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“Great place for a true 'Down East' experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of West Quoddy Head Station

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West Quoddy Head Station
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for a true 'Down East' experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The Light Station was a great place to stay. We stayed in the Jefferson Room. It was clean, spacious and just a comfy place to hang out. The kitchen was more than adequate for cooking dinner and breakfast. Plenty of hot water for showers and most important to us, the beds were very comfortable. Our 1950s dinette set was awesome. Bill Clark has done a fantastic job of creating accommodating and comfortable spaces on the inside while keeping the historical aspects of the buildings intact.
And when we finally ventured off the compound, there's lots to see and do in the area. Quoddy Head Lighthouse and State Park Lubec is only about 5 miles and has restaurants and shops. The closest grocery store is here so plan ahead if you are cooking. Across the bridge (and through customs) is Campobello Island with the Roosevelt Cottage, Mulholland Point and East Quoddy Lighthouses. Lots of scenic drives and beautiful ocean views too. Eastport makes a nice day trip from here also. There's two chocolatiers in Lubec. We went to Monica's. Great chocolate -- try the pecan bonbons.
In a nutshell, it's clean, comfy and it's the eastern-most room for rent in the USA.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

My wife and I just took our first trip to see the coast of Maine, so we travelled from Kittery to Lubec. We stayed in several B&B's, and Cottages along the way, we like to stay away from chain hotels in preference of more unique accommodations, and the West Quoddy Station was hands down the best of the bunch. It was super clean, spacious and very comfortable with satellite TV and free wifi, and even a washer / dryer. The best part was the place itself, the Station really elevates the Maine coastal experience. We stayed in the lodge in the Washington unit, which had incredible views. Sunrise and sunset views are great and very enjoyable from the large deck with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. We stayed 2 nights but we wished we had more time there, lots to do, relaxing around Lubec, Campobello, excellent Quoddy Head state park with awesome trails and dramatic coastal views! Campobello is very close and really interesting and beautiful...bring your passport! By the way, the property is well manicured, the lawn and buildings are very well maintained.

Stayed October 2013
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4 Thank Tom C
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Arnold
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109 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights at West Quoddy Station as we circled the New England states. We wanted to see the lighthouse on the most eastern part of the US, and this was a good place for that. The place was very unique with great views, but it was not a Bed & Breakfast. There was no complimentary breakfast, (which is important to us because we are always on the go) and there was no breakfast to be bought on the premises. The room had a kitchen, which would be great if you planned on staying for a few days and wanted to grocery shop, but we did not have time for that. There were no extras provided, such as shampoo, conditioner, etc., and there was no hair dryer or iron. There was no one in the office to ask for needs or advice. We could have called, but cell phones don't get good service there. Even though I thought it was a little pricey for what was offered, I would recommend it because it was unique, clean, and convenient. The only other nice places we saw were on Campabello, and we didn't look at or price any of them.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Daina R
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

A stunning and unique place to spend a few days while you explore deep DownEast. We spent two nights and loved every minute. Breathtaking views across the water to the town of Lubec in the distance from the upstairs deck, very comfortable, well-equipped accommodations (Washington & Jefferson suites) and we felt right at home immediately. Fabulous walks around the property. Remote and wild as only the best of Maine can be. Simply great. Bill, you'd better have space for us. We will be back! :-)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dianne S
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Woolwich, Maine, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Bill has truly shown me that this restoration of the Coast Guard Station was a labor of love. We stayed in the keeper's cottage and it was beautiful! Personal touches in every room, all the up to date amenities that we needed for our stay. A full kitchen with mini fridge, comfortable furnishings and a view to die for. He really thought of all the little personal touches that really reminded me of being home.
I would easily say that this place should be ranked number one in the area..hands down, and I did my research before making my choice. Just remember to pack some food from home or go shopping at the IGA in town (like 6 miles away). We will return again in the future.
I was also impressed by what a good person Bill was, he genuinely cared about our stay and loves his property very much. I don't think I have ever met such a nice owner in all my years of staying at hotels. I enjoyed talking with him as much as I did staying there.
Thank you so much...

Room Tip: From what I am told, all of the rooms are individual. I would talk with Bill to see what room would...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eryn P
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

A fantastic find necessitated by the woeful state of accommodations on Campobello Island. Bill Clark bought the dilapidated light station from the government and lovingly restored it as an inn. It is not a B&B as there is no food in sight of the light (no problem considering the excellence of the Water Street Tavern & Inn about 10 minutes away in Lubec). We stayed in both the station and the lodge. The latter consists of four single units, all of which have a really nice view of Quoddy Narrows both from within the units as well as from the lookout reached by a spiral staircase. The renovation is well done and preserves the look and feel of a real light station. The station is a single unit with multiple bedrooms, living room, dining room and plenty of room for a whole family, or a group of friends, to spread out and make themselves at home. Behind the station is a free-standing deck with a panorama of the entire Lubec/Quoddy Point area. We used the deck to spread out blankets and lie looking up at the Perseid meteor shower. With no ambient light anywhere around, the sky was a canopy of a zillion stars and a clearly-defined milky way, to say nothing of the meteors. Bill Clark is a treasure trove of information, not only about the light station, but about anything and everything in the Lubec area. This is a totally unique experience that is worth a trip far Down East just to stay there. I can't say enough good about this whole experience. Go there.

Room Tip: Spring for the station, even if you don't bring a family or group. The tariff may seem high, bu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jhj1623
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New Concord, Kentucky
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241 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Bill Clark, Owner, runs a fabulous B&B in the former Station 1, District 1, US Coast Guard Station on West Quoddy Head. The rooms are huge with a well-furnished kitchen, comfortable furniture and all of the necessary and desired amenities. The B&B is adjacent to the Quoddy State Park and Lighthouse. Most eastern point of the USA! GREAT sunrises! We'll be back!

Room Tip: Chose the Washington room on the 2nd floor and open the windows.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alan B
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Additional Information about West Quoddy Head Station

Property: West Quoddy Head Station
Address: 823 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652-3675
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Lubec
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Lubec
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As of June 2014, we now have 8 Vacation Rental units in 6 buildings. The Station House, Keepers Cottage,The Cabin, The Camp and 4 units in The Lodge. Quoddy Hall, with a breathtaking event room, is available for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, meetings, etc. We have the best panoramic views from all points of our complex. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
West Quoddy Head Light Station Bed And Breakfast
West Quoddy Head Light Station Hotel Lubec
West Quoddy Head Station Lubec, Maine

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