“May all who enter as Guests, leaves as Friends.”– Anonymous
Normally when I go on Locum Tenens assignments, there’s usually some sort of large brand hotel chain nearby (eg: Hilton or Marriott), even if one of their lower tier hotels. However, that’s not always the case! I remember when I first started looking into Locum jobs months ago and I was presented with an opportunity in South Dakota where the lodging was in the local Casino; well, that or on the Native American Reservation you’d be working on. I’ve heard stories of shared apartments, AirBnBs and even, in remote areas such as the Canada-USA or Mexico-USA borders, small sheds of motels.
So when I got assigned to a job in Bridgton, Maine, one of the first things I did was look into the area and realized, that everything, including the local inns, was closed for the winter season I was going in… And then we found Noble House Inn.
Built over 100 years ago, this lovely bed and breakfast has been under the hospitable care of the attentive innkeeper, Cindi Hooper, a former Houstonian trial lawyer, for the better part of the last decade. Overlooking the scenic Highland Lake in Bridgton, ME, a home to multiple summer camps, Noble House Inn has a variety of rooms, each different from the next, filled with antiques and gorgeous views of the surrounding land. It’s great for a solo traveler as myself, a family and especially for a romantic getaway. Clean, comfortable and inviting, you’ll get great rest and feel rejuvenated for your next day. It is less than 1/2 a mile from Downtown Bridgton and, because it mattered to me, only 1 mile from Bridgton Hospital. Quiet and surrounded by residential homes, it provides a very relaxing environment after a long day spent outside, whether it be snowshoeing or cross country skiing during the winter, or hiking and going to the lake during the summer.
Now, if you know anything about me, I travel for and live for FOOD! The best part for me, besides the authenticity of an old house was the fantastic breakfast every morning and cookies in the afternoon. I never knew that the ‘Breakfast’ in ‘Bed and Breakfast’ could be so good! This isn’t your normal ‘Continental’ breakfast. Get ready for unique savory and sweet dishes that change daily and leave you feeling full, satisfied, and even healthy. From Quiche Lorraine and Sautéed Carrots, to Candied Bacon and Asparagus, to Veggie Omelettes and Yogurt with Fresh Fruit, you’ll be waking up early to make sure you don’t miss out. Enjoy these down in the beautiful dining room with a cup of coffee or take it to go. Don’t forget, if you’re on a romantic getaway, there’s even a list of some ‘in-room services’ including mimosas and a welcome tray. But, still, one of the best parts is yet to come with the afternoon cookies. I would make sure to come home in time to get them in the afternoons for that little pick-me up you need after a long day on the slopes, hiking or working nearby. I definitely gained like 5 lb just off the food.
By all standards this is the single BEST place to stay in Bridgton, Maine and by far the single BEST Bed and Breakfast i have been to in the country.
Last but not least, a Bed and Breakfast is only as good as its Innkeeper and Cindi is the reason that Noble House Inn continues to flourish even amidst a pandemic and is responsible for all of the above. She’s super friendly and the best host and will give you all of the tips on how to enjoy your time in Bridgton.
Whether you’re coming for 1 night or 1 week, Noble House Inn is the place to stay in Bridgton, ME. When you’re at Noble House Inn, you definitely feel like you’re at home. Can’t wait to come back one of these days; well, hopefully during the summer!
Come to Noble House Inn!