About This Listing
Immerse yourself in the Maine countryside. Laughing Pig Farm is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you're looking for a private retreat, a romantic getaway, or your family's next adventure our self-catering guest suite is for you.
Enjoy the comfort of home in the daylight basement of our log cabin. It is cool in the summer, cozy in the winter, and right in the middle of "Leaf Peeping". Utilize your own kitchen complete with electric stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker (and coffee), dishes, cookware and utensils. We leave goodies for breakfast along with a good selection of spices. Linens and bath towels are supplied in the large private bathroom along with soap, shampoo and conditioner. Living room has a vintage console radio, a small speaker system to amplify your devices, and a library of books to page while here. Suitable for small events such as baby showers with less than 20 people.
Suite entrance is private and separate from the main house. Enjoy the large yard, swing-set, gas grill, picnic table, and fire-pit. We are very close to many great swimming holes, so don't forget your beach towel and swim suit. Guests are welcome to borrow our inflatable kayaks and life jackets at their own risk. Cross-country Skiing/Snowmobile/Hiking trails connect to our property. Barn/property tour available upon request.
We will be here, but our interactions depend on what you are looking to get out of your stay. We can be completely hands off or we can show you the ropes on the farm. Depending on the season we may have fresh produce (eggs, veggies, etc.) available on site. Email in advance if you want to set up a guided hike or a butchering tutorial for an additional fee, season and weather dependent.
The neighborhood is rural, you can't see the neighbors for the leaves on the trees. There are many interesting sites within a short hike of the house, old foundations, an apple orchard, and more.
Local trusted Massage Therapist available with at least 24 hours notice. She can come right to the suite.
Instant access to ATV/hiking trails
Driving: About 6 miles to Downtown Bridgton or Naples Causeway. 20 minutes to Shawnee Peak or Sebago Lake. 1 hour to North Conway, NH or Portland, ME
Most of our animals free range, so don't be surprised if "Goldie" the chicken comes up to say "hello". All of our animals (even the rooster) are very friendly.
3rd bed is a queen air mattress, there is also a toddler mattress and bedding available for extra sleeping space.
No excessive tobacco or alcohol, medicinal marijuana is permitted. No tobacco smoking indoors. Environmentally conscious property; please recycle and be mindful of your usage of water, heat, linens, electricity, etc. Respectful pets/owners welcome, please be aware that we have many free-ranging animals, please only bring pets that will get along with rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, cats, and dogs.
The location is wonderfully remote, comfortably placed in the woods, yet still close enough to a variety of towns that make shopping easy. There are plenty of excellent outdoor activities in the area, too.
The apartment is neatly kept, quaint and comfortable. If you are looking for simple lodgings for a getaway of any kind, do consider stopping in here.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our night at Laughing Pig Farm. We're from Boston and loved the remote location, beautiful scenery and animals! All of the ducks, geese, goats, the dog, chicken, rooster and bunnies were wonderful to have around. I even got to hold a 1 1/2 week old bunny ... That made my day!
Ellen and her husband were very warm, friendly and hospitable. Our room was spacious and very clean. We cooked dinner and breakfast in the apartment kitchen (the duck eggs they left us were delicious!).
A lovely stay.
Ellen and her family are very warm and friendly. Her 8 year old daughter was a wealth of information about the farm animals and our 3 and 5 year old boys are completely smitten with her! We had a great time at the Laughing Pig Farm - we got to get up close and personal with all the animals. We got to hold little bunnies and feed ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits and goats! Our boys loved waking up early each morning to chase the animals! The area is very safe and the boys could run around without us feeling the need to supervise them the whole time. We also learned a lot about animals and raising farm animals that we didn't know before. The accommodations were very comfortable. Ellen stocked the kitchen with everything we could possibly need and more. The space is one big cozy room with 2 beds (3rd bed optional), one corner is the kitchen and a separate bathroom with a shower. The space is clean and very nicely renovated. There was plenty of space for the boys to run around indoors, but mostly, they looked forward to running around outside with the animals. We also made a campfire each night which was a a fun new experience for our city boys. If you or your family are looking for a laid back getaway and getting up close and personal with nature (and animals), this is the place for you! We are hoping to make another visit one day!
My mom came to visit me in NY and we decided to travel. When we saw this gem on airbnb I was sure I wouldn't be disappointed. And we were absolutely right! We stayed here for 6 WONDERFUL days during winter. The apartment was super cozy and well equipped. Comfy bed, huge bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and very spacious. We cooked all our meals there.
Ellen, Jason & kids & pets were all awesome and made ourselves feel at home :).
They left fresh eggs, bread, apples, spices, etc upon our arrival - so sweet and thoughtful!
The place is really close to Bridgton (about 5/10min with car), and 15 minutes from Shawnee Peak mountain, were we went skiing a couple of days.
We are DEFINITELY coming back, hopefully during spring or summer next time.
Totally recommend this precious gem in Maine.
We really enjoyed our time at Ellen and family's airbnb. We spent 2 nights there in January, and it was a simple cozy get-away in the Maine winter. We enjoyed hiking through the snow to the nearby Holt Pond Preserve. The small kitchen was great - stocked with oil/vinegar, choice spices/herbs (and we even used a little fresh basil from the plant near the window), and she left us english muffins/milk/eggs. Katie the dog warmed up quick enough, loved the friendly goat posse. Bring warm layers in the winter, groceries. Compost is in the freezer (we didn't realize until leaving).
Ellen is a great host! Due to the snow storm, we expected to arrive at 11PM. Ellen called us and told us not to rush. It was such a long drive, and everyone was exhausted. When we finally arrived, Ellen was there to greet us.
The room is cozy and spacious. The kitchen is fully stocked. It has everything you need: orange juice, milk, eggs, oil, etc. The beds are comfortable. Bathroom is huge. The room faces the lawn, and we felt delightful to see the snow-covered lawn in the sunny morning. We cooked lobster omelette and fried rice for breakfast using the fresh eggs that Ellen provided. Ellen's cat even came down and played with us. We wished we could stay longer.
About the Host, Ellen
Homesteading/schooling mom at Laughing Pig Farm. Life is learning, and we learn a lot here on the farm. My family and I really enjoy hosting on Air BnB, especially because we get to meet people from all over the world without leaving the backyard. This is great while the kiddos are young, as they get older we plan to do our share of world travel. My husband, Jason, is a musician and IT person, as well as our resident handy man.
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