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8 Best Farm Stays in Maine

Planning a visit to Maine? Why not enjoy a unique stay, perhaps a place where you can fresh fruits and veggies right from the garden or orchard and maybe eggs from the henhouse. Lots of properties offer the chance to get to know farm animals like goats, chickens, sheep, and horses too. These rentals are particularly ideal, whether you’re looking for a more budget-friendly glamping-style experience, a luxurious rental, or something in between.

Organic Farm, Artistic Spacious Four-Bed Eco-Loft - Franklin Organic Farm, Artistic Spacious Four-Bed Eco-Loft
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Organic Farm, Artistic Spacious Four-Bed Eco-Loft - Franklin

This rustic farm apartment is just 45 minutes from Bar Harbor and accommodates up to six in three bedrooms. It has a large deck overlooking Schoodic Mountain and Hollow but the highlight may be the kitchen as it’s stocked with breakfast foods and vegetables from the farm. You can purchase farm-fresh items and even organic homemade wine. Making it even more unique, it was converted from an art gallery and some of the sculptures and prints are still here and available for sale too. There’s a third-story cupola with skylights that’s set up for meditation or relaxing, but it also has a twin bed if you need additional sleeping space.

Crow's Nest Tiny House at Old Crow Ranch - Durham Crow's Nest Tiny House at Old Crow Ranch
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Crow's Nest Tiny House at Old Crow Ranch - Durham

This fantastic tiny house sits on a 70-acre working livestock farm and can accommodate up to four. The hosts can provide a 30-minute tour of the ranch and meat is available for purchase too. You’ll have everything you need for a comfortable stay, including kitchenette items like a small fridge and freezer, sink, and toaster oven. There’s a composting toilet and a shower too. With Portland just 30 minutes away, you’ll have easy access to shopping, dining, breweries, and a wealth of attractions in the city too.

Vibrant Mt View Apple Orchard Cottage - Sebago Vibrant Mt View Apple Orchard Cottage
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Vibrant Mt View Apple Orchard Cottage - Sebago

Located at Douglas Hill Orchard, a pick-your-own orchard that’s been operating as a farm for nearly 200 years, this cottage is more of a glamping experience, accommodating up to three guests. It’s the kind of place where you can wake up to the songs of the birds instead of traffic. You’ll be perfectly situated for enjoying nearby Sebago Lake, hiking the Douglas Mountain trails, playing on Saco River, ATVing, biking, and more. There’s a heated outdoor shower and you’ll have a unique outhouse – the host calls it “Maine’s finest,” made from a treehouse. There is a cold water sink in the kitchen that’s fed by a garden hose and you’ll need to bring sleeping bags or linens for the sofa bed and air mattress. In September and October, join the visitors for some apple picking.

Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods - Tremont Coyote's Den at the Howling Woods
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Coyote's Den at The Howling Woods - Tremont

This unique rental was built with bent maple poles in the style of an Iroquois longhouse, traditional dwellings the indigenous Iroquois used. But what really guarantees a fun stay is the “misfit farm” which not only includes a garden with vegetables and herbs, miniature horses, goats, and fowl, but a seven-acre forest with trails that wind past fairy houses and art installations. You’ll have a wood-burning stove where you can cook breakfast using farm-fresh eggs, an outhouse in the woods, and a solar shower. There’s also a full, shared bathroom in the apprentice house.

Great Goat Getaway in Southern Maine - Gray Great Goat Get-Away
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Great Goat Getaway in Southern Maine - Gray

The Woods House at Ten Apple Farm offers a farm getaway in the woods, nestled on a 17-acre property. It’s all about interaction with the animals here, with chickens, pigs, sheep, and goats. You can learn to milk, collect eggs, and even go on a famous goat hike. There’s a large garden and a small orchard too. When you aren’t on the property, you’ll be just a short drive from lakes, LL Bean, and all the attractions in Portland. Guests are welcomed with fresh cheese, goat’s milk, and eggs, along with the occasional homemade scones and other freshly baked treats. The house accommodates up to six in three bedrooms and has a full kitchen stocked with spices, coffee and tea, and some staples. It also includes an extensive library with literary classics, a collection of DVDs, old vinyl records, board games, and puzzles.

Little River Flower Farm Cottage - Buxton Little River Cottage
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Little River Flower Farm Cottage - Buxton

This Post & Beam Cottage has a rustic knotty pine interior and accommodates up to two in one bedroom. It sits on a 110-acre property that the hosts make a living from, growing flowers, organic vegetables, and the state’s famously delicious organic blueberries. You’ll have access to walks along the river and trails in the forest, and a pond. In the winter snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating are all possible. There’s an outdoor fire pit for gathering under the stars while the cottage includes a full kitchen with all the necessities, heating and air conditioning. There is no Wi-Fi or TV, so you can look forward to an unplugged stay.

Maple Moon Farm: Stay at a Historic Maine Farm - Lebanon Maple Moon Farm: Stay at a Historic Maine Farm
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Maple Moon Farm: Stay at a Historic Maine Farm - Lebanon

This two-bedroom rental offers accommodation for four in a private apartment set within a working 120-acre historic farm. The 1790s farmhouse has lots of original features like wide plank floors and exposed beams, along with modern comforts, including a new kitchen with a coffee grinder and coffeemaker, an outdoor propane grill, a pellet stove, and Wi-Fi. The homestead includes a small commercial maple syrup operation with a sugarhouse, large vegetable garden, highbush blueberry plants and berry patches, fruit trees, honeybee hives, a brook, miles of old logging roads that can be used for walks, and an outdoor fireplace, among other features. Farm dogs and free-range chickens will be roaming around too.

Oceanside at Katie Dove Beach Farm on Holmes Bay - Whiting Oceanside at the Katie Dove Beach Farm
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Oceanside at Katie Dove Beach Farm on Holmes Bay - Whiting

This three-bedroom home sits on an 8-acre saltwater farm and comes complete with a jaw-dropping ocean view and your own private sandy beach. Enjoy access to blueberries and wildflower-filled meadows along with outstanding wildlife watching, including deer that often wander by in the morning, bald eagles that soar overhead, and ospreys that fish for their meals. The rental accommodates up to six and includes a living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen with all you need to make your meals, a grill, deck, and both front and back porches. There’s no Wi-Fi but you will have a flat-screen TV with basic cable and a built-in DVD player.

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