In mid July, 2013, my husband and I stayed for two nights, at this most beautiful inn at Phippsburg. The inn was immaculately clean, and decorated in an elegant, restrained style. The property faces the water, and is in a particularly beautiful corner on the Phippsburg peninsula. We spent a lovely half hour one evening sitting in the Adirondack chairs close to the shore, on the property.
We stayed in the McCobb room, which is very large; the bathroom is small, but perfectly fine. Good water pressure, and lots of hot water for showers. We chose the room because it is on a corner of the building, and thus has cross-ventilation.
The hosts, John and Jackie, are British, and perfectly charming! We all chatted amongst ourselves, about why my husband and I were in Maine (answer: an exploratory visit to see where we might bring our small 14-foot trailered sailboat on another visit; need a place with a LOT of room on the property, where no one else would be inconvenienced by a sailboat on a trailer, left off while we go out to dinner, or on another trek. And a place where we would think it safe to leave a trailered boat.)
A lot of discussion, with John, about tides (vastly important for launching and recovering a small boat, most particularly on the Maine coast, where the tide range is truly astounding) Both mornings we stayed, John printed out local tide charts for us; I recount this tale to give all interested parties an illustration of the kindness of these folks. They pay very close attention to the interests of their guests. And respond!
Breakfasts were great: a buffet of various breads, fresh fruit salads, nifty granola and Greek yogurt, nice juice.... And, then, there's a main course: when we were staying, there was an egg and ham timbale, on a muffin, one day; and next day, a poached egg on an herb muffin, with bacon and sausage; and a very English grilled tomato half, with a bit of cheese (took me back to my memories of a favorite inn in the Lake District, in England!) All this is way more than I can eat for breakfast; made the mistake the first day of having some of my favorite raisin bread with cream cheese - and then couldn't finish the main course! My husband helped me out with this...as he did the next day...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1774 Inn, Midcoast Maine's award-winning waterfront bed and breakfast location, near Bath and Brunswick Maine close to Popham Beach State Park. 45 mins from Portland and accessible from New York and Boston by road. Eight elegant and spacious guestrooms in this historic mansion with water views from the main house. Its English owners, John and Jackie, focus on excellence in guest service and the delicious breakfast menu features locally sourced organic produce. This beautiful Inn combines contemporary comfort with classic elegance. Activities nearby are lighthouse tours, boating, swimming, kayaking, golfing, sailing, lobster bakes, antiquing, shopping in nearby Freeport, hiking and dining with a wide choice of restaurants offering varied cuisine nearby. For a real Maine vacation experience that is truly unforgettable come to the 1774 Waterfront Inn. ... more less
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- 1774 Inn Phippsburg, Maine