Rockmere Lodge

150 Stearns Road, Ogunquit, Maine, 03907, United States | B&B
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This B&B, located on 150 Stearns Road, Ogunquit, is near Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, and Bread and Roses.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Rockmere Lodge Ogunquit

    A Beautiful Place to Stay by the Sea

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    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

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    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.

    True 'Southern' hospitality found at Rockmere

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    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.

    The house and the grounds were very beautifully decorated but still they had a homely touch and comfort about them. Everything was decorated red, white and blue for the 4th of July. I personally loved sitting out by the gazebo and watching the people walk by and the day pass lazily by. So relaxing!!!!

    The men in our group are use to big breakfasts so they were so excited on the last day when we had a huge southern breakfast in their behalf which included grits. We all had a good laugh over the grits not only did the hosts have trouble finding them they didn't know how to cook them, but they did a good job and can now be labeled southern cooks. And the muffins make your mouth water just thinking about them!!!!!

    I personally can't wait till we can go back again. They treated us all like family. A truely memorable experience with three very gracious host!!!

    Location and more

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    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.

    THE ROCKMERE IS THE PLACE TO GO. IT'S BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC & RELAXING

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    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.

    So again if your looking for a nice relaxing and romantic Bed and Breakfast. Definately stay at the ROCKMERE!!!!

    ~Debbie~

    Nobody loves Bob

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    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.

    Can you imagine the outrage we felt at his incredulous response? The owners are completely inflexible and lacking all common decency. My Mother in Law died on June 17.

    Wonderful!

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    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

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    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.

    Psycho III

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    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

    Stay Away At All Costs!!!!

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    We've been to Ogunquit several times and usually stay at the Beachmere, which we love. But since we were travelling without kids, we thought we'd try a smaller, more romantic B&B this time. BIG MISTAKE.

    We should've know we were in for trouble when we arrived and saw signs posted everywhere telling guests what they can and can't do (mostly can't). We were then shown to our room, which was a dark and dingy closet-sized space on the first floor, with a window looking out onto the front porch of the hotel. We didn't complain, because we had booked at the last minute and were traveling with friends (their room was upstairs and much nicer).

    We discovered the next morning, however, that not only was breakfast served on the front porch, but that sappy Muzak was playing as well, all of which—breakfast conversation and music—was coming in the window of our room (even though it was closed). Still we didn't complain.

    It then turned out our friends had to leave one day early, forfeiting their final night's room deposit (the hotel insists on a three-night stay, paid in full, in advance--another warning sign). We then asked if we could be moved to the nicer room that our friends had just vacated (and would be paying for anyway), and were told, in the snottiest manner possible, that the innkeepers couldn't be bothered putting fresh linens on the bed. After much argument, we agreed to change the linens ourselves, which we did. We then overheard the innkeepers complaining about us to other guests.

    The vibe was so bad in this place, we decided the last night that even though we had changed our linens and moved all our belongings to the new room, that we just couldn't stay anotehr night. We left amid verbal abuse and name-calling by the innkeepers, having forfeited yet another night's room rate, in addition to that of our friends.

    I don't know why these three owners feel they should be running a B&B, because clearly they hate people and certainly hate the work of running a hotel. I guess they inherited a great house overlooking the ocean and need a way to make a living.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Rockmere Lodge Ogunquit

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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