Frequently Asked Questions
What are your rates and what's included?
Rates vary from $100 - $150 depending on the time of year for double occupancy. There is an additional $15 charge per person per night for each additional guest. Please call for rates.
B&B rates include a full breakfast.
How do I make a reservation/pay for my reservation?
You can click any "reservation" button on the site to reserve your room and pay the deposit.
Payment is processed through PayPal. An account is not needed. Otherwise a check or cash / cash equivalent is required. Payment balance is requested at check-in.
What is the reservation/cancellation policy?
Deposit: The full cost of one night stay or half the total cost for longer accommodations, whichever is greater, is required at the time of reservation.
Changes and cancellations: Once confirmed, you are responsible for the cost of all nights reserved. In the event of an early departure or cancellation, Three Pines will credit your account if accommodations are rebooked.
When can I check-in/check-out?
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please call to make arrangements if you need to arrive earlier or later.
Check-out time: by 11:00 a.m.
Can I bring my kids? Can I bring my pets?
Children and Pets will be considered on an individual basis. Please call to discuss.
Directions will be provided at the time of reservation. The B&B's general location can be found here. A more detailed map can be found here. Look for the red cross near the center of the map. That is roughly the location.
Driving distances to some locations are as follows: Acadia National Park - 30 miles, Bar Harbor - 30 miles, Schoodic Peninsula - 20 miles, Ellsworth - 11 miles.
How do you power an off-grid B&B?
The B&B uses solar photovoltaics to produce electricity. Fourteen 120-watt (24 volt - 1.68KW) panels are located on the south-facing roof of the main house. With a fully charged battery bank, the bed and breakfast can go 3-4 days without the sun. To conserve electricity, electrical devices which have phantom loads are connected to wall switches or outlet strips which are turned off when not in use.
With the house facing south, and a large percentage of the south facing walls covered with windows (33%) (triple pane, double low-E), solar heat gain contributes a large amount of warmth throughout the heating season.
A two panel, closed loop, anti-freeze charged, solar hot water system with an on-demand propane heater for back-up ensures that showers are always hot.
Propane appliances are used wherever possible. Among the propane appliances are direct vent room heaters, water heater, stove, dryer, freezer, and backup generator. Otherwise, the most energy efficient appliances are used.
How do you get phone, internet and cable?
Phone, Internet, and television services for the main house use satellite technology. A standard cell phone provides phone service. A roof mounted satellite dish provides two-way Internet service with free Wi-Fi for guests. There is not TV service in the guest rooms.
How do you heat the house during frigid New England winters?
A masonry heater, weighing 6 tons, is the primary active heat source in the main house during cold weather. It uses centuries old principles of wood burning to create a very efficient (above 90%), clean burning wood stove. Direct vent propane room heaters provide heat for each guest room and backup heat, if needed, in the main house.