FARMSTAYS AT SHALOM ORCHARD
We invite you to come stay on our farm in a lovely, private apartment in the ell of the farmhouse. We rent the apartment on a weekly basis. You may participate in the farm activities or not, depending on your wishes. We are located about 30 minutes from Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park and about 25 minutes from the Schoodic Point part of Acadia National Park. We can see four “ponds”, a Maine term for lakes, for swimming, kayaking and other water sports. Franklin is located on Taunton Bay, part of beautiful Frenchman’s Bay of the Atlantic Ocean. There are wonderful mountain trails to hike nearby and the DownEast Sunrise Trail (TrailLink ID 60160820) for biking, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, crosses our road about a half-mile from our farm.
If you wish to get a real feeling for farm life, we will be glad to include you and your children in activities going on during the farm season. There are chickens, sheep and turkeys as well as planting and of course, weeding! Sometimes there are winemaking activities going on or plant dyeing of wool. In the fall, we are picking apples and making cider. Everyday is different! We can let you know what is happening during the time you are thinking of visiting.
Our Farmstay apartment offers two bedrooms, the larger bedroom upstairs and smaller bedroom downstairs. Also downstairs is a sitting room with a double futon couch, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom. Also upstairs is another sitting room which houses our extensive library. The apartment can sleep six easily and we have two twin size airbeds as well. We welcome pets and children. Television, WiFi, a VHS and DVD player are available.
Our summer rates are $125.00/night or $750.00 for a 6 night stay. We offer for sale fresh eggs, chicken, lamb, a variety of fruit and vegetables depending on the season, and our wonderful organic wines and other processed products such as pickles, applesauce and preserves.
We are proud to be an Environmental Leader in Hospitality with the Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Leaders in Lodging