After reading this review, I know you will book a stay at The Lindenwood Inn. Just call them now and read my review later.
Okay, now that you've made the call, I'll tell you a little about what you'll find here...
My wife and I, avid twenty-something adventurers from Seattle, on a budget, have built a solid list of our favorite B&Bs over the years during our numerous national park vacations; our stay at The Lindenwood Inn this week easily tops the list. Surrounded by the comparatively small, yet magnificent scenery of Acadia National Park and the quaint fishing hamlet that is Southwest Harbor, The Lindenwood Inn is everything you'd want in a B&B and more. This historic house is eclectically and exquisitely updated without being pretentious. Never before have my wife and I so literally 'made ourselves at home.'
The staff is incredibly friendly; they are great rapport builders. We arrived late in the evening (during May, in the off-season) and the owner, Jim, stayed up to greet us. It was easy to get carried away chatting for hours with him and other guests at the fireside. If you'd rather not mingle around the living room fireplace, however, you can always retreat to your clean, beautiful, quiet, tranquil, and romantic room. Our room was the perfect place to unwind after a day of adventure in Acadia.
There is a bar downstairs near the kitchen where you can help yourself to a fairly priced adult beverage; just log your drinks on your room tab (using the honor system). They have an impressive array of beer, wine, and cocktails. The breakfast: magnificent (and filling). Bill, the on-site chef, is brilliant (the staff here previously ran a restaurant). I'm confident that the best food on the island is right here at the Lindenwood Inn. And since you don't have to go anywhere or fork out extra dough for breakfast, well, that's what often makes B&Bs a no-brainer. During our stay, Jim and Bill began experimenting with a dinner offering too, which we were very pleased with. This was especially nice during the off-season as dining choices were rather limited--Wait! What?! Really?! A bed & breakfast AND supper?! Yes, people. Yes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Former Sea Captain's Home turned into a unique harbor side Bed & Breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindenwood Hotel Southwest Harbor
- Lindenwood Inn Maine/Southwest Harbor