Acclaimed Accommodations

Six Unique Offerings

Choose from a variety of accommodations to suit your needs and preferences.

Stay in an 1850s reconstructed dairy barn, our rustic Sheep Shed cottage, our cozy, ultra private apartment, or try our fun and cozy yurt or glamping safari-style tents.

Thistledown Farm has an expansive lawn available to all guests, complete with lawn games such as croquet, bocce, horseshoes, frisbee, and more.



For families or large groups, consider Pennysworth ~ a reconstructed 1850s dairy barn featuring beautiful wide-planked walls and floors, antique furnishings, and old farm decor at every turn. You’ll enjoy the rustic elegance in cozy comfort.

Pennysworth has a cathedral-peaked ceiling,  a massive granite fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an open chef’s kitchen, dining and living room layout. The expansive open kitchen can easily accommodate multiple chefs.  Guests can spill out onto the beautiful large stone terrace that has an outdoor fireplace and huge firepit with an endless supply of firewood. The 2 private guest bedrooms & loft combined can sleep up to 8.  

Thistledown Farm’s location offers walking preserves and fresh & saltwater activities all on our quiet, dead-end road. It’s a peaceful getaway, yet close to all there is to do in mid-coast Maine.

Penny has a private, self-contained suite off the first floor. Other than her personal suite, the downstairs is an open configuration. Guests have the entire upstairs to themselves. The whole space is very large and airy.

Available year-round, unless noted otherwise. 

Udder Heaven

Udder Heaven is a separate and totally private apartment on the ground floor of  Pennysworth, offering 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and large open area incorporating the kitchen, living room, and dining spaces. Post and beam throughout, with barn board floors & walls, it is tastefully appointed with period antiques. A parlor-style wood stove, french doors, and old store counter kitchen center island help set the scene. There are 2 bedrooms, a pull-out sofa in the living area, a full bath, and a laundry room. Udder Heaven can sleep up to 6 guests, 

The front door opens onto a private, artfully designed stone terrace and garden with a gas grill, picnic table, a terrific fire pit, and plenty of outdoor seating to eat drink, and be merry.

Guests can also enjoy lawn games such as croquet, bocce, and other on the expansive front lawn.

Available year-round.


Sheep Shed Cottage

For smaller gatherings and loads of rustic barn charm, consider Thistledown Farm’s post and beam  Sheep Shed Cottage. There is a large screened dining and sitting area with a fully equipped summer kitchen, a table that can easily seat 12-plus, a comfortable separate living room space, bathroom, outdoor private hot water shower, and a sleeping loft. The accommodations are more akin to “glamping”, glamorous camping than a dolled up seaside cottage.

Sheep Shed Cottage can accommodate up to 7 guests. There is a pull-out sofa in the living room in addition to the the sleeping loft. The loft is accessible only by a ship’s ladder. Adults and kids alike LOVE it.
It is adjacent to a large stone terrace with a dining table, an outdoor fireplace, and a separate fire pit that is to die for. A croquet, bocce and other games are available just right outside the door. 
Please note,  Seasonal Bookings only from mid-May to mid-October.

Penny’s Perch

For a rustic yet comfortable “glamping experience,” consider Penny’s Perch, a cozy yurt tucked away in a peaceful and private wooded setting.

Thistledown Farm’s Penny’s Perch is a one-room, 16-foot in diameter canvas yurt in a private setting, surrounded by woods. It is furnished with a double bed, table, chairs, and a chest of drawers. Outside, Penny’s Perch has a firepit, gas grill, picnic table and an additional shaded sitting area. There is an endless supply of firewood – free of charge.

Keep in mind you are camping – so if you plan to prepare meals, you will need to bring your own cooking supplies; a cooler with ice, pots, pans, utensils, etc. There is no electricity or wifi, though cell service is available for most people.

A lantern for indoors is provided, but you will want to bring your own flashlight to get to the loo when it is dark.
There is a private hot water enclosed outdoor shower and a commercial porta-potty available for the exclusive use of Thistledown glamping guests. Both are distanced from the campsite, yet an easy walk up the path from the yurt. 

Available mid-May through mid-October.


Penobscot and Pemaquid

The Penobscot and Pemaquid glamping safari-style tents are each furnished with beds for up to 3 guests, table, chairs, covered porch with furniture, a picnic table, a gas grill, firepit, and unlimited firewood. 

The large 16×20 canvas-walled safari-style tents are tucked away in the Thistledown Farm woods, each has a bedroom, living room, and covered porch. No set-up is required! The bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed that can be separated into 2 single beds. There is an additional guest for a third person. The living/dining area has comfortable chairs and coffee table, woodstove, dining table & chairs, a table/desk for work or play and more.

Relax on the covered porch, at the picnic table, or gather around the firepit for s’mores. The Pemaquid and Penobscot have their own porch furniture and a Solo fire pit/stove. Firewood is plentiful and free.

The gas grill is shared with between the 2 tents. You need to bring your own cooking vessels, dishes and utensils if you want to cook. Basic B-B-Q tools are furnished. A lantern is provided, but you may want to bring your own flashlight.

There is an enclosed outdoor shower with hot running water and a commercial porta-potty available for the exclusive use of our Thistledown Glamping guests. Both are removed from the campsites, yet are an easy walk on the path from your site.

Available mid-May through mid-October.

“I love this place. Penny has created a true one-of-a-kind retreat that really captures the feel of the area with a rustic charm that is at the same time private, super comfortable and authentically unique. Communication is super easy and her knowledge of the area made our first trip to Maine a great experience that I will definitely come back for. (If I could I’d just move in and never leave.) Best host ever!”

Jody - Duck Key, FL