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Maine's historic inns are more than just old buildings, these historical landmarks have a story to tell and legacy to uphold. You become part of a story where people from all over the world, people of all ages and unique backgrounds have shared memories in one place here in the historical inns of Maine. This directory has been provided for those with a hankering to learn and experience Maine history first hand.

 

Many of Maine's historic inns are on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, selected for their timeless architecture and original detail. After extensive refurbishing, these historic lodgings provide both a place to enjoy a Maine vacation and leave with a sense of purpose and place - a shared feeling of refreshment and legacy. Be sure to consider staying at an historic Inn in Maine during your travels.

Gold Featured Lodging Properties

Nonantum Resort

Nonantum Resort Kennebunkport
Nonantum Resort | Kennebunkport
Waterfront Resort in Kennebunkport Maine. Established in 1883, this enchanting resort features elegantly appointed rooms, private baths, heated pool, recreational activities and service reminiscent of days gone by. Many rooms with gas fireplaces plus a few suites. Platinum Plate award-winning (TV Diner) water view dining with live entertainment in 95 Ocean. Scenic Lobster Boat, Schooner, Kayak rentals and Sport Fishing tours depart from our onsite marina. On the trolley route. 95 Ocean Avenue, PO Box 2626, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-4050

Captain Lord Mansion

Captain Lord Mansion Kennebunkport
Captain Lord Mansion | Kennebunkport
Experience the only AAA 4 Diamond Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport. Offering luxurious yet comfortable lodging that is ideal for a romantic getaway. Meticulously guestrooms decorated and designed to offer you a serene interlude filled with special touches such as cozy gas fireplaces, oversize 4-poster beds, double jet tubs and hydro-massage showers. The inn’s staff offers impeccable attention to guest needs and desires. On-site spa offers a variety of relaxing and pampering couple’s treatments. Packages and seasonal specials! 6 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-3141

York Harbor Inn

York Harbor Inn York Harbor
York Harbor Inn | York Harbor
Luxurious Historic Oceanfront Inn that has been featured on the Travel Channels "Great Country Inns" and as Country Living Magazines "Inn of the Month." Many rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa tubs, decks and ocean vistas. Award winning ocean view dining with a bistro menu in 1637 plus dining and entertainment in our Ships Cellar Pub. Outdoor hot tub open year round. Complete conference facilities. Open year round. See website for last minute Internet Specials, Innkeeper and other packages. Free WiFi. 480 York Street, York Harbor Maine 207-363-5119

Ocean Point Inn

Ocean Point Inn East Boothbay
Ocean Point Inn | East Boothbay
Featuring a variety of lodging options, Ocean Point will take you back to the golden era of summers spent on the rockbound coast of Maine. This has been called "paradise on the coast of Maine." The majority of guest rooms enjoy direct ocean views. Many rooms with decks offering stunning sunsets. All accommodations have private bath, mini-fridge, phone, cable TV and AC/heat. Some with gas fireplaces. Oceanfront dining featuring local seafood and lobster. Heated Pool, Hot Tub, Free WiFi. 191 Shore Road, East Boothbay, Maine 207-633-4200

Tides Beach Club

Tides Beach Club Kennebunkport
Tides Beach Club | Kennebunkport
The only hotel located on Kennebunkport's pristine Goose Rocks Beach, The Tides Beach Club honors its 117-year legacy of hospitality with classic architecture enhanced by a modern vibe and contemporary coastal décor. Guest rooms offer cool tones of teal and coral, petite marble bathrooms and luxury amenities, all of which reflect the unique beauty and timeless ambience of the Maine coast. Onsite dining and bar present a vibrant social scene. Dining menus showcase Maine's local seafood: enjoy a lobster roll, a classic steamed lobster or nosh on crispy fried clams. 54 Kings Hwy Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-3757

Maine Stay Inn

Maine Stay Inn Kennebunkport
Maine Stay Inn | Kennebunkport
Charming, one-bedroom cottages and romantic suites in one convenient location. A short stroll to Kennebunkport's Dock Square and Harbor. Choose the Victorian romance of a 19th century Inn Room, or private intimacy of a Romantic Fireplace Cottage Suite. Relax around a cozy fire or enjoy a double whirlpool Jacuzzi tub. Whether you seek a romantic getaway or family vacation, the exceptional hospitality at this luxury inn will make your visit a memorable experience. Fabulous breakfast included. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 34 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-2117

Jeweled Turret Inn | Belfast
This beautifully restored c.1898 Queen Anne Victorian "Landmark" is on the National Historic Register. Located in Belfast's lovely historic district, one block to Penobscot Bay, two blocks to historic Main Street commercial area. Shops, great restaurants, art galleries, performing arts theatre and harbor/park area just a stroll away. The inn is named for the stained and jeweled glass turret that encases the oak spiraling staircase. Guest chambers with antiques, luxury linens, 4-poster or romantic brass and iron beds, some with fireplaces or whirlpool tubs! 40 Pearl Street, Belfast, Maine 207-338-2304

Five Gables Inn

Five Gables Inn Boothbay Harbor
Five Gables Inn | Boothbay Harbor
Perched on a garden hillside overlooking Linekin Bay and built in 1896, our inn underwent restoration, bringing back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay. Lounge by the living room fireplace with a book, sit back in a rocking chair on the porch or enjoy the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. A five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with trips to Monhegan Island, windjammers, kayaking, whale watching, restaurants, galleries and shopping. Murray Hill Road, East Boothbay, Maine 207-633-4551

Blue Hill Inn

Blue Hill Inn Blue Hill
Blue Hill Inn | Blue Hill
The Blue Hill Inn (c.1830), a place to relax, a place to vacation. Visit a quiet and scenic place on the coast. Sail, cruise or kayak past the lighthouses of Penobscot Bay or shop for antiques and visit galleries. Sample food and cooking from local farmer’s and fishermen or attend a chamber music concert. Then return to a bed and breakfast of distinction where hors d’oeuvres and wine are served by the fireplace and where our priority is individualized attention to guests. Your hosts: Don & Mary. 40 Union Street, Blue Hill, Maine 207-374-2844

Pentagoet Inn

Pentagoet Inn Castine
Pentagoet Inn | Castine
Gracious hospitality, exceptional lodging and a farm-to-table restaurant await you. This award winning Queen Anne Victorian inn overlooks the picture perfect village and harbor of Castine. . Take one of our bikes to Dyce Head Lighthouse, hike Witherle Woods or relax at the backshore beach. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the coast of Maine with kayaking and sailing tours around the harbor and Penobscot Bay. The inn offers a summer jazz series and weekly wine tastings. 26 Main Street, Castine, Maine 207-326-8616

Kingsleigh Inn

Kingsleigh Inn Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn | Southwest Harbor
Kingsleigh Inn is a turn of the century, turreted Queen Anne Victorian that sits high on a hill, 100 yards from the water. The Inn, with its elegant yet casual atmosphere, is located in the center of town surrounded by Acadia National Park. Enjoy rooms with water views, private decks and pampering amenities. A three-course gourmet breakfast is served as are afternoon baked goods, early evening wine and hors d oeurves and all day tea and espresso. Come see why Conde Nast featured us as the place to stay on Mount Desert Island! 373 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-5302

Acadia's Oceanside Meadows

Acadia's Oceanside Meadows Prospect Harbor Inn
Acadia's Oceanside Meadows | Prospect Harbor Inn
Enjoy magnificent ocean views from our private sandy beach on this 200-acre, historic Sea Captain’s home. Discover the serenity of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula and the hospitality of our bed and gourmet breakfast inn. Situated five minutes from Acadia National Park, we’re the perfect place for your Maine vacation or romantic getaway. Discover tidal pools, four local lighthouses, kayaking, canoeing, whale watching, perennial gardens and wildlife. Experience concerts, science talks and art gallery in our 1820’s timber frame hall. 202 Corea Road, Prospect Harbor, Maine 207-963-5557

Angel of the Berwicks

Angel of the Berwicks North Berwick
Angel of the Berwicks | North Berwick
Rates from $109 to $179 per night (double occupancy) plus tax. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room romantic Victorian mansion on the Southern Maine Coast. Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms or choose a two-room suite, all have queen sized beds. beautiful private baths and air conditioning. Complimentary full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served each morning. Free WiFi. Conveniently located between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport, just 10 minutes from Exit 19 off I-95 and 15 minutes from miles of sandy beaches. Fabulous shopping in nearby in Kennebunkport, Ogunquit and Kittery. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2 Elm Street, North Berwick, Maine 207-676-2133

Waldo Emerson Inn

Waldo Emerson Inn Bed and Breakfast Inn Kennebunk
Waldo Emerson Inn | Bed and Breakfast Inn Kennebunk
Waldo Emerson Inn is a colonial style inn listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn, constructed by one Waldo Emerson in 1753 is the oldest remaining house in Kennebunk. You enter directly into the 245-year-old keeping room with its hand-hewn oak timbers hung with dried flowers, pewter and copper. The Inn offers four guest rooms each with handmade quilts, antiques and private baths. The Waldo Emerson is truly a four-season inn. 108 Summer Street, Kennebunk, Maine 207-985-4250

Captain Fairfield Inn

Captain Fairfield Inn Kennebunkport
Captain Fairfield Inn | Kennebunkport
An artful balance of historic and soft modern design. Crisp, uncluttered rooms. Expected amenities like plush beds, designer linens, fireplaces, whirlpool and soaking tubs, free wireless internet. Unexpected luxuries like iPads and iPod docking stations, French press coffee, flat panel televisions with Apple TV, warm cookies in the afternoon, and a carefully-selected wine list and gourmet snack menu. Enjoy a creative small-plates breakfast, prepared with fresh seasonal and local ingredients, and professional, personalized hospitality. Short walk to nearby restaurants, quaint harbor and beaches. 8 Pleasant Street, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-4454

Union Bluff Hotel

Union Bluff Hotel York Beach
Union Bluff Hotel | York Beach
The Union Bluff Hotel has been keeping a watchful eye over the shores of Short Sands Beach since 1868. Back then our guests arrived with their trunks packed for a month-long stay and men and women dressed in “bathing costumes”. Styles have changed but not the splendor or personal service that keeps generation after generation coming back to the Union Bluff Hotel. 8 Beach Street, York Beach, Maine 207-363-1333

Ocean-view Bed and Breakfast is located 4 miles north of Camden Harbor on a quiet country road. A favorite among Trip Advisor reviewers for its quiet location, stunning views from wrap-around porch, clean and charming rooms and delicious locally sourced breakfast. All 7 rooms with private baths and most with fireplaces. Some child-friendly and pet-friendly rooms. Near lighthouses, schooner sails, kayaking, museums, galleries, antiques, wineries and great restaurants and lobster pounds. 33 Sea View Drive, Lincolnville, Maine 800 382-9817

Breakwater Inn & Spa

Breakwater Inn & Spa Waterfront Inn and Spa
Breakwater Inn & Spa | Waterfront Inn and Spa
Located directly on the Kennebunk River with beach, ocean and sunset views. This chic historic inn offers modern spa rooms with river views, cottages hanging over the river and more. One of the most historic Kennebunkport hotels and inns with all the modern hotel comforts of today. Full service spa complex to indulge in exclusive signature spa treatments. Guests delight in innovative cuisine at Stripers Waterside Restaurant, taking pleasure in the freshest seafood, lobster and shellfish from the New England Maine Coast. 127 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine 207-967-5333

The Manor Inn

The Manor Inn Castine
The Manor Inn | Castine
The Manor Inn welcomes the traveler with a comfortable bed, friendly staff, and a good breakfast in a casual, but elegant, setting. The original design of the Manor Inn as a private home created large rooms, some with high ceilings, fireplaces and fabulous views to the Castine Harbor and Penobscot Bay. The inn is open from mid-March to the end of the year. Dinner is served several nights of the week and the nights depends on the time of the year. The menu features flavors from all over the world using local ingredients. 76 Battle Avenue, Castine, Maine 207 326 4861

Silver Photo Lodging Properties

Pilgrim's Inn

Pilgrim's Inn Deer Isle
Pilgrim's Inn | Deer Isle
Gracious Downeast island lodging, outstanding regional food and water views from all rooms. Built in 1793 and serving guests since 1900, this massive wood frame building with broad eight-foot wide fireplaces is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inns less busy but accessible island location is a paradise for hikers, birders, kayakers, sailors and those who just want to relax. For art lovers there are galleries galore. Come relax, eat and explore! 20 Main Street, Deer Isle, Maine 207-348-6615

Bethel Inn Resort

Bethel Inn Resort Bethel Resort
Bethel Inn Resort | Bethel Resort
Maine's Premier Four Season Resort in the heart of historic Bethel Maine. Country elegant accommodations and townhomes, award winning fine and casual dining, health club with an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool, hot tub and spa services. 18 hole championship golf course. 40km Nordic Ski Center. Just 6.8 miles from Sunday River Ski Resort. Whether it's a ski or golf vacation or corporate meeting, retreat or wedding, The Bethel Inn Resort offers unsurpassed amenities, accommodations and recreational activities. 21 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine 207-824-2175

Balance Rock Inn

Balance Rock Inn Bar Harbor
Balance Rock Inn | Bar Harbor
Oceanfront bed and breakfast inn, an easy walk from downtown Bar Harbor. Impeccably decorated rooms and elegant suites, expansive ocean views of Frenchman's Bay, balconies, fireplaces, saunas, whirlpools, luxurious amenities. One of the premier oceanfront lodgings set on a secluded tree-covered property. Indulge in the incomparable breakfast, elegant afternoon tea, music of the grand piano, cocktails at Veranda Bar, and the lazy comfort of a lounge chair by the pool. 21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor Maine 207-288-2610

Inn at Park Spring | Portland
Charming Bed & Breakfast in a historic brick town home dating to 1835 boasts an ideal location in downtown Portland. Just a short walk from the Art Museum, Longfellow Monument and Old Port. 5 guest rooms, each offer private baths, one suite. You will feel at home in the Inn's relaxing and elegantly decorated rooms. Comfortable accommodations await you along with a five star dining experience in the morning. The perfect place for exploring Portland’s renowned shops, restaurants and waterfront. 135 Spring Street, Portland, Maine, 207-774-1059.

Graycote Inn

Graycote Inn Bar Harbor
Graycote Inn | Bar Harbor
A Retreat from the Everyday. Bar Harbor's first green certified inn. Open year-round. Rooms with fireplaces, balconies, suites. Private baths. Free WiFi. Begin your day with morning coffee tray near your room; then enjoy a made-from-scratch served breakfast. Enjoy our large yard with trees, gardens, croquet court, and hammocks. Relax in wicker chairs on the veranda or walk to shops, galleries, and restaurants. Golf less than a mile away. Five minutes to Acadia National Park. 40 Holland Avenue, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-3044

Nicholson Inn

Nicholson Inn Freeport
Nicholson Inn | Freeport
Freeport Bed and Breakfast for the discriminating traveler. Located in the heart of Freeport’s shopping-restaurant district and less than 500 steps from LL Bean open 365/7/24. This home has been a Freeport landmark since 1925. Lovingly renovated and modernized with AC and free WiFi. Delicious, full breakfasts and the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Inn. Queen Beds, Private Baths, Antique Furnishings. 25 Main Street, Freeport, Maine 207-865-6404

The Inn at Southwest

The Inn at Southwest Southwest Harbor
The Inn at Southwest | Southwest Harbor
Overlooking the serene waters of Southwest Harbor, the Inn at Southwest combines elegant Victorian charm and gracious hospitality. The inn is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the marina, and lobster wharves. The inn is located only 5 minutes from Acadia National Park and 20 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy gourmet breakfasts and afternoon tea on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island! 371 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine 207-244-3835

Abalonia Inn

Abalonia Inn Ogunquit
Abalonia Inn | Ogunquit
An 1840's New England style farmhouse with exposed beams and great period details. Completely renovated in 2012 and under new management. Located in the center of the village, only one block to the beach and Marginal Way, Ogunquit' s famous cliff walk. The Abalonia is set back from the road, has open gardens so guests enjoy peacefully surroundings in the heart of the village, with its famous restaurants, clubs, and historic movie cinema. All rooms feature Flat Screen TVs, individually controlled AC and heat and WiFi. Brand new heated pool! 268 Main Street, Ogunquit, Maine 207-646-7001

Kennebec Inn

Kennebec Inn Bath Bed and Breakfast
Kennebec Inn | Bath Bed and Breakfast
Experience warm hospitality at the Kennebec Inn Bed and Breakfast, located in historic Bath, Maine. Resting on large park-like grounds with an in-ground pool, the Inn is a short walk from a wonderful downtown. Providing many premier amenities of a luxury hotel, while balanced with the personalized treatment and service that only intimate lodging accommodations can provide, the Kennebec Inn has been the B&B of choice by guests of Bath, Maine for over eight years. 696 High Street, Bath, Maine 207-443-5324

Chapman Inn

Chapman Inn Bethel Inn B&B
Chapman Inn | Bethel Inn B&B
A charming and delightful inn with unbeatable location, in the heart of Bethel's historic district facing the town common. The Chapman Inn offers great rooms, a "world famous" full gourmet breakfast, and warm genuine hospitality, and all at sane rates. The inn is very family friendly, and indeed was named "Best Family Inn in New England" by the New England Travel Guide. Pets are also welcome. 2 Church Street, Bethel, Maine 207-824-2657

The Oxford House

The Oxford House Fryeburg
The Oxford House | Fryeburg
A country inn with spectacular mountain views, combining classic Mission style design with contemporary elegance. Highly acclaimed on-site restaurant and lively pub are run by Culinary Institute of America graduate Chef/Co-Owner. Accommodations combine antique charm with updated, modern amenities. King beds, private baths, TV/DVD and full country breakfast. Surrounded by lakes and mountains with activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, antiquing, outlet shopping, golf, fishing and many scenic drives. Open year-round. 548 Maine Street, Rt. 302, Fryeburg, Maine 207-935-3442