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Five Gables Inn
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Springfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
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“Incomparable visit...”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

On a scale of 1 to 5, Five Gables Inn is an 8! One of the best getaway experiences we've had in years, and our opinion was shared by ALL of our fellow guests. Attention to detail, thoughtful and warm surroundings, outstanding cuisine, and friendly greetings from Susan and Steve all assured us that we'll be back when our schedules permit. Truly delightful.....

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pell City, Alabama
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This year was our third visit in three years to the Five Gables Inn, East Boothbay, ME. ... and we will be back next year, and the next. This is a little spot of Heaven right here on Earth. The 100+ year old inn is simple, but majestic. The inn sits high above Linkekin Bay away from all of the tourist attractions of Boothbay. It has a large front porch that overlooks the bay. Many guests enjoy breakfast on the porch. There is a very comfortable common area that is also used for breakfast and afternoon tea. Each of the 16 rooms is unique in size and decor. The food is awesome. Breakfast is gourmet and offers many selections. The new Innkeepers, Susan and Steve, have done a marvelous job. We have visited numerous B & B's, but Five Gables is at the top of the list for us.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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dallas, tx
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Our family stayed at Five Gables for 3 nights and would have liked to stay longer. The setting is lovely with a wrap around porch overlooking the spectacular bay! Breakfasts were fantastic and varied each morning. Around 3 in the afternoon they serve tea and homemade cookies. Susan and Steve were happy to recommend restaurants and things to do in the area. We felt like we were at home! Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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washington, dc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Can't say enough good about this beautiful, peaceful, charming and wonderful place!
First the location is spectacular - overlooking a cove, from the sprawling front porch you can sit and watch boats, see Linkekin Bay lined with charming cottages and trees. No other tourists in view aside from those staying at the inn, a few people walking their dogs, some small boat activity - that's it.

Our room(s) were lovely. We had to book 2 different rooms, as there was not any one room available for both our nights - but I thought it worth the slight inconvenience. Our bags were hauled up the steps for us while we were out and about - no effort on our part. The rooms were small - yes that is true, but extremely adorable and charming. The decor afforded small details for the eye everywhere - but at no time was it kitchy or over the top cutesy.

Food - excellent; Breakfast: quiche, homemade blintzes with local blueberries, cinnamon rolls; cookies and tea in the afternoon. Port and sherry set out for you at night. The owners were just the right combination of friendly and helpful, unpretentious, and not overbearing. They had a goofy and lovable german shepherd - which for us was a definite plus, as we were missing our dog. But they kept him away at mealtimes - and made sure he didn't disturb anyone that didn't want to be around a dog.

We met other guests - who had been coming back to this same place for years and years, and from as far away as Texas and Georgia. I will definitely be one of those return guests as I'm already hoping to go back next summer and stay longer.

FYI - East Boothbay is quiet, peaceful and rustic. Boothbay Harbor - a 10 minute drive away - is very charming, a bit more touristy (but really - not too much so), and has the shops, boat cruises, restaurants. By staying in East Boothbay we got the best of both worlds.

I've been to many B&Bs - this was by far the best..

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We spent 3 nights at Five Gables on the way to Acadia National Park and had a great experience. Steve greeted us when we parked, he was outside trimming shrubbery. He walked us to our room and gave us a quick tour of the building. Our room was lovely, clean, bright and comfortable with lots of windows to let in light. The building has a great porch that is used for breakfast seating, weather permitting, and by guests in the evening. Fortunately the porch "closes" at 9 at night and reopens at 9 in the morning, so the noise from guests won't disturb you if you have a room that faces the porch as ours did. Breakfast was great, Susan is a very good cook and I LOVED her use of fresh and candied ginger in many of the items. We ate more than our fill. The location was good too, with a great little general store in walking distance up the street. It was quiet and peaceful, a far cry from the hubbub at Boothbay Harbor.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ogunquit, Maine
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

After 15 or 16 years of starting each season with Mike and Di Kennedy we missed opening weekend with new owners .
A spontaneous trip up to Boothbay allowed us to meet Steve and Susan and Five. Gables
It was a delightful visit. Susan prepared a wonderful breakfast and it was much like coming home again.
Five. Gables, perched looking out over Liniken Bay is a relaxing beautiful place to enjoy a bountiful serving of Maine, the way life should be.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We spent eight nights at Five Gables Inn and could not of been more pleased with the experience. It's a great, central, quiet location for exploring the Boothbay Region. Susan and Steve are fantastic hosts — service was excellent, the breakfast buffet beautifully done and thoughtfully prepared not to mention scrumptious. This was consistently the best breakfast we've had in any B&B or inn and we've stayed in many. There's are artistry and energy needed to pull off running an inn well with both a professional but personal touch and this is in abundance at the Five Gables Inn.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Five Gables Inn
Address: 107 Murray Hill Road, PO Box 335, East Boothbay, Boothbay, ME 04544
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay > East Boothbay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in East Boothbay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine waking with the blissful feeling that your room resembles a Maine cottage overlooking a picturesque bay. Scenic and Serene East Boothbay is a 200 year old village just 5 minutes from Boothbay Harbor, Maine, though you will feel light years away. Here we enjoy peaceful mornings on the inns porch, no traffic passing by, and a view of the lobster boats bobbing in the harbor. Yet a short five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries and shopping. ... more   less 
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Five Gables Inn Maine/East Boothbay

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