The Blue Hill Inn

40 Union Street , Blue HIll, ME 04614 USA (Show map)


Here's what some of the guests staying at the Blue Hill Inn have said about their visits: Wonderful people! Beautiful inn—comfy bed, lovely breakfast A wonderful experience—nice well appointed room and bath with many little extras… An inn in “good taste” in all senses. Our stay could not have been nicer. The innkeepers are beyond sweet and the food was excellent.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining5

The way a New England inn should be

5 on September 13, 2016

It would be difficult to overstate how delightful it is to stay here. The inn is authentically historic, unlike those places that call themselves "historic" but have been gutted to accommodate cathedral ceilings & large-screen TVs. At the Blue Hill Inn you'll find wide, pumpkin-pine floors, antiques, & period decor, along with up-to-date bathrooms & speedy wi-fi. But it's the hospitality of the innkeepers that really makes this place unique (& I do not use that word lightly). Innkeeper Duncan & Assistant Innkeeper Chris cannot do enough for their guests. The breakfast menu changes daily & each is a three-course extravaganza. Hot coffee & tea are available at all times as are treats beneath the dome on the cake stand - lemon-blueberry cake one day, chocolate-chip cookies the next. And at 6 pm every night there's a spread of cheeses, pate, fruit, nuts, charcuterie - you name it. My partner & I got married there in August. We had planned just to go to Town Hall, but when Duncan & Chris found out - well, we ended up having it in the rose-petal-strewn garden of the inn, with champagne & chocolate strawberries. That night we found an elaborate arrangement of towels on our bed, forming two swans, their necks creating a heart.with more rose petals. Our wedding would have been special anyway - they made it extraordinary.


5 on September 23, 2012

Me and my partner stayed at the Blue Hill Bed & Breakfast on September 16th and 17th and we were impressed. The guest room was superb. The breakfast was out of this world with style and presentation. The evening appertizers in the living room were especially done and soooooo delicious.

No Blues Here

4.6 on September 28, 2011

We found the Blue Hill Inn by chance and hit gold. We only stayed one night but should have stayed 2 and skipped our disasterous stay at the Harborside Marina and Hotel in Bar Harbor. While the stairs are a bit steep and narrow, the charm more than made up for my huffing and puffing....we were traveling for 2 weeks with 3 heavy bags. The afternoon tea was wonderful...imagine my wife's surprise when they came up with a bottle of 12 yr old Glen Livvett scotch for her...with a very fair price. Our breakfast was 5 star. We wish we could have tried their optional evening meal and would have if we had a 2nd night. It was hot during our stay but the a/c worked fine. Do not miss this Inn and it's delightful staff/owner.

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Location Type

Historic Village Center, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 38 miles

Directions to property:

From the south. Boston—5 hours, Portland—3 hours, Augusta—2 hours Take I-93 North to I-495 North/East then 95 N to Portland. In Portland, take 295 N to Augusta, then Route 3 East to Belfast. Continue on 3 East/1 North through Bucksport then merge with Route 15 South. Only in Maine can you drive north, east, and south all at the same time! About 9 miles east of Bucksport, turn right on Route 15 South by the Shell station. Continue on 15 South about 8 miles to a road sign for the Inn. Drive straight ahead on Route 177 East. After 4½ miles bear left at the fork. The inn is on the right. From Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Take Route 3 West into Ellsworth. At the light at Main Street, turn left for Route 172 South. After the next set of lights, stay in the left lane, head up the hill and bear left staying on Route 172 South. Follow Route 172 into Blue Hill (about 12 miles). When you cross the small bridge in the center of town, take the next right on Union Street, Route 177 West. The inn is on the left.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music, Hiking trails, Boule courts, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Smoke-Free Property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes The romantic, antique-filled inn welcomes families.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Cape House Suite and Studio are pet-friendly.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for a one-night deposit to confirm a reservation. We do not charge a cancellation fee but please see our cancellation policy.
  • Cancellations: Unlike large chain hotels and resorts, we never overbook in anticipation of cancellations. As such, the room you select is reserved for you alone, from the time you book your stay. Each reservation is like a puzzle piece around which all the others fit. Cancellations on short notice make it extremely difficult to rebook vacancies. Your deposit is refundable in the event of a date change or cancellation up to two weeks prior to arrival. Within two weeks of your arrival, you are financially responsible for the amount due for your room(s) as booked, and we are unfortunately not able to accommodate cancellations, change of dates, shortening of your stay, or refunds of any kind. We regret that we have to be so firm with this policy, but we've found it to be crucial to running a small business successfully. If this policy is a concern for you, we highly recommend that you consider travel insurance, which is widely available and will compensate you in the event that unforeseen circumstances disrupt your plans.
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Duncan Hamilton

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 8-9:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten-free, vegan

Signature Dish

Lobster Ravioli
Chef Devin Finigan uses lobster caught off the shores of Stonington by her husband Luke for this exquisite dish. The chef enrobes chunks of lobster meat and a lemon-chive gremolata into a house-made pasta. These are poached in butter and finished with a citrus buerre blanc, served with greens from our garden.

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