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Now taking reservations for Late May - Mid-September of 2016!

The Hostel@Acorn by the Sea offers among the best of Maine's natural coastal scenery and is hidden away, tucked into a quiet place along Eggemoggin Reach on private gravel roads set about with spruce, pine and oak trees. Seagulls squawk…sometimes. Fog horns tooooot….rarely. Butterflies flutter….often. Fireflies twinkle in the warm nights of June and July…all the time. The stars shine… most nights. You never know what critter or feathered friend will pop in for a visit.

Our historic property consists of about 60 oceanfront acres. On site are ten sophisticatedly rustic private cottages plus our Hostel@Acorn by the Sea which is the ideal alternative for travelers who would love to explore the Blue Hill Peninsula, but without the frills.

We are centrally located on the Blue Hill Peninsula with it's amazing nature preserves, hiking trails, the natural living center, farm stands, organic gardens, abundant wildlife, boating opportunities, accessible islands with sparkling sandy beaches, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, musical events, and more.

We have Open Mic. in the Barn on Thursday evenings. The piano is tuned and the wood box is full ready for a cozy fire in the stone hearth.

The towns of Stonington, Deer Isle, Brooklin, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Blue Hill are only a short drive away. Acadia National Park is an hour's drive away. Rent a kayak, canoe or bicycle here or there. Never a dull moment, unless it's your choice by design.

Rooms & Rates: We offer six private rooms: one with a twin bed, one with two twin-beds, two with one full-sized bed, one with a queen-sized bed, and one with a queen plus a twin bed. There is a communal kitchen in which to fix your own meals and bathrooms with more modern plumbing. We have “country WiFi for keeping in touch with email.

1-The Bear Cave offers one private twin-sized bed to sleep one-$40/room plus tax.

2-Wren’s Nest offers private full-sized bed to sleep two-$65/room plus tax.

3-Fisher Cat’s Den full-sized bed-$65/room plus tax.

4-Eagle Aerie 2 twin beds-$55/room plus tax.

5-Banditry of Chickadees private 1 queen bed + 1 twin bed to sleep three-$85/room plus tax.

6-Romp of Otters private queen bed to sleep two-$75/room plus tax.

The Acorn Hostel website was developed by Sally Littlefield, Heather Wren, & Bryan Whitehead © 2016. All rights reserved. Photos © by Sally M. Littlefield except as credited © 2000-2016.