Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Pond Access And Mountain Views
About Greg Purinton-Brown
Originally from NH, Heide and Greg have lived in Maine for the past 21 years and are currently running an micro dairy and diversified farm in Monroe, ME with the help of their two sons, Guthrie (19) and Oliver (16)
Greg Purinton-Brown purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Greg Purinton-Brown chose Monroe
This is an amazing place filled with beauty and life.
What makes this Cottage unique
Toddy Pond Farm offers a unique and wonderful farm stay experience where guests can see a working farm in action, visit animals and even participate in some day to day farming activities. There are many things to see and learn about here on the farm. Our goal is to help guests reconnect with where their food comes from while offering them a beautiful and peaceful place to commune with nature.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter: 21 - 2121
A truly wonderful experience!
Spent a perfect week here with my two boys (ages 12 and 14). This place is about as idyllic as you could ever imagine. A perfect guest house with amazing views and gracious hosts (Heidi and Greg) welcomed us on the first day. Then...
Swimming and kayaking in Toddy pond, personal farm tour by Greg, feeding the chickens and pigs, watching the newborn piglets, getting up close to the dairy cows, day trips to Acadia national park and Camden Hills state park, best ice cream sandwiches, exploring the farm, seeing happy cows grazing right outside our window! The kids were thrilled. We were in the pond every day! What a pleasure to reconnect with nature. Simply terrific 😁�
Michael and his sons were absolute awesome guests. It was so nice to see how enthusiastic and engaged they all were with the farm, the pond and their visit to Maine. We really enjoyed talking with Michael and his boys (such polite kids!), showing them the farm, and answering their questions. We’d love to have them come stay with us again sometime!!
so grateful for this very special place
Even better than the pictures show.
We are so grateful that we were able to stay here and experience this amazing land, the fields, pine trees, pond and animals. This is a beautiful clean farm that smells better than fresh mown grass. Is it hay? Wildflowers? I'm not sure but it is sweet and fresh.
We heard that it was brutally hot back in Boston while we were sitting in Adirondack chairs, under the pine trees by the edge of the lake, enjoying the fresh breeze while the kids were jumping off the dock and playing with Shep the border collie, or the goats that they walked down to the lake. We kayaked and swam and explored the little islands.
I thought there were going to be all kind of rules, but the farmers are so easy going. Our twins who turned 13 while there, loved it. Loved hanging out with the cows, watching the milking, feeding the pigs, collecting the eggs. We are already planning to go back next year.
The house is even better in person. Spotlessly clean and fresh. Bedrooms and bathrooms are great. The "nook" is the best bedroom in the house, a curtained off mattress sized cupboard with an amazing view. But all the bedrooms have great views and are so comfortable.
One day we drove the 15 minutes to Belfast but we regretted it. Belfast is a beautiful little city, worth a visit in it own right, but we just wanted to be back on the farm. It is such a rare place, where we were on all this gorgeous land to ourselves with only the farmers and animals there. Thank you so much to Heidi and Greg who make this very special place what it is and make it available for others to have this experience.
Teena, Greg, and kiddos! Thank you for your kind words. We so appreciated your family’s interest and and engagement with the farm and land we love. You were lovely guests, we’ll certainly look forward to seeing you again!
Fourth straight year at Toddy Pond!
This was our fourth trip to the cottage and we loved it just as much this year as we have every other summer. We spent almost all of our time at the pond and only stopped by to see the animals a little bit. Baby cows, baby goats, all cute. Enormous pigs who come running when they see anyone. At this point, the kids are older and they want to be active with hiking and kayaking and swimming until they drop, which is great. And we still love the quiet evenings on the porch and the early morning rooster calls. We hope to be back many more years.
Wonderful to have you stay with us again - so glad you guys had a good time and such good weather too! Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage and for truly appreciating this place. Hope to see you all again next summer!!
Greg & Heide
Third year at the cottage!
This was our 3rd year staying at TPF cottage and we still adore it! the house is charming and well appointed. The farm is fun and the lake (and kayaks!) are perfect for a relaxing time
An Idyllic, Perfect Week
My adult sons and girlfriend, my sister, my beau, and I spent a perfect week at the Toddy Pond Farm guest house. The beds are firm and comfortable, the rooms clean and of the right number. Two full bathrooms ease the crowd crunch. The kitchen is well equipped, with a gas grill in the patio. The large gathering/dining room couldn't be better and is equipped with cards and games; several of us napped on the day beds at various times. The pond down the hill was clear, quiet, and beautiful, with a swimming dock, and kayaks available to paddle out to the loons. We easily drove into Belfast for restaurants and history when we wanted, and gladly stayed at the house for games, reading, swimming, and more. Our friendly and gracious hosts were the best, as was watching a working family farm in action. Oh, and the dairy products! It was worth every extra penny to go through two glass half gallons of fresh milk and the same of yogurt, rich yellow-yolked eggs from the chickens wandering around, fabulous ice cream sandwiches. We didn't even dent the meat freezer!
Highly recommend for your artist retreat, your family reunion, or your couples getaway. We'll be back, for sure.
The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is situated on a working dairy farm in the small town of Monroe, just 12 miles outside of Belfast. This unique setting offers the best of both worlds - total privacy, peace and quiet on the 500+ acre farm with all the conveniences of a small seaside city just a short drive away. The farm offers hiking trails and private access to Toddy Pond for fishing, swimming and boating and Belfast offers a variety of activities and dining options as well as numerous events throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Toddy Pond Farm store to enjoy cheeses, yogurts, ice cream and a variety of other farmstead products made right here. And while in Belfast, be sure to visit all of the wonderful art galleries or take a stroll on the newly completed harbor walk. If you are looking for lobster - Young's Lobster Pound is a sure bet.