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.
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.
Freeport, LL Bean, Countryside
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 28 miles
From the airport take I295 north and follow above directions (From south...)
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Maine Lobster, Namaste' Alpaca Farm on Inn grounds, Lighthouses, L.L. Bean stores and "Discovery Schools", Bowdoin College, Bates College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, 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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, VCR, Wi-Fi
in-house theraputic massage, Reiki sessions
Marianne and Jim
1 Dog , Alpaca, ducks, geese, goats, Others
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