We came through from Canada to coastal Maine without any booking for night-time "shelter" and arrived in Lubec in fog/mist with everything looking closed up awaiting summer. But no, Sue and Dennis had a small light on in Peacock House, and on opening the door we found a warm welcome, and a fantastic host and hostess. We had the spacious Margaret Chase Smith Room, commemorating the first woman Senator in the US...a fearless woman, who refused to be called a feminist as she considered herself first and foremost a human being. Hurrah for that! There was a slim volume in the room for guests to read, possibly sitting on one of the two easy (rocking) chairs. But you did not need to sit alone upstairs. there is a sunroom where hot drinks are available, a lounge where folk can congregate, and a library full of interesting books. The unpretentious knowledge and enthusiasm of your hostess, Sue, for reading, and the literature she has enjoyed, are infectious, and you can talk the sun round discussing Kafka, Scot-Fitzgerald and Charlotte Bronte with her. I have met another Trollope fan who would like to alter the ending of "The Small House at Allington"! Your guests know how to make you feel comfortable, and help to socialise with others if that is you way. They keep a spotlessly clean house and care that their guests enjoy their stay. We left, after a light breakfast, with one regret: that we did not get up to see the sun rise over the water. Apparently on occasion you can get the famous "green sky effect". This is the most easterly point in the US. Having seen the sun set over the Egg and Rhum from the Ardnamurchan Peninsular, the most westerly point of the British Isles in Scotland, it would have been perfect to see it rise where the two land split away millions of years ago. Another time maybe.
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- Peacock House Bed & Breakfast Lubec, Maine