I found Southwest Harbor to be quieter, comfier, and generally at a slower pace than busy Bar Harbor, and for that reason I felt at home, and never wanted to leave. I had the pleasure to stay at the Birches Bed and Breakfast, which is a seven-generation owned accommodation that is perches high on a hill with lovely, sweeping views of the coast, islands and the ocean beyond. The grounds consist of seven acres of waterfront property, with natural areas (where deer roamed freely before me as I ate my delicious breakfast, which was so neat), stunning gardens, and a dock on the coast for boaters who can simply tie up and walk up the hill for a cozy night’s stay. The Birches is a peaceful spot, where the moment you breathe in the fresh air and take in that stunning view, you’re instantly relieved of any stress and anxiety that might have been plaguing you. Their rooms are large and decorated like home with books and personal touches that make it all the more intriguing and homey feeling.
The Birches B&B
46 Fernald Point Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
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