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374 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-4245, USA    
(866) 473-6425, (207) 244-7102
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Description

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.

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Amenities

This property has 3 total guest accommodations with private bath. The types of beds available include Twin, Queen and King.

  • Bathrobes
  • Computers
  • Copy Machine
  • Fax
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sauna
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons

Parking

off driveway rear of house

Pet Restrictions

  • Innkeepers pets on premises

What's Green About Your Inn

Literally, the living room. We compost, recycle plastic, cardboard, newspapers

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Maine Innkeepers Assoc. Maine Tourism Assoc.

Describe Garden and Grounds

Seven gardens: perennials, vegetable, heather, herbs etc. etc.

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

two nights in season

Children Restrictions

Mature

Cancellation

14 days

Check-in/Check-out

3 pm / 11 am

Smoking

Smoke Free Property.


Other Activities

    • Water Sports
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Parks
    • Museums
    • Live Theater
    • Hiking
    • Golf
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Bicycling
    • Beaches
    • Art Galleries
    • Antiquing
    • Wineries

Historic Interest

Original part of the inn was built in 1830, added to in 1865 and again in 1910 and continually upgraded the past 26 years.

Historic Awards:

  • City Historical Site (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Applied)

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

History is all over Mt. Desert Island which was originally settled in the mid 1700s.

Other Awards:

Guest Favorite Awards 2011 & 2012 BnB Finder

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Red Sky; X Y Z; Sea Food Ketch.,Cafe 2, Sips, Fid.

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are Anytime, November-March, subject to availability.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.


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Just what we wanted

Penury Hall was a great place to stay for our 1st visit to Mt Desert Island (and my wife's 1st time ever in Maine). We liked that the place was an old house. The room was clean and comfortable. All our needs were met. The breakfasts were delicious. Best thing was hanging out with Gretchen and talking about whatever came to mind. Staying here was like visiting old, dear friends. We even got excellent tips on our visit to Acadia NP.
Harvey Katz
Reno, NV

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InnSide Tip - Timing
High season starts around July 4, not Memorial Day. Not quite as crowded or costly if you come in June.
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Felt Like Home, Only Better!

How fortunate we were to find Gretchen and Penury Hall! There are times in life when you meet someone who instantly makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Gretchen is one of those people and Penury Hall is one of those places. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in her beautiful old home, the delicious breakfasts and engaging conversations. We have always loved visiting MDI and Penury Hall felt like a delicious icing on our vacation cake. Thanks, Gretchen!
Mike and Sue Edmonds

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InnSide Tip - Lobstah
Penury Hall is not far from Thurston\'s Lobster Pound, where they have fresh Maine seafood and fantastic harbor views.
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Our first B&B!

Didn't quite know what to expect, but it was wonderful! Bedrooms were nice and Gretchen was very helpful! She also cooked the best eggs benedict we've ever had! It is on the street so if you are a light sleeper I would bring earplugs, but we found the sound of the cars outside soothing.
Danielle Porter
Port Orange, FL

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Penury Hall

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

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Great Value!

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
Cockeysville, MD

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A wonderful time at Penury Hall

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

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