True Serendipity Homestead

Fine art by Cheryl Whitmore

Blacksmithing by Michael Whitmore

Our Mission

Here at True Serendipity Homestead we have decided to put the 50 plus years of life experience to good use by making available, our art and skills, by teaching others what we have learned. Michael will be offering blacksmith items, wildlife photographs, and workshops in this store. Cheryl will be offering her paintings and  workshops.  

 True Serendipity Homestead,

 Great people & experience. Mike & Cheryl have a great spot that they are so kind to share with us, their serendipitous story about how they came to be here in Maine is an excellent one - thank you for being a great example for how to create your own journey!

Chris G.

The highlight of our trip to Maine! We truly happened upon this place - we were up a creek realizing too late that all the other campsites in Acadia were closed for the season. As the name suggests, our time at True Serendipity made our entire trip - it was serendipity at its finest. Mike and Cheryl were lovely, kind hosts - and have thought of all the details. My son and I enjoyed a canoe paddle in the early light on the peaceful pond; a campfire under the stars (with wood thoughtfully left out for us); and most of all a blacksmithing workshop with Mike, who is a fabulous teacher and gave us both an unforgettable experience. I can't recommend enough that you make this a part of your trip - it was a highlight of our time in Maine.

By far my favorite Hipcamp yet! The location was PERFECT! So close to Ellsworth and not far at all from Acadia, yet it had the quiet and the serenity that makes you feel miles from civilization. The pond was gorgeous and waking up surrounded by the water on the little island was magical. There were chickens (bring your camp stove - fresh eggs!), the nicest outhouse I have ever seen with running water and a real toilet, a garden, and Mike has a blacksmithing shop! I elected to do the workshop and it was SO worth it - a totally new experience making a feather coat hook from iron! I don’t usually take the time to write a review, but this camping trip was special. The next time I have a few days off, I am absolutely coming back.
Erin S

About Us

Michael and Cheryl Whitmore

store owners

Michael and Cheryl Whitmore are the owners of True Serendipity Homestead. Michael is a Blacksmith and Photographer with many other talents. Cheryl is an Artist with a Master’s Degree in studio painting. They are looking forward to having workshops and classes in the future.



28 Serendipity ln Hancock Maine 04640