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Beautiful setting on small organic farm

Brooksville, ME, USA
  • Apartment600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Large Bedroom, Queen Bed, full kitchen

We have a small vegan farm with organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, two ponds and woods in Brooksville, Maine on the Blue Hill peninsula. We suggest you check out more photos of our farm and our facebook page from our website at www.sweetdogfarm.org. Good location to use as a base for taking day trips. One hour drive to Acadia.

We offer a new two level self contained unit in a separate building. This has a large upstairs bedroom and lounge area with a queen bed. There is a private bath and a small full kitchen on the first floor. High speed internet.

We invite you to visit our beautiful farm and observe what it is like to live in harmony with nature.

Owner

Bob Jones

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
70%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Sep 25, 2017
About Bob Jones

Bob Jones and Doris Groves love the lifestyle of living on a small, plant based farm, with their animals (cat and dog) and trying to be more self reliant -heating with their own firewood, using their own water and growing as much of their own food as possible.

Bob Jones purchased this Apartment in 1986

Why Bob Jones chose Brooksville

Doris has lived on the farm for 30 years and raised her children there. The core of the original farmhouse dates back to 1850 and was a rough hewn cabin hauled from a nearby pond. Bob Joined her in 2012 and together they have renovated buildings, built new structures and expanded the vegetable gardens and small orchard. Brooksville is a very special place. There are beautiful woods, rolling hills, farms and a nice mix of long term residents and summer folks.

What makes this Apartment unique

Picture yourself relaxing and reading in a hammock in the afternoon sun by the pond serenaded by frogs and songbirds. Or kayaking on the nearby Bagaduce River where you will see loons, cormorants, eagles, ospreys and fur seals.(We may be able to supply two kayaks) Or walking on our back woods trails where you can look for chanterell mushrooms and listen for great horned owls, hermit thrushes and pilliated woodpeckers. Or taking a leisurely bike ride along the country roads. (We can provide bikes) Or enjoy a visit to Forest Farm (20 minute drive), last homestead of Helen and Scott Nearing, key individuals in the back to the land movement in the 1960's. Take a tour there and enjoy Monday night speakers in July and August.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Large room on second floor, queen bed, nice view of pond and woods, optional cot for a child.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • On first floor

      Theme

        • Away From It All
        • Family

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Ranai propane heater in bedroom
                • Internet
                • Linens Provided
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Outside clothes line available for use

                  Kitchen

                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      Kitchen fully stocked with utensils
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                      New gas stove
                    • Toaster

                      Dining

                        • Dining
                          Dining area in the kitchen and outside on a deck
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 3 people

                          Entertainment

                            • Books
                            • Games

                              Outside

                                • Bicycles
                                  We may have bikes available for use.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  We usually have 2 small kayaks available for use on the nearby Bagaduce river.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill

                                  Suitability

                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Attractions

                                        • churches
                                        • library
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • swimming

                                                      Notes

                                                        • We offer a different type of accommodation. Our young workers and ourselves will always be around outside doing gardening and farm chores. Join us if you like. Enjoy walks in the woods, relaxing around a fire pit in the evening. Take daily excursions to Acadia, historic Castine, the Good Life Center, hike nearby, kayak or take bike rides.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          9 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional5/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Verry nice couple at Doggy Farm. Accommodation very good and quiet. Kitchen well equipped.

                                                          Claudia P.

                                                          Everyone who would like forget "normal" live should come to this place. Bob is in addition a very good tour guide in giving hints what are the perfect tours in Acadia. We would come again, only disadvatage, we life soooo far away (Germany).

                                                          A great little place

                                                          sharlene b.

                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the farm. It's quiet, comfortable and much better than a sterile hotel room! There was even coffee and tea there for us in the morning! Your kitchen and bathroom (shower only) are downstairs and the sleeping area upstairs which worked great. Our hosts were wonderful and made great suggestions too. While it's a drive to the park, you can do other things in this area that are equally enjoyable. We had a great hike up Blue Hill mountain just minutes away, and Castine and other lookouts are very close!

                                                          Cozy Garden Hideaway

                                                          Alex S.

                                                          We had such a wonderful stay with our great hosts: Doris and Bob at Sweet Dog Farm. The second story bedroom had plenty of windows it felt like our own personal tree house! The Kitchen had all the pots and pans we needed and even some coffee and creamer for our fist morning. There is a nice little deck to enjoy the view of the pretty gardens as well, which made for a great breakfast spot. We'd happily return if we are lucky enough to be back in the area next year! Many thanks!

                                                          Alex and Leslie

                                                          Tranquil location off the beaten path

                                                          Wayne V.Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

                                                          My wife and I had the privilege of spending 2 nights here in the middle of August. We slept away the nights peacefully as it is a quiet location which is exactly what we were looking for. It is only about 45 minutes away from Acadia National Park which was the initial reason why we selected this property.

                                                          One of the owners, Bob, was always out in the gardens (it is a working vegan farm) and always took time to have a chat with you - even providing some sage gardening advice.

                                                          My wife and I highly recommend this rental property if the nightly sounds of nature and a good night's sleep is what you require. There is also a hammock in the back of the property near the pond if you so choose.

                                                          We will definitely be back when we venture back to the Acadia National Park - which by the way, is absolutely gorgeous!

                                                          Say hi to Bob and Doris for us if you chose to stay. You won't regret it.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Hi Wayne,

                                                          Thanks for staying with us.

                                                          I really enjoyed our chats in the garden.

                                                          We hope to see you on your next trip this way.

                                                          Bob Jones

                                                          Beautiful property in a beautiful part of the country!

                                                          Sarah S.Maryland

                                                          We loved our time at Sweet Dog Farm. Bob & Doris were wonderful hosts and the apartment was fantastic. It was very clean and comfortable to stay in. They were very welcoming and provided us with information about the area, as well as Acadia National Park. It was an easy drive to Acadia, as well. We're already looking forward to our next trip back here!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for the review Mike and Sarah. I enjoyed hearing about your adventure hiking up Beech Cliff. I hope you come back.

                                                          Bob Jones

                                                          Genuine welcome, lovely ambience!

                                                          Larri S.

                                                          Bob and Doris were wonderfully welcoming hosts, when we arrived after dark and just a little overwhelmed by the scenery we'd been seeing and weariness of a long day's journey. Our visiting time with them left us feeling they were friends who we just hadn't happen to meet before this. Our accommodation was simply beautiful, and the surrounding peaceful quiet was soothing after the hassles of travel and the business of Boston the few days before. The next day, Sweet Dog Farm made a perfect jumping off place for exploring the nearby area.

                                                          Location

                                                          Brooksville, ME, USA

                                                          Acadia National Park is a one hour drive

                                                          Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate
                                                          8%

                                                          Half the rent is due upon making the reservation and the balance is due upon arrival.

                                                          $150avg/night
                                                          9 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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