Welcome to Kendall Farm Cottages in Perry, Maine

This forty-five acre farmstead on the easternmost lake in the US has been in my family for five generations. My father, Bill, and I honor this legacy in a way that preserves this beautiful environment and allows our visitors to relax, refresh and rejoice.

Our lakeside cottage, event barn, waterview RV spot and rambling cape house on Passamaquoddy Bay are quiet places where visitors reconnect with what is really important – nature, family, yourself.

– Georgie, Bill and Seamus

2024 Rhubarb Festival -- Think Pink!

Perhaps the most misunderstood, under appreciated vegetable gets its due the first Saturday of every June at Kendall Farm Barn.

2024 RHUBARB FESTIVAL — Think Pink!

Saturday, June 1, 2024
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

2024 Rhubarb Festival Poster with a pair of boots with rhubarb coming out. Festival takes place Saturday June 1, 2024 12:00 pm - 5:00pm at 20 Kendall Lane, Perry ME. Admission by Donation.
festival-crowd

Highlights

  • Rhubarb Tastings & Competition
  • Eaters are the Judges
  • Games for Kids at Heart
  • including Rhubarb Stalk Eating Contest

Demos

  • Better Your Crust Making
  • Planting & Care of Plants
  • Preparation & Preservation
  • Mocktails & Cocktails
  • Wine Making

About Kendall Farm Cottages

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Relax, refresh, rejoice … and have fun!

Kendall Farm is located on Boyden Lake in “Way Downeast” Maine at the East Coast’s northernmost point. The farm was purchased in 1854 by my great-great-grandfather, Robert Golding. The circa 1820 farmhouse has been home to my family ever since, and its recent renovation, outlined in this Quoddy Tides newspaper article, revealed some surprising history.

At the turn of the century as more families came to summer on the lake, my grandfather and father hand-sawed ice from the frozen lakes in winter, packed the blocks in hay, and hauled the blocks by horse drawn sleds to ice houses in the cottages along Boyden Lake. By June, it would still be solid and ready for summer residents to use for refrigeration.

Today, the Kendalls are still farming – albeit on a smaller scale. Kendall Farm offers an abundance of watercress growing in a nearby natural spring, low and high bush blueberry patches and a raspberry bramble.

Our large vegetable and flower garden – tilled in this very spot for generations – is where guests are welcome to harvest flowers, herbs, tomatoes, beans and such and flowers for their tables.

  • "We had a very nice week here at Wildflower! The house was even better than imagined. The kids loved the loft and the porch, the boat house was so much fun. I am glad our friends told us about this place. My husband did his best fishing here on Boyden Lake and the canoe trips created some wonderful memories for our children. Thank you for all of your help and information and the tour of Eastport. You were the best host! We cannot wait to return next year."

    The Dillards of CT
  • "I did not know that Heaven could be found on Earth, but here it is! We had such a grand time staying in your cottage, swimming, canoeing, cooking meals and eating outdoors, finding fireflies, listing for loons. A rainy day inside by the fire was cozy and relaxing. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. However, while I sit at my desk at work during the middle of the school year and think I can’t make it to June, I will pull these memories and look forward to coming back. Thank you for all of the little touches, the flowers, the jam, the coffee. This is a special place. We wish you well. Until next summer, Blessed Be!"

    The Websters, Sonora, CA
  • "Wow, what a beautiful week we’ve had! Your cabin is wonderful – we loved having fires in the evening and relaxing in the sunporch during the morning. The setting with the wildflowers and lake is idyllic. Thank you for the bouquet, jelly and kale that greeted us – so nice! We had a great time making a couple of day trips into Canada (St. Andrews-by-the-Sea and Tea with Eleanor at Campobello-a highlight!) as well as spending quality time here reading, kayaking, canoeing and cooking lobster. We are leaving with amazing memories. Thank you!"

    The Nixon Family, Raid City, South Dakota
  • "We’ve been coming to Boyden Lake for 25 years! There is nothing to compare with “Perrydise”. We love Kendall Farm Cottages. Our cottage was perfect for us. We love your warm and accommodating hospitality! Thank you so much for letting us use your phone. Had a blast hanging out with the ducks and meeting your friends and family. We had a wonderful time . . .Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

    The Poppers of New York
  • "We cannot even begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the cottage! Growing up in Maine and missing it so much then coming and staying at your amazing cottage brought me right back to the reasons that I love Maine so much! Waking up with all of the fresh air and listening to the loons and trees was simply breathtaking! We felt so welcome!"

    Jose and Renee, Ft. Myers, FL
  • "Wow! I’m not sure where to begin. It’s been wonderful from the start and we sure did manage to cram a lot of memorable moments into just 7 short days! Time just flies by here at Kendall Farm. We managed several excursions to Reversing Falls, Lubec, Camopbello and of course our favorite place, Eastport! We enjoyed many delectable meals, ate lobster galore and met some fun and friendly people. Best of all was the time we spent reading books, playing Scrabble, and just hanging at your little piece of paradise."

    Laura and Pedro, Rochester, NY
  • Memories made with great people! On our bucket list: loons, lobsters, hikes, garlic scapes, rejuvenation, feeling completely relaxed, enjoying the best sleep ever, embracing ourselves with all of this beauty, floating on Boyden Lake, watching the raspberries ripen. What a time we have had here, Georgie. Sharing your heritage, your garden, and your life with us…this place is wonderful!

    Lorraine & Jenny, Virginia Beach, VA
  • What a wonderful cottage to relax and decompress. We loved watching the lake with cocktails every evening. Listening to the loons, eagles and owls throughout the night was hauntingly beautiful. Floating in the water with my puppy, Lily, was so relaxing. We love it here! Thank you so much for your hospitality. I will definitely let friends and family know about this special spot.

    Charity and Robbie, Calais, ME
  • We had an amazing time relaxing, fishing and enjoying this beautiful spot. We both really feel at home here and are sad to leave after two weeks. Thank you for all of your hospitality and we look forward to seeing you again in years to come.

    Chris and Elizabeth, Robbinston, ME & New Zealand
  • As it seems many others have, we’ve fallen in love with this area and Kendall Farm, and are sorry it is time to leave. We had such a wonderful stay! We highly recommend West Quoddy Head Light State Park in Lubec, the many area coastal trails especially Liberty Point on Campobello Island, Canada, and Reversing Falls in Pembroke. We saw minke whales and seals in three different locations... But most of all, we’ve loved coming back to our cottage in Perry, being greeted by Dill & Pickle, the ducks and sometimes Seamus, your cat. Going for a swim, sitting on the deck and enjoying the view, chatting with Georgie and Bill...Learning the very cool sounds of Bill’s Model A Ford engine and horn. Thank you for your generosity and caring, Georgie, and your kind consideration for our presence here, Bill. We home to see you again sometime soon.

    Dee and Tim, New York City, NY
  • We came to your cottage seeking a refuge to write the bones of a story we never uncovered. What we got was so much more. As our days became an X on the calendar, we also began changing the course of our intention. Thank you Kendall Farm for the comfort of our cottage life that fortified our sense of belonging and the stewardship that no other venue could offer. We came unaware yet left quite prepared to challenge the status quo of being stewards of this magical place we call earth. Thank you Kendall Farm for supplying the best energy yet.

    Julianne, Albuquerque, NM
  • Thank you for the beautiful experience! The weather has been perfect. We walked the wooded shoreline at Sipps Bay and at Ganong Nature Park in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. We enjoyed mimosas on the deck by Boyden Lake. The highlight of our trip was the whale watch. Whales are such spectacular animals. Maybe for our next trip we will try to stay later in the season to see some foliage.

    Grace and Scott, New Orleans, LA
  • We absolutely fell in love with our cottage! What a spot. Serenity, wildlife, quiet, stars and morning yoga on the deck-thank you. Such beauty in simplicity. Thank you for all of your kindness, including sharing your Pirate Booty! We sure hope to return next year.

    Tom, Judy, John and the Pirates, Hingham, MA
  • A beautiful place to begin a new life…

    Robin and Emrys, Casper, WY
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