This was our first stay at a Bed and Breakfast, so take that in to account here.
We stayed in "The Rose Room" the week of Oct. 9 for our honeymoon. It was a quaint little room that my wife said reminder her of her grandmother's house. We found it to be very clean and comfortable, but if you are looking for amenities, look elsewhere. You get a bed to sleep in and a private bathroom, though as at least one other reviewer noted, the shower is extremely tight, and even as skinny people we had trouble maneuvering in it. There are no T.V.s in the rooms, and only a small one in the small living room on the downstairs level. Of course, we weren't there to watch T.V. and we knew the rooms had none.
As others have noted, June, the owner, is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable about the area, and is quite happy to share her knowledge of geology in particular. She serves three different breakfasts during the week, and all were very good, but don't expect all-you-can-eat. The strawberry pancakes were especially good.
The location is about as good as you could get. Easy walk to town, but far enough away that it was very quiet at night.
My one complaint, and it's probably inherent in all B and B's, is that you don't feel the same sense of anonymity as you do in a hotel, and with the walls not muffling sound very well, one might feel a bit hesitant to engage in certain honeymoon-like behaviors. I also would have liked breakfast to be served a bit later in the morning (stop time was 0930) so we could have felt there was more time to simply lie in bed and enjoy the morning.
But all in all, I'd recommend "The Yankee Lady Inn," though I'd probably consider other lodging as well should we return to the area (which is gorgeous in early October).
- Also Known As:
- The Yankee Lady Inn Bar Harbor, Maine