SURRY, Maine — A Montana-based luxury campsite operator is making its second venture east of the Mississippi River with a proposal to build its ninth “glamping” site close to Acadia National Park.
Under Canvas of Bozeman, Montana, submitted a proposal to build a seasonal, luxury camping resort on a 101-acre former hay farm on Route 172 that the company agreed to buy if the project is approved. The move to build the glamping site — with tents that have king-size beds, luxe linens, bathrooms and wood-burning stoves — is part of a national expansion for the company to complement existing resorts near National Park Service sites including the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.
“East Coast camp locations have been a long time coming,” Under Canvas CEO Sarah Dusek said. “New York is a top market for Under Canvas, so we’re thrilled to offer experiences closer to home for New Yorkers and deliver on our most requested national park location to date — Acadia.”
Surry residents’ reaction to the proposal has been mixed, said Betsy Armstrong, a member of the town’s Board of Selectmen.