Royalsborough Inn at Bagley House

1290 Royalsborough Rd , Durham, ME 04222 USA (Show map)
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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. Visit our Namaste Alpaca Farm and Farm store. Our chickens provide fresh eggs for guest breakfast.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Relaxing vacation in Maine

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.

What a great getaway!

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.

It was Okay!

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!

Perfect for a get-away

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.

A great value!

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.

Relaxing Stay

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.

Wonderful Place to Stay at a Good Price

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)

Wonderful place

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.

A nite well spent

4.0 on February 04, 2009

Lovely, clean, comfortable. Great location, quiet, plentiful creative full breakfast

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Rooms & Rates

Durham Room

Second floor rooms in the Carriage House with a four poster queen size beds and ensuite bath,gas log fireplace, sitting area with cable TV, luxurious bathrobes and full breakfast each morning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $180

Pine Tree

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).

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $170

Isaac Royals

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).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $165


Standard Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bliss Familly

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $140

Emma's Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $140

Freeport Room

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $140

Cozy Nook

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $140

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Location Type

LL Bean, Freeport, Countryside


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 28 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV , in-house theraputic massage, Reiki sessions

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3pm-8pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night on special weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We asked for a credit card to secure your reservation. The amount charged is equal to one-night stay or 50% which ever is greater. If you choose to make the reservation deposit with a personal check, it must be received within seven (7) days and secured with a credit card.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, your deposit will be refunded in full only if we receive the cancellation more than fourteen days (14) prior to your arrival. If your cancellation is fourteen days or less, we require that you forfeit your deposit unless we are able to re-book the room(s) for the entire cancellation period. A $25 service fee will be assessed for any cancellation or changed reservation. Delayed arrivals or early departures are non-refundable.
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Marianne and Jim

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Alpaca, ducks, geese, goats,

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8am and 9am
  • Serving Location: Library, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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