Simple, Superb, Spectacular

A magical place to gather.

Our Story

To visit Thistledown Farm is to take a step back in time to a place where life is simpler.  Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Mid-coast Maine, your host Penny welcomes you to this superb retreat to stay, to experience, and to celebrate in spectacular style.

Your host, Penny is an inveterate collector of antiques and old barn finds. After retiring, she designed and built Thistledown Farm on the Dutch Neck Peninsula located in Waldoboro, Maine. The property includes an 1850’s hand-hewn post and beam barn, a separate rustic cottage, plus a yurt and two safari-style glamping tents in the woods. Each Thistledown Farm accommodation has their own private fire pit and outdoor dining under the stars. 

Penny’s Private Preserve, plus two public ones, and a hidden freshwater swimming hole are all within a mile-and-a-half and on the country road that leads to Thistledown Farm. Stay local on the farm and enjoy kayaks, lawn games, forest adventures, and weaving lobster trap doormats. Or adventure out and explore all there is to see and do nearby in this truly spectacular part of the world.

Each Thistledown Farm rental unit has an extensive guide of area adventures, shopping, restaurants, and more.