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Rachel Lyn & Mike

Innkeepers

Welcome to the George Perley House - an homestead B&B located in Gray, Maine. Built circa 1830, the house sits on 8 acres of woods. We combine simple-living decor with joyful hospitality. The homestead has flower gardens, vegetable gardens, a small orchard. We keep ducks, chickens and cats. There are miles of brilliant forest trails a steps from our door.  

We are a perfect stop on a long journey to Maine or a destination! Our location is easy access to Casco Bay, the foothills and the lakes region. We are minutes from both Portland and Freeport, and the lakes region, a great stop on the way to Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park or Mount Desert Island at Acadia National Park. We are one mile from Pineland Farms, and close to three other event venues Caswell Farm & Wedding Barn, and Coolidge Family Farm

When you stay with us you'll enjoy a full, local breakfast, 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!

Your hosts, Rachel Lyn & Mike

Rooms designed with colonial elegance and simplicity.

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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