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Williams Pond Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Bucksport B&B and Inns
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Fair Lawn, NJ
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“Cabin in the woods”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Williams Pond Lodge is a great experience. My husband and I have stayed at all different types of B and B's but this isn't your "normal" B and B. It is really a "boutique", rustic cabin with all the necessary amenities. We arrived late, in the dark and the dirt road was difficult to navigate. In the daylight it was easy. David was there to meet us. He is very caring about his visitors, and he takes great pride in the Lodge. He made breakfast each of the three mornings we were there and each was delicious. Scones, granola, fresh fruit and yogurt, waffles, German pancakes, smoked trout, sausage, bacon...

The pond is beautiful. Wish we saw more wildlife. Because it was early April, there was not much open when we travelled to Acadia and Bar Harbor. It rained on and off for the time we were there. Needless to say, we were bummed out. We were there more for sight seeing and shopping and travelling through Maine, but if kayaking is your thing, and the weather was more cooperative, it would have been a whole different experience.

Would like to go back during the warmer weather. It is a great location. Easy travel to Belfast, Searsport and Camden to the south and Acadia and Bar Harbor, and Bangor to the north and east. We even ventured a little further to Moosehead Lake...snowed and we saw two moose on Easter Sunday!

Room Tip: Would liked to have stayed in one of the upper rooms. The cabin room is downstairs (basement) with a...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Wife and I stayed at the Williams Pond Lodge two nights April 4th and 5th. Like all the other guests David goes out of his way to treat you not just as a guest but as a friend. He is very witty and has a great sense of humor, very upbeat guy for sure. Breakfast was wonderful; fresh fruit, yogurt and homemade granola followed by baked German pancake and smoked trout and lots of coffee. And a selection of scones, baked breads and other good stuff. No need to worry about having lunch. Wife and I hiked for the day and didn't need any lunch and then stopped for dinner at a restaurant David recommended in Ellsworth which was delicious. Beautiful setting, very serene and immaculate rooms and bathrooms. We stayed in the treehouse room and loved it. Had a gas stove to take over the morning chill and large bathroom with a skylight over the shower. We're looking forward to another trip maybe in late May. Location is very central to Belfast, Ellsworth, Blue Hill and Acadia so works well as a base to explore. You won't find any place better in the area I'm sure so don't waste your time looking.

Room Tip: Treehouse room is great but all rooms look very nice.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Orono, ME
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Reviewed 25 March 2012

It's hard to recall a place where the experience gets any better than this. Let's start with David, the host. He's funny, welcoming, gracious, and a wicked good bagpiper (upon request). He bakes the most amazing cookies and breads, and breakfast is always delicious. Lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberry sauce, sausage, and fresh fruit comes to mind, but we are never disappointed and certainly never hungry. There is always a pretty tin box of homemade shortbread in the room, treating us when we arrive. The rooms are immaculately clean, tastefully decorated in Maine camp style with a cozy gas stove to add ambiance. The location is beautiful and well off the beaten path. We only travel 45 minutes to get to Williams Pond, but it's a true retreat when we arrive. Always, always, we enjoy laughing and sharing stories with other guests as David skillfully facilitates great interactions for those who choose to join in. More than an innkeeper, he becomes your friend and favorite family member before you go.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Duxbury, Vermont
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

This is our third trip in three years to Williams Pond Lodge. We love the guest rooms, the views, the idyllic pond side setting, but most of all the host David. His breakfasts are legendary. He is always thinking about his guests and is very accommodating. He knows the area well and can send you in any direction you want to go, depending on the experience you're looking for.

We have been here as a couple and also have rented out all the rooms with family members. It's great either way. With only 3 guest rooms and 21+ acres, it makes a wonderful private retreat.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We probably talk about David's breakfast once a week - still. It was the best breakfast I have ever had. Ever. David could not have been nicer and more accommodating. He even shaved his mustache into the shape that I suggested would look nice on him. We kayaked on the pond, found glow in the dark insects (no idea what they were) and had a beautiful, private stay. The stars fill the sky. Eat everything that David feeds you. Don't miss a thing... except you can skip his dinner suggestion in town. It was a pretty mediocre Italian joint.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Williams Pond Lodge
Address: 327 Williams Pond Rd, Bucksport, ME 04416-4520
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bucksport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bucksport
Number of rooms: 3

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