A considerable amount of real estate is being offered: the main restaurant in the antique Cape with a very large, immaculate kitchen, an apartment upstairs, the adjacent brewpub with separate kitchen, a state of the art brewing barn, a cottage with short and long term rentals, and enough land to host events either between the brewing building and brewpub, or beside the brewing building. Various revenue streams provide this offering with so much potential!

Arborvine Restaurant and Deep Water Brewing in Blue Hill, Maine

Arborvine opened its doors in 2000 with a simple purpose . . . to provide diners with the freshest, locally sourced foods available. Today, that tradition continues as the network of local farms, fisherman and foragers who supply Arborvine is as strong as ever. Whatever the season, it is this connection to the local harvest and the people behind it that has enabled Arborvine to fulfill that purpose now and into the future.


Farm-to-table is in full effect in the heart of Blue Hill. In the kitchen you’ll see the pans of roast duck and a massive hen of the woods mushroom ready to be prepped for the night’s risotto. The setting is a sunny, window-lined kitchen with easy access to the herb garden and the solar-powered craft brewery, DeepWater Brewing Company, out back.


The menu is created with Horsepower Farm carrots and apples, Carding Brook Farm mesclun (grown in Brooklin), and mussels, scallops, and clams from Blue Hill Bay. Every dish is gorgeously plated and served up at fireside tables in the front rooms of the white colonial that has an arbor vine growing in a green arch over the front door.


Arborvine maintains top ratings on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook, and numerous publications.

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A new owner could operate the brewing business to its full capability; they could hold beer tastings and brewery facility ‘how to’ tours; host weddings and events; open the restaurant more hours; and convert the first floor of the commercial space at 35 Tenney Hill to a short term rental (with 3 bedrooms, living room and easily create a kitchen) for a much higher revenue yield than a long term lease. It’s only limited by your imagination!

Listed at $2,300,000

At a Glance

General Property Data

  • Map 012 Lot 025, 1.22 acres
  • Lot 025 is 33 Tenney Hill and is 1.22 acres and location of the restaurant, brew pub and brewery building
  • Original Colonial built in 1832. The rest of the building was built in 1998-1999
  • 2022 Real Estate Taxes $12,632 (35 Tenney Hill building has a separate tax bill)
  • Book 2812, Page 273 and Book 5210, Page 20, Hancock County Registry of Deeds
  • 2nd floor owner/manager’s apartment w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen and living room
  • Large glass solarium with cover for outdoor patio dining for Arborvine and Deep Water Brew Pub guests
  • Heat: radiant floor throughout under the ceramic and marble floors; baseboard; and fuel is oil (two 225 gal tanks) and propane (500 gal tank)
  • Basement: full headroom, unfinished stone cellar with sump pump in the old section. This area serves as unfinished, walkout, bulkhead, crawl space. This is an important back of the house area for wine, liquor, and beverage storage, laundry, ice making and sundries storage
  • Foundation: stone and poured concrete
  • Square footages: Arborvine/Pub building 6,592sf plus 720sf of basement storage for a total of 7312sf of usable space
  • Private well, town sewer
  • 3 heat pumps (for both heat and air)
  • Hot water: oil fired, from the heating system
  • Flooring: hardwood, ceramic, porcelain, granite, marble, and some original wide plank Pumpkin Pine
  • Exterior: wood and shingle siding and glass solarium
  • Roofing: fiberglass shingles
  • 40 parking spaces on site, gravel lot
  • Storage shed
  • Fire Life Safety: wet sprinkler system
  • ADA accessible

Arborvine Restaurant

  • Arborvine building has four areas for dining and can seat 65 indoors, and a total of 16 in the courtyard
  • Arborvine has a very large and spotless commercial kitchen with 10 burner gas range, salamander, large walk in cooler, large wine refrigerator, large dish station, disposal, ice machine, espresso machine, and more (complete list of equipment available)
  • Arborvine and the Pub share an 8’x16′ walk-in
  • There are 9 dedicated chest freezers for Arborvine and the Pub
  • 4 fireplaces in the restaurant, 2 are gas
  • Two public restrooms
  • Attractive and spacious service bar
  • Separate POS
  • Radiant flooring: ceramic and wood (the original front of the house is wide Pumpkin Pine)

 Arborvine has a very large kitchen with new equipment (in the past 5 years) perfect for high volume dinner service or catering large events.

Above the Arborvine dining rooms is a spacious two bedroom, 2 bath apartment with office, living room, eat in kitchen and storage area. This is perfect for owners or staff. Alternatively, it could be easily converted to a rental

Deep Water Brew Pub

  • Deep Water Brew Pub can seat 50 at tables and 8 at the bar , plus 20 in the courtyard
  • Deep Water Brew Pub has a separate kitchen with 6 burner gas range, salamander, grill station and fry station
  • Arborvine and the Pub share an 8’x16′ walk-in
  • One public restroom
  • Separate POS
  • Radiant flooring: granite in the bar room, and brick in the back dining room (sun room)

Deep Water Brewery Building

  • The Brewery is Map 012 Lot 025 and the address is 33 Tenney Hill
  • Style: Post and Beam (was a 200 year old horse barn) but fully renovated in 2012
  • Total square footage 1820: 1170sf on the first floor plus a 650sf 2nd floor mezzanine with an office, storage, and open space for seating, tasting tables, it’s up to your imagination
  • 6 onsite parking spaces, gravel parking lot
  • Solar panels on the barn for electricity
  • Hot water: propane fueled, on demand
  • Heat: propane (500 gal) and solar; multi-zone; radiant
  • Private well, town sewer
  • Exterior: clapboard, wood and cedar shingle siding
  • Roof: fiberglass shingles
  • Foundation: poured concrete, slab, frost wall
  • Wifi
  • Storage shed – 200sf
  • Kitchen: Frigidaire cooktop, dishwasher, beer refrigerator with taps, walk-in cooler, Corian solid surface countertops
  • 6’x12′ walk-in cooler in the brewery

The Cottage

  • Map 012 Lot 025-1
  • Lot 025-1 is 35 Tenney Hill and is .3 acres and is the location of the cottage with a long term commercial rental downstairs and short term rental apartment upstairs
  • Small Cape built in 1981
  • Total square footage: Cottage 1932sf plus basement 1180 sf;
  • 2022 Real Estate Taxes $4,091.22
  • Apartment kitchen: GE electric range, dishwasher, Corian countertops
  • Flooring: hardwood, carpet and cork tiles
  • Roof: fiberglass shingles
  • Exterior: wood shingle siding and clapboard
  • Basement: full, unfinished; bulkhead; walkout access; sump pump
  • Foundation: poured concrete
  • Cooling: 1 mini split
  • Heating: electric baseboard in the Apartment bathroom; direct vent heater propane stove; forced hot air; and heat pump
  • Hot water: electric
  • Heating fuel: oil (275 gal tank) and propane (100 gal tank)
  • Private well, town sewer
  • 7 onsite parking spaces, paved
  • ADA ramp
  • Cable TV and Wifi

Deep Water Brewing and Brew Pub

Deep Water Brewing Co. is Arborvine’s very own five barrel microbrewery, with state of the art equipment and a gorgeous tasting room in a beautiful 200 year old former horse barn that was fully renovated in 2012. The barn was torn down to its frame and rebuilt with a new foundation, and everything else from there on up. This beautiful example of post and beam architecture is a historic building that has been repurposed to provide a new function in the modern world, and it does so while incorporating modern utility systems while keeping its historic integrity. At Deep Water they personally handcraft each and every beer from the best ingredients available. Historically they have served their beers exclusively at the Arborvine and the Deep Water Brew Pub. Being small has allowed them to experiment and brew a number of styles to rotate throughout the year. A buyer could continue with this tradition, or take the brewing to the next level. The pub has its own kitchen, separate from Arborvine.

The Cottage at 35 Tenney Hill​

The building located at 35 Tenney Hill has a second story short term vacation rental which is perfect for a couples getaway. Recently remodeled, this gorgeous apartment sleeps up to 3, has a gas fireplace, bamboo, cork, tile, and carpeted floors, WiFi, flat screen HD cable TV and a private balcony overlooking the back gardens, hop vines and mature trees.


Guests enjoy a fully equipped gourmet kitchen or dine at one of the restaurants. The apartment comfortably sleeps 2 adults but has a portable cot if needed. Downstairs is a long term commercial lease. There is a separate driveway and parking for this property.


Blue Hill is a convenient home-base for exploring the small seaside villages and coastline of the secluded and beautiful peninsula, or for day-tripping to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Camden, or Downeast Maine. Hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, sailing, whale watching, sightseeing, listening to concerts, ogling in art galleries, antiquing, flying, and exploring islands and lighthouses by foot, car, and boat are all area activities that guarantee guests will leave filled with the wonder of the Blue Hill Peninsula.


Arborvine is located:

  • 4.25 hours from Boston
  • 2.5 hours from Portland
  • 1 hour from Camden
  • 50 minutes from Bar Harbor
  • 50 minutes from Bangor
  • 45 minutes from Belfast
  • 30 minutes from Stonington
  • 25 minutes from Deer Isle
  • 20 minutes from Ellsworth

Blue Hill’s location is ideal for visitors from Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island, Stonington, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Bangor, and all of the quaint coastal towns dotting Route 1 headed South: Searsport, Belfast, Lincolnville, Camden and Rockland.


The restaurant is a destination within the destination of Blue Hill. And food and microbrewery tourism has only grown over the years. There is so much potential with this offering!

About the Area​

Nestled between Blue Hill Mountain and the protective arm of Blue Hill Bay lies the town of Blue Hill. In 1762, the town’s founders sailed up the bay, disembarked at Mill Island near the reversing falls and built their homes there. Incorporated in 1789, Blue Hill first made a name for itself as a shipbuilding and lumber center, its sawmills and craftspeople turning out brigs and schooners, masts, cordwood and shingles. Granite from Blue Hill was prized for its high quality and made its way to such notable buildings as the US Stock Exchange and the Brooklyn Bridge.


By the mid-1800s, the town became a summer destination. Today, Blue Hill is rich with artists and craftspeople, excellent food, gracious lodging, art galleries and small shops. Blue Hill welcomes visitors and residents alike to hike its forests and to canoe, kayak and sail its waters.


As a service center, the community offers excellent public and private schools, a library that has been the cornerstone of intellectual and social activity in town since its founding in 1796, and a full-service hospital.


Blue Hill offers community events such as the traditional blueberry festival at the Congo Church, a summer concert series featuring the steel drum band Flash! in The Pans, classical music at Kneisel Hall and Blue Hill Bach, choral music by the Bagaduce Chorale and theatrical productions by New Surry Theatre. The Memorial Day Parade, the well-known Blue Hill Fair, and both a winter and summer farmers market are just some of the social, recreational and musical events Blue Hill has to offer.


The Blue Hill Peninsula encompasses the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry. Blue Hill is the largest town, and is the region’s service center. Along with Penobscot, Blue Hill is the gateway to the rest of the Peninsula, and to Deer Isle and Stonington. The landscape is marked by sweeping views of the blueberry barrens and the sea. Tucked in among the ridges, valleys and the jagged coastline, you’ll find adventure of all kinds, from a day on the water and an evening of live music to a solitary morning walk and an afternoon of gallery tours and shopping.


You’ll find the communities to be diverse, independent yet interconnected. In all of these places, you may strike up a conversation with a lobsterman, boatbuilder or sailor who knows these waters like the back of his hand. In all of these places, you will find locally sourced food and highly skilled craftspeople and artists. In all of these places you will find evidence of the resourcefulness, dry wit and creativity that has defined our region’s culture for centuries.


This region was settled in the mid 1700’s, its early economy centered around ship building and quarrying. Lumbering, lobstering, fishing and farming have played an important role in our economy and culture since the earliest days. By the late 1800’s the region had become a summer destination. Today, many of these industries coexist with a thriving art, music and food scene to create this unique place called The Blue Hill Peninsula. Read more on the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce website.

The Blue Hill peninsula is an incredibly wonderful place to live and work. It rivals the allure of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, but without the congestion of several million visitors each summer. 
Many of those visitors often make the short trek to Blue Hill when they want an extraordinary dining experience. They realize that experience at Arborvine. And when they want great beer from Blue Hill’s first hometown brewery, they could go to DeepWater Pub for refreshment and some of the best pub food anywhere. 
Anybody who considers purchasing the property should know that it will likely change their lives in a very positive way and that the Blue Hill area may very well become their home forever.
This is a financially viable business and wonderful lifestyle opportunity.
Financials provided to qualified buyer with signed non-disclosure agreement.​