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     This outstanding Queen Anne Victorian, listed on the national register of historic places, is home to one of the finest restaurants in the area.
of daughter Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, an
artist in her own right, who was renowned for her photography and portraits of rural Maine life, rare for a woman in her time. “There are many, even local people, who have never been to the museum,” said docent Jeanne Baker. “They are not interested in steam cars. That is unfortunate, because the Stanley Museum is so much more than cars.” The Stanleys’ wide scope of inventions inspired and influenced the development of many modern technologies, from photography, music and art, to the steam engine, locomotive travel and construction. According to Baker, the history of the Stanley family is the history
of the quintessential New Englander. “The Stanleys were never constrained by what they could or couldn’t do. They were going to figure it out, and they were going to do it their way. They were ordinary men who grew up on a farm in Kingfield, and went on to do extraordinary things.” Check for seasonal museum hours.
After a short drive to what once was a dirt road through the Stanley family’s apple orchards, One and Three Stanley Avenue are sure bets for a comfortable stay and a fabulous meal. Built around 1900 by
The grand Victorian Inn on Winter’s Hill offers guests a relaxing stay and a sumptuous menu in an elegant but casual pastoral setting.
Just a short walk from downtown Kingfield,Three Stanley Avenue har- kens back to a simpler time, offering guests a quiet and relaxing stay in one of the many rooms at this historic 1900sVictorian-era B&B.
Bayard Stanley, youngest brother of the famous Stanley twins, the Inn at Three Stanley Avenue
offers guests a cozy stay in a warm and inviting Victorian atmosphere. Built in 1899 by the Norton brothers, the restaurant at One Stanley Avenue boasts soaring gables, ornate verandas and turrets, and “gingerbread” details in this gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian. These well-known local builders constructed many of the ornamental and elaborate buildings in Kingfield, several of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a flair for local fare, owner and chef Dan Davis has satisfied guests since the 70s with seasonal offerings of everything from homemade dumplings and dressings, to salmon, shrimp, lobster, veal, beef and rabbit. Both the Inn and the restaurant require reservations.
With a short detour off Main Street, weary travelers can take respite in the comfort of the historic Inn on Winter’s Hill. Featuring 20 guest rooms in a setting that is both pastoral and elegant, owner John Banta invites guests to settle in by the cozy fire, walk the grounds, relax and unwind on the veranda, or enjoy a sumptuous meal in this meticulously restored Victorian mansion. Banta has created a
Intimate dining rooms, craft cocktails and a daily four-course menu make for a luxurious dining experience at the Inn on Winter’s Hill.
  Courtesy Inn on Winter’s Hill

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