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Holidae House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 16 Bethel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is long overdue. Instead of flying to Europe, we decided to drive from our home in North Carolina, up to Maine to visit relatives and had several "bucket list" places to see, including Mt. Washington. While driving west from Augusta, we happened to stop for the evening in Bethel, and when I saw the Holidae House, I walked right in, and called John as instructed on the counter. He came from the back, welcomed me and my wife inside, gave us the tour, and we couldn't wait to check-in. We had never stayed at a B&B, and this was the greatest intro to a B&B stay we could ever imagine. John and Jeanette were like family and made us feel like we were at home with everything we needed. John even helped me carry our luggage from the car up to room #1, got us settled in, and the next morning, the breakfast was made from scratch and the atmosphere with the other guests was warm and friendly. We announced having to check out after our morning stroll, and upon our final departure, Jeanette prepared us a small snack for the road. Couldn't have had a more pleasant stay at a moment's notice. Thank you so much. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Holidae House is well located on Main Street and the hosts provide a high level of hospitality.

We were in room #5 at the front of the house. Had some initial concerns about having a noisy room, but it was very quiet. The bed was a bit firm for our tastes, but that a good quality mattress.

The breakfast was fine, although not the gourmet meal we were expecting. It was french toast with baked apples on top with a sausage patty. There were several evening snacks including cherry brownies that were delicious.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

If you enjoy feeling like a really good friend visiting a long lost friend then you have found your place. John welcomed us to his home with open arms and gave us a thorough walk through of the house facilities (lovely home baked goods in the communal lounge were a highlight). He was full of handy information and recommendations for meals and his recommendations were spot on. (Always handy when you are travelling in another country). And most important to me was that John likes people and likes to enjoy a chat and a laugh. Something I sorely miss when staying in hotels. The room was very clean and the bed was lovely and comfortable. I enjoyed being able to have the window open at night. The Holidae House Bed and Breakfast also has another secret weapon, Jeanette's breakfast's. They were amazingly delicious, and different everyday. I wish I lived closed than Australia so I could take advantage of them more often. I highly recommend paying John and Jeanette a visit.

Stayed: October 2017
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stayed in the downstairs Pine room for one night while passing through. The room was quiet and very large with a couple of reading chairs and an additional single bed with a queen bed. We felt the room was "tired" and could use a new mattress and bedding.
The hosts were very nice.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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John_and_Jeanette, Owner at Holidae House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. We agree that the paint in the room is tired and are actually updating it as we speak. :-) Unfortunately when we purchased the Inn it was time for a paint job inside and out (nothing lasts forever). We painted the outside first due to weathering concerns, and are currently working through the inside. Fortunately the paint is in good condition, but it does need to be "freshened up". Thank you for the comment on the mattress. We had not received any negative feedback on it before and that's how we know they need to be examined, so we truly appreciate your letting us know. You will also be happy to know we have put a new comforter on the bed as well. :-) If you are ever in Bethel again we hope you will stop by and check out the updates. Thanks again!

John & Jeanette

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

John and Jeanette could not have been more welcoming. Breakfast was so delicious and something special. Showing up late, they took us in and made us feel like old friends. And the cookies and pineapple upside down cake tasted so yummie. Highly recommend to all looking for a warm and friendly home. Bob and Pat

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Holidae House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 85 Main St, PO Box 475, Bethel, ME 04217-4016 (Formerly Holidae House B&B)
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Region: United States > Maine > Bethel
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range: $193 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holidae House Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your soft landing awaits with a restorative stay at the Holidae House Bed & Breakfast located in the center of quaint downtown Bethel, Maine. Fluffy and oh-so-comfortable, the white towels, comforters, sheets and draperies are of posh hotel quality and the embodiment of luxury in contemporary bath, body and bedding amenities. Sublime sleep is achieved complements of comfortable temperature controlled rooms for healthy, happy slumbers. For the ultimate in at-home coziness, the Holidae House B&B is sure to bring you many sweet dreams, timeless memories and a yearning desire to return for more. Comfy mattresses, elegant bed-dressings, beautiful silver tea trays, oriental rugs and carpets invite guests to relax in the well-appointed rooms. Each room has its own private bath, some with showers only and others with full bath tub and shower. Enjoy a delicious, home cooked gourmet breakfast during your stay with us. Start your day off with Jeanette's creations including Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, Made From Scratch Blueberry Pancakes, Apple Cinnamon French Toast and others. We use free range organic eggs and maple syrup, both sourced locally. We also pick our own blueberries and apples and use them as long as the supply lasts. Jeanette's fresh baked breads are used in many of our breakfasts. For coffee lovers we grind beans each morning to provide you with the freshest coffee possible, and we even have decaf beans! For tea lovers we offer over 20 Twinings Teas, including black, herbal and green teas. We also have hot chocolate and spiced apple cider packets. A selection of juices is offered including orange, grapefruit and grape. Fresh fruit is also available. ... more   less 
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