Maine's first certified "Environmental Leader" green lodging establishment (2004) and "One of 30 Great U.S. Inns" (Travel+Leisure, 2002) both aptly describe our unique combination of pampered service for relaxing getaways or business travel combined with our barnyard menagerie of llamas, pony, goats, sheep, cow, and many chickens. Featuring the largest solar electric array in Maine plus solar hot water and a wind turbine, this fully restored 1906 gambrel Victorian farmhouse (major renovations completed in 2001) is far back from the public road on many acres of unspoiled rural beauty, yet just minutes to Hallowell's National Historic District with unique shopping, great dining, and antiquing alongside the banks of the Kennebec River. You'll be greeted at the front desk made from a slab of historic Hallowell granite which once served as the front step to the farmhouse. Central to Maine's coast, lakes, and mountains (all within an easy hour's drive). Adjacent 600+ acre wildlife preserve provides a pristine pond for canoeing and trails for hiking or cross-country skiing. Our own free-range fresh eggs are featured in the full custom, cooked-to-order breakfast. Spacious antique furnished rooms have private baths, A/C, phones, TV, DVD/VCR, and individual temperature control. Four rooms have HUGE double whirlpool tubs, three have private decks, and five have gas fireplaces for the ultimate romantic getaway. The adjacent Carriage House, connected by the Porte Cochere, is ideal
4.4 on August 22, 2016
Can a B&B so far from the coast or major tourist towns be anything special? Absolutely. It is close to Augusta, some lovely lakes, and a decent stopping point on the way to Acadia or Canadian destinations. Yet you well out on a cluster of lovely hills with charming view and wonderful natural peace. When you arrive, the llamas may be out to greet you as you drive up onto the lovely grounds, and you'll imagine sitting in a porch rocker reading right away.. The rooms maintain a Maine-flavored quaintness with touches of very modern style in the bathrooms. The amenities include an on-site 'tavern' and a guest kitchen with baked goods and hot-drink facilities around the clock, as well as sauna and hot tub (which we didn't use, so no comment there). The only off-note was the breakfast, which should have been great but two of the fruit juices were fermented, muffins were beyond stale, and toast and bacon were burnt (eggs also had a burnt flavor, probably from the griddle). One hopes that was a one-morning misstep. Otherwise it was a pleasure to meet Vince and Scott, who strove to provide a memorably pleasant stay.
Thank you for your kind review, and you were graciously complimentary! We are sorry you were disappointed by the breakfast, and we also hope this was an off-day for us. We will revisit our efforts to assure that the two fruit juices that we offer in the morning remain chilled so as to remain fresh. We are surprised that the muffins were stale, but we will again pay much more attention to that, as they are usually baked fresh every morning. We do oven-bake our bacon and finish it on the griddle, so sometimes it can be very crisp, and many guests prefer that. We will try and do our best for you and our other guests, as we want our menu-chosen breakfast with our own farm-raised eggs to be a great experience for everyone.
4.4 on August 15, 2016
Everything fine, except bathroom across the hall.
Thank you for your kind review. We are sorry you were disappointed by our one room (#4) with the private bathroom located just across the hallway from the room. We notify every guest about this arrangement when they book directly with us, it is carefully described on our website as having a private bath across the hall, and we also offer this room at the lowest cost because of this arrangement. Unfortunately, when the room is booked through a third party like Expedia or Booking.com, they do not relay this information to the guest and we often have no way of getting in touch with the guest in advance. Again, we are sorry you were disappointed in that arrangement, but we're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! For future guests, please know that this is a private bathroom just for this one guest room, and it is just three steps across the hallway. We also suggest that guests book directly on our web site or by calling us, and we would certainly describe this arrangement at the time of booking. Happy travels!
4.4 on July 31, 2016
Three years ago, I had a wonderful stay at Maple Hill Farm. For the first time since then, I needed a place to stay in the Augusta area. Maple Hill was the only choice. Once again, I had a terrific time. My room was immaculate. It was roomy, the bed comfortable. Hot water was readily accessible. The air conditioner provided ample cooling when needed. The hosts make you feel at home. There are home baked goodies that destroyed my diet. There is delicious coffee available 24/7. Any questions were answered quickly and with a smile. My only complaint was the only schedule to see what was on television was on the tv set and very slow moving. Not a big deal unless you have lots of free time. If that is my only complaint, and it is, then obviously, you can expect to have a peaceful stay. That I did.
Thank you for your glowing review! We are sorry we didn't have a full programming guide for the television. We do offer commercial cable television with HD stations, and there is an on-screen programming guide provided by the cable company but it is rather slow in scrolling through the many channels that we offer. I did find an on-line channel guide http://tv.twcc.com/listings that gives an immediate picture of the programming, and it's too bad we didn't find that at the time you were looking for the programming. We'll be fully prepared next time!
5 on June 28, 2016
Outstanding place in ambiance and service. I visited from NJ for a conference and from the moment I arrived till I left - felt welcomed and taken care of. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. The conference room offered excellent AV equipment and set up which made the made my job easier as well. Comfortable rooms, delicious food and beyond friendly service. You can go wrong by staying at Maple Hill Farm Inn
4.8 on June 07, 2016
I was in a wedding held here in early June and I can't say enough great things about this place! The rooms are cozy and cute with the perfect amount of charm. Every meal we had here was delicious and expertly prepared, from the eggs benedict arnold for breakfast (hehe!) to the pasta bar at the reception. Scott, one of the owners as well as the bartender for the reception, was immensely fun and made everyone feel welcome and at home. I cannot recommend this place enough and I hope to come back very soon.
4.0 on May 18, 2016
This is my third time staying here. We just re-booked again. Not much else needs to be said.
5 on May 09, 2016
We love the Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn. Scott and Vince are always .friendly and so welcoming. We love that it is a "green inn." The location and grounds are spectacular. Fabulous breakfasts. Close to Augusta, and very close to a favorite pub of ours, The Liberal Cup. We are already looking forward to returning next year.
5 on April 25, 2016
I brought my mother and her friend for a night out in Hallowell and had decided to stay in town at this bed and breakfast. We were immediately greeted by Scott (one of the owners) and had such a good laugh from start to finish. He is so personable and makes you feel right at home (he makes the best cosmo!!). My mom even went downstairs in the dark for a piece of cake late at night and made herself comfortable. The breakfast was delicious (mom still says those were the best eggs she's ever had!) and the views of the farm in the morning were absolutely beautiful. This bed and breakfast didn't miss a detail!! I will definitely go there again!
5 on March 05, 2016
Staying at the Maple Hill Inn was a lovely experience. Everyone was very nice, and the breakfast in the morning was delicious. I wish I was able to stay longer. I would highly recommend the Maple Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast Inn.
5 on January 12, 2016
The rooms are lovely with a variety of furniture reminiscent of the old farm house that was converted to make this charming B & B. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The gas 'wood stove' kept us nice and warm and the large jacuzzi bath tub was relaxing. Loved that there was a choice for breakfast instead of everyone having to eat the same thing. There was always hot tea and coffee available along with chocolate chip cookies, apples. The Innkeepers are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our excursion into Hallowell, a part of Maine we had never seen before, and their recommendations for dining were very helpful. Looking forward to another trip to Maple Hill in the future and hopefully we'll get to try the outdoor hot tub and sauna on our next trip!
Farm fields and woods., Away from road., Countryside, Rural, Secluded
Augusta, ME (AUG-State) 5 miles
From the South: Take Exit 109, the first Augusta Exit, off I-95. From the North: Take Exit 109A, the last Augusta Exit off I-95...THEN: Bear Left on the exit ramp for Rt 202 West, then immediately take a Left onto Whitten Road at the first traffic light and follow the blue and white signs to Maple Hill Farm for the next four miles until you find us on the right hand side of the Outlet Road. Our driveway between the stone pillars is the Inn Road.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Maine State Museum and Capitol, Kennebec Valley Art Assoc., Old Fort Western, Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area, Pine Tree State Arboretum, Kennebec Ice Arena, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area
Other, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Sauna, Spa, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wired internet , Full liquor service, 24-hour coffee/tea and snacks, Private Decks, Refrigerator on site., Microwave on site, Huge Double Whirlpools
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet, Wildlife Management Area, Whirlpool tubs, Farm Animals, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Scott Cowger and Vince Hannan
A little French., English
Llamas and farm animals.
Scott is a former civil engineer who also has served in the Maine Legislature as a State Representative and State Senator. He also enjoys gardening and photography. Vince is a former electronics repair technician who enjoys country life, and cares for all the farm animals that are resident pets. He also enjoys gardening and cooking. Both enjoy caring for the farmhouse and grounds, and cutting plenty of firewood for winter.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Wide menu choices., Special Event meals.
Custom Cooked Breakfast
You can order whatever you'd like off the breakfast menu, including free-range eggs from the farm any way you like them, including coddled or even Eggs Benedict Arnold (Arnold launched his "bateaux" from Pittston, just across the Kennebec River from Hallowell, on his historic and ill-fated trip to Canada). You can have pancakes with wild Maine blueberries and real Maine maple syrup from the great north woods, or french toast, oatmeal, cold cereals, fresh fruit, juice, and muffins cooked fresh each morning. Whatever your pleasure, we'll create breakfast just the way you want it.