We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Walking distance to everything! Harbor, restaurants, museums!”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Rockland
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Ripples Inn at the Harbor
Ranked #5 of 8 Rockland B&B and Inns
Reviewed 18 September 2007

What a lovely location! You can walk everywhere from this renovated Victorian -- just a few blocks in one direction is the harbor. Go the other way and you are entering the downtown area with the Farnsworth Museum and the Wyeth Center, and wonderful restaurants from Italian restaurants, lobster shacks to seafood specialists... The famous Primo gourmet restaurant is nearby, and the Transportation Museum is just a few miles down the road. Yet Ripples is on a quiet street, with a large porch perfect for sipping wine and the evening breezes while sitting in cozy rattan armchairs..

Innkeeper Sandi Dillon is a friendly and gracious host, and a good cook. it wasn't cool enough for a fire in the fireplace in the parlor while we were there, but what a beautiful room! And we found fun and lively conversation at the dining room table over pancakes and blueberries, and Greek yogurt with honey.

Ripples is immaculate, has wonderfully comfortable beds, and private baths in every room. The rooms are generally somewhat larger than in many B&B's, with decor varying from "beachy" to romantic. And upstairs there's a common room with a PC, Microwave, TV, and other modern creature comforts.

There's off-street parking, too, and Ripples is a well-located base for exploring up and down the coast, or to take a day tour to Monhegan or another of the islands, or to look for Puffins or whales.

Ripples is a place to come back to again and again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Katie-n-Joe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (103)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

99 - 103 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2007

Yup, seasoned travelers but first time in a B&B. The experience was wonderful. Only complaint was no chairs in our room as it was small, but there were 2 public rooms one with a PC and TV. Bed, very comfortable, good shower, very nice decorating, great location, food for breakfast was wonderful and the owner made our stay very pleasant. and memorable. She has redone this "old boarding house" into a beautiful property. She is a wealth of information and truly supports all business in the area, and her recommendations were right on.
On future trips to the Rockland area we will definitely check here first.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank truane1148
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 August 2007

This was a last minute reservation. We had difficulty finding information about this B&B because it is so new. The property was formerly known as the Lathrop House. The new owner has completely gutted the house and rebuilt it. This was the nicest decorated and overall attractive location we stayed. Everything is very new (they recycled very little of the original materials like baseboards and doors).

My complaints first, because they are so over shadowed by the benefits of this B&B. No air-conditioning. Thankfully the nights we stayed were very mild and warm. But because we had to keep the windows open we noticed all the street noise. There was quite a bit of noise at that location because of its excellent proximity to the main street. There was a very nice train station / restaurant/pub across the street. We were literally about a block from the main activity area during the 60th Annual Lobster Fest, which was a great experience!

My second complaint is the lack of security. I mentioned this to the owner, but she assured me that there was no need for concern and it was obvious she had no intention of changing anything. Specifically, the front door is never locked, and the the room locks were very primative. The owner also encourages visitors to put their car keys in a box so they can be moved around as she packs cars in on the driveway for the various fests. We had no problem having our car blocked in the entire time, but had to pass on handing over our keys, under these considerations.

The owner was so accomodating and admittedly very new at running a B&B. She was doing everything by herself, which is quite an ordeal. Most B&B's usually have a couple and often a hired hand or two. Because of this, we recommend you not expect (unless you ask) to have your sheets changed, never mind towels.

Everything in our room (the Poetry Room) was super new and well placed. There was a lack of counter space in our room, it was just too small to make it work better. Every room has a private bathroom, which is a huge plus. The owner obviously worked very hard to make themes for each room, and ours was really cool. We actually found ourselves wanting to just sit around and read to one another, it was actually romantic.

The main door (front) needs adjustment because if not closed properly and wind gust can (and often did) slam the door (easy fix, but earth shatteringly loud until fixed).

The bed was absolutely the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. I was so thrilled with this bed I had to pull back the covers to see the brand and ask the owner about it. She related that every bed was the exact same kind, and really not that expensive.

We missed the first mornings breakfast (served between 8-9am usually, but ask about possible changes). Breakfast is served at the large dining room table (good for up to 8 at once), you can also sit at the kitchen island for a more family feeling (we did both on different occassions). Breakfast is typical eggs, toast, bacon, but she is looking for ideas to make changes to breakfast. Our last breakfast was something special, she made a lobster quiche (egg like casserole), one with Swiss, one with cheddar (?), both were excellent. She also specializes in this Greek yogurt with blueberries.

There are a couple public areas and sitting rooms that were bright, well decorated with lots of reading materials. The other guests were very friendly and this B&B brought people together better than any other.

Hope she fixes the locks and door closings and installs A/C to make everything quieter. Other than these drawbacks, this place is a gem. Fantastic location, definitely recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
Thank GlobalTerrain
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 January 2012
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank A-Team2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2009
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Janine0306
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Rockland
0.1 mi away
250 Main Hotel
250 Main Hotel
#2 of 3 in Rockland
134 reviews
0.4 mi away
Rockland Harbor Hotel
Rockland Harbor Hotel
#1 of 3 in Rockland
257 reviews
0.6 mi away
Berry Manor Inn
Berry Manor Inn
#1 of 8 in Rockland
1,049 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
LimeRock Inn
LimeRock Inn
#2 of 8 in Rockland
592 reviews
0.5 mi away
Old Granite Inn
Old Granite Inn
#3 of 8 in Rockland
177 reviews
1.8 mi away
Samoset Resort On The Ocean
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ripples Inn at the Harbor? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ripples Inn at the Harbor

Address: 16 Pleasant St, Rockland, ME 04841-2710
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Rockland
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Rockland
Price Range: £112 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleep like a ROCK at ROCKland Maine's Ripples Inn. Feels like your home away from home... on the coast yet without the COST! Enjoy the simple pleasures of a Maine lifestyle like big yummy breakfasts and soft warm beds for those cool New England nights. Come walk the rocky coast; grab a lobster roll; find a treasured book at the coffee shop; stroll in town. Come for a craft workshop, a cooking lesson or a thrilling adventure on the water. There's so much to DO! DE-STRESS! Come for a vacation but leave with an EXPERIENCE! Wake up your inner child and dabble in your creativity. Take a risk... You could be a Poet and not know it! (or something equally great) ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ripples Inn At The Harbor Rockland, Maine

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing