Richmond, ME, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Richmond

Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThis is a 250 year old federal home on 47 acres of woods/wildlife habitat which is rurally isolated. This is not a clinical environment; each time you walk outside you will track something back in-soil, gravel, grass, etc. - We have a bit of ancient plumbing, most pipes have been replaced, and the wait for a plumber can be very long. We ask that guests flush gently. - We are VERY environmentally conscious. All homes here have artesian wells- different from dug wells which do not provide potable water-and the Dresden water table is excellent. Still, given the burgeoning water crisis, we ask that guests try to conserve water- still, long hot showers and baths are available! - We have ZERO tolerance for the use of poison of any kind because it will eventually impact our groundwater. This means you may have a few friendly visitors from our field mouse and insect population. - Fully equipped farm kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, and Bosch gas stove, excellent cookware, and lovely dinnerware; - Laundry room with washer and dryer & half bath; - Upstairs bath with tub, shower and special soaps, bath salts, shampoo. - Three large bedrooms (2 dbl; 1 single); sheets, blankets, etc. provided, - Room with desk for writing, painting, sculpture, yoga, etc - Paper towels and toilet paper are provided for your entire visit; - We suggest that you provided use cloth napkins we provide to cut down on paper use; - Large screen TVs in master bedroom for use with the DVD player; no WIFI or TV service; - Simply, elegantly furnished; additional chairs are available if you ask; Guest AccessLast minute reservations are welcome. When you arrive in the driveway--- 1. Text me I will meet you within a few minutes; 2. I'll tour the house with you to show how everything works and to help you settle in. 3. You will have access to the point via private land, a peninsula on Merrymeeting Bay where adult and juvenile eagles perch to hunt fish and game. 3. I'll also show you how to access Merrymeeting Bay (on the Atlantic flyway) via private and public land. There is all around easy access to wildlife habitat, local organic farms and the historic towns of Bath, Wiscasset, Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor. Interaction with GuestsPrivacy is very important to our guests, but I'm available as needed - to greet you upon arrival, show you around, answer questions, and make certain that you have everything you need. The NeighborhoodThe area is quiet, beautiful, very rural and located close to the Kennebec River and Merrymeeting Bay. Easy access to local towns, villages with cafes, bookstores, art galleries, fresh food, local seafood. Summer is beautiful and a great time for walking in the woods, bird watching, listening to the many owls on the property. Getting AroundCentrally located to all towns and villages of Midcoast Maine. No public transportation in area. Limo and taxi service available from Portland Jetport which is an hour from the retreat. I can give as much help or as little as you would like with recommendations for the highlights of the area you won't want to miss, for example. the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Popham Beach State Park, Reid State Park, local indie bookstores and art galleries, and much more. On occasion I have had coffee with guests, reviewed their itinerary and made new suggestions they had not thought about. Each guest has different needs and I am happy to help however I can. Other Things to Note-Note re water: Occasionally there is rust in the water and you may see a rust spot on our white, super-absorbent spa towels - Windows are fragile and some are close to original; I'll explain how to open and close easily; - The Retreat provides access to trails on private land which will take you directly to Merrymeeting Bay where there is abundant wildlife and birds, including eagles. - Remember to bring your binoculars and cameras! The eagles are awesome-as many as twenty-two nesting pairs on the Bay. Other birds abound including raptors, pheasant, woodcock, ducks, geese, terns, osprey (on the Bay) and song birds;
Home/Apartment
4br Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
Gorgeous historic home fully restored and updated with brand-new, high-end systems. Clawfoot tub, bay window, beadboard, plaster walls, tons of original built-ins, serious charm. Facing the river. Annual rental only, references required.
Other
1br Other
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  • Parking
The SpaceYour room has bare pine flooring. All rooms have comfortable new mattresses with all-cotton bed linens and down/fiber blend comforters and down pillows. We have synthetic-fill pillows, too, and a blow-up twin mattress (let us know ahead of time so we can get it set up for you). Guest AccessPlease enter through the side door at the deck ... and remove your shoes. Interaction with GuestsOur private office and living area are in the back area of the house. Please text for help with directions and any other questions. The NeighborhoodRichmond's peak years were between 1835 and 1857, endowing the town with a wealth of fine Greek Revival architecture. Richmond boomed as a shipbuilding and trade center with steamboats traveling the River. My own great-grandfather took a packet ship from Boston past Richmond to Gardiner where he established a flourishing shoe factory and business. There are a few spectacular captain's houses in Richmond and local current lore abounds about the houses and their inhabitants. In later years, hundreds of Russian refugees settled in Richmond, thus the beautiful Orthodox Russian Church on Church Street. Getting AroundThe Wellness Spot is exactly a half mile south of Annabella's Bakery and Cafe and the Richmond Town Kennebec River docks. The bakery and docks are at the base of Richmond's Main Street. To reach Route 295 for Freeport, Yarmouth, Portland, Augusta, take Main Street three miles west. To reach Route 1 and the Coast, continue north on Front Street to take the new bridge over the River. We can guide you from there ... there are scenic routes to Hallowell, Bath (through Days Ferry) and Brunswick. Other Things to NoteThe neighborhood is pin-drop quiet and a great place to unwind and center. We make an effort to offer local-sourced or organic products in the kitchen for your coffee and tea. There are several farm stands and farmer's markets within easy reach of the house. The bath is stocked with low-chemical soap and shampoo, and we use essential oils to clean. We hope to offer Blair's Herbal of Boulder, CO and Maine Medicinals of Richmond/Dresden products in the future.
Retreat
1br Retreat
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  • Parking
The SpaceThis room is carpeted with two twin beds. Guest AccessPlease enter through the side deck entrance ... and remove your shoes in the there. Your rooms, kitchen and bath are through the door to the right. Interaction with GuestsOur private office and living area are in the back section of the house. We can help with directions and other questions, just give a knock on the big door in the kitchen or come around the side of the house to the garden/deck entrance. The NeighborhoodRichmond's peak years were between 1835 and 1857, endowing the town with a wealth of fine Greek Revival architecture. Richmond boomed as a shipbuilding and trade center with steamboats traveling the River. My own great-grandfather took a packet ship from Boston past Richmond to Gardiner where he established a flourishing shoe factory and business. There are a few spectacular captain's houses in Richmond and local current lore abounds about the houses and their inhabitants. In later years, hundreds of Russian refugees settled in Richmond, thus the beautiful Orthodox Russian Church on Church Street. Getting AroundThe Richmond Wellness Retreat is exactly a half mile south of Annabella's Bakery and Cafe and the Richmond Town Kennebec River docks. The bakery and docks are at the base of Richmond's Main Street. To reach Route 295 for Freeport, Yarmouth, Portland, Augusta, take Main Street three miles west. To reach Route 1 and the Coast, continue north on Front Street to take the new bridge over the River. We can guide you from there ... there are scenic routes to Hallowell, Bath (through Days Ferry) and Brunswick. Other Things to NoteThe neighborhood is pin-drop quiet and a great place to unwind and center. We make an effort to offer local-sourced or organic products in the kitchen for your coffee and tea. There are several farm stands and farmer's markets within easy reach of the house. The bath is stocked with low-chemical soap and shampoo, and we use essential oils to clean. We hope to offer Blair's Herbal products in the future.
Cottage
2br Cottage
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
If you want to be off the beaten path in a charming little village but close and accessible to all points in Maine, consider Richmond. DownEast Magazine calls it one of Maine’s best kept secrets. Stay in an 1820’s charming home with beautiful antiques and lovely gardens. Just a short walk (two blocks) to restaurants, shopping, the library, the Richmond waterfront, Swan Island, and Merrymeeting Bay. The house features a full kitchen with all essentials, (gas stove) dining room, summer dining room/ porch, great room, front living room, two bedrooms upstairs (one double bed, one queen size bed) two full baths (one upstairs, one down). Washer/Dryer. Perennial gardens with antique roses, lilacs, peonies, lilies, iris, something always in bloom for cutting fresh flowers for the house. A small herb garden. Richmond is noted for it’s walk-ability. The house is located right in the heart of the village, next to the new public library and fire station. Downtown and the waterfront are just two short walking blocks away. There is parking for two cars in driveway. It’s about a 40 minute ride from the Portland Jetport. There is no public transportation in Richmond but everything is close by and within a short walking distance. Richmond is one of those well kept secrets in Maine. It’s actually a river town, situated on the Kennebec and bordering on Merrymeeting Bay. It’s a fantastic place for canoeing and kayaking. Take the ferry from the Richmond waterfront over to Swan Island for a island tour via truck and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. Experience majestic blad eagles in flight as well as teaching their young to fly. Swim at nearby Peacock Beach on Pleasant Pond and enjoy the beautiful sunsets while having a cookout. Richmond features some great restaurants - Annabelle’s on the waterfront has great breakfasts and the Old Goat is a pub featuring every kind of beer you can imagine with live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. There’s also the famous Richmond Cafe (great pizzas and breakfasts), and China Rose (Chinese take-out). Richmond is twenty minutes north of Brunswick and twenty minutes south of Augusta. I am happy to let well behaved dogs live here in my home. I will provide plastic bags so you can take care of their “business”! (two maximum).