This place is incredible. It is very apparent how much thought and care the innkeepers Matt & Amy put into their inn and their guests. The room was very comfortable, very clean, and beautifully decorated, as was the rest of the inn. You really feel like you're at home, while also having your privacy. Everything about breakfast was delicious. If you're looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay, that's also somewhat close to Portland, you'll be very satisfied here.
What a welcome change after a months travel in the States. Genuine hosts with a true flair for welcoming us and making our stay excellent. This is the first review and recommendation we have made after more than 35 days in the USA.
We were delighted to stay at The PineCrest Bed and Breakfast. The owners are wonderful, the entire place is well maintained, and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Matt and Amy certainly pay attention to detail - they are awesome hosts!
Had a wonderful two-night stay recently. The room was quite beautiful and comfortable - so tastefully appointed. I loved having a second, private entrance to my particular room from the outside, as I had to come late on my first night and depart very early on my second morning! I also loved that I could make coffee in my room in the morning. : ) I would absolutely return.
Our two night stay at the PineCrest Bed & Breakfast Inn was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. At the time of our stay the associated restaurant was closed, but the breakfast, served by Amy, was superb. I loved every intricate detail that Matt and Amy put into their B&B to make this the perfect getaway destination. From the chocolates on the pillows to their extensive movies selection aa well as the free log for the fireplace and the fun board game selection, every minute of your stay can be as cozy, romantic, fun and as entertained as possible. The Quincy was a beautiful room which was clean, well taken care of and quiet. Best of all, Matt and Amy are the most gracious hosts, who are willing to make excellent dining or sightseeing suggestions as well have a simple conversation, if you are looking for it. We would recommend PineCrest to anyone looking for a place to stay anywhere in New England and definitely plan to return again ourselves!
We were visiting with family in the area, and were given two nights in the newly built "Brookbridge" suite on the first floor. The privacy was wonderful! It was quiet, peaceful and well appointed. The KING size bed was very comfortable. The only wish I had was a larger TV on the wall. It was smaller one, and harder to see. :) We will definitely be back! Innkeepers Matt & Amy were fine folk, and made our stay just perfect!
Loved everything about this cozy place! Matt and Amy were wonderful hosts and extremely accomodating. Breakfast was to die for every morning. Gorham is quiet and a nice step away from the busier parts of Portland. The coffee shop down the street was one of my favorite places to spend a few hours reading every day during my stay. I can't recommend staying here enough! Hope to make it back!
This B&B is outstanding. I have stayed here twice now and can't wait to return next year. The rooms are beautiful, the food is AMAZING, the hosts are so friendly and helpful, and overall it's just a relaxing, pleasant stay every time. When I say the food is amazing, I'm 100% serious. Breakfasts are a small feast every morning, made of fresh, and I think local, ingredients. And the hosts are very accommodating if you have any foods you need to avoid. And if you stay here, make sure to make reservations at least one night for restaurant for dinner. It's out of this world! It's 4.5 star restaurant and I can't say enough about it... I had the duck, which is phenomenal. Looking forward to returning next Fall!
This was a very nice room with a comfortable separate living room area to watch tv and/or relax. Breakfast was good each day although if you are trying to avoid carbs you are out of luck. We were not able to get dinner reservations so I can't comment on that. Very convenient location and some decent restaurants within walking distance.
The rooms are nicely appointed, inviting and cozy. The breakfast is nice, but not abundant. This is a delightful place to stay, convenient to central Gorham. The outside of the building needs upkeep--peeling paint, etc. The innkeepers are friendly enough, but seemed tired and not very welcoming, like the exterior of the building.
The perfect place to stay for a week while doing training at the university. The breakfasts were amazing, the room comfortable and clean, the innkeepers very friendly and helpful. We had dinner at the restaurant one night and that was delicious, too! Highly recommend.
My wife and I come up every February for a mid winter get-a-way and pampering. Amy & Matt are Wonderful hosts! they cater to all of our needs. The room and entire place is immaculate and beautiful. The dinner, wine, and entertainment is 5 star in my opinion. The breakfast is always appealing and delicious! They use local produce, meats,cheeses, etc. Their rates are very reasonable. I would Highly Recommend a stay there!.
I've stayed at the PineCrest B&B six times, with more visits planned, so I'm definitely a fan. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and cozy. Each one has its own personality, so read the descriptions on the website or talk to Matt and Amy to choose the one best suited for you. The dining experience (at both breakfast and dinner) is elegant yet welcoming, and the food itself is outstanding. Matt and Amy are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything needed to make for an enjoyable stay.
My husband and I have been staying at the PineCrest B&B for the last 7 or 8 years. We absolutely love the inkeepers, Amy and Matt. They are very friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to help you plan a wonderful day! The rooms are furnished beautifully and the breakfasts every morning make you wish you could live there!! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a relaxing time in a wonderful environment!
We stayed at the Pine Crest in Oct 2014 in the Gorham room. The one pictured above. Matt and Amy are very detail oriented and every single thing in the room was perfect. Little touches here and there made it so homey and comfortable, yet elegant. I loved the chaise chair for reading. The breakfasts were awesome and the coffee was great. We ate dinner in the restaurant one very rainy night - nice not to have to go outside!- and the food was very good and interestingly prepared. So I would say come here if you are interested.
We stayed at the B&B 4 nights and it was like being part of the family. The room was comfortable, breakfasts were just incredible and we dined at 91 South. The Chef is amazing as are Matt, Amy and Nikko. We definitely recommend this as a place to stay and dine.
I stayed at PineCrest for three days for work and it was fantastic. It was like staying at a friend's house. The towels and sheets were so super soft and fluffy, and the whole house smelled like apples and cinnamon the whole time I was there. It was not like a usual work trip because it was so much more comfortable. I ate dinner at their restaurant while I was there, 91 South, and it was divine. Just so, so good. I had the duck with risotto and I absolutely recommend it. Probably the best food I've eaten all year. The owners were fantastic and very friendly as well. Just a great trip overall. Thank you! :)
A very comfortable home atmosphere The Quincey room was comfortably and interestingly decorated. The hosts were warm and inviting. However one shortcoming was the guest did not interact at all. Maybe the dining room could be set up to encourage more interaction. Nonetheless I definitely recommend this B & B.
Very comfy king-size bed on 1st floor was wonderful. The breakfasts were delicious!!! We felt well rested and refreshed after our 2 day stay. 91 South proved to be a great restaurant and we enjoyed the nightly live entertainment.
Our family spent a Thurs, Fri, Sat night at the PineCrest while attending a family wedding nearby. On every count, we would rate this a superb place to stay, eat, dine and enjoy the company of the host and hostess Matt and Amy. The B&B also includes a wonderful dinner restaurant "91 South" where we shared a delicious meal while listening to live musical entertainment.
We had such a wonderful time at the PineCrest B&B. A quaint country home in town, with beautiful scenery, and lovely patio out back to sit out and enjoy it all. The rooms were very clean,quiet,had comfy beds, and air conditioning. Its just a very well run bed and breakfast! Both the hosts were very sweet and friendly and genuinely enjoyed the company of all the different guests. The breakfast meal was delicious and well made. I would highly recommend and stay again!
My husband and I stayed two nights in The Brook Bridge room, and we couldn't be any more pleased with our experience. The room was serene and inviting, and it was extremely clean. The small details of the B&B made the space that much more comfortable. Matt and Amy have pleasant personalities and made it a point to get us anything we needed. It shows they work very hard to accommodate to each guest. If you plan to stay, you have GOT to try the restaurant 91 South. The food was quality and delicious with wonderful presentation.
My daughter and I spent 3 wonderful nights there and loved every minute! Matt and Amy are super! The breakfast each day was sooooo good. The room was great and we loved it! Please eat at the restaurant! You will not be disappointed! I would rank my overall stay at 10 plus! This is what you expect when you think of a bed and breakfast!
I stayed on the 3rd floor for three nights in July 2014. The room was clean and quiet and has an adjacent private bath. The owners are kind, helpful, and knowledgeable about the local attractions and restaurants. The location is 20-30 minutes west of Portland and the drive in is easy. I will stay again.
This was our first attempt at a bed and breakfast, and it was a good one! The evening meal on our first night was amazing in both the quality of the meal and the atmosphere. Breakfasts were high quality, as well. Our room was very spacious, and the cleanliness of both room and bath were outstanding. I would highly recommend the Pine Crest and hope to make the visit again. Johnson's from Arizona
One of the best B&B's we ever stayed at. Clean rooms, great food, comfortable bed and congenial host and hostess. They truly went out of their way to make sure that we had a pleasant stay. Amy and Matt were accommodating to our needs and made us feel like relaxed. Breakfast looked great and tasted great. Amy and Matt are more than willing to make accommodations for special diets and food allergies. They try to use locally grown food whenever possible so everything tastes so fresh and delicious. The town of Gorham is a safe place to stay with sidewalks for strolling. There is also a farmer's market nearby in the summertime. This is a lovely place to stay and we will definitely stay there again.
The inn was nice. The room we had was nice as well. My only real complaint was that we wanted to get ice for our room to have some drinks. We were told they didn't have enough. So far 2 nights in a row we needed to travel to the supermarket to buy ice to bring back to our room in order to have drinks. That was a little weird. Other than that our stay was fine.
We have been staying at The PineCrest B&B ever since our daughter started attending USM in 2005. The Inn was so close to campus, it was the perfect place to stay whenever we visited her. It didn't take long to feel completely at home there. The family is very warm and welcoming, the rooms exceptionally clean, well-equipped, and comfy. Of course, we tried every room, but we always go back to The Stoningham. Having a sitting room, makes it perfect to chat with friends, other guests and the Mattingly family! We are always impressed with the food, and enjoy Matt's great wine selections. Since we love music, the frequent live performances during dinner are a real plus. Our daughter graduated from USM back in 2009, but we still love going to PineCrest to relax, dine, and visit the family. It is, without a doubt our favorite B&B.
We stayed at Pinecrest for a weekend after exhaustively searching online for a good B&B in the area, at a good value. I think we hit the mark with Pinecrest. We stayed in the Covington, which had a huge king size bed, as well as a futon that turns into a twin size. The king was good enough for our family (two adults, a toddler, and an infant). The room had a suite setup, with a private bathroom. Decor was very nice across the board. Views from the B&B are nothing particularly special, as Pinecrest sits on a normal street. However, that's still lovely if you visit when there is snow on the ground. There are a small handful of common rooms, well-appointed with comfortable seating, books, games, and even musical instruments. We did not get the chance to enjoy the attached restaurant for dinner, although the menu looked fantastic. Breakfast was home-cooked, and was a special treat each morning, although the window is quite brief. The room was always cleaned during the day, quickly and efficiently, while we were gone. Service was excellent. Matt and Amy were very friendly. I have a special needs son, and even without disclosing that, they offered - unprompted - to make him breakfast in a take-out box so that I could feed him upstairs in the room, in case he wasn't ready to eat downstairs near strangers. The price for the stay was excellent, rivaling other B&B in the area. I would definitely pay the rates at Pinecrest again before I checked in to a hotel. I would also definitely consider Pinecrest my number one option next time I'm in the area (unless we want something with a water view). Highly recommended.
No one does a B&B like the northeast. To me, service and cleanliness are a given - I'm less impressed by them as I believe they are the bare minimum. Of course, they did these well. This particular B&B focuses on the things I think really set one apart from the pack: excellent food, updated decor, and service that goes above and beyond. The B&B doesn't just offer cereal for breakfast. They offer you a real, home cooked, delicious meal. We had pancakes one day and eggs the next. The coffee was great. The service was friendly and warm. Speaking of service, through-out the facilities they go above and beyond. For example, not only was there a fireplace in the room, but it already had a complimentary duraflame log, and the bathroom amenities included toothpaste. I travel at least once a month for either work or pleasure, and admittedly have become somewhat spoiled. But this B&B exceeded my expectations. If I'm ever in the area again, I will certainly stay here again.