The Bear is named after the local Bear River. It is tucked in a stand of evergreens and maples within the 128 acre property. Chandler Brook runs through the back of the lot and meanders through a large marshland. The yurt has a locking front and side door. Guest enter the front door with a key code provided before check in. The side door gives access to the trash bin and leads to the short, lit path to the outhouse. In addition to the outhouse, guests have access to the centrally located bathhouse. A boardwalk and short trail offer a walking path to the bathhouse. The interior of the rustic/farmhouse style bathhouse feels warm and inviting. Stained concrete floors are throughout and guests will enjoy the radiant heat on their bare feet when getting out of the shower. The bathhouse has large rustic tub sinks for washing dishes and filling the water jug provided in each yurt. It houses a ladies' and gent's side, each with 2 private hot showers and 2 toilet stalls. There is a handicap accessible toilet stall available in both bathrooms.
Inside the yurt you will find a kitchenette complete with a draining sink, insulated water jug, propane camp cook stove, full enameled dinnerware set, small pot and pan, coffee percolator or French press, silverware, and serving utensils. It is fully furnished with a bar table, 6 barstools, couch, 2 arm chairs, coffee table, and a timber frame loft area! The loft area has a lower queen bed and an upper queen bed. *Note* bedding is not provided. Up to two dogs are welcomed with a pet fee of $20/night per dog. Doggy bags are provided for pet clean up and are located at the front door. Ample hooks are placed throughout the yurt for hanging jackets and drying wet gloves and hats near the propane fireplace. The yurt is equipped with a small solar system that powers the 12v LED lights and 4 USB outlets for charging phones, laptops, and iPads. *Note* guests should bring any adapters needed to plug into USB ports. A guest binder inside offers instructions for the solar power, stoves, a site map, and Bethel area dining and activities guides. There are 4 outside adirondack chairs placed under strings of outside lights. Solo Bonfire stoves are available for outdoor fires as an add-on at checkout. Stacks of firewood, baskets of fire starter and kindling, and cast iron fireplace tools are included in the cost of the Solo Stove add-on.
Guests will enjoy the surrounding forest and trails that Western Maine Yurts are continuing to expand. Our primary goal at Western Maine Yurts is to provide our guests with a four-season lodging option that is as connected to nature as possible. We aim to give a more luxurious and convenient camping/glamping experience where you can enjoy a hot shower after a day of outdoor activities. We hope you will pause to listen to the rain on the roof, birds singing in the morning, and the breeze blowing in the trees, while enjoying a cozy cuddle on the couch with a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee.
Night time at "The Bear"
Live edge bar top
Lower queen bed *bring own bedding*
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome and Smoking not allowed
Parking & facilities
Kitchen & dining
Cooking utensils and Kitchenette
Heating & cooling
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Smoking not allowed
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM