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This 1826 Maine farmhouse - with an attached, classic New England post and beam barn - sits on 124 acres of wooded trails and rolling fields. Timberwoods Farm is the ideal venue for budget-friendly family gatherings and mid-sized group retreats. We welcome the sounds of lively conversation, children's laughter, as well as a bark or two from the vacationing family dog - with no pet deposit required.
With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, we can comfortably sleep 12. For easy access, please note that two of our bedrooms, along with a private bath w/bench shower, are located on the ground level.
Timberwoods' charming, country kitchen can seat 10, and comes equipped with a full array of dinnerware, silverware, cookware and utensils. A pleasant 3-season enclosed sun porch is located directly off the kitchen.
An adjoining pass-thru dining room can easily seat up to 16, and features a long, buffet-style counter, its own coffee maker, bar-size refrigerator, microwave, and a piano!
The focal point of the second floor is a rustic, cathedral ceiling game room fully stocked with a variety of games, toys, videos and reading materials. A favorite of children and adults alike, this quintessential comfort zone is heated by a wood burning stove (wood provided) and is the perfect spot for watching cable TV (the only television onsite), playing cards or board games - or just relaxing and visiting.
Timberwoods offers something for everyone - including the 'kid in all of us'! Twice daily, guests can delight in the passing of a Canadian-bound freight train. During its daytime run, you can offer a wave to the Engineer ... while at night, the nostalgic sound of the steam whistle might elicit a smile as you snuggle under the covers!
NOTE: We house two, on-site caretakers - both of whom have private apartments within the main house. One is completely independent, while the second floor studio is accessed via a dedicated staircase located in the kitchen. In addition to ensuring that your stay is comfortable, both women are excellent resources for places to go and things to do.
TIMBERWOODS FARM - it's the perfect way to start your great Maine adventure!!
My name is Betty and I'm the on-site caretaker at Timberwoods Farm. A native New Yorker, I relocated to Maine upon my retirement in 2004 and have never looked back! I love the people and the quiet, slower paced lifestyle that Maine has to offer.
What's more charming than an old 1820's farmhouse that's been lovingly cared for over the years? The house is simple, comfortable, and lends itself beautifully to friend or family gatherings. While located in the Village of South Paris, the surrounding fields and woods give the place a 'rural' feel that's both pleasing to the eye and delightfully relaxing.
Watching the deer and wild turkey feeding in the fields. The occasional freight train passing by on it's way to Canada and a wave from the Engineer. The quiet stillness of the night with only the sound of 'peepers' in the spring-summer months.
This VRBO is exceptional. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies so that several large meals were put together easily. Most impressive for us was that 18 people could sit down for meals at once...There was also plenty of room outside to roam, fly kites and hike. Both kids and adults will enjoy this location. Within 2 hours of beaches, lighthouses and ski slopes, this place is great as a launching point for many Maine adventures as well as a quiet family retreat. The caretaker was present on sight and quickly responded to our questions and concerns. We loved playing games in the large game room and talking late at night around the kitchen table. The highlight for the kids was learning about honeybees from the beekeeper-neighbor. We even got to take some of the honey home!
Grocery stores are scarce, so make sure you stock up on staples if you plan to cook. When you forget eggs, though, the local corner store actually has really good prices. As for nearby food, just about every corner store makes to-die-for Italian sandwiches and pizza at reasonable prices, so buy local!
As for activities, nothing beats a lobster boat tour in Portland (Lucky Catch provided a great time and we enjoyed, catching, measuring, banding and even naming the lobsters). Hope we can stay here again.
This gem stands tall and proud and is without a doubt the finest vacation rental that I have ever had, and I've had many. This is a truly unique property that can easily accommodate a large group as well as the foursome that I had here for a week in June. We four retirees came to Maine for a week of fishing in several of the dozens of lakes in this area. What a pleasure to have private bedrooms and bathrooms for each of our group. We cooked up a storm in a country kitchen that was extraordinarily well equipped and quickly became the focal point for evening cocktails, meals and conversations. This farmhouse is huge and drips with charm and character throughout. Every convenience that we needed was here in abundance. Plenty of room for our boats and trailers, plug in's for our battery chargers, cleaning station, fire pit, horse shoe pits, large deck, and all within a stones throw from a delightful Maine Village where you'll find restaurants, groceries etc. The maintenance of this house, inside and out, is incredible. Every bit is detailed, polished and clean that it would appear to have never been used and that is simply outstanding! And I mean everything...bathrooms, stove, sinks, tubs. And if that's not enough, the best is yet to come, and that's Betty. She's the property care taker who will arrange for your stay, greet you when you arrive, tend to any needs or concerns, then stand in the driveway and wave goodbye to you when you leave. We love Betty.Oh yes, and there's Walter too. He takes care of the grounds, barn and gardens. Good folks, indeed. We're already picking our dates for next Spring and look forward to returning.
I have vacationed along the coast of Maine several times throughout the past six years. This was the first time ever going inland and I will tell you that it was exceedinglty worth it! My fiance and I decided to take the trip as a "pre-wedding" honeymoon. We picked thios place because of its location and accomodations. We have four dogs (all rescues) that we like to take everywhere with us...it's their vacation too. This place was absolutely fantastic. The caretaker, Betty, has to be one of the est people I I've ever met in Maine. She made our stay that much more enjoyable. The house was incredible...with all its nooks and cranny's. We loved the kitchen-it has everything we needed to enjoy many of our meals. Real country living. The game/tv room was very cozy. The dogs loved to play outside and nice walks we'd take with them daily...thewy actually were tired! After tiring the dogs, my fiance and I set out on ourt own adventures. Being centrally located, we were able to go anywhere we wanted without a problem. We especially enjioyed the many drives along the Maine-New Hampshire border where the scenery is breathtaking...and MOOSE HEAVEN! I had never seen one before and irt was on my "bucket list". By the end of the week, we had spotted about 8 along our travels...amazing...just amazing!!!! I will post these pictures as soon as possible. We are planning to return after our wedding this summer..It will be either Fall or Winter..either season will not matter....this place is beautiful.
Oxford Plains Speedway features mid-week and weekend stock car racing during the spring-summer months. And just 10 minutes away is the Oxford Hills Casino where you're welcome to try your luck! Mining for semi-precious stones, pin bowling, and farmers markets offering a variety of fresh produce, local honey, homemade jellies/jams, as well as delicious baked goods - are all nearby.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Our $250 per night/3 night minimum rate is for a maximum of 6 persons. Additional guests are $50.00 per person/per night.