Off the well-beaten tourist track, a surprise awaits you nestled in the foothills of the picturesque Longfellow Mountains. In the lake district of western Maine, discover a jewel-like encapsulation of what rural living was like in days gone by, in a place the eighth generation of your hosts' family still calls home.
Home-Nest Farm was named by Helen Sturtevant (1838-1933), a third-generation resident of the historic farmhouse. The earliest part of the main structure was erected in 1784. The Homestead has been continuously occupied by 9 generations of one family, dating from Patriot Andrew Sturtevant (1760-1848), a Continental Army veteran of the American Revolution. This family’s published letters, journals and poetry preserve an expansive record of the property’s lasting inspiration on those who lived here over the centuries. After over three decades of operation as a vacation rental business, Arnold and Leda Sturtevant closed their Home-Nest Farm rentals in 2020, while continuing to operate the family bookstore.
We're honored to have been chosen to be included in National Geographic Traveler's select Stay List of 150 preferred lodgings in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Their April 2008 issue cites us as ...
"a place with location-inspired architecture, ambience, eco-stewardship, and an ethic of giving back to the community focusing on lodgings offering a unique sense of place."