were shown where to park in a nice paved level space. and immediately offered outdoor table and chairs if we wanted. We sat and shared cheese and crackers and a nice bottle of wine. Our conversation was like meeting old friends. Thank you for a great first boondock experience.


TRVLFN

September 2020

Wonderful spot for the night

We really enjoyed meeting our hosts and staying on their property. We walked down to the beach and even caught the sunrise the next morning at the river. Thank you so much!


FreeWil

September 2020

Privacy with a view

Wonderful stay at Meg and Doug’s. Excellent spot and a nice welcome as well.
On our favorite list for sure!


TravelswithNellie

September 2020

New Friends

We are so glad we were able to meet and spend time with Meg and Douglas. They were generous hosts and made sure we had everything we needed. They also provided so much information about the area and what to see in our brief stay. We were also fascinated to learn about the details of their lives and careers. Highly recommend this stay for fellow boondockers!


FreeWil

September 2020

Privacy with a view...wonderful!

A very nice visit and stay with Meg and Doug. Wonderful spot, easy to find, a minute from town beach.
Would be happy to visit again.
Thanks,
The Freewil’s


JoAnneShields

August 2020

Beautiful, restful, pleasant

What a beautiful place to live, thank you for sharing your piece of paradise. We were greeted with a welcoming smile. Meg and Douglas explained clearly where they wanted us to park. They sat outside with us for a while to share their stories and learn about us. Couldn't have been better. Thank you for your gracious hospitality.


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