This was our first trip to Maine and we were lucky to have chosen Five Gables Inn. Even though we visited during torrential rainfall we certainly enjoyed our stay. The fireplace had a roaring fire when we arrived and throughout the weekend. The nicest lady was there to meet us the evening we arrived. I believe her name was Lisa. She was very helpful in getting us settled after a long day's journey and recommending a dinner location. The breakfast was delicious both mornings and even though it was raining we ate on the beautiful wrap around porch. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the inn, but did miss having an optional tv room. Access to the weather channel would have been helpful in our touring plans.
We were in room #5, it was on the second floor and had a nice view of the bay from the window. I enjoyed the fact that the windows could be raised. It was so peaceful listening to the rain.
The room was clean and had a cozy feel. We did not like the bed..it was very uncomfortable. It was very firm and even my husband who prefers firm mattresses said it was uncomfortable. The bathroom was small, but very functional. The shower had fabulous water pressure. The landscaping was so lovely and the inn is on a quiet street. Across the street is a public dock. A nice area to take a stroll. Mike was helpful with our sightseeing plans. The inn was very clean throughout. We enjoyed seeing the old pictures of the inn on the wall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine waking with the blissful feeling that your room resembles a Maine cottage overlooking a picturesque bay. Scenic and Serene East Boothbay is a 200 year old village just 5 minutes from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, though you will feel light years away. Here we enjoy peaceful mornings on the inns porch, no traffic passing by, and a view of the lobster boats bobbing in the harbor. Yet a short five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries and shopping. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Five Gables Inn Maine/East Boothbay