Blue Skye Farm occupies 100 wooded acres of Midcoast Maine on the road to the fishing port of Friendship. There are trails and tracks open all year for hiking or skiing and a large garden with ponds and streams for strolling or picnicking and it all provides a home to a multitude of birds and mammals. The house at Blue Skye is entirely at the disposal of the guests - the owners live in an adjacent cottage - and offers 5 bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and sitting room. There are fireplaces, four poster beds, a child's sleeping loft, books, games, music,wireless internet and beautiful views in every direction. While many friendships have been forged at Blue Skye, the hospitality of the house ensures guest privacy. Blue Skye was featured as an Editors'Choice by Yankee Magazine,is recommended by An Explorer's Guide to Maine and The Rough Guide to New England ,was profiled in DownEast Magazine, and is listed in the Official Guide to Historic Inns of America.
A light and airy double aspect room overlooking south lawn and west to the sunset. A queen-sized 4 poster bed, wood burning open fireplace, country antiques and private bath across back hall all exemplify the unique style of Blue Skye's graceful, stylish simplicity.
A double aspect room with queen sized 4 poster bed and private bath offering views west and north across the marsh to small spring sustained lake, home to a wide variety of water birds, otters and even the occasional moose. The views from this room leave you in no doubt that you are in Maine.
Low beams and two European beds (small queen, wide single) with feather filled duvets, combine with the sleeping bunk reached by a ladder, to create a perfectly private space for a small family. A dormer window overlooks south garden and old apple tree while little window in sleeping bunk offers a bird's eye view of Blue Skye grounds.
Formerly the main parlor of the house, this room has grand proportions from the tall sash windows looking west and north over marsh, to the large fireplace with Federal mantle. The king sized bed and European antiques create a bed-sitting room which is elegantly simple, the hallmark of Blue Skye style. A full bathroom with clawfoot bathtub and shower is located down a small private hallway.
This small, charming room has an original Spooncut bedstead and is available as an adjunct to the Lower North for family or friends traveling together but wishing separate rooms. The view north from 3 windows is quintessentially Maine; marsh, wetlands, forests and glimpses of all the birds and animals whose home is here. The bathroom, immediately adjacent, is shared with the Lower North Room.
4.8 on October 07, 2013
We were only able to stay here one night on our way between Portland and Acadia, but it's perfectly located, and we could easily have stayed 4-5 days here, using it as a launching pad to visit some of the beauty on the Midcoast. Jan was wonderful, engaging in conversation, and made some delicious breakfast (I was especially fond of the fresh apple butter she created from scratch to use on fresh baked bread -- you get the idea!). The rooms were very comfortable. It's an older property, so you do hear the room neighbors a bit, but that doesn't detract from the stay. I love how removed it feels from US 1, yet it's not a long drive to get there, so it's very convenient. But it's so peaceful and relaxing and the grounds are wonderful. Truly a great place, and one I would highly recommend.
5 on October 29, 2012
We came for just a few days and stayed for a week. Wish we could have stayed a couple months. How wonderful to come downstairs in the morning to our innkeeper chef singing out good morning, the fireplace tended, the table beautifully set for a breakfast to keep you going until dinner. There are so many things to do and see within a short drive, we didn't get a chance to walk the 100 acres of trails at Blue Skye but that is at the top of the list for next time. We can't wait to visit again!
4.6 on October 27, 2011
A homey view, fantastic breakfast offerings, and a lovely, old home. We were on the first level and were not at all aware of the guests upstairs. We lit our fire and had a very relaxing stay.
5 on October 14, 2011
Carefully renovated charming old house with amazing details, excellent breakfast prepared by the lovely owner. Countryside offers lots recreation opportunities with near by Maine's most beautiful costal range.Will definitely come back, enjoyed the time and and hospitality. Recommendation w/o any buts and ifs. U.G.
4.6 on October 13, 2011
A very relaxed and restful environment, rooms were spacious and comfortable. I usually have don't sleep well away from home but the bed was comfortable, plenty of beautiful comforters to stay warm on those chilly nights. The food was over the top, variety and delicious...... Would definitely go back. Thank you Jan.
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles
Take route 95 north to Brunswick,Me. Join Route 1 north. At Waldoboro, take route 220 South. Follow 220 South when it turns left to Friendship. Blue Skye is 3.5 on left. Follow these instructions from Boston's Logan airport and add 2 hours driving time.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, whale watching, puffin watch, light house, schooner trips, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, antiqueing, auctions, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone , Guest kitchen
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Fireplace, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, antiqueing, auctions, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails
Jan and Peter have traveled widely and have far ranging interests reflected in the books and music available to their guests. They are low profile innkeepers who respect the privacy of their guests while remaining available to assist as needed.