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 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.
4.8 on September 16, 2013
Maple Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast was just what I needed. It was like I was sleeping in my own bed but a thousand times more relaxing. You know what I mean - everyone loves their own bed but you are never really relaxed at home. Vince and Scott were exactly what the doctor ordered - a great room, great food and a very chilled out environment.
4.6 on September 12, 2013
This B & B was a real delight. Vince and Scott make every effort to see to your comfort. The surroundings are lovely, the breakfast sumptuous and the inn itself offers exceptional accommodations. Truly a 21 year labor of love for these innkeepers and one worth considering when in the Augusta area.
4.4 on August 30, 2013
With the warm greeting and tour we received, we knew that we were in a most pleasant place. We relaxed on the porch, enjoyed the animals in the pasture, and rested well. Our breakfast was excellent; great food and friendly service. We will certainly recommend Maple Hill Farm to others!
4.2 on August 21, 2013
Beautiful country setting. Would have been perfect if there had not been a memorial service going on at the same time as the wedding and reception.......that was a huge distraction and confusing for the guests...
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.