106 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-7106
On July 19th, 2013, I went from being a high school English teacher and a military retiree to being an innkeeper. Although Tim and Ted were absolutely wonderful about showing me the ins and outs of the trade, I felt woefully unprepared for my new calling.
Our new dog, Banjo, is a veritable bundle of energy. Today we took him to Lobster Cove Meadow Preserve, one of the fantastic Boothbay Regional Land Trust areas. Karine and I laughed our heads off as he zipped up the hillside, hid amongst the ferns, then raced down into the marshland, all at a hundred miles an hour! Even though he's always full of vinegar, I think the briskness of the air threw him into overdrive as he probably ran ten miles compared to our mile and a half walk. It was as if he sensed that change was in the air.
Looking for a Fun and Exciting Vacation Activity in the Great Outdoors? Try Kayaking at Boothbay Harbor!
When we first came to Boothbay Harbor, Karine and I immediately fell in love with the intriguing little shops, scrumptious restaurants, and lovely views of the harbor. Being a bit of a couch potato myself, I envisioned moving (further) into my twilight years making at most a daily shuffle up and down Townsend Avenue to pick up the morning paper.
When I read the email from Catherine at the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce yesterday, announcing today’s fireworks were canceled, I was truly disappointed. Having spent the past twenty years as an American expatriate living in Germany and Britain, I was looking forward eagerly to my first Fourth of July celebration in Boothbay Harbor. Would the fact there were not going to be fireworks somehow make the holiday less enjoyable?
Little known fact number seventeen (at least to me): The Boothbay area is a very popular wedding destination.
This past weekend I had the pleasure to sample some of the wonderful activities at Boothbay Harbor's Fisherman's Festival. In between making breakfast for our great guests and refreshing their rooms on Saturday, I had the chance to mosey downtown to down a few delicious tidbits of food and drink and view some of the day's events, including the Tug of War bouts. Although the competitive nature of Tug of War was clearly in evidence, the sportsmanship and camaraderie of the teams was even more so.
"A possible accumulation of one to three inches of snow," Charlie Lopresti, Chief Meteorologist for Channel 13, solemnly predicted.
Braving the trials and tribulations of an impending blizzard, three men with romantic souls made their diverse ways to Bayberry House on February 14th, each bestowing a special Valentine's Day gift on the woman he loves.
With a winter weather warning on the horizon, we were unsure whether the guests who had reserved rooms for our Valentine's Day getaway would be arriving. Apparently, we did not take into account the resolve of these spirited New Englanders and their lovely ladies.
Whose woods these are I think I know . . .
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost has always been one of my favorite poems. It tells the story of a person who stops to admire the beauty of a snowy woodland scene before continuing on his way.
As we are sure you've noticed, Bayberry House has had an electronic facelift! We have commissioned a new website, hopefully making it easier for our guests and prospective guests to access information about the bed and breakfast. The biggest change, however, is that we have added the capacity for you to check availability and make reservations online. Over the past summer, we had several guests suggest we offer online reservations as they felt it would make the booking process much faster and easier. If you are a person, however, who would sti