The first time I arrived at Sewall House was in the evening. I arrived at dinner time with my hosts and guests around the table having a delicious vegetarian family style meal. I felt immediately embraced by the house and the company. I felt at home. I loved that the house was furnished with the Sewall family's original furnishings and memorabilia. My room had a 4 poster bed with a rocking chair and a quilt with birds embroidered on it. In the morning coffee was ready and I got to sit on the porch sipping it before the 8:00 am yoga. I had a week of yoga 2x's a day, 3 delish meals a day, boating and swimming in beautiful lakes and backwoods swimming holes, hiking through flower laden fields with Mt Katadin in the distance and splashed over rocks through rivers with tumbling waterfalls. I was in heaven on earth!!! I also liked that there wasn't a set regimen and guests could make their own plans and schedules although everyone usually showed up at the breakfast & dinner table. I also really enjoyed the other guests who found their way to Sewall House and came from many places and backgrounds. Donna and Kent provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere and are great fun too! Donna is an amazing yoga teacher, Kent is a talented masseuse and the food is both enjoyable and satisfying. Add the pristine beauty of of nature in the Lake Country of Inner Maine and it's a place you'll find you want to return to again & again. I have 5 times!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- May through October is the ongoing season- Small personalized Yoga retreat/sauna/massage/healthy meals in an historic Bed and Breakfast in a small (Maine) New England Town, near lakes, hikes,waterfalls, an Amish community nearby, relax, renew. Since 1997- As featured in Instyle, Travel and Leisure, Yoga Journal and Shape. Over 30 years experience in the healing arts, all levels welcome. Owned and operated by veteran yoga instructor Donna Sewall Davidge (Amrita), teaching yoga and meditation since 1985, varied styles including Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga. Iyengar, Dharmayoga and vinyasa, some restorative and yoga nidra) Davidge's great grandfather William Sewall was nature guide to a young Theodore Roosevelt here, who healed from asthma and forged a lifelong friendship with his nature guide at Sewall House. Chosen top ten by Gayot worldwide two consecutive years. Come beat the crowds as we design your individualized retreat with you. Ms Davidge also holds a Masters in Nutrition and offers healthy delicious educational meals with guest chefs. Enjoy the natural beauty of northern Maine in this historic B and B reminiscent of a simpler time with all modern amenities. Wifi included. Massage and some outings (bikes/kayaks/hikes) are small additional fees. Sewall House is a great place to do yoga as you step away from the stresses of the challenges and changes of day to day life in modern times. Private rooms only - no dorms or sharing other than double occupancy. ... more less