Saturday, January 4, 2014

Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast Wins Third Consecutive BnBFinder Guest Favorite Award

Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast Wins Third Consecutive BnBFinder Guest Favorite Award
--Guests Gave Southwest HarborME, Bed and Breakfast High Marks for Convenient Location and Hospitality--

1/2/14 – NEW YORK, NY – BnBFinder, one of the world’s most comprehensive online search guides for B&Bs and inns, has named the Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast ( located in Southwest Harbor, ME, a Guest Favorite for 2013. It’s the inn’s third straight Guest Favorite Award. The award is based on guest preferences and independent reviews posted on It is the gold standard and highest distinction awarded by the established travel site.

“Innkeeper Gretchen Strong received high praise from her guests for the inn’s close proximity to shops and restaurants, and the outstanding hospitality provided at the Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast,” according to Mary White, Founder and CEO of BnBFinder and author of the book, Running a Bed & Breakfast For Dummies. “She works hard to ensure each guest stay is unforgettable, and each of these honors proves it.”

“How nice it is to be the recipient of a Guest Favorite Award from BnBFinder for the third year in a row,” said Strong. “My guests must enjoy Penury Hall as much as I enjoy them.”

Although travelers still reference traditional travel guides, inspections, and rating systems, guest reviews have become one of the most valued decision-making tools when choosing an accommodation. Guests consistently leave reviews while visiting websites like, or on the go using their smartphones to access sites such as BnBFinder-Mobile; and potential travelers read them before choosing where to stay. 

To view past and present winners, visit

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About Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast

Penury Hall Bed & Breakfast is located in the coastal village of Southwest Harbor on Mt. Desert Island, abutting Acadia National Park. It is a distinctive, older village home dating back to 1830, with large open rooms on the ground floor offering views of surrounding gardens filled with perennial and annual flowers as well as herbs and vegetables. There are three comfortable guest rooms, all with private baths on the second floor, and every effort is made to make you feel at home during your stay. A full breakfast is served daily with a different menu each day. Hiking, climbing, biking and swimming are close by and there is excellent dining and shopping within walking distance of Penury Hall. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Visit