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Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast

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374 Main-St., Box 68, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may think the beauty of Penury Hall is its fabulous location so close to restaurants and shops, or it's substantial breakfast that makes you feel you can skip lunch, but the real beauty of the B&B is Gretchen, the owner, who knows everything about the island and is eager to share her insider's information with you. Gretchen takes the... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience staying with Gretchen at Penury Hall, so coveniently placed, with restaurants, food shops , cafes and shuttle bus stop within yards of the house, but on the quieter side of the island, away from bustling Bar Harbour.A home full of colourful and fascinating artworks and furnishings of all kinds, all of which have a story behind... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Penury Hall is an ideal base for the many activities offered in Acadia National Park. Some of the beautiful hiking is just minutes from the inn. Gretchen is a gracious host with a wealth of tips and local knowledge. Her breakfasts are a great start to the day. Highly recommend.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The art and book filled inn with different elaborate breakfasts each morning and with Gretchen, the hostess, is hard to beat.Steps from downtown Southwest Harbor this inn with its reasonable price is highly recommend. The classy but homey living room with television can be used as well as the plant filled front porch. Gretchen is very knowledgeable about the community... More

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Beverly Hills, Mi., United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed three nights at Penury Hall and it was an ideal location for seeing the island and experiencing a small town environment. Our room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom, while not ensuite, was ours alone and met all our needs. Gretchen was a delight to talk to for recommendations and anecdotes of the island... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed at Penury Hall and had a lovely time! The rooms were welcoming, the bed comfortable. The host, Gretchen, made us feel right at home and supplied us with local tips and lore to boot! I would recommend Penury Hall to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Didn't quite know what to expect, but it was wonderful! Right near Acadia and Gretchen was very nice and helpful. She also cooks the best eggs benedict!! The rooms were very comfy. I had read some other reviews talking about the noise of cars, and not being able to sleep. We kept our windows open for the coolness and you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The website very well represents this property, but it should be noted that the private baths are not en suite. Now that cruise ships abound during the season, it is so pleasant to retreat to the quiet side of this beautiful island. Your hostess Gretchen has a wealth of historical information and dependable recommendations. The scrumptious breakfasts start your day... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Everything was lovely, from pre-trip arrangements to arrival, king bedroom, private bath, delicious breakfasts with homemade muffins, biscuits, egg soufflé, engaging and helpful hostess, and wonderful location in Southwest Harbor.

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed at Penury Hall for a week of rest and relaxation. Penury Hall was the perfect accommodation for achieving our goal. We wanted to get away from it all and the limited electronic invasion of our senses was put on hold for the week, allowing us to rediscover the joys of quietude and nature's beauty. There was a TV... More

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Address: 374 Main-St., Box 68, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Southwest Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast Maine/Southwest Harbor

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