One Big Sustainable Island

VACATIONS

We make enjoying the scenic Maine outdoors easy and convenient.

Every vacation option at 1BSI includes:

  • Secure parking
  • Transport of gear & guests to the island
  • A canoe or two kayaks with life jackets
  • Firewood
  • Fishing poles & gear
  • Drinking water

FREE PARKING AND A FERRY RIDE! Getting to the island typically involves driving to our lakeside parking area and a 10 minute ferry ride (that is included in your rate).

  • The check-in ferry runs promptly at 2pm and 5pm.
  • Please text Jo at 207-752-1190 on the morning of your arrival to confirm which check-in ferry you will be taking.
  • Special ferry runs are available for check-in, by prior arrangement, for a $20 per run fee.
  • You can always paddle to the island with one of our canoes or kayaks at no charge. It’s about a mile, or a half hour paddle.
  • All check-ins must be completed before sunset.

Just bring your favorite food and drink, and we'll supply the rest for your island adventure. Here's a detailed list of what folks typically bring for themselves:

  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Beverages)
  • Cooler / Ice (Block ice lasts longer)
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Headlamp or Flashlight (We are off the grid.)
  • Extra batteries for your Phone, etc. (We are off the grid.)
  • Sun protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm clothes (fleece or wool layers are recommended)
  • Socks or slippers for inside (shoes left outside please)
  • Water shoes
  • Rain Gear

Family on the pontoon boat.
Fishing on the south end.
Hammock on the south end.

Oaktagon Tree House...

Rest easy in the Oaktagon Tree House. Step inside and you will be awestruck by the cathedral living space and the sweet aroma of pine and cedar. It’s a great place to enjoy a family vacation, host a gathering, or just unplug and reconnect with nature.

Panoramic View of the Oaktagon Interior!

Exterior

View of the Oaktagon Exterior!
View of the Oaktagon Exterior!
View of the Oaktagon Exterior!

Interior

View of the Oaktagon Interior!
View of the Oaktagon Interior!
View of the Oaktagon Interior!

This private site includes:

  • Compact and complete indoor kitchen
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Woodstove and firewood
  • Indoor 1/2 bath with a composting toilet

 

  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood
  • Sleeps four comfortably, and six cozily
  • Bed linens
  • Hammock

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Maine Island Tree House, Sleeps 6

Maine Island Luxury Tent...

Bell TentSleep with the trees in comfort in our 16 foot round bell tent...

in Hemlock Haven!

Bell Tentfurnished with a comfy queen size bed and amenities.

This private site includes:

  • Water overlook
  • Elevated platform
  • Bed linens
  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood

 

  • Camp stove
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Hammock
  • Sleeps two comfortably, and four cozily

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Maine Island Luxury Tent, Sleeps 4

Island A-frame in Maine

Enjoy this storybook style A-Frame furnished with a queen bed in the loft, and a full size futon on the first floor. We offer all the amenities for a comfortable stay on the island.

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

A-Frame

This private site includes:

  • Camp stove
  • Pots/Pans/Dishes
  • Fire pit seating, cooking grill and firewood

 

  • Sleeps two comfortably, and four cozily
  • Bed linens
  • Hammock

Rates: Please see our Airbnb listing for current availability, rates and reviews:
Island A-frame in Maine, Sleeps 4

Pets Welcome!

There's nothing better than giving your dog the freedom of an island vacation. 1BSI is dog friendly.
$25 per night for one dog, $35 per night for two dogs.

Shadow and Sky. Shadow by the water.
Sky by the water.