Forest Farm sits on a seventeen acre site on Orr Cove (Penobscot Bay) in Harborside. The farm was the former home of Scott and Helen Nearing of “Living the Good Life” fame. The house sits .1 miles off the Harborside road offering privacy with open fields surrounding the house and a fresh water pond. At the foot of the driveway is access to Orr Cove, a pristine tidal inlet of inspiring beauty.
The cove looks out on Penobscot Bay with distant views of Islesboro. Cape Rosier offers proximity to Holbrook Island Sanctuary, Bakerman Beach and Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Farm offering fresh organic produce and displays by several local artists. Forest Farm is close to Buck’s Harbor, Blue Hill, Castine and Acadia National Park.
The farm house is 150 years old with rustic charm, featuring a kitchen/dining area with a working woodstove and entry pantry. The furniture is comfortable and matches the rustic feel of the house. The living area is spacious and includes a large tv room and porch. Organic farmer and artist Stanley Joseph also lived here. Many of his paintings and photographs are in evidence.
Bedroom / Bathroom Details
|Bedroom 1: Double Bed upstairs||Bathroom 1: Full downstairs|
|Bedroom 2:Twin Bed upstairs|
|Bedroom 3: 2 Futon Doubles upstairs|
2013 Rates and Availability
|June 22nd to June 29th||$1,150|
|June 29th to July 6th||$1,150|
|July 6th to July 13th||$1,150|
|August 31st to September 7th||$1,000|
|September 7th to September 14th||$1,000|
- Please note that these are base rates and do not include a $135.00 administrative fee, a non-refundable weekly cleaning fee and Maine State Sales and Lodging tax of 7.0%.
- All cottages also require a refundable security deposit and some cottages require a refundable pet deposit
- Please call for rates and availability of weeks not listed