I've been to several b&bs around the country and this had to be the first one where the owners actually lived at the b&b. For $165 a night, I really expected a lot more privacy. Seemed every time I went downstairs to enjoy the bay view from the great room,or to try to read a book, the owners were milling about in and out, doing their business. Half is a b&b, and the other half is where they live.But the entire house is theirs. Only 2 doors separate them. If sitting in the great room, you heard their conversation, tv, laughter, etc. Just wasn't the quietness I was expecting. As I went upstairs to sit on the balcony, the owner Jim would run his train set which consisted of the the lower level grassy area [outside] with no consideration to his guests for being quiet. I felt the owners were more into themselves than their guests. Would not stay there again.
Sometimes you just never know until you've been there.
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We have never had a guest from Bismarck, North Dakota so this is possibly a fictitious review. However I will respond with the assumption that this person did have an unsatisfactory stay. We do live on the property, as do almost all of the other managers/owners of B&B's in Maine, but we try to respect the privacy of our guests at all times. We also try to make ourselves available if our guests need help with something or just want to chat with us, which to many is part of a B&B experience. If at some time we made noise that was bothersome to these guests I sincerely apologize but I can assure anyone considering a stay here that such an occurrence would be extremely rare. We will gladly offer a full refund to anyone who tells us at check-out that they weren't completely satisfied with their stay. Jim (& Pat) Close
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