What are the chances of finding a perfect inn in a perfect coastal town? Well, we feel like we won the lottery on this one! The Hartwell House in Ogunquit, Maine is the winning ticket.
We visited last September and found the Hartwell House located on a "Norman Rockwell" street. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove and Marginal Way (one of our favorite walks along the coast, reminding us of Rockport's Garden Path and Newport's Cliff Walk.). The innkeepers, Charlene and Eric, were friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to track down the answer to any question. (They do all this without hovering or inserting themselves into your stay...a great talent.)
My husband and I have visited Ogunquit three other times, but never had as charming and special an experience. We loved the inn's location. We loved the romantic room with all its windows, small but convenient kitchen, and its own entryway. The back yard is peaceful; the front yard a people watchers' haven.
One of our favorite moments and favorite photos is the two of us eating fresh and inexpensive lobster on the outdoor patio. We "caught" it ourselves....by walking right next door to the sweet little lobster take-out place. We didn't take it far at all.....just a dozen steps across the lawn to the H.H. Inn.
Charlene and Eric helped make our anniversary trip a lovely one, and were thoughtful in giving us a cold bottle of champagne to celebrate. Our next will be #24. We'll be back, if not in 2014, then soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hartwell House Inn invites you to enter a world of tranquility and classic elegance. Our air conditioned rooms, suites and studios are furnished with early American and English waxed pine antiques. Some rooms have decks, kitchenettes and/or separate sitting rooms...Ideal for weekly vacation rentals. All of our accommodations have flat-screen televisions. As part of making your stay an enjoyable experience, we serve a bountiful breakfast that is entirely homemade and prepared fresh daily, as is our afternoon tea and sweets. The Hartwell House is surrounded by an expansive acre of lawn with a lily pond framed with gardens. The Inn is only steps from the picturesque Perkins Cove harbor, the quaint village center and the Marginal Way, a winding footpath that traverses along the rocky edge of southern Maine's Atlantic coast. A beautiful 3-1/2 mile pristine white sandy beach is less than a mile away which is accessible by either walking or utilizing the trollies that stop near the Inn every 15 minutes. Our staff functions as a solid team and our goal is to exceed your expectations and make your stay a memorable experience. Our conference and function center offers conference rooms accommodating up to 14 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hartwell House Inn Ogunquit, Maine