My GF and I stayed there as a late Valentines Day present to each other. We stayed there two years before and enjoyed ourselves, and the second time around didn’t disappoint. We came a little before you could check in, but our room was ready so they let us in.
Our room was small, near the end of the hallway and the farther we walked the less I was excited. When you check in there is plenty of art and awards on the walls not to mention the cozy fireplaces, as we walked down our hallway the art got less and less. Our walk to our room slowly stopped feeling like this amazing inn and felt more like a hotel; that was until I got into our room. Our room was small, and the king sized bed filled it. The desk was small but useable, the old tv with scratchy sound and picture lay hidden in a small closed entertainment center. The biggest perk was the fireplace. Most places I have stayed at have a gas or fake fireplace, it creates a mood that is pleasant but lacks the quality of the sounds and smells of a real fireplace. The Harraseeket’s fireplace came well stocked with wood, no longer did I have the cheapened experience. We had a roaring fire in about 30 seconds, as they prebuild the fireplace in anticipation of our arrival. I build another that night, and if we had stayed another night I would have needed more wood.
Later in the afternoon we went to tea, something that I think more places should offer. Tea at the Harraseeket was the icing on the cake of our stay. They serve hot tea, with fruit, cheese, and other pastries. Everything was fresh, the tea was hot and seemed like the moment the container might run out someone was already there with a new one, the fruit was wonderful and the pastries oh the pastries. I am a guy that loves his sweets, and the Harraseeket didn’t fall short of wonderful with their pastries. My girlfriend and I were able to sit by the fireplace and enjoy tea with another couple. Tea was more then a chance for refreshment, it was an oppturtunity to have that small bed and breakfast feel of chatting with new people. If you don’t want to chat with new people there were plenty of other places once could sit so that others wouldn’t not be able to join you. If you go to the Harraseeket do not miss out on tea.
The GF and I did go to the tavern for our supper, and the food was wonderful. We sat near the open kitchen area and was a little loud, but having eaten there before I do know that if you sit away from the open kitchen you can have a very quiet meal. The food there is well done, a smidge pricey, but the staff works hard for every penny. One could also eat in the Maine Dinning room, a bit more cash and dress code there. The food there is just as great in a more formal setting. Both are worth checking out if you stay there.
We both a wonderful nights sleep in the most comfortable set of sheets. The bed was great, our only complaint was that the pillows were a bit flat. If that was my only complaint about the bed then we are doing well.
The next morning our room came with breakfast in the Maine Dinning room. Most places if they offer a free breakfast, provide cereal, coffee, toast, and if your lucky a waffle. The Harraseeket did way more then that. They had fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, gluten free pancakes(they were amazing), eggs, toast, banana bread, bacon, hot organic oatmeal, potatoes, and a bit of homemade bread with in house made hash hollandaise sauce and en egg on top. A waiter brought coffee, juice and water to the table, while everything else was served in a buffet style. This meal was scrumptious.
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- Harraseeket Hotel Freeport
- Harraseeket Inn Freeport, Maine