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Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast

374 Main-St., Box 68, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I were traveling to Maine to celebrate my birthday. We were looking for a more laid back area to avoid mass crowds of people and Southwest Harbor was perfect. It was quiet but also close to everything - restaurants, hiking, shopping, etc. We absolutely LOVED Gretchen. Instantly her home felt like ours as well. The room was... More 

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Rock Hill, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went up to see our son who moved up to Maine in May went online and found Penury Hall B&B. Gretchen was so nice and made us feel right at home as soon as we walked through the door. Breakfast every morning was very good and filling and our son and his girlfriend were able to join us each... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay with you. We were glad to avoid the crowds at Bar Harbor, and your home was a lovely launching place to explore Maine. I particularly loved feeling like we were locals. The breakfasts were wonderful- your a great cook. To anyone who would care to visit, this is a truly lovely B&B... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Southwest Harbor is a cute little town full of great restaurants and interesting shops as well banks, a grocery store, etc - but not the HORDES of tourists that Bar Harbor has. Penury Hall is full of art, and Gretchen, the owner and hostess has very good taste. The bedrooms are comfy, as are the beds. We had the admirals's... More 

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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 September 13, 2014

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 September 8, 2014

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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