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The Birches Bed and Breakfast

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in April with friends and found Mike a welcoming and informative host. The accommodation was very comfortable and our rooms had excellent views over the water. We were made to feel very welcome and given lots of information about the local area, including a visit to the local granite museum - a real find and also a music...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a rather late review, but one I have been wanting to complete because our stay at The Birches was such a treat. First, Suzi accommodated us due to a last minute inquiry on our end and a last minute cancellation on her end. We were on somewhat of a rambling vacation so we hadn't planned to far in...

Thank Malcolm S
Locust Valley, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Most enjoyable Inn experience visiting Maine in January. Highlights: 1). The hosts! Susi is really great company and put on a delicious eggs Benedict, with some seriously good, thick bacon. 2). The view of Southwest Harbor and the islands 3). Comfortable rooms, cozy living room, 21st century entertainment, etc 4). Did I mention Susi? She is really cool and seriously...

1Thank Christoph C
Stratham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Suzi was amazing in her knowledge of the local area: trails, restaurants, places not to miss!! House was beautiful, setting quiet. Will return often!! Great breakfast in a family setting with other guests

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Maine to hike, bike and geocache in and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Our home base was the charming Birches Bed and Breakfast from Nov 2-6. We had the place to ourselves for three days and enjoyed the spoiling treatment from Mike, who even went so far as to...

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Highlight of our 10 day road trip thru New England was a stop over at the Birches in SouthWest Harbor ME. Owner/hostess Susie was a knowledgeable delight from start to finish. She coordinated a lobster boating tour, dining reservations and even set coffee out for our 4am rise to witness the sunrise over Cadillac Mountain. Food was impeccable, rooms were...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and were staying at another B&B across the state and during breakfast conversation with the other guests we mentioned we were headed to Acadia National Park for the next few days and had not yet made a reservation for lodging. The couple enthusiastically referred us to The Birches and we couldn't have been happier. The home is located...

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Pasadena, Maryland
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed 3 days at the Birches so we would have plenty of time to experience Acadia. Susi our host, was amazing! She has a long family history with this house and made us feel completely welcome - more like a new friend, really. She does what the best B and B hosts should do - share her knowledge and...

1Thank Ellen J
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a great B & B experience. The house is beautiful, surrounded by parts of Acadadia National Park. The owner and staff are great. Great advice on dining options and places to see. Breakfast was fantastic both days we were there. We went just after peak season but if you're looking for a little more quiet, less touristy experience,...

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Fallbrook, California
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is one beautiful place you do not want to miss !!! . A large New England home built early 1900's with its private ocean bay dock, you can walk down the green lawn to the water .The home has been wonderfully maintained and is spotless. The large dining areas (2) offer views out over the ocean bay as does...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about The Birches Bed and Breakfast

Address: 46 Fernald Point Rd, PO Box 178, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4611
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Price Range: ₹ 12,502 - ₹ 20,879 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The views are all good.”
, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“library room (first floor) had a water view”
rnld878, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms look lovely. 2 face the water and 2 face the garden.”
ellenj274, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each room has it's own charm. Ours offered a spectacular view of the harbor. Talk to Mike or Sue before you book”
douglast987, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a corner room on the second floor. Slept with the curtains open and woke up to terrific views of the harbor.”
  • This is the view that greets you at The Birches.
LourdesandMark, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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