We have stayed in many B&Bs over the past five years and the Berry Manor Inn is now at the top of our list. We stayed for two nights at the Berry Manor Inn on our Maine Coast trip, traveling from York to Bar Harbor.
When we drove up to the Berry Manor our first impression was very good…..the grounds and the house were gorgeous. Flowers everywhere, beds well-maintained and the inn itself looked freshly painted. We entered the front door from a big front porch which contained sofas and chairs as well as a cat which we later found out was named Captain Nemo. The porch was a great place to have a evening cocktail before dinner. We were greeted by Mike, one half of the Mike and Cheryl innkeeper/owner team. He gave us a tour of the restored Victorian along with some interesting historical information about the house as well as the original owner (Mike and Cheryl are only the second owners of the house) and Rockland. Don’t know how many times he has given the talk but he made it seem as if it was the first time. He was so enthusiastic. The common/public areas were absolutely beautiful. He bought us into the kitchen which he said was open to us any time of day for use of the refrigerator and microwave. And then there were the pies…..blueberry, apple and cherry…..all made fresh by Mike’s mother who lived on the grounds in another structure. The pies were always on the counter for the guests along with the classic Maine ice cream, Gifford’s, in the freezer.
Mike took us up the wide stairs to our second floor room, #2, which was in the front of the house. Although the room faced the street there was virtually no traffic and was extremely quiet. The room was huge with a great wood floor and oriental rugs, walk-in closet, fireplace, bay windows, flat screen television and a beautiful king size bed. Again the furnishings were wonderful and the room was beautifully decorated. The bathroom was spotless and featured a long soaking tub….the fixtures were original and black porcelain. As others have said, whenever you got back to your room it had been freshened-up.
A really nice touch was that there was a seating area on the second floor, actually right outside our door, and in the morning coffee and juice was there waiting for us at 7am……no need to go downstairs for your first cup. The breakfasts were excellent and could be taken wherever you wanted. The main dining room had about 8 tables with linens and fresh flowers. Cheryl was doing the cooking and Mike serving and holding court in his lobster headgear or his lighthouse top hat. Cheryl accommodated our dietary needs with no problem.
The Berry Manor Inn is located in a residential neighborhood away from the traffic and noise of the downtown, but within easy walking to Rockland’s “Main Street” and its restaurants, shops, museums and the harbor.
What a truly wonderful experience we had at the Berry Manor Inn. Not only the accommodations, but the wonderful feeling we got from Mike and Cheryl as well as Chelsea the entire staff. If you are in the Mid Coast Maine do not fail to consider the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland. We recommend it without
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to a romantic AAA 4 Diamond Maine bed and breakfast in the lovely town of Rockland. Our historic Rockland, Maine lodging features 12 beautifully appointed rooms with luxurious bedding, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Don't miss out on complimentary gourmet breakfast, evening sweets with our award winning pies, off-street parking & our stocked guest pantry. Searching through all the Rockland, Maine Hotels or bed and breakfasts in Camden? Come discover the magic of The Berry Manor Inn, a Select Registry Property. Named a Top 10 B&B in the Nation by Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviewers! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Berry Manor Hotel Rockland
- Berry Manor Inn Rockland, Maine