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.
4.0 on January 23, 2015
My experiences with B&Bs have not been great, but Maple Hill Farm was a refreshing change. The room had all the amenities of a modern motel and perhaps even more, since the room had a DVD player, a CD player, and a bookshelf stocked with books that satisfied my more intellectual tastes in books. The bathroom was modern and supplied with handmade soap, along with the usual amentities. Extremely nice bathrobes were provided. A guest kitchen was available to reheat a dinner that I brought with me, along with providing tea, coffee, and sweets. The hot breakfast was excellent. The facility is very eco-friendly, with a wood pellet boiler and solar panels. The innkeepers were available but didn't hover. Alll in all, it was the best B&B I've stayed in. I didn't get a chance to use the sauna or hot tub, it being January in Maine. It was no more expensive than a hotel chain. My only complaint, and it's pretty minor, is that the room had less free floor space than usually found in a hotel room, and that made it feel a bit cramped. But I did stay in one of the least expensive rooms. All in all, I enjoyed the stay quite a bit and wouldn't hesitate to go back there or to recommend it to friends.
5 on January 08, 2015
We could not have picked a better place to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning. The house is beautiful and the rooms were even better. We stayed in room 8 and were blown away! You would have thought we were the only people staying in the house at how quiet it was! The owners were wonderful from the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out. They invited us to even spend time with them in the pub area playing cribbage. It was a home away from home experience and we cannot wait to go back.
5 on November 30, 2014
A wonderful eco-friendly inn just outside August, Maine! Scott and Vincent are amazing hosts - helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Breakfast was yummy with native blueberries and warm maple syrup for our pancakes! What a fortunate find!
5 on November 25, 2014
My husband and I recently enjoyed a fantastic stay at Maple Hill Farm. Plush robes, beautifully maintained room, jacuzzi under the stars, and delicious breakfast made the stay absolutely wonderful. We also really enjoyed the tour of the Inn and were made to feel so welcome. We checked out llbean in Freeport while we were there and Augusta Maine isn't too far away either. Fabulous five star spot!!!
5 on October 25, 2014
What an amazing find for our trip back East to see the Fall colors. It was the highlight of our trip and the best of the 4 Bed & Breakfast Inns we stayed at in various places. Vince and Scott were amazing hosts and there is nothing they haven't thought of. The rooms, beds and grounds are immaculate and it was so much fun watching the animals. Breakfast was made to order and excellent. They made it very easy to get to town for lunch and dinner or anywhere else you wanted to explore. One could walk the grounds or relax outside with a good book. We enjoyed our first stay on our way to Canada so much that we booked a room for our return drive to Boston. There wasn't anywhere else we could imagine staying. Both my husband and I highly recommend this charming and fun place to stay!
5 on October 22, 2014
Had a work trip and staying here was the best part of the trip!
4.8 on October 02, 2014
Attention to detail is the key to the success of this inn and the innkeepers certainly know how to attend to the detail. The green credentials, the excellent facilities, great rooms are complemented by a warm friendly welcome, an amazing breakfast cooked fresh to order using eggs from the freely roaming chickens on site. We only booked into this as an overnight stop in transit, but we will be sure to make it our destination when we are next in Maine!
5 on October 01, 2014
If I'm ever in Augusta, Maine again, Maple Hill is where I'm staying. The rooms were clean and comfortable, breakfast was absolutely amazing, the free desserts were excellent for midnight snacks and tea, and the hot tub provided excellent relief from the day's work! Scott and Vince have an excellent place and you won't be disappointed if you stay at Maple Hill!
5 on October 01, 2014
this was the second family wedding we held at Maple Hill Farms Bed and Breakfast and in both cases we had a wonderful time and our guests all enjoyed staying at the Inn. The rooms, facilities, food and service are top notch. I would recommend anyone choosing Maple Hill Farm for an event or just a weekend stay !
5 on September 07, 2014
Beautiful country setting, peaceful yet close to throughway, yet far enough away not to know it !
Farm fields and woods., Away from road., Countryside, Ranch
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, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, 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, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Full liquor service, 24-hour coffee/tea and snacks, Private Decks, Refrigerator on site., Microwave on site, Huge Double Whirlpools
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
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, Whirlpool tubs, Farm Animals, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts
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.
Full Custom Cooked
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.