Acadia Horse Boarding provides personalized horse care. Horse owners can leave their horses with us and rest assured that they will be well cared for. This frees owners to enjoy their stay in a local B&B or hotel and visit all of the sights and things to do on Mount Desert Island.
Free horse trailer parking available
Sandi and Marc have over 40 years of combined horse experience. Small or large, your request will be met with expert advice, individualized attention, and innovative solutions.
The farm also has a small Pulin grain operation which allows us to supply you with grains your horse may need.
A veterinarian and farrier are on call, 24/7
What people are saying about us
"I can't say enough great things about wild iris and their staff! We boarded two driving horses for the week for a driving vacation and can't wait to return. I'm very particular about my horses care and the two slightly older horses have some special needs and had travelled up from Virginia. Mark, Sandi and the rest of the staff didn't just meet expectations but exceeded them by leaps and bounds! From the immaculate barn to their kind and caring handling of the horses both the horses and I felt at ease and we all thoroughly enjoyed our vacation to Acadia." Molly S.
"My friends and I just boarded our horses here this past week. We traveled from Pittsburgh, Pa in order to ride our horses through beautiful Acadia National Park. Marc, the barn manager and his
family; Sandi, the owner - were far above any expectations. Exceptional care, immaculate facilities and staff made us feel that our horses were well cared for - nice sized stalls with attached
individual paddocks and nicely sized pastures allowed our horses to stretch their legs and ...relax when we weren't riding. There are places to park your trailers onsite overnight when they're not in
use. Marc was a wealth of knowledge about the park with recommendations of sights to see as well as things that might spook the horses. Knowing this in advance was extremely helpful in planning our
daily rides. He was also enthusiastic about recommending great restaurants based on our preferences and local treats to try like the Asticou Inn popovers!(YUM!) and the lobster ice cream (not so yum
but not bad either and worth trying!!) Sandi even drove in her own car with us towing our trailers/horses behind her, to show us to a trail head at Seal Beach where we could enter the park though the
Rockefeller property! They were all so kind to us!
There are only two boarding options on the island - the other has camping and I believe is self care - Wild Iris is far and away better than the many options I have had boarding my horses at home over the many years that I have boarded. Wild Iris allows you time riding your horses while also letting you have your choice of hotel/B&B experience that you deserve for yourself on vacation.
I can't recommend this facility and staff enough. So if you're thinking of riding your own horses through Acadia National Park - life is too short - the sights and town are worth it - do it and board you horses here!!! " K. Toro
"My friend and I had a plan to go on a trail riding vacation. We considered Ireland, England or going out West. But I have two horses and a truck and trailer and thought, wouldn't it be great if
there was place within a days drive of my home in Quebec. I did my research and discovered Acadia National Park in Maine. It looked amazing. Miles of carriage roads, built by the Rockefeller family
specifically as equestrian trails. I did a bit more research and discovered there were two boarding facilities that served the park. I chose Wild Iris Farm as it advertised daily turn out and a high
level of care. I was not disappointed. In fact, all my expectations were exceeded. From the moment I contacted the barn manager Marc Jaffrey, he helped me organize my trip, make certain that my
horses had all the necessary papers and shots. He even called me a couple of times when I was on the road, heading down to Maine.
Wild Iris Farm is a beautiful facility. The stables were immaculate. The care was outstanding. Beautiful grass fields for turn out and large stalls with outdoor runs. One of my horses is a bad loader and Marc and his staff spent way too much of their valuable time helping me get him on the trailer. When I came back hot and tired from a day on the trails, he was there with a shovel, ready to help me muck out my trailer. Marc's information, knowledge and insights into how to make the most of our day riding in the park was much appreciated. He was like a private tour guide. The whole philosophy at Wild Iris Farm is that this trip is your vacation and your job is to enjoy yourself. And their job is to make sure that you do. So I will be back next year. I'll definitely stay longer than three days.", Leila B.