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Holidae House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 15 Bethel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Couldn't Have Asked For More”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for only one night, as we were skiing at Sunday River for two days and the location was very close by--about 10 minutes. We are a young couple and were a bit wary about staying at a bed & breakfast (we are used to hotels), but this place fulfilled out expectations by a million! When we walked in, we felt right at home when Lawrence greeted us and showed us around. He is such a nice man! The room was very nice, as was the whole house. When we woke up early in the morning ready to ski, Lawrence was already up cooking breakfast. We could order whatever we wanted and he made it, and there were so many coffee and tea options! The homemade granola was fantastic. It was such a perfect stay; we could not have asked for more but to stay longer!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Laurence and Marcia are fantastic! My girlfriend and I booked a last minute stay and were greeted warmly upon arrival late in the evening. Our room was very spacious and comfortable and the home is beautiful. The breakfast was unforgettable and we had a great conversation with Laurence and Marcia. I have always been a bit weary of B&B's and typically prefer hotels, however this place blew away my expectations. Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Comfortable room, great breakfast. Lacks wi fi if that's an issue. Little extras like cookies and games were nice. Inn keep was very friendly and accommodating. I'm not sure how much longer this review needs to be.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Delightful indeed but where to begin? Gracious and warm welcome, rooms tastefully decorated, expertly supplied with ample bedding and linens and just an overall feeling of comfort. The attention to detail had me inspecting every inch of this beautiful Inn and I don't believe they have overlooked a single detail. As for the Laurence, the consummate gentleman of the house, I have nothing but 6 out of 5 stars as my rating. How is it possible to be that charming and still make such a lovely poached egg? His breakfast preparation skills are usually reserved for the most hardened, ornary and foul-mouthed diner cooks but this true gentleman dazzles from check-in to check-out... especially at breakfast. He did mention the yummy eggs were delivered fresh from a lovely couple at a local farm and the bright orange yolks would certainly attest to that! Regrettably we only had a moment with his equally as charming wife Marcia but whoever is behind the scones should be honored and praised daily. With such a great location we will return again soon once the snow piles up on Sunday River just a bit more for a weekend of skiing. I see myself having a cordial or two in the parlor after skiing and never wanting to leave!

Room Tip: Room #2 upstairs had a very spacious bathroom
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

What a treat to stay in such a well appointed inn with gracious, wonderful hosts. Laurence is a sweet man, such a gentleman and wow, he can cook a GREAT breakfast. Fresh ingredients, made exactly how I requested. His wife's homemade pastries were a delight! The room was beautiful, comfortable and classy. Loved the complimentary brandy before bed!! Do yourself a favor and spend a few nights at Holidae House!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

My two friends and I drove from Maryland to Maine after Thanksgiving for a friend's wedding. We were given a list of hotels from the bride, but fortunately we came across this House instead. It was more than I could have imagined. The house is older but clean and cozy. The room was perfect with plenty of space and very comfortable beds and linens. The bathroom was clean and the water was hot! (hot water is a very big deal when it's 20 degrees outside)

Aside from the accommodations, the real prize at the Austin Holidae House is the breakfast and Lawrence! Oh my gosh! He is an angel. He treated us like old friends and welcomed us with open arms. And the cooking! Oh the cooking! Breakfast started with hot tea and fresh scones. Then we had either farm-fresh eggs with bacon and toast, or cinnamon bread french toast with maple syrup and sausages. It was heavenly. I still dream about those buttery, golden eggs to this day.

I think the highest praise I can give is this - We've always been hotel people, but after experiencing the warmth and hospitality of this House, we might just be B&B people now.

Room Tip: If you have three people ask for the big room. They brought in an extra bed.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Des Moines, Ia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

Had a wonderful time here. Room was cozy, and well appointed. Shower perfect. Breakfast was better than you would imagine, all very fresh ingredients, a real treat. Met some nice people, and the owners were entertaining and informative. Highest rating possible here.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Holidae House Bed & Breakfast

Property: Holidae House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 85 Main St, PO Box 475, Bethel, ME 04217-4016 (Formerly Holidae House B&B)
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Region: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holidae House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your soft landing awaits with a restorative stay at the Holidae House Bed & Breakfast located in the center of quaint downtown Bethel, Maine. Fluffy and oh-so-comfortable, the white towels, comforters, sheets and draperies are of posh hotel quality and the embodiment of luxury in contemporary bath, body and bedding amenities. Sublime sleep is achieved complements of comfortable temperature controlled rooms for healthy, happy slumbers. For the ultimate in at-home coziness, the Holidae House B&B is sure to bring you many sweet dreams, timeless memories and a yearning desire to return for more. Comfy mattresses, elegant bed-dressings, beautiful silver tea trays, oriental rugs and carpets invite guests to relax in the well-appointed rooms. Each room has its own private bath, some with showers only and others with full bath tub and shower. Enjoy a delicious, home cooked gourmet breakfast during your stay with us. Start your day off with Jeanette's creations including Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, Made From Scratch Blueberry Pancakes, Apple Cinnamon French Toast and others. We use free range organic eggs and maple syrup, both sourced locally. We also pick our own blueberries and apples and use them as long as the supply lasts. Jeanette's fresh baked breads are used in many of our breakfasts. For coffee lovers we grind beans each morning to provide you with the freshest coffee possible, and we even have decaf beans! For tea lovers we offer over 20 Twinings Teas, including black, herbal and green teas. We also have hot chocolate and spiced apple cider packets. A selection of juices is offered including orange, grapefruit and grape. Fresh fruit is also available. ... more   less 
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