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The Sterling Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights at the Inn while in Caratunk for a wedding across the street. We enjoyed talking with the owner, Eric, who had plenty of stories and history lessons about the Inn and the area. The B&B was simple, but was not missing anything. The "shared" bathrooms are all very clean with clean towels daily. There are six...

Thank Collin K
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We reserved a room through booking.com for a stop on our way to Canada and when we arrived the owner didn't know we had a reservation. He did eventually find it (and no one else was booked that night - the place was empty) so we did get our room. Like many older B&Bs there are quirks, like the fact...

Thank DeborahDishes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This historic b&b is well cared for and run by a retired engineer and his son. Rooms are clean; beds are comfortable. Rates are reasonable. Eric and Zack are friendly, industrious, and helpful. Transportation can be arranged for hikers, etc. Light breakfast is provided, and you can get a burger if you like. Located about a mile from the AT....

Thank RichardBAustin
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very cozy! Felt like I was in someone's home. The owner is friendly and helpful also very knowledgeable about the history of the inn. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Lots of choices for breakfast.

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. Nicely decorated rooms are spotless. Bathrooms are shared but convenient to the bedrooms. Common areas are comfortable and spacious. Excellent continental breakfast. Inn staff were very accommodating and friendly.

Thank M1scelaneous M
Greenfield Park, New York
Reviewed 10 August 2016

To start, this place is very pet friendly which is always nice. The room was quaint and the breakfast was very filling. Sure, the room didn't have AC, but the weather was nice so AC was completely unnecessary. Everything was clean, and the building itself is in excellent condition The Sterling Inn is a family business and Eric and Zach...

Thank DChief41
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We were driving through the area, and it was getting late-ish (10:30pm) so we decided to stop here, it looked good, the lights were on. I walked in, and rang the bell "for service" as the sign said. The guy who came seemed angry and he was very rude from the start. If he had just told me to leave,...

Thank traveler2861
Eric A, Owner at The Sterling Inn, responded to this review

My sincere apologies to this traveler. There is no question that I was unacceptably rude. However, there are two sides to every story. This is a bed and breakfast inn and I arise at 6 am daily to prepare breakfast. When this guest rang the bell at 10:30, it woke me from a sound sleep--it took me several minutes to...

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Nice location about 1.5 miles from the trail with shuttle service to anywhere you would need to go. The Inn has a good hiker resupply shop and accepts packages. Breakfast is included with your accommodation.

Thank Nick B
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We planned to do some photography and waterfall hikes on RT. 201, so this location was great. So close to everywhere we were going. The house is huge and has a cool history. I can imagine during the busy season it might be hopping with hikers, but that would have been fine with us. We were here at the very...

1Thank Jill S
Reviewed 16 August 2015

Stayed at the Sterling Inn during a white water rafting trip on the Kennebec River. Very nice and homey. It really did feel like home. Maybe its a Maine thing but no AC but the August nights we were there were nice enough with just the windows open. The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful, suggesting places to...

Thank David P

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Stay for a night or longer. The Inn has 17 charming bedrooms that feel just like home, two large living rooms, dining room and large wrap-around porch all for your enjoyment. The perfect lodging choice for families or large groups, with its cozy atmosphere, hardwood floors, and sitting rooms with wood stoves. Whether you are rafting, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or just looking for a cozy, bed-and-breakfast style getaway, the Sterling Inn is a perfect home-away from home--Maine lodging at its coziest. Whitewater rafting, snowmobile rental, fishing and hunting guide service and other outdoor activities can be arranged. Plenty of space for you to enjoy a little privacy or interact with your host and other guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sterling Inn

Address: 1041 US Rte 201, Caratunk, ME 04925-3025
Region: United States > Maine > Caratunk
Price Range: £65 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sterling Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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