Morrill Farm Bed & Breakfast
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Are you looking for peace and tranquility? Are you tired of crowded tourist towns? Then this is the place for you! Step back in time to Morrill Farm B&B, our 217-acre working farm in Sumner, Maine. We have an old fashion rustic kitchen with an old slate sink, a wood cookstove, water pump, lanterns and icebox. In our living room we have an old victrola which is always fun to play. In winter we have flannel sheets and soapstone to warm your bed.
In the morning enjoy a full farm breakfast with homegrown bacon or sausage and fresh eggs with Pat's homemade bread.
In our barn we have lots of old buggies and sleighs and other horse drawn equipment. In addition, we have 2 barn cats, a Belgium workhorse named Lucky, 8 goats, several milking cows and several heads of cattle. Of course, we have chickens and plenty of fresh eggs.
We have miles of nature trails for your walking pleasure, or for cross-country skiing in the winter. The west branch of the Nezinscot River flows through our property and provides great fishing. Additional fishing, as well as swimming, can be enjoyed at many nearby ponds and lakes. For a great hiking day, Speckle and Bald Mountains are only 5 minutes away and provide spectacular views everywhere you look. For downhill skiing, Mt. Abram is about 20 minutes away, Sunday River is about 45 minutes away, and New Hampshire is only 45 minutes away. After you've rested up, you might like to explore the local shopping establishments located in Buckfield, South Paris, Norway, and Oxford. Driving time to L.L. Bean in Freeport is about 90 minutes.
The farm is perfect for an artist because of our beautiful scenery. We had a group of artists here last summer who painted 3 sceneries, each of different areas on the farm.
Morrill Farm B&B offers three spacious second-floor guestrooms that share a bath. There is a second bath in the main part of the house. The largest room has two double beds and room for a rollaway. The other two rooms each have a queen-size bed.
So come enjoy our farm and its beauty.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pat and Larry for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Different reasons actually, wedding, visiting family, graduations or just to get away and find some peace and quiet
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
I think that being a diversified farm is very unique -- especially for children. They love to see the small babies of every kind, goats, chicks, calves and piglets. What I love about our bed & breakfast is it is our home, it is very beautiful with the mountains around us, it is very quiet out here, and I care to share it with people who have never experience a farm before.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
We live in a very small town. Most people come to visit the farm and go hiking or swimming. Just taking a stroll around the farm is an adventure for some, especially if it is their first visit.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
It is clean and cozy.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
We are actually. There isn’t too much to do around here as far as local shops -- people have to travel to So. Paris, Bethel or Rumford which are about 1/2 hour away. Although, recently our neighbors have opened up a fiber shop with their own wool. They spin and dye their own wool. They also do maple syrup in the spring.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
They can go hiking at Bald and Speckle Mountains or go swimming in local ponds, Like I said before there are towns around us but they are about half hour away.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Crosstone is about 9 miles from here they serve great meals that are not too expensive. The local store is about 1 mile away and serves fresh lobster and fish from a Massachusett’s fishermen. The meals are huge and affordable.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
I don’t know.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
Our daughter who lives with us boards dogs in her kennel. The cost is $15 a day. Check our website for more info.
Attractions & Activities
- Canoeing (need own canoe)
- Mountain Biking (need own bike)
- A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm: Incredibly soft home grown fiber for knitters, spinners, weavers and felt artists. Also Maple Syrup
Pauline's Farm Kennel is available for traveling dogs at a small fee of $15.00 a day; kennel located on premises, warm setting. Bedding and feed must be provided by owner, current vaccines/shot records required. Pauline's Farm Kennel and Morrill Farm B&B reserves the right to refuse certain breeds for safety reasons. Pauline is a certified veterinary technician.
Well behaved children are welcome.
Places to Visit
- McLaughlin Gardens
- Celebration Barn
- Odd Fellows Theater
- Shaker Village
- Maine Wild Animal Park
- Bald & Speckle Mountains
- Oxford Speedway
- Sunday River
- Mt. Abrams
- Mtn. Washington Valley
- Evans Notch & Grafton Notch in the White Mtn. National Forest
- L.L. Bean
- North Conway, N.H.
How to Find Us
Directions from Auburn:
Take left onto Washington St. go to the fifth light to Rt. 4, take left and stay on Rt. 4 until you reach Turner. At second yellow blinking light turn left onto Rt. 117 going into Buckfield. In Buckfield look for Rt. 140 go to end take left onto Rt. 219 stay on Rt. 219 for about 5 miles take a right at store go 1 mile watch for signs Morrill Farm B&B. Take left and we are at the end of the dirt road.
Coming from Gray:
On I 95 get off in Gray exit 63 take a left, take a right onto Route 26, you are about 1 hour away. Stay on Rt. 26 till you get into West Paris, look for Rt. 219 going East, stay on rt. 219 till you get into Sumner look for our sign Morrill Farm B&B. Also watch for a Convenience Store, at store take a left, there is a big curve at this point, make sure to take a left (this is Greenwood Road). Go 1 more mile and see more signs. Take a left after second sign, we are at the end of this road. YOU HAVE ARRIVED!
Coming from Augusta:
From Augusta take Route 202 to Winthrop and take Route 133 into Wayne, go through town of Wayne and keep going till you see signs for Route 219 going West. You will cross over Rt. 4 and stay on Rt. 219. This will bring you into E. Sumner, stay on Rt. 219 till you come to a Convenience Store take a right come down about 1 mile follow Morrill Farm B&B signs. At second sign take a left, we are at the end of the road. YOU HAVE ARRIVED!