Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Center Lovell Inn. Acclaimed by Architectural Digest, the Inn is housed in a well maintained Georgian-era style historic farmhouse build in 1805. According to “The Official Guide to American Historic Bed & Breakfast, Inn and Guesthouses,” the Inn was owned by the governor of Florida, Eckley Stearns, who transformed the house into its present Mississippi steamboat appearance by the addition of the Cape-style annex added in 1830 and attached by a wraparound porch.
Center Lovell Inn is in the lakes & mountain district of Western Maine with an unimpeded panorama of the White Mountains range: Mts. Kearsarge and Baldface are in the foreground, and others, including Mt. Washington, shoulder into view. The Inn is located on twelve acres of mostly untouched woodlands. Adjacent to the main house is the beautifully restored Carriage House built around the same time as the Main house. Off in the distance there is the original majestic 40′ by 100′ post and beam barn build in the 1700s.
We are proud to be the 3rd Innkeeper couple keeping the authentic unplugged New England Country Inn tradition alive. My wife and I are native New Yorker’s. We have over 35 years of combined experience working in the field of hospitality.
My wife – chef Rose Adams – worked for two Rockefeller owned resorts, the exclusive Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, British West Indies, and Caneel Bay, a Rosewood-managed resort in St. John, United States Virgin Islands. After graduating from the New York Restaurant School in New York City, Rose headed-up the catering program for Gourmet Garage, one of the first gourmet / specialty foods operations in New York City with five locations. Catering clients include the Guggenheim Museum, National Public Radio (NPR), and the Rockefellers to mention a few.
We acquired the Center Lovell Inn in the same manor former Innkeeper Janice Sage acquired it, that is through an essay writing contest. Here is a link to our feature in the Boston Globe. For a fascinating read, check out the true story of Bil and Susie Mosca, and the inspiring story behind the first Center Lovell Inn Essay contest — Passing Along Our Dream.
We are excited to continue pursuing our love for great food, fine wine, aged rums and hospitality in Lovell Maine.