Popham Beach B&B Stonehouse Manor
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Popham Beach Bed and Breakfast at Stonehouse Manor is on the National Register of Historic Places, offers a unique ocean and country retreat at historic Popham Beach, Maine, offering year-round serenity in a private, peaceful setting. It is centrally located between Boston and Acadia National Park on the shores of Silver Lake, where the majestic Kennebec River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Endless pristine white sand beaches to walk. Explore Fort's Baldwin and Popham as well as the 1607 historic Fort St. George Settlement site. Enjoy sailing, kayaking, canoeing, world class striper fishing, lighthouse tours or hike Phippsburg's many trails. Observe wildlife in abundance in natural settings, see seals, herons, eagles and ospray, and leaf turns. Site location of Hollywood's "Message In A Bottle". Featured in House Beautiful Magazine.
Stonehouse Manor is the Popham Beach Bed & Breakfast specializing in weddings, receptions, family reunions or just make Stonehouse Manor your home in Maine. It is the ideal spot for your whole family to be together and yet find their own spot to rest and relax. A multi-generational home away from home. Plan your family reunion or special gathering now.
We welcome you to experience the comfortable elegance of this 19th century residence in historic Popham Beach with spacious grounds and gardens bordering Silver Lake where the majestic Kennebec River meets the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the architecture of years gone by. Experience the beauty of leaded stained glass windows, oak pocket doors, fireplaces and much more in this National Historic Registered seacoast cottage offering spacious accommodations, all with private baths and water views. Each room offers the privacy and amenities that make this your home away from home, offering an interlude that you will long remember.
Stonehouse Manor will be your refuge from life's stresses no matter the season. When Spring comes to Popham, SM awakens to the warmth of the lengthening days and the rebirth of Maine's flora and fauna. Summer provides swimming at the lovely sandy beaches of Popham Beach, water sports of all kinds, surf or charter boat fishing, golf or tennis, hiking, biking, birding, whale watching and a myriad of summer stock theatre selections. Fall surrounds Stonehouse Manor with a spectrum of autumnal color contrasting with the clear blue of the skies, ocean and lake. The crisp air will invigorate your senses as you partake of nature's splendid palette. Snowy Maine winters cloak SM in a white, powdery blanket inviting you to a cross country ski excursion at the front door or a walk on the clear sandy beaches. Skate on the glass-like ice of Silver Lake near a fire for toasting marshmallows. Or try for a nice brook trout through the ice. Upon your return, a crackling fire awaits you in the drawing room to warm your heart and hands. All year long you will find Stonehouse Manor a delightful experience.
If you have visited in the past, we look forward to your return. If we have not had the pleasure of your company as a guest in our home, we welcome your first visit.
Activities and Attractions
Within walking distance of Popham Beach and Fort's Baldwin and Popham
1607 Historic Fort St George Settlement Site
Endless white sand beaches
Filming Location of Movie Message In A Bottle
Featured in House Beautiful Magazine
Great Fishing-record stripers
Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Cruises are available
Croquet, Badminton, or Bocce Ball on the lawn.
Maine Maritime Museum
Hiking Trails, Bird Wathing
Duck Hunting, Ice Fishing
Maine State Music Theatre Summer Season
Bowdoin College, Hyde School
Stonehouse Manor was built in 1896 by architect Harry Hilton for Charles H. Ingraham of Providence, Rhode Island. Portugese masons came up by boat from Providence to build the unique structure. Ingraham was a retired banker who had spent many summers and some winter months at Popham. Ingraham purchased the original farmhouse and kind from the Irvings and after Stonehouse Manor was built he tore down the Irving Farm House which was, at that time, the oldest home in the region.
Stonehouse Manor, still one of the most unique homes in the area, is situated on a high elevation of land. The Manor looks out over sloping green fields, a fresh water lake, and a strand of trees to the blue waters of bold ocean from Small Point to the mouth of the Kennebec River, dotted with islands such as Sequin, Pond, Wood and Fox islands.
This grand old manor has its lower portion of the house made from fieldstones closely cemented together while the upper portion is of wood.
The third and current owners, the Dennis family, decided to open it up for everyone in the summer of 1996 after having it as their private residence for several years. Jane and Tim enjoy their role as innkeepers and host of this impressive estate.
Weddings & Special Events
Let us help you with all your wedding needs.
2011 is our sixteeth year of helping couples with every aspect of their special day.
Begin by calling and speaking with our Wedding Facilitator to see if Stonehouse Manor is the right place to host your special day. Currently booking for 2012 & 2013. Dates still available
Weddings at Stonehouse Manor at Popham Beach provide a unique venue for the couples who are looking for a very personal, individualized wedding day. Current guidelines are in place to ensure a smooth stressfree, unforgetable wedding day for both the couple and their guests. While their is no set ending time at our weddings, their is an ending time for loud amplified music. Weddings usually last on average 10 - 14 hours. After the loud amplified music stops it is usual for a bonfire and evening buffet to take place. By this time guests typically feel relaxed and right at home and do not want to leave.