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“Beauty Unmatched”
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Blair Hill Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Greenville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide South Australia
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24 reviews
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“Beauty Unmatched”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The first time you set eyes on this stately home will stay etched in your mind forever, we were in awe as we drove toward it up the hill. We were met by Ruth who explained her history with the mansion and then gave us a tour which led to our beautiful suite. I have to say I have never seen such a beautiful room and bathroom, so elegantly refurbished to reflect the period of the house but still having beautiful modern amenities. Our view of Moosehead Lake made the position even more perfect, our room was huge and so was the elegantly appointed bathroom. Ruth arranged for us to join a personal Moose Safari with Northwood's Outfitters which was a complete success - we saw 3 Moose in the wild! A massive highlight for a couple of Australians, there is nothing that compares to seeing a creature in its natural habitat, especially one as majestic as the Moose.
Breakfast was fantastic, plentiful, delicious, perfectly cooked and presented (Dan is the chef) The breakfast room has beautiful views of the garden and there is a lovely veranda to take in views of the lake.
Everything about Blair Hill is amazing, everyone should be lucky enough to visit this timeless, wonderful place, made even more enjoyable because of our delightful host Ruth (we didn't meet Dan, he was too busy cooking!)
Thanks Ruth, we have a lifetime memory and you are part of it!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a Bay window facing the lake! Divine.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

We picked the Blair Hill Inn for a one-night stop during a trip from the Portland area to Quebec City. Moosehead is roughly at the halfway point on the 6-7 hour drive, and the scenery is often exceptional. As others have noted, Blair Hill offers a magnificent panorama of the lake, and extremely comfortable rooms. We're not normally B&B people, but there aren't many lodging choices in and around the Greenville area, and it's hard to pass up the striking views afforded by Blair Hill's hillside perch.

We and our guests were in rooms 3 and 4. I can't exactly remember which was which, but one is at the back of the house and does not have any view of the lake, while the other is on the side, and has partial lake views. Regardless, the views are easily enjoyed from the porch and public areas of the property. Both rooms were the equivalent of small suites, including fireplaces and separate seating areas. The bed was comfortable, and the bathrooms were good-sized and well appointed. The owners have mixed in a thoughtful selection of art, reading material, and furnishings to personalize the rooms.

The restaurant was closed the night of our visit, so breakfast was our only experience with the food. The food was very good, and service was efficient and friendly. The staff offered good advice on area restaurants.

We had limited interaction with the staff during our short stay, but everyone was helpful and accommodating. I especially appreciated the balance struck between offering a friendly welcome and giving guests their privacy - the owners and staff seem to have an intuitive sense of how to make everyone feel comfortable.

Blair Hill Inn is an ideal base for visitors to Moosehead.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Breathtaking views, rooms classy and beautiful down to the minute detail, luxurious bathrooms, the main house is gorgeous, the porches are epic!, and the piece de resistance is the cooking ... Easily could be in a multi Michelin starred big city restaurant. Best of all are the proprietors... Wonderful service

  • Stayed August 2013
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

For 10 years my wife and I have spent a week each summer at Blair Hill Inn - and it just keeps getting better and better. We love room 6 and this year the bed was new - nothing wrong with the old one but the innkeepers desire to continually improve the experience of their guests. We had dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Amy Oliver is a fantastic cook - each of the 3 entrees was delicious - easily classed by itself as a 5 star restaurant. How Dan and Ruth have the energy to provide an exceptional place to stay with the 5 star meals continues to amaze me. But I am grateful and of course the view anytime but particularly at sunset is out of this world. It is truly one of the finest places to stay - anywhere.

Room Tip: all the rooms are superbly decorated and detailed. I love room 6.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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CouperMaine, Proprietor at Blair Hill Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2013
The sentiment is likewise! We are grateful to attract the best of the best guests to Blair Hill Inn. Folks like you and Martha Ann who are world travelers and love places that are authentically beautiful and provide high-end services without pretention; seem to be happiest here. It is people like you that make it such the 'happening' place to be that it is!!!! Thanks Dennis.
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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We have stayed at different bed and breakfasts around the country each summer on our vacations. This is one of our favorites we have ever stayed at. There is a reason it has all EXCELLENT reviews. I look to trip advisor when booking for advise and I can recommend this one 100% (which I have never done before). Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

I doubt I can add much to the other reviews here, all of which capture the delights of Blair Hill very well. It won't be the cheapest place you will ever stay, but will be amongst the most memorable. I don't think I will ever forget the sunsets we experienced, sitting on the porch, drink in hand.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 1, which enjoys the most breathtaking views of the lake and the mountains beyond.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

If you're looking for somewhere to stay that has the elegance of a 5-star resort amongst the experiences of the outdoors, this place is for you. We stay in luxury hotels all over the US and wanted to travel to Maine to hike, exercise and see moose yet didn't want rustic, cabin-like lodging. The Inn is elegant, modern and completely updated and you still feel like you're in the thick of the Maine woods. We stayed in room 3 and room 1 and both were equally comfortable. Only thing we'd recommend is possibly staying mid-week through the weekend as dinner options in Greenville are pretty bad and the Blair Hill Inn is the only place with good food in town. The Inn only serves dinner Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and on Tuesdays there's a minimum number required for them to serve so you may not get dinner Tuesday. That would be our only complaint about Greenville is the options for food. If you can eat at the Inn you'll be fine. Lastly if you're looking for a moose safari, book through Northwoods Outfitters and ask for Steve as your guide.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blair Hill Inn
Address: 351 Lily Bay Rd, Greenville, ME 04441-4210
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Region: United States > Maine > Greenville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Greenville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Arguably the finest inn of inland Maine (and possibly the entire state)" Travel & Leisure Magazine. Blair Hill Inn is Moosehead Lake's most desirable country hotel, restaurant and spa. Guests from around the world return time and time again to this 10-guest room private retreat in the wilds of Northern Maine to decompress from the hectic demands of life. The stunning lake views, exquisite farm-to-fork cuisine, soothing spa treatments and peaceful atmosphere are provided amid an aura of understated elegance. Participate in as many, or as few, lake and mountain adventures customized for you as you'd like. AAA 4-diamond, Forbes Recommended and a Select Registry Distinguished Inn of America. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Blair Hill Hotel Greenville
Blair Hill Inn Maine/Greenville

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