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The Birches Bed and Breakfast

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46 Fernald Point Rd PO Box 178, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4611 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pool
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All reviewsmount desert islandturret roomfamily summeracadia national parkseveral phone callsb and bgreeted us warmlywaterfront propertyrocky coastplay croquetbar harborhouse is beautifulfrench toastrooms are spaciousrepeat visitorsother guestsextended family
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Birches early September for three nights. The house sits on a beautiful quiet piece of property looking onto the harbor. We had a view of the harbor from our room, the turret room. The house was so peaceful...More

Thank Vjt1964
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed two nights at The Birches Bed and Breakfast and everything exceeded our expectations from the breakfasts, the location, to the beautiful grounds. Susi, our host, greeted us warmly and made us feel at home. Our son and his family stayed nearby and...More

Thank Norine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the evening and were greeted by Susie and two glasses of wine 🍷 Just what we needed after our long drive. Our room had a wonderful view of the harbour with a very comfortable bed and in the morning we awoke to...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms and amazing food aside, The Birches provides you with every element needed for a perfect get away. The home has been in Susie’s family for generations and therefore she know every nook and cranny of the island. Her wealth of knowledge allows her...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience at Birches Bed and Breakfast is beyond one can describe. Before I made hotel reservations, I did a thorough research online. I saw Birches receives 5 stars out of 142 reviews. I told my boyfriend Brad that we will be staying in a...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$237 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$237 - US$324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Southwest Harbor
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Traveller (69)
Room & Suite (13)
Dining (5)
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miligold1
31 May 2016|
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Response from jyo_nyc | Reviewed this property |
I certainly wasn't disappointed! :) If you read my review, among many others, you will see that most of them are very positive. It's definitely clean and not shabby at all.
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Ginny H
18 June 2015|
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Response from TheBirchesBB | Property representative |
Hi Ginny, Thank you for your interest in The Birches B&B in Southwest Harbor. We have two rooms with water views and the downstairs solarium overlook the water. Additionally, the croquet court, the terrace, and the lawn... More
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"2nd floor harbour view"
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"Get room 3 with the peach walls, king bed and beautiful views"
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"We had the "turret" room, and the view of the sound from there was stunning!"
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"Library room has a great view and tons of unique old books"
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