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“Like being home”
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Blue Hill Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Blue Hill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Shaftsbury, VT
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Like being home”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

We arrived late in the evening and were pleasantly surprised to find the kitchen stocked with breakfast foods including gluten free options for my wife. Fresh fruit on the kitchen table, fresh organic bread, and farm fresh eggs.

The suite was filled with antiques. The bathroom was spotless. The innkeeper went above and beyond to make sure our stay was pleasant. She provided glow sticks for the last night festivities as well as a copy of the itinerary for the evening.

Power was out for an hour or so the day of checkout. The innkeeper called us and told us to take our time checking out there was no rush. This attention to detail and the excellent communication made the stay extremely pleasant.

My wife and I will be heading back this summer to sample one the main inn rooms and to experience the breakfasts that are legendary.

Highly recommend that anyone in the area stay at the Blue Hill Inn as you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed in "The Cape House" on a November trip. Great service, modern kitchen, deluxe furnishings, very pampered. Would return in a minute. Heartily recommend to all. Expensive? Yes. But worth every cent.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Blue hill Inn for one night. We didn't have a reservation, which was no problem. We were immediately drawn by the wonderful warm and inviting ambiance. The hostess, Sarah was not there when we arrived, but we were well taken care of by her staff. Hors d' oeuvres were served from 6 to 7 which was such a nice welcome.

Our room was beautiful, the bed and linens so comfortable! Breakfast was exquisite, with several choices of an entree. When we met Sarah in the morning, she immediately knew who we were, even though we hadn't yet met.

It is very obvious that Sarah takes great pride in her Inn, and works hard at anticipating her guests needs.

If you plan to be in Blue Hill, we definitely recommend the Blue Hill Inn!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Rafael, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We recently spent 4 nights at Blue Hill Inn during the quiet and beautiful fall season. We've been visiting the Blue Hill and Deer Isle area for many years and are delighted to have a new home base. Our room was comfortable and quiet, the common spaces were gracious and pleasant. We savored the delicious breakfasts and snacks, and enjoyed the company of the other friendly guests. Sarah's warm hospitality and stockpile of local information about everything from hiking to quirky art galleries truly set the Blue Hill Inn apart from most B&B experiences. Best of all was the Meet the Farmer Dinner with El El Frijoles' chefs Michele and Michael making magic from local farm offerings. We'll be back!

Room Tip: A couple of the rooms have larger bathrooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

After 10 years, we decided to visit this charming Inn again and refresh fun memories from the times we spent there with our children. To our big surprise, the Inn has gotten even better! There is a new owner, Sarah, who not only renovated the whole Inn without destroying its old world charm, (you even get internet in every room, free) but who also bends backwards to accommodate every wish; making restaurant reservation, finding activities for a rainy day, giving great tips of places to go off the beaten path and much more! Besides serving a delicious breakfast, Sarah offers afternoon tea with fresh baked cookies (the Inn smells heavenly) and 'happy hour' with great wine, served very generously! We truly cannot wait to go back next summer if not before!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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11 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

BHI is a quintessential New England hotel. The building is historic, but the interior is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. The public rooms are all inviting. Breakfast is locally purveyed and delicious, and the menu choices vary daily. Finally, the entire staff is available, friendly, and very helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was our first stay at a B&B, and consequently our first stay at the Blue Hill Inn. What an amazing experience we had. Sarah, the Innkeeper, is a warm, friendly, exceptional host. From the time she greeted us upon arrival to the day of our check out we felt that we were in wonderful hands. The Cape House Suite is truly a home away from home. We actually referred to the suite as our home during our stay. The breakfast each day was delicious and believe me, this was no normal breakfast! It was unparalleled. The staff is that of a five star restaurant. It was with heavy hearts that we checked out after four nights, however, we know for sure that we will be returning in the future.

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Green Features: We loved the fact that they were conservative with water usage, there is no need for towels to be changed every day. They compost, and have free range chickens off site which provide the Inn with wonderful fresh eggs. They also support many local businesses by using their products at the Inn.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Hill Inn

Property: Blue Hill Inn
Address: 40 Union St, Blue Hill, ME 04614-5916
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Blue Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Blue Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Blue Hill Inn, individualized guest attention is the first priority. Breakfasts are designed with guests in mind; choices range from vacation decadent to watching one’s waistline. Innkeeper Sarah Pebworth and the staff personally see to the details of each guest’s stay. Located in the center of the Blue Hill village and a block from Blue Hill Bay, the inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more   less 
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