It was love at first
sight when innkeeper Phyllis
Truesdell was introduced to what has become Middle Bay Farm. The
old farmhouse and barn, along with a sail loft cottage, had a magnificent
view of the water and suggested a venerable history. The attraction increased
with the smell of the sea air and the changing landscape accompanying
the daily tides. Surprisingly, this tranquil coastal scene is tucked
away on five and a half acres among fields and meadows only minutes from
the activities of the college town of Brunswick. You are invited to share
the simple glories of nature in this peaceful setting on Middle Bay Cove.
Middle Bay Farm
B&B is open year round and offers four large bedrooms with private
baths in the main house and two suites, each with full
bath, living area, kitchenette and two small bedrooms, in the sail
Both the main house
and adjacent cottage overlook the waters of Middle Bay and are located
on the site of the Pennell Brothers Shipyard, which produced schooners,
barks and brigantines until 1874. Remnants of ways from which these
ships were launched still remain, mostly hidden by mud and seaweed.
The main house
was built about 1834 by Benjamin Pennell, one of five Pennell Brothers.
In 1897 it was sold to John Barnes who operated a summer boarding
house called Bay View Farm in the early 1900's. Helen Keller is reported
to have stayed here during that time. At the end of the 20th century
the house lay empty for almost a decade until 1998 when it was bought
with the dream of returning it to its former hospitality, by opening
it as a Bed and Breakfast.
Renovation began in May 1998 and in March 2000, the first guests came to
visit. I hope you will consider visiting Middle Bay Farm as well!