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Recent Blue Hill reviews

  • The scene of many happy vacations

    "Orchard House is a wonderful place that will draw you back year after year. I know it firsthand because for much of a decade it was my home away from home for an annual fall getaway to Maine. And I was ever so grateful for the warmth and friendship that Sally and Sean offered over time. They are first-rate hosts. I'll always think of their house as a place that held so many good stories for me. At moments, it was a den of solitude. I'd pack a pile of books and old New Yorkers to read (or maybe drop into the Blue Hill Library). And I'd walk many miles in the woods and happen upon a gaggle of wild turkeys or a porcupine on his way. Or sit on the shore of the lake with a cup of coffee and have a good think. It would be a fine place to write. Other times, the house was full of joyful conviviality. I invited friends who'd stop in for a few days and we'd explore the peninsula (guided by the house binder full of good suggestions for adventures) and then come home (often with lobsters fresh off the dock in Stonington) and cook and feast and drink good wine (see Max at the Blue Hill wine shop) and tell tall tales late into the night. It was such fun. And always, at the end of the day, no matter how brisk the late October air, there was a hot shower under a bazillion stars. Pure magic. I'm in a new phase of life now with a sweet pup and a partner who desires to explore more pockets of Maine and beyond. One day we hope to have our own place up north -- and I'll always be grateful to Orchard House and Sally and Sean for making my annual treks to Maine a much-loved respite and ritual -- the very best weeks of the year."
    Guest: Kelly J. Date of Stay: October 2015 Review Submitted: June 4, 2016
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  • Blue Hill

    "So glad to be in Blue Hill again. House is comfortable & quiet. Great restaurants close by. I loved visiting the house again and exploring new areas!"
    Guest: renee a. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 13, 2015
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  • Awesome spot

    "The house is nicer than in the pictures, for sure. It's very spacious and comfortable, and has most everything you need. We were a group of five adults, and never felt crowded. I agree with the other reviewer, it's a good balance of rustic character and modern conveniences. The screened in porch is an excellent place to read a book or do a jigsaw puzzle. The lake is beautiful and extremely quiet (it seemed like the other sections of the lake were more populated). We loved hanging out on the dock and swimming out to the swim float. There are a few things that would make it more perfect - a new set of knives and silverware, and a ladder at the end of the dock (there are a lot of rocks, so a bit tricky to get in the water). Yes, it's a bit of a drive down the road to the house, but it's not at all bumpy, so they have done a good job at grading it – no problem at all. It's quite convenient to Blue Hill and other locations - we zipped to the Blue Hill food coop a few times, had lobster rolls at Bagaduce Lunch, and went to the amazing pizza night at Tinder Hearth Bakery. We have rented many lake houses in the area, and this ranks among the best."
    Guest: Cathy E. Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: August 13, 2015
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  • A Visit With Grand Aunt Agatha (if only I had one)

    "A lovely home. Clean as a whistle. (Aggie has a great housekeeper). A to die for kitchen (Didn't taste her recipes), but everything was there if I felt like cooking. Fluffy clean towels and super linens on the bed (Of course my grand daughter chose the one with the canopy). Period furnishings except for the great room with a comfy couch and chairs. One little problem, but Auntie's stand-in took care of it promptly with a text. The Blue Hill area is scenic, close to Acadia, with hidden beaches and serene scenes with very few tourists to trip over. A short walk to a good restaurant to sit under the trees. A travelled street, but a huge backyard with fireflies."
    Guest: Linda e P. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 23, 2016
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