We spent 6 years spending Parent's Weekend in Maine and needing to find a hotel in-between the 2 - fortunately, during the last 2 years, we were able to stay in the Augusta area, where our son was located. I went on line and found the Second Street Bed & Breakfast, which was truly a wonderful find! Sara Dix, and her daughter Dena, run a wonderful inn. Tucked away on a side street in Hallowell, it is secluded, yet within walking distance to town. I absolutely love Sara's decorating style - vintage, yet quirky. And don't miss the artwork by her son Tom. Breakfasts are very good - strong, freshly brewed coffee (about the best in my travels!) served in the kitchen - then the meal is served in the dining room - I especially loved her fruit salads and the fresh baked muffins! Take their advice for day trips and lobster roll stops - you won't go wrong. We stayed in the Green Room both times, but all of them are really charming. There Restaurant choices are pretty limited, but we really liked Joyce's and Slates. Definitely make reservations in advance! There are also some interesting antique and gift stores in town, but we were never there during their open hours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Second Street Bed and Breakfast in historic Hallowell Maine. This classic colonial style home was converted to a bed and breakfast in 2005. Just a short walk to the Kennebec River and Rail Trail system spanning 3 cities, an intimate downtown with restaurants, unique shops, art studios, live music and much, much more. Hallowell is approximately one hour from the coast - Two hours from Bar Harbor, and approximately one and a half hours from Maine’s mountains. ... more less