Beautiful in all seasonsMy aunt made linoprints of the farm during the 30 years she lived here. This is the kitchen door.
Stearns Hill Farm
Hosted by Ellen
Ellen is the host.Ellen is a superhost.
7 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
7 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing stay with views from every window. This is an agrarian landscape essentially unchanged in 150 years. Eight generations of our family have lived and farmed here. The farm is listed on the National Historic Register.
Visit the goats in the field. Ask for a tour of the historic barn. Hike, swim, and paddle in the nearby White Mountains National Forest. We offer personal advice about places to see and routes to take.

The space

All rented rooms are on the second floor. There are several options:
1) There is a private bedroom with a double bed. ($50-$58 double occupancy).

2) A second private bedroom with a double bed ($50-$58 double occupancy) adjoins two additional rooms with a sofa bed, a single bed, and a floor mattress. All three sleep one person and cost $20 per bed. Privacy is restricted, but this can work well for families with children.

Guest access

You may access your bedrooms and the bathroom on the second story. On the first floor, feel free to visit in the kitchen for breakfast and anytime for conversation.

Outside the house: Enjoy the view from the front porch. Tours of the barn are available upon request. There are 20 acres of fields and trails through the woods. Children must always be accompanied by adults when exploring the grounds.

Interaction with guests

We can advise you on great places to explore--whether Norway's historic Main Street, local churches, restaurants, public swimming, or beautiful hikes in and around the White Mountains.

Other things to note

This is a working farm. I milk the goats in the morning around 8:00 a.m. We provide coffee, tea, and specialty beverages made with goat milk in the morning between 7:30 and 9:30.

We like to hear about your adventures and will tell you about the life we lead here.

Because of Ellen's allergies, please do not wear perfume or strong scents.


Amenities
Essentials
Washer
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 floor mattress

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years) - There is no gate at the top of the stairs on the second floor. There are too many breakable items within reach.
Check in time is 5PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - All bedrooms are on the second floor.
Pet(s) live on property - There is one cat.
Some spaces are shared - There is one bath with shower.
Amenity limitations - Rooms can be cold in the winter.

Cancellations

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Geoff User Profile
October 2017
Our stay with Ellen and Stephen was an unparalleled experience. Our night's stay served not only as a place to sleep, but as an opportunity to learn about agricultural heritage in Maine. Ellen was incredibly hospitable - when we expressed an interest in the goat farming and in the history of the house, barn and landscape, she took us on a full tour of the property, and she let us meet the goats. She is a wealth of knowledge on heritage conservation and New England farming practices, as well as on her own family's history on the farm itself, and we really appreciated the time she took to share it with us. In addition to making sure that we were warm enough on a cold night, Ellen and Stephen provided a substantial breakfast, which included warm chocolate goat's milk eggnog, a pear crumble with goat's yogurt, and coffee. We had a fantastic experience, and would absolutely return to Stearns Hill Farm.

Greer User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic one night stay on Ellen's farm. Beautiful landscape and relaxing surroundings. Great hospitality all around especially from the goats. We had a wonderful time sitting on the front porch with a stunning view. We wish we could have stayed longer!

Doug User Profile
October 2016
Went to the West Paris area for a weekend climbing trip with a few friends. Ellen was very accommodating when our numbers changed last minute. She gave us tips for good places to eat in town, made us a delicious breakfast - all in all a fun experience!

Nikhil User Profile
October 2017
The place was okay. A little bit unclean, especially the bathroom, bathtub. The bed was squeaky and uncomfortable. View from the room was good. Ellen was cooperative and made her best efforts to make us comfortable.

Stephanie User Profile
October 2017
Ellen is very sweet and thoughtful. It is an old house in a small town; an interesting experience. Was there to see the foliage and an amazing location for it. Close to the white mountains.

Karthikeyan User Profile
October 2017
Ellen is a very nice, friendly and helpful person. Myself and My friends spend weekend at her farm house and it was really beautiful cool place to stay. We are very thankful for the hospitality. The Place is absolutely nice and well equipped!. Beautiful landscape and Lovely Cattle field and amazing neighborhood. The location is really easy found and convenient!. We also met friendly person Steven in the farm house. He is very nice friendly person. Ellen provided coffee in the morning and very delicious goat milk. Myself and Friends will visit again and stay here for Sure :). Thanks a Million Ellen. You are really awesome.

Bill User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful quaint farm in a amazing location. Ellen and Stephen are very gracious hosts. Be sure to see the goats they are adorable. Couldn't stay long so missed breakfast which we are sure would have been amazing but we missed our farm and grand kids to much. :)

West Paris, Maine, United StatesJoined in August 2013
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