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Pick up for the tour today was just a five minute walk from our hotel. Leaving Boston we drove up the State Street side of the common and our driver told us that one of the brownstone terraces overlooking the common had sold last year for $52 million dollars. The purchaser paid an additional $250k for a car park. These terraces were built in the 1700s and some still have the original window glass that was shipped over from England. Our New England coastal tour took us through ...
Continuing on with the further adventures of Cranky ole ******* and Me ole Boot, we headed to Old Orchard Beach, or as Deborah called it "Old Orchard Inn". We made the nice mistake of driving down the main drag, crowds of people, places to eat, an amusement replete with a ferris wheel, and all other manner of rides, that would make me throw up if I ever took a ride on them. What a very busy place!! It was nice to observe, but just a little ...
- A short trip to Kennebunk. Kathryn and I had our traditional lunch at The Ramp in Cape Porpose. I had Portuguese style mussels and they were great as always. Wednesday, a trip to Freeburg to clean and rearrange the book shelves. (Sneeze, sneeze). Thursday, stopped for paint chips and back to ...
This morning the rental car had to be returned, so while Tommy took it back we cleaned the RV and I cooked breakfast. We enjoyed our scrambled egg, cheese and bacon on toasted English muffins outside on the picnic table. I absolutely love to eat outdoors!
After filling up the LP tank at the campground, we were on our way north again. Our first stop was in Salem, Massachusetts. Clay and Morgan gave us a great history lesson on the events of the Salem ...
The 'Yard Sale':
A shortage of 'Welcome Centers' was hitting me with my needs of the day, I tried one only to find out it was something to do with the forestry in the area... I wasn't all that interested...
Finally, it being almost the end of the long day, I decided to make a little detour in New Hampshire to visit Neil Peckham. He's a contact I have for my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rockmere Lodge Ogunquit
A Beautiful Place to Stay by the Sea
The Rockmere is truly a beautiful place by the sea. We had a wonderful time. The hosts are warm, friendly and helpful. The setting, both outdoor and indoor, beautiful : from the screened gazebo with an ocean view and the porch overlooking a beautiful flowering garden, to a lookout at the top of the house. Each room is decorated with care. The breakfasts are excellent, served in beatifull settings -and with style, the food is excellent, the presentation impeccable. We cherish the memory of the time we spent there.
A fabulous visit
We just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Rockmere Lodge. Our hosts, Andy, Bob and Doug were extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. The Inn was beautifully decorated and our room had a wonderful view of the ocean. Breakfast was a treat, served on their lovely porch or in the exquisite dining room during inclement weather. It truly is a "beautiful place by the sea." We are looking forward to returning to our new found friends at the Inn and enjoying their superb hospitality.
When our very large and loud group of 10 from Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas arrived at the doorstep of the Rockmere Lodge we probably scared our hosts to death. After the initial shock of us, we were treated with true "Southern" hospitality. We spent a whole week with Bob, Andy and Doug and by the end they hated to see us go as much as we didn't want to leave.
Location and more
We have just returned from a wonderful and relaxing stay at the Rockmere Lodge in Ogunquit. We were thrilled as we arrived on our honeymoon to find this perfectly located inn, just a short walk to either Perkins Cove or Ogunquit Center. We began each day with an unbelievably delicious and creative full breakfast served on a huge wrap around porch, followed by a walk along the magnificent cliffs on Marginal Way, and great conversation with Bob, Doug and Andy while surrounded by beautiful flower gardens. We found the accomodations, the service and the company to be warm and welcoming. We hope to return to the Rockmere at least annually, and would highly reccommend that you spend some time here when visiting Ogunquit.
All I have to say is ANYONE who is looking for a B&B The Rockmere is the place to go. My husband and I have been going there now for 10 yrs. and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Ogunquit but the Rockmere. The rooms are beautiful, the atmosphere is awesome, the views are incredible, the breakfast is excellent and you couldn't ask for better hosts. Andy, Bob and Doug go out of their way to make sure your comfortable at the Rockmere. They treat everyone with respect at all times and make them feel right at home. As for some of the negative posts sometimes B&B's aren't for everyone. Afterall you have to keep in mind that B&B's are NOT hotels/motels. A B&B is someones home.
My husband and I were given a night at the Rockmere as birthday present for me from my sister. She paid nearly $200.00 for a night in April. As it turned out, my son had an important college baseball game the same day as the reservation. Being my son's last year of college and as he was pitching, there wasn't any question about where we would go. I called and spoke with Bob who advised me of their no change policy, but he was reasonable and let us reschedule for June 10. Well, on June 5, my mother in law was diagnosed with terminal cancer, with possibly several weeks left to live. We called Bob and explained the exceptional circumstances and asked if we could change our reservation and leave it open ended - that way if they had an open night when we called again, it would all work out well. We were not asking for a specific date or a weekend, said we would certainly come at a less busy time -whatever. Well, Bob's response that he could not do that and well it was too bad my mother in law was dying, but they have a policy and if we couldn't come, we would just lose the reservation and my sister would not be refunded.
If you are traveling to Rockmere Lodge for either a weekend, vacation, or just looking for a quiet get away, Rockmere Lodge is the place to go. I have been going to Oqunquit each May and October for years and I have stayed at Rockmere Lodge for the last 3 years. You will not find better accomodations or more accomodating hosts than Bob, Andy, and Doug. The house is truely wonderful and the ocean view, from all windows, is spectacular. If you enjoy tasteful accomocations, wonderful breakfasts, and breathtaking views, then plan on stopping at Rockmere..it will be a worthwhile trip. I myself am returning in mid-May 2004.
Attention to Detail and Super Service
It's a shame these previous reviewers had poor experiences at the Rockmere, but don't let it scare you away. We had a lovely 2-night stay during August and would return again. The owners were friendly and very accommodating and the inn itself is in a great location, with superb ocean views. We were on the 3rd floor, in very spacious rooms. I would highly recommend them. Breakfast each morning was delicious and inventive. Service was very prompt, yet unobtrusive. The hosts were welcoming without pestering, and it was really a fabulous place to stay.
This redition of the Norman Bates film stars Bob, our surly host in the house rather than the house. The house decor looks like a set for "Sunset Boulevard". It is scary, nothing like the elegent pictures on their websites. All observations in the previous review are accurate. Upon our arrival we were ushered to a dank, dark, green black room that reeked of musty potpourri. After our host left I told my fiance that I wanted to leave. This was not my idea of romantic weekend getaway. Well, I told Bob (The host) that I would like to cancel my reservation and lose the deposit; I said that I felt the website misrepresented the hotel accomadations. Well, Bob had a tantrum and we ended up staying. Bob said he could and would charge us for the whole weekend. I'm originally from Maine and my Yankee frugality wouldn't allow me to let him take my money without getting something in return. Luckily, I find the bizarre amusing and Bob's sniffing and obvious distaste for me added to the surreality of the weekend. Ohh, and for the record the ocean view is only possible if one stands on the bed or has a very long neck. Horrified in Hudson