Mansion on a cliff at Cape Neddick, York Maine

Guide to The York MAINE Inns and Bed and Breakfasts

Nestled along the southern coast of Maine, the picturesque town of York beckons travelers with its quintessential New England charm and scenic beauty. Visitors are drawn to its unique blend of history, culture, natural attractions, and culinary excellence.

Whether it’s exploring the charming downtown boutiques, indulging in fresh seafood, hiking along coastal trails, or simply relaxing in the serene ambiance, it presents an idyllic escape for travelers seeking both adventure and tranquility.

About Bed and Breakfasts in York Maine

York is a historic and classic Maine vacation destination with a variety of inns and quaint B&Bs — from small and cozy homes to expansive waterfront properties with beautiful grounds and gardens — most of which are located in grand old mansions either on secluded land or on the waterfront with views of the Atlantic ocean.

When staying at a bed and breakfast in York, you can expect each to have a unique style and character, often set in historic or specially designed homes with comfortable and individually decorated rooms.

Typically, you’ll also receive personalized service, a home-cooked breakfast daily, exclusive amenities like private decks, and proximity to beaches, iconic landmarks, and other attractions. Also, you can find family, pet-friendly, and romantic accommodations among these properties.

Prices for B&Bs in York Maine can vary widely depending on their locations, specific amenities, and time of year. In particular, the prices rise during the peak tourist season — summer and fall — as visitors are attracted to coastal attractions. If you’re looking for a good deal, we recommend booking well in advance or during the off-season.

If you’re searching more for hotels and motels or vacation rentals, check out our individual guides for York Maine lodging options.

Featured Bed and Breakfasts in York Maine

York Harbor Inn | York Harbor 207-363-5119 | 480 York Street, York Harbor , Maine
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. Learn More
Dockside Guest Quarters | York Harbor 207-363-2868 | 22 Harris Island Road, York, Maine
The Dockside is a special place, uniquely situated on a private peninsula overlooking York Harbor, providing panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Accommodations are in a classic “New England Cottage” and multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. Dining at the Dockside is popular with locals and visitors alike, offering local seafood and a wide variety of other favorites. Beaches, history, outlet shopping, lighthouses, golf, fishing are all near by. The essence of Maine is truly captured here. Learn More
Sands by the Sea | York Beach 207-363-2211 | 15 Ocean Avenue, York Beach, Maine
Nestled on one of southern Maine’s most dearly loved stretches of coastline, the superb seaside location of our hotel guarantees that relaxation begins the moment you arrive. Leave your car and stroll to the quaint shops, restaurants, and amusements... or simply walk across the road and stick your toes into the sand, sit on the beach, and take in the surf. Choose from ocean and pool view guest rooms to spacious suites. Learn More
The Inn at Tanglewood Hall | York Harbor 207-351-1075 | 611 York Street, York Harbor, Maine
Casually elegant seacoast B&B amidst woodlands, gardens and fountains, once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House. Enjoy bold ocean views along the Cliff Walk or relax upon York’s beaches just a stroll away; cuddle up in our hammock or by a crackling fire; then slip into luxurious queen beds in air-conditioned rooms with updated private baths. Surrounded by the scent of sea air, you'll savor breakfast on our veranda. Just an hour from Boston. Open year-round. Learn More

Getting to Know the York Maine Area

York Maine is a mosaic of unique villages and neighborhoods, each presenting its own distinctive charm and array of attractions.

From the historic allure of York Village to the tranquil sophistication of York Harbor, the lively atmosphere of York Beach, the quiet haven of Cape Neddick, and the rugged cliffs along the shore up to Bald Head, visitors can find a locale that caters to diverse preferences and interests.

York Village

York Village stands as the historical core of York Maine where a collection of well-maintained homes and buildings exudes a sense of the past.

It serves as a focal point for the town’s rich history and cultural heritage, featuring significant landmarks such as the Old Gaol and Jefferds Tavern within the Museums of Old York, which highlight the region’s colonial and early American era.

At the heart of this historic hub is the First Parish Church, a 17th-century landmark reflecting York’s enduring religious community, with the present structure dating to the early 18th century and dominating the village’s skyline.

The streets of York Village’s Historic District are adorned with colonial homes and buildings, showcasing the architectural styles that have been preserved to provide a window into history for all who visit.

York Harbor

York Harbor enchants with its breathtaking coastal scenery and stately homes, encapsulating the tranquility of a picturesque enclave. Its opulent seaside cottages and venerable inns echo its history as a summer haven for affluent vacationers, contributing to its distinctive allure.

The harbor itself is adorned with moored boats, while the Fisherman’s Walk offers peaceful riverside views, capturing the essence of maritime life. Complementing this, the Cliff Walk presents a scenic coastal path ideal for relaxed strolls or refreshing jogs, boasting spectacular vistas of Maine’s rugged shoreline.

Flanking the Cliff Walk are Hartley Mason Reserve and York Harbor Beach, both offering commanding views over the harbor and ocean. The reserve is a manicured public park perfect for leisurely contemplation, while the calm waters of the cozy beach are a haven for families.

For the adventurous, York Harbor provides the perfect starting point for sea kayaking adventures. The 13-mile York River is a gateway from the tranquil harbor out to the open coast.

York Beach

York Beach, a bustling summer hotspot, is known for its two distinct areas — the expansive Long Sands Beach and the more intimate Short Sands Beach, both of which offer a vibrant mix of amusements, eateries, and stores.

At the heart lies Long Sands Beach, a vast 1.5-mile expanse of pristine sand perfect for a variety of beach activities — sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and more. Despite its popularity, especially from mid-June through Labor Day, the availability of metered parking along Long Beach Avenue adds to its appeal, including accessible parking and ramps by the bathhouse for those with disabilities.

Nestled among craggy cliffs, the 0.25-mile Short Sands Beach is a favorite for families, featuring Ellis Park with its playground, ample green space, basketball courts, and a gazebo for live music events.

A short stroll from Short Sands Beach is a downtown area bustling with unique coastal shops, dining options, and arcades. Nearby, York’s Wild Kingdom offers a fun-filled combination of an amusement park and zoo, presenting a diverse array of animals, rides, and games that cater to visitors of all ages.

Cape Neddick

Cape Neddick offers a tranquil setting, celebrated for its rugged shoreline and a slower, more leisurely tempo perfect for appreciating Maine’s coastal splendor.

Its most famous feature is the Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse, which is perched on a small, craggy island just offshore. Renowned as one of the world’s most-snapped lighthouses, it remains an off-limits beacon to visitors, but the vistas from Sohier Park are unparalleled. The park is equipped with telescopes, educational exhibits, and a gift shop too.

York Cliffs

The York Cliffs — both a village and an impressive natural landmark — sit along the northeastern stretch of the coastline beyond Cape Neddick and its harbor. Renowned for their raw beauty, these cliffs provide awe-inspiring panoramas of the Atlantic.

Adjacent to the cliffs is the peaceful Cape Neddick Beach — commonly referred to as Passaconaway Beach. This charming, pebbled beach boasts tidal pools and tranquil sea vistas, making it a favored spot for both scenic viewing and photography enthusiasts.

Bald Head

Bald Head, a village to the northeast of York Cliffs, takes its name from the distinctive Bald Head Cliff. This striking geological feature, with its sheer faces plunging into the Atlantic, affords spectacular vistas of Maine’s rugged coast.

Perched near these cliffs is the opulent Cliff House resort, where guests can indulge in fine dining and spa treatments with the cliffs as their backdrop. The spa, in particular, allows for rejuvenating experiences while gazing out at the majestic landscape. The locale is a magnet for photographers and those who appreciate natural beauty, epitomizing the dramatic allure of Maine’s shoreline.

Additionally, Bald Head hosts the Cape Neddick Country Club, which offers a semi-private golfing experience with public tee times. The course presents a picturesque and challenging 18-hole round amidst this scenic coastal setting.

Mount Agamenticus

Venturing away from the coast, a brief journey from the various communities of York Maine leads to Mount Agamenticus. This natural haven features a network of trails for hiking and biking, where adventurers are rewarded with sweeping views that span from the ocean to the distant White Mountains of New Hampshire when the weather is clear.

As a piece of Maine’s expansive coastal wilderness, Mount Agamenticus rises as a notable summit, offering delightful opportunities for observing the local wildlife in their natural habitat.

The Culinary Experiences

York Maine’s restaurant offerings are as varied as the picturesque landscapes — from the ocean-fresh delicacies at Shearwater at Stage Neck Inn to the inventive cuisine at The Central Restaurant & Bar.

Indulge in beachside dining at Stones Throw or explore the vibrant tastes of Mexico at The Burrito Shop. With options ranging from succulent steaks to exquisite sushi and homestyle diner classics, York’s food scene satisfies every palate.

Beyond hearty meals, York is a haven for light bites and sweet indulgences. A must-visit is The Goldenrod, where the art of saltwater taffy-making has been a tradition since 1896. Here, visitors can observe the mesmerizing process of stretching and slicing taffy before tasting this iconic confectionery that has become synonymous with the town’s charm.

Top Bed and Breakfasts in York Maine

Morning Glory Inn

120 Seabury Rd, York Harbor | 207-363-2062
A cozy B&B set in a beautifully restored 18th-century building, the Morning Glory Inn boasts intimate, tastefully decorated rooms and a delectable homemade breakfast. Guests can enjoy peaceful gardens and proximity to historic sites and scenic coastal walks for a truly relaxing stay.
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Dockside Guest Quarters

22 Harris Island Rd, York Harbor | 207-363-2868
Providing an idyllic coastal retreat with stunning waterfront views, the Dockside Guest Quarters has charming New England-style accommodations and a serene atmosphere. Guests also enjoy access to a marina, on-site dining, and proximity to local attractions.
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York Harbor Inn

480 York Street, York Harbor, York | 207-363-5119
If you’re looking for your own little slice of heaven in York, you just might find it here! This family of inns consists of seven buildings along Coastal Route 1A — including the Main Inn, which offers live music on weekends, a pub, and a sit-down restaurant.
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560 York St, York | 207-216-5188
Celebrated for its excellent location and stunning beach views, Albracca offers a warm and inviting ambiance — akin to a stately Maine mansion — and is praised for providing a memorable and pleasant stay. Guests enjoy the quaint rooms with the added luxury of incredibly comfortable beds.
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Inn at Tanglewood Hall

611 York Street, York Harbor | 207-351-1075
Offering a tranquil escape, the Inn at Tanglewood Hall is in a restored 1880s Victorian mansion surrounded by lush gardens. This charming B&B features elegant rooms, gourmet breakfasts, and easy access to nearby beaches and the scenic Cliff Walk.
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The Inn at Ridge Road

281 Ridge Rd, York | (207) 351-5337
Located less than a half-mile from Long Sands Beach, the Inn offers comfortable apartment-style lodging for guests to make it feel like a home away from home. In addition to king and queen rooms, the apartment offerings include two-bed units with private bathrooms, cable TV, a full kitchen, and much more.
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The Willows

3 Long Beach Avenue, York Beach
The Willows Victorian Inn is a charming B&B that dates back to the 1800s with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for a weekend getaway. The inn offers a delicious breakfast and a certain degree of elegance that will make visitors feel like they’ve taken a trip back in time.
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The Lynwood Inn

41 Broadway, York | (207) 363-6443
With its convenient location close to beaches and attractions, its inviting atmosphere, and its cozy decor, the Lynwood Inn is a great lodging choice in York. The location is close to beaches and iconic attractions, so you can enjoy a day shopping, swimming, and frolicking without having to travel far.
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Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast

167 Cape Neddick Rd, York | 207-351-3007
A comfortable and quaint bed and breakfast, Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast offers clean and cozy rooms that provide a comfortable stay for guests. While the breakfast options are described as simple the overall experience is well regarded for its cleanliness and comfort.
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2 River Road Inn & Cottages

2 River Rd, Cape Neddick | 207-363-3400
A charming property that offers a tranquil and clean environment, the 2 River Road Inn & Cottages provides a comfortable and quiet stay. Guests appreciate the super clean accommodations, shower facilities, and very friendly owners.
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Beauport Inn

339 Clay Hill Rd, Cape Neddick | (207) 361-2400
Set on 8 acres of beautiful land, Beauport Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast. This stone manor features unique architecture reminiscent of old English farmhouses. Guests can enjoy a peaceful sanctuary with gracious hosts, a 40-foot granite lap pool, and a Jacuzzi — all surrounded by tranquil grounds and meticulous craftsmanship.
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Featured Lodging in Nearby Towns

Ogunquit Timeshare Rentals | Ogunquit 877-815-4227 | 306 U.S. Route 1, 639 Maine Street, Ogunquit, Maine
For luxury accommodations at an affordable price, has an extensive inventory of Ogunquit timeshare rentals available. At up to 70% off traditional resort pricing, travelers can stay at luxury resorts such as the InnSeason Resorts, The Falls at Ogunquit and Hillcrest Condominiums. Guests can enjoy convenient on-site amenities such as a year-round indoor heated pool, hot tubs, sauna, and fitness center. When it’s time to retire for the night, guests can enjoy their luxury suites equipped with a full kitchen, fireplace, cable TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi. To find out more, visit or call 877-815-4227. Learn More
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club | Kennebunkport 207-967-2511 | 59 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine
Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club’s marina-side location on the Kennebunk River is as idyllic as can be. Yachtsman is a short walk or bike ride from beaches, attractions, restaurants and the eclectic galleries and boutiques that make Dock Square the most alluring shopping and dining enclave on the Maine coast. The adjacent Kennebunkport Marina provides dockage, rentals, and services for boating enthusiasts. Yachtsman also provides complimentary kayak, canoe, and bike rentals to guests. Learn More
The Lady Mary Inn | North Berwick 207-676-2133 | Elm Street, North Berwick, Maine
Comfortably familiar and welcoming, elegant and classic, down to the tiniest detail, while still offering every convenience the modern traveler expects. Welcome to the Lady Mary Inn. Surround yourself in Victorian romance. Experience the grandeur of this 25-room mansion while you enjoy all the Southern Maine Seacoast Region has to offer! Stretch out in one of our spacious guest rooms with beautiful private baths. Full gourmet breakfasts are artfully served. Conveniently located in North Berwick, Maine, just 6 miles from I-95 and 15 minutes from miles of white sandy beaches. Learn More
Grand Hotel | Kennebunk 877-455-1501 | 1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine
The Grand Hotel in Kennebunk, Maine, sits prominently on Chase Hill, just steps away from bustling downtown Kennebunkport. Featuring classic New England architecture and elegantly appointed decor, the hotel offers views of lively Dock Square and Lower Village. Grand Hotel is a perfect retreat for your coastal Maine vacation if you are looking for convenience, comfort, and elegance. With our on-site Maine Art Hill art gallery, you can indulge yourself in artistic delights. Learn More
Village by the Sea | Wells 207-646-1100 | 1373 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom condominium suites with living room, dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness center, game room, seasonal outdoor pool, gas grills and much more. Situated on 11 acres bordering the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve and tidal salt marsh near Wells Beach. Great location between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Banquet facility with a variety of meeting spaces including Maine Ballroom and intimate Kennebunk Board Room, perfect for Maine coast wedding, anniversary, birthday or meeting. Free WiFi. Learn More
Sun Outdoors RV Resort | Wells Beach, Maine 800-640-2267 | 1000 Post Rd. (U.S. Route 1), Wells, Maine
Enjoy a family adventure Sun Outdoors, Wells Beach. You'll love our resort amenities including a pool, playground and full-sized mini-golf course. Just one mile from the scenic Maine beach, offering your family fun in the sun, deep-sea fishing and a variety of restaurants in town. Choose from a great selection of spacious RV and tent sites or our new Premier Cottages! Join in the fun and beauty of Maine during your next getaway and make us your vacation destination. Learn More
The Cottages at Cabot Cove | Kennebunkport 207-967-5424 | 7 S Maine St, Kennebunkport, Maine
Catering to couples, captivatingly cozy, and quintessentially coastal, this magical enclave of 16 petite cottages is a departure from traditional inns, Bed and Breakfasts, and hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cabot’s whimsically intimate accommodations offer the perfect seasonal getaway; serene and peaceful being tucked away in a cove, but also conveniently located near downtown. Perhaps Renovation Style magazine summed up The Cottages at Cabot Cove best — “decorated little houses with patios and lush landscaping, clustered next to Cabot Cove, one of Maine’s most beautiful saltwater settings.” Learn More
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort | Kennebunkport 855-346-5700 | 208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine
Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. Cape Arundel Inn & Resort’s shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows invigorating days by the sea will set your transformation in motion. Getaways here on this picture-perfect point of land can be as private or as social, as active or as restful, as casual or as elegant as you dream. As a guest, you’ll have the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team at your service to handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you. Learn More
Misty Harbor Resort | Coastal Resort in Wells 207-646-8373 | 60 Mile Road, Wells, Maine
All suite condominium resort, on the trolley route and just 3/4 mile from Wells Beach. One or two bedroom suites with full kitchen, dining area and scenic views of the marshlands and ocean beyond. Amenities include free WiFi, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, exercise room, grills, picnic tables, outdoor playground and onsite restaurant. Open year round with many off-season specials available. Situated between Ogunquit and Kennebunkport. Enjoy nearby whale and lobster tours, fishing trips, antique shops, art galleries and boutiques. Learn More
Sea Mist Resort Motel | Wells 800-448-0925  | 733 Post Road, Wells, Maine
Affordable Resort Motel located near Kennebunkport, Wells Beach and Ogunquit. The resort features an indoor pool, hot tub, sun deck and BBQ area. Free WiFi, local calling and pool towels. All rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot with free coffee. Full baths, climate control, CCTV with DVD and hair dryers. Most rooms with a queen size bed and sleep sofa. We also feature 2 one-bedroom suites with a separate bedroom and small kitchen, dining and living area. Learn More
Rockmere Lodge | Ogunquit 888-646-2985 | 150 Stearns Rd, Ogunquit, Maine
An oceanview bed and breakfast on the 1.7-mile pathway called the Marginal Way. Eight beautifully appointed bedrooms with private baths for your comfort. Full breakfast on our oceanview wrap-around porch or in our formal dining room off season. Beautiful grounds to stroll and relax in. Third floor Lookout room with panoramic ocean views. Easy walk to everything Ogunquit has to offer. Non-smoking. Open year round. Learn More
The Grand Hotel | Ogunquit 207-646-1231 | 276 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
A popular choice for travelers visiting Ogunquit, The Grand Hotel offers two room suites equipped with a king bed, TV in each room, fridge, microwave and WIFI. Some suites feature fireplaces. Free parking is available in our underground parking lot. Enjoy our indoor pool and outdoor Hot Tub. It is an easy walk to Perkins Cove, Marginal Way, Ogunquit Beach and the Downtown area with many fine dining choices along the way. Learn More
Pink Blossoms Resort | Ogunquit 207-646-7397 | 154 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Ogunquit’s premier Family Resort is within strolling distance to Ogunquit Beach, Marginal Way, Downtown Ogunquit and Perkins Cove. An easy walk to galleries, fine restaurants, shops and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Our variety of updated room types accommodate couples and families. All 30 units are non-smoking and feature WIFI, Satellite TV and fully equipped kitchenettes. Enjoy our outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis, pickleball, children’s playground, BBQ grills and picnic area. Learn More

Exploring All of York Maine & Beyond

York Maine is a coastal haven boasting attractions like the picturesque Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick and the sandy stretches of Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach. Historic York Village enchants with its colonial architecture, while York Harbor offers serene walks along the Cliff Walk. And inland, Mount Agamenticus combines hiking with stunning views.

While you’re here, though, you have a prime opportunity to explore nearby Maine coastal towns. Here’s a look at what you can expect in Kittery, Ogunquit, and The Berwicks.


Kittery Maine offers a blend of coastal charm and historic intrigue. The famed Kittery Premium Outlets beckons avid shoppers, while the Fort McClary State Historic Site and the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum provide history buffs with glimpses into a storied past.

There are even several parks and lots of coastline to explore, such as Seapoint Beach. On top of that, culinary enthusiasts savor fresh seafood, while craft beer lovers can enjoy local brews at Tributary Brewing.


Ogunquit Maine is celebrated for its stunning shoreline, particularly Ogunquit Beach and the dramatic coastal walk along Marginal Way. The Ogunquit Playhouse stages Broadway-caliber shows, while the Ogunquit Museum of American Art showcases Maine’s artistic heritage.

Also, the quaint Perkins Cove offers charming shops and eateries of all kinds, and boat tours provide a glimpse of the rugged coast from the sea. Ogunquit’s vibrant atmosphere and natural beauty make it a cherished destination.

The Berwicks

The Berwicks in Maine — comprising Berwick, North Berwick, and South Berwick — are nestled along the Salmon Falls River and steeped in history and New England small-town charm.

These towns feature historic sites — such as the Hamilton House and Sarah Orne Jewett House — local farms, and artisanal shops, community markets, and antique stores. All of these features are highlighted with a backdrop of nature preserves, rolling hills, and scenic rivers, epitomizing the rural beauty of the Southern Maine Coast.

FAQs About York Maine Bed and Breakfasts

How far in advance do I need to book a B&B in York Maine?

The ideal time to book a bed and breakfast in York Maine can vary based on the season and local events. During the peak tourist season, it is advisable to book several months in advance, possibly more than 90 days before your stay.

For off-peak seasons, you may have more flexibility and could potentially book closer to your travel date. It’s always a good idea to check with the specific B&B for their booking policies and how quickly they tend to fill up.

What amenities are included in my stay at a York Maine B&B?

At York Maine B&Bs, expect complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms. Many offer common areas, air conditioning, and personalized service, while some provide luxury linens, fireplaces, and ocean views too.

Are B&Bs in York Maine open year-round, or do they close for the off-season?

Many bed and breakfasts in York Maine are open year-round, offering guests a cozy stay regardless of the season, including York Harbor Inn. Others may close or have limited availability during the off-season, typically in the winter months.

Are pets allowed at any B&Bs in York Maine?

Yes, some bed and breakfasts in York Maine are pet-friendly and allow pets. For example, the Harbor Crest Inn within the York Harbor Inn complex allows dogs in their Harbor Crest Building.

Is there free parking available at the B&Bs in York Maine?

Yes, many bed and breakfasts in York Maine offer free parking for guests. However, it is always best to verify the availability of parking and any associated costs.

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