The Inside Scoop On The Proposed Coastal Maine Glamping Resort
For hundreds of years, Maine has been a destination for people who love camping. Over the years, the way people camp has changed a lot. Way back in the day, it was sleeping under the stars. Then, basic canvas tents. Then, came the modern tents and the basic camper trailers. Don't ya' just miss those airstreams? In the late 1960s, we stepped into a whole new era of camping when Winnebago started selling RVs.
Now, in the 2020s, glamping has become the big thing. We're not just talking about rolling around in one of those mansions on wheels, either. There are whole campgrounds based around glamping. Instead of booking a piece of lawn where you can put up your tent, guests stay in fancy tents, yurts, or even domes.
In early 2021, Maine got its first real glamping resort when Terramor opened. In addition to fancy tents, the resort, located near Acadia National Park, offers guests a pool, a lodge with a bar, and more.
Now, it looks like the Town of Lamoine could soon be home to a new glamping resort.
According to the Ellsworth American, a company called CPEX LLC brought a proposal to create the 90 "dome" resort on Partridge Cove Road before a recent planning board meeting. According to the article, CPEX is based in Arizona and already has a resort near the Grand Canyon.
If it ends up being built, this resort would be called Clear Sky Acadia. In addition to 90 translucent sleeping domes, the resort would include a pool, spa facility, disc golf course, playground, fire pits, and more. The resort will even be able to operate as a wedding or event venue.
In addition to the 90 domes for guests, there will be about a dozen domes that will be used as staff housing and storage.
Because of its proximity to both Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Lamoine makes a great place for such a resort. Additionally, it is fairly close to the I-95 and several airports, including Bangor International Airport.
The planning board determined that the application submitted was incomplete. They asked for more details regarding the proposed resort's sewer system. The article goes on to say that a second application has since been filed and it will be reviewed at the February 6th meeting.