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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Staying in a cottage at Philbrook Farm is like turning back the hands of time. The cottages are all different, quite large, and old, with loads of beautiful architectural detail, expansive porch space, great views of the Presidential Mountains and the Androscoggin Valley. If your great-grandparents had a place in the woods, you might be lucky enough to have experienced something like this. What to expect? Your kitchen might have a cast-iron sink, a wood stove (but probably an electric one, too), a very old frig, etc. You'll have a hard time locating the few electric outlets. You'll have to make sure that the screen is in good repair before you open each of the many, many windows; things are kept up but these are very old places, and everything will not be perfect. No TVs, virtually no radio or cell phone reception. If you are afraid of bugs, get upset at hearing something mysterious scratching under the house at night, etc., find a more modern setting. But if, like us, you actually like to go back in time, the rewards are huge. There are thousands of acres of woodland there for the hiking, fields and streams for the walking, berries for the picking, and even a lot of pretty good casual restaurants in nearly communities like Gorham and Berlin, NH, and Bethel, Maine. You might even see a black bear or a moose. You'll meet fourth-generation innkeepers who are performing national service by keeping this living museum alive and letting you stay there, and very inexpensively, too.

Date of stay: August 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Maura K
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

We stayed at the Philbrook Farm Inn for one night in late June. We knew that it wasn't a hotel or an extremely nice B&B, but we weren't expecting what we got. Ann greeted us at the door, and she was very nice, but the floorboards on the deck are rotting (and she even told us!), although the view and the front garden are lovely. The rooms are styled very old-fashioned, which is to be expected, but there is no WiFi (which is also somewhat expected) or even a television or ironing board. The bathroom is very dated, and the shower is just a head attached to a clawfoot tub with two seperate handles for hot and cold. In the closet next to the toilet, there was a brick, and even some dirt around the toilet, and the paint on the cabinets was chipping. Ann, however, does serve dinner around seven o'clock, which is nice for an inn. It was a several-course dinner, but some things, like the baked beans were canned, and only water was served.The dessert was delicious, and the breakfast was OK- muffins, bacon, juice, etc.
Overall: With renovations and a good cleaning, the Philbrook Farm Inn could be a great, quaint inn.

Date of stay: June 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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5  Thank devontastic
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

First, we didn't stay at the Inn itself, we stayed at the three "cabins" on the hill. Norman Bates, eat your heart out. The houses were family homes built in the 1800's, and they don't look or feel like they have been cleaned since then. Aside form the creepy glass man in the "Do not enter room," where the door never shuts and he watches u as you walk by to the bathroom, it is peaceful and there are some nice scenic landscapes. But with horseflies the size of birds, ticks in the house, and in the beds, spiders the size of crabs and parasitic microbugs in the beds too, we would not wish to return. Maybe it was the time of year, but the houses should be condemned or at least a historic museum. Please, if you go, try the Inn ONLY; at lease the surrounding area was enjoyable. Sorry Philbrook, we like the outdoors, outdoors. Oh one more thing, dead rodents are not floatation devices. Yes they have a pool.

Room tip: Do NOT stay in the
Date of stay: July 2010
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5  Thank Zyniker
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Reviewed 1 February 2011

Ann and Larry are the best hosts. They will do anything to make your stay perfect. This early 1800 B&B is so charming.. A lot of history in this house.
This is the first Inn that I have stayed in that serves you a 3 course dinner as well as a very hearty breakfast. Traditional Yankee Fare. Saturday nights meal; Ham, soup, baked beans, rolls, brown bread and dessert. Everything is homemade!
This is a great place to hike, snowshoe and cross country ski. They have trails starting from their front door. The mountain views are fantastic.. Thank you Ann and Larry, we will be back.

Date of stay: January 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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5  Thank abenaki11
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

The Philbrook Farm Inn is as lovely as the pictures on their website. Old, old home that has been in the family since the early 1800's. Still family owned. One of the best parts is the food. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price for the overnight. We had pot roast the first night and could have cut the meat with a toothpick--so tender. Great veggies. Eggs cooked to order at breakfast. A neat assemblage of people were staying there, so visiting with them was fun. I'd go back if it weren't so far away from Oklahoma.

Date of stay: October 2010
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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2  Thank peppersm0m
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