Atlantic Birches Inn

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

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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Overall
4.2

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

A cozy, if gloomy weekend

4.6 on July 15, 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Seashore Room in the cottage. I had concerns about the slanted ceiling from other reviews, but the slanted side was over the bed and it proved not to be a problem. The room was very well cleaned, the bathroom cleanliness met my boyfriend's high standards, and the linens smelled freshly washed. The cottage itself is adorable from the blueberry themed kitchen area, to the common sitting room loaded with beach knickknacks and the atmosphere was extremely quiet and peaceful. The breakfast muffins were delicious, as was the fruit salad and they had a nice variety of toast. The innkeepers were very welcoming and informative. We let them know in advance that we would be late to arrive and check in and they were very accommodating. We ate at three out of the four restaurants they recommended and were very pleased with all of them. It was also raining a bit the weekend we were there and they were kind enough to lend us an umbrella while we were out. The only problem we had the whole weekend was that there weren't enough hooks to hang all of our wet things on to dry, though we were able to make do with chairs. The location is not on the water, if that is what you are looking for, but it is a short and pleasant walk to the waterfront, and the inn itself is very easy to get to driving from many directions. This was the first time that either of us had stayed at a bed and breakfast and we were both thoroughly pleased with the experience. Thank you, Heidi & Ray for your tremendous hospitality!


1st B&B experience

4.0 on July 08, 2016

This was my first B&B experience and gave me great confidence in checking one out again. The owners were helpful but respectful of privacy. Rooms were clean and perfect for our needs. And the place was a great location to town and activities.


The Fiske Room

3.8 on July 04, 2016

Very kind people willing to help and guide you.


Nice B&B and nice folks that run it!

4.8 on June 30, 2016

Really enjoyed out stay, will will visit again!


Great place to stay, within easy walking distance to beach and activities.

4.2 on June 20, 2016

Owners were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and of good size, just wished there was a door between the bedroom and common area. The breakfast was small, but sufficient. It was a nice distance from the beach and Boardwalk- easy walking distance, but far enough that noise wasn't an issue. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to others.


Convenient and Pleasant Old Fashion

4.2 on June 20, 2016

A superior B&B on a tree lined street at the center of Old Orchard Beach, and near to the village and beach. Our room was very clean and neat. Had to watch our heads in room with low sloped ceilings. Wonderful breakfast, although limited number of featured muffins and guests ahead of us, resulted in shortage. Ray and Heidi could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Warm bright sitting room for breakfast. Met a fun couple from Canada to chat with. In summary, you can't go wrong with Atlantic Birches Inn.


Perfect for a Maine beach trip!

4.2 on June 15, 2016

Great place to stay - very cute decorations in the rooms and common rooms - short walk to the beach, and friendly/knowledgable hosts! Definitely would recommend the Atlantic Birches Inn for couples who want a relaxing Maine getaway!


maine getaway

4.6 on June 13, 2016

both heidi and ray were fun to talk too and very knowledgable about the area and what was available to see...to eat and to shop....we'd go back there in a n.y. minute


Lovely stay over memorial day weekend

4.8 on June 03, 2016

Heidi and Ray were both wonderful hosts to 2 tired souls from New York city. They were very helpful about things to do and places to see, friendly, but also gave us our privacy at the same time. The house is a short walk to the beach, and is conveniently located next to all of Old Orchard Beach's attractions. The rooms were clean and even though it was a full house, it was still quiet and we had no trouble sleeping. Thank you Heidi and Ray for a wonderful experience!


Maine vacation

5 on October 15, 2015

What an outstanding value in a great area! As we drove up the Maine coastline we were happy to find such a well kept property for such a reasonable price. The decorations were quaint and everything was very clean. Breakfast was continental but quite well done. The owners were very helpful and personable and we felt right at home.


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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 - $146

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 - $146

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 - $151

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 - $146

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: $192 - $240

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 - $136

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 - $136

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 - $126

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 - $156

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 - $156

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Location

Location Type

Beach Community, Oceanfront, Oceanview, 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, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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 Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Resident Pets

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.