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The Birches Bed and Breakfast

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46 Fernald Point Road, PO Box 178, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the occasion to travel to Southwest Harbor for a brief stay. We arrived late on Thursday night and the staff was waiting for us and brought us to our room. They inquired about our preference for breakfast times the next morning and were very accommodating. The breakfast each morning was superior - crabmeat/avocado/tomatoes/cheese omelet with fresh fruit, fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Birches BnB on our East Coast Trip in April 2015. The only negative thing I have to say is, that we made the mistake and spent ONLY 2 nights there. The room was wonderful. Huge bed, clean bathroom, perfect view, everything was very cozy. Susi and Mike know the island like no one else.... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I can't say enough wonderful things about both the house and the hosts at this hidden gem in Southwest Harbor!! We rented the Cottage at The Birches, a private five bedroom house overlooking the ocean that is just down the drive from the Bed and Breakfast, for our wedding party last fall. It was beyond perfect!! There are five bedrooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I stayed for 2 nights, whilst we visited Acadia National Park. We arrived early and Susie greeted us like family. Only having booked 2 nights and wanting to see and walk as much as possible, Susie could not have been more helpful in providing us with all that we needed and we had a glorious afternoon, following... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's been almost a month since we were at The Birches for 3 nights and I still think about this place almost every day. My hubby booked us at this B&B (wish I could take the credit for finding them!) while we visited Acadia National Park. I'm trying to think of one thing that I did not care for at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

First trip to the US and 48 hours in, I couldn't have had a better welcome: an impromptu dinner party! As soon as we arrived, Mike and Susi were very welcoming and made us feel right at home and invited us to join them for a lobster feast. It's true they make you feel part of the family (lovely to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wonderful B&B, with gorgeous views of the harbour and a long dock to sit and enjoy the sunrise. Spacious lawns for sitting or playing croquet, lovely flower beds and trees, and deer crossings every morning. A very peaceful quiet location. Suzy a wonderful hostess, who's family have lived there for generations, knew ever so much about the area, restaurants, hiking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a great find, and one we'll be sure to return to. Perfect setting w/ gorgeous view of Sommes Sound, on very quiet street w/ no road noise, and we are very particular about road noise. Inn keeper, Suzy, was a Jill-of-All-Trades: she was charming, warm, friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable about the area w/ all of her guest, put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just got back from a perfect 3 night visit to the Birches where you are treated like family the moment you arrive by Susie. Beautiful setting with wonderful views of the water. Great location to enjoy Acadia National Park and the surrounding areas avoiding the more crowded and touristy Bar Harbor. Susie will help set up your days itinerary and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My lovely wife and I spent 3 nights at the Birches during the 2nd week of August. Susie, the owner/host couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable. From providing restaurant suggestions, to having foam pillows waiting in room for us per our reservation, to providing gluten free breakfast options for my wife, Susie was spot on! Her attention to... More 

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