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“What a great mid-week break in April”

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Williams Pond Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Bucksport B&B and Inns
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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“What a great mid-week break in April”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Wife and I stayed at the Williams Pond Lodge two nights April 4th and 5th. Like all the other guests David goes out of his way to treat you not just as a guest but as a friend. He is very witty and has a great sense of humor, very upbeat guy for sure. Breakfast was wonderful; fresh fruit, yogurt and homemade granola followed by baked German pancake and smoked trout and lots of coffee. And a selection of scones, baked breads and other good stuff. No need to worry about having lunch. Wife and I hiked for the day and didn't need any lunch and then stopped for dinner at a restaurant David recommended in Ellsworth which was delicious. Beautiful setting, very serene and immaculate rooms and bathrooms. We stayed in the treehouse room and loved it. Had a gas stove to take over the morning chill and large bathroom with a skylight over the shower. We're looking forward to another trip maybe in late May. Location is very central to Belfast, Ellsworth, Blue Hill and Acadia so works well as a base to explore. You won't find any place better in the area I'm sure so don't waste your time looking.

Room Tip: Treehouse room is great but all rooms look very nice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

It's hard to recall a place where the experience gets any better than this. Let's start with David, the host. He's funny, welcoming, gracious, and a wicked good bagpiper (upon request). He bakes the most amazing cookies and breads, and breakfast is always delicious. Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fresh fruit comes to mind, but we are never disappointed and certainly never hungry. There is always a pretty tin box of homemade shortbread in the room, treating us when we arrive. The rooms are immaculately clean, tastefully decorated in Maine camp style with a cozy gas stove to add ambiance. The location is beautiful and well off the beaten path. We only travel 45 minutes to get to Williams Pond, but it's a true retreat when we arrive. Always, always, we enjoy laughing and sharing stories with other guests as David skillfully facilitates great interactions for those who choose to join in. More than an innkeeper, he becomes your friend and favorite family member before you go.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Duxbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is our third trip in three years to Williams Pond Lodge. We love the guest rooms, the views, the idyllic pond side setting, but most of all the host David. His breakfasts are legendary. He is always thinking about his guests and is very accommodating. He knows the area well and can send you in any direction you want to go, depending on the experience you're looking for.

We have been here as a couple and also have rented out all the rooms with family members. It's great either way. With only 3 guest rooms and 21+ acres, it makes a wonderful private retreat.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We probably talk about David's breakfast once a week - still. It was the best breakfast I have ever had. Ever. David could not have been nicer and more accommodating. He even shaved his mustache into the shape that I suggested would look nice on him. We kayaked on the pond, found glow in the dark insects (no idea what they were) and had a beautiful, private stay. The stars fill the sky. Eat everything that David feeds you. Don't miss a thing... except you can skip his dinner suggestion in town. It was a pretty mediocre Italian joint.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

My partner and I recently (late November) visited an old friend in Bucksport and she recommended Williams Pond Lodge - clearly an exceptional spot! Our room was well appointed, cozy and the bed very comfortable. However, what gives this lodge its five-star rating is its co-owner and host, Dave. We were the only guests during the weekend before Thanksgiving and on the Saturday morning, he prepared a wonderful breakfast for three friends who we'd invited. One returned on Sunday morning as well! Other reviewers have captured the flavor of the lodge very well...we would definitely return!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Williams Pond Lodge
Address: 327 Williams Pond Rd, Bucksport, ME 04416-4520
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bucksport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bucksport
Number of rooms: 3

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