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The Black Boar Inn
Ranked #9 of 26 Ogunquit B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Casco, Maine
2 reviews
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“So beautiful!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I were able to get away for one overnight without the kids last night. The Black Boar Inn was SO inviting. John was an amazing host and such a great cook! The breakfast was to die for, rooms were immaculate and the bed was super comfortable. We would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Elizabeth - we can't wait to see you and your mom again here in the coming months and years. Stay in touch!!!
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We recently stayed at the Black Boar Inn and couldn't have been happier. The location is great -- easy walking distance to shops & restaurants. Dwain and John were excellent hosts throughout our stay. They had great recommendations for dinner and night spots. The Inn itself is adorable with many quaint details, including the living room complete with crackling fire in the fireplace, games, and books and maps of the area. Also: Dwain's breakfast is not to be missed. Overall fabulous experience. Thanks John and Dwain!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Mim - let us know when you are planning on being back this way. We would love to host you again!
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Black Boar Inn is the perfect getaway for a historic home lovingly turned into a comfortable and cozy Inn by owners Dwain and John. These wonderfully warm hosts quite clearly love their creation and all the people who stay in it! We found it breathtaking how seamlessly our hosts make it all flow at their unique inn.

When we arrived we were given a menu to sign off on for the morning breakfast that offered homemade pineapple bread pudding, hash browns, French toast with berries, spinach feta omelets and many sumptuous other items. AND...on the cupboard their were even homemade oatmeal cookies which coming in at 12:30 am we assumed were for the taking! and they were :U) !!!

We stayed in the Eloise room, hoping for something like the plaza, but this was far more posh! Eloise herself could not conjure such quaint style! however, no doubt she would have been quite satisfied. Floral wallpaper, colorful bedding, modern fixtures, local art, antiques and funky decor created a cool hang for a weekend with my best gal pal! We walked the majestic Oqunquit beach which like me, many an artist has come from the big city to capture; the brilliant Maine sun on the endless velvety white beach, wind whipped dunes, huge waves and dancing clouds. Ah-um! the cannonball sunset we witnessed over the dunes was so idelible, having forgotten our cameras, we gleefully agreed our cerebral snapshots would suffice. After this we strolled the interesting artisan boutiques and shops and yes, maybe bought a little something we probably didn't need but would never have found elsewhere?!

Dwain and John graciously offered us marvelous advice on where to dine, dance and stroll about. We ate at a great restaurant and whooped it up at the local dance spot MaineStreet after with it's wacky hipster locals and many from away like us, making magic for one night in fabulous Ogunquit. Can you have too much fun?

Such great hosts, big smiling thanks to Dwain and John for our divine one night stay. The Black Bear Inn is a jewel on the southern coast of Maine!

Laurie and I highly recommend it! Enjoy!

Tracy

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Tracy, your comments are very kind and yes - we agree that this place is truly a jewel with its rich history and the families that took such great care of this property through the years. We were honored to host you and hopefully will again for many years to come!
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Maynard, MA
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Just returned from an overnight at the Black Boar Inn. Lovely old place a short walk to quaint downtown Ogunquit. John and Dwayne were great hosts, warm and personable. Dwayne is a fabulous breakfast chef as well. The inn is beautifully done and just what we were looking for--cozy and old. I have absolutely no reservations about recommending this inn as a great place to stay.

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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dan and Anne: please let us know when you are back this way. It was great getting to know you and we would love to host you again.
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Willington, Connecticut
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I recently went to Ogunquit for a long Valentine's Day weekend. We had never been to Maine before, and our goal was just to retreat to a quiet place on the New England coast and see what the town had to offer. We chose the Black Board Inn because of other TripAdvisor reviews, and we had high expectations. Before we even got there, our "retreat" turned into a working weekend, as both of us got slammed by OT work on the Friday we were to arrive in Ogunquit. We ended up leaving home late. We had reservations at a local restaurant, and when we realized we would be late, we called the B&B, and John offered to call the restaurant for us to let them know.

That proved to be standard operating procedure at the Black Boar Inn. Our hosts, Dwayne and John, became part of what salvaged what could have been a disappointing trip. When we arrived, they expedited our check-in so we could get to dinner. When we told them we would have to spend Saturday working, they offered to start a fire in the sitting room for us. When we were able to take breaks, they had great advice for where to go to see the sights, find a bite to eat, and how to get there.

The breakfasts were also incredible. Most B&Bs are pretty good at doing breakfast, as you would expect, but not all are, and some excel at it. The Black Boar Inn is up there with the best. Most of the recipes that greeted our morning rises fell into the "I have to get that" category. Each day we were there, breakfast was hearty enough to carry us to dinner.

The room we stayed in, the Duchess Anne Suite, was large and comfortable. We didn't really need the extra room with the futon, but we used it to good effect. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom and shower facilities were all upgraded to high standards and were more than adequate. The only downside was a lack of a thermostat in our suite, and that made for an overly-warm room when our neighbors decided it should be 75 degrees. But that was easily enough remedied with a gently-opened window, and we got some fresh air to boot. And every night was quiet and very conducive to a good night's sleep.

We also found ourselves hunting for grounded outlets here and there, as they don't exist in every room. But in the end there were enough. And John and Dwayne were always very gracious about helping us find solutions to our demanding stay, almost to the point of making *them* work overtime. In fact, they made extra coffee for us every day we had to work. And in the late afternoon on Saturday, they let it be known that they had made some warm pineapple cake thing that was "best eaten warm." We did not lose any weight that weekend.

I can't really say enough good about our stay at the Black Boar Inn. We've already concluded that we will return to Ogunquit someday soon, hopefully without the overtime coming along with us, and when we do, we will be staying at this very welcoming, hospitable place.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in, the Duchess Anne Suite, has a small adjunct with a futon that is pretty small...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belmont, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed February 19, 2014

What a great bed and breakfast! Close to town center, can walk to beach.
Elegant old house with modern accomodations, beautiful rooms with attached bathroom. Amazing breakfasts with choice of differents entrees. No need to buy lunch afterwards! Coffee all day too!
Hosts are charming and affable and very helpful.
Will definitely return.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Eleanor - we are looking forward to hosting you and Jim a couple more times this Fall. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Limington, Maine
1 review
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely stay this past weekend. The hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and spacious. We came in after a dinner out and were able to enjoy a homemade carrot cake baked by the owners. We can't wait to go back in the summer!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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John J, Owner at The Black Boar Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
It was great to meet you both on your quick getaway. Thanks again for picking BBI - we will see you again in the high season...
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Property: The Black Boar Inn
Address: 277 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907
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Location: United States > Maine > Ogunquit
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ogunquit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1674, with a major addition in 1720, The Black Boar Inn is the oldest structure in the Town of Ogunquit and one of the oldest wooden structures in the United States. BBI is located in the heart of the vibrant Village and only a three minute walk to one of the top rated beaches in America. The Inn offers six large bedrooms with queen beds and private en suite bathrooms with modern amenities. The Inn's common rooms (each with fireplace) offers guests with casual places to relax with family and friends.The Inn's history is truly remarkable. King James II of England (14 October 1633 - 16 September 1701) granted a plot of land in what is present day Ogunquit, Maine, to Alexandre Maxwell at some point in the mid-1600s. The Maxwell family built a home on this multi-acre plot in 1674 and lived there for about 100 years. In the mid-1700s, the home became the property of the Littlefield Family (another founding family of Wells/Ogunquit) through marriage to a Maxwell family member. Eddie Littlefield retained ownership until 1997. As the first two families cherished the property and remained ownership each for more than a century, The Black Boar Inn is now owned by only the third family in the structure's 341 year history. This Legacy Property is a truly authentic guest experience and remains a favorite choice of travellers from all parts of the world. ... more   less 
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