Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn Reviews

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28 Reviews for Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Katie

    Katie Laflamme · Married on 06/10/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    The most AMAZING place!

    I don't have all of the words to truly describe how magical it was to be married at Bear Mountain Inn. Brian and Julie are some of the warmest, friendliest, inviting people I have ever met and it has been such a pleasure working with them. They made all of our family and friends that stayed there feel like they were at home. 2 months later and the thing that people are still talking about is how much they loved Brian and Julie and they can't wait to go back and visit them (and their pups). They have put so much work into this venue, pictures don't even begin to do it justice. I kind of want to move in (it is that great). Not only is it one of the most stunning Inn's I have ever seen, this place is cozy, relaxing and everything you would want a wedding venue/getaway spot to be. I can't say enough good things about this place. Do yourself a favor and book a tour and then immediately book this place as your wedding venue. We just adore you, Brian and Julie! We can't wait to come back and stay! Thank you for making our wedding weekend perfect!

    Sent on 12/23/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Katie, thank you so much for the kinds words. We absolutely LOVED having you, Colby and your friends and family here for your wedding weekend. We were honored to be a part of such a special and important event in your lives. You and Colby are one of the sweetest couples we have ever met, and we can't wait to have you back for another stay with us!
  • Joshua

    Joshua Hurd · Married on 04/11/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    perfect Nov. wedding

    This is a absolutely wonderful venue owned and operated by a absolutely wonderful team. Brian and Julie (the owners) were friendly, on hands, and beyond helpful in the planning of our wedding. Cassie (wedding coordinator) patiently answered all our crazy questions, walked us through planning our big day and made the big day completely relaxing for us and the family we had staying at the Inn. Accommodations are beautiful, the staff is friendly and fun. Our number one goal for our wedding was to create an atmosphere that felt like an extension of our home to our family and friends. From the moment we toured the property with Brian, Julie and Cassie right up to over a month after the wedding - it was been nothing but just that! We honestly can't wait to go back again and again.

    Sent on 12/16/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Josh! We were honored and thrilled to have hosted your special weekend with your family and friends! It was so much fun for us, and it is so fulfilling seeing everyone having a great time. We can’t wait to have you and Nick back for a getaway!
  • Ashley

    Ashley Barnes · Married on 10/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best decision we ever made

    Bear Mountain Inn was the absolutely best decision we made when it came to our wedding day. The entire venue is BEAUTIFUL. The outdoor space is the perfect backdrop for the wedding pictures (that speaks for itself) - a total fairytale setting. The barn is equally as beautiful. My friends and family could not stop talking about all the elegant details.

    The venue is beautiful, but that is not even the best part. When you book Bear Mountain Inn as a wedding venue, you are booking not just a wedding venue but a once in a lifetime experience. You get to spend a weekend (not just your wedding day) with your friends and family in the most beautiful and relaxing location you can imagine. How often do you get to spend a weekend with all your family and best friends in the same place? Julie and Brian (owners of the Inn) and the entire crew at Bear Mountain Inn truly make you feel like you are staying in a home away from home. I am still dreaming about the delicious homemade breakfast we enjoyed every morning. Julie, Brian, and Bear Mountain Inn Crew (a special shout out to Jamie and Cassie) were so kind and attentive to every detail. My friends and family are still talking about how much they loved spending time with this group. We didn't worry about anything for the entire weekend and we owe that the the people that come with the wedding package. Seriously, don't think twice about it and book Bear Mountain Inn. You WILL NOT regret it.

    Sent on 05/28/2020

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you for the glowing review Ashley! You used the word beautiful to describe the venue, and we can honestly say that your wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings we have hosted to date. We can’t tell you how much it means to us that you took the time to share your experience. We loved hosting your friends and family for the weekend, and we are so happy to read that we achieved our goal of making it a home away from home. We hope to have you and Eric back for a stay soon!
  • Kelly

    Kelly · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Feels like home ♥️

    Wow! Wow! Wow! That’s what every single one of my friends and family members had to say about Bear Mountain Inn. Julie and Brian truly make you feel like your at home and Cassie is there every step of the way to make sure your day is perfect! I can’t recommend this venue and all the amazing people there enough! Thank you all ♥️

    Sent on 09/28/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much Kelly! It really means the world to us that you took the time to share your experience at the Bear Mountain Inn. We had so much fun hosting your wedding weekend, and we can't wait to have you and Joel back. You feel like family!
  • Kiira

    Kiira Amundsen · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Phenomenal Venue & Experience!

    Bear Mountain Inn was recommended to us by a family friend. When we made contact, we were immediately struck by Cassie’s energy. During our visit, Brian’s and Julie’s enthusiasm was intoxicating. They gave us a tour, even though every single room was torn apart (many down to beams), but we were blown away by their warmth, and vision for each room. From their vision boards it was obvious that the Bear Mountain Inn was going to be spectacular- and we enjoyed being there so much that we didn’t want to leave, even though there was nowhere for us to stay! Bear Mountain Inn brought together all the elements we love- from the water, to the woods, the mountains and the glorious rustic chic decor.

    When it came down to the final decision, the competition was no match for the opportunity for us to stay at such a beautiful venue for a full weekend with wonderful people. After booking so early (nearly two years out!) we still found that at every contact point BMI was always ready and available to answer our questions, even odd and specific ones. From how many chairs per row, to specific decor requests, they not only responded quickly and professionally, they managed to convey a care and attention to detail well in advance that rose above and beyond what we expected. They often remembered things we had forgotten about our own wedding. As we neared the big day, Cassie impressed us with her organization and eye for detail, helping us through elements that even our dedicated planning had missed.

    We were surprised and impressed by how involved Brian and Julie are in every aspect of the operation- from maintaining the grounds, to setting up spaces, to breakfast, and personal greetings at every turn (for us and every single guest staying on-site!). Brian and Julie are warm, wonderful, and interesting people you will be happy to stay with.

    The venue itself is incomparable. The rooms are gorgeous, charming, and beautifully appointed. The Barn is beautiful and an amazing canvas with which to work. The chandeliers and lights are exceptional and a beloved detail of ours. The layout and design of the Inn is conducive to everything we wanted, from ceremony, to cocktail hour to reception, to happy-exhausted after-party. Each space is so distinct that you turn a corner or go through a door and enter another world, as equipped and comfortable as the one you just left.

    Breakfasts on site: Amazing, unique, made to order, personal requests honored (even if it’s a whole bowl of whipped cream for a demanding toddler)! It would be difficult to overstate the dining experience at Bear Mountain Inn.
    The Grounds: The trails, jetty, dock, lake, hammocks, chairs, fields, deck, patio, and multiple fireplaces/s’mores stations are readily accessible, wonderful spots to relax, take pictures, or play games. We were able to make use of most of these features during our stay, including jumping in the lake in our wedding attire. The day after our wedding, once friends and family left, we made use of the massage cottage on site. Having this available was an incredible bonus, allowing us to completely unwind after days of activity.

    The Big Weekend- From helping us unload our cars the moment we arrived, to their personal sendoff, Brian, Julie, and Cassie helped every step of the way. Cleanup after the event was rapid and complete; we had brought an incredible amount of décor to break down but found everything had been boxed up for easy loading following the reception. The efficiency and experience of the staff prevented me from worrying about a thing on the big day- ensuring that we ate, keeping us to time, and presenting us with our first drinks after we tied the knot. (Side note- OH MY GOODNESS, the bartenders made our signature cocktails PERFECTLY!) While prepping for the ceremony, my husband was having a freak out moment around chair placement and decorative lantern arrangements. Julie stepped in, calmly guiding and then taking over the process to ensure everyone was comfortable and that it looked amazing. She weathered his ill temper with grace and made everything better. Cassie exceeded all our expectations and kept the show on the rails - from helping us craft our timeline, to guiding us from scene to scene effortlessly- and did it all with a smile! One anecdote of how adaptive and supportive the venue staff are: we had an unorthodox twist on the traditional cake ceremony- we were going to share mini heart shaped whoopie pies. We were out dancing when it was about time to “cut the cake” and Cassie recognized we had no tools or plans on how to do so. She immediately collaborated with the photographers to put together a “Lady and the Tramp” inspired scene and placed us square in that moment. It worked out perfectly, and we literally would not have been able to do that without her.

    We had our photographers onsite for three days, and yet there were more spaces than we could reasonably use for gorgeous photo opportunities. The photographers and our guests raved about how much they were impressed with every small detail and aspect of the property.

    In summary, Bear Mountain Inn is an incredible venue - quiet, out of the way, but easily accessible to Portland. We couldn’t be happier with the choice to have our wedding here, as we felt supported and taken care of at every turn. We are so excited to return for our anniversary- if we can wait that long!

    Sent on 09/29/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you Kiira!
    What an amazing and thoughtful review. Reading it literally brought tears of joy. Our beautiful couples like you and Gordon is what makes this such an awesome profession for us! We can’t wait to have you and Gordon back to stay — your home away from home.😊💕
  • Nicole

    Nicole Marie · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    5 star venue!

    Where to begin? Bear Mountain Inn was a picture perfect place for our wedding. I knew I wanted our wedding to be in a barn and had looked at a few other venues before visiting Bear Mountain. There are many beautiful barns in Maine, but none with the overall package that Bear Mountain provides. From the moment I drove onto the property I knew this was the place. Seeing the chandeliers in the barn, touring the inn, and meeting the owners just sealed the deal. I was sold in 15 minutes, how could I say no to this gorgeous property? The property is a perfect mixture of rustic, modern, and elegant.

    Along the way, Cassie, the wedding coordinator, went above and beyond to answer all my planning questions. Julie and Brian treated everyone like family and were present the whole weekend to make sure everything went perfectly. Our wedding was literally a dream come true and it all has to do with Bear Mountain Inn.

    We had the whole property for 2 nights which made it incredible to have our wedding party and immediate family there with us through it all. Bear Mountain Inn has many beautiful places for getting ready, taking pictures, and spending time with loved ones. More importantly, the customer service and hospitality made us feel like we were in a fairytale.

    Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing our wedding was. We had people tell us that have been to numerous weddings that this was the best wedding they have ever been to, even better than their own! I cannot recommend this venue enough. I could go on and on.... The cost is well worth it, as your wedding day memories are priceless. You will not be disappointed. All the little details do not matter so much, but people will certainly remember the venue and the service. I only wish we could relive it all again as it truly was a magical experience at Bear Mountain Inn!

    Sent on 10/10/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Nicole, thank you so much for the glowing and thoughtful review! We are thrilled to read that you had a great experience and we so appreciate you sharing it. Weddings are such an amazing day and it is so great to be able to make a weekend of it with all your loved ones around you! We loved hosting wedding and hope to see you and Jeff back when need a getaway.
  • B

    Brittany A · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A picturesque wedding venue!

    Where do I even begin with how AMAZING this venue was! We loved how personal and special we were made to feel from the first viewing right through to the follow up after our wedding. The owners, Brian and Julie are some of the nicest and most genuine people you will ever meet and really take the time to get to know you, not only you as the bride and groom but all of your guests who are staying the weekend with you. Cassie, the wedding coordinator, was awesome to work with! She is thorough, prompt with responses to questions and extremely organized, she was never more then a quick email away. All 3 of them were nothing but extremely helpful during our wedding weekend, especially the day of, they are right there with anything you need.

    The property itself, GORGEOUS! The Inn is completely renovated and let me tell you they did not miss a detail, its modern but still has that cozy feel you want at a bed and breakfast. My husband and I stayed 5 nights with our Golden Retriever and all 3 of us felt completely comfortable and at home, we actually we all very sad the day we had to leave! And if you are looking for an authentic rustic barn this is the place for you. The two chandeliers in the barn are just gorgeous, it is something you just have to see in person. The patio where we had our ceremony overlooking the lake was just absolutely breathtaking! We have received so many compliments from our guests on this venue!

    My husband really wanted our reception in an authentic old barn and we both have a love for mountains, water and nature, and this venue had it all! And the fact that they only do ONE wedding a weekend was such a big deal to us!
    Our guests got to stau with us and enjoyed everything this property had to offer for 3 amazing nights and all of them are still raving about the breakfast buffet each morning!

    I could just go on and on about this property and venue but I will end with it is 100% worth it to check them out, I guarantee you will not be disappointed. We will definitely be back many times to come as Inn guests!

    Sent on 09/15/2019
  • Paul

    Paul Knott · Married on 08/24/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Best Choice You'll Ever Make!

    If you're looking for a rustic barn wedding venue (with a beautiful water view!), where you can spend your entire wedding weekend surrounded by those you love most, than look no further than the Bear Mountain Inn. We cannot say enough positive things in this posting to convey our appreciation for all that Julie and Brian (the owners) and Cassie (their Wedding Coordinator) did to make our wedding weekend simply perfect. Their thoughtfulness, responsiveness and attention to detail helped us to enjoy our wedding planning process from start to finish. The best part about working with Julie, Brian and Cassie is that they make every single planning moment fun and memorable. They make you feel like your wedding is the only wedding they are working on and while you are there for your wedding weekend they make you feel like the Bear Mountain Inn is your home away from home. It was clear that all of our guests felt like our wedding was an experience, not just an event.

    Looking back on our wedding, it's clear that what made it special was the people we chose to involve. All three of them are truly the kindest, most hard-working people we've ever met. They have poured their hearts and souls into the Inn and you can really feel that during your time there. We can't wait to visit every year for our anniversary!

    -- Sarah & Paul

    Sent on 09/16/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you Paul for the glowing and thoughtful review! We were truly honored and thrilled to be a part of your and Sarah’s wedding weekend. We loved having you both with your closest friends and family at the Bear Mountain Inn to celebrate such an important event. It’s so fulfilling for us to see everyone having a great time and enjoying the property. We can’t wait to have you back!
  • C

    Courtney Giannetti · Married on 08/17/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Sister of the Groom

    My little brother got married here on 8/17/19. This venue is outstanding if you, your friends or family are looking for a wedding venue or just a weekend get away in the mountains. Julie & Brian are the owners and live on site. They are down to earth friendly and caring people that are always offering to help with even the smallest things. Their staff is amazing as well. Danni & Jamie are two of the bar tenders that I met during my stay. These ladies rock, and add to the fun filled event or weekend that you stay. Bottom line when your stay is over you will think the staff and Julie and Brian should be leaving with you, like they were just guests as well. The grounds around the Inn are beautiful. Professionally maintained and when maintenance is needed it is quick and at a reasonable hour. There is also, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking trails on the property along and in bear lake. There is plenty of room for a wedding party to stay at the venue, plus some family as well. Rooms are cozy and updated but still have the rustic Maine / barn / farmhouse feel. This is the perfect venue for a wedding or a weekend get away. I’m already planning a trip back just for a weekend away. Highly recommended if your looking, to check this place out!

    Sent on 08/19/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Courtney, we can’t thank you enough for sharing your kind and thoughtful words. It means the world to us to know that you had a great experience. It was so much fun hosting Caitlin and Louis’s wedding weekend. You all are such a nice group, and we look forward to having you back again soon!
  • Brigitte

    Brigitte · Married on 08/03/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Friendly, Attentive, Flexible, and Gorgeous!

    Brian, Julie, Cassie, and the entire Bear Mountain Inn (BMI) crew are all incredible! First of all, the inn itself is one of the nicest places to stay in western Maine. The renovated rooms are clean and comfortable. The breakfast and amenities are top notch. We filled practically every open bed in the inn the weekend of our wedding, and they were able to provide the service and care as if there were only a handful of people staying.
    Second, the property is amazing with beautiful views, access to the lake, multiple fire pits, and plenty of open space to play games. The trails on the property are isolated and offer a wonderfully quick sense of escape. The updated barn has efficient heat pumps and a new level floor, yet it still feels rusticly classic.
    Third, the organization of our wedding was magical. Nearly everything was taken care of for us which allowed us to spend the maximum amount of time with our guests. The tables and table settings were all set up and taken down for us. We only had to deal with the centerpieces and any added decor. They were flexible and accommodating with all of our ideas that sprang to mind. Where we were clueless, they offered ideas and suggestions based on their experience and knowledge. They were able to make everything possible leading up to the wedding, the wedding weekend, and the wedding day. For example, on our wedding day we had several musical requirements (bagpiper as guests arrived, ceremony musicians, cocktail musicians, and reception musicians). BMI was completely accommodating and flexible when it came to running electricity to several different sites on the property. Additionally, we had our rehearsal dinner at BMI since we wanted to make our wedding a true getaway for our guests. Our rehearsal dinner was provided by a food truck and BMI welcomed the idea with enthusiasm.
    In the end, I can not imagine any other venue that would provide the quality and care for our wedding weekend. Our 135 wedding guests still compliment us on how incredible our August wedding was and we know BMI had a large part of making it all happen. We are thankful for the amount of work BMI took on which allowed us to enjoy and absorb every moment. We are forever grateful for Brian, Julie, Cassie, and the BMI crew, and will return to stay as often as possible to reminisce the magic of our wedding weekend.

    Sent on 01/15/2020

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Brigitte, thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review! We absolutely loved hosting your wedding weekend, and you and Aaron feel like family to us. We can’t wait to have you both back sometime soon. 😊❤️
  • J

    Jill Northrop · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceptional Experience with Bear Mountain Inn

    The BMI delivered an exceptional experience from the first time we stepped onto the property until the day we departed after our daughters’ beautiful wedding weekend. We felt cared for by Julie, Brian, and Cassie throughout the entire process. The property is visually stunning, and the feeling that you get when you stay is a sense of peace and belonging. The only con is when you have to say goodbye. Cheers to the BMI family!

    Sent on 07/18/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Jill! It was such truly a great weekend. It’s always sad saying goodbye, but it’s only good bye for now. :)
  • Chelsea

    Chelsea Zogopoulos · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful, relaxng wedding venue!

    We had such a great experience at Bear Mountain Inn for our wedding weekend! The property is so beautiful and the owners Julie and Brian are such wonderful people. They, along with the wedding coordinator Cassie were all so great to work with! Cassie was so helpful and responsive during the planning process and throughout the wedding weekend. All of our guests loved the property, Bear Mountain Inn was perfect for us! I am so glad we chose it for our wedding weekend it was so much fun!

    Sent on 07/19/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Chelsea, thanks the wonderful review! We had such a great time hosting your friends and family for your special weekend. Enjoy the rest of the summer and we hope to have you and Matt back soon!
  • Kristin

    Kristin · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I do...we do! to this venue all day long!

    Just over a year ago my fiancé and I set out to find a venue that allowed us to achieve our dream wedding. Our goals were to create a space where two families could become one, lifelong memories would be made and the best parts of us as a couple, as individuals and through our families - could shine through. Bear Mountain Inn did not disappoint! Brian and Julie have created a true heaven on earth. From the passion they have poured into every detail, to the team they have built, to the overall feeling of pure joy they have painted every inch of that property with - this is hands down the best wedding venue we could have possibly selected. I feel confident that we could have not found a more perfect place - even if we had built it ourselves. To this day, I am continuously receiving calls, texts and Facebook posts from our friends and family raving about the venue and the team. I will never be able to thank Brian, Julie, Cassie and team enough for creating a space where dreams do come true. If I could give you 100 stars I would!!!
    My husband and I agree that we highly recommend this venue and team - which is a lot coming from someone in event planning in the wedding capital of the world - Charleston, SC. Thank you again Brian, Julie, and Cassie. We love y'all and are happy you were a part of our family on our special day. #bearmountaininnforlife :)

    Kristin & Roger
    June 15, 2019

    Sent on 08/04/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Kristin and Roger, our hearts are filled with joy after reading your kind and thoughtful review about you experience at the Bear Mountain Inn. Reading notes like this makes our work at BMI incredibly fulfilling. It was so much fun having you, Roger and your friends and family here and seeing everyone enjoy each other’s company and the property. You all feel like extended family to us, and we would love to have you back soon. We would also love to visit you sometime in Greenville, SC for some southern hospitality!
  • Kristen

    Kristen Byron · Married on 06/08/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wouldn’t Change a Thing

    The Bear Mountain Inn was our dream venue for our wedding. We fell in love with the view of the pond, the beautiful barn, the quaint but modern inn... but what made our special day and weekend even that more special and memorable was Julie and Brian (the owners) and Cassie (the wedding coordinator). They were there every step of the way to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. We didn’t have to worry about a thing.

    Our guests still talk about how beautiful the venue was and that the drive out to Waterford was well worth it.

    We definitely recommend the Bear Mountain Inn and plan to come back to celebrate anniversaries and just to visit!

    Sent on 08/06/2019

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review Kristen! We LOVED having you, Chris, family and friends here to celebrate your big weekend at the Bear Mountain Inn. We can’t wait to have you back with your newest addition for the family!
  • Kelsey

    Kelsey Clark · Married on 11/17/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding venue of our Dreams!

    How do I even put into words how much I love Bear Mountian Inn. Me and my husband just had our Vow Renewal this past weekend there and it was absolutely magical! The Inn has everything you could possibly need! Brian and Julie who own the Inn are fantastic! They truly make you feel like a part of the family. They are so attentive and caring! Cassie is truly a wedding God sent! She helped me every step of the way with any questions or concerns I had. She truly listened to me and helped me plan the wedding of my dreams!

    If you are looking for a venue that will take your guest and familys breath away this is the place to be! The rooms were top hand the most beautiful rooms we had ever seen. Our friends and family could not stop talking about how much they loved it and how beautiful they were! The Breakfast was amazing and delicious! Just what you need after full night of dancing! Me and my husband are already talking about how much we cant wait to go back and visit! There is not a SINGLE thing we would change about Bear Mountain Inn. They truly made our special day the best it could possibly be and we are so truly thankful for all of them!

    Sent on 12/06/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you Kelsey! Beautiful photos! It was so much fun hosting your special weekend. It felt magical with the fresh snowfall and watching everyone have a great time. We were honored to be a part of such a special occasion and we are really looking forward to having you back to stay with us.
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    Ryan Macmillan · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    You will feel like family

    My wife and I fell in love with Bear Mountain Inn not just because of its idyllic scenery, breathtaking views and welcoming accommodations but also because of Julie & Brian Sullivan, the owners. They (and their staff) were phenomenal, making our families comfortable and feel like Bear Mountain Inn was our ancestral vacation home. You know you've found the perfect place to get married when your entire family tells you they can't wait to go back.

    Sent on 12/03/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    You certainly feel like family to us and thank you so much for the kind words Ryan! It is so rewarding to hear that everyone felt so at home here at the Bear Mountain Inn. It’s wonderful seeing friends and family gathering together and having a great time for an entire weekend. We can’t wait to have you, Sarah and Baby CP back to stay with us. You will always have a home away from home here.
  • K

    katherine · Married on 09/29/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Mind Blown.

    I would 100% recommend Bear Mountain Inn for anyones wedding and I am so incredibly happy that I found this venue in my wedding planning process. I had originally visited the location when the Inn was under construction with renovations, and so I only had a vague idea of what the finished result would be come wedding day - but meeting Julie, Brian, and Cassie and hearing them talk through the plans was enough for me to say yes. And when I arrived a few days before my big day to start setting up, I was speechless by just how gorgeous everything came out with the renos. Plus, the weather cooperated with us all weekend and made for a truly magical experience for our party of 113 people :)

    I can confidently say that our friends and family will be talking about our wedding for a long time to come, and both my husband and I could not have asked for better hospitality from the team at BMI. If you have the chance to get married here - or even make a short visit - DO IT!

    Sent on 10/17/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words Katherine! It was such a fun weekend with you, Ian your friends and family. Thank you for having faith and booking with us during renovations. We are so happy that you like what we did with the new and improved Bear Mountain Inn, we love it too!

    We hope to see you again the next time you are on this side of the country again!

    Brian and Julie
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    victoria · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    There is so much I can say about this venue, and how amazing Julie & Brian were throughout our whole wedding process. First of all, Julie & Brian are amazing people who are so warm and lovely, they made us feel so at home in their inn. The Inn itself is absolutely beautiful, every room is special in its own unique way, and the barn is a great space that makes the perfect spot for a party. The inn grounds are gorgeous, the lake is so much fun to hang out on, and the trails on the property were perfect for morning walks with our dog Baxter. We rented out the Inn for the weekend so our whole family could stay with us, and it ended up being one of the best decisions we made for the weekend. From the time everybody checked in to the inn, to the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding, every single detail was taken care of. Julie, Brian, and the wedding coordinator Cassie were amazing on my wedding day, and there was not a single thing out of place. My husband and I LOVED our wedding at the Bear Mountain Inn, and we would 1000% recommend this venue to anybody and everybody who is planning a wedding in Maine.

    Sent on 10/12/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you for the kind words Victoria! It really means the world to us, we loved hosting your’s and Eric's wedding. It was really great that you Eric, Baxter and other family members spent almost a week with us, we love that. We feel like we really got to know everyone during your stay. You both have great families, and it was great to see them having so much fun and witnessing your special day. We hope to see you Eric and Baxter back soon for some winter fun!
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    Leanna · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely perfect

    I cannot say enough good things about this venue and the owners. Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Because weddings go by so quickly, we wanted to make a weekend out of it- we did just that. Our rehearsal dinner was in the barn at the Bear Mountain Inn followed by all of our friends and family sitting by the fire on site. The morning of our wedding we woke up in our gorgeous room (mountain ash) and had breakfast in the adorable dining room with all of our family. We then spent some time out on the lake before getting ready for our ceremony, held over the breathtaking lake. We got ready in the post and beam and had lunch set up for all of the bridal party. After our beautiful ceremony, we had a rented reception at the top of the hill, and took pictures in the sun kissed woods below. Julie and Brian (the owners) were amazing and made sure all of our wishes were met. As a bride, my mind was at ease all day, trusting my vendors and the owners would put everything together beautifully. They did just that. I can’t say enough good things about the Bear Mountain Inn. Our families had an amazing time, as did we. We cannot wait to return!

    Sent on 12/20/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    You will always have a special place in our hearts Leanna. We were honored and humbled that you chose to have your wedding weekend here at the Bear Mountain Inn. Thank you for having confidence in us for hosting such an important weekend with your friends and family. We loved how you made use of the barn for your rehearsal dinner with the long table arrangement, and used the outdoor space for the wedding under the beautiful tent. It was such a fun and special weekend and we are so looking forward to having you back to stay with us again soon!
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    Krystal · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We loved our elopement

    My husband and I eloped here and it was truly the most perfect weekend. We could not have imagined a better way to get married (and in such a beautiful setting)! The weather was beautiful, the innkeepers were attentive and pleasant, and our handful of guests thoroughly enjoyed the property (who doesn't love waking up for a morning kayak trip around the lake or ending the night in a bonfire?).

    We'll be coming back for reunions with our friends and to celebrate our future anniversaries. We definitely recommend this venue.

    Sent on 12/07/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you Krystal! We were thrilled to have hosted your special weekend at the Bear Mountain Inn with your friends and family. It gives us great joy to see everyone enjoying the property. We wish you all the best and eternal happiness with your new life together as a married couple. Keep us posted on your careers in California and we hope to see you back ant the Bear Mountain Inn next summer!😊
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    Adela · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This venue is absolutely perfect - rustic but polished, relaxing but with plenty of opportunities to be active and enjoy the outdoors. We combined our wedding with an extended family and friends weekend and everyone had a fantastic time - we are still getting compliments weeks later. Julie and Brian are fantastic hosts - from the moment we arrived, we felt pampered. As one of my guests put it - "they thought of everything!". From the individual s'mores packs for evening campfires to the baskets of items in the guests bathrooms with anything a guest may have forgotten, Julie and Brian make sure everyone has what they need to have a great time. Getting married here was like getting married at a good friend's house - we highly recommend it!

    Sent on 09/09/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Thank you Adela! We are so happy that you and Jon chose the Bear Mountain Inn to be the place for your special weekend. We loved hosting, meeting your family and friends, and thrilled to learn they felt at home. We strive to have our guests feel that BMI is their home away from home and so fulfilling to read it in your review. We hope you will come back again soon for a visit with us. Warm regards, Brain and Julie Sullivan
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    Judy · Married on 07/28/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    HOSPITALITY, VERSATILITY, SERVICE, FUN!

    When we first pulled into Bear Mountain Inn with the farmhouse and adjacent restored barn, on a gorgeous 25 acre property, overlooking the lake, we knew we had found a pearl. We met with the new owners Julie and Brian Sullivan and while touring, came to love them and their plans to renovate the property. We booked the Bear Mountain Inn immediately for our daughter's wedding weekend events to be held in July 2018. They delivered on everything we asked with excellence, and it was delightful working with them from start to finish.

    This venue has fun as it's middle name. In addition to the three flawless events they created for us at BMI, there are many goodies on site. They have a great assortment of beautifully redocorated rooms for guests to chose from which include standard rooms, interesting suites, a private cottage and a family or group lodge with it's own kitchen. Our guests found it convenient and relaxing to stay at BMI where there are numerous, cozy gathering places, lots of lake toys, and games to be enjoyed inside or out on the lawn. We made wonderful memories enjoying all the extras while gazing at the lake at BMI.

    The only thing superior to the property itself, is the exceptional hospitality and warmth provided by Julie and Brian and their caring and efficient staff. They went over and above our expectations, and their experience allowed them to take care of things before we even knew there was a need. And another perk ... Brian is savvy with technology and can interface with any audio/video presentation needs you may have.

    We are very grateful to everyone at BMI who helped create all the joy we experienced throughout the weekend. If you are looking to have an event in this area of Maine, BMI is a must look!

    Sent on 08/24/2018

    Bear Mountain Inn and The Barn's reply:

    Hi Judy,

    Thank you so much for the thoughtful words about the Bear Mountain Inn. It was such a pleasure to host your family and friends for your daughter’s rehearsal dinner and Sunday brunch. We had such a great time getting to know you all during your stay and thoroughly enjoyed hosting you for the week. We hope you will be back next summer for a visit with us :)

    Warmest regards,
    Brian and Julie
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    Cassandra · Married on 10/07/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We just got married at Bear Mountain Inn and the day exceeded beyond our imagination! The venue is absolutely stunning! We had our ceremony over looking the lake and the reception to follow in the newly renovated barn. The views, decorations, service was outstanding. The patio with the fire pit is a cozy touch for your guests to get some air and relax outside a bit while the party still goes on inside. Brian and Julie went above and beyond to make sure we had everything that we needed and the smallest details were taken care of all before the big day. They are an outstanding couple to work with and made our wedding day that much more special. We highly recommend Bear Mountain Inn if you are looking for a rustic barn venue<3

    Sent on 11/06/2017
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    Dee · Married on 09/30/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Bear Mountain made our dream wedding a reality! Brian and Julie are so helpful and accommodating, not to mention some of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet! Our family and friends enjoyed every minute of their stay and were all passing on their own rave reviews of this Venue. The barn with it’s beautiful chandeliers, was the perfect spot for our reception. The grounds a lovely background for our ceremony and pictures. We had a fun outdoor BBQ rehearsal dinner complete with several lawn games and a beautiful view. The staff at Bear Mtn are all very friendly and helpful. That Maine hospitality really shows through. Can’t say enough good things about our amazing wedding weekend here!

    Sent on 10/14/2017
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    Farida · Married on 09/09/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My now husband and I had our wedding here and it was EXCEPTIONAL. Julie and Brian made sure that every single detail was perfectly planned and executed. We stayed beyond our wedding for a luxurious and relaxing mini moon. Our bridal party & family stayed here and had the time of their lives, so much so that they're already planning a renuinon back at the bear mountain inn. Julie and Brian are amazing people who take so much joy in making the inn feel like a home away from home. Our only wish is that we could have stayed for longer. Thank you for the perfect start to the rest of our lives!!!!!

    Sent on 09/12/2017