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Our address

85 Main Street, PO Box 475, Bethel, ME 04217
44.4070638, -70.7888595
1-207-824-3400 Toll Free: 1-877-224-3400

Your soft landing awaits with a restorative stay at the Holidae House Bed & Breakfast located in the center of quaint downtown Bethel, Maine.

Built in 1906 and steeped in Victorian period elegance, this delightful B&B will sweep you off your feet by virtue of her sheer charm, eloquent character and infinite hospitality by Keepers John & Jeanette Poole. Experience their warmth the moment you arrive, as John will likely greet you at the door, while wafts of homemade sweets from the kitchen beckon you to sample Jeanette’s baked delights in the dining area.

Escape from the interruptions of everyday life and enjoy the changing seasons in beautiful western Maine. Forget rush hour, alarm clocks, distractions, and just enjoy a peaceful stay … a place to relax in the comfort of “almost” your own home.

Visit the Holidae House B&B and the Poole’s at 85 Main Street, Bethel … and be glad you did.

Guest Rooms

Fluffy and oh-so-comfortable, the white towels, comforters, sheets and draperies are of posh hotel quality and the embodiment of luxury in contemporary bath, body and bedding amenities. Sublime sleep is achieved complements of comfortable temperature controlled rooms for healthy, happy slumbers. For the ultimate in at-home coziness, the Holidae House B&B is sure to bring you many sweet dreams, timeless memories and a yearning desire to return for more. Comfy mattresses, elegant bed-dressings, beautiful silver tea trays, oriental rugs and carpets invite guests to relax in the well-appointed rooms. Each room has its own private bath, some with showers only and others with full bath tub and shower. Beveled mirrors, bead-board trim work, fringed lamps, gorgeous chandeliers, painted ceiling murals and other faux painted accents, keep the comfort classy.

As one contemplates THE perfect room, be captivated by these special nuances…


Our Story:

An odyssey of adventure and romance was set into motion in the summer of 2014 when Tennesseans John and Jeanette Poole serendipitously pondered a passion that neither had previously thought about prior to a life altering venture to Acadia National Park.

Once in Bar Harbor they happened upon a beautiful, spacious house that just so happened to be for sale! They both exclaimed what a great B&B this huge house would make. Well, this instantaneous thought conjured a deep impetuous yearn that maybe, just maybe, becoming B&B innkeepers themselves could be a dream possible.

Needless to say, the entire return trip to TN proved more thrilling by the mile as they pondered the notion of selling all in TN and moving lock, stock and barrel to ME to put this huge romantic endeavor into serious action. They agreed their ideal B&B had to be in New England, in a quaint town or village, be outdoorsy themed, and have snow as part of the seasonal affect. John & Jeanette settled that Maine would be the venue of choice.

On a crispy cold New Year’s Day 2015 they arrived in Bethel and set their eyes on the ‘For Sale’ Austin’s Holidae House B&B. Well, it was love at first sight! The village, snow, and ambience were all here. And although realizing the house did need a few cosmetic fixes, it was darn near PERFECT!

The rest is history … the closing on the Holidae House happened on May 21st, 2015 and this 7 guest room B&B opened for business on June 1st. On June 2nd, the first guests arrived.

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