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525 Post Rd U.S. Route 1, Wells, ME 04090-4025
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Wells
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Value
5.0
Travelers' Choice
The Elmere House Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to all that southern Maine has to offer in the Moody section of Wells Maine. We are five minutes north of the Ogunquit village and 7 miles south of Kennebunkport, Maine. Shopping as well as fine and casual dining begin a block away and continue on for miles. The Moody, North Ogunquit and Foot Bridge beaches are all a couple of miles away which is a five-minute car ride, a 20-minute walk or you can take the local trolley there as well. All of our rooms are immaculate and have been recently redecorated. They all have large private baths, individually controlled a/c and heat, ceiling fans, a mini fridge, wine glasses/ice bucket free Wi-Fi, free parking and every morning you'll be served a delicious three course home cooked breakfast. If you like seafood restaurants, Elmere House is conveniently located near Billy's Chowder House, Fisherman's Catch, Mike's Clam Shack, The Ogunquit Lobster Pound and Hobbs on the Harbor. The Steak House and Verano's are close by as well for a delicious steak and Italian food. The Elmere House makes it easy to experience some great attractions in the area like Perkins Cove, the Marginal Way, Mount Agamenticus and Rachel Carson Preserve. Reserve now your room is waiting!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
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dawn m wrote a review Aug 5
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions8 helpful votes
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We were at the Elmere for a couples weekend away. We had plans for the Ogunquit theater and reservations to some fabulous local eateries. Unbeknownst to me, I had booked the suite which included a Jacuzzi! This was such a fabulous surprise. When we arrived we were greeted by the owners, who are so lovely and inviting! They gave us pointers on local beaches that were not crowded with parking that was easy and ample. They also greeted us every morning with a delicious breakfast that was homemade and included some really fun banter! I would highly recommend staying at this inn opposed to staying in downtown ogunquit because it’s easy to park easy to get to and the people are so nice! Highly highly highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Try some eateries in kennebunk or Biddeford. Easy drive and amazing.
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for the wonderful review Dawn! We hope to see you again in the future. Warmest Regards, Michael & Bill
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Xavier_vill wrote a review Jul 2022
Montreal, Canada62 contributions23 helpful votes
We had a really great stay. Michael and Bill were really awesome hosts. Breakfast is incredible. Location is good as it is not far from Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard, even Portland is a one-hour drive.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Denise M wrote a review Jul 2022
Willow Spring, North Carolina53 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed on the second floor, the room had a queen size bed, refrigerator, and private bath. Decor was tasteful and up to date. Hosts Michael and Bill were extremely nice and very helpful with local restaurants and things to do. Breakfast was AMAZING! We had eggs benedict the first morning, with coffee, juice, fruit and homemade blueberry cake and a cinnamon coffee cake. Way too much food (but in a good way!!). The second day was a fruited french toast with blueberries and strawberries on top. SO GOOD!! Plenty of space outside to sit and read under the shade trees. Location is between Wells and Ogunquit, right off Hwy 1. Very quiet considering being so close to the road. This was our favorite place to stay during our trip along the coast and we will have fond memories! We hope to return some day!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Nanette M wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed for our honeymoon, and owners, Michael and Bill, greeted us as soon as we walked in the door with welcoming smiles! Our room was just beautiful with all amenities for our stay! It is so tastefully decorated throughout the B & B and exceptionally clean. The gardens are beautiful with lawn chairs for picnic of lounging. There is a gas firepit to light in the evening, as well! The breakfasts are plentiful and absolutely delicious with homemade cuisine including fruit, coffee cakes, and main dish being eggs benedict (AMAZING!) to French Toast with fruit and more! I would give The Elmere a 6 if I could! Perfectly located in the center of all attractions, shopping, and activities. Bill and Michael very helpful to recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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R F wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife and I had been looking for a place to stay in Wells for a while and have tried many different locations and B&B's as we are up to visit my parents a few times a year. Michael and Bill are such gracious hosts and made sure we feel right at home and took care of any needs or requests we had. The rooms are well sized with comfortable beds, and even though the property is on Route 1, it is set back enough and fenced to feel private. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and well kept, and there is more than adequate parking. We will definitely be staying with Bill and Michael the next time we head to Maine. Couldn't have been happier or asked for more. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 20, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review, we hope to see you again.
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David G wrote a review Jun 2022
6 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing and initiate bed and breakfast, could not have been happier with our experience. Prime location, close to restaurants and the waterfront. Rooms were pristine, spacious, and tasteful. And the rest of the shared common space was elegantly decorated. Staff was beyond amazing and accommodating. So friendly. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Michael Fowler, Owner at The Elmere House
Responded Jun 23, 2022
David, Yhank you for the wonderful review, we hope to see you again. Warmest Regards, Michael & Bill
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Joanna C wrote a review Jun 2022
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My husband and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary in Maine and we had the loveliest of stays. Michael and Bill made us feel right at home. Each room of the B&B is wonderfully decorated, sweet wildflowers on each table at breakfast, and beautiful grounds with gardens and seating areas. Would definitely stay again! On top of their wonderful hospitality, Michael and Bill worked very hard on ensuring I had a safe and allergy free breakfast. I have several allergies and they prepared a delicious dish that was gluten and dairy free. This was the first time in my life where I had french toast, it was amazing! My husband and I enjoyed every bite of our thoughtfully prepared breakfast. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we hope to see you again. Warmest Regards, Michael & Bill
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Bobbi D wrote a review Jun 2022
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We love Elmere House and Michael and Bill are just fabulous hosts! The rooms are absolutely stunning with comfortable beds and a serene and relaxing atmosphere and the breakfasts are crazy delicious !
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Michael Fowler, Owner at The Elmere House
Responded Jul 2, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review, we greatly appreciate it! Michael & Bill
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Sam S wrote a review May 2022
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We had a truly wonderful 2- night experience at The Elmere. The inn was immaculate and very tastefully decorated. Michael and Bill were amazing hosts. They were both beyond friendly and welcoming. We really enjoyed talking with them. Bill’s 3-course breakfasts were incredibly good. We liked the location very much and could easily ride our bikes through nearby neighborhoods. We had a wonderful experience in Wells and give The Elmere our highest rating.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Aileen P wrote a review May 2022
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We booked 2 nights in May for our wedding anniversary weekend, based on the positive reviews, and our stay exceeded our expectations. Michael and Bill were the quintessential hosts, genuinely warm, welcoming, and helpful from the moment of our arrival to the time of our (reluctant) departure. The rooms and the rest of the property were clean, updated, nicely decorated and well-maintained. Bill prepared delicious three course breakfasts tailored to our liking, and I got a mimosa to accompany mine on Mother's Day! I highly recommend this lovely B&B, we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Michael Fowler, Owner at The Elmere House
Responded May 10, 2022
Dear Aileen & Zach, We thank you for the wonderful review and we hope to see you again! Warmest Regards, Michael, Bill & Bentley
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PRICE RANGE
$271 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMaineWells
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Elmere House
Which popular attractions are close to The Elmere House?
Nearby attractions include Marginal Way (3.1 miles), Wells Reserve at Laudholm (4.0 miles), and Footbridge Beach (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Elmere House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Elmere House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Elmere House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Elmere House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Elmere House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Congdon's Doughnuts, Scoop Deck, and Joshua's.
Are there any historical sites close to The Elmere House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wells Reserve at Laudholm (4.0 miles), Congregational Church Of Wells (2.8 miles), and Founders Park (2.3 miles).