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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 6 days ago
drmikeb100 Summit, New Jersey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This B&B is located in quiet Southwest Harbor, a short drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. The water view is beautiful, our room was very comfortable with private bath. Susie, our host, made wonderful breakfasts. The house has been in her family for 100 years and she is a great vacation guide, with many helpful suggestions about hikes, etc. being... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It does not get better than this!! Wonderful hosts, accommodations, recommendations of things to do, location. Breakfasts were superb and healthy, varied daily, supplemented by fine conversation with other guests and hosts as desired. Each of the four rooms we saw was splendid and individualized.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our Acadia stop on our New England meandering. We chose Southwest Harbor because it is on the "quiet side" of the island, away from the relative bustle of Bar Harbor.We stayed three nights and had a terrific experience. The property is situated in a forested area overlooking the ocean. The picture window in the breakfast area looks down... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on pristine waterfront property. Suzy shares the family history of the estate and is excited to share the beauty and wonder of Southwest Harbor/Mt Desert Island. Her breakfast is wonderful. Upon checking in she had sliced cheese, crackers and fresh grapes to tide us over until dinner. Coffee and tee were available 24/7. Suzy was a treasure of knowledge... More 

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Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Maine for some spring "birding" and found this treasure. Acadia, the artists' shops and of course the lobster! were great, but Susie made the vacation one to remember. We could not have felt more welcome, enjoying great conversation and ditto for the breakfasts. Excellent near-by restaurants were a welcome surprise. Suzie's intimate knowledge of the surrounding area... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Where to start?? One of the great things about the internet is that you can plan a trip to include those places that speak to your priorities. On-line, The Birches looked just about perfect for us, but in person.... it was even better!! The place itself, first a summer home and then a full-time residence to the Homer family, was... More 

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TheBirchesBB, Owner at The Birches Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello J&L, Thank you so much for your kind words. We so enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you'll be back soon for another round of great conversations and memorable moments around Acadia National Park. Keep in touch, S More 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We réserved the B and B after the nice comments and seemed to correspond to,what we wanted. (Quiet, quality, hospitality,views ...) and what our surprise, the owners hâve canceled the réservation just before our arrival because they hâve oversold their room. IT was a busy weekend, it was so difficult to find a room. Much Time and energy lost Avoid... More 

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TheBirchesBB, Owner at The Birches Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello F, We saw your recent review and were saddened that Booking.com and I failed you so badly during your recent visit to Acadia. I personally want to send you our deepest apologies for causing you any anxiety. Sadly, as two parties are involved with reservations, on rare occasions an overbooking can occur. When I saw the overbook, we immediately... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

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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TheBirchesBB, Owner at The Birches Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you Miss M. for your kinds remarks, but I must say it was really was my pleasure. We had fun having you stay with us on those chilly days just weeks ago. Spring has finally made her appearance and the gardens are taking full advantage of the bright sunshine. I hope you're looking forward to coming back soon and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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TheBirchesBB, Owner at The Birches Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We really appreciate the nice things you said in your review! Thank you, but really it's our pleasure to make your stay as memorable as possible with the least amount of wasted time. Your vacation is precious and we know how much you look forward to having a low stress, high fun experience. We're just glad to be a part... More 

Beverly, Massachusetts
1 review
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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