Benjamin F Packard House

45 Pearl Street , Bath, ME 04530 USA (Show map)


Our beautiful 18th century shipbuilder's home is ideally located in the heart of Bath's historic district with easy access to downtown shopping and restaurants. Relax in front of th fire in the great room, curl up with a good book in the library or enjoy complimentary afternoon tea in the garden. Whether you are looking for a vacation filled with days at the beach, antiquing in quaint New England towns or exploring our rich maritime history make the Benjamin F. Packard House your premier port for gracious hospitality, extreme relaxation and unsurpassed service.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

One of the best B&B experiences ever

5 on July 21, 2014

We stayed for a weekend and were blown away. The tastefully decorated public rooms are inviting and comfortable. Our room was spotlessly clean, with a well appointed bathroom and luxurious towels. (The quality of the towels is an excellent indicator of the concern an innkeeper has for guests. Lightweight towels are easier because they dry more quickly. Seriously - I have given this a lot of thought!). We never made afternoon tea (definitely our loss, since it was one of the only things some of the other guests could talk about), but breakfast was incredible. Amy took into account my husband's dietary restrictions without complaint. Both our breakfasts were amazing. We knew we shouldn't eat like that every day, but it is hard to pass up. Both Amy and Mark are happy to provide information about things to do locally, but are not intrusive. They were the perfect hosts- lots of information when we asked, but otherwise we were left to our own devices. Finally, the price is incredibly reasonable, especially for the value. I think this is one of the best B&B bargains in Mid-Coast Maine. My husband and I are trying to come up with more reasons to visit Bath!


5 on July 19, 2014

Beautiful - delicious food - clean and comfortable - no details missed. Mark gave us great recommendations for food. Amy is a fabulous cook. The continental breakfast is more than ample, but I still ordered the full breakfast 2 out of 3 mornings because the menu was irresistible. The menu is posted each afternoon so you can order the breakfast if you wish. The homemade granola - yummy! Fresh fruit is plentiful. And a baked good is included in the continental breakfast - freshly baked scones, berry crisp or bread pudding. Afternoon tea was also wonderful. One day was rainy and cool so we had hot tea inside instead of cold tea out on the patio. Ice water and glasses and turn-down service in the room each night, along with chocolate covered blueberries. Amy seems to work all day to make the B&B perfect. Don't miss Five Island Lobster Company in Georgetown and/or Red's Eats in Wiscasset. We had lunch in town both days in local cafes - perfect. I have no hesitation recommending this B&B to anyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review - we truly appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and got a chance to explore Bath and mid-coast Maine.

Supreme attention to detail

5 on August 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed there recently while trekking thru Maine. After one night, we wish we had scheduled more time to stay. Amy and Mark were extremely hospitable, but it was Amy's decorator's eye and attention to the little details that put this place above ALL the B&B's we have stayed in across the U.S. JUst as others have spoken of, the simple thing of having an ice cold pitcher of fresh water for the night, especially after a day of exploring, becomes such a big thing to you. We loved her afternoon tea in the well manicured garden, and visiting with her pups My only disappointment was their refusal of an additional $50 dollars we wished to add to our bill as a tip for the joy of staying with them! .

Beautiful home - friendly owners

5 on July 31, 2013

Spent a night here in July. Very enjoyable stay! The house is beautifully restored, the owners are friendly and attentive, and the breakfast was delicious. We highly recommend this B&B.

Great Visit to Bath

5 on April 24, 2012

This B&B is the most welcoming one we have stayed in and we have stayed in many. If you want a special place that offers wonderful touches to make you feel extremely pampered, this is the place. We enjoyed ourselves so much, we have planned a return trip. Can't wait to see the gardens that Amy has created.

Breakfast Lovers Delight!

5 on April 06, 2012

Amy and Mark Hraniky are wonderful hosts! The rooms are lovely; beds are turned down in the evening, a pitcher of ice water is on the dresser (and some chocolate covered Maine blueberries!) If you need any info re: Bath, a folder filled with things to do and places to see is also convenient...Cozy! But the breakfasts! Oh my! You'll just have to experience them for yourselves! Oh, did I mention tea time at 4:30? After that, you can go to any number of Bath restaurants - all about a half mile away so walking is an option. A great place to stay!

Great just like the automobile with the same name

4.8 on November 11, 2011

We enjoy our visit very much. The breakfast was excellent, and Mark and Amy had many good suggestions on places to eat and things to do in Bath. We had a great visit with Lupi, the welcoming greeter dog. My wife and I have stayed at many BandBs, and the Benjamin F. Packard House ranks among the best.

A truly enjoyable stay

4.0 on November 10, 2011

Our first time in Bath, ME. and our first time at the Benjamin F Packard House. Kudo's to Amy and Mark for making this a great experience. Our room was lovely - the little extra's like fresh water on the dresser and chocolate covered blueberries on the tray were greatly appreciated. And the food was wonderful - Amy, that homemade bread was superb - I don't care if it didn't come out of the pan cleanly or not. :) Thanks again for a great 3 days; if we come back to Bath, rest assured we will be staying at your lovely B&B. Doris and Ed Russell Fallston, Maryland

Mid-winter bliss

5 on February 21, 2011

Tea, fruit, and home-made cookies by a roaring fire in February--oh, I can get to loooove this! Wait, what about the elegant, but not fussy room--and the bed turn-down service with a crystal pitcher of ice water and chocolate? So, now that I'm home, I am still mourning not waking up to Amy's fabulous breakfast each day. I better go back. You should go, too.

Business trip

5 on October 06, 2010

This inn is extremely convenient, close to town, very clean, nice rooms and good food. The innkeeper is very accommodating. I would stay here again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Suite

Enter our Garden Suite through the private sitting room. Here you can escape from your travels, write a postcard or enjoy a glass of wine. The sitting room allows for additional sleeping space on the pull out queen sofa bed. Walk through to the bedroom where you will enjoy a restful night's sleep in the comfortable queen size bed. Revive yourself in the private bath which features soft towels, premium personal care products and a hair dryer. There are two great views; the bedroom overlooks our garden and patio while the sitting room overlooks the side and front gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $160 - $180

The Packard Room

The Packard Room, located in the most secluded area of the house, is our largest guest quarters providing both luxury and privacy. Upon entering the room, you will immediately begin to feel a sense of comfort. The commanding king size bed will guarantee a restful night's sleep. An oversized comfy chair beckons you to curl up and read with a good book from our library. Lavish in the oversize private bathroom with soft towels, premium personal care products and a hair dryer. Complimenting this wonderful decor are views of the patio and gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $160 - $180

The Niagara Room

The Niagara Room is a tribute to the owner’s previous home town; Erie, Pennsylvania. Named for the US Brig Niagara, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship used during the Battle of Lake Erie, this maritime theme room is rigged with photos and ship plans of the famous ship. Take command of your vacation and relax in the queen size brass and iron bed which serves as the room's focal point. Continue your relaxation in the private bath featuring soft towels, premium personal care products and a hair dryer. Unique antique furnishings complete the room's decor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $140 - $160

The Downeaster

The Down Easter Room, named for the classification of ships that included the “Benjamin F. Packard”, showcases a queen-size cherry four-poster bed. This cozy room also features an antique rocker, dresser and side tables which create a mid 1800’s feel that belies the modern amenities. Immerse yourself in the private bath's large soaking tub to escape further into your vacation. Soft towels, premium personal care products and a hair dryer will further enhance your visit. Luxurious sheets and plenty of pillows will enhance the comfort of the Down Easter Room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $120 - $140

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port)

Directions to property:

Route 1 North to Bath taking Historic District Exit. Left at stop light onto Washington Street. Approximately 7/10 of a mile take left onto Pearl Street. (First left after stop sign at North and Washington Streets.)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fishing/Boat Charters, Bowdoin College, Lighthouses, Maine Maritime Museum, Popham Beach & Reid State Park, Outlet Shopping, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos , Private patio, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 10 and over
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay:
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: one night with credit card
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days prior to scheduled arrival to avoid a 1-night charge.



Amy and Mark Hranicky

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About the innkeepers

We love walking around town past the many historic homes and buildings of Bath. One of our favorite places is Reid State Park with its rocky shore and great beach.

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  • Time Served: 8:00am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian upon request

Signature Dish

Blueberry Gateau
A delicious breakfast cake filled with sweet local Maine blueberries and dusted with confectioner's sugar. Served warm with the continental or full breakfast.