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Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast

7 reviews

374 Main St
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-4245 US



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$120 to $165

Payment types accepted include Personal Checks, Visa, Travelers Checks, Master Card, prefer payment by check or cash and can handle Visa & Mastercar.

The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.


Circa 1830. Located by Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Southwest Harbor is a Victorian home that originated in 1830. Little by little, the house was added to. Eventually, three homes had been combined into this one rambling structure, a common occurrence in New England in the 1800s. Several garden areas have perennial and annual flowers as well as vegetables and herbs. The home is decorated with fine art, antiques and memorabilia that reflects the innkeepers' interests in gardening, music and sailing. At Penury Hall, every effort is made to make guests feel at home. Guests may store food items in the fridge, wash clothes in the laundry room and play games or listen to music in the library. Retire in one of the three guest rooms, then awake to a gourmet breakfast that offers such courses as eggs Benedict, "Penurious Omelets" or cinnamon-raisin French toast. Explore nearby lakes or rent mountain bikes and carracks next door and head out for bike trails. Or, enjoy sauntering through the antique shops or the 14 local museums. End the day by relaxing in the sauna.Location: Ocean Community.


Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
Types of meals: Full Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea and Full Gourmet Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Reading Lamps, Hair Dryer, Clock Radio, Bathrobes, Wireless Internet Access, books, music, fine art and antiques for your pleasure.
Amenities On Site: Television, Sauna, Phone, PC, Parlor Games, Library, Laundry Facilities, Fireplace, Fax, DVD, Copy Machine, Computers and VCR.



“We had a wonderful time at Penury Hall with Gretchen Stone. She is a gracious hostess and served a delightful and varied breakfast all four mornings of our stay. We liked Southwest Harbor on the "quiet side" better than the better known Bar Harbor. Our room -- the Admiralty Room -- was spacious, clean and comfortable. You should know that while each room has a private and exclusive bath assigned to it, each bath is outside the bedroom, across or down a short hall. This did not trouble us, but you should have a robe. We hope to return again. Bill and Doris”
— William Sing


“Having stayed at Marriotts (or better) as a business traveler, I always feel like I'm rolling the dice when booking a B&B. No worries; Penury Hall is a clear winner! Gretchen Strong is a very hospitable host, a wonderful cook, and an informative and helpful guide to the wonders of Southwest Harbor. Our Admiral's Room was quite comfortable, and our just-across-the-hall private bath (with shower) was still convenient - very bright and nicely furnished. A very enjoyable stay!! - Rob & Phyllis”
— Rob Davey


“Loved the homey atmosphere. The two cats were a nice extra. Enjoyed the lovely flower beds and weeding with Gretchen. An easy walk to local spots. Our room was spacious and comfortable and we liked the early sunrise. The breakfasts were yummy. We felt very welcome and at home at Penury Hall. Marjorie and John, Summer 2014”
— Marjorie John