My bf and I were so excited to be in coastal Maine and the last B&B was so impressed when we told them where we were staying for the next 3 days of our vacation - so that obviously made us super excited to be staying in such a remote and exclusive B&B.
Well, when we first walked in we were shocked that they had no A/C. It was a complete heatwave and I have never felt so hot and sticky before. The humidity must have been at about 90%! Jackie said that because the house is a historical landmark - which made total sense. UNTIL we found window A/C units in the basement - my bf is nosy and why would they lie to us? Also, I totally buy them not wanting to put A/C units because it would alter the look of the house but why lie and 2. why couldn't they get those portable A/C units for when it DOES get hot in the summer or people request them?
The maid did not change our towels or tidy up our room very much - it seems like all the 'cleaning' that they did was make the bed. They didn't even bother to clean the mirrors or the sink. Just terrible for the amount of money they ask for a room. When we came back our room stunk because a towel had been wet inside the bathtub all day + humidity - really gross!
The house is spectacular and you really see the charm of being in such a historic place but it really is secluded and in the middle of nowhere. Jackie the host seemed rushed and disinterested from the beginning when we asked for a restaurant reservation or where we could go to go on a sailing trip. At night - this place is completely pitch black. Make sure that you have a GPS that actually knows where it is going because you DO NOT want to get lost in this part of Maine.The breakfast was yummy and we met several interesting people that we got to exchange stories with but this was not the experience that we had been yearning or expecting.
Oh well, I guess B&Bs are just not for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1774 Inn, Midcoast Maine's award winning waterfront bed and breakfast location, near Bath and Brunswick Maine close to Popham Beach State Park. 45 mins from Portland and accessable from New York and Boston by road. Eight elegant and spacious guestrooms in this historic mansion with water views from the main house. Its English owners, John and Jackie focus on excellence in guest service and the delicious breakfast menu features locally sourced organic produce. This beautiful Inn combines contemporary comfort with classic elegance. Activities nearby are lighthouse tours, boating, swimming, kayaking, golfing, sailing, lobster bakes,antiquing, shopping in nearby Freeport, hiking and dining with a wide choice of retaurants offering vartied cuisine nearby. For a real Maine vacation experience that is truly unforgetable come to the 1774 Waterfront Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 1774 Inn Maine/Phippsburg