Bear Mountain Inn

RR 35
Waterford, 04088
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My girlfriend and I booked the Sugar Bear Cottage at Bear Mountain Inn in the fall of 2010 to celebrate our one-year anniversary. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place. The cottage has its own wood-burning fireplace, and the inn-keepers provided an ample supply of tinder, kindling, and firewood, enough to keep the fire stoked for our full stay. This was one of the highlights for me. It allowed this city-slicker a rare opportunity to show off his long-latent Boy Scout skills. It also provided ambiance and warmth throughout or mostly soggy stay. Be prepared, however, for all your belongings to be bathed in that distinctive musk of burnt wood. It's a relatively small space, and even with the flue properly opened, it's impossible to avoid errant smoke finding its way to your suitcase. The cottage's covered porch overlooks the lake and the enormous lawn. Even on a rainy day, it provided great views. It was also a great spot to stand while playing a game of fetch with the insatiable (and notably bear-like) black lab, Izzy. When she finally got tuckered out, the Adirondack chairs were great for reading one of the many books that are scattered throughout the buildings. The Inn also possesses a great collection of DVDs, which you can watch in your room. With lodging, I find it's the little touches that make a big difference, and the inn-keepers at the Bear Mountain Inn have an eye for detail. For example, providing complimentary tubes of toothpaste was a tiny touch that saved us from having to go out in the pouring rain. There was another excellent example of the inn-keepers' attention detail during the breakfast. First it should be noted that the breakfast on each of our two mornings at the inn was delicious. The inn-keepers only used fresh ingredients, and they were very well prepared. I was also glad that that the breakfast was almost completely different on each of our two mornings. But what impressed me most was, after we indicated on the first morning that my girlfriend did not eat turkey bacon, on the following morning the sausage links were absent from her plate, without any further mention of this by us. There are many places that can put together a delicious meal, but this level of attention is difficult to find and much appreciated. I also found the inn-keeper Jim had the perfect disposition for running a bed and breakfast. He was a steady source of suggestions for things to do without being insistent. During breakfast, he facilitated conversation among the several couples, without making things uncomfortable. Also, it was very clear that he would bend over backwards to accommodate any request that anyone had. The only slight reservation that I have to offer is that I found it to be slightly pricey given its middle-of-nowhere location. I thought we got what we paid for, but I wouldn't call it a deal. All in all, we couldn't have asked for more. There is a very good chance this will become an annual tradition.
If I could give this place a negative review I would. The people that work there are horrible and have the worst customer service. Make sure you review what you get charged because they will add extra stuff on. They were kicking us out before our check out time and were so rude. Don't ever go here or host an event. They're nice at first and horrible horrible people after.
Spent two days here recently... we did like certain things and other things I think could use some improvement. Loved: - the accessibility to the lake - kayaks and canoes at your disposal - very peaceful. Spent a great nap in a hammock one afternoon - nice little hikes nearby - super lowkey... short driving distance to restaurants and other little quiet towns. - the jacuzzi in the Fuzzy Bear Room is super! - the mini fridge/bar area in the Fuzzy Bear Room is very nice. - the marshmellow/fire pit area was really nice and beautiful. Things I did not like: - the decor is definitely tacky and cluttered... could use some de-cluttering for sure!! I would do some major overhaul there and make it more streamlined. - the breakfast was only just OK. I think they tried hard, but it just didn't cut it for me. (Sorry!) - the tv in the room was super small (not that I went there for tv). Overall, the price was not cheap -- $285/night for the Fuzzy Bear Suite. However, we were really happy with our stay overall.... it was very peaceful there and lowkey and I loved Bear Pond and the kayaks and the hammocks. Nice view.

(207) 583-4404

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Melby’s Market & Eatery

927 Valley Rd
Waterford, 04088
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not very good was much better as tuts (old owners)
Words cannot describe how much I love this place. I have visit Maine and this area for the last 10 summers as I have worked here and came back to visit camp friends for some of the summers too. Stepping into this place gives me a flashback of, what good old America used to look like, which is an experience in itself for a Danish girl like me. The cute little area, where you can buy stuff from the Maine/New England area, is so well combined with the area where you eat. I love that it is kept in the old diner style, where you can either sit at the counter or at tables if you are a large group. I would not be able to count on two hands how many time I have been here to eat - this place is wicked awesome and the staff is great, lovely service. The food is very good too, real America breakfast and coffee. I especially love the blueberry pancakes and the omelets are fantastic. I would not change a thing about this place - I love that it is a little "old" and rusty. I only have great memories from this place. Last visit was last week and I will be back for sure
Melby's is legendary! Belly up to counter and chat with the wonderful staff, or grab a table with your friends and family to enjoy a big ole breakfast or hearty lunch/dinner and you won't be sorry. Be sure to have some buffalo - either breakfast sausage or a burger, the pizzas are also delicious. Mosey on into the store and you can find just about anything you could possibly need - souvenirs, camping supplies, groceries, rental movies, liquor, lotto, freshly baked pies and so much more! Spend a hour here and you'll quickly realize this Melby's is the heart and soul of the community - everyone knows everyone and they are warm and welcoming. Its the place to come catch up, have a nice meal, grab the paper, hear the day's news and grab any supplies you might need.

(207) 583-4447

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Papoose Pond Camping Resort

700 Norway Rd
Waterford, 04088
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(207) 583-4470

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Waterford Inn

258 Chadbourne Rd
Waterford, 04088
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(207) 542-3630

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Lake House

686 Waterford Rd
Waterford, 04088
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(207) 583-4182

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