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Driftwood Inn and Cottages

Bailey Island, ME 04003
Driftwood Inn and Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a great wedding at the Driftwood Inn. Its great because the owners are flexible and there is accomodation for guests so you don't have to drive anywhere after the party. It is situated smack bang on the water with picturesque Maine coastline all around you. Note this is a rustic inn and not a hotel, so know what to... More 

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Hilton, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thid is a delightful quirky place caught in a time warp. It has been manages and in the hands of the same people since about 1905. Abundant atmosphere and a place where story characters would be found. Decorations are early 1900's Swimming is available as a matter of the whole ocean is available. The dininf room is fine and they... More 

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Jay, New York, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I love to sit by the ocean and this little cabin was just what the Dr ordered. The cabin was really close to the water and it was very private. The cabin was perfectly equipped for what we needed...nothing fancy but clean and cozy and by the water. We were a short walk from a path that... More 

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As so many others have said, this is the real Maine. Not fancy, no wi fi (except in restaurant) and poor cell reception but what a great reason to just sit back, play some cards, enjoy a drink on your front porch while you watch the ocean. It is mesmerizing, relaxing, and the best way to enjoy the coast of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this Inn 14 years ago and always wanted to return. It was as quaint and charming as we remembered. We once again chose to stay in a shared building. A wee bit cool at the beginning of fall; they were very accommodating and allowed us to switch to a room upstairs that was warmer. Our rooms had... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had our mini-honeymoon here, returning after a wonderful stay last year. Rocky shore and evergreen rugged sea views, very tasty breakfast - lobster quiche, waffles, the works. Enjoyed the older rustic cabin to the shiny, new shared-baths house, but both had their charm! Would definitely stay again and grateful to the friends who showed me their little secret!

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We found The Driftwood 37 years ago & it is a "must stay" every trip to Maine. If you're looking for plush pampering, this is not for you. However, if you want peaceful, relaxing beauty, it doesn't get any better than The Driftwood. The atmosphere (to me) is quaint, rustic, "the real Maine", rooms are knotty-pine walled, clean, & cozy.... More 

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Rochester NY
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68 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Driftwood Inn has the highest view per dollar of any place we have stayed in the entire world. That's all we need to say. Yes it is old, not fancy and the rooms are small. The staff is quite nice and helpful, but don't expect the Four Seasons treatment. Just go and sit on your porch and watch the... More 

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Chester, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a quintessential, One-Morning-in-Maine experience on an island of fishermen and non-mega-mansion summer homes where people go to church fish dinners, dances in old halls, hike, clam and I imagine play canasta. There is little reception for your cell phone or computer; no television; no movie theaters but the inn is great and hangs over the ocean. I was... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ever since discovering The Driftwood Inn, we go back every chance we get. In a word, the place is simply ‘magical’. Owned and operated by a member of the same family that built it over a century ago, The Driftwood preserves something of another time that has mostly disappeared. Sitting on top Thunder Hole where the locals come to see... More 

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