We were here from 8/4 to 8/7, and also on our honeymoon 21 years ago. The plant and interior are pretty much the same as in 1987. It's still a very old building, with merely old additions, average sized rooms, small bathrooms, and unremarkable furnishings. No TV, no alarm clock, no free shampoo. No locks on the doors--you want privacy, latch a hook. In high humidity, latches are unnecessary, as some doors are really sticky. If you put your money down, you ought not to be shocked by this, although clearly some folks below were.
On the other hand, it overlooks a very pretty bay, with few obtrusive neighbors, miles from any other establishments. The rooms and foyers are quite clean and proprietress and aide are very friendly. Dinners are, just as they were 21 years ago, excellent, varied, and reasonably priced; remarkably, the same cook still works here. They still have the same canoe, too. If you want to get farther away than by canoe, Bar Harbor is a 35 minute drive, and Blue Hill 5-10 minutes the other way.
I suppose, at the rates offered, you could stay at a Best Western or Ramada Inn in Ellsworth. The self-serve breakfast there might even be quicker. If you want charm, come here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surry Inn offers six rooms with private bath on almost three acres of beautiful Maine shorefront. Overlooking Contention Cove, the Inn is conveniently located between Acadia National Park and the Blue Hill/Deer Isle Peninsula. The Inn is an old-fashioned, country inn with ocean access and a spectacular view. The Inn's restaurant features local, fresh seafood, filet mignon, pan-seared duck breast and homemade soups, salad dressings and desserts. Breakfast is included with the room and is a full breakfast cooked to order ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Surry Inn Maine