I have stayed in B&Bs all over the country and the world and this is one of the best I have seen. Besides the handsome, warm Victorian decor (imagine velvet, dark wood, plush cushions, fireplaces), the owners are wonderfully friendly and have thought of everything. There are homemade pies 24/7 in the living room areas, with vanilla ice cream in the fridge! One of the owner's mothers is the on-site baker, and wow are those pies amazing. Besides pies and ice cream, the fridges are filled with complimentary cold drinks, the freezer has chilled beer glasses, and the counter tops are stacked with everything one needs for eating and drinking. There is fresh coffee and, for tea lovers like myself, high quality teas (even green tea) and hot water. The living room areas have large televisions (with DVD players), much beautifully upholstered, comfortable seating, and stacks of games, books, and magazines. Classical music seems to be on most of the time. The whole main house and the carriage house are immaculate (important for people like me with dust allergies).
We did not wake up in time for the breakfast, so I shall leave that review to others who did. I heard wondrous tales of gingerbread pancakes, though!
The room in which we stayed was stunning. The attention to detail was superb. We were in the carriage house upstairs, and while the room was small, it felt "grand." The canopied king-size bed was decked with the softest of sheets, puffy blankets, and a mountain of beautiful pillows. The mattress was firm and comfortable. The bed faced a propane fireplace that gave off incredible heat and a lovely light. There was mid-century recliner in perfect condition, a few chairs and a desk. The closets had everything you could wish for--thick cotton robes, good hangers, iron and ironing board, etc. The room did not have just any drinking glasses, but wine glasses and champagne glasses (and a bottle-opener and an ice bucket, of course). There was a large t.v. with cable (I think, although I didn't check). My one complaint was that it was not accompanied by a DVD player. I spoke with an owner and he said they were planning on adding one to each room. I would also recommend Bose CD/radios, although the clock radio they have is new, modern, and fine. The room was extremely quiet, very warm (incredible insulation for an old Maine house!). I would absolutely recommend going to The Berry Manor Inn in the winter.
The bathroom in itself deserves a whole review. It was sublime. Relatively spacious and marble, it had an excellent jacuzzi for 2 (complete with candles), many towels racks, and a dual-head shower for two (with strong water pressure for a good back massage). There was only 1 sink (two is always better).
Within walking distance of the Inn is the charming town of Rockland, with coffee shops, bookstores, boutiques, galleries, and even a movie theater. The water is right there.
Within 1 mile is a world-class restaurant called Primo. Reservations recommended. It is closed for a month or so during the winter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to a romantic AAA 4 Diamond Maine bed and breakfast in the lovely town of Rockland. Our historic Rockland, Maine lodging features 12 beautifully appointed rooms with luxurious bedding, whirlpool tubs and fireplaces. Don't miss out on complimentary gourmet breakfast, evening sweets with our award winning pies, off-street parking & our stocked guest pantry. Searching through all the Rockland, Maine Hotels or bed and breakfasts in Camden? Come discover the magic of The Berry Manor Inn, a Select Registry Property. Named a Top 10 B&B in the Nation by Yelp and TripAdvisor Reviewers! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Berry Manor Hotel Rockland
- Berry Manor Inn Rockland, Maine