1 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) ~ Fully Equipped Kitchen ~ Screened Porch
About Ruth Francis
We, Sam and Ruth Francis, are the owners and hosts of eight rental properties in Georgetown, Maine. We have four wonderful grown sons and are proud grandparents. We worked for years to finish our timber frame dream home at the tip of the peninsula. We now enjoy our role as pastors to a growing church in Bath, Maine.
Ruth Francis purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Ruth Francis chose Georgetown
We purchased this unique fifty acre property with its half mile long peninsula over thirty years ago. Since then we have lived here and operated a traditional wooden boat shop. Over the years we have built six charming cottages, as well as, converted a Sailor's Loft to a rental with breathtaking, panoramic views. We also, offer the home that we first built and lived in to renters, with it's ideal location at the tip of the peninsula with deep water frontage and a private dock. We have added other touches to our property with a garden house, ten slip boat dock, a hiking trail and clearings for fishing and picnics.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages are situated to allow privacy but also to maintain the quality of the open, natural spaces. Each cottage overlooks the marsh and adjacent Back River which flows off the mighty Kennebec and Nature Conservancy land beyond.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We just loved the nature surrounding this adorable cottage. We were able to relax even with two kids 4 and 7 years old. Just sitting out on the screened in porch was a vacation (amazing view of the water!). The cottage itself is so cozy and has everything you need. The owners are very welcoming and very easy to reach.
Best Cottage we’ve ever stayed in!
This cottage is just perfect! Clean, very comfortable, and privacy galor! There’s cottages in the area they are just set up perfectly. And, you don’t have to travel far to experience great areas of Maine. We were up there during the week of July 4th and it was so quiet, even on the holiday which was very nice. Such a fantastic vacation!!
Absolutely wonderful 41st anniversary getaway!
Absolutely wonderful 41st anniversary getaway! My wife and I enjoy the state of Maine in the fall .The Back River Cottages are in beautiful Georgetown, Maine and nestled amongst the pine and deciduous trees . Our cabin was quite secluded with views of the Back River .........we spent much time on the screen porch enjoying good food and drink with a peaceful serenity and all the comforts of home .Sam and Ruth Francis, the owners and managers of the cottages have passed the torch to their son, Chris and his wife, Katie. They were the perfect host and hostess. Our only regret was not having more time .....we only had two nights ..... a week would have been so much more enjoyable.
This cottage is the definition of tranquility. It is nestled in the forest with an amazing view of the river from the screened in porch. We spent the weekend reading books in complete silence (something we normally get very little of with two small children at home) and popping into the many local towns to bump around the antique shops and eat amazing seafood meals. We highly recommend it and will be visiting again!
We had an amazing stay. The Sheepscott cottage was wonderful for my wife and 2 year old daughter. The best part of hte cottage was the screened in porch. We enjoyed our morning coffee and evening conversation there. The cottage was secluded enough to feel like we got away but also close to a lot of fun day trips. Ruth was a wonderful and helpful host.
Clean, quiet, peaceful cabin!
If you are looking for a clean, quiet, peaceful getaway this is the place for you! My cabin was cozy, well maintained and away from the stresses of traffic and noise yet close to the Maine amenities I came to see. Reid State Park and the city of Bath is less than a 10 minute drive in opposite directions. My dogs and I really enjoyed the nearby hiking trails, the views and overall peacefulness of the Back River Bend cottages. Ruth is a gracious, helpful and friendly host. I really enjoyed my time here and would come back again.
Within 15 minute drive to: Reid State Park, known for its uncrowded sandy beaches and rocky cliffs; Five Islands Seafood, known for their shore dinners and lobster rolls served dock side in one of Maine's most picturesque harbors; Maine Maritime Museum, housing local marine artifacts dating back to 1607; and antiquing, over 25 shops within a short drive. There is a hiking trail at water's edge and a nearby deep water dock for fishing, swimming or to tie up your own boat.