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Stratham, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
2 reviews
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... More 

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Reviewed 23 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,... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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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... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Susan, the owner, was very friendly and made a wonderful breakfast. Her partner, Mike, was a great help finding the best places & things to do. The house was immaculate and a delight to stay in. We are already planning a return trip!

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Forksville, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The B&B is situated in a perfect location for Harbor views. Mike and Sue made us feel like we belonged in their home. The breakfasts were superb. Our room, the bed and the amenities suited our needs and beyond. Sues "trip" itinerary put us onto the best hikes and most spectacular scenery possible. Her restaurant recommendations were perfect. I'll be... More 

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Winter Park, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The Birches is absolutely the best place to stay if you are visiting ANP. The B and B is beautiful, comfortable, clean and has a very nice breakfast. The best part is Suzie and her personalized trip itineraries she helps each guest plan . We felt like we were coming home at the end of each day after exploring this... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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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: €163 - €305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“library room (first floor) had a water view”
 of 5 bubbles rnld878, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms look lovely. 2 face the water and 2 face the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.
 of 5 bubbles LourdesandMark, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Ocean room is large and has a great view”
 of 5 bubbles natybarak, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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