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“Great Weekend”
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Atlantic Ark Inn
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
2 reviews
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“Great Weekend”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Back again for a quick getaway, Devon makes a breakfast that's worth the stay by it's selft. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Will be back.

Room Tip: Favorite room is second floor on the side with a balcony and exterior access.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We really enjoyed our weekend stay here! The room we stayed in (Bliss) was so beautiful and clean. The windows were airy and it was really quiet! We had a beautiful view of the harbor. We didn't get to meet Donna but Devon and Michelle took very good care of us. The breakfast was delicious every morning (we stayed 2 nights). Devon was so accommodating in letting us know which restaurants were recommended and giving us brief but detailed instructions on how to get to downtown. What we loved about the B&B is that they were accommodating but not invasive. We truly enjoyed our time there and would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We previewed nearly every Boothbay hotel and B&B on an early-season Saturday when we were feeling particularly choosey and had time to kill. Atlantic Ark was our number one choice based on how immaculately clean and fresh the rooms were with soft sheets and a quiet location. We stayed in the cottage, a detached bungalow with a small 3/4 bathroom, private rocking-chair porch, narrow view of the harbor and minimal street noise.

The breakfasts were three-course: fruits, light egg dish and finished with pastry. We were elated to be served fresh, light and healthy fare. Donna served cheeses in the afternoon and maintained beverage service throughout the day.

Boothbay has many inns and in our experience, Tripadvisor's rankings accurately reflected the quality of the accommodations. When choosing, it's helpful to know that most of the inns are located on the heavily-travelled thoroughfares. After the close of business, car noise dies down, but no matter where you stay, you may prefer a room that does not face the street. A delightful footbridge connects the center of town to the eastern side of the bay, making nearly every destination within walking distance to "the thick of things."

You may share our romantic notion of finishing the day on a private deck overlooking the harbor (which typically requires a premium). We found this idea irrelevant. Boothbay isn't optimally situated for westerly sunsets and the smells of low tide diminish the enthusiasm for deck-lounging. Most of the area's attractions are outdoors with plentiful ocean scenery, so that urgency to "bay watch" is organically satisfied throughout the day. Plus, the Maine summer sun shines late into the evening, and most likely, you'll be at a restaurant rather than your hotel during that "magic" hour. However, if it's a sunset you want, the locals will gladly tell you their favorite sunset points located a short distance by car. Bring a picnic basket.

Room Tip: You cannot make a bad room choice at the Atlantic Ark. Bathrooms do vary greatly, so if you require...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Although situated on the eastern side of Booth Bay, this B&B is a very short and convenient walk across the footbridge to the center of activity on the western side. The rooms are exceptionally clean, and for those with allergy concerns, there is no mustiness or mold to contend with, as some homes of this vintage may present. The Bliss room is a great escape, as it covers the entire third floor and has walls of windows and a private balcony. The bathroom is very spacious with a jetted soaking tub. There is no shower in this room, but the tub does have a shower wand that serves the purpose. Donna is an engaging hostess, and Devin and Michelle team up to serve warm breakfasts in the morning and to keep the place spotless. The food is not gourmet, as others have noted, but it is still good and the genuineness of everyone there more than compensates.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2012 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay at this quaint B&B. We reserved the 3rd floor room and were so pleased with our accommodations. The room had so many very tasteful architectural details, was very serene and peaceful, had a wonderful jacuzzi tub surrounded by windows, and had a nice view of the harbor. Wonderful linens, fresh flowers, bright and airy room...it was so relaxing. My husband and I enjoyed our wine sitting outside on our 3rd floor private balcony and felt like we were in a treehouse! The inn had a wonderful porch also. Everything was within walking distance of the inn. The B&B owner was delightful, the breakfast was delicious and our stay was wonderful. An excellent value for the money. We will definitely return when we're in the area again.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We stayed in a pretty, private cottage connected to the Inn - a lovely, romantic getaway.
The owner was gracious, the innkeeper an incredible cook, and the housekeeper warm and
friendly as well. The location is nice -- walk across the footbridge into "town" and back to
a quieter, less crowded location -- but in walking distance to several restaurants. Both Donna
and Devon offered us good suggestions of other things to do in the area.

Room Tip: Cottage or top floor -- gorgeous window on third floor overlooking water
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Little Compton, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2012

This was our second stay at the Atlantic Ark and were so pleased we returned. Donna, the owner, takes such pride in what she does and in her inn that it is evident in everything - the decor, the garden, the breakfast and the gracious and warm welcome. Devon's breakfast efforts in the kitchen are scrumptious and served with such elegance, whether outside on the porch or in the more formal dining room. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: The cottage is quieter however, the top floor called Bliss has a spectacular view of the harbot and...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Atlantic Ark Inn
Address: 62 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2129
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Atlantic Ark Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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