We had a wonderful stay at Kate and Kevin's Old Iron Inn. The rooms were beautiful, very well furnished, tastefully decorated, and sparkling clean. The beds were as comfortable as home. A corner nook was set up with lots of snacks, coffee, and even a container with extra phone chargers just in case. From the moment we got there, we felt welcomed. Kevin met us at our car to help carry in bags, and immediately invited us to sit in on a Celtic jam they were hosting that evening in their living room (excellent music & we regret we didn't have more time to enjoy it). Kate made us a wonderful to-order breakfast, complete with fresh muffins to snack on as a starter. We had some great conversation over breakfast with Kevin, on subjects that ranged from his iron collection to books to aviation history. He showed us some of his unique irons, took us on a tour of his bookshelves, and before we left even gifted us with a book! This place is a gem in northern Maine. Not to be missed if you can help it.…
We just left after only being able to stay only two days but enjoyed ourselves immensely. The breakfasts Kate made were 5 star in our opinion. Delicious and very filling. We stayed in the Rose Room and this was the most comfortable bed compared to being at home in our own. We had some interesting conversations and I was able to meet a local author who was staying and got a signed copy of her new mystery. I can't wait to read it!! The house was so unique and cozy with the fire and all the decorations and collectibles. Side note, we noticed on our way driving up route 1 the different planets at various locations. We forgot to ask about them but found out after we left, through Google, that it was Kate's hubby who planned and got the solar system project done for Aroostook County. I thought it was neat but I'm nerdy like that!! Much enjoyed trip!!…
Kate has a great business. The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious. We had a room with in-suite bathroom. Location is perfect. The breakfast was scrumptious and we had great conversation. Lots and f little touches make for a great stay. Truly a great experience.
The B&B (with just three rooms) is amazing. The collection of old irons is incredible. We shared the room with a queen and twin (in a cute little corner). The B&B is super clean, great towels and lots of wonderful teas, coffee and snacks. We appreciated the "TV room" for reading and relaxing. Kate (owner and chef) is a terrific cook and engaging, smart conversations. (Kevin, her husband, was away on sabbatical.) When in Caribou, the Old Iron Inn B&B is the place to stay!
We stayed 10 days in Apartment 2, adjacent to the B&B building. with 1.5 baths, AC in the bedroom, ceiling fans in other rooms, comfortable during an unusual hot spell in Caribou. Everything was spotless, the kitchen is well stocked with dishes etc., and the WiFi, satellite TV, and coin-operated washer/dryer worked flawlessly. Less than a block to Hannaford supermarket. Good location for travel around Caribou and down to Presque Isle. We expect 1-2 trips to Northern Maine each year, and hope to visit the Inn again.
We stayed in the Rose Room upstairs and found it very comfortable. Nice to have beverage and snack amenities upstairs as well. Breakfast by Kate was amazing with PB muffins and delicious eggs. They made a good recommendation for us for dinner in town, which we appreciated. It was a little difficult to have a conversation with the husband as he was quite opinionated about several things we tried to talk about, including the state where we live even though he hadn't been there in many many years. Tried to stay on neutral ground with him. I highly recommend they dust and fix up the front porch area where we entered into the house. Could be lovely but it seemed neglected.
It was wonderful to return to The County, to renew old friendships; Kate and Kevin were fantastic in assisting me to reconnect with folks. Breakfasts are delicious, Kate is very accommodating and the conversation is stimulating. Our room was very comfortable, relaxing place to stay and unwind. Thanks for everything Kate and Kevin, you are blessings. Hope to visit again.
I stayed in an apartment at the Old Iron Inn from January - March 2021. Kate and Kevin McCartney were wonderful hosts, warm and welcoming, with just the tone and tenor one would expect of New England innkeepers. I was there to see family, but continued teleworking during my stay. There was dedicated WiFi, cable tv, and plenty of room. Snow removal was prompt and thorough. It is only a short walk to the grocery store and convenient to main roads. I had a great experience there. I feel like not only did I spend some valuable time with family in The County, but I also made some new friends. My thanks to Kate and Kevin. Bottom line, a great place to stay!!
We can't say enough good things about the Old Iron Inn - it felt like visiting old friends. My partner and I stayed there for a night on a mini-getaway and found it to be quirky, homey, and very comfortable; we stayed in the Rose Room, which had plenty of room for both of us. We read books from the "library" upstairs, ate some of Kate's delicious muffins, and found ourselves utterly relaxed. Be sure to ask about the scale model of the solar system nearby. And, of course, the irons.
The Old Iron Inn is truly a gem of Aroostook County, and the best accommodation in Caribou. A quaint house on a main thoroughfare in town, it offers three cozy suites with access to an upstairs TV room, the Old Iron room (living area) and the dining room as well as plenty of on-site parking. The well-travelled, well-educated, and interesting husband and wife team collect antique clothing irons (they have their own YouTube channel!), among other things, and were incredibly hospitable answering all our questions and telling us stories about the town and life experiences. Kate entertained our ears with the fiddle and our taste buds. We woke up to a different flavor of freshly (and perfectly) baked muffins alongside a hot breakfast each morning. Cereals, coffee, tea, water, and snacks were available around the clock. We were travelling with our five-year-old daughter and Kevin became her favorite person. Each day we went out, she couldn’t wait to get back to “play” with him. He did a great job answering all her questions and explaining the difference of all the different collectibles around the house. Kate brought out some of her instruments and showed her different ways to create music. Our visit took place in December 2020 during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. My family felt that it was very clean and safe place for us to stay. Aroostook County did not have a high case count since it is so rural, but we could tell they were taking extra measures like wrapping clean glasses in the room with paper, providing sanitizing spray in the bathroom and hand sanitizer when you walked in while social distancing. There were other couples staying there at the same time and we made sure to stagger our breakfast time so we wouldn’t be in the dining room at the same time. We also didn’t hear them when they were in their rooms. We hope to one day return in the summertime and when the country has emerged out of the pandemic to truly experience all the area has to offer. 12/10 recommend.…