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“A most wonderful B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast

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Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Damariscotta B&B and Inns
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A most wonderful B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

During our 35 days on the road, the Oak Gables B&B was perhaps our favorite place to stay. Innkeeper Martha Scudder was most delightful and hospitable and gave us full use of the beautifully manicured property, including the boathouse area and the swimming pool. The grounds were gorgeous with a view of the river that was second to none and a historic pine tree. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully served with the added bonus of birdwatching from the window while we ate! Our room was clean and very comfortable. And we loved the town of Damariscotta where we had a waterfront seafood dinner.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thinking of you - miss you. Many thanks for the very nice review. I really appreciate your taking the time to write it.
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Katonah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012

Oak Gables is a lovely B & B in a beautiful and peaceful setting, quite close to town yet affording you the tranquility of a perfect getaway. It is situated on the river, with gardens, magnificent trees and green fields and even a pool. The room was clean, comfortable and I slept quite soundly. Our inkeeper Martha was warm, welcoming and gracious and provided us with a delicious and ample breakfast. We enjoyed meeting Dickens as well, her delightfully well-behaved and charming Scottie. We relaxed and felt immediately at home. Defintely recommend the inn to all. We'll be back!
--Elizabeth

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Elizabeth M
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, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you so much for the kind review. I really enjoyed having both of you stay with me. I hope you'll return sometime.
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

We had the most wonderful experience staying at Oak Gables! From the moment we arrived, we felt at home, and loved getting to know our innkeeper, Martha. The inn was comfortable, welcoming, and a nice and easy walk into town to have dinner. Martha's dog, Dickens, also added to the enjoyment of our stay! While it was a bit cool while we were there to swim, the pool looked very inviting, and we enjoyed playing ping-pong in the game room of the boat house. The views of the river from the boat house were spectacular, and the entire property was well maintaned and beautiful to look at and enjoy. This is an inn we plan to return to! Shane and Jim

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shane B
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, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for the very nice review. I really appreciate it. Dickens and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oak Gables.
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New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

This was our first visit in the area. We greatly enjoyed our long weekend stay at the Oak and Gables. The house and surrounding estate are so beautiful, quiet and relaxing but at the same time you can walk to town for shopping and excellent dinner options. We loved relaxing in the evening at the boat house on the river. Martha was wonderful and we enjoyed her breakfasts in the sunny nook and felt welcome and pampered like family. We also enjoyed a great night sleep, which is not something we take for granted in living in New York City. We cannot wait to go back next year and see Martha and the Oak and Gables again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Maria M
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, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thanks so much! Hope you can come back soon for another good night's sleep. Dickens and I will be waiting to welcome you back.
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Templeton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Excellent place to stay on the Damariscotta penninsula with access to route 1 and points North and South. 15 minutes to Pemaquid light and surrounding bay areas. The Innkeeper, Martha was accommodating and most gracious. Felt like I was at home with all the attention and excellent breakfast that came with the room. there is access to the e-world but who needs it when you are in a place like this. I recommend this to everyone who needs a respite from the hustle bustle of the world.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank frank a
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, Owner at Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you'll come back soon for another escape from the hustle bustle world!
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

So quiet, relaxing, lovely views of the river. Martha, the innkeeper is very friendly, helpful. Great location, convenient to everything, yet feels away from it all.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank maggie451
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

We had an excellent stay at Oak Gables. Our room did not come with breakfast which worked well for us because we have friends in the area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brett B
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Property: Oak Gables Bed & Breakfast
Address: 36 Pleasant Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Damariscotta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Damariscotta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A winding driveway leads through stone pillars and up to the gracious oak-shaded home overlooking rolling fields, an apple orchard, and the meandering river. You’ll enjoy a delightful view from every vantage point, and the serenity of the setting will carry you back to a time of unhurried leisure. The grounds include a 20’ x 40’ pool as well as a boathouse perched over the river.Oak Gables is within strolling distance of downtown Damariscotta’s small Your hostess, Martha Scudder, has been welcoming guests to Oak Gables since 1987 and takes genuine pleasure in seeing that everyone feels completely at home. ... more   less 
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