Clary Lake Bed & Breakfast

777 Gardiner Road, Jefferson, Maine 04348
Innkeeper(s): Rick and Linda Gallion
  • Introduction

    Clary Lake Bed & Breakfast front

    Located in Jefferson, Maine, Clary Lake Bed & Breakfast is a charming 160-year-old farmhouse set between historic rock walls and tranquil woods, echoing with the calls of the loons on beautiful Clary Lake. An informal and unhurried place ruled by the restorative rhythms of nature, the setting is quiet countryside simplicity, away from tourist crowds, yet is convenient to coastal adventures. Nearby Clary Lake offers opportunities for swimming, canoeing, fishing and bird watching.

    Also, be sure to check out Rick's website for Clary Lake Woodworking School!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Rick and Linda Gallion for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Friends and family events, wedding, family reunions, bringing children to one of the local summer camps (Wavus, Med O Lark, Meddomac), family owned camps near Damarscotta Lake and Clary Lake. We're half way between Boston and Bar Harbor for a night over. People looking for a less busy environment around the coast between Booth Bay and Camden.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We're best known for your peaceful, beautiful landscape, rooms with great bathrooms with whirl pool tub or soaking tub, walk in showers and tasteful country decor. We're a five minute walk to Clary Lake for fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. And we have been told the best pancakes, muffins, and waffles in town.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Our guests say they come to experience the beauty of Maine as well as: visit the coast and beaches, kayak or canoe, hunting (turkey, deer, moose), fishing, do antique hunting, visit local art galleries, and eat wonderful sea food. We have guests for special events: Lobster Festival, Spring Fiber Festival, Rockport Blues Festival, local fall agricultural fairs and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener Association-Common Ground Fair, and Ice Sailing.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Guest tell us often that they slept better here than at home and the breakfast with waffles, blue berry muffins and fresh fruits is their favorite.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Midcoast Maine interior beauty, friendliness, and home town qualities

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit the coast and beaches, kayak or canoe, hunting (turkey, deer, moose), fishing, do antique hunting, visit local art galleries, and eat wonderful seafood, local golf course

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We're a five minute walk to Clary Lake for fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    We are fortunate to be close to many local restaurants that have a range of culinary experiences: A-1 Diner in a real metal dinning car, Sheepscot Valley Store with Friday Pies (artisan pizzas), Damarscotta Grill with Sea Food and other local favorites, Shaw's Lobster Shack or indoor our outdoor eating, Primo in Rockland for cuisine rated top in the country.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? - 1. Use this vacation and travel guide to the Midcoast region of Maine With panoramic views every where you turn, Moon Travel Guides helps you find the best sights and activities the area has to offer. - All along the Mid-Coast, you'll discover seaside resorts, charming villages, ... The Guide to the Wild

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Clary Lake Bed and breakfast has three guest rooms, one with private bath and sitting room and two with shared bath and shared sitting room.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do allow pets.

  • Morning Cuisine

    Clary Lake Bed & Breakfast dining tableWake up to a delicious continental breakfast you can prepare at your leisure. Or, be served a delicious country breakfast of:

    • Fresh blueberry muffins
    • Home baked breads
    • Fruits
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Juices

    Hot Entrees

    • Wild Maine blueberry pancakes
    • Eggs Benedict
    • French toast
    • Omelet
    • Waffles
  • Directions

    From I-295Clary Lake Bed & Breakfast lake

    1. Exit #51, Hwy.126 east in Gardiner
    2. Hwy 126 is Gardiner Road and will take you to the front door of the B&B
    3. The 15 miles to the B&B will take you through Gardiner, over the Kennibec River, through Pittsfield, past St. Dennis Church, past 218 junction, Whitefield School and the Post Office
    4. Clary Lake B&B is the yellow farm house with green shutters on the left, two miles from the Post Office

    From Coastal Hwy. 1

    1. Exit at Newcastle - 215 North
    2. Hwy. 215 will take you to Gardiner Road (Hwy. 126)
    3. Be careful to watch for the turn for 215 at the junction with Hwy. 194
    4. Continue 10 miles on Hwy. 215 to Gardiner Road (Hwy.126)
    5. Turn left and travel 1/2 mile to Clary Lake B&B, the yellow farmhouse with the green shutters on the right