Coach Stop Inn Bed and Breakfast
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We again didn't have any wind, so we motored home. We again were the first ship to pull anchor and get underway. This was a pattern that I was starting to pick up. Captain John really wanted us to get the most out of our experience. He consistently gave us more than what I saw out of the other ships. I overheard some of the planning for the next …
We had another great breakfast this morning. The inn is known for their gourmet breakfasts. The owners have even been featured on Emeril Live. Their signature dish is blueberry fritters served with Maine maple syrup-delicious!
Today is our day for exploring Acadia National Park. We started by stopping at a trailhead that had nesting …
... with my cousin Paula and her husband Scot. It had been about 10 years since we last saw each other. It's incredible how time quickly slips away. We all seem to get caught up with the things life throws at us. It is however great when we can stop a moment with what we’re doing and reconnect again. I was really looking forward to seeing Paula again and catching up.
Staying with family, it’s a chance to slow down and just hang out. ...
... ship. This evenings entertainment aboard included one of our favorite shows ' the staff talent show'. Usually always we know at least one staff member who is participating and this time Kalmag, one of our sweet waitresses in the International Cafe was doing a traditional Bali dance. We promised her we'd sit right up front so we could cheer for her and it was sooo cute when she spotted us despite the spot lights in her eyes! So that is Bar Harbor - another day on this amazing ...
... did not get through it unscathed. Over the next few days, Kat developed a bad cough which you will hear plenty about in our next blog!
On the drive south through Maine, we stopped at the Owl's Head Light, a small lighthouse on a majestic promontory. We had to get in at least one lighthouse!
Stay tuned for our next blog, depicting our second time through New England, our stay with the Bullock's, Kat's worsening health, and sightseeing in Boston.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coach Stop Inn Bed and Breakfast Bar Harbor
Try it, you'll love it !!
We just spent a week-end with another couple at this charming Inn. From the moment we walked in the door of this Inn, built in 1804, warmth and hospitality surrounded us. Jeff and Natalie,the Inn Keepers,greeted us and made us feel like this was our home away from home.
Our suites were beautifully decorated and immaculately clean,as was every room in this gorgeous home. One of the suites has a fabulous big fireplace.
The breakfasts were gourmet to say the very least,heavenly delightful! Jeff is an incredible chef. There was hot coffee and tea all day long,and at 3 o"clock everyday,Natalie produced a devine treat of pie or cake.
Jeff and Natalie provide so many little extras,we've never experienced anywhere else. We all wanted to stay forever. We highly recommend the Inn,we can't wait to go back!
MML and BDF,Massachusetts
40th Anniversay Get-Away splendor....
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and we wanted to travel again to the Bar Harbor area, a place we had not visited in over 30 years. We had heard from friends of ours who had stayed at the Coach Stop Inn and had a wonderful experience so we decided to call the Inn and check them out.
Jeff answered the phone and I told him of my husbands handicap restrictions and yes, they could accommodate us in the Heritage Suite.
As soon as we drove in both Jeff and Natalie were out the front door to greet us and offer me a helping hand. We were escorted to our suite and given the tour of their beautiful inn. From that moment on we had the greatest 40th anniversary anyone could ask for.
Our suite had a beautiful fireplace and we were supplied the logs....Jeff even lite the fire for us.
Hubby relaxed in a chair and I curled up on the couch with a warm wrap, provided by Natalie.....a delicious cup of coffee and a homemade piece of pie, compliments of Natalie.
As I looked around our room I remarked to my hubby about how clean everything was. The linen and towels are all "sparkling white and fresh." In the towel basket was an individually wrapped "facial cleanser" to remove my make-up. Now this was very special.....a product that I had never seen before but a new habit I have incorporated into my own personal care.
Breakfast........a gourmet experience. I can still see and taste the blueberry fritters when I close my eyes, and with real maple syrup too. Our breakfast wasn't rushed; we had the chance to savor every mouthfull of Jeff's menu choice of the day. Just imagine stuffed french toast....to die for.
Jeff and Natalie recommended a place for dinner that was perfect for the two of us....so perfect we went a second night as well. It amazed us how they just new what we would like and what restaurant provided the type of access my husband needed. They supplied us with directions and passes to area places of interest that we greatly appreciated.
I especially enjoyed the fact that there was not a TV in our suite or a telephone. How wonderful to just sit and talk with your loved one or read or take a nap. I did go to the parlor one evening to catch the evening news and picked up a cup of tea in the dining room along the way. I must fess up....I did take two of Natalie's delicious homemade cookies as well. No matter when you walk by the dining area there is a homemade "delight" for you to enjoy. Can you remember when you were a child and you would "sneak into the kitchen" to get one of Mom's homemade cookies. This is just what it felt like for me.
We had three wonderful evenings at the Coach Stop Inn. Will we ever go back???? You bet we will. There is not a single place in Bar Harbor, Maine that we would rather stay. The Coach Stop Inn is the place we know that we will be served superb food, have caring and accommodating innkeepers, plenty of peace and relaxation and the cleanliness of an Inn that would be equal to guest accommodations at our White House in Washington DC. This place is ***** 5 stars!
We loved the Coach Stop Inn!
Jeff and Natalie were probably born to be inn keepers. Their warmth made us feel at home immediately. Natalie has done a superb job with the furnishings and such as well as with the herb garden in the back. Jeff's breakfasts are creative, delicious, artistically presented, delicious, and they taste pretty good, too.
At the risk of our room not being available the next time we need it, we cannot recommend the Inn more highly. Every time we go to Maine, we set aside at least one day to catch up with Natalie and Jeff.
Your comfort, and a delightfully full belly each morning, will be their primary concern.
WOW!!! What a fantastic spot!!! I want to transport Natalie and Jeff and the Coach Stop to each location that I travel to in the future.
Old fashioned, personnal Inn Keepery
We were looking for something different, to spend a few days playing hooky from the world. (after 40+ years of marriage, call it a second honeymoon). It all started by the way the Inn responded to reservations (and changes) - we got to speak to a real person. Positive, friendly, and relaxed. Trekking from New Mexico to Maine we got there one afternoon and discovered a jewel of a 17th century inn (with a real herb garden yet!), with an open door, a warm welcome, a cup of tea, all as if we were visiting with our favourite niece. The rooms so perfect (with modcons of the 21 century) that we spent a lot of time in it, there's reading material on the dressor, towels galore, flowers inside and out, just like home.
Breakfasts are something else. Cooked by the Inn Keeper from fresh, different every morning, they reach the description of "high gourmet" (and hey!, I'm Belgian - cooking we know about!) and full of surprises. Coffee, Tea, cookies, cake are available all day, just help your self. The whole show is run by Jeff and Nathalie who positively bubble with enthousiasm and tend to do everything right. This is model in the genre, and open all year. We have spent 40 years in the service industry, and this one takes the cake.
Friendly and cozy place to stay
A lovely B & B just outside of town on the main road. Stayed there 9/05 for 3 nights and it was wonderful. The host, Jeff and Natalie, couldn't have been nicer. The breakfast were fantastic and almost couldn't wait to get home mid afternoon for pie and coffee. The Inn was built in the early 1800's (remolded beautifully) and we highly recommend it. Van Smith, Collierville, Tn.
A Wonderful Retreat
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at a wonderful B&B in Bar Harbor, ME. The Coach Stop Inn is a delightful and comfortable B&B,located a short distance from downtown and Acadia National Park. Jeff & Natalie greeted us on our arrival and we were extremely accommodating to our needs. Our room was cozy and beautifully decorated. Breakfast in the morning was the best we've experienced in any of our B&B stays anywhere in New England. A great place to stay if visiting the Bar Harbor/Acadia area!
B&B's Don't Get Better Than This
What a delight. Turn of the century rustic elegance, wonderful, experienced and caring hosts, superb food, and complete comfort from the get-go. We spent our first night in the Heritage room which made us feel as we'd moved back 200 years, when this was a tavern and actual "Coach Stop". Our final two nights were in the Abbey Suite, complete with curtained tub, and a delightful sitting room. Jeff and Natalie have hit a home run here, which is incredible, given their take-over and re-do of this establishment in April 2005. You will enjoy their youthful enthisiasm, their decorative and time-sensitive touches, their maturity in this business, sense of history, and yes, those signature blueberry fritters. We'll be back...........Dave and Carolyn
A warm and wonderful Inn
We recently spent two nights at the Coach House Inn and we were very impressed with the warm welcome we received from the owners Jeff and Natalie. We loved our two room suite with a fireplace. The Inn is lovely, beautifully decorated and the morning breakfasts by Jeff were strictly gourmet.
Each afternoon Natalie bakes a new treat for the guests. She also was so helpful in making recomendations and reservations for dinners.
We recommend it highly!
My husband & I stayed at the Coach Stop Inn for 3 nights while visiting Acadia. We truly had an excellent stay--the best B&B we've been to. Jeff & Natalie, the innkeepers, were so warm and friendly--really the perfect hosts. The breakfasts were gourmet-level & absolutely delicious. There are tasty baked goods in the afternoons too. We felt it was a really great value as well considering the rates in the area. I'd recommend this spot to anyone.