This past weekend my new wife and I had our wedding at the 1774 Inn. From the beginning of the planning through the week after our wedding John and Jackie could not have made our experience better. The home, the grounds and the hosts are quite possibly perfect. Situated perched on its huge rolling lawn above the Kennebec River, it truly is the perfect setting. We had around 100 guests and all of them told us personally that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We would love to think it was because of the Bride and Groom, but I think really it was because of the location and the experience. Please don't hesitate to contact them about an event or even just a nice weekend stay. It will be the best decision you have ever made. We will be back as soon as we can. Thank you again John and Jackie!
The very old house had been painstakingly rehabbed and decorated. The breakfasts were elegant and delicious. The proprieters were friendly and just delightful people. The view with the river running just behind the house and the fall colors was just incredible.
The 1774 Inn is situated in a wonderful place by the river with every room offering such views or that of the majestic colour of the fall. Rooms are tastefully decorated with a hint of old world charm blending nicely with modern facilities. Breakfast is bountiful and home cooked which sets you up for a day of walking. John and Jackie are superb hosts and we will return. Dave and Wendy Weston
We spent four relaxing days at the 1774 Inn. The view down to Kennebec river is gorgeous. The indoor furnishing reveals an excellent taste. The breakfasts were simply outstanding - the best we had during our stay in the States. It is for sure that we will be at the 1774 Inn again the next time we are in Maine. It is an excellent address. Highly recommended!
We stayed at the 1774 Inn on a weekend in October 2013. We were attending a nearby reunion and the location was just perfect. From the moment we checked in to the aroma of home made cookies baking to our check out on a beautiful atumn Monday morning, it was a great experience. John & Jackie were the perfect hosts, always providing a welcoming and relaxing environment. Although this was our first stay there, I felt as if I had been to the 1774 Inn many times. The Woodshed Suites was simply outstanding, with our own private porch with rockers and a million dollar view of the Kennebec River. The 1774 Inn is a B&B that I would most definitely return to.
We had a perfect weekend renting the inn for a local wedding. John and Jackie were terrific hosts and made for such a special bonding experience for the two families. The inn is so beautiful inside and out. We held the rehearsal dinner in the charming old barn. If we hadn't been so busy, we would have had more time to take in the spectacular setting. The whole experience could not have been better!
We were immediately cheerfully greeted and provided a thoughtful orientation to the inn and the area. Our hosts were always willing to tell us about the area. Our room was clean. The inn is clean and tastefully decorated. The area is quiet Maine with beautiful view of the river. Our kayak paddle from the nearby launch was outstanding-beautiful and interesting with seals popping up to inspect us every few minutes.
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely lovely stay at the 1774 Inn! It is an impressively historic Colonial home situated on a gorgeous and well manicured lawn right beside a beautiful lake. The couple who run the inn are incredibly kind, hospitable and well informed about all that there is to do in the area. They gave us great recommendations along with all of the info and details that one could need. They recommended beaches, hikes, restaurants and all the best things to do in a coastal Maine town. I felt very at home at the Inn which is an important part of the B&B experience. Not to mention that the breakfast was tremendous! I loved every aspect of my stay at the 1774 Inn and plan to return!
I landed at the 1774 Inn by accident (since my first choice was sold out) and am very glad that I did. The property is lovely, the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated, and Jackie and John are the most engaging innkeepers I've come across in my many travels. It's my new favorite and I hope to return often.
We took two rooms for five splendid nights at the 1774 Inn. For once, the publicity shots are not an exaggeration - in fact, they cannot do justice to this fabulous property and it's tranquil location. Above all, charming hosts Jackie and John paid attention to every detail to ensure our stay was exactly what WE wanted it to be. Bravo!
Très belle maison historique dans un décor enchanteur. À proximité de la magnifique plage de Popham beach et des villes de Brunswicket freeport. Hôte très acceullant et serviable. Ne pas oublier de demander à John d'enlever son alarme de porte pour la nuit.
We stayed just two nights at the 1774 Inn but we had a great time. Jacky is a wonderful host: she is very friendly and gave us lots of tips where to go, what to do and where to dine. The 1774 Inn is a beautiful house with a gorgeous interior. The B&B's lawn leads down to the river, where you can watch seals resting on a little island during low tide. The area around Phippsburg is really nice: lots of wood, beaches, hicking trails -- there's a lot you can do "in nature" to relax! It's the perfect hideaway!
This is one of the most beautiful properties in the area. The original house is stunning, with dining and living areas that make you want to sit and relax. The room we stayed in was spacious, overlooking the lawns and the river. The best part though, was our gracious and knowledgeable hostess, who is not only a great cook, but was also able to direct us to wherever we were interested in going. Highly recommended!
Jackie and John are wonderful hosts and the moment you step through the door of this most amazing inn, you feel welcome and at home. You feel as though you have stepped back in time to the 17th century yet with all the modern comforts of today. There are a wide variety of baked goods and fresh fruit along with a hearty cooked breakfast that tastes delicious. The views are beautiful and relaxing. Popham Beach is nearby, with vast expanses of sandy beach so it never feels crowded. We go every year to the 1774 Inn!
A beautiful, airy, New England house. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Lovely position close to the waterfront and a genuine, hospitable, welcome from the owners. Ypu will not find a better B&B ! NAC Oxford, UK
John and Jackie own a wonderful 18th century inn on the banks of the Kennebec river. Their hospitality is un-surpassed. You really come to understand how friendly and attentive hosts can add huge value to a stay. We spent two nights, September 17 and 18 in the Woodshed Room. We loved the room's rustic feel and the relaxing porch with an unobstructed view of the Kennebec and Goat Island. Breakfast was a perfect blend of British and American fare served in both formal and casual dinning rooms. We could have spent a week just sitting on the lawn next to the river reading and playing. Make sure you visit Spinney's Restaurant at Popham Beach for fresh lobster and North Creek Farm for lunch.
We are retreat owners and had a little opening in our schedule allowing us to getaway and do some recharging of the batteries and play tourist. We stayed in the "Woodshed" suite. It was cozy, warm on the chilly nights and we very much enjoyed having a couch to sit on and chat on and have a glass wine with snacks kept cold in the mini fridge. The decor inspired us to return and do a remake on one of our cottages. Jackie has impeccable taste and creates an understated atmosphere that represents the sea faring traditions of this historic community while being comfortable, practical and beautiful. This suite has a private porch overlooking a large sloping lawn down to the river. There is nothing more soul satisfying than a long view such as this. If not for my love of the beach and having Popham Beach only 15 minutes away, we would have spent most of our time right on the porch, gazing, reading, napping. Our breakfasts were huge. We could have a light breakfast of fresh fruit and yogurt...but no, we splurged on as much of the wonderful baked goods, eggs, breakfast meats and blueberry pancakes as we could hold! It held us to supper time. John, Jackie and their cook/helper are warm, gracious, helpful and sincere. Being engaged in this line of work ourselves, we know what it takes to hold this quality of space for others to enjoy. Our expectations for our stay were high and were exceeded in every way. We felt the love in the home that was shared with us and the very wonderful service that was given.We look forward to being able to return to the inn and do more exploring of the Bath area which has so much beauty, history and diversity to offer up. Joanna & David Buell, Light Heart Retreat, Sullivan, Maine
We had a very relaxing and wonderful stay at the 1774Inn. The B&B is located at a very wonderful place in the nature of Maine. The service of the Innkeepers was outstanding (very good breakfast!) and the rooms of the Inn are very beautiful, clean and have a nice view to the river.