Our daughter was married this past weekend at the Kings Hill Inn and Barn in South Paris. We arrived on Friday morning and were able to set up the tables and decorations to my daughter's "specifications." The barn is a fabulous old structure built in 1899, but retrofitted with a loft and stunning views of the mountains of western Maine and New Hampshire, including Old Speck, the third tallest mountain in Maine. The loft has a nice gas-fired fireplace to add ambiance, and was a comfortable spot to hold our rehearsal dinner
We were able to keep both sides of the family in the old inn, with the additional use of the guest cottage. The room's were very comfortable and the bathrooms very clean. Breakfast served on the morning of the wedding was plentiful, including eggs, sausage, bacon, blueberry pancakes, fruit, bagels, english muffin, and toast - with plenty for all. The downstairs living room was easily converted into a hair salon for the ladies to prepare for the big event.
With several areas available to hold the wedding outside, our daughter and son-in-law had chosen the small field next to the guest house, with a rock wall and maples as the backdrop. As it was Columbus Day weekend, the stunning fall colors made a glorious backdrop for the ceremony and photos.
Our hosts, Nancy and Ed were so attentive and helpful, yet being careful to give us adequate space to prepare for and enjoy our weekend festivities. By the end of the weekend we felt like they were part of our family! (Nancy also doubled as our florist for the event!)
The barn was a spectacular venue to hold the reception! We had 137 guests who fit comfortably, all with great views of the activity - dances, toasts, cake cutting, etc. The beautiful globe and Edison lights with the backdrop of the wooden ceilings made for a warm and beautiful atmosphere for an event that focused on family and friends.
We plan to visit the Kings Hill Inn again during the off season. We look forward to experiencing again the warmth of our hosts and the beauty of the western Maine foothills!
Beautiful setting for a wedding...!
Karie Son 17/09/2016 14:35
My husband and I were in town recently for an antique car tour. The Inn was the closest place to stay for minimal travel to and from the venune. The owner was delightful when we made our reservations and the grounds were neatly manicured with breathtaking views. We were greeted on our first night by a staff member who made no introduction and seemed irritated by our request for early breakfast for our two mornings there. The first morning, our 26th wedding anniversary, we were thrilled with the scrumptious eggs Benedict and fresh fruit that was served. The second morning there were no staff members to be found. We helped ourselves to a cup of coffee and were quite shocked to find the kitchen a was mess with the dishes from the previous days breakfast. We left a note explaining we would return to pay our bill later in the day. We received a text message from the staff member who read our note saying she was sorry she had missed us that morning. When we mentioned our disappointment regarding no breakfast, her reply was "Oh no! Ididn't realize you were doing another early breakfast." No apology even. The room we were offered was very spacious with a comfortable clean bed but that is where the cleanliness ended. There were many cobwebs in every corner, large and many dust bunnies at every turn and the over sized bathroom had a collection of hair that did not belong to us. The toilet was either stained or just not clean. This is definitely not a place I would expect to pay $150.00 per night. There was a wifi password written on a slip of paper on the dusty dresser, but we were unable to access it and no one was around to ask for help. I am now reading in other reviews of the fresh baked goodies offer round the clock, nothing was mentioned to us regarding any thing that was offered or how, when or where we could ask for anything we may have needed. These are unfortunate things that could have easily have been avoided. We will be in the area often now and would have loved to have made this our home away from home. Maybe a B&B is not the place for us.
Best place to stay in the Norway/Paris area!
Carlene Lon 17/03/2016 13:26
The rooms are charming. We stayed in the Oxford Suite featuring a separate bedroom with queen and twin bed, a living/dining area with table and chairs and adorable pot-belly style gas stove. Fresh-cooked breakfast every morning was waiting for us when we got up, and fresh-baked goodies and fruit were available 24/7 along with coffee.
Mollyocket or Inn Town are NOT the only options in this area! Highly recommend giving King's Kill Inn and Barn a try. They also have a lovely set-up for weddings with a quaint chapel on-site (you have to see this little building!) The view of the mountains on clear days was an added bonus.
Thanks, Kate! (Innkeeper Kate is also a professional photographer. Jill of all trades!)
Clean, affordable jewel
R_Marx2013on 02/03/2016 10:50
Stayed for one night at this B&B place. It is a restored family house from 18th and 19th century. Ultra friendly staff. Very clean rooms, even the small room has an iron stove to heat it up. Just adding warmth to the majestic view of the presidential ridge. Breakfast is cooked to order, basic but fresh. We were there for an unfortunate event but the stay st kings hill was a good experience and provided a home like experience.
A beautiful and relaxing spot in central Maine.
Jo Con 16/11/2015 03:48
We truly enjoyed the beautiful property, clean and cozy room, delightful proprietor (Kate), and a delicious breakfast. King's HIll is a charming country Inn with lots to do, especially if you enjoy the outdoors, and Portland is just under an hour away. My husband went for an early morning run with incredible views and I walked in the very peaceful surroundings. Our room was comfortable, and the wi-fi worked flawlessly. It was quiet and relaxing and Kate was delightful. I would highly recommend the King's Hill Inn!