Maybe you’re an avid camper or maybe you’re just considering dabbling in a natural retreat. Either way, we think we’ve found an ideal location for a romantic escape. And whether or not you’ve wondered where to go glamping in Maine, this retreat is one for your couples bucket list.
What is glamping and why would I do it?
If you still haven’t heard of glamping, you’re not alone. This marketer-made term is simply a mashup of “glamorous and camping.” Glamping is what those of us who love nature and hate sleeping on the cold ground.
This style of pampered camping allows the camper to spend time in a peaceful secluded setting, away from the “evils” of technology. But with glamping, you do so without having to give up the comforts that, for some of us, make life a pleasure, such as running water or a soft bed.
What Maine has to offer as a couples camping destination
Maine is a state featuring stunning, rugged coastline, fresh seafood and delicious sea air. If getting away from it all is your kind of couples getaway, Maine in summer is truly a wonderful destination for getting close to nature.
Because Sandy Pines is in southern Maine, it’s a convenient, coastal location easily reachable from the rest of New England. And in Kennebunkport, you’ll find plenty of aphrodisiac Maine lobster to make your romantic retreat even more memorable!
Great Maine glamping for couples in Kennebunkport
Sandy Pines Campground just outside of Kennebunkport, Maine checks all the boxes of a glamper’s bucket list destination because the campground’s “unique retreats” offer some spectacular luxury camping experiences.
This is the kind of place you can create a couples’ escape for a weekend or even a couple of weeks. With privacy and plenty of space to roam, Sandy Pine’s luxury camping accommodations offer opportunities for couples time and the kind of space to allow for a little alone time.
What is a Sandy Pines Couples Unique Retreat?
While many campgrounds offer a glamping experience with cottages or tents that offer heat and running water, Sandy Pines takes glamping to an even more creative place. These are the couples’ unique retreats.
Six, luxury-appointed retreats offer six different glamping experiences, all designed to be romantic getaways. These romantic glamping experiences include:
- Glass House
- Shepherd’s Hut
- Decked Out Airstream Zephyr
- Decked Out Airstream Wayfairer
- Turquoise Trailer
- Wild Blue Yonder Conestoga Wagon
- Chuck Wagon
These retreats are all tucked away on the far east side of the Sandy Pines property, overlooking a marsh. Although Sandy Pines is known as a family-friendly campground, the unique retreat area is strictly adults-only.
All of the glamping retreats feature a king or queen-sized bed. Additional amenities heating and air conditioning, lights, indoor seating, an outdoor dining area and fire pits. (Don’t forget to pack your Indian Spice Love Oil!)
Pricing for these unique campsites starts at $109. Prices fluctuate depending on the style of accommodation and season.
Sandy Pines glamping options also include a more standard style of glamping experience with 12 Couples Camp Cottages. Each of these uniquely appointed cottages includes a king-sized bed, heat and ac, a fire pit, beverage cooler and an outdoor seating area.
You can view photos of each of the couples’ retreat cottages on the campground website, to help choose the cottage that suits your unique style.
It should be noted that children and pets are not allowed in the Couples Cottage area. As with the unique retreats, this part of the Sandy Pines property is only for adults.
Sandy Pines Campground amenities
In addition to the in-room amenities, the property also includes a heated, saltwater swimming pool, (please note that the pool area is family-friendly) and an on-site general store with basics – including wine. The campground staff can also arrange bike and kayak rentals as well as paddle boarding. There are also laundry facilities and a snack bar.
Glamping in Maine has never seen it so good!
Of course, your Sandy Pines retreat may feel like a secluded getaway.
But your glamping site is just a hop, skip and jump from the luxuries of tony Kennebunkport. Here you’ll find sparkling, white beaches, Maine’s hippest restaurants and enough culture to fill you up should your nature getaway make you itch for urban life.
How to book your Sandy Pines couples campsite
If you think glamping in Maine sounds like your kind of couples retreat, start planning now.
Sandy Pines opens for the season each May. As I mentioned, there are only six of the new, unique retreats and they’re bound to book quickly. Visit the Sandy Pines website for additional information and to make reservations.
Of course, if you’re idea of a glamping trip in Maine is a little further off the grid, there are additional options for couples to connect that are worth exploring!
Additional Maine romantic glamping getaways
If you’re itching to explore Acadia National Park, consider finding romance at Under Canvas Acadia. This ultra-luxury glamping destination offers family tents as well as couples’ accommodations with great opportunities for stargazing. These campsites don’t just come with electricity, they offer private bathrooms.
This may be the most upscale style of glamping Maine. Prices for a couples glamping tent at Under Canvas start at $314 per night. Visit the website to check availability and make a reservation.
Seguin Tree Dwellings are for couples who really need to get away from it all, including the ground! Located on Georgetown Island on Maine’s east coast, these three gorgeous glamping cottages are a trio of treehouses nestled among the pines on stunning forest land. Each retreat features a bedroom, living room and kitchen and a private, wood-fired hot tub.
Prices for these glamping tree houses start at $289 per night. Visit the Tree Dwellings website to check availability and make a reservation.
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