Glamping in Maine – Take Your Camping Experience to the Next Level!

Ok ok, when you hear “glamping” these days you might envision a luxurious glass dome under the night sky, or a large yurt with a king sized bed, stocked fridge and AC (check out Sandy Pines Campground in Kennebunkport- gorgeous!)… but hear us out – this is glamping, Maine Woods style. And it’s still really flippin’ cool.

If we look at, glamping is officially defined as:

a form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping. 

Glamping comes in many shapes and forms. Hardcore outdoorsy folks might consider car-camping and improved campgrounds (think KOA) to be glamping. For others, it’s literally a 3 season cabin with electricity and air conditioning (isn’t that a cabin rental?). For us, glamping is simply adding a few civilized touches to camping without taking away the beauty and stillness of nature. Also, not sleeping on the cold, hard ground is a plus. A little rain? No problem.

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Campfire stories and s’mores right outside your cabin tent.

Why Go Glamping at Northern Outdoors?

Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks
Here at Northern Outdoors, we like to glamp it up in the ways that we believe really matter: super-friendly, casual atmosphere, with a range of creature comforts to suit most folks. Northern Outdoors’ cabin tents- our take on Maine Woods Glamping- wooden frames covered in canvas, with 2 – 4 cots inside. They’re scattered throughout our riverside campground, some nestled in the tall pines, others along the river. So, why should you choose Northern Outdoors for your glamping vacation? Well, we’re glad you asked… here are our top three reasons!

1. No Set Up Required!

That’s right- all you need to do is bring your sleeping bag and pillow and WA-LA, you have a place to sleep! No directions required, so you can put your tent with the missing/broken poles away for another time 😉 When you drive to your cabin tent, everything is all ready for you.

2. Don’t Own a Tent? No Problem!

You don’t own a tent, but still want to have a “camping” experience. You envision s’mores around a campfire, listening to the sounds of nature, sleeping outside. A cabin tent is the solution! You don’t need to bring anything except a sleeping bag- or heck, a couple of cozy blankets- and pillow. That’s it. Seriously! Ok, you may want to bring along flashlights – more tips on camping here – but in reality, you really don’t NEED much. Kennebec River Pub & Brewery is across the street, so you don’t have to cook if you don’t want to. We have firewood for sale, bug spray, sunscreen… we have you covered!

3. Steps from the Adventure Resort

Like we said, you’re within a short walk to a full bar (and microbrewery too!) and restaurant. Stroll up for a soak in the large outdoor hot tub, dive into the pool, or play a game in our game room. PLUS, a glamping trip isn’t complete iwth adding on more outdoor adventures right? Northern Outdoors is a whitewater rafting company, born on the Kennebec River. Check out all of our whitewater rafting trips here- from mild to wild- and add a little adventure onto your trip!
Book your cabin tent now!

Glamping in the Baxter State Park Area

Katahdin Adventure Basecamp & Big Moose Inn
You can still glamp it up quite a bit at the Big Moose Inn in the Katahdin Region! Set along the Penobscot River basin between two lakes, these wilderness tent sites, lean-tos, and RV sites (and cabins too, of course) have plenty of amenities nearby, including a bathhouse, restaurant, and convenience store. You can wander over to The Loose Moose Pub for a home-cooked meal, hot coffee or microbrew. Drop in the general store and pick up a few marshmallows for your s’mores. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine is.

Lean-to Big Moose Campground

So what’s your next step? Revisit the joys of camping and being surrounded by nature while enjoying those creature comforts your grownup self appreciates and deserves: hot showers, full-service restaurants, full-service bars, brewery, swimming pool, hot tub, and more! If your tastes run to cabins, condos or lodge rooms, we’ve got plenty of those too.

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Aerial of Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort in The Forks, Maine

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