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Angel of the Berwicks

2 Elm Street Hurd Manor, North Berwick, ME 03906 USA (Show map)
4.9
9 Reviews
$109 - $165
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Recommended as a "Best of New England--Editors' Choice" in the 2011 Yankee Magazine Travel Guide. You will be surrounded by genteel elegance, Victorian romance and gracious hospitality. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer. Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms or choose a two-room suite--all have beautiful private baths. Full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served each morning. Conveniently located in North Berwick, Maine, just six miles from Exit 19 off I-95, and 15 minutes from miles of white sandy beaches. Fabulous shopping is nearby in Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Kittery, Wells and Portsmouth, NH. Special packages and gift certificates are available. Angel of the Berwicks is an ideal setting for private parties of up to 50 people. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining4.9

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Victorian treasure

4.8 on May 05, 2013

Sally cooked up a gourmet breakfast for us after our very restful night's sleep in a comfortable bed. The house is a wonderful restoration of a true mansion. Even though it was a cool night, we were toasty warm. The location is not particularly scenic, but the house more than makes up for it. It is an easy drive to the Maine coast and the shopping districts of ME and NH.


Beautiful B and B

5 on November 24, 2012

Don't miss an opportunity to stay at this B and B. It is a beautiful, historic home with wonderful hosts. I can't recommend it enough.


An absolute treasure

5 on June 26, 2012

My husband and stayed here for 2 nights, along with 2 of our friends. Not only is it beautiful, Sally and Ben, the innkeepers, were absolutely wonderful. The rooms are amazing and the breakfast was fantastic. But some of the best times were spent sitting on the front porch visiting with Ben & Sally and the other guests. We missed eating dinner one night because we were having so much fun! I would give The Angel of the Berwicks 5 stars!


Anniversary Getaway

5 on February 20, 2012

Living about ½ hour from the Angel, I was skeptical when my wife surprised me with a midwinter stay at the B&B. Well let me say my skepticism was all for not. Ben and Sally present this beautiful property wonderfully and let me tell you, this is a special place. We were the only guests for the night, being off season, but were never made to feel anything but welcome. We stayed in the Niagara Falls room which faces east. As the sun rose, the room filled with marvelous light accenting the well situated period furnishings. We spent time in the common rooms, played the grand piano (just a little bit) and had a fantastic, gluten free breakfast prepared by Sally. We plan on staying again in the near future and bringing some other family members along to share this gem located in North Berwick. Jim and Mary Lou, Rochester, NH


"Somewhere in time"

4.6 on September 09, 2011

My wife and I stayed here during our first trip to New England and we were so impressed that we will always come here when traveling to the North Berwick/Ogunquit area. Ben and Sally were so wonderful and gave us the whole story about the place and even shared some little secrets about the place. We would recommend "Angel of the Berwicks" always. Sonny & Sandy Murphy Shelbyville, KY


Outstanding!!

5 on August 22, 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Doughty Falls room for one night in August 2011. We were astounded by the beauty of the Inn. This house is a delight for those who appreciate architectural detail! The room we chose was the smallest at the inn but was in no way small. It was tastefully decorated, included a walk-in closet, a ceiling fan, a much-appreciated window a/c unit, wireless internet, a very comfortable bed, and bath robes as a finishing touch. Everything was very clean and comfortable, and the owners could not have shown more hospitality. The bathroom was updated, very clean, and attractive. I will admit I was a bit disconcerted that the bathroom was across the hall from our room rather than anjoining it. This may be a common situation at B&B's but it was unusual for us as we typically stay in hotels. I should add that it was our own bath, not shared, and it really wasn't a huge problem - just an oddity to us. I could write an entire review on the breakfast alone, but suffice it to say the food was exquisite and the service beatifully executed. I wish our stay had been longer and would never hesitate to return.


Romantic winter getaway

5 on December 13, 2010

Absolutely one of the best B & B's we've ever visited. From the time we arrived until the minute we left, we were pleased with attention to every detail. This beautiful victorian lady was decorated for Christmas. Fresh evergreen trees kissed the high ceilings and a nutcracker collection graced the beautiful marble mantle. The room was huge, the bed comfy as can be made up with crisp, clean linens. The entire inn was immaculate, plenty of rooms to relax, a living room, library and den with tv in addition to a lovely dining room. Breakfast was delicious, a fresh poached pear in a creme brulee sauce and baked eggs florentine. Fresh coffee and a warm muffin completed the meal. Sally and Ben spent ample time making us dinner reservations and telling us the history of this fascinating mansion. We can't wait to go back, close to shopping, restaurants and beaches but off the beaten path, so quiet and relaxing. Laurie and Butch Marino


Beautiful Throughout

5 on October 14, 2009

Beautiful house in as original a condition as code will allow. Period furniture. The hosts are gracious and knowledgeable as to the history of the house and the surrounding area. We will definitely stay here again.


A terrific mid-trip retreat going to Acadia, Maine

5 on July 07, 2009

Our family of four from New York City planned a nature get-away - visiting Acadia National Park, Maine. But, we wanted to find a well-placed half-way rest stop given the length of the drive. We found it, plus a lot more, at Angel of the Berwicks. After a 5-Hr drive from New York City, we settled in for a few days and sampled the local fare and activities. The Angel's proximity to Ogunquit while being more secluded from the tourist traffic, was an extra plus. The B&B was welcoming, comfortable, roomy and beautifully decorated. We especially liked the warmth of the owners, Ben and Sally Gumm, who shared lots of information about the local area as well as lodging choices in the Acadia area, including Bar Harbor. We were surprised to also learn the rich history of the B&B itself, being the former mansion of a local mill heiress. While at the Angel, we enjoyed hiking the nearby Nature Conservancy's trails as well as the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, where we also played miniature golf and shoped a bit. The evenings were a treat that included a dinner with lobster and steamers - the local specialty. On recommendation, we visited Old Orchard Beach, an hour drive or so up the coast towards Portland. Had a terrific day of beach time, live music, a classic old amusement park, and some surprisingly warm ocean fun with the kids. Acadia exceeded our expectations. We explored the park’s many beautiful vistas and experienced blueberry picking out of this world. As our trip came to a close, we knew we wanted a laid-back and pleasant return to New York, so we stopped for another short stay at the Angel. And now, we're planning a trip to go cross-country skiing in Maine, including Acadia National Park, and plan to use the Angel of the Berwicks as our vacation base once again. Paul & Marcia, New York City


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Location

Location Type

Small town, Village

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 38 miles

Directions to property:

Take Exit 19 off I-95. Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 109/9. Routes 109/9 run together for about one-half mile. Watch for the sign pointing out a left turn for Route 9. Turn left. Stay on Route 9 for about six miles to the intersection of Route 4. You’ll see Angel of the Berwicks in front of you. Drive through the granite pillars to the front entrance and let your vacation begin.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Marginal Way, Scenic Boat Cruises, Golf, XC Skiing, George Bush Home, Lobster Boat Rides, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Day Room, Travel planning service, Music Room, Porch, Historic Safe, Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Radio, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some peak and holiday weekends. Please call.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total charges with a minimum deposit equal to the cost of one night.
  • Cancellations: Full refund less a $25 processing fee if the cancellation is made by 3 PM 14 days prior to the intended date of arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sally and Ben Gumm

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Dutch Apple French Toast
While all The Angel's breakfast entrees are pleasing to the eye and a treat for the palate, Dutch Apple French Toast is a breakfast worth remembering. Served with juice, muffins, sausage and fruit, it is garnished with in-season fresh flowers. The presentation of this entree typically brings out a gasp of pleasant surprise from the delighted guests. No one is disappointed.


Details

2 Elm Street , Hurd Manor, North Berwick, ME 03906 USA (Show map)

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