Galleywinter is an incredible place and Gail is a truly wonderful Host. The Barn is beautiful and cozy even on the most blustery of days, and the property itself is absolutely stunning! Highly recommend letting Gail's adventurous cat in for a snuggle or two and taking the opportunity to learn more about the work that Gail does on the property -- she's built such a special spot and I am so grateful that she shares it!
Hot tip: Blue Mountain Brewery is right down the road -- highly recommend hopping over to grab a bite and take in the view.
Twin Valley Horse Ranch is an incredible place, and Janice has poured so much love into providing an exceptional experience. The room itself is a work of art -- every detail is amazing and the room has everything you might possibly need (even a jetted tub!)
We arrived after dark and found the space no problem. There are playful cats all over the property (they aren't allowed in the room, but we had a great time playing with them outside!) and we woke up early to join Janice on her rounds with the animals. So fun! We fed horses, pigs, cats and goats, and got to see the beautiful ranch as the sun rose -- what amazing opportunity to learn from Janice!
Staying at Weston Pass Hut is an incredible experience. Edwin, your Host, is responsive and helpful and the hut itself is truly amazing. We drove up to the hut and had it to ourselves for an entire weekend! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could ever need -- cooking oil, pots and pans, spices, etc. and the sleeping arrangements are super cozy. The wood stove is easy to work and the woodpile is incredibly well stocked, and the views from the enormous windows are breathtaking. I can't wait to come back!
This is an absolutely unbelievable spot — we’re already planning our next trip!
Scott was an amazing Host from the start. He reached out to us to make sure we were set up ahead of our trip date, helped us rent kayaks and canoes (you rent them there!) and set us up with a big box of local firewood.
It’s a short paddle from the put-in point to the island, there are little carts to help you with your belongings, and the campsites are all set up along the coast of the island with beautiful views of the ocean, picnic tables, fire pits with grills, and nearby outhouses. We pitched our tent at site #8 (we had originally booked #4, but we had the island to ourselves — you really cannot go wrong with any of the sites), went for a paddle at high tide, and Scott joined us for a dinner of sausages and veggies cooked over an open fire.
It’s so fun to explore the island! There’s a little screened in gazebo at the end of the island closest to site #8 with a table, the coastline is teeming with rocky intertidal zone life, and we had a great time watching woodpeckers and listening to the ocean. We woke up in the morning with enough time to circumnavigate the island in our kayaks. If you’re coming at the edge of the season, bring a wetsuit so you can go for a swim!
What a fun and farmy site! We stopped by the Nezinscot Farm Store to meet our amazing Host, Gloria, and load up on cheese, bread, and cookies (all made on site) before driving to the campsite about 10 miles away. This spot is overlooking the Androscoggin River (with trails that run along it!) and is just steps away from the barn filled with friendly sheep and lambs! We had so much fun watching the animals, hearing them speed by in the morning on their way to pasture (it's an early wake up, but definitely worth it to pop your head out and watch them go by!), cooking over the campfire, and learning about all of the incredible things going on at the farm. Definitely go to the farm store and cafe for breakfast while you're here: we feasted on homemade breads, eggs, sausages and jams.