Large and comfortable, Old Farm is furnished with antique white wicker and has a white wooden mantel. With one east-facing window, Old Farm is on the second floor. Seafoam and pink floral wallpaper complement the floral quilt set. Rare oriental lamps grace the side tables, adding an exotic touch.
A woodland path through tall trees leads to Compass Harbor. Across the water is the cliff where Old Farm was built in 1876-77 for George B. Dorr’s father. It was George Dorr who was instrumental in the establishment of Acadia National Park. He lived here much of the year, and was an avid hiker and swimmer, swimming even in the winter. He wished to protect the island he so loved, and formed a corporation for that purpose. Dorr used most of his personal wealth for the park, neglecting his own home. Old Farm, an elegant Queen Anne style house fell into disrepair and was razed by the park in 1951.