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“We've been staying here for 21 years, we love the Howard House and the owners, the Farrins.” 5 of 5 stars
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347 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538   |  
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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“We've been staying here for 21 years, we love the Howard House and the owners, the Farrins.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

When we visit the Howard House it's like visiting with family. The rooms are comfortable and clean with very pleasant surroundings, and the breakfast is to die for! Ginny is an amazing cook! It is located a short drive away from the harbor, convenient and quiet. We were there last week and on our last morning Ginny Farrin sat with us and we got caught up with our families and what our now adult children are doing, like long time friends. We wished we could have stayed longer. We've stayed at many B&Bs over the years and the Howard House is the one we return to year after year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Columbus, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

My husband and I have vacationed at the Howard House Lodge B&B for 31 years. It is a lovely, charming B&B. The same family has owned and operated it since opening. Jim and Ginny are very helpful and personable. They go out of their way to make you comfortable. You experience the full flavor of Maine hospitality here. The rooms are, by far, the largest and most comfortable of most B&B's. Pristine and inviting. We have never experienced any musty smell, as the other reviewer has mentioned. Quite the opposite. Mornings are so relaxing while eating breakfast on the deck under the canopy. Everything is fresh and homemade. Little personal touches make it so warm. We have never wanted to look for another place because we have always had a terrific stay.

  • Liked — Hospitality and cleanliness
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

This was a great find in Boothbay Harbor. The rooms are immaculate. It is not your typical B&B. The rooms are spacious motel type rooms with a ceiling fan and nice deck. Breakfast is served in an adjacent building. The food and the pastries are excellent. They accommodated our request for plain decaf tea. It was served in a china tea pot. The hosts provided us with maps and recommendations for hiking, sightseeing, restaurants, etc. They sent us to a lobster pound that was almost half the price that we typically pay for lobster. I will stay here again. One note, they do not take credit cards. They will take cash and personal checks. There are plenty of ATM’s in the area.

  • Liked — Value
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Haven, CT
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2007

This is a moderately priced hotel / bed and breakfast that is family run and offers a warm and cozy atmosphere. The breakfast is far above average, with fresh Maine fruit salad, fresh pastries, and a delicious hot dish which varies. The breakfast is served on a canopied porch in lovely china and my tea was served in a marvelous tea pot. All in all, it was a great experience and I highly recommend it.

  • Liked — The breakfast!
  • Disliked — The rooms are a bit musty.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard House Lodge B&B

Address: 347 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in the mid-coast region of Maine. Only a mile from downtown Boothbay Harbor. Far enough out of town to be away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to hear the fog horns on a foggy night. Conveniently located to all local landmarks and tourist attractions. Just a little over a mile to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Rooms and decks are completely non-smoking to ensure the comfort of our guests. Warm, cozy, and impeccably clean. Delicious homemade breakfast prepared fresh for you every day, with local ingredients whenever possible. Beautifully landscaped. No smoking, no pets. Family owned and operated for 37 years. ... more   less 
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Howard House Lodge B&B Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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