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Five Gables Inn
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“New England Trip”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

We heard about the inn from family members who stayed earlier in the year.
We traveled late in the season, so many places were closed or closing.
Steve and Susan, the proprietors, could not have been nicer, or more helpful. They guided us in our travels and truly seemed excited to be the owners of this inn.
The food was great.
The living room area was wonderful. We sat by the fire place, met other guests and in general had a great stay.
Would love to go back in spring or early fall and take full advantage of all this area has to offer.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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coronado, california
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

30+ years of staying at this Inn. Starting with Paul and Ellen who were wonderful innkeepers,
transitioning to Mike and De Kennedy for 16 years of gracious innkeeping and entertainment
from Mike and warm hugs from De. They earned their retirement and the Inn now welcomes
Susan and Steve - hand-picked by Mike and De to carry on the traditions of this most lovely
Inn on the Maine Coast. The warmth of this Inn is beyond description - the "great room" invites
communication with other travelers. And, the food, is grand! Susan loves to cook and the
proof is the morning breakfasts that are scrumptious, plus the afternoon treats deliciously
prepared with love from Susan! Come and stay a while. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Try a view room of Linekiln Bay - serenity without parallel
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Fab stay. Very nice room, wonderful views. Really friendly people, and great breakfast. We were four people, (two couples), and both rooms were very nice. A little off the beaten track if you want to walk out for dinner, but the views compensated.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We didn't think that New England in the fall could be more perfect. But, staying at Five Gables Inn changed our minds. The innkeepers, Steve & Susan, are absolutely lovely hosts. They make you feel special and let you know from the lovely accommodations and homemade cookies at 3:30 every day, to the early morning coffee bar and gourmet breakfasts. Sitting by the crackling fire in the morning, enjoying a cup of coffee, planning our day, was absolutely perfection. When it's time to go, I guarantee, you'll feel as though you've made new friends and look forward to your return soon...very, very soon!

Room Tip: Remember to choose one of the five rooms with a fireplace. So cozy and inviting!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Springfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
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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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1 Thank wwild
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Pell City, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: All but one room has a view of the bay. Visit the Five Gables website to view pictures and descript...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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dallas, tx
Level 6 Contributor
206 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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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 
Also Known As:
Five Gables Inn Maine/East Boothbay

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