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Atlantic Birches Inn

20 Portland Ave. , Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2212 USA (Show map)
4.2
285 Reviews
$101 - $230
per night

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About

A relaxing vacation awaits at the Atlantic Birches Inn. The Inn is comprised of two homes, the 1903 Victorian shingle style Main House, and the 1920's bungalow called the Guest House. Each building houses five comfortable and uniquely decorated smoke-free guest rooms all with private baths and air-conditioning, 32" Led Color TV's, free Wifi, large living rooms, and casual dining areas for our homemade Continental breakfasts. Rooms vary from a cozy retreat for two, up to a two bedroom suite for a family of five. The Inn reflects the peace and tranquility of yester-year, with a casual elegance. Guests enjoy the opportunity to linger over breakfast on our front porches shaded by Birch Trees, or our Gazebo surrounded by perienal gardens or just bask in the sun by the outdoor heated pool. We are located in the center of town in the Downtown Historic District a minutes walk from the Inn takes you to Old Orchard Beach's lively downtown, and Maine's largest white flat sand beach. Located just 12 minutes from Portland and Kennebunkport, and 25 minutes from Freeport and Kittery, the Inn is conveniently located and offers a quiet respite in a busy vacation.

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Rooms & Rates

The Old Orchard House

This bright and cheery room is the perfect accommodation for your special occasion such as an Anniversary, Vow Renewal, Elopement, Honeymoon, Marriage Proposal, Engagement or a Romantic getaway. A wedding ring quilt covers the cast iron queen four poster bed, set in a semi-circle of five windows that offer a glimpse of the Ocean and sunrise through the birch trees. The room decorated in white and blue cherub wallpaper with a fainting couch, queen Anne chair antique wedding dress and antique marriage licenses. Located in the Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bathroom w\shower. A/C LEDTV

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

Nightly Rate: $121 - $141

The Velvet

Our most spacious room has a crocheted Canopy Queen bed, and a day bed that can open up to two twin beds. The room is tastefully decorated with antiques, Victorian oak dresser and chest, an oak Queen Anne writing table. This room has two large windows that face our well-maintained lawn and offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and morning sunrise. The bathroom for this room is detached from the room it is a private bathroom for this room only, (bathtub with shower) right outside the room. We provide robes for this room. This room is located in the main house 2nd floor. A/C LEDTV

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $121 - $141

The Fiske

This warm and welcoming room with a Maroon wrought iron four-poster king bed, is truly fit for a king. Decorated in Brown, Biege and and Maroons, an antique Victorian dresser and piano are the focal points in the room. This room has two large windows in the bedroom that overlook our side lawn area. Located in the Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bathroom with bathtub and shower. A/C LEDTV

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

The Alberta

One of our favorite rooms antique wrought iron Queen bed and Twin bed with matching pieced quilts.. Decorated in a lavender and green floral theme with antique oak dresser, Queen Anne chair and English washstand. This room is perfect for a couple that require 2 beds or a family with a child. The bathroom has a window overlooking the pool. Located in the Main House on the 2nd floor. Private bathroom with shower, A\C LEDTV

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $121 - $141

The Abbott

Ideal for a family or two couples traveling together. Two bedrooms third floor hideaway under the eaves. One bedroom with Queen bed and twin bed with matching pieced quilts and antique furnishings, Second bedroom with Queen bed with pieced quilts and antique furnishings. Adjoining bathroom with shower is located between the two bedrooms. Located in the Main House on the 3rd floor. Private bathroom with shower. Both rooms with LEDTV and A\C

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $230 - $192

The Seashore-Cottage Room

Bright and airy room with a antique wrought iron queen bed with pieced quilt. A light blue and white escape, this room with wicker and original white-paneled accents offers a perfect haven for a couple. The bathroom includes the claw-foot tub/shower- perfect for a long bubble bath. Located at the front of the Cottage House, the window offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. Private bathroom (bath w\shower). LED TV A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $111 - $131

The Cleaves-Cottage Room

A very cheerful room with a antique white brass Queen bed with a plaid pieced quilt, red plaid floral wallpaper and original white-paneled accents is definitely the fun focal point of this room it is a perfect haven for a couple. Located at the front of the house, the window offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean. Private bathroom (bathtub wshower) LED TV. A/C

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

Nightly Rate: $111 - $131

The Gables-Cottage Room

The perfect room for the cost conscious traveling couple or weekend getaway. Antique brass queen bed with pieced quilt is set under the eaves (sloped ceiling)with light pink and white wallpaper decorated with antique furniture that creates an airy atmosphere a perfect haven for a couple. Located in the Cottage the window overlooks the rear sundeck that offers a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and our wooded back yard. Private bathroom (bathtub\shower)A\C LEDTV, Free WiFi

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

Nightly Rate: $101 - $121

Suite 1 The Vesper

An accommodation that make you feel at home. Perfect for a family or couple traveling. It is decorated in light blue, yellow and white with a nautical\seashore theme. The bedroom is one-step down through an open doorway and includes a queen bed with a pieced quilt and yellow picket fence headboard. The oversized living room with a fully stocked Kitchenette with eating and cooking utensils, appliances include, refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and kitchen table. A Futon (double bed) full sleeps 2 additional adults comfortably. Private bathroom with (shower) A/C LEDTV

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $131 - $151

Suite 2 The Lafayette

An accommodation that make you feel at home. Perfect for a family or couple traveling Decorated in light blue, and white with a nautical\seashore cottage theme. The bedroom is one-step down through an open doorway and includes a queen bed with a pieced quilt and blue picket fence headboard. The oversized living room with a fully stocked Kitchenette with eating and cooking utensils, appliances include, refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave, and toaster, coffeemaker and kitchen table. A Futon (double bed) full sleeps 2 additional adults comfortably. Private bathroom (bath\ shower). A/C LEDTV

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $131 - $151

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Dining3.7

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285 Reviews

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Weekend at the Atlantic Birches Inn

4.6 on October 22, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the Atlantic Birches. Ray and Heidi were very friendly, and mapped some wonderful places for us to visit. Their home was neat and clean with a beautiful fall decor, we felt right at home. We are looking forward to a return visit in the near future and will love to stay there again


A Lovely Place to Stay!

4.4 on October 20, 2014

Cozy, clean & comfortable! We enjoyed our stay very much - and loved the muffins! Will stay here again! Thank you!


Great autumn visit!

4.8 on October 15, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend and were very satisfied with our accommodations. Our room was clean and comfortable; breakfasts were continental style and of good quality. Homemade muffins and fruit were delicious. Location is central to the area; Ray gives great recommendations for dining and things to do.


Maine stay

3.0 on October 13, 2014

We had a very nice stay at the Atlantic Birches Inn. Ray was very helpful in suggesting things to do in the Portland area.


First time at a B&B

4.6 on October 09, 2014

The Birches was exactly what we thought. The room was great and we loved having our own bathroom. The owners were very attentive and wanted to make sure you got the most out of your vacation. The house is perfectly located, off the path for quiet, but 15 min either way and you are in Portland or the beach villages. Highly recommend.


Fantastic Place

5 on October 05, 2014

WOW! This was a wonderful place with a great host. We will certainly go back.


would go again - highly recommend!

3.8 on September 30, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect as I've not stayed in B&B for many years. When we made the reservation, I didn't find the innkeepers to be very flexible but that mindset changed when I got there! Not only did the innkeepers purchase soymilk so my husband could have cereal in the morning (he is severely dairy allergic), but they were very accommodating in other ways. Great service, beautiful rooms, perfectly located between Portland and other tourist sights, near the beach, and Ray was the perfect tourist guide! He recommended back ways to lighthouses, scenic drives, good and reasonable restaurants and every recommendation was wonderful! I loved this experience and wouldn't hesitate to come back and/or recommend to our friends. THANKS so much Heidi and Ray!!!!


Fall Maine vacation

2.8 on September 29, 2014

The host was a fun, cordial, informative guy. We enjoyed our mornings with him. But 6 days of the same "continental" breakfast was a little disappointing.


Charming BB

4.4 on September 22, 2014

Verry good


Helpful and Hospitable Owner

3.8 on September 20, 2014

Welcoming B&B. The owner gave us good recommendations to do in the area. My daughter forgot her necklace and the owner immediately helped us sending it to us. Thanks a lot!


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Location

Location Type

Beach Community, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 10 miles

Directions to property:

From the Maine Turnpike (I-95) going north or south, take Exit 36. This will place you on I-195 headed for Center of town. Go 5 miles from the toll booth. Just after a Rite Aid on your right you will come to a 3-way intersection in downtown Old Orchard Beach. The Town Hall will right in front of you. The Harmon Museum will be on your left. Go straight thru this intersection and the Inn is just after the Harmon Museum on your left. South on Route One. Take a left just past the Cascade Restaurant. At the light turn left onto Cascade Road. This turns into Portland Ave. We are about 4 miles on right. In Old Orchard Beach.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lighthouses, Maine Mall, Old Port District, Scarborough Downs race track, Outlet Shopping, Water Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Beach Chairs, Sun Umbrellas, Pool Towels, Beach Towels, Tourist Brochures, Lawn Games

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Maritime Museum, Light Houses , Water Park, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Picnic Table ONly
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Pack and Play available
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night min on Peak & Mid season weekends, 3 nights on holidays
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: The first night of your stay must in advance in order to confirm your reservation. Reservations 4 nights or longer require one-half the total as a deposit. Balance is due in full upon your arrival.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel your reservation, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. The balance of your deposit will be refunded provided you notify us 21 days before the date of your arrival. If less than 21 days notice is given, your deposit may be refunded if we are able to re-rent your room for the period reserved. There are no refunds on early departures.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ray & Heidi and Alison the Apprentice

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

Heidi born & raised in Portland Maine loves to decorate, cook, garden and also chat with guests while recommending places for them to go sight seeing. Ray was born in Louisiana & raised in New York City loves to garden, walk on the beach and restore antique furniture for the Inn. He a general do-it-yourselfer.

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Meals

Breakfast

Main and Guest House

  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Guest House Breakfast Nook, Main House Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Main House & Guest House Breakfast
Breakfast served in both buildings consists of coffee tea's juices, milk, fresh seasonal fruit salad, fresh baked muffins, cold cereals(Corn Flakes and Cherrios) various breads(English Muffins and/or, Raisin Bread and/or Bagels and/or Wheat Bread)along with Butter,cream cheese, assorted Jellies and Peanut Butter.


Details

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20 Portland Ave. , Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-2212 USA (Show map)

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