Harraseeket Inn

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Average rate: $144 - Hotel class: 3 stars
162 Main Street, Freeport, ME, USA

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Harraseeket Inn Freeport Reviews

vances vances
550 reviews
Paradise in Freeport Mar 25, 2012
What can one say about such a deluxe accommodation? The Harraseeket Inn has set the standard for luxurious lodging in Maine for years, combining quality facilities with an excellent location (just a couple blocks north of the LL Bean Retail Store) and unbelievable dining. I was blessed with the opportunity to stay here because a board member of our land trust has connections with the establishment. Just to reinforce how enduring their reputation has been, the first (and only other) time here was way back in 1994 when my wife and I stayed overnight as a fun getaway, even though we only lived a few miles away.

Your first impression will be one of comfort, with an inviting fireplace and spacious lounge immediately visible as you enter the lobby. This is a huge, rambling establishment (there are 93 guest rooms, two restaurants, a gift shop, heated indoor pool, exercise room and plenty of conference rooms) and it is fun just to ramble and explore the many hallways. But we need to check in before we explore. I was a bit hazy on what the rooms were like and utterly delighted to crack open the door into my suite. Two rooms, a comfortably furnished lounging room accompanied by a marvelous bedroom, complete with working wood stove.

Immediately before I arrived in Maine the temperatures had been in the seventies, but plummeted into the thirties and forties just when I got into town. Discomfort became an opportunity and I didn’t hesitate to fire up the wood stove. Not only was a pile of logs handy, they had also rolled three bundles of kindling in newspaper, so playing fire starter was a snap. Toasty warm, I stretched out on the incredibly comfortable bed.

It is reassuring to know the luxury is not taking a toll on nature – Harraseeket is a member of the Green Hotel Association and emphasizes environmentally friendly practices. In sync with this philosophy, the restaurants rely on local farmers and fishers for foodstuffs. Which brings us to the restaurants.

Wow. The delectable meals served at the Harraseeket are the hallmark of their reputation. There is a formal dining room, the Maine Dining Room, where the morning buffet is served (included with your room). Downstairs is the Broad Arrow Tavern, which also serves up a fine dining experience, in spite of its classic pub atmosphere. Both restaurants are open to the general public and I will put up a separate review for the tavern (because my dinner there the first evening was awesome).

I won’t continue to gush about the Harraseeket, you probably get the idea. The luxury comes at a cost, but the good news is you realize a great return for the price tag, with the bonus of great memories. The strongest point I can make about the Harraseeket is that it is embedded in Maine tradition and staying there is actually experiencing this wonderful destination - highly recommended!
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spocklogic says:
Definitely looks like some New England charm here!
Posted on: Apr 15, 2012
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Harraseeket Inn Overview

Opened in 1984 as a bed and breakfast, the Harraseeket Inn was built by a Maine family with a history of innkeeping that goes back to 1895. This luxury country inn encompasses two period buildings (1798 and 1850). together with its modern (1989) addition and five acres of grounds, all within walking distance to the entire village. It has air-conditioning, cable television with HBO, a complete sprinkler system for your safety, and all the amenities any discriminating traveler would expect. Enjoy your complimentary tea every day in our mahagany panelled drawing room, after a day of exploring more than 100 factory outlet stores that have turned Main Street into an exciting shopping mecca. If shopping isn't for you, visit Wolfe Neck Park or Mast Landing Sanctuary and explore the coastline, hiking along the edge of the ocean amidst the most beautiful scenery you will ever see. Check out the Town Landing, where the lobster fisherman and clammers brin g in their daily catch. Hop an excursion boat to the islands, rent a sailboat or a powerboat to the islands. Many of our guests use the Inn as a base while they explore the Lakes Region or go day tripping to Boothbay Harbor or Camden. You can also take in an L.L. Bean Public Clinic and learn how to build a fly rod, cook small game or just survive in the Maine woods. Bean gives very interesting courses all year. Start your day with a sumptuous Maine breakfast...we put the coffee our at six a.m. for the early risers. Your breakfast is included in your room rate. Lunch is an exciting event, served buffet style with a with a delicious array of appetizers and entrees. Our dinner menu is unsurpassed, featuring traditional American cuisine with a con

Harraseeket Inn Amenities

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  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Air Conditioned
  • Security Guard
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Hiking
  • Jacuzzi
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Indoor

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