York Harbor is an idyllic, historic and classic Maine vacation destination. A visit to York Harbor offers the most photographed lighthouse, beach time and lobster bakes, plus you can tour the living history museum of Old York, and stay in a beautiful Historic Inn or upscale bed and breakfast.
See our Top York Hotels, Inns and Resorts selections. Staying at a Maine inn or BnB in York is the best of both worlds, old meets new.
York Harbor has a variety of Inns and B & Bs from small and cozy to expansive waterfront properties with beautiful grounds and gardens, depending upon what you are looking for in your York Maine vacation.
York Harbor is a relatively small community so everything is nearby from shopping at Kittery Outlets or the York village boutiques, to lobster pounds and seafood restaurants, to York’s best beaches and Nubble Lighthouse and York’s Wiggly Bridge.
You can drive, walk or ride a bike to some of these York attractions from the inn where you are staying. Some of these Inns are pet friendly and welcome families, while others are more romantic an ideal for a couples getaway or honeymoon.
Many of the Inns in York are in grand old oceanfront mansions, some with views of the Atlantic like York Harbor Inn and harbor front Dockside Inn, while others are located in secluded romantic spots. Despite the grandeur and history of these Inns, you will have all the comforts and services you look forward to on a vacation.
York Inns range from small intimate homes with cozy sitting parlors with fireplaces and romantic rooms, to larger more modern Inn properties, like the Stage Neck Inn, with suites equipped with balconies, on site restaurants and a bar for drinks, plus all the amenities you long for – WiFi to a swimming pool and fitness room.
A few inns offer spacious suites and even have spa services with treatment sessions available during your stay. Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns in York can provide a very personal stay, with refreshments and fresh baked cookies awaiting in the living room upon your arrival after your day exploring the Southern Maine coast to your homemade breakfast in the morning.
York Bed & Breakfasts
Similarly, Bed and Breakfasts in York are elegant historic homes that have been lovingly converted to provide a home away from home for visitors with comfortable living rooms and parlors for guests to socialize, beautiful private guest rooms with antiques and amenities uniquely Maine, and bountiful breakfast made with local ingredients deliciously prepared to start your day.
One of the nice things about staying at an Inn is meeting the innkeeper. These local Mainers are happy to provide tips on where to go and what to see during your visit to York Harbor.
They can tell you where to find the best lobster roll, a secluded sandy beach, the best art galleries tucked in some harbor side alley, and even make dinner reservations for that waterfront restaurant that gets rave reviews for you.