Bear Mountain Inn
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Im sat here in the staff computer lounge with theeeee slowest connection, struggling for words at the moment.
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!
After 2 LONG weeks of training and staff week, the kids are due to arrive in just a few hours.
We've had a long week of training and programming giving us the skills to amazing counsellors, and to help these kids have an ...
... swimming, and last but by no means the least went on a trip to Walmart. In the evening Margret (another Irish girl) had arrived, and the Americans at camp insisted that we had our first taste of a s'more. They were life changing. Not sure if for good or bad reasons yet. I'll save a more in depth description if Walmart till the end of week video. So that brings us to today. Myself, Hannah and Margret (who are both going to ...
... noticed as we drove in to downtown Gorham was the railroad museum. Unfortunately it was closed by the time we got here. The rail line here is ex Grand Trunk. Now it's a G & W property, the St. Lawrence and Atlantic RR. I was told that trains run sporadically. I wish there was more to say, but after a full day of driving I'm tired and ready to just veg out for a bit. Until tomorrow, ...
... is one place I would love to come back to in summer or autumn when the weather is likely to be better. We did manage to get out and see another of their covered bridges yesterday. It was also one that you could drive through. It is impressive that they have maintained so many that you are able to drive through as the maintenance on them must be very costly. We also did a bit of shopping at the ...
The White mountains national park is stunningly beautiful and studded with waterfalls and fast flowing streams. We tried to go up the road to the top of Mount Washington this morning but of course the weather has turned and it is raining again. The wind at the top was blowing hard and the top was in cloud so the attendants at the entrance booth recomended not to bother. Since there is a sizeable fee to drive the road we decided to wait until ...
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The Bear Mountain Inn is a 5-star experience in the Lakes Region of Maine. Set amid a rolling lawn overlooking a spectacular lake, the Bear Mountain Inn has everything necessary for a relaxing weekend retreat. I felt like a guest at a country house with innkeepers Lorraine and Rickie always ready to pamper and please. The bedrooms, most with private baths, are spacious and comfortable as well as beautifully decorated. Breakfasts are sumptuous and satisfying. Lorraine makes everything herself using only the freshest and healthiest ingredients. There's always fresh fruit, homemade muffins and scones and the main entree such as her fabulous vegetable quiche. On a cold Maine morning, breakfast in front of the fire would certainly be the high point of the day. The inn also has location, location, location. In addition, to many nearby restaurants it is only a five minute drive to Bridgton Academy where I was participating in Parents' Weekend. The close proximity allowed me to get a much needed mid-day break. Saturday afternoon I had tea on the porch overlooking the lake. On Sunday, after enduring a cold, windy football game, I was glad to be welcomed by a cozy fire in the living room and some homemade oatmeal raisin cookies to go along with my tea. I had such a good experience at the Bear Mountain Inn that I booked it for my next two visits.
We have just returned from an elopement weekend at the Bear Mountain Inn. The inn itself is an amazing B & B in one of the most beautiful places to see this time of year. This is one of the most romantic places I've ever visited and the innkeepers, Rickie and Lorraine, go out of their way to make you feel at home. They handled the details of our ceremony and we had exactly what we'd planned on...a small, intimate, romantic wedding. The surrounding area offers a lot of choices when it comes to dining and breakfast at the inn is wonderful! If you're looking to step outside of the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and just relax and enjoy nature and a slower pace, this is the place to do it. We chose this B & B on a lark since neither of us hd ever been to Maine, but we were so pleased that we will visit again! This was the perfect start to our new life together. I can't thank them enough!!!!!
This was my second year in a row that I was taken to Bear Moutain Inn for my birthday and I hope we do it again next year. The inn is set in a beautiful location by a lake that is so peaceful to wake up to and the stars at night are incredible to view. However the great part about this place is the service and pleasent atmosphere, that Lorranie and Ricky (the owners) have created for their guests. We stayed in the Grizzly Suite which is so comfortable, roomy and gave my partner and I the much needed rest and alone time we were looking for. The basket of fruit and cheese and the fresh flowers in our room when we arrived was a wonderful loving touch and made us feel right at home.
Words really cannot describe how great Bear Mountain Inn is! Lorraine & Rickie were more then just Innkeepers, they were friends and just about made you their family. My Wife and I picked Bear Mountain Inn to stay for our Honeymoon and learned of it from the internet. Pictures from the internet do not do justice as it could not show every detail of the "Great Grizzly". Walking into this room was a mouth dropping experience. From wall to wall, this place was it! The room and even the whole Inn was decorated like it was home and you can tell so much time and energy was put into the Inn. Breakfast! Oh, I miss the breakfast already! I miss the smell walking down the steps every morning and the great home cookin of Lorraine & Rickie. They catered to all the guest to make sure the breakfast they cooked would appeal to everyone. They definitely made us feel welcome and helped us around Maine as they were our GPS and gave us many ideas of things to do throughout the week. It was sad to go, not just because we didn't want vacation to be over, but because we will miss Ricky, Lorraine, Cheyanne, Coty, Kitty Bear, Little Bear, Angel Face, & Bear Mountain Inn.
Just a quick note to let ANYONE who is looking to enjoy a getaway that will be ABOVE and BEYOND anything they could have hoped for....to go to THE BEAR MOUNTAIN INN in South Waterford ME.
My wife and I picked the Bear Mountain Inn to celebrate our anniversary for a number of reasons: Lovely location; facilities (large grounds, canoes, etc.); dog-friendly policy. We were more than delighted in every aspect of the property--and the proprietors.
My fiance and I had scheduled to go to Bear Mtn Inn in July 2007. A few days after we gave a deposit of $325, we had to cancel our reservation. The "return" policy on the website states you get full refund (minus $25) if you cancel 30+ days of reservation (which we did). Needless to say, it took us approximately 3 weeks to obtain our refund. It was interesting in that they charged us the same day of the reservation but took their time giving us a refund.
Time of our lives!!!
We spent our honeymoon and the Bear mountain Inn and we could not have had a better time. The staff was welcoming and friendly, beatiful views, the most relaxing room i have every stayed in. Right when we got there we felt right at home from the fresh cookies to the cheese and fruit plates. Even on a rainy day staying in the jacoozi or watching one of the many DVD's was great. We plan on going back every year on our anniversary.
I went to this Inn with friends over the three-day weekend in February. On our 9 pm arrival, after our four-hour drive, we were greeted with a gruff, "Who's payin'?" I've stayed at dozens of B&B's and never has payment been demanded at the door. It reminded me of some sort of pay-by-the-hour place and immediately made me uneasy.
Just Plain Awesome Bed & Breakfast
I have been there mutiple time and would defintly go back again and plan to. THe whole place is the BEST. The grounds are great, the staff is great and the house is great. Truly the best B&B I have ever been to. There is no question that this is the place you want to stay if you want to go to maine. Also the location is perfect, 30 min. to bethel and Sunday River, awesome hiking trails close by (Grafton State Park), snowmobile trails right there . Fun bars and resturants in Bethel.
And the breakfast in the morning is top notch.
Good luck and have fun...............