We set up a one night stay and spa treatments at the Portsmouth Inn and Spa for a belated Valentine's Day vacation.
Neither of us had been to a B&B or had spa treatments before, so we were taking our chances with this trip, but we hit the jackpot!
Nat and Lynn, the owners, were both very friendly and accomodating to our needs. Nat reminds me of a favorite relative who always makes sure you don't have to worry about going hungry, getting cold, having a bed to sleep in, etc. And Maya, their dog, loves to meet new people. Truly a family pet!
We stayed in the Minx room- very clean and victorian. I was almost afraid to leave the room in a mess. It had a small TV w/ VCR, a queen-size bed, large heater, ceiling fan, and a huge bathroom. The views were of the street and the spa entrance, but you could see straight across to the river and Warren's Lobster House, where we had dinner (an awesome find for you lobster-lovers out there. And if you go, don't forget to check out their desserts!).
In the morning Nat made an incredible breakfast that just hit the spot. He always had tea, and/or coffee waiting in the living room and cookies in the afternoon.
The spa staff was very friendly and put any qualms you had about spa treatments at ease. We experienced the couples swedish massage ( with hot stones for an added fee) and facials the next day. And anything you needed (water, reading material, local venues) , the staff was more than happy to oblige.
We are already planning a trip back in the summer when the weather warms up and the foliage is greener. But for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or even the suburbs, check out the Portsmouth Inn and Spa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five-bedroom Victorian bed-and-breakfast furnished with fine antiques; walking distance to downtown Kittery and over the Piscataqua River to Portsmouth; day spa on premises. All private en-suite baths; River and Harbor views. Gardens, porches. Delicious, two-course breakfasts, afternoon cookies, evening port & sherry. Outdoor hot tub. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portsmouth Harbor Hotel Kittery
- Portsmouth Harbor Inn And Spa Kittery, Maine