A 4 season cabin centrally located in Mid-Coast Maine. Close to swimming holes, rivers, coastal beaches, bike and hiking trails. Love to cook? Enjoy the outdoor kitchen's wood fired oven or grill. Relax pond side on gorgeous days and starry nights. Snuggle in with flannel sheets on the bed in the loft. Dresden is a small town on two rivers, surrounded by Maine's amazing local food scene : farms, nationally award winning cheese, oysters, breweries, and bakers. Totally the way life should be!
A modern rustic tiny-house with a romantic sleeping loft accessed by ladder. Semi off grid with "walking" ( instead of running) water and a composting toilet. Visit Tandem Glass gallery studio next door for internet and shower access. The kitchen is well appointed with cooking utensils, induction cook-top, organic teas, coffee, and our favorite spice rubs for grilling. Step right outside the cabin to enjoy the grill or wood-fired oven. The sleeping loft has a comfortable queen sized bed and river view. The sofa folds out for friends. Great water access close by: canoe ride just across the street in the Eastern River.
The cabin is its own private unit. You will have access to our yard and can come and go from our studio bathroom just inside our barn's gallery. The wood fired oven is available to guests who can operate it safely during acceptable weather conditions. We leave enough wood for a campfire and can sell you a bundle should you discover that cooking this way is your natural state or next passion
We are artists living and working next door. We will be coming and going from the gardens and greeting studio visitors during the day. You'll discover it is easy to have quite a bit of privacy or social engagement. You are welcome to visit our gallery. In the summer and early fall we turn off the glass furnace and work on other projects. Occasionally we "pond-gaze" in the afternoon with a beer and cook in the wood fired oven and you're welcome to join us. Generally we are friendly private people who are happy to have and give private space to visitors as needed. We are readily available with a "gazateer" (book of Maine's maps) to share our favorite local spots, make sure you are comfortable or answer questions.
Cell phone service in our area is best through Verizon, other carriers are poor to non-existent.
9 out of 10 guests have reported adequate wifi service though our internet connection from inside the cabin. it will be strongest from inside our barn, or directly in front of the barn. So if you need need need to plug in you might have to come over, grab a chair in the gallery.
The cabin has a fully appointed kitchen stocked with pots, pans, a couple jugs of water and some of our favorite grilling spices, tea, coffee, and chocolate. The cabin is "semi" off-grid with a composting toilet. A bathroom and utility sink is available for showers just inside the gallery. The outdoor kitchen has a sink with a garden hose for dishes. We leave compostable paper plates along with glasses and dishes just to make clean up easy. We provide enough wood for a campfire and can sell you more as needed. The fire pit and wood fired oven are available weather permitting.
The cabin is insulated with a heater for year round visits.
- Camp fire should be completely extinguished if not attended. The wood fired oven is safe to leave with coals pushed towards the back but should be attended if a log is just getting going or throwing sparks through the flu. Common sense is best: hot windy days (drought conditions) are not good days for a fire.
-Our live space is not well soundproofed from our gallery (we live above the gallery in the "barn". Therefore we ask that guest use the gallery bathroom between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. Exceptions are O.K. just not desirable. Thank You!!!
My Husband Charlie and I are glass blowers, year round cultural tourists and "foodies" from Farmer's markets, Maine's fiber frolic and Watershed Ceramics, to Haystack. I love color! I also love plants, Charlie's cooking, art and I love artists. Over the past 10 years we have been renovating the salt box barn that we call studio and home as well as an 1850's farmhouse and this sweet little cabin we share with family, artists and travelers. We love our local creative community (both farm and art).