A little bit of history on the naming of the Atlantic Birches Inn guestrooms. When we first purchased the Bed and Breakfast in the spring of 2001 all the guestrooms had already been named, but we had no idea where the guestrooms name’s came from. After some researching at the Old Orchard Beach Harmon Museum & Historical Society and local library we found that the room’s names came from Grand Hotels that existed when the Shingle Victorian building was built in 1902 by John Calvin Stevens.
Most of these Grand Hotels were destroyed in the Great Old Orchard Beach Fire in 1907.
We then thought that we should let our guests know the history of each the Grand Hotels that the guestrooms were named after.
We made nameplates for the outside of each guestroom’s door and then had framed plaques made which were placed inside of each guestroom’s door with a antigue postcard picture of the Grand Hotel, its history, location and information. Your innkeepers Ray and Heidi.