I’m beginning to really love bed and breakfasts. Our recent stay at Timbercliffe Cottage Bed & Breakfast up in Maine was more than I could have hoped for and I now have a new standard to compare all future accommodations to.
I knew as soon as we pulled into the driveway that this was going to be a memorable stay. Just the name Timbercliffe Cottage evokes a romantic fairy-tale mood, doesn’t it?
Everything about Timbercliffe was exquisite: the attention to detail, the charming touches in each room and gathering space, the furnishings, and the view of Camden Harbor from the gorgeous wraparound porch.
The library to the right of the foyer has a fireplace, armchairs, a loveseat, games, and of course, plenty of books. I loved it, and would have spent more time there had schedules permitted.
Not even the staircase is overlooked: the paintings on each step are the work of a local artist, and reflect the aesthetic of innkeeper Karen’s style, which she refers to as a love for a simpler time.
The sitting room boasts another fireplace. I half expected to see someone in colonial dress stroll through; I wouldn’t have batted an eye.
One of my favorite features at Timbercliffe was the kitchenette off the dining room, called The Keeping Room. Here, we found cupboards stocked with wine glasses, coffee mugs, and dishes, as well as a beautiful counter offering fresh fruit, homemade cookies, and nuts. A mini fridge with water, an instant espresso machine, and assorted teas are also available in this cute corner room (always open to guests!). Those almonds came in handy in between my morning run and breakfast!
Is it odd that I fell in love with this sink?
Timbercliffe Cottage dates back to 1795, and expanded until around 1860. The innkeepers did an extensive and impressive six-month-long renovation when they bought the B&B in 2005, working with a designer specializing in authentic colonial design.
The dining table was gorgeous and set for eight (two other couples joined us for breakfast). And of course, breakfast was divine.