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The Birches Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

The Birches is a true coastal Maine stay. The perfect getaway; everything you want in a B&B without all the fuss. Near everything but a world away. The hosts are long-time Island residents and were so pleasant and interesting to talk with. Our room had the most beautiful view of the harbor/cove, and was more than ample and very clean. The grounds were lovely right down to the waterfront.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying with the Homers at The Birches Bed & Breakfast, Sep 11-13, 2009. The B&B was lovely - with beautiful views of Southwest Harbor, and the breakfasts were great. But it was the innkeepers - the Homer family - that really made the weekend special. They are very warm, "down-to-earth" people and they welcomed us with open arms into their home. With only 3 guest rooms, it was a very personal experience. They love to share their home and are genuinely interested in getting to know their guests and helping them plan their daily activities. The breakfast conversations with the Homers and other guests were so interesting, we often lingered for an hour or two, sharing life experiences. After just a few days, we felt like we had known them for years. We have stayed in numerous B&Bs throughout New England, and my husband and I both agreed that our experience at The Birches was the best ever. We highly recommend their B&B and will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

if you want to miss the hustle of Bar Harbor, stay here. Great people who own it, on the shore line, lovely breakfast each day & and very helpful on what to do. they have 3 rooms, get one on the ocean side if you can. property is extra nice too. very fair price for b&b's in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2009

This is a wonderful place, a rare find in the crowd of chintzy, overstuffed, fussy B&Bs that seem to be popping up all over Mount Desert Island. It's been in the same family for generations, and you can really feel how much they love the place. You can't fake this kind of history. The hosts were warm, helpful, and interesting--the perfect mix of friendly and hands-off. Our room was lovely and comfortable, with a stunning view and a little sitting/reading area. I found some great vacation reads while there. Plus, the breakfasts were yummy and copious. We definitely plan to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2016
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  • Stayed: August 2016, traveled with family
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Address: 46 Fernald Point Rd, PO Box 178, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4611
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Southwest Harbor
Price Range: $194 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Homer family proudly wants to invite interested visitors to stay at their family homestead, which consists of 6 acres of panoramic ocean frontage in beautiful Southwest Harbor, Maine. Enjoy large airy rooms, private baths, ocean views, gardens, and the croquet court. We have 6 acres of grounds, no traffic noise, and it is just 350 yards to the first tee at the golf course. Along with The Birches Bed and Breakfast is The Cottage at The Birches, located a few hundred feet away which is available for weekly rentals. Acadia National Park is beside us and it is a short walk to the start of the trails to Valley Cove and the mountains. We are open year-round, accepting reservations for a two night minimum. When you come to our beautiful bed and breakfast you will not want to leave after seeing what we have to offer. Located in Southwest Harbor, Maine we are right next to mountains, as well as on the waterfront. We have a private beach for our guests to enjoy on the waterfront and you can come by water or land to get to us. If you are coming from farther away and you have a boat, you can bring that along also as we have a dock available. At our bed and breakfast, some specialties of ours are accommodating family reunions and intimate weddings. We also want you to come to relax, enjoy, and unwind, no matter what the occasion is. You will not be disappointed with your choice, as we have a lovely property with extraordinary gardens that have been featured on garden tours. ... more   less 
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