A well-run, freshly immaculate, and exceptionally comfortable bed and breakfast in midcoast Maine, Oak Gables without question deserves to be ranked as the best lodging in the Damariscotta area, and probably among the state’s top ten. But what it offers goes far beyond any conventional words of praise. It nestles on extensive, gently rolling, quiet green lawns under massive, sheltering oaks, two of its three houses overlooking a fascinating small tidal river and bay. Its rooms, especially the guest wing, have space, light, air, and splendid views. They show the mark of truly thoughtful, tasteful, and considerate management, with every amenity small and large. All of this is the work of its spirited and charming owner, Martha Scudder, who clearly thinks constantly and at length on what it takes to satisfy and delight her guests. Martha personifies not only the essence of what Maine has always offered, but also the generous human heart at its best. Oak Gables reflects those qualities in every detail. We commend it and her.
Gillian and John
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast Damariscotta, Maine