Farmhouse near town

House - Private room · W Meadow Rd, Rockland, ME 04841, United States

The Space

A mile from the coast as the crow flies, our spacious farmhouse is located at the foot of a wooded mountain in beautiful Rockland Maine.

Our nearby town offers lovely sails in the harbor, skiing, hiking and a yearly lobster festival for early August visitors. Come breathe the fresh air and get a great night sleep in our comfortable, private guest room. The room (double bed) overlooks our slate patio and a expansive, lush yard where we often see deer, fox, and wild turkeys.

Shared bathroom.

Breakfast makings are generally available from 7-9 am, bread, granola, fruit, yoghurt and eggs fresh from the hen house.

In the cooler weather we cook on a wood stove and sit around that same stove to read, knit and visit.

We have extra futons, and an extra bedroom from time to time available so do ask if one is needed, for a third or fourth or a child/children.

Free WiFi.

Terrific restaurants abound in Rockland, Rockport and in Camden a few miles away.

We look forward to your visit next spring. we will be closed from October 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $520 /week
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • Bridget has a very nice home. She was accommodating with arrival time and allowed us to prepare our own breakfast with farm eggs, vegetables and homemade bread. She is very warm and a great host.

    October 2012
  • We all had a great time in Ralph and Bridget's house. Too bad we couldn't stay longer. We would love to go back there.
    The house is very comfortable and nicely decorated, clean, the room is cute, the breakfast with home-made bread and fresh eggs is perfect !
    And, they have a room full of toys for children !

    October 2012
  • Bridget and Ralph are wonderful hosts, they're very friendly and we spent a beautiful organic breakfast talking about italian movies.
    The house was confortable and cozy, and Zippah is a lovely dog.
    We suggest to all travellers,if we'll return in Maine surely we would like stay again with them.
    Marco and Simona

    October 2012
  • They were exceptionally kind hosts. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend their lovely farm house. Thanks so much for sharing your home, Bridgette and Ralph!

    October 2012
  • Bridget has a wonderful house with free range chickens, a front yard garden, oak logs for shiitakes, a hammock and a swing! Her house is large and clean. They have a full size, not a toy, poodle and a cat. They are both friendly :) Bridget and her husband were both friendly and nice to talk with! The room is clean. For wifi, you rather want to be in another room or living room because wifi in the room is weak. We were happy to surf in those areas anyway because there are great couches!

    September 2012
  • I concluded my work retreat to Maine with two nights at Bridget and Ralph's. Lucky me. They're sweet, uber-intelligent country folk (nurse-midwife Bridget knits beautiful sweaters; Ralph is a retired minister; both founded a pioneering high school) of the sort I could see kicking back with and watching, say, the Democratic National Convention (and lo and behold, that's just what we did one night). Their house is massive, with spotless floors, a vegetable garden and henhouse (fresh eggs), even a wood-burning stove. I had a blast chatting with them and discovering Rockland, which I found far more down-to-earth than nearby Camden. A fantastic overall experience!!

    September 2012
  • If you're visiting the Rockland area and are looking for a bit of home away from home, consider staying at this lovely farmhouse, complete with chickens (fresh eggs!) and a vegetable garden.

    A friend and I decided last minute to take a weekend motorcycle ride and we needed a place to stay overnight. Bridget and Ralph greeted us with a warm welcome and gracious hospitality. They generously made their home available to us as if we were family rather than overnight guests. Though we were there just a short time, we got to know a bit about them and found them to be genuinely interesting and engaging, not to mention immensely accommodating when the fickle New England weather defied the forecast and we needed to wait out the rain. We also loved meeting Zippah, their standard Poodle, who is a delightful, affectionate and well-behaved member of the family.

    We arrived early enough to explore the town a bit before turning in for the night. Less than 10 minutes away, Rockland offers a number of restaurants and galleries, and with Ralph's guidance, we found our way into town for dinner. We would have followed his and Bridget's movie recommendation (there are a couple theaters in town that offer both mainstream and independent films) but we were too tired from our ride to do both dinner and a movie.

    The house itself is as welcoming as our hosts, and the bedrooms are clean and comfortable. I always travel with earplugs so I can sleep undisturbed, but I did not need them here; the peace and quiet was so relaxing I drifted off to sleep almost immediately.

    As other reviewers have said, Bridget and Ralph made our stay the perfect airbnb experience. One night was not nearly long enough and I look forward to returning for a longer visit!

    September 2012
  • We had a wonderful time at Bridget's and Ralph's place. They were extremely welcoming, very interesting to talk to and the breakfast is delicious! The house is also beautiful, it is very old, but nicely renovated. We slept very well because it is so quiet and peaceful out there... Thanks again for everything!
    Pia & Soren

    September 2012
  • Great first airbnb experience! Staying at Bridget & Ralph's place was fantastic. They are very welcoming hosts and have a fantastic house to share with guests. We booked with them for our last minute road trip to Maine - they responded to our request nice and quick. Their home was a great home base for day trips around the area. We dined in Rockland, visited Rockport, went out to Camden for the Windjammer Festival, and did an amazing trip to Acadia National Park (about a 2 hour drive from their home). We had the opportunity to be tourists all day long - and at night we were able to take a break and relax in their lovely house which soon started to feel like "home". Oh and the access to fresh eggs in the morning was another treat! Bridget and Ralph I highly recommend this airbnb - great friendly hosts, welcoming home, and a very comfortable vibe. We can't wait to go back!

    September 2012
  • We stayed here only for one night, unfortunately! We wanted to stay there much more! The house is large and very very beautifull, there's a nice garden where it's possible have relax! They are both adorable, and speak with them is very interesting! They are excellent hosts! There's a very good and biological breakfast.
    You have a place in our hearts, thanks for all!

    August 2012
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Ralph and I have been living with our son in Maine for close to 20 years. Ralph is retired Episcopal minister and I am a practicing nurse-midwife, our son Danji has just completed his studies at McGill University. He lives in Montreal. Our home is large for two and we love sharing it with family, friends and guests. Our Standard Poodle, Zippah is an important member of the family and very friendly.
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