Facilities at The Alcyon Center

Set in five wooded acres on tidal Seal Cove on Mount Desert Island, the Center includes the main house, a cedar log cabin, the Crow's Nest (formerly the boat house), a small rustic hermitage (the Hummingbird House), a new permanent tent and a screened in gazebo by the cove. These 5 acres feature diverse ecosystems including saltwater shore frontage, mature Spruce and Fir forest, hardwood canopies, 100 year old Apple trees, stream beds, native Rugosa roses, and vernal pool habitat. Write us for more information.


  • Saltwater frontage on cove surrounded by a Conservation Easement
  • Swimming at high tide; cove empties out at low tide; fresh water ingress
  • Wooded trails for walking, marked with wooden signs
  • Benches, hammock, chairs, picnic tables, kayaks and a firepit
  • Outdoor 9 circuit labyrinth, natural terrain (click here for more information)
  • Ideal bird habitat for Wood Warblers, Vireos, Shorebirds, Woodpeckers
  • Raised beds for gardening: annuals/perennials, vegetables, fruits
  • Cedar entrance ramp and railing to main house, wheelchair accessible
  • 12' wide wrap-around cedar deck on main house
  • Seasonal rock wall garden with Kenilworth Ivy, Junipers, Herbs, Vincas

Description of Alcyon Housing Options,
all with sheets/towels unless stated:

  1. Main House:  4 upstairs rooms, shared shower and bathroom, sink in all rooms, desk, chair, wifi, full use of kitchen for preparing your own meals
  2. Hummingbird House (20 paces from Main House) 8x12' hermitage with bed, desk, shelves, electricity, no wifi, full use of downstairs Main House bathroom and kitchen
  3. Crow's Nest (Formerly Boathouse) water/toilet/heat still under construction ( 20 paces from the Cabin) 14x16' newly insulated, with full loft, pull out double bed downstairs and single bed in loft (access by ladder), electricity, water spigot outside, basics for heating water, coffee, small fridge, some supplies for picnics, use of Main House facilities, or composting toilet by Gazebo until plumbing is done, fall 2020
  4. Rabbit Hole is our new 10x12 super tent, fully rain proof, one electric cord, two cots, NO BEDDING, chair, desk, use of Main House facilities until Crow's Nest is done, then will share those facilities, separate entrance available
  5. Log Cabin:  3 bedrooms, full kitchen, living, dining and bath. No wifi.
  6. We also have two tent platforms down by the water (bring your own tent)