So you are going to visit us at the Wolf Cove Inn here in Poland, Maine? Let’s help you get to know us here in our beautiful corner of the western lakes region of Maine.
The Town of Poland put together a video with some highlights of the area. Afterward, we have some “fun facts” to share about Poland.
How To Enjoy The Area
You’re in town for a romantic getaway in Maine. You have the above video helping you get to know Poland. Additional ideas to round out your stay include:
- Poland has extensive spring, summer and fall activities close by the Wolf Cove Inn. Explore the Heart of Poland conservation area, or the many hiking and mountain biking trails.
- In winter choose from 9 winter outdoor activities, including sleigh rides at Carousel Horse Farm
- There are many great scenic drives that show of the wonderful natural beauty of Maine, including waterfall tours to the north and more to the northwest
- A great mud season (or any time for that matter) activity is our Maine Libations Trail
- There are some terrific golf courses in the area including the world famous Poland Spring Golf Course
- At the end of a long day of fun, or anytime, enjoy a relaxing massage in our Tripp Lake Spa
- Top your day off with the Ultimate Romance Dinner in our Boathouse Bistro
- Or you can enjoy casual dining at the Wolf Cove Inn or any of the many area restaurants
Fun Facts About Poland – The Old Days
- Settled in 1767 by Nathaniel Bailey and Daniel Lane, as Bakerstown Plantation
- Incorporated as Poland in 1795
- The Shakers arrived in 1819 and settled Poland Hill. A flourishing village existed until 1887. Now almost gone, a few Shakers still reside in several remaining buildings.
- In the 1840s, Hiram Riker claimed the spring water flowing from Ricker Hill cured dyspepsia. The crowds began to arrive for the cure. Crowd demand led to the founding of Poland Spring in 1845.
- In 1876, the Poland Spring House opened atop Ricker Hill. After several upgrades it became a destination for the rich and famous during the Gilded Age of Hotels. Notable visitors included Joan Crawford, Jimmy Durante, Jack Parr and Robert Goulet. However, a spectacular fire destroyed the building in 1975.
More Recently …
- In 1963, Poland hosted the filming of two episodes of the popular TV show “Route 66”. The site of the Wolf Cove Inn hosted one episode right in the dining room! The Inn operated as a restaurant called “Lobster ~ Land On The Lake” at the time. Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney Jr, Tom Bosley and Patrick O’Neil were guest stars in those episodes. Watch “Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are” and “Same Picture, Different Frame” to see Poland and the Inn “back in the day.”
- In 1978, a P-3 Orion surveillance aircraft from Brunswick disintegrated over Poland. Debris rained down on Tripp corner, right at the intersection of routes 26 and 11, a mile north of Wolf Cove Inn. The crew of the Orion perished in the incident. However, the locals fared better, with only a few popped windows resulting from the explosion of the fuel tank on impact.
- Today, bottling of the famous Poland Spring water takes place at a plant on the northeast side of town.
Wolf Cove Inn – Your Poland, Maine Home Base
At the Wolf Cove Inn, enjoy a peaceful, romantic getaway in Maine. At our Maine bed and breakfast we offer gracious hospitality, gourmet breakfasts such as Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with our world famous Hash Brown Casserole, and lots to do and see. Get out on the lake with our complimentary canoes, kayaks and rowboats. Recharge your Telsa or other electric vehicle. Enjoy spectacular sunsets. Or warm yourself by the fire with a fresh cup of our wonderful coffee. Whatever you choose, romance is in the air.