Berry Manor Inn

81 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, Maine 04841
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl & Mike
 
  • Introduction

    The Berry Manor Inn, Rockland, Maine's premier luxury bed and breakfast inn. Well known for being the perfect Maine coast getaway, our beautiful Rockland, ME Bed and Breakfast provides thoughtful touches, pampering and romance in luxurious comfort and elegance.

    Enjoy as little or as much of the fantastic activities and events and offered in the area surrounding our charming Maine bed and breakfast inn, and experience why Rockland, Maine was named "the 2007 and 2011 Top Adventure Town in Maine to Live and Play" by National Geographic and one of the "Top Ten Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Travel magazine.

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    Recognized by the state of Maine as an "Environmental Leader in Hospitality", we are committed to pampering our guests while proving that one doesn't need to give up comfort, luxury or service to stay in an environmentally friendly inn.

    We are confident that after you experience our Rockland B&B, you will agree that the elegant yet comfortable surroundings, relaxed luxury and down home hospitality offered by the Berry Manor Inn sets the bar for most of the Rockland bed and breakfasts or Camden bed and breakfasts in the area and provides the perfect romantic Maine getaway.

    Once the stately home for one of Rockland's most prominent merchants, today Berry Manor Inn is among the most romantic bed and breakfasts in Maine, recently named one of the top ten best B&B's and inns in the US by TripAdvisor.com. Down East Magazine calls it "The Wow House." Renowned for its room amenities, grand hospitality with a Victorian flair, and a very unusual collection of toy hamsters, the Berry Manor Inn offers the ideal mid-coast location only 15 minutes from Camden, ME for exploring Maine's arts, heritage and sights. Our lovely Rockland, Maine bed and breakfast offers a host of amenities for everyone from those seeking a romantic getaway to travelers in search of business amenities including complimentary high-speed internet access, flat screen televisions, guest computer and printer work station, in-room phones and a flexible breakfast schedule. Our luxurious Maine Coast B&B has been certified by the state of Maine as an environmental leader in the hospitality industry.

    At our beautiful Rockland bed and breakfast, we strive to "wow" our guests with the "B's" in Bed & Breakfast! We start off the morning with coffee, juice and tea service available at 7 am so the early risers can start on their caffeine intake. We don't believe in alarm clocks on vacation so we choose to serve our multi-course breakfast anytime between 8 and 9:30 am at individual tables in the main dining room. Feel free to stroll down at 8 am or roll out of bed, slip on one of our comfy robes and sit down at 9:30. We serve coffee or tea, assorted juices, a fruit course, homemade bread or pastry, and a main course with meat and an entree that alternates between "sweet" and "savory". We post our menu the night before and encourage guests to let us know of food preferences, allergies and other dietary issues in advance so that we can prepare a breakfast choice to meet all needs. We always have alternative breakfasts available like hot or cold cereal, plain scrambled eggs or plain French toast so please let us know your preferences at check-in.

  • Inn Offerings

    Our Guest Pantry

    At our romantic Camden, Maine B&B, we understand that sometimes when you travel you don't always feel like having dessert at dinnertime or can't always finish your meal and want to have it later in the day. We provide two guest pantry areas for guests at our Rockland inn, one in the main house and one in the carriage house to help meet these needs. Each area has an instant hot water dispenser, glassware, china, cutlery, microwave and full refrigerator and freezer. We stock the pantry with assorted teas, coffee, sodas, juice, ice, the "World's Best Vanilla Ice Cream" Maine-made Gifford Ice cream and of course homemade pies made by the Berry Manor Inn Moms recently featured on the Food Network! There is room in the fridge for special foods, leftovers, medicine or to chill a bottle of your favorite wine.

    For Your Safety

    • Full Sprinkler System throughout inn
    • Horn & Strobe (for hearing impaired) Fire Alarm System
    • Third Floor Egress
    • In room flashlight / emergency light
    • Owners live on premise
    • Innkeeper is ServSafe Certified

    General Property Amenities and Services

    • Complimentary Morning Juice, coffee service and full breakfast
    • Evening Sweets featuring the Berry Manor Inn Pie Moms homemade pies
    • Access to 24 hour Guest Pantry area with ice, sodas, coffee, tea & ice cream
    • Turndown Service
    • Concierge Services
    • Off-street Guest Parking (one space per room)
    • Association with Local Gym and Fitness Center for Guest Use
  • Berry Manor Inn Amenities

    • Custom king or queen mattresses
    • 300 count cotton sheets
    • Custom bed coverings and drapery treatments
    • Hypoallergenic pillows and down comforters
    • Choice of pillows
    • En-suite private baths
    • Luxurious robes
    • Thick plush towels
    • Gilchrist & Soames BEEKind toiletries
    • Hair dryers
    • Lights with dimmers
    • Candles
    • Working fireplaces (except Rm. #10)
    • Individual room control for heat and air conditioning
    • Desk Area (except #4)
    • Comfortable reading chairs
    • Bedside reading lamps
    • Iron and ironing boards
    • Wine glasses, corkscrews & ice buckets
    • Rooms serviced twice daily
    • Evening turndown service
    • "Oops - I forgot" collection of personal care items available
    • Rollaway beds available
    • Free high speed internet access
    • Cable TV
    • Flat Screen TVs & DVDs in all rooms
    • Library of DVD movies for guest use
    • IPod player docking stations in all rooms
    • CD players available upon request
    • In room phones with free local and 800 calls
    • Bedside alarm clock radios
  • Cookbook

    Inn-DulgencesOrder a copy of our new cookbook, Inn-Dulgences which includes recipes for breakfast, chocolate and pies! Just $15 plus S/H.

    To order contact us!

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Weddings

    Trust a mansion built and given in love to be just the right spot to fulfill your own Maine wedding daydreams. Picture yourself poised at the top of the grand stairway, your future husband, family, and friends gathered around the main hall... or celebrating your 'just married' status with an intimate reception in the common areas of the inn. Whatever your dream, the Berry Manor Inn can provide a lovely, intimate setting in a grand home for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception, or other special function. Your innkeepers are seasoned event coordinators, and can help arrange for tables, catering, flowers, and other special needs should you wish.

    Our grounds can accommodate an outside gathering near the gardens. The first floor of the inn boasts a large formal parlor, drawing room, dining room, and grand hall for indoor functions. The ideal size for an event held at the Berry Manor Inn would range from 20 to 45 people, with overnight accommodations for up to 26 guests. Some of our past wedding couples have held their rehearsal dinners here, others have arranged for a bridesmaid's afternoon tea, an open house beer and wine dinner for out-of-town guests arriving for the wedding weekend, and an after wedding breakfast for the newly married couple, family, and friends. Please call or e-mail us to make the Berry Manor Inn home for your special day. Call 1-800-774-5692 now to book your date!

    Family & Friend Reunions

    Our inn with its many common rooms and small private spaces is an ideal setting for your next family reunion. The inn can accommodate up to 28 overnight guests and with the inn "yours" for the weekend you can have a Maine Lobster dinner catered on the lawn, have a game night in the library, show those old home movies or create a new family tradition. The location of the inn makes it ideal to meet the needs of a large group, walk to town to shop, visit the Farnsworth Museum or the Transportation museum, take an afternoon sail on a schooner or a trolley ride around town. Plan your event at the holidays and we will even provide the decorated tree! Call and let us start planning your next family tradition.

    Conferences

    The Berry Manor Inn is equipped to accommodate conferences and meeting space for 4 - 20 people. The ideal size for overnight conferences and meetings is up to a maximum of 10-12 people. This will allow for several break out areas, a main meeting room and private overnight accommodations for each participant. Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments (warm cookies!) can be provided by the inn and the area boasts several fabulous restaurants (many in walking distance) for your dinner fare. Rates will vary depending on number of overnight guests and attendees, meal requirements and time of year, call us to start planning for your next business meeting.

  • Things To Do

    Seasons On The Maine Coast

    The Rockland and Camden area of Midcoast Maine, with its unique and diverse geography, lighthouses and seascapes is rich in maritime history, natural beauty and culture. Each season is unique in the mid-coast area and offers a seasonal array of activities and events. In addition to the seasonal activities and fairs, the cultural opportunities abound year round with our renowned museums, chamber concerts, art galleries, and theatre. Don't worry if all of this activity gives you an appetite - the area is well known for its array of restaurants for every taste and budget from lobster shacks on the water to world class cuisine.

    Rockland has been named the 2007 and 2010 Top Adventure Town to Live and Play In by National Geographic magazine. It is no surprise considering this town is the self-proclaimed Lobster Capital of the world, home to the largest fleet of historic schooners, and a featured stop on the Maine Art Museums Trail, the Maine Birding Trail, Maine Golf Trail, Maine Touring Trail and an epicurean hub featuring regional, ethnic and organic delights!

    Spring

    The gardens at the Berry Manor Inn begin to awaken from their winter naps in the spring. The breezes warm, the birds sing and there is renewed energy in the air. Springtime offers the opportunity to unleash our creativity and to be inspired by the many local artisans. Enjoy learning about Maine's maple syrup industry at Maine Gold or enjoy a tour at one of our many artisans shops like homemade soap making at Trillium Soaps, or visit the timeless workroom and showroom of Windsor Chair makers where they still handcraft all of their furniture, learn how to make cheese at the State of Maine Cheese company or observe the hand weaving and dying for the exquisitely made Swan's Island Blankets.

    Also, throughout the spring season, most of the local horticultural and nature centers offer spring courses and events to help awaken our green thumbs. Thousands of lady slippers peek out at Coastal Maine's Botanical Gardens on this 248 acre waterfront oasis and birding activities abound on Maine's Birding Trail. At the Berry Manor Inn, we celebrate spring with our several specials including a Mother's Day Package and a Savor the Flavor of Rockland package.

    Summer

    Summertime in the Rockland and Camden area, is the time to get outdoors and enjoy water activities, hiking, garden tours, gallery walks and festivals! Our historic windjammer fleet, day sailers and adventure boats all offer breathtaking views of the spectacular coastline and the opportunity to observe sea birds, seals, puffins and other marine life in their natural habitat. For those that want to be up close with the marine life try sea kayaking, fly fishing or be a lobsterman for a day on Captain Jack's Lobster Adventures.

    Play golf while surrounded by ocean vistas, rent a bike, hike to a mountaintop for panoramic ocean views at Camden Hills State Park, stroll flower-bordered gardens or get up close and personal with one of our many area lighthouses. Wednesday nights throughout the summer season the Farnsworth Art Museum has extended hours and the Bay Chamber orchestra performs at the Rockland Strand Theatre.

    Autumn

    Autumn on the coast is enchanting, and warm days and crisp nights make the fall colors burst in vivid splendor! The town is filled with scarecrows for the Farnsworth's Scarecrow Festival; the local farms are celebrating open farm days with alpacas, apple picking and cider pressing; and the vineyards are busy picking and crushing the season's grapes. One can enjoy the beautiful fall colors while hiking, biking, sea kayaking, sailing or while on a scenic drive. Travelers 55 years young and up are treated to a special September package. Take advantage of our "A September to Remember Package" available during the entire month of September. This three night package includes lighthouse tours, museum passes, boat trips and an exclusive tour and presentation about Rockland's role in maritime history at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum.

    For those with a sense of humor and in search of a spirited Halloween getaway we offer a "Sleep with a Ghost on the Coast" package and many local civic groups offer Spooktacular events! In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Inn hosts a Victorian Tea and Breast Health fair in conjunction with the local hospital. The event is free and offers experts in nutrition, breast self-care, bra fitting, massages and a traditional Victorian tea.

    Winter

    Winter is a special time on the coast of Maine. The crowds are gone, the pace slows and romance is always in season. The inn is decked out in holiday splendor beginning with the Festival of Lights Celebration. There is caroling, extended shopping hours, horse carriage rides, the world's largest Lobster Trap Tree and a Parade of Lights down Main Street! The area boosts snowshoeing or cross country skiing by the water's edge or along groomed woodland trails; downhill skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl - the only ski resort in the USA where you can ski and see the Atlantic Ocean; or climb onto a toboggan and speed down the local 400-foot toboggan chute. For the less adventurous, the Strand Theatre offers live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera House for the winter/spring season. One can always indulge in a snuggle and a glass of wine with that special someone in front of the fire; enjoy eating homemade pie side by side in one of the inn's whirlpool tubs or arrange for an aromatic deep tissue massage as a fabulous way to spend a winter day!

    January is also "Pies on Parade" where we join with the other Historic Inns of Rockland to celebrate National Pie Day and offer hundreds of slices of homemade sweet and savory pies as a fundraiser for our local food pantry. In February the inn offers many special packages to help celebrate romance, love like Ground Hog's Day and Valentine's Day.

  • How To Find Us

    The Berry Manor Inn is just blocks from downtown Rockland, the geographic center of mid-coast Maine, in a quiet residential neighborhood. We're ideally situated to be your home away from home and are easily accessible by public or private transportation. Regular bus service from Boston will bring you to the bus terminal at the bottom of Talbot Avenue in the State Ferry Office. The inn is walking distance to Rockland's Historic downtown and just 6 miles south of Camden.

    Daily airline flights connect from most major cities to nearby airports, including Knox County Airport in Owl's Head; Portland International Jetport in Portland; Bangor's International Airport; Manchester, New Hampshire's airport, and Boston's Logan International Airport. Approximate mileage and driving times are provided for those planning to arrive by car. No matter what your chosen means of transportation, we will be waiting to welcome you to Maine's beautiful mid-coast area

    GPS COORDINATES

    Lat: 44.108277
    Lon:-69.115305

    Directions to the Berry Manor Inn from the South

    1. Follow Rte. 95 North into Maine to Exit 44 (Rte. 295 North) near Portland
    2. Continue on Rte. 295 North for about 30 miles to Exit 28 - Brunswick/Bath - Coastal Rte. 1 North
    3. Rte. 1 runs parallel to Rte. 95 the entire coast of Maine so don't get confused or impatient and take an earlier exit. Follow Rte. 1 North for about 60 miles into Rockland
    4. Once you are in Rockland take a left at the first traffic light onto Broadway (Alternate Rte. 1)
    5. The First National Bank of Damariscotta and the brick Fire Station will be on the right and Park Street Laundromat and Stella Maris Apartments will be on the left
    6. Follow Broadway about 3 blocks to another traffic light at the intersection with Limerock. Go straight through the light and start counting streets
    7. Talbot Avenue will be the fourth road on the right after this light (immediately after Summer Street).
    8. Take a right onto Talbot Avenue and the Berry Manor Inn will be the 2nd house on the left #81 (burgundy and gold)

    Directions to the Berry Manor Inn from the North

    1. Follow Rte. 1 South into downtown Rockland area where Rte. 1 will split into two parallel one-way streets (Main Street and Union Street) one block apart
    2. At the split, follow the signage for Rte. 1 South and bear right than left around the Rockland Savings Bank
    3. You will want to get into the right hand lane after the split and take the third road on the right - Talbot Avenue
    4. From this direction the street sign is difficult to see so look for a large blue sign for the State Ferry Terminal to Vinalhaven on the left side of the road marking Talbot Avenue
    5. Take a RIGHT onto Talbot at this sign and the inn will be approximately 1.5 blocks on the right away from the water

    Directions to the Berry Manor Inn from the West

    1. Take Rte. 17 East from Augusta and follow it approximately 60 miles into Rockland
    2. You will go straight through the light at the intersection of Rt. 90, straight through the following light at the intersection with Old County Road to the flashing light at the intersection with Birch Street near Kalloch/Webber Fuel and EBS Hardware
    3. Take a right at this light
    4. This road will turn into Broadway
    5. Continue to follow Broadway (also Alt. Rte. 1A) through the next two lights (intersections of Cedar and Rankin Streets)
    6. After light at Rankin Street, start counting streets and Talbot Avenue will be the fourth road on your left after the light (immediately after Granite Street)
    7. Take a left onto Talbot Avenue and the inn will be the second house on the left, #81
    8. It is burgundy and gold.
 
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