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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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UKTurkeyTrotter wrote a review Jul 2019
uk626 contributions127 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 contributions30 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 contributions3 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 contributions6 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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Room Tip: I've stayed in the Studio Apartment, main house B&B Lilac Room, and the Guest Wing, and...
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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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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), Frances Perkins Center (0.4 miles), and Gifts at 136 (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, Round Top Ice Cream Stand, and King Eider's Pub and Restaurant.
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).