106 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 207-633-7106
A few days back, we had the pleasure of hosting two great guests, Tom and Rita, at Bayberry House for five days. Now, Tom is one of the most meticulous planners I've ever met, even about his holidays. Being a fella who likes to be organized myself, I asked him what they were going to be doing during their stay. Well, he pulled out an EXCEL spreadsheet and, spreading it carefully on the kitchen counter, proceeded with relish to tell me their itinerary. Talk about impressive!
One of our projects over the winter was to concentrate on making Bayberry House even more environmentally friendly. We've strengthened our recycling program and identified several ways we can reduce energy consumption. We have also tried to find more ways our guests can assist us in our efforts, as we've found just about everyone is willing to pitch in to help save the planet if they know what to do. We wish we could do more, but a 130 year old period property does limit some of the things you can do.
Even though this winter's snow has been beautiful, Karine and I are quite ready for Spring to arrive. With warm weather just around the corner, we’d like to invite our guests to join us in beautiful Boothbay Harbor by offering an early bird booking special. Reserve three (3) days or more at Bayberry House during the months of June, July, August, or September, and we will add a complimentary ticket to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for each guest absolutely free! This offer is only valid for bookings made between March 1st and April 30t
Can there really be too much of a good thing? Well, in my mind, there certainly can be. Although the owners of Maine's ski resorts might disagree, I think I speak for most of the people of Maine (and New England, and the mid-Atlantic states, and the Midwest) when I say, "Enough already!," not another blasted snowstorm!
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.