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Green Head Forge-Inspiring! Walk to Town, Family Friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5

Green Head Forge is on 3.5 beautiful acres on the outskirts of Stonington in a comfortable family neighborhood.

It's nestled in the woods among granite ledges and lichen-covered boulders -- there is even an old quarry on the property! There's lots of privacy and winding paths to explore.

Green Head Cove is at the end of the street, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque spot than this for launching your kayaks, swimming (brrrr!), or picnicking on the rocks while watching the lobster boats come and go.

Walk a little farther along the cove to Green Head Lobster Company for live lobsters right off the boat! We're just a short walk through the woods to the Farmers' Market on Fridays at the Island Community Center, or head into the village for shopping, art galleries, friendly restaurants and the ice cream parlor, or the Opera House for movies and live shows.

Visit the library or the Community Center for internet access. And don't miss the mail boat to Isle au Haut, or take another scenic boat tour!

The original owners of The Forge were dear family friends, Jack and Harriet Hemenway, who ran the forge and studio. Many examples of Jack's fine iron work remain in the cabin and around the grounds.

We have remodeled the studio into a rustic yet very comfortable two-bedroom cabin featuring a modern kitchen with soaring ceiling and large windows overlooking the trees and gardens.

A microwave oven and coffee pot are included, along with all the cooking equipment you'll need for your stay. The living room has a lobster-trap coffee table, cozy seating, and lots of light from more tall windows.

The bedrooms and bathroom with shower are upstairs. The master bedroom also has a cathedral ceiling and tall windows that make you feel part of the outdoors -- you'll catch glimpses of the harbor and houses along Green Head Cove.

The second large bedroom has a double and a twin bed plus a real treat: a back door that opens onto a little bridge to the yard, where you can sit among the granite boulders and listen to the birds.

In addition to the two bedrooms, we have a cot and an aero-bed available, as well as a port-a-crib and highchair on request.

Our property is a rustic oasis, a peaceful get-away in the fragrant woods.

Please give us a call or email for more information.

Keywords: Comfortable, cozy, rustic,

More Details

Wilda Eaton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Wilda Eaton

We are Richard and Wilda Eaton, lifelong residents of Stonington. Richard is a direct descendant of the first settler of Deer Isle, William Eaton, in the 1700' s. Wilda's family have been fishermen on the island for generations. Richard loves to play golf and enjoys the summer tournament at the Island Country Club. We have a son, Chris, and daughter-in-law, Morgan, who have three children. Our daughter Pam and her husband Andrew have two children. Wilda loves gardening, tending both vegetables and flowers. We are active volunteers on Deer Isle's Memorial Ambulance Corps and the American Legion. And, of course, we always enjoy spending time with our family and friends.

Wilda Eaton purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Wilda Eaton chose Stonington

The Forge is on a beautiful 3.5-acre site on the outskirts of Stonington. It's nestled in the woods among granite outcroppings and paths to explore. My husband was one of its builders back in 1972, and the owners were dear family friends, who ran the forge and studio. Many examples of the fine iron work remain in the cottage and around the grounds.

What makes this cottage unique

Our property is an oasis, a peaceful get-away in the fragrant woods. It's just a short walk to the village and the waterfront, a picturesque cove filled with lobster boats and pleasure craft.

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you so much for the wonderful review, I look forward to seeing you again next summer.
Jun 2013
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Stonington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib available on request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Green Head Forge-Inspiring! Walk to Town, Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

We loved the Forge! A gem, clean, cozy and very peaceful. Nice spots to sit outside and enjoy.

  • 5 of 5

Wish we had more time, the weekend went too quickly-will definitely return to this great spot. Beautiful fresh flowers in the house greeted us and the lupines were in full bloom! We felt at home right away and enjoyed every minute. Nice to walk around the property area and in to town. Deer Isle is just beautiful, our first trip. Thank you to Wilda and Richard, our helpful hosts. It was fun to see traces of the artist that had worked here. Outside at night, wonderful stargazing. Look forward to a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to meet you and your family, Glad you enjoyed your stay in Stonington, look forward to your return! Thank you and come again 😃
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Forge. Being "off the grid" was just what we needed. Have been to Stonington many times before but really loved being close to town and the beach. We hiked the Island Heritage Trust trails and enjoyed packing a lunch and finding a beautiful spot to have it. Did our mailboat trip to Isle Au Haut to hike. One of my favorite days of our trip. We had perfect weather. My most favorite of all were the stars!!!! We could watch them outside and then again while lying in bed. Try to plan your time there around a new moon. Thank you Wilda for sharing your place with us. Thanks for letting us have our black lab Kiva . The home is private and comfy. At first I didn't know about the no tv or cell phone but I loved it. Should happen more often!!!! Hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unplug in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We had a restful time unplugging in beautiful Stonington, ME with our two young children at the Greanhead Forge. Wilda was super friendly and helpful. The Forge is conveniently located near Brooklin, ME and Acadia National Park. We could easily walk to town, enjoyed "Mini Village," the Penobscot Bay Resource Center touch tank and informative staff, and felt like locals at Harbor Cafe. It's a quick drive over to Sand Beach and Burnt Cove Market. The Master bedroom's corner windows give a breath-taking view of the stars at night. Beautiful.

We highly recommend taking a private guided tour with Walter Reed on The Gael--we learned about the lobster business and saw bald eagles, harbor seals and much more. One of the highlights from our trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boring, Oregon

Great week in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay this past week visiting our daughter. Three generations had a relaxing time staying at Green Head Forge. The location was so convenient for a walk or short drive to town, and yet had a very private feeling. We were all very comfortable, and found everything we needed for our week in Stonington.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful woodland

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time here with our three small children. They loved exploring the woods in the garden, picking wild blueberries for breakfast pancakes, and playing on the rocks and exploring the tide pools just over the road from the cottage. We also enjoyed the peaceful sand beach which is lovely for swimming, a boat trip from stonington harbour and we drove to Acadia National Park one day which was amazing. The cottage is rustic and cosy, and is set right in the woodland with lovely big windows. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beauty

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August with our 3 year old daughter and had a wonderful vacation. Our daughter could have spent the entire week happily picking the berries on the property. The house is secluded and private, but conveniently located. We walked to town and the farmers' market, and made short drives to Sand Beach, Red Barn Farm, and the wonderful trails throughout the island maintained by Island Heritage Trust. Our daughter loved the model of the quarry operations at the Granite Museum, and we enjoyed cooking in the Forge's kitchen as well as eating out in town. Wilda is a wonderful caretaker of the property. She has great information about Stonington and the island, and she generously gifted us with fresh vegetables from her garden. We will stay at the forge again the next time we visit Maine!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
bangor int airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Island Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Stonington walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposit required at time of reservation, 3 week cancellation required for full refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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