Poland Spring is in the Heart Of Maine only 35 minutes north of Portland. We are proud to be part of the Gems of 26 where you can explore a real working farm, tour the last active Shaker community in the world, visit Maines 1893 Worlds Fair exhibit building moved from Chicago, play golf on a historic championship golf course or wander through gardens. Whether you are planning a day excursion or looking for a place to stay and places to visit, take the road less traveled Route 26.
The Maine Wildlife Park (Gray): Home to over thirty species of native wildlife. Walk nature trails and tour expansive gardens. Enjoy the snack shack, gift shop, picnic area and more. Guaranteed to see a moose! The Park serves as a permanent home for wildlife that cannot survive in the wild and are here for their protection and healing. Open daily, 9:30-4:30pm, mid-April - Nov. 11
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Society (New Gloucester): Located within the perimeters of the only active and functioning Shaker Community in the world, the museum buildings encompass twenty-seven exhibit rooms which explore over 200 years of Shaker history. Gift Shop. Open Monday through Saturday, 10â€"4:30pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day
Poland Spring Resort (Poland Spring): Poland Spring Resort spans a vast 600 acres with an award winning golf course (the oldest golf course at a resort in the United States), 3 inns and 11 cottages. The resort offers numerous recreational and entertainment activities, water access, vacation and dining and room accommodations to suit any budget. Open every weekend, Memorial Day to Columbus Day; Open daily, in summer and winter Wednesday through Sunday.
Poland Spring Preservation Society (Poland Spring): Museum, art gallery, chapel and gift shop are housed in two buildings listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Maine State Building (originally located in Chicago at the 1893 World's Fair) and All Souls Chapel. The non-profit society conducts museum tours that focus on the history of Poland Spring, highlighting the Victorian and Gilded ages. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9-4pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Poland Spring Preservation Park (Poland Spring): In the early 1900's a state of the art Spanish style water bottling facility and spring house were constructed at Poland Spring. Tour the former bottling facility and discover the rich history behind Poland Spring Water. Open Thursday - Saturday, 9-4pm, Memorial Day to Columbus Day.
Harvest Hill Farms (Mechanic Falls): Harvest Hill Farms Farm Market sells premium brand of natural range fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork. In addition to our meat department we carry native vegetables, deli meats and cheeses, dairy products, baked goods and made in Maine products. We also focus on seasonal favorites such as lobsters, maple products, apples and much more. Family entertainment with Pumpkin Land in the fall and petting and viewing areas are available.
McLaughlin Garden (South Paris): Features mature collections of hostas, daylilies, astilbes, iris, phlox, sedum, cimicifuga, sempervivums, Maine wildflowers and ferns and over 200 lilacs all beneath a canopy of mature deciduous and coniferous trees. Explore the historic home, barn, Garden Gift Shop. This is Maine treasure. Garden: Open daily
Three Inns and ten historic cottages to chose from. The Maine Inn. All meals are served here. The relaxing lobby, large veranda, Ricks Pub, Gift Shop (open 24 hours), Entertainment, Library, and Game Rooms are all here.
The Presidential Inn Is across from the Maine Inn... a 5 minute walk. A Victorian beauty.
The Lodge is open year round 1/4 mile from the Maine Inn. Breakfast nook, gift shop and relaxing lobby. Upgraded in 2012.
The Cottages: Privacy insured. All have a full living room, snacking kitchen (toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator, silverware, and glasses), some with libraries, some with screened in porches... 2 to 5 air conditioned bedrooms. Minimum 4 People.
The accommodation types are varied. All our rooms are immaculately clean and nicely, but simply furnished. All bedrooms have air conditioning in the summer and heat in the spring & fall. All of the Inns have private baths, and televisions. Which building do you want to be in? Maine Inn for the extra convenience, the Presidential Inn (5 Minute walk), or the Lodge with parking in front of your door (1/4 mile from Maine Inn). If you are traveling with other couples, would you like the extra space that a cottage offers?
You may choose to do everything or nothing!
18-hole Donald Ross golf course
Three grass tennis courts (like Wimbledon!)
Oversize outdoor swimming pool & deck
Three grass bocce courts
Huge putting green
Poland Spring Preservation Park
Shuffleboard courts & horseshoe courts
Mel Robbins Memorial Library
Mountain biking (rentals available)
Private stocked trout pond (no license needed)
Game rooms with ping pong and pool tables, indoor golf, table games, card tables, and more
Maine State Building Museum & Art Gallery
Cyndiâ€™s Dockside Boathouse! (5 minutes away)
Boat rentals: kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, and motorized fishing boats
Boat launch ramp
Enjoy great fishing
Fishing licenses, bait, and fishing poles
NEW! Rocking Horse Farm. Horseback trail riding (by appointment) (1 minute away)
Or just relax and watch our beautiful sunset!
The Links at Poland Spring was the first golf course built at a resort in America. It was designed by Donald Ross, of Pinehurst fame. It is the treasure of Poland Spring! Spectacular views of the White Mountains, velvet bent grass greens, beautiful fairways, ponds, and tees for all abilities.It is an 18-hole championship course, par 71 (6,196 yards). Slope 117.
Policies & Restrictions
Is Poland Spring a Resort? Yes, without the $500 nightly cost, the stiff formality, and the constant hands out for tips! Non smoking
Rates & Availability
We offer nightly rates, weekend packages from $79.00 per person for double occupancy. 5 day plans, Sunday to Friday from $199.00 for the entire five days. 7 Night plans too!
New! we are the closest lodging to the Oxford Casino. Open 24/7 - 22 table games and over 700 slot machines. Scheduled shuttles,
We are located in Southern Maine between Portland and Norway on Route 26. Take your best route to THE MAINE TURNPIKE MILE EXIT #63 at GRAY foloow signs to Rt. 26 North. We are 10 miles from that spot. Our sign is on your right. We are 125 miles from Boston, 350 miles from New York City, and 450 miles from Philadelphia. Driving is probably the best way of getting here. Closest Airport is in Portland, Maine and is 35 miles from our door. If arriving by air, a rental car is suggested as there are no taxis in Poland Spring.
Weekend packages from $79.00 for the entire weekend including 2 nights lodging and three meals. 3 night holiday weekend from $99.00 night, summer mid week from $179.00 7 night summer package from $210.00.