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 for meetings and intimate weddings, and the Gathering Place event center attached to the rear of the Inn is available for larger business and social events.
5 on February 17, 2014
Although we live in Augusta, which is only a few minutes away, I decided to get a room for Valentine's Day (a stay-cation!). We were impressed by the friendly, easy-going service, the cozy room (private whirlpool tub was so relaxing, bed was very comfortable), and the delicious breakfast in the morning (I wanted to try everything on the menu but I got a simple bacon and eggs plate which was really tasty). We used the sauna briefly, which was quite new and beautiful and clean, although I do prefer wood-fired saunas in general (theirs is electric which is more cost-effective because they have solar and wind power). It still got plenty hot! I just like being able to put water on the woodstove for the steam (a big no-no for electric!). We didn't use the hot tub because we had the whirlpool tub in the bedroom, but another couple we talked to said it was great. Overall, this was an outstanding stay and quite affordable, considering what you get, the fact that they are super-green, and the beautiful premises. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to Hallowell or Augusta, and I will probably stay there again at some point.
5 on February 02, 2014
As always, friendly and a very peaceful play to stay. Two deer in the field, completing the pastoral view when I arrived after dark.
5 on January 25, 2014
My husband and I were concerned about the privacy level of staying at a bed and breakfast but chose to take the chance because of the many amenities Maple hill farm had to offer. We were not disappointed at all. From the moment we arrived we felt as though we were in our own home, Scott was so welcoming, giving us a tour, and explaining how Maple Hill Farm functions. We never felt as though we were being hovered over though. Along with the wonderful amenities listed on their website there were many other personal touches in our room when we arrived to make us feel special, chocolates, homemade soaps, free deserts,and bath salts to name a few. Though it is located a heartbeat away from Augusta, Maine you truly feel as though you are in the county. I don't even have time to get into Scott's drinks from the bar or Vince's farm fresh breakfast :) 5 star stay. We can't wait to get back! ~ Randy and Rebecca
4.8 on January 08, 2014
I booked my December 2013 board meeting at the Inn. Service was EXCELLENT! My board members were very pleased and most positive on the meal service and the food!!! Vaughn
5 on October 14, 2013
The owners of the Inn were welcoming and very attentive to my needs. One evening I wondered downstairs to the kitchen for a cold drink to find red velvet cake available. As I was getting ready to go back upstairs, Scott and Vince came by and offered me a nice glass of ice cold milk to go with my cake. The room was well decorated, comfortable and extremely clean. I chose an off the menu omelet for breakfast the first morning made with their farm fresh eggs which was absolutely delightful. The second morning it was french toast and bacon with warm maple syrup. This too was wonderful. The property has lots of trails that I took advantage of and the area was beautiful. I will definately book Maple Hill Farm again when I return to Maine next year.
Away from road., Farm fields and woods., Countryside, Ranch
Augusta, ME (AUG-State) 5 miles
Augusta State Airport: You'll need to rent a car to get around most conveniently. Head out of airport toward Western Avenue (Route 202), and take a right going west. As you cross the interstate in less than a mile, get in the left turn lane and turn left onto the Whitten Road. Then follow the blue and white signs to Maple Hill Farm through the next four miles until you find us on the right hand side of the Outlet Road
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Old Fort Western, Maine State Museum and Capitol, Kennebec Valley Art Assoc., Pine Tree State Arboretum, Kennebec Ice Arena, Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet, Wildlife Management Area, Farm Animals, Whirlpool tubs, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Full liquor service, 24-hour coffee/tea and snacks, Private Decks, Huge Double Whirlpools, Refrigerator on site., Microwave on site
Scott Cowger and Vince Hannan
A little French., English
Llamas and farm animals. Others
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.
Full Custom Cooked
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Special Event meals. , Wide menu choices.
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.