We were delighted to spend two nights at the lovely Bradley Inn, August 20 through 22. We have nothing but praise for this enchanted place with its discreet charm and understated elegance, but lacking the clutter and the forced cutesiness that are so common in New England B&Bs.
The service and attention we got from the staff were impeccable. The breakfasts were delicious, and the dinner on our second evening was splendid. We particularly enjoyed the duck and the cioppino, and a heavenly Eiswein Nachtgold with dessert. A real gourmet dining experience! We had all our meals on the screened in porch, being the only guests there. We recommend that you reserve that rustic table for dinner!
The peninsula’s main attraction, the Pemaquid Lighthouse and its stunning surroundings, are only steps away (don’t miss the view from the lighthouse, and take a walk around the Pemaquid Loop Road!). Those interested in history will not want to miss the nearby Fort William Henry and the associated museum. Another interesting destination, to see in passing, is Rachel Carson’s salt pond, at low tide. We also enjoyed Hardy’s puffin watch cruise, masterfully narrated by a researcher from the Audubon Society. Sadly, the puffins had left for the season, but there were many other interesting birds on Eastern Egg rock, including a pair of bold eagles, and the cruise itself was a lovely experience.
We enjoyed tasty and rustic meals at the nearby Contented Sole restaurant and also at Shaw’s Wharf, at the working harbor.
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- Also Known As:
- Bradley Hotel New Harbor
- Bradley Inn Maine/New Harbor