Rachel Lyn & Mike


Welcome to the George Perley House - an elegant country homestead B&B located in Gray, Maine. Built circa 1830, the house sits on 12 acres of woods. We combine simple country decor with all the amenities of modern living - the perfect balance between quiet relaxation and fun activities.

Minutes from both Portland and Freeport, the homestead has flower gardens, permaculture gardens, ducks, chickens and forest trails a few steps from the property. We are located one mile from Pineland. It is easy access to the seashore as well as the lakes and mountain regions of the State of Maine.

When you stay with us you'll enjoy a full country breakfast such as Belgian waffles with Maine blueberries and maple syrup, or a home-grown breakfast inspired by our gardens.  

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

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. 

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