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Rejuvenation Awaits You in the Backwoods of Maine!

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Guest bedroom with king bed that can be split into two singles.

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Last updated: 06/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Paris Hill bed and breakfast description

BASICS: EUREKA is an alternative-style guest house. We bring together the arts, nature, and off-the-beaten-path experiences. We have clean, comfortable guest rooms, a large dance studio, kitchen and laundry facilities, nature trails, and other amenities like an outdoor shower. The retreat is located in a peaceful, authentic rural Maine town a comfortable distance from the touristy areas. The retreat was created and is managed by world renown juggler and touring artist Michael Menes.

GUESTROOMS: We have 2 guest rooms available when we are not using them for artist residencies.  Each one has its own 'listing'.  The price listed is per room.  If you are interested in renting both rooms, you will need to reserve them under 2 reservations. We provide guests with clean sheets and clean towels. The building and neighborhood is very safe and secure. We supply fresh drinking water from a nearby natural Maine spring. Our kitchen and laundry facilities are available. We offer a simple breakfast free. Beer, juices, and sodas can be purchased. (It's self-serve. Just leave the cash. That’s how we do it in Maine.) We'll lend you a robe to use in our outdoor shower if you visit during summer (highly recommended!).

APPLICATIONS: Ideal for theater, dance, circus arts, music, painting, writing, yoga, photography, and other artistic work. We can accommodate small groups or individuals wanting to retreat from the outside world. Our venue is a great place to focus on creative work, rest and relax, or to use as a home base for exploring Maine.

FEATURES: The privately owned building has a wonderful large rehearsal studio with high ceilings, great acoustics, and a sprung dance floor. There are guest rooms with full living accommodations. Guests have access to kitchen facilities, laundry, barbecue, outdoor shower, wifi, and nature trails.

INTERACTION: We enjoy rubbing elbows with our guests. Our friends and family are comprised of people involved in the arts with a lot of experiences in world travel.

NEIGHBORHOOD: We are surrounded by farms, forests, beautiful lakes and lots of fresh air away from the touristy areas, yet not too far from some of the most picturesque destinations in Maine. We are part of a vibrant creative community and a base for exploring off-the-beaten-path adventures. Depending on the season, there are many interesting, down-to-earth, inspiring things to see and do in the area. We recommend the less explored authentic treasures that are often hidden from the typical tourist attractions. Some of these include nearby Celebration Barn Theater, Jack's Greenhouse, Nezinscot Farm, Cooper Spring and Historic Paris Hill.

GETTING AROUND: There is no public transportation in our town. You will need a car to get around. We are approximately 1 hour from Portland International Jetport (PWM).

WHEN TO COME

Although Maine is known for it’s glorious summers, there are other times of the year which are also quite enjoyable, marked here by an (*). Here is a run down of the year.

JULY and AUGUST* are the “high season.” JULY tends to be wetter and more humid with more bugs. AUGUST tends to be the most comfortable month in Maine with some of the “best” weather in the United States. Dryer conditions result in fewer pesky insects. Temperatures are rarely uncomfortable with night time temperatures perfect for camping.

SEPTEMBER* is cooler but still extremely pleasant with much fewer tourists.

Early OCTOBER* is usually peak season for enjoying the autumn colors gradually giving way to a wet, dark, and dreary NOVEMBER with much longer nights and shorter days.

In DECEMBER it begins to snow which is pleasant to feel a sense of the CHRISTMAS SEASON*. By late DECEMBER the weather becomes treacherous at times and unpredictable. The shortest day of the year is the first day of winter in late DECEMBER.

JANAURY and FEBRUARY are “deep winter.” Stretches of sub-zero temperatures can be brutal at times often with difficult winter storms and severe icing.

MARCH* is a month considered “spring ski season.” It has milder temperatures with beautiful sticky snowfalls.

APRIL is “mud season.” By the middle of APRIL most of the snow has melted. Late APRIL into MAY is a long colorless spring.

JUNE* is quite nice with an explosion of new green from the long winter with song birds arriving in droves. There are stretches of rainy days which can be mixed with stretches of dryer nicer weather. The longest day of the year is the first day of summer in late JUNE.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: Our pricing is per room and we currently have 2 guest rooms available when not being used for artist residencies.

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Property Type

  • Studio
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

      Suitability

      • Events Allowed
      • Children Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 1-2

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        King size bed can be split into two singles on request....moreless

      • Very clean, comfortable beds with clean bedding (beds can be split from kings into singles if needed.)...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

        ...moreless

      • Outdoor Shower: outdoor shower

        Private Outdoor Shower with hot and cold water....moreless

      Entertainment

      • Books
      • DVD Player
      • Ping Pong Table
      • Satellite / Cable
      • Television
      • Video Library

      Theme

      • Adventure
      • Away From It All
      • Historic
      • Romantic
      • Sports & Activities
      • Tourist Attractions

      Attractions

      • Churches
      • Cinemas
      • Festivals
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Library
      • Live Theater
      • Museums
      • Playground

      Local Services & Businesses

      • ATM/Bank
      • Fitness Center
      • Groceries
      • Massage Therapist

      Leisure Activities

      • Antiquing
      • Bird Watching
      • Boating
      • Eco Tourism
      • Horseback Riding
      • Miniature Golf
      • Paddle Boating
      • Photography
      • Scenic Drives
      • Sight Seeing
      • Sledding
      • Walking
      • Wildlife Viewing

      Sports & Adventure Activities

      • Cross Country Skiing
      • Cycling
      • Equestrian Events
      • Fishing
      • Freshwater Fishing
      • Golf
      • Hiking
      • Hot Air Ballooning
      • Hunting
      • Hunting Small Game
      • Ice Skating
      • Kayaking
      • Mountain Biking
      • Mountain Climbing
      • Mountaineering
      • Rafting
      • Skiing
      • Snowboarding
      • Snowmobiling
      • Swimming
      • Tennis
      • Water Tubing
      • Whitewater Rafting

      Dining

      • Dining
      • Dining Area
      • Seating for 6 people

      General

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Fitness Room / Equipment
      • Heating
      • Internet
      • Iron & Board
      • Linens Provided
      • Parking
      • Towels Provided
      • Washing Machine
      • Wood Stove

      Kitchen

      • Coffee Maker
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Dishwasher
      • Kitchen
      • Microwave
      • Oven
      • Refrigerator
      • Stove
      • Toaster

      Outside

      • Deck / Patio
      • Lawn / Garden
      • Outdoor Grill
       

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      Rental basis: Per property
      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
      Fall-Winter-Spring
      Sep 1 - Jun 14, 2015
      1 night min stay
      $75
      $400
      Summer (High Season)
      Jun 15 - Aug 31, 2015
      1 night min stay
      $90
      $500
      My Standard Rate
      1 night min stay
      $75
      $400

      Additional information about rental rates

      Fees:

      • Taxes Included

      Notes:

      No smoking inside the building. Appropriate footwear must be worn in our dance studio.


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      Last updated: 06/12/2014
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      Location

      58 Miles
      Nearest Airport
      Portland International Jetport
      6 Miles
      Nearest Barpub
      Captain Bly's Tavern
      65 Miles
      Nearest Ferry
      Peaks Island Ferry
      7 Miles
      Nearest Golf
      Paris Hills Country Club
      53 Miles
      Nearest Train
      Portland Amtrak Station
      25 Miles
      Nearest Motorway
      Interstate 95
      6 Miles
      Nearest Restaurant
      Hart's Pizza
      25 Miles
      Nearest Ski
      Mt. Abram
      68 Miles
      Nearest Beach
      Old Orchard Beach

      Car: Necessary

      Nearby Attractions Include...

      CELEBRATION BARN THEATER. Celebration offers workshops every summer taught by world renown instructors and produces shows on the weekends.

      JACK'S GREENHOUSE. Just a mile away is a local farm that has six beautiful large greenhouses with an incredible selection of flowers, herbs, and plants to chose from.

      HORSEBACK RIDING. Buckfield is home to local riding schools and abundant trails.

      NEZINSCOT FARM. A wonderful organic farm located in Turner which produces an extraordinary collection of healthy, organic products.

      PARIS HILL. A nearby historic town which was the home of Hannibal Hamlin, the 15th US vice president under Abraham Lincoln where you can visit the Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum.

      A bit further afield is...

      GRAFTON NOTCH STATE PARK. A beautiful state park in Bethel, Maine with an incredible notch which is fabulous for hiking and climbing.

      BOOTHBAY HARBOR. Boothbay is a quintessential picturesque Maine harbor. The drive to Boothbay from hour area avoids the busy tourist traffic along the coast.

      SKI RESORTS. Mt. Abram, Sunday River, and Black Mountain are all within 1 hour's drive.

      PORTLAND. Visit the Old Port or other charming areas of this picturesque and accessible small New England City.

      MUCH MORE!

       

      Owner info

      Year Purchased: 2002

      About the owner: I'm a juggler and variety artist who tours nationally and internationally. I was initially drawn to Maine through my experiences taking workshops at the nearby Celebration Barn with a famous teacher named Tony Montanaro. Between tours I built an ideal space for creative work. I continue to improve and expand what it has to offer to travelers, artists, romantics, and adventurers. My partner, Andrea, is vegan and vegetarian chef. Andrea is originally from Prague in the Czech Republic. She often helps out when I have guests staying at my retreat.

      Why the Owner Chose Paris Hill:
      I grew up in the New York City area but I settled in Oxford County, Maine in 1993 looking for less expensive real estate. After renovating a small home, I bought a nice piece of land, designed, and built a quality studio for rehearsals and projects. The location is very quite and relaxing and offers unspoiled views of rich forests and streams. There's an amazing amount of wildlife and vivid seasons that are a great inspiration to me. Living in New England is like living in several places. The summers are ideal and not too hot; autumns are crisp with beautiful leaves; and winters are dramatic with plentiful snows.

      The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
      An amazing rehearsal studio set in a peaceful rural setting with vivid seasons and wonderful nature.


      Contact us

      Speaks: english

       

      Photos

      • Guest bedroom with king bed that can be split into two singles.

        Guest bedroom with king bed that can be split into two singles.

      • The Building

        The Building

      • Back deck.

        Back deck.

      • The Building.  (Approximately 3500 Square Feet.)

        The Building. (Approximately 3500 Square Feet.)

      • Bonfires in the evening.

        Bonfires in the evening.

      • The retreat in summer.

        The retreat in summer.

      • We love our trees.

        We love our trees.

      • Our new and very clean guest bathroom.

        Our new and very clean guest bathroom.

      • Rehearsal studio with a sprung dance floor.

        Rehearsal studio with a sprung dance floor.

      • Kitchen and laundry facilities.

        Kitchen and laundry facilities.

      • Our amazing outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.

        Our amazing outdoor shower with hot and cold running water.

      • Nature trails.

        Nature trails.

      • EUREKA...  Studio-Retreat-Guest House-Hideaway.

        EUREKA... Studio-Retreat-Guest House-Hideaway.

      • View from the back deck.

        View from the back deck.

      • One of our nice sitting rooms to hang out in.

        One of our nice sitting rooms to hang out in.

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      This listing was first published here in 2014.

      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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      Speaks: english
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