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House & Garden Tour

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bath is a buzz with excitement over this coming Saturday’s House Tour of Achitectural Gems and Hidden Gardens organized by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. This is the 9th annual tour and is sponosored by Bath Savings Institution and Down East Magazine. New this year is the Honorary Chair – Steve Thomas, award winning televsion star and former host of This Old House. Mr. Thomas will be giving a lecture at 8:30 a.m. before the start of the 10:30 a.m. tour. The tour always features great Bath homes and gardens with interesting achitectural details and lovely plantings/flowers. The homeowners work hard to have their properties in top shape (I know since we were on the tour 2 times, once for the house and the other time for the garden!) and local businesses work with the homeowners on staging and setting the perfect scene. There are lots of extras this year with the tour – “Stay, Play and Dine” packages, box lunches and much more. Check out SPI’s website, get all the details and purchase your tickets. Don’t forget to book with us if you are going to spend the weekend!...

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Number 4

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Here I am, back already with the Number 4 Reason to stay at a Bed and Breakfast (particularly our B&B) – You get to stay in a Historic Home! Many B&B’s are located in historic homes and ours also has the added feature of being located in Bath’s Historic District. Experience the charm of our antique house with hardwood floors, a beautiful staircase that takes you to the second floor, original windows and unique woodwork. No cookie cutter rooms where everything looks the same – each is unique and has charms all their own. For example, the Gathering Room (one of the common areas where guests can kick back and relax) features a large working fireplace that used to serve as the kitchen cooking area back in the day. Amy and Mark can also tell you a bit about the Packard family who built the house and their descendents lived here until 1985. In addition, being in the Historic District gives the added benefit of being able to walk the neighborhood and look at all the great historic architecture. We even have maps and a podcast available so you can take a guided tour of the area. Lastly, despite being only a short walk to the downtown, we are on a nice, quiet street so whether you are sitting on the patio in the afternoon or sleeping in your comfortable bed you can truly relax and escape.


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