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“Eco friendly, warm and welcoming!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Acadia Oceanside Meadows Inn
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North Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Eco friendly, warm and welcoming!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly staff just ready to share information on the Inn and its many amenities. Then we met Ben, the innkeeper and had numerous conversations on the sights to see in the local towns and parks. He advised us on eateries, places of interest to visit and gave us guides on walking the 200 acres as well as maps for driving to the FDR summer home in Campobello, New Brunswick. The accommodations were comfortable and the breakfasts were better than what a 5 star hotel could offer. Ben and his staff are there to make your taste buds enjoy only the best and freshest ingredients available to them locally.He is dedicated to teaching his guests the advantages to becoming aware of the environment and what we "put into our bodies". Special dietary restrictions are a mere challenge for them. Ben is constantly working to bring the local residents together with his guests and is bringing cultural events to his property.The local businesses support each other and Ben encourages the guests to visit them. The beach, the wetlands, the gardens and everything on the property is maintained and well cared for.
The only improvement that we felt could be made, was to update some of the smaller items in the rooms. Our lampshade was ripped and cushions on the rockers in the "gathering room" could be replaced, as the stuffing was coming out.. You can keep the flavor of the "times" but update the comforts. The warmth of the fireplace only exaggerated the warmth of the Inn and its staff.
Would recommend it to anyone wanting to see the best of Maine. Close to Acadia National Park and all of its beauty.

Room Tip: It was difficult carrying luggage up to the third floor. We recommend staying on second floor, facin...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kittery, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

We just returned from the Inn and it was wonderful. Very clean and the breakfast was amazing! Ben and Margaret and the entire staff are all helpful, friendly and do a great job. They are very knowledgeable about the area and can always give you ideas about what to do and where to eat. The grounds and the flowers are beautiful and it is right across the street from a fabulous beach with a terrific view.
We really enjoyed our time there. Thanks to all at the Inn.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank June B
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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Professional, outstanding personnel and staff providing first class service to all guests from reservation to checkout. All service requests i.e. extra hygiene items and any other requests were imminently taken care of. This Bed & Breakfast has a large friendship room with 24/7 access to a complete kitchen with hot drinks and a guest refrigerator for storage of cold drinks and food. Our room, (S-2) was very large, comfortably decorated with a large bathroom providing a walk-in shower. The room was located directly across the street from the ocean providing a beautiful beach side view from our bedroom window. Set down Breakfast was served by friendly staff with a verity of awesome great tasting foods while staff provided guests with things to do and places to visit during there stay. (These people have the greatest French toast I’ve ever eaten!) The Acadia Oceanside Meadows Inn is located on a beautiful peninsula with sparsely built beautiful mansions and finely manicured lawns. Our stay here truly contributed to one of the greatest vacations my friend and I have ever enjoyed. Pet friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deborah K
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Three great things about Meadows Inn: 1) The owner, Ben, met us when we checked in and made sure we were well versed on the flora and fauna of the property and local area. Laminated pamphlets with information were provided to use during our stay. He also provided suggestions for outdoor activities and restaurants in the area. 2) Private beach access across the street. Great for morning and evening walks. 3)Gourmet breakfasts were delicious, with a beautiful presentation on the plate (along with edible flowers from their garden!).

Try to get a room facing the beach for the best views and sounds of the surf.

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the beach for the best views and sounds of the surf.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Abby C
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Darlington, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Inn and enjoyed discovering the area with the help of Ben and his staff, they were always willing to help find answers to all our questions. That is if they did not know the answers already. They led us to great food, crafts, attractions. The Inn and the property were great places to see such a variety of wildlife, too many to name here. Captured so many in the 3,000 plus photos I took. The breakfast and service was outstanding, never did we have any disappointments in choosing the Inn. We really look forward to another stay, so that we can enjoy the gracious hospitality of all the staff... they were great!
Will try to add photos another time.

Room Tip: We stayed in S 1 great room quiet and a nice view of the bay off its own deck. Great place to sit in...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We were there 3 days for the lobster fest. We enjoyed our stay at the Inn and our view of the ocean from our room was wonderful. The staff was excellent and very helpful. This is a good place to get away from the crowds. It would have been nice to have met the owners but they were not seen at all. Very nice and quiet. Ron & Bev


  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bellaire, Texas
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Ben and his staff hosted our reunion of extended family and took care of every need. Not only is the house a perfect journey back in time, so are their manners, style and care for their guests. We felt as if we were special guests, not visitors or customers. Ben knows the area and exactly where to go to find the real treasures of the area and avoid the tourist traps, bad food and crowds. He even found a wildlife preserve for us to tour that included petting wolves and feeding a baby tiger. Never thought we'd see tigers in Maine. He found us the best person to cook and host a lobster and clam bake as well as a private boat for a water ceremony (he knows everyone in the area and they all like him) and his staff found us a florist at the last minute. He's knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the nature preserve surrounding the property and rightfully so. Breakfasts were fun but you won't like them if McMuffins are what you seek.

Room Tip: Ocean view, with the accompanying surf sounds, are worth it.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Acadia Oceanside Meadows Inn
Address: 202 Corea Rd, Prospect Harbor, Gouldsboro, ME 04669-5015
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Gouldsboro > Prospect Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Prospect Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greetings! I, Ben, and my wife, Sonja, would like to welcome you to Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Inn. We encourage you to discover the serenity and hospitality of Schoodic Peninsula, located in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine. The buildings of our Inn stand on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove in picturesque Prospect Harbor.At Oceanside Meadows we have two very specific goals: to ensure that you have an extraordinary experience staying at our historic inn and to introduce you to our ever-evolving 200 acre nature preserve. Explore our sandy beach, rocky shore, dunes, meadows, forest, ponds, streams, and pristine salt marsh environments, which offer a great diversity of habitats and wildlife. My wife and I, who have a background in science and conservation, are committed to the preservation of this extraordinary place. Oceanside Meadows marries all that you would expect from a historic inn that has been open since 1860 with an unparalleled opportunity to explore and to understand Maine's environment and natural splendor.We invite you to join us here for a relaxing respite on the ocean. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf on our private sandy beach. Individually appointed bedrooms are lavishly furnished with your comfort in mind. Our rooms feature ocean and meadow views, private baths, flowers from the garden, and the refreshing sea breeze. Enjoy hearty gourmet breakfasts in our gracious dining room as you watch the lobster boats ply the Atlantic just yards away. Feast on wild blueberry pancakes, specialty omelets, homemade breads and other delights. We are glad to cater to vegetarian and other dietary needs. Our unique sandy beach is a great place to have a picnic, to lie in the sun or to take a dip in the brisk Atlantic. Explore the rugged coastline, tidal pools, and lighthouses; spot an eagle or osprey overhead; try sea kayaking, yachting, fresh water canoeing. Head out on a real Maine Lobster boat, see the seals basking in the sun, whales breaching, the puffins at Petit Manan Light, on your way back in to the dock pull lobster traps, truly immersing in the real wonders of the Downeast Maine coast. Try the trails of Acadia National Park at Schoodic 5 mins away or our own just behind the Inn. ... more   less 

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