Right now I and my two best friends from childhood are planning our annual get together once again at the Second Street Bed & Breakfast. This will be our third year. We time it at the end of August-beginning of September, when I am in Maine taking a vacation from my job - running a B&B in St. Thomas!
We love this B&B! Sara and her daughter Dena run this immaculate, elegant and perfectly restored mansion as a cozy retreat. The building may be formal but the furnishings are whimsical and warm. All of the five rooms are different so it is hard to pick. My current favorite is the green room, with its marble fireplace, comfy king size bed and writing desk between two windows. Here I can use the secure wireless to stay on top of reservations for St. Thomas while I am being a welcome guest in Maine.
Sara and Dena make sure you feel that this is your home while you are here. You feel free to take over the sitting room, the den and the veranda. Padding through the upstairs and downstairs halls in stocking feet - I bet it is nice in the wintertime too with fireplaces blazing.
Yummy breakfasts are served in the dining room around a big table and are leisurely and friendly affairs (unless you are on an early schedule and must eat and run). The dining room opens onto the veranda and - like most of the rooms in the house - has a beautiful fireplace.
The B&B is an easy walk to my favorite Hallowell restaurants (Slates, Joyces, Hatties) and to the "rail trail" scenic walk along the river upstream and down. Hallowell itself, by the way, is a perfect Maine colonial village inhabited by an interesting and eclectic mix of musicians, artists, antique dealers and those whose work may revolve around the state capitol in Augusta but who would rather live in this special place.
If you find yourself in the capitol area for any reason, work or play, spend a few nights at Second Street and you will be very glad you did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Second Street Bed and Breakfast in historic Hallowell Maine. This classic colonial style home was converted to a bed and breakfast in 2005. Just a short walk to the Kennebec River and Rail Trail system spanning 3 cities, an intimate downtown with restaurants, unique shops, art studios, live music and much, much more. Hallowell is approximately one hour from the coast - Two hours from Bar Harbor, and approximately one and a half hours from Maine’s mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Second Street Bed & Breakfast Hallowell, Maine