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Inn at Bath, Bath 

969 Washington Street
Bath , Maine
Tel: 800 423 0964
Tel: 207 443 4294
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Maybe it's because innkeeper Elizabeth Knowlton used to run a fly-fishing lodge in Montana, but the Inn at Bath, along Maine's Midcoast area, is one of the least stuffy B&Bs in New England. The 1810 Greek Revival home—a 20-minute drive from six-mile-long Popham Beach and just north of Freeport—has eight rooms, each with a private bathroom and crisp white bedspread. For burrowing under the covers during a nor'easter, the Fo'c'sle and Captain's Cabin, with wood-burning fireplaces, are especially cozy, while the upstairs Lavender and Green rooms are more typical inn accommodations. Plenty of couples are romanced by the fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, but the Inn at Bath also sees a number of kids and business travelers. Everyone takes to the morning smells of pumpkin bread French toast with caramelized pears and pecans (with organic ingredients rather than an orgy of whipped cream). Pets may stay for $15 extra, provided they'll tolerate the companionship of Atticus, Knowlton's Spanish water dog.

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