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Bold Colorful Life Inn

802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
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Bold Colorful Life Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Boothbay B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful stay at Bold Color Life Inn. The "Cape" was charming and very comfortable. The living areas were very suitable, the bedroom areas abundant and cozy and the kitchen well outfitted and easy to work in. Melissa is a great host.

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Sebago, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Melissa's Inn is just an hour or so's push on from Freeport, ME, which makes it a close destination from the Portland, ME area or indeed for exploring an hour away in all directions from Boothbay Take an easy jaunt from here downriver to Boothbay Harbor or visit the Maine Botanical Gardens, Rockport or Bath. Lots of neat shops (clothing,... More

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franklin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I visited this home in September with a group of artists and had a wonderful time. An amazing living space and kitchen with dining table to seat a party of 22! The Grand Piano was a fantastic surprise and the overall vibe of the home is vibrant and cozy! Beautiful furnishings and views from the back deck. I had a... More

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Oakton, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is my fourth visit to Melissa Thornton's Bold Colorful Life Inn and I look forward to returning. So beautifully appointed inside and out, the Inn allows me a carefree weekend in a striking natural setting. Melissa could not be more welcoming and accommodating. The farmhouse kitchen has everything needed and the great room has a library and view to... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I came here with college friends for a weekend mini-reunion. (The owner Melissa Thornton went to the same college.) The property has an enchanting view of a tidal river and picturesque landscaping and paths. I stayed with my friends in the renovated Cape – the rooms there were charming and cozy and my bed was very comfortable, but other than... More

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Courtenay, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Bold Colorful Life Inn was the perfect getaway spot for a reunion with friends. The Inn and surrounding property served both as a peaceful escape from the throngs enjoying the New England Fall colours, and a jumping off spot for a variety of sightseeing adventures including galleries, shopping, hiking, delicious seafood and more. Melissa is an enthusiastic host who... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The serenity and beauty of this farmhouse retreat was matched only by the stunning views of the river. Rooms and common areas were immaculate, amenities were top notch and the innkeeper gave us a warm welcome and was great at recommending restaurants, hikes and places to visit in the area. The porch and gathering room were wonderful places to relax,... More

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Fullerton, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This retreat center is not on the beaten track for Boothbay. If you want to be on top of the town this is not for you. It is a comfortable drive to the town of Boothbay. The thing that amazed us the most was IT IS DARK. We haven't stayed at a place where the nights were so dark. Has... More

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Inn, responded to this review

What a pleasure to have this California couple add the Bold Colorful Life Estate to their 3 week vacation itinerary. We felt honored to join The Inn on Golden Pond as one of their destination sites...and delighted to spend 5 mornings learning about their lives on the other side of the country...and sharing local sites where they might have fun... More

Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Inn has dangerous stairs and slippery decks. No "no skid" cover on the decks to the recycling bins. There is a mat but it is not covering much. There needs to be a trail with non slip tar paper or cover. We were told to recycle and I did my part when I fell and was injured. I was... More

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BoldColorLife, Owner at Bold Colorful Life Inn, responded to this review

This was a really amazing group....'plein air' painters from the South East region of the US.....well over 20 in number and many stayed here at the Bold Colorful Life Estate vacation rental. It was an honor to have them and to watch them as they painted the estate and the peninsula. These professional artists painted every day, despite the fact... More

Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Get ready to experience a relaxing time at Bold Colorful Life Inn, that is if that's what you want. The Inn is nestled in a wooded area just hovering above the river. There are so many wonderful reasons to stay a weekend or longer, it just depends on what you're up for. There is adventure waiting for anyone who actively... More

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Additional Information about Bold Colorful Life Inn

Address: 802 Back River Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Bold Colorful Life Inn Boothbay, Maine

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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Six miles from the bustle of Boothbay Harbor is a peaceful 15 acre river-front retreat, set among rolling lawns, stone walls, apple orchards and richly colored perennial gardens. The estate consists of four New England-style buildings: the farmhouse and historic barn is one vacation rental; a renovated 1800s Cape is the other; a charming garden shed and a 1700s barn-the Bold Colorful Life Gallery complete the compound. The Farmhouse combines new convenience with historical flavor, with exterior porches, dormers and gardens and five bedrooms with private baths; the 1800s fully renovated Cape offers four bedrooms with private baths. ... more   less 
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