Modeled after an authentic, turn of the century village depot, Payson Hill Station is family friendly, fun and comfortable. This 2-for-1 retreat features a classic porch cottage and a lovingly restored Maine Central railroad caboose (circa 1917).
Inspired by traditional Maine vacation camps, the cottage features a lovely raised brick hearth, country furniture and wide plank floors. Casting a warm glow over a rough-sawn pine interior, the fireplace serves as a hub for all activities with connections to a generous sleeping area, dining area and porches. A cozy sleeping loft covers a third of the great room with a bathroom and reading area tucked underneath. Floor to ceiling windows flank either side of the fireplace, flooding the interior with light while providing a panoramic view of the trout pond and woodlands beyond. Pass through french doors and relax on a spacious 16'x32' observation deck. The caboose boasts a modern, fully equipped kitchen, four twin beds and a second bathroom.
See the Sights!: The original watchtower or 'cupola' in the Caboose offers spacious seating and scenic views of the surrounding woodlands and farm.
We are located in the scenic farm community of Knox, Maine and only minutes away from coastal Belfast and Penobscot Bay, the Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area and beautiful Lake St. George.
Ski, snow tube and toboggan at Camden Snow Bowl approximately 35 minutes travel time.
Play golf at Country View Golf Course, only 15 minutes by scenic country roads.
This is truly a Special Place!: Meet 'Priscilla','Myles' and 'Abigail' our comical trio of Pilgrim Geese and our handsome flock of barnyard chickens - you're always welcome to join us at feeding time or to gather eggs.
And nothing fascinates kids more than Baby Chicks - let us know in advance and we'll try to schedule a hatch to occur during your stay!
A healthy variety of delicious, farm fresh produce is grown here in season; high bush blueberries, apples, snow peas, tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn and pumpkins.
During your stay, you're are invited to enjoy a complimentary, fresh-baked pie or breakfast muffins from our country kitchen. Quench your thirst with fresh, cool water drawn from our granite-ledge drilled well. Fresh apple cider is available to our guests from early Fall on.
Fresh, succulent Maine lobsters are plentiful and available locally at very reasonable prices. If you like, we can show you how to cook it or we can prepare it for you!
*Ask about our delicious clambakes and home-cook
Rainy day? No Problem!!!: Not to dwell on the negative, but hey... not every day is a Sunny day!
For your enjoyment, the Depot is stocked with a variety of good books and magazines to read, board games (checkers anyone?), cards, a cribbage board and the free use of videotapes, DVD player and Direct TV.
While relaxing indoors on a cool or rainy day, why not take off the chill with a cozy fire?