In May 1998, Jay and Jennifer Yilmaz opened the Jacaranda House, a three room bed and breakfast at 8 Holbrook Street. They were excited and inspired at the prospect of residing and hosting guests there, especially because it was adjacent to the long-time home of Mr L.L. Bean at 6 Holbrook St. By the end of the first year, they changed the named to the Applewood Inn. After much sweat and energy, they found their work was beginning to pay off. Guests were just as eager to recommend the Applewood to their friends as they were to return themselves. Soon, Jay and Jennifer found themselves with their first child, Aidan, born in May of 2001. That same year, they acquired the building beside the Applewood and they expanded the inn. In the Summer of 2002, the second building of the Applewood Inn was opened to guests. The new building was upgraded, and featured rooms with more deluxe amenities. Some rooms have jacuzzis, most rooms now include king sized beds, and all have private baths. The Inn has a Great Room for gathering and dining. The dining table is a custom-designed, Maine-Made cherry harvest table with seating for 26. Today, Jay and Jenn have expanded their family with the addition of two girls, Alev and Sophia, as well as their yellow lab Little Miss Abigail-Wiggle-Bottoms of Stovers (Abby) and her daughter Lilly.

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