I decided to book a romantic getaway for me and my girlfriend on Valentine's Day. I knew that Maple Hill was the right place because they advertise their environmentally friendly energy practices (my girlfriend works in environmental policy).
Nearly everything about the place was perfect: the beds were comfortable; the food was delicious and fresh from the farm; there was a sauna and hot tub; a personal hot tub in the room; and it was a stone's throw from Augusta and about an hour from Portland. Although we didn't set foot in Augusta, we made a day trip to Portland, which was nice, and we did go out twice in downtown Hallowell.
The town area of Hallowell is quaint and has tons of great stuff including a brew pub/restaurant, a bakery, and several antique shops and book stores. Coming from a very industrial and box-store-rife area, it was a breath of fresh air to see local businesses and family-run stores thriving. The community was absolutely lovely, and we met some great people there.
The staff at Maple Hill was just wonderful. They were extremely amiable and helpful with places to see and things to do. The innkeepers were filled with tons of good suggestions and always spared a moment to humor our questions about environmental practices and policy at Maple Hill and in Maine. The chef was soft-spoken and very pleasant always cooking a stellar meal. And, finally, the barn worker agreed to show us the chickens, cows, sheep...and lamas. Admittedly, I wasn't as excited about this as my girlfriend, but it was an experience to see them up close. It really made my girlfriend happy, and they were pretty darn cute.
All in all, we had a GREAT stay even in the cold and snow! My only complaint was that we didn't stay longer! I definitely recommend this place for a quiet getaway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our reviews say it all. Serving the Augusta Maine area, Maple Hill Farm is a small boutique hotel (an intimate country inn, if you'd like to call us that!) that perfectly combines true eco-consciousness, country serenity, relaxing comfort, and fine amenities. Surrounded by acres of rolling fields and woods, including an active bird feeder and a barn full of llamas and chickens, we were named "One of the Best 5 Green Hotels and Inns" in New England by Yankee magazine in 2017, and also Maine's first certified "Environmental Leader" green lodging establishment with a huge solar electric array plus solar hot water and its own wind turbine. Huge double whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and private decks accentuate some guest rooms. A sauna and outdoor hot tub beckon the guest to truly relax, along with full bar service, a full breakfast cooked to order, and personalized attention. EV charging stations, too! ... more less
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