The 7 homes on our street were built between (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) as 'spec' housing for professionals. The street is bounded by forest and fields, so it is also home to local wildlife.
"Downtown" Orono, a 1/2 mile away, has many restaurants, 3 micro-breweries, and a walking trail along the river. It’s 2 mi to UMaine's Collins Center for Performing Arts and 3 mil to the Orono Bog/Boardwalk.
Our home is a great place for solo adventurers, couples, academics, UMaine parents, and business travelers.
For its first 70 years, the house was occupied by sisters who served as the town's midwives. Lots of babies were delivered in this house!! (Although my original plan was to have my twins here too, they were born at EMMC.)
The guest room overlooks our quiet street. The queen bed has lots of pillows and a down comforter. There are also several extra blankets in the room for your use; at least one each made of cotton, wool and acrylic.
Your room has three large windows; two that look out to a lovely yard. You'll have sole use of the full bathroom that is down the hall from your room. The bathroom also has a washer/dryer and you are welcome to use it during your stay. In the evening, stroll up to town to enjoy Orono's night life. In the morning, enjoy sipping your coffee or tea and looking out on the 4 acres of fields and trees behind the house.
Laurie will be available to help guests find their way around the area.
Teenage twins Noam and Zivi, enjoy participating in local musical theater productions, so you may hear some singing while you are staying with us.
Laurie's 'day job' is making buildings more energy efficient.
The trail along the Penobscot River is a peaceful, beautiful easy walk. There are smooth trails for walking, running, biking, and skiing through the woods and fields of the UMaine campus. Brown's beach on the Stillwater branch of the river is a wonderful location for swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking. The Orono Bog Boardwalk is a few miles away.