Hollis Center, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Hollis Center

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1br Home/Apartment
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The SpaceThe apartment is attached between the barn and my house with it's own entrance through a shed in the barn. This section of the farm was built in 1795, you will enter a very old shed with a few stairs to the apartment. There are a few cracks in the corner of a wall and a small crack on the ceiling. Even when fixed the house shifts and this happens. It's an old farm house, but a charming apartment to put your feet up in. There are very steep stairs going to the bedroom on the second floor. If you have mobility problems it would be a challenge. There is a full kitchen and large bath and living room on the first floor. Guest AccessI have 39 Scottish Blackface sheep, a horse, donkey, mule and four goats. A Schnoodle dog, a working Border Collie dog and chickens. If you come in April there are new lambs born everyday. Big windows in the apartment give you a nice view of the farm. There are trails to walk on and about a 10 min walk out back there is a blue bench to sit on and a medicine wheel to walk through and reflect. There is a pine forest with a nice trail. Bring snow shoes or cross country skis in the winter if you are so inclined to wander the land. In regard to your dogs.. the farm is near a road, you won't be able to just open the door and let your dog out unattended..unless your dog is very very voice trained. These are the reasons for a leash, the road, the free range chickens and the electric fence surrounding the sheep and horses. The donkey protects the sheep and you don't want the donkey protecting the sheep against your dog. If the dog is not on a leash it may go into the field, get shocked on the way in, freak out and not be able to get out..donkey comes and protects sheep and you can't get into field because the fence is hot. So, if you keep your dog on a leash until you are on your walk out back where there is no fence, that works best. We love dogs here but I just don't want your dog getting shocked or stomped on by a donkey or mule. Thank you. Also no non-fixed male dogs. Interaction with GuestsThe apartment is attached to my house so I am around, to check you in. If I can't be here I will arrange to have someone here or at least talk with you about how to enter. The guests may come with me to the barn and interact with animals if I am there, which I am most the time. I love to walk out back to my blue bench with my dogs, Beso and Skye, you are welcome to join me or explore on your own. Let me know. The NeighborhoodLily Brook Farm is in the small hamlet of Clarks Mills which is in Hollis Center. There is a diner about 1.5 miles down the road, and a small store where supplies can be had. There is a large grocery store 4 miles away. Hollis Center has a full service spa ( The New Leaf Salon & Spa) next to the Mom and Pop store (1.5 miles down the road)...you can get a massage or a mani-pedi if you are so inclined. This is very new and very exciting to have in Hollis Center!! Hollis is a half hour drive East to Portland and a half hour drive South to Kennebunkport, two very cool towns. Getting AroundThere is no public transport in Hollis. There is a bus station in Portland and the airport. It's best to have a car, a bike, or a horse, to get around Maine. Other Things to NoteThis is a working farm. It is possible to get from the driveway to the apartment, across the lawn, without ever encountering sheep or horse manure on the ground, although you may see manure in a bucket by the barn. But if you want to visit the animals in the field with me, there is going to be manure, bring boots. The kitchen table and chairs are antiques and there is paint splatter on the chair seats that has probably been there for a million years. I actually got a bad review about the paint splatters on the chair (URL HIDDEN) is part of the way it is with old stuff. Be aware and/or Beware! This is not a five star hotel, this is an old sheep farm. :) If there is one of you then say one guests, if two then click two guests, if you have a child that is three guests. Dogs are free. :)
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The SpaceWe are offering a sunny and private second floor bedroom in our charming farmhouse in southern Maine. Colorfully decorated with original art, photography and plants. Super comfortable with an incredibly comfortable memory foam full size mattress. Blackout and light filtering shades give you the option of managing your natural lighting preferences. Wi-fi is available as well as a TV /DVD in the (URL HIDDEN) are also magazines and books to peruse at your leisure. We also offer the convenience of tea and coffee making supplies in your room as well as a Britta Water server, A hairdryer is also available for guest convenience. ***** We are now offering soap making classes at The Farmhouse! Learn the art of hot process or cold process soap making and design your own all natural product. Cost of each class is $30 per person and you get to take a sample of your final soap home with you. ********* 100% cotton towels and washcloths plus travel soap and shampoo, conditioner, lotion and razor. if you have forgotten yours. The shared bath is located right outside your door as well as laundry facilities if you need them for longer stays. $5 charge for wash and dry. Sunny and cozy with skylights, views of the back gardens, field and woods and farm critters. Maximum two guests. $10 cleaing fee is included in the reservation. We are currently accepting only 2 night weekend reservations. If you are interested in just one night, please send us a message and we will see if we can accomodate you. Shared kitchen is available for guest use with prior permission 27 acres of fields and woods to explore as well as a flock of 12 laying hens, and 4 dogs who offer endless entertainment. Easy access to lakes, Saco river and beaches. Hiking trails, wildlife preserves and mountains are all a short drive away. 20 mins. to Portland Airport. 25 mins to Amtrak and bus station and downtown Portland. 20 mins to Saco/Old Orchard Beach, Pine Point Beach and Ferry Beach. Saco River is 2 miles away with great swimming and boating oppurtunites. Winter activities include show shoeing and x-country skiing areas with hundreds of acres of trails to enjoy. There are several downhill mountains, (Lost Valley, Shawnee Peak, Sunday River) all being within 1 -2 hours away. Your hosts are more than happy to recommend great places to visit and eat. There is also a folder in the room with menus, maps and ideas of "things to do". A Maine Atlas is also available for loan to direct you to any location in ME. Hollis Center also has a lovely local grocery/deli/pizza place (Your Country Store), fantastic home-made ice cream parlor (Big Daddy's North), Hannaford supermarket (10 mins.) plus a wonderful salon and spa is just around the corner (A New Leaf Salon) Let us know if you would like to book a day of pampering and we can arrange it for you. High thread count sheets ( 500 count cotton in warmer months, warm flannel when it gets cooler) 100% cotton bathrobes in each room for guest use and comfort. If the weather is unbearably hot, we do have AC unit that can be installed. A self serve Breakfast is included daily. Please note, check in is no later than 9 pm as we both have to work REALLY early in the am on most days. We appreciate you planning ahead so we can provide you with a great experience. :) Allergy note: We do have 4 dogs so people with allergies please take note. Guest AccessOutdoor seating areas, hammock and benches and backyard horseshoe pit. The NeighborhoodRural community that is close to city activities, beaches, lakes and mountains. Getting AroundA car is needed to get to The Famhouse. Amtrak, bus and airport are all within 20-30 minutes away. Other Things to NoteWe are now offering soap making classes at The Farmhouse! Learn the art of hot process or cold process soap making and design your own all natural product. Cost of each class is $30 per person and you get to take a sample of your final soap home with you. ********* Coming to Maine for some rest and relaxation? We can arrange a private, 1 hour massage at the local spa with an excellent massage therapist. Please let us know in advance if you would like to book this option.
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The SpaceWe are offering a lovely 1 bedroom with separate entrance and fireplace. Outside private sitting area is also offered with comfy chairs, table, fire pit and umbrella. This a a beautiful room with TV/DVD, Wi-fi, and lots of books to read. Comfy full size bed with super plush LL Bean down filled mattress topper and plenty of pillows. In the guest room itself there are Coffee and Tea making supplies plus Britta water server. A hairdryer is also available for guest use as well as travel size soap/shampoo/condition and lotion. We also have a huge selection of movies to enjoy that are available for borrowing. Black out shades on the all the windows make sure you can sleep in late if you wish. An alarm clock is available if you want to get up early! We are now offering soap making classes at The Farmhouse! Learn the art of hot process or cold process soap making and design your own all natural product. Cost of each class is $30 per person and you get to take a sample of your final soap home with you. ********* Breakfast is served in the dining room with a wide selection of goodies to choose from. It is self-serve full Continental style. There is a fridge if you need to store perishables plus toaster, microwave, coffee maker and hot water carafe. This turn of the century home has been completely re-furbished and has all the current amenities with the charm of a traditional cape. Shared 1/2 bath downstairs and full bath upstairs but maximum privacy available if you wish. You can interact as much or as little with your hosts and we value your space. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen to prepare meals (with prior permission) and enjoy the sunny deck to relax and watch the birds. Breakfast is self serve and offered daily with the added enjoyment of a variety of song birds enjoying their bird food snacks out the dining room windows. Maximum occupancy is 2 people. This is a small working farm with 12 chickens, 4 dogs and veggie gardens. In the summer it offers some tasty treats that we are happy to share with you. Easy access to beaches, mountains, lakes and Saco River. 25 mins. to downtown Portland, 20 mins. to Old Orchard Beach and Pine Point Beach. The Saco River is 2 miles away and has great swimming and boating! There are many hiking trails and private preserves to explore nearby as well. Saco Heath, Ossippee Mountain, Fuller Farm are just a few of them. Winter time activities abound as well. Hundreds of acres of snow shoeing and x-country trails are within 15-20 minutes of The Farmhouse and there are several downhill mountains which are 1-2 hours away Your hosts are more than happy to recommend great places to visit and eat and a "Things to Do" folder is also provided as well as a Maine Atlas.for directions to any location in ME. Hollis Center also has a lovely local grocery/deli/pizza place (Your Country Store) and a fantastic home-made ice cream parlor,(Big Daddy's North). There is also a salon with incredible massage therapists. ( A New Leaf Salon) We have hosted many people from all over the world and would welcome a visit from you as well! High thread count sheets (100% cotton in warm weather/flannel in cool) and towels/washcloth are provided. 100 % cotton bathrobes available for guests use and comfort. Please note, check in is no later than 9 pm as we both have to work REALLY early in the am on most days. We appreciate you planning ahead so we can provide you with a great experience. :) *****$10 cleaning fee included in reservation price******** Allergy note, we do have (4) dogs so please keep that in mind when booking if you have any pet allergies. Guest AccessKitchen, shared bath, and dining room. Outdoor sitting area is available for this room complete with your own firepit. Interaction with GuestsWe are more than happy to sit down for a chat but understand if you need your space. The NeighborhoodRustic but not too remote. 1/2 hour from Portland, 20 minutes from PWM airport, bus and train station. Getting AroundA car is necessary when staying at The Farmhouse. Other Things to NoteWe are now offering soap making classes at The Farmhouse! Learn the art of hot process or cold process soap making and design your own all natural product. Cost of each class is $30 per person and you get to take a sample of your final soap home with you. *********
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The Space3 bedrooms Each room booked separately 2 baths, occasionally shared Beautiful light in every room Surrounded by antiques throughout the house Full museum house tours available for small fee Kayak rental Guest AccessKitchen Variety of breakfast options Interaction with GuestsI'm happy to act as tour guide, make recommendations, and give directions, help with meal planning, provide local history information. Breakfast to your liking. Homey friendly atmosphere in a rural setting 30 minutes to Portland or Kennebunkport, 40 minutes to downhill ski, 20 minute to ocean or Sebago Lake. On site nature walk or river access. The NeighborhoodQuillcote is the keystone in a rural National Historic district. You will be surrounded by a village of antique homes within walking distance.Built between 1770s and 1866 the house has been on the register since 1976. Restored by Kate Douglas Wiggin, author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm in 1898. This 14 room Greek revival home has recently been 're-Kate ified' Set on the banks of the Saco River in Hollis, Maine there is access to the river for canoeing and kayaking. Eighty five acres of well marked nature trails behind the house are delightful for bird watching and other wildlife. Winter brings snowshoeing and cross country skiing on those trails. The three acre lawn affords many private sitting areas as the small flock of free range chickens stroll by and the peafowl sing out. Getting AroundSo sorry you will need a car, but maps and guidance available. We are 20-30 minutes from Portland, Kennebunk, and Saco. Forty five minutes gets you to downhill skiing, New Hampshire, and close to Brunswick. The Downeaster train does come into Saco, Portland and Brunswick where car rentals are available. Other Things to NoteTwo of the available rooms can have private bath and separate entrance. Off street parking for all guests. Family friendly accommodations for children, as well as a barn swing! Kayak rentals