Minutes to LL Bean! Built in 1772, the Royalsborough Inn at the Bagley House has a colorful and interesting history. The house, the oldest in town, was built by Capt. O. Israel Bagley, one of the first settlers of “the town of Royalsborough” (now Durham). The house was the site of many firsts – the first worship service in town took place in it on February 23, 1774, the first public town meetings, and children were taught here until a schoolhouse could be built. Capt. O. Israel Bagley, also opened the area's first store here, and his "public house" served as the center of town in the days of the Revolutionary War. The house was also the home of the Bliss family for over 176 years as a dairy farm. In 1982 the Burns family bought the house at auction. The house was painstakingly restored, literally from the ground up. By preserving the history and heritage of the house, it once again became a place to welcome travelers, as Capt. Bagley had intended. The house today consists of the main structure and an attached ell; a living room with working fireplace greets arriving guests. The adjoining library offers an extensive array of books, magazines and games. Adjacent to the living room is our newly converted spa room. Therapeutic massage and other treatments are available by appointment. In the ell is the country kitchen with its wide pine floors, hand-hewn beams and beehive oven.
This is a spacious room on the second level that can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. It has a queen-size bed and a daybed/trundle. The room boasts a large full bath. Two fireside chairs and cable TV create a comfortable sitting area. A gas log fireplace, individual signature robes and towel warmer will protect you from the winter’s chill (A/C available in summer months).
Formerly the Glendon room) A first floor wheel-chair accessible bedroom with a picturesque view of the fields. The room offers a king size bed (converts to two singles), gas log fireplace, two reading chairs, cable TV, antique desk and a full size en suite bath. Signature robes and chubby towels are available for your pleasure and comfort (A/C available during summer months).
Located on the second floor of the main house, this vintage style bedroom offers the spacious comfort of a queen size bed, three-quarter en suite bath and a delightful view of the bubbling fountain. During the winter months, a down comforter and an electric log stove provide warmth and atmosphere. In the summer. A/C is available. We have heard that the room was formerly the Bliss parents’ room where all the children came to read the Sunday paper and funnies.
Located on the second floor of the main house and named after one of the Bliss daughters. This bright and charming room is decorated in red (Emma’s favorite color). It has a en suite bath, original fireplace with an electric log stove and A/C in the summer. This is a very comfortable room with positive energy.
A four-poster bed complements this room. This vintage style bedroom tucked in the corner of the upper level captures the sparkle of the afternoon sun. It boasts the largest private full bathroom in the house, just steps outside the room. An electric log stove adds the ambiance of a fireplace. It was suggested this room belonged to the Bliss boys.
Brickwork and exposed beams create old world charm for this loft hideaway. It is outfitted with a full size bed and a twin bed, making the perfect accommodations for a small family. Its private bath is two steps out of the room. An electric log stove is available for the cold winter months.
5 on September 10, 2014
We would highly recommend staying at the Royalsborough Inn. It is a peaceful setting, in a historical building dating from before the Revolutionary War. The rooms are beautifully decorated and were very quiet. My daughter was fascinated by the animals which were fun to watch (and meet). Jim and Marianne served delicious breakfasts and were perfect hosts. This is located close to Freeport and Portland so we found many things to do in the area. We hope to return one day.
4.2 on October 02, 2011
We got a deal for the inn from Living Social. It was a little off the beaten path, but worth going. The food was great and our room was wonderful. The innkeepers walked us around the farm, and we had tons of fun. We loved it, and would definitely go back. It felt very genuine. Also, try the Lion's Pride tavern nearby- the food and beer are delicious.
2.2 on September 22, 2011
We are of 25 to 30 years old. Stayed in B&B once before. We came for an escape. But the experience was Okay!
5 on September 18, 2010
We really enjoyed out stay. The breakfasts were delicious and the accomodations were excellent. Jim and Marianne were great hosts and very helpful with area info. We would highly recommend a stay at this bed and breakfast.
5 on November 12, 2009
My wife and I have been here many times. So many great ammenities, kind service, and EXCELLENT breakfast! I would highly recommend this inn to anyone.
3.8 on August 15, 2009
We had a great two evening staying with Jim and Marianne. Both were friendly and engaging. We had a relaxing visit. Breakfasts were superb. We would return if in the area and recommend a visit.
3.8 on July 30, 2009
Lovely B&B -- best breakfast. MaryAnn & Jim are wonderful hosts. Their alpaca farm and grounds are fun and interesting. Would definitely return & recommend.
5 on July 22, 2009
The bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, and hospitality area are clean and spacious with handicap accessibility. The towels are large and very soft. There was plenty of hot water for showers. The parking area is ample. The farm setting is peaceful and idyllic. The breakfasts are “the best.” Did I mention that the owners are very nice, too? Great shopping is available in nearby Freeport. You just couldn’t ask for a better place to stay! JoAn (Boulder, CO)
5 on May 31, 2009
We stayed for over a week and could not have been happier. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast is always delicious. We especially enjoyed eating fresh eggs from the chickens that can usually be found wandering the property. The hosts, Jim and Marianne, couldn't have been more accommodating. We genuinely enjoyed their company. Our stay certainly ranks among the very best experiences we've had at a B&B.
4.0 on February 04, 2009
Lovely, clean, comfortable. Great location, quiet, plentiful creative full breakfast
LL Bean, Freeport, Countryside
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 28 miles
From South: I-95 to Exit 44(295). Take Exit 22 (Freeport, Durham), Right at top of ramp, go to T junction, take right. We are exactly 6(six) miles (a long 6 miles) from that point on route 136. Large sign on right INN. From North: Take Exit 22 off I-295, Left at top off ramp and follow above directions from T junction.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Bates College, Namaste' Alpaca Farm on Inn grounds, L.L. Bean stores and "Discovery Schools", Maine Lobster, Lighthouses, Bowdoin College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , in-house theraputic massage, Reiki sessions
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Alpaca Farm, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Marianne and Jim
Dogs , Alpaca, ducks, geese, goats,
The Roberts’ are former residents of Massachusetts. Marianne is a registered nurse, former owner/chef of a café-bistro and a practicing muscular therapist and a NGH certified hypnotist. Jim is transitioning from a career in public safety management. He is a certified personal coach, Reiki Master and NGH certified hypnotist.
Restrictive , Vegetarian