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About The Innkeepers

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 held by both but not previously discussed 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!  Prompted by a comment from their son, they both exclaimed what a great B&B this huge house would make.  Well, this simultaneous thought conjured a deep impetuous yearn that maybe, just maybe, their dream of becoming B&B innkeepers could come true. 

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A Life-Changing Decision

Needless to say, the entire return trip to Tennessee proved more thrilling by the mile as they pondered the notion of selling all and moving lock, stock and barrel to New England 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 found what could be their ideal B&B in Maine.

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On a crisp 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 re-opened for business on June 1st.  On June 2nd, the first guests arrived from California and England – a foreshadowing of things to come as the Pooles have enjoyed guests from 36 states and 22 countries in their first 7 months as Innkeepers.