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Five Favorite New England Inns

On this particular Friday evening, the dining room is filled with area residents as well as inn guests. Couples sip drinks on the veranda, with its view of Moosehead Lake and the sun setting over Moose Mountain.

Chef Scott Johnson has outdone himself again, from the lobster and corn beignets through five courses to the goat-cheese cake and rhubarb-
berry coulis. In the kitchen, Jack’s washing dishes and Lily’s prepping. Ruth is greeting and seating, while Dan’s mixing and pouring drinks.

After dinner a log flickers in the fireplace of guestroom #3, and the lake shimmers in the moonlight. Blair Hill is yet another of those places that stay with you — not just because of luxuries large and small, or the food, or the view. There’s a sense of place here, and a depth of hospitality into which all guests may tap.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Friday, June 6th, 2008

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One Response to Five Favorite New England Inns

  1. Mark of Millinocket July 13, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    I’m delighted no one mentioned Millinocket’s Matt Polstein?s Hammond Ridge Resort & his eagle egg omelets. Years ago it was a sin to even think to harm an eagle, but I guess its how much one contributes to a green group that makes a difference. I’m not sure why LURC and the FCC are willing to overlook the displacement of a number of eagle nests so Matt Polstein can plant a 156 foot radio station beacon on top of such a pristine accolade of nature. It seems odd that The Nature Conservancy or that oooh soo Matronly figured icon of Muther Nature Roxanne Quimby is not willing to lift a finger to stop old Matt. Well I guess in the end only the Mountain View and the well documented Eagle Nests will be sacrificed. Have we devalued our National Symbol soo much that we are now willing to let a developer to put it back on the endangered species list??

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