George Perley House

George Perley House

A Homestead B&B located in Gray, Maine

Welcome to the George Perley House! Built circa 1830, the house features gardens, simple-living decor and joyful hospitality. We are a perfect stop on a long journey to any Maine destination! Our location allows easy access to Casco Bay, the foothills and the lakes region. Local attractions include The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Pineland Farms and Gray Wildlife Park. We are minutes from both Portland, Freeport, and the Lakes Region. We are popular stop on the way to Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park, and Mount Desert Island at Acadia National Park. We are a few minutes from Caswell Farm & Wedding Barn, Coolidge Family Farm, and Cunningham Farm Wedding Venue

When you stay with us you'll enjoy a full, local breakfast, and fresh, organic coffee or tea. Did we mention the night sky? So many stars! 

We look forward to meeting you and making your stay in Maine as pleasurable as possible!

As a Maine Environmental Leader, we aim to eliminate our input into the landfill. We compost food waste and separate recycling materials such as plastics and paperboard on site. We ask guests to please refrain from bringing single use plastic water bottles to the site, as well as non-recyclable packages such as polystyrene. We have great water on tap here.

See you soon!

Your hosts, Rachel Lyn & Mike

Rooms designed with colonial elegance and simplicity.

Doreen and Cole

George Perley was a representative to the Maine State  Legislature and a Selectman for the town of Gray. In 1829 he purchased the land and built the house soon after, where he and his wife Hannah, along with their six children, lived for several years.

In the 1890's the George Perley House became the Town Farm where those who suffered misfortune and had no one to care for them, could find sanctuary. In 1942, the Town Farm could no longer afford to operate, and was sold for $1,500.

On April 15, 1971, Doreen & Cole Thompson bought the house where they raised three children. In 1994, after their children had finished college, they decided to restore the house to its original condition and open it as a Bed & Breakfast. Cole and Doreen still own the house and live on the property in their saltbox cottage.

Today the house and the business is run by Rachel Lyn Rumson and Mike Joyce with Cole and Doreen as their mentors. They have installed an edible landscape and raise ducks and chickens at the homestead. Mike is a carpenter, avid sportsman and gardener. Rachel Lyn permaculture designer, educator and facilitator who loves to cook the foods they grow and forage.  

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George Perley House is just 30 minutes from Portland, 20 min from Freeport and 15 min to Windham or Auburn.  Makes it a great spot for a getaway that is not to far, or a cozy place for family to stay when visiting. It's a nice place to come if you want to pick blueberries, go hunting, or ice fishing too. We even have room enough to park a trailer. 

From I95 North, take exit 63 toward US-202/ME-115/ME-4/ME-26A. Turn right onto ME-115 E/ME-26A/ME-4 N/US-202 E. Continue straight onto ME-115 E. Turn left onto Depot Rd. Turn right onto Town Farm Rd. Turn right onto George Perley Rd. Destination will be on the right.

From I95 South, take exit 75 for US-202/ME-4/ME-100 toward Auburn/New Gloucester. Turn right onto ME-100 S/ME-4 S/US-202 W/Washington St S. Continue to follow ME-100 S/ME-4 S/US-202 W. Turn left onto ME-231 S. Turn right onto Depot Rd. Turn left onto Town Farm Rd. Turn right onto George Perley Rd. Destination will be on the right.

I just can’t express how much I enjoyed your absolutely beautiful home. Your hospitality was unbelievable. I felt like I was visiting dear friends.
— Alice, Massachusetts
Thank you for a lovely stay. The suite was absolutely perfect from the selection of hot beverages to the world’s most comfortable bed. The snowshoeing at Pineland Reserves during a fresh snowfall was great! We hope to be back soon.
— Nicole and Greg, Massachusetts
Peaceful, elegant accommodations, great food and company! Thanks for making our 25th anniversary perfect.
— Bernie and Karen, New York
A perfect hideaway for honeymooners. We loved each and every detail. Beautiful!
— Ruth and Jon, Washington
My first visit to Maine has been great! Your home is wonderful!!! Thank you so much for your hospitality!
— Tina, Rhode Island
You have a beautiful spot in Maine! Really enjoyed talking to you both. We will be back for sure. It feels like home. Thank you.
— Dick and Linda, Florida
Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay with you.Your home is truly lovely, the breakfast wonderful, and the garden beautiful. You just displaced a B&B in Nova Scotia for the #1 position of B&Bs.
— Janice and Michael, New Jersey