Charming carriage house on a ridge overlooking a gently sloping six acre woodlot and cove. Meandering paths guide you through giant white pines and assorted evergreens leading to a lovely tidal cove on Taunton bay. The property is located on a private residential peninsula with a scenic commons area at the point for viewing harbor seals basking on the rocks at low tide or launching a kayak or canoe at high tide or gazing at the star filled skies in the evening. Taunton bay is a special ecosystem, home to bald eagles, blue heron, ospreys, loons and a variety of sea birds as well as the most northern habitat of the 450 million year old horseshoe crab. While on the peninsula you may likely see deer, red fox and wild turkeys. The property is ten minutes away from the Donnell Pond Preserves region, 14,000 acres of public recreational land including spectacular mountains, lakes and ponds offering opportunities for hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing. Additionally, the Sunrise trail passes through town with access to 85 miles of rail corridors converted to multi use recreational trails. For a day adventure, we are centrally located within a 40 minute commutes to either Mount Dessert Island or the Schoodic Peninsula, both regions belonging to Acadia National Park, a national treasure to explore. This is an ideal location to experience the diversity of what Downeast Maine has to offer. The owners love to share local finds with their guests and always provides extensive literature on amazing nearby galleries, events, and unique places to visit to make everyone's stay outstanding.
The owner, Kim Walker is an established Maine tile artist who for the last twenty years has been creating custom art tiles featuring themes inspired by coastal Maine's boundless natural beauty. Kim's studio is on the premises and she will be available 3 days out of the week for greeting guests and assisting with any needs that may arise. Kim loves meeting new people and sharing experiences with others and encourages guests to visit her studio and gallery while staying here. Otherwise, she will be invisible with the utmost respect for your privacy.
Locale-The town of Ellsworth is located 15 minutes away and offers amenities such as: restaurants, theater, shops including an LL bean outlet, galleries, groceries and a hospital.