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A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

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A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

For a number of reasons I was not allowed to post a lodging review of the Humble Farmer B&B on Trip Advisor. The available number or rooms, etc are valid reasons, but we stumbled upon this place run by two really great people and it is important to me that I tell folks about it. I also have a reason to encourage business for this place, and that is, that I bought my stay for a pittance from "Bidding for Good" auction site. My husband and I really enjoyed our 2 night stay with Humble and his lovely wife Marsha and wanted to repay them for donating to the Penobscot Chamber of Commerce last year. Robert (Humble) is a Maine native with a number of eclectic talents and skills, and Marsha, a retired elementary school teacher has the skill necessary to deal with Robert. She is a great cook as well with home baked goodies, etc. She has a very interesting job with the Wyeth clan and that has enriched their home with multiple art works, and enriched our stay.

Small farm basically woods and fruit trees. Beautiful rhubarb when we were there, and cattle. Lots of old cars in the garage and out front advertising the place. It is best to look at Bob's The Humble Farmer B&B website before booking a stay. I knew that my husband would enjoy Robert's humor and he did. I'll try to get some pictures of ours attached but the web site tells the story.

The B&B is an attraction in itself more than a B&B. Great people, great location near Rockland, and other points of interest. Near a couple of good restaurants. They have 3 rooms, but usually rent only the large windowed one overlooking the orchards. Private bath of course and a queen and twin bed. Wyeth's prints on the walls as well as originals by family members. Nothing to do there for kids however but room in a couple of upstairs rooms if necessary.

While we were there we visited the local church where an extraordinary classical guitarist gave a great concert. Name? Got to find the disc and give the man credit. During the rainy day we went to Farnsworth Museums, the Wyeth annex featuring items from the Wyeth's personal collections at present, and the Olson House (Christina's world). We also had a good "German Meal" at the Happy Clam four miles up the road. They really should emphasize the German entrees. Seafood, albeit great , is everywhere and so is Italian, but German? A treat for me. Another place I could not add to my reviews unfortunately. Of course a light house, which was in the Gump movie I am told. Despite all the attractions one gets a feeling that they are really seeing Maine. We go to Maine because we have grandchildren there and since they are in Bar Harbor, this was a refreshing change. I recommend it for those of you who love art, and have a corny sense of humor. Can accommodate children but not much for them to do if the cows are not around, but B&B's are not really designed for the kids are they?

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1. Re: A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

The Humble Farmer is really Robert Skoglund:

http://www.thehumblefarmer.com/

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2. Re: A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

Yes, and... ... ? Did I mispell your name? I guess I left it out didn't I? Good thing you got your web in. I enjoyed reading it more when we returned than before.

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3. Re: A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

What lighthouse did you visit that was in the Gump movie? Will be

in Rockport area August 1-6.

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4. Re: A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

It is called Marshall Point lighthouse, and you cannot go into it. It is a lovely scenic spot however, in Port Clyde. Rockland and Rockport. I think the closest town is Rockland. Lots of wonderful things to see there if you like aret. We enjoyed seeing the Olson house which was included in the tickets for the Farnsworth, but it is not in Rockland.

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5. Re: A unique stop off on Port Clyde cape near Rockland

I must clarify my comments about this B&B not being for kids. I don't want to discourage any one from staying with Humble. I think you'll be glad if you do stay there. B&Bs in general do not offer attractions for kids, but actually this one being a farm is quite relaxed both inside and out. The kids would (I think) be free to run around the yard and Humble is building a tree house. Inside the B&B portion of the house there is not a problem of delicate furnishings and that is a plus with kids. Besides the main rental area there are separate overflow rooms upstairs, and the main room has a queen and a twin, ideal for one kid. Humble has a great model T truck to ride around in, and a number of interesting things on his property. I was really speaking of my grandkids who are early teens and I felt might be bored. Humble tells me that they have toys, and Marsha is very patient and used to kids (a big one anyway).

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