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Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast

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36 Pleasant Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Damariscotta
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A winding driveway leads through stone pillars and up to the gracious oak-shaded home overlooking rolling fields, an apple orchard, and the meandering river. You’ll enjoy a delightful view from every vantage point, and the serenity of the setting will carry you back to a time of unhurried leisure. The grounds include a 20’ x 40’ pool as well as a boathouse perched over the river.Oak Gables is within strolling distance of downtown Damariscotta’s small Your hostess, Martha Scudder, has been welcoming guests to Oak Gables since 1987 and takes genuine pleasure in seeing that everyone feels completely at home.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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UKTurkeyTrotter wrote a review Jul 2019
uk674 contributions135 helpful votes
Arriving at Oak Gables is stunning. The effect of rather posh farm house on steroids. There is a beautifully kept lawn which sweeps up to the house and then there are cottages near by. The house itself is probably a few 100 years old, very simple construction with old growth timber. Nothing fancy, no moulded architrave but rather a piece of plain 5"x1". Great big floor boards and period decor. Now for the practical stuff: comfortable beds, spotlessly clean, nice big dining and sitting rooms, with family art on the walls. Breakfast was just right and you can easily walk into town for dinner, if you don't want to drive. The King Eider pub (see my Trip Advisor review) is one of a few good looking eating places in town. Or just hang out in the gardens round the house. The landlady is wonderful with interesting tales. We could only spend one night here but I really want to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from MarthasOak, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jul 29, 2019
It means so much to know how much you appreciated Oak Gables. It is very important to me to please my guests. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Oak Gables. I do hope you will return someday. Take care. Martha
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Acadia wrote a review Aug 2018
Fryeburg, Maine68 contributions32 helpful votes
My room at Oak Gables was booked by someone else. Imagine my delight at being able to stay at this gem. Martha, the innkeeper is friendly, outgoing, and always has a great story. She is truly invested that her guests are happy and have everything they need. I would stay at Oak Gables again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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monicazwalsh wrote a review Aug 2018
Boston, Massachusetts9 contributions4 helpful votes
Martha, the inn owner was friendly and accommodating. Her property is gorgeous and her rooms are clean and comfy. The area is peaceful with a pool, lovely landscapes and the river. Her B & B is a short walk to the town. Martha made a special effort to celebrate my mother-in-law's bday. A wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Carolyn P wrote a review Nov 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana10 contributions7 helpful votes
My October '17 stay at Oak Gables was as pleasant as my last two stays there. This trip I stayed for the first time in the Guest Wing......a bright, delightful room with kitchen & full bath, and a beautiful view of the Thomaston River! Martha is the perfect hostess....welcoming & gracious! I highly recommend Oak Gables and the surrounding area for your vacation.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Susan W wrote a review Oct 2016
New Hartford, Connecticut2 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently stayed for 2 nights in the main house at Oak Gables with another couple and were thrilled to have the entire house to ourselves. The owner, Martha Scudder, was so welcoming and entertaining and made us feel right at home. She prepared a delicious breakfast each morning and even worked around our schedule so that we could catch an early ferry the day of our departure. The beds were comfy and the shower had excellent pressure that I wish we had at home. The Damariscotta river is visible from the beautiful property and there's a lovely pool to enjoy when the weather is warm (which unfortunately it wasn't when we visited). Staying with Martha at Oak Gables was like visiting a warm and extremely peppy Grandma and her furry (but very quiet) pup, Dickens.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Dawn S wrote a review Aug 2016
Easthampton, Massachusetts14 contributions10 helpful votes
I stayed at Oak Gables for a weekend in July and loved it. Martha is a very kind and welcoming hostess, and I fell in love with her little dog Dickens. My room was clean and pretty and had a good air conditioner. Martha made sure I had gluten free items for breakfast, she made me special gluten free pancakes which were great. I didn't use the pool but other guests were enjoying it. I enjoyed talking with other guests and chatting with Martha in the afternoons for a bit. I hope I'll get back there.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from MarthasOak, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Responded Sep 22, 2016
Dear Dawn, Dickens really enjoyed having you . You were very kind to take the time to write A REVIEW. It means so much to me when one appreciates my home.....and my Scottie too. This is why I can't retire. Dickens and I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you, Dawn.
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Susanewood2016 wrote a review Aug 2016
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
Oak Gables is set right on the Demariscotta River and it is hard to imagine a more perfect setting. We stayed in the main house in the Maple Room, which was beautifully furnished with antique furniture. Martha was an absolute delight and we enjoyed each morning's breakfasts and chats - a lovely way to start each day. Martha went out of her way to make our stay as lovely as possible. It is an easy walk into the little township where we found numerous excellent places to eat each night. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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pokeynomore wrote a review Jul 2016
East Tennessee61 contributions37 helpful votes
We stayed at the Oak Gables B&B one night and loved it! The owner and hostess is Martha, an older woman who loves to chat. That was fine with us! Dickens, the Scottish terrier, also enjoys the company. There are four rooms upstairs, decorated with wallpaper and antiques. It's an old house out of the mid-1800's (I can't remember the exact year), that is just gorgeous. The rooms share a bathroom at the end of the hall. There is also a livingroom downstairs with a tv as a common area, as well as the diningroom. The property has 15+ acres and sits on the river. There is a boathouse with a ping pong table and a very nice deck on the river. We sat there and saw a *seal* swim by!!! There is also a nice front porch for sitting. The home is close enough to walk to town. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and then the porch. We chatted with Martha. She enjoys telling jokes from past guests, so be sure to have some to share with her. She asked us what we would like for breakfast. My husband had French toast and I had scrambled eggs and toast (my favorite) plus we both had lovely, huge strawberries with powdered sugar. The stay was absolutely wonderful and we would go back in a heartbeat. Thank you, Martha, for such a lovely time at your lovely home.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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malvern09 wrote a review Jun 2016
London,UK485 contributions208 helpful votes
I picked out Oak Gables because of the swimming pool. As it happened, we were too early in the season - but to be honest, we really didn't miss it. The house (and other accommodations) are set in lovely grounds, by the side of the Damariscotta River. Plenty of tranquility, birdsong - and conversation with Martha, the irrepressible owner, aided by Dickens, her four-legged side-kick. Our room was very comfortable. The shared bathroom might be a problem for some - it didn't bother us since we were the only people staying in the house at the time. All in all, a great place to relax.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Lanita W wrote a review May 2016
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I stayed for 2 Weeks in the carriage house apartment . First time in Maine and couldn't ask for a more picturesque beautiful stay. The apartment was cozy and clean. Relaxing and quiet. Had washer and dryer too. U toured the bed and breakfast and wow I wanna stay there. It is adorable. The owner is so friendly and sweet and had my best of interest at heart. The town is so cozy and great for site seeing. Check out boothbay only 20 min away when there. ♡ I would highly recommend for anyone wanting the perfect Maine experience.
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe (0.4 miles), Gifts at 136 (0.4 miles), and Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Damariscotta River Grill, King Eider's Pub and Restaurant, and Round Top Ice Cream Stand.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Damariscotta.
Are there any historical sites close to Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nickels-Sortwell House (7.4 miles).