We are always surprised and honored when prestigious magazines such as Victoria Magazine, Men's Journal, Ladies Home Journal, Travel + Leisure magazine, Outside Magazine, etc. contact us to say that they are writing a feature article about Blair Hill Inn. Such significant endorsements seem to keep finding us - and we are continually amazed and thankful. This time the honor comes from Private Clubs magazine. They contacted us several months ago to prepare a full, color spread including photos about Blair Hill to appear int their summer, June/July 2012 issue. Once we have the magazine article in hand we will post a link as well as what was written about the special nature of a stay at Blair Hill Inn.
Last fall we were thrilled to be critiqued by Nancy Heiser, Food Editor with the Portland Press Herald. She gave Blair Hill Inn 4 & 1/2 stars out of 5, which apparently is extremely rare. Now again, in this Sunday's issue Blair Hill Inn is named again for our dining experience. To be regarded by the top ciritc of our state as one of the few most desirable dining locations outside of Portland is truly an honor.
"One of the greatest pleasures of this job is visiting a restaurant I don't know and discovering dining excellence in reaches of Maine far outside Portland. It's like opening a gift, one that's a wonderful surprise. I've had that satisfaction just a few times. Blair Hill Inn in Greenville, is one of them."
It is an honor to be rated 4 diamonds by AAA but to be featured in their May/June magazine issue is even more so!
"The restaurant at Blair Hill Inn in Greenville is top shelf. Enjoy views of Moosehead Lake (a sunset drink is a must)."
Blair Hill Inn is recognized as a recommended place to stay and dine in Moosehead Lake in the current, June 2011 issue of Men's Journal!
Finally, after 14 years as innkeepers, we applied for an AAA inspection rating. Our hesitation for doing so had centered around the AAA requirement of dead bolt locks on guest room doors. However, we kept hearing from our guests and diners that they use this rating as one tool to help weed through the many lodging choices available to them. We also found locks that met the AAA requirement but appear as a tasteful accent on our beautiful guest room doors and don't liken us to a motel or Fort Knox.
We applied, the innspector made a visit and on his departure he announced that he would be submitting Blair Hill inn with a resounding recommendation for a four diamond rating. This rating is now official for the year 2011. We hope it helps as our future guests make their travel decisions.
Recently, we learned that Blair Hill Inn is to be featured in an editorial in New England Travel & Life Magazine.
In a feature story entitled "Tales of a Grand Hotel" Blair Hill Inn is presented with color photos as one of Maine's premiere hotels!
"Overnight at the luxurious Blair Hill Inn; in the morning, drive beneath spectacular tree canopies on unpaved logging roads." Travel + Leisure, September 2010
Select Registry is pleased to present five spectacular and unique wedding venues from among their over 400 members. A press release highlighting these five special inss went out across the country yesterday and should begin to appear in national and regional magazines over the next several months. Blair Hill Inn is honored to be one of the 5 wedding destinations selected for this recognition.
"While every morsel they serve is delicious, right down to the homemade sorbet at meal's end, the true dessert is the view. Overlooking Moosehead Lake, the inn has views stretching from Mt. Washington to Canada, and the sunsets have been known to inspire standing ovations." Bangor Metro Business & Lifestyle magazine, August 2009.
We have been recognized in many different travel publications as one of Maine's best lodging establishments. However, in a special 2009 publication of 'Maine Biz', the business magazine of Maine, identified 13, of over 500 businesses, as the most successful businesses in Maine across all industries. Along with companies such as FairPoint Communications, Cross Insurance and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Blair Hill Inn was selected for our story of entrepreneurship, ingenuity and business success.
In what is called "Your Everything Guide to Perfect Getaways", the editor's of Boston Magazine's annual 'Travel New England' issue, not only lists Blair Hill Inn but honors the inn with their coveted *STAR* appointment to highlight them as among the best of the best!
"The views over Moosehead Lake are spectacular from Blair Hill Inn, Dan and Ruth McLaughlin's oasis of elegance in the rugged wilds of Northern Maine. Gourmet breakfasts, five course dinners on summer weekends, and sunset cocktails on the porch provide respite from the area activities."
When National Geopgraphic Magazine asked BedandBreakfast.com editors to give them a list of their top 12 most romantic inns of North America, Blair Hill Inn was ever so grateful to be one of those inns selected by BedandBreakfast.com as the most romantic in the country!
Blair Hill Inn is named as one of Maine's top luxury, designer, boutique hotels. "Arguably the finest inn in all of inland Maine (and possibly the entire state), the Blair Hill Inn is pure North Woods fantasy."
Blair Hill Inn is selected as one of 4 perfect Maine locations for a "Fabulous Fall Weekend".
"The Blair Hill Inn offers romance and comfort enough that guests by have trouble getting out the door. Sitting high on its eponymous hill, the inn features a westerly panorama of Moosehead Lake."
In a feature article about Moosehead Lake as the idyllic summer retreat, Blair Hill Inn is cited as the luxury respite of choice!
Blair Hill Inn receives one of its most meaningful honors in a feature article written by famous travel author Christina Tree. When posed the question by Yankee editors "If you were only able to stay at 5 inns in all of New England, which would they be?", Blair Hill Inn, Chris states, came immediately to the top of the list!
In a feature article about Blair Hill Inn, the inn's dining room is lauded as a premiere dining destination of inland Maine.
Blair Hill Inn is honored in the 'Best of New England" feature.
"Blair Hill Inn's got the right attitude. Spaces are classically beautiful, traditional, romantic and restful, the special touches are thoughtful and dinner brings its own unexpected moment of gourmet awe."
Blair Hill Inn attains the prestigious award of 'Top Ten Most Romantic Inns of North America'.
This national magazine featured Blair Hill Inn as one of '10 Perfect Escapes'.
Bill Green, a Maine icon who hosts a weekly televison show entitled 'Bill Green's Maine', featured Blair Hill Inn's lodging and dining showcasing the inn as one of Maine's finest romantic getaways.
Complete with full color photographs, this feature article presented Blair Hill Inn as one of the most scenic wedding destinations of Maine.
In each of these years Blair Hill Inn received Yankee Magazine's prestigious Editor's Choice Award.
recommends Blair Hill Inn for lodging and dining. “Dinner at Blair Hill Inn, it’ the perfect place to linger … Spectacular sunsets paint pale colors across an endless sky.”
Lexus Magazine (2005), Ladies Home Journal (2005), Portland Magazine (2005), The Boston Globe (2002), Travel & Leisure (2001), Outside Traveler (2005), New England Travel & Life names Blair Hill Inn as one of New England's ''Top 15' inns, State of Maine awards Blair Hill Inn one of its five select Editor's Picks for the best Maine has to offer, Conde Nast Magazine, so forth and so on.
"The Best Restaurants in Maine"
As if our feature article in the April, 2003 issue were not enough, the July issue presented a special section entitled "The Best" of Maine. Within it, was a review of the 'Best Restaurants' and listed among the top 10 was Blair Hill Inn! To be placed in the company of White Barn Inn, Arrows and Primos was a real honor for which we are so grateful!