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.
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.
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!
Great experience. Wonderful hosts. It was so convenient to go there from Rockland. It took about 6 minutes. Hope to stay again. We had a great day trip after staying the night to Vinalhaven. Thanks.
A beautiful house in a fantastic part of the country. We really enjoyed staying with Bridget and Ralph, it was a great experience learning about the Maine lifestyle and we have many great conversations.
Lovely Maine home. Ralph and Bridget are so kind to share their home with guests. Delicious breakfasts. Ron and I enjoyed stimulating conversations with Ralph in the mornings. His guidance was very helpful to help us make the very most of our stay in Rockland...one of the great American destinations. Ralph even got up very early with us as we left on our final day. Above and beyond!
My second visit to "Farmhouse near town" was as lovely as my first! My friend and I received a warm welcome from Ralph and Zippah and the accommodation was just as relaxing as comfortable as I remembered. (It's impossible not to get a good night's sleep here!) Ralph is a gracious host who made us feel immediately at home. I enjoyed our conversation immensely. Unfortunately, we missed Bridget, but I hope to see her on my next visit when I'm in the area.
Rockland is a lovely area to visit on the way to or from Portland (to the south) or Bar Harbor (to the north). The center of town offers several good restaurants, a theatre (movies and live performances), art galleries and gift shops along with the staples (pharmacy, grocery, banking, etc.). It's a short drive from Ralph and Bridget's into town, so my friend took advantage and had a nice dinner and stroll afterward.
Quiet bedroom next to modernized bathroom in old farmhouse a few miles outside of Rockland, Maine. Host provided coffee and makings for breakfast. Would definitely use again.
We had a warm welcome and enjoyed an excellent stay. Their lovely house is at a fair distance from Rockland. The room is confortable and neat.
Rafa, Bridget's hubsand, made us feel like home immediately. He is used to meet travelers from all over the world. We had the chance to share great talks & learn a lot through our conversations.
To our regret, Bridget was away during our stay but we had a wonderful stay with Ralph. He is a very relaxed host and it was like visiting an old friend. We could probably spend the whole morning drinking coffee and sharing ideas.
It was our first trip to Maine and their house fulfilled our vision of 'country living'. Ralph and my daughter let the chickens out then retrieved the morning eggs for breakfast. Can't thank him enough for his hospitality and warmth. We would definitely return as well as recommend their place!
We all had such a lovely stay with Bridget. She was a gracious host and good company. We loved the house, especially the chickens and how they freely roamed the property. Oh and also having the eggs that they lay for breakfast. This was our first time using airbnb and felt that we lucked out with Bridget. Highly recommend if staying in the Rockland area. Jeff, Ellie and Leo
It was a wonderful experience for our whole family to have the opportunity to stay at Bridget's place and meet her and Ralph.
The atmosphere of their house is gorgeous, it is warm, well balanced and cosy. And so are Bridget and Ralph. They were wonderful and inspiring hosts and we had much more interesting conversation than only "traveller small talk".
We can only recommend this place to the highest degree and hope to see these wonderful people again some day!
Bridget and Ralph's farmhouse was the perfect place to stay while I was in the mid-coast of maine. It's a beautiful old house with gorgeous wood floors and a wonderful sense of a life well-lived within. Lots of great places to sit and read or talk. We had many stimulating conversations and I would love to stay there again the same week next year. I have to check on how Ralph's novel is doing and hear more stories! It's a short 10 minute drive into town and the room and bed were very clean and comfortable. Kudos for total composting and recycling.