Welcome to Pepper Hill Farm!
We are very happy to have you spend a little time here at Pepper Hill Farm while you are traveling the highways and byways of Maine.
Please find attached your self check in details:
You will find the farm @ 81 Elm Street (Route 73), South Thomaston, Maine 04858. Our driveway has plenty of turn around space for easy access. We recommend you enter and exit thru the south side (the paved driveway closest to the red barn). In the photo below you can see the location of our Welcome/Information Center. Please stop here when you first arrive and at anytime during your stay for area information and recommended local activities. Across from this Information Center you will find parking space HH1 which has the easiest access and is closest to all of the farm activity.
Beyond parking space HH1 watch for the HH ➡️ signs directing you to the other 3 spaces toward the rear of the property. These three parking spaces offer a more remote and private camping experience. The road passes by the pond and outdoor riding arena and towards the rear of the property where there is a wide loop for easy turn around of any size vehicle. Departing the property, please use the same driveway you used for entrance (on the south side closest to the red barn), the driveway is wider and less likely to startle the horses.
As a working farm our schedules vary based on lessons, vet / farrier visits, grain deliveries etc. Texting is the best form of communication if you need to reach us and we will be sure to say hello and answer any questions as our paths cross. The property is 28 acres, if you would like to take a walk and explore you will find trails and a riding track beyond the rear paddocks. We ask that you please keep your dogs on a leash at all times for the safety of our boarders horses.
Our $20 overnight donation (dropbox in the Information Center) includes a welcome bundle of 🥕 and the Icelandic horses will be happy to receive carrots, broken into small pieces, as a treat. We ask that you please refrain from feeding any of the other horses as they belong to our boarders and several are on special diets.
Please text reply to this email with the letter “C” and approximate arrival time 207.230.9552. By replying with the letter “C”, you not only confirm your Harvest Host reservation, but you also agree to the farm’s liability policy as written below:
I assume any such risk of injury to myself and anyone traveling with me during my stay at Pepper Hill Farm, 81 Elm St., South Thomaston, Maine. I voluntarily release Mary Jo Brink, Michael Salmon, Holly LeRoyer and their employees from any responsibility for injury, death, loss or damage of any kind to myself and anyone traveling with me while on or near farm premises. I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Mary Jo Brink and Michael Salmon, their employees and agents from any such claim.
To make your stay more enjoyable, there are a few sights and amenities in the area that we can suggest, a full list is available in our HH Information Center:
Weskeag Oyster Co. – Just 1/10 of a mile from here at 62 Elm St., The Weskeag Oyster Company sells freshly harvested oysters, self-serve, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A delicious, local treat
The Keag Store – continue on Elm Street just a little further, and before you get to the river, you will find this little store on the corner. Good pizza, Lobster Rolls, sandwiches, beer/wine, an ATM and groceries make this a handy place for almost anything you might need.
Birch Point State Park – 1.7 miles from the farm in Owls Head, you can enjoy beautiful, scenic views of Penobscot Bay.
Owls Head Transportation Musuem – .25 miles from the farm. Wonderful collection of historic cars, planes and motorcycles.
Both Rockland and Thomaston have a good variety of restaurants and shopping. Just a few miles from the farm!