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Slowing It Down

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Whew! Summer and Fall flew by and now we are slowing things down here at the B&B. Most people think more time to relax but that is not always the case. We are open year round and still have guests coming and going but not like the hectic busy season months. I am still greeting and picking up on my training of Picco, my new brother and our Greeter in Training. He has a ways to go but is friendly and loves meeting all the guests. If he has one fault he is too excited! But I will continue to work with him in the off season and make sure he knows the rules of being a good innkeeping dog....

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What Do You Want?

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Amy and Mark have stayed at a lot of B&B’s through the years and have taken what they liked during these vacations and incorporated them into guests’ experiences at our place. We have been pampering guests with these comforts since the beginning but we also want to grow and expand what is offered to meet the needs and expectations of our guests....

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You Heard It Here First!

Monday, November 16th, 2015

I am no good at keeping secrets but in this case that is a good thing for you! Amy and Mark are extending their Wicked Quiet Season Rates into December! Usually these rates begin in January but this year, as a holiday gift to you, they are making these great low room rates available in December. A couple conditions apply – these rates are not valid December 24th through December 31st when the regular Quiet Season Rates will be in effect. In addition, the Wicked Quiet Season Rates cannot be combined with any other special offers including returning guests discounts, bedandbreakfast.com gift certificates or bookings from third party websites. As a reminder, Wicked Quiet Season Rates are $100/night for the Downeaster and Niagara Rooms and $120/night for the Garden Suite and Packard Room. The rate does not include the 8% lodging tax....

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Happy Fall

Friday, October 30th, 2015 [caption id="attachment_797" align="alignleft" width="576"]Lupi and I love playing in the leaves! I am the cute one in the background. Lupi and I love playing in the leaves! I am the cute one in the background.[/caption]

I know I am doing a terrible job with my blogging responsibilities. I could blame the fact we have been so busy and I have been greeting guests but that is not the whole truth. We have been very busy – in fact I heard Amy saying it has been the busiest season in the 10 years they have been open – but the reality is I like to play and lay in the sun and relax with an afternoon nap. I am a teenager and when Lupi handed this job to me he must have forgotten what it is like to be young. He is up there in years at 13 1/2 so a bit forgetful. I am trying to get back on track so bear with me and I will try to keep you up to date on a more regular basis....

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For the History Buff

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Mark and Amy went out exploring a bit yesterday and it got me to thinking about all the great history in this area of Maine. Yes, there are all the great stories of shipbuilding in Bath and you can explore that part of the area’s history at the Maine Maritime Museum.

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Why They Visit

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We get asked a lot why someone would visit during Maine’s Mud Season – that season between the pristine snows of winter and the blooming of spring. Yes, we are pretty muddy right now.

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Thinking (and Dreaming) of Spring

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Despite a couple of “warm” days – I think it hit 50 degrees, Lupi and I are still dreaming of Spring’s arrival. We look forward to lazy days outside laying in the sunshine and watching the world go by from our spot behind the garden gate. There are some signs of spring around our neighborhood – longer days, birds chirping in the trees – but we hope and dream for more....

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It Is Not Your Grandma’s House

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

We get a lot of guests who are first time “B&Ber’s” and they are often surprised at the style of our B&B and the amenities available to them during their stay. No, when you stay with us it is not like staying at your grandmother’s house. Yes, the house is old (our addition was built in 1845) and there are antiques throughout but your stay will be comfortable and you feel pampered. The days of doilies on the furniture, lots of flowered wallpaper and ceramic figurines in every nook and cranny are over for most B&B’s. A NPR article from 2012 outlines how innkeepers are updating their B&B’s to attract younger visitors and expand their appeal. Online marketing, rooms with clean lines and accessible outlets, private bathrooms and free WiFi are becoming the norm instead of the exception. Granted their are some that want to retain that old charm of yesteryear and continue to do so but we think we have struck a good balance between appreciating the old and new side by side to ensure the most comfortable of stays. All our rooms have private baths, soft towels and eco-friendly shampoos and soaps. There is also a make-up/shaving mirror in each bath along with hairdryers, make up remover towelettes and shower caps. Rooms are equipped with good lighting, lamps on each side of the bed and the free WiFi is accessible in all rooms. The furniture is antique but not the beds to insure the best sleep for our guests. Guests also have access to four common rooms and an outdoor patio in season so they can spread out and relax....

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Wicked Quiet Season – Not So Much!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

We have been talking about our Wicked Quiet Season Rates quite a bit and they really are terrific – either $100 or $120 per night. But just because we call them Wicked Quiet Season Rates does not mean all is quiet in Bath during the months this special runs. Bath is a year-round town; shops are open, the downtown in hopping, restaurants are doing great business but there is no wait for a table and the sun is shining brightly as I type this. With all this in mind, I wanted to highlight some of the things that are coming up in the next several weeks....

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Looking Forward

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Hello – Tille here and this is my first blog! Lupi has passed the responsibility on to me so he has a bit more time to relax and store up energy for our most important job – greeting guests and looking cute. So I have been struggling on what to write about but with the beginning of a new year I figured I needed to get my butt into gear, get off my comfy blanket in front of the window and do a little work. Despite it being the off season, there are still jobs to be done!...

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