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Reviews and Awards


Fodor's Choice 2010 Travel Reviews

"Breakfast is an extravagant multicourse affair" ~Fodor's Choice


Best Eco-Inn in New England! "Explore a 200-acre preserve armed with a guide to the flora and fauna of varied habitats, including sand beach, saltwater marsh, and meadows." ~ Yankee Magazine

Gulf of Maine Visionary Award Logo

"The creation of the Oceanside Meadows Inn and Preserve is an inspiration. It serves as a model nature-based business venture, providing an immeasurable benefit to the local and regional community."

Welcome

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We welcome you to discover the serenity of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula and the hospitality of our bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of beautiful Downeast Maine.  The buildings of Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Inn stand on 200 acres at the head of Sand Cove five minutes from the spectacular Acadia National Park at Schoodic a perfect place for your Maine vacation and a special romantic getaway.  The peninsula offers views of four of Maine’s beautiful lighthouses and the most wonderful scenery Downeast Maine has to offer.

Please enjoy our short 3 minute video below, introducing you to our historic inn and preserve.

At Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Bed and Breakfast Inn your hosts, Sonja Sundaram and Ben Walter, have two very specific goals: to ensure that you have an extraordinary experience staying at their historic Maine inn and to introduce you to their ever-growing 200 acre nature preserve.  Husband and wife team of Sonja, whose background lies in geography and teaching, and Ben, whose specialties are marine biology and ecotoxicology, are committed to the preservation of this extraordinary place.  Oceanside Meadows marries all that you would expect from an historic inn that has been open since 1860 with an unparalleled opportunity to explore and to understand Maine’s environment and natural splendor.

We welcome you to explore our inn and the wonders of our peninsula and surrounding area.

 

The Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences has its home base in the historic timber framed barn circa 1820 located between our two inn buildings. The barn, restored in 1998, now serves as a wonderful space for lectures, seminars and concerts held throughout the summer season. In 1998 some of the summer’s highlights included a week seminar lecture series with Dr. Alan Hale (co-discoverer of comet Hale-Bopp) and astronomer Gary Becker, a lecture from Dr. David Wingate, an ornithologist of world renown, and magnificent evenings of music with Opera Maine.

We invite you to join us here for a relaxing respite on the ocean a perfect Maine vacation. Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the surf on our private sandy beach. Individually appointed bedrooms are lavishly furnished with your comfort in mind. Our rooms feature ocean and meadow views, private baths, flowers from the garden, and the refreshing sea breeze. Enjoy hearty gourmet breakfasts in our gracious dining room as you watch the lobster boats ply the Atlantic just yards away. Feast on wild blueberry pancakes, specialty omelets, homemade breads and other delights all part of your romantic getaways from it all. We cater to vegetarian and other dietary needs.

Our unique sandy beach is a great place to have a picnic, lie in the sun or take a dip in the brisk Atlantic. Explore the rugged coastline, tidal pools, and Maine lighthouses; spot an eagle or osprey overhead; try sea kayaking, yachting or fresh water canoeing. Try the trails of Acadia National Park or our own just behind the Inn. Join us for croquet on the lawn; relax in the flower gardens or curl up by the fire in our historic Maine bed and breakfast inn with a good book or parlor game.

Acadia’s Oceanside Meadows Bed and Breakfast Inn is the perfect setting for your vacation, wedding reception, honeymoon, reunion, executive meeting or small conference. Please don’t hesitate to inquire about our romantic getaways, vacation packages and your special needs. Whether you are traveling alone or with your entire family, Oceanside Meadows will provide you with a most memorable seaside experience. Your hosts, Sonja Sundaram and Ben Walter, look forward to welcoming you.

 

 

Please call us if you would like any further information at (207) 963-5557