About The Inn
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This Maine Inn & restaurant, a charming Bed & Breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a quiet country Inn in the center of Midcoast Maine. It is surrounded by fields, stone walls and woods. A peaceful salt-water marsh with rowboat and dock beckons beyond the pasture while several barns house goats and chickens. The Inn is located away from tourist crowds but situated conveniently for coastal adventures. Our Maine lodging is also pet friendly and we love to have other dogs visiting.
This Boothbay Harbor area Maine bed & breakfast combines the best of 18th- and 19th-century characters. The original house was constructed in 1763, and the original boards and timbers remain today. The newer addition goes back to 1820 and houses the parlor and the 4 larger more formal bedrooms, all with working fireplaces.
The Midcoast Maine Inn & Restaurant has eleven guestrooms, each with a private bathroom. Combining the charm of antiquity with modern comforts, each of the rooms is adorned with handmade quilts and antiques, all reflecting New England style and tradition. The main house rooms, where the Squire lived, are more formal, with high ceilings, decorative moldings, and wood-burning fireplaces. The Carriage Barn sitting bedrooms in the attached 1820s barn are more rustic, with exposed beams and a cozy, country feel.
Breakfast is served each morning in the 1763 dining room, or you can move out onto the screened in deck, and includes freshly baked croissants, home made bread, yogurt, fresh fruits, juices, cereals, freshly brewed coffees, a variety of teas, and last-but-not-least, a choice of hot meals freshly prepared by the chef.
In the evening, linger over a cocktail or a glass of wine on the screened-in deck while watching the sun set over the tree-tops, or enjoy making new friends in one of our cozy public rooms. Then relax and savor a mouth-watering meal in our gourmet restaurant prepared by Mario, the owner/chef. As Lara starts to work more in the kitchen, she will be designing menus that focus on locally produced, organic farm to table foods, as Maine has a bevy of farms and food producers to celebrate.
Activities at The Inn
At The Squire Tarbox Inn & Restaurant, you can be as busy or as relaxed as you like. There are walking paths, or one can wander through lush gardens with lots of food and medicinal herbs growing all around. We are adding more and more farm features to the inn, working towards being a farm to table inn. This only adds to the rustic ambiance. Or you can take one of our mountain bikes to explore the surrounding area of our beautiful island. The Squire Tarbox Inn offers a wonderful journey into countryside simplicity.
There are 2 preserves on Westport Island open to the public where you can go for a good walk. The Inn’s extensive grounds are perfect for birding, and on rare occasions you might even spot a moose, deer or river otter.
Sign up for one one of our many courses we offer throughout the year during your stay. We offer health & nutrition courses, private cooking lessons, cheese making classes, butchering 101, and more! Visit our “Classes & Courses” Page to find out more information.
During your stay, take some time to look around the Inn’s farm. While Lara has started to plant the vegetable gardens again, the main vegetable gardens have now moved to a nearby property due to Kyle expanding his business, and they are both totally organic and provide the gourmet restaurant’s kitchen with most of its fresh vegetables, while a brood of chickens lay the fresh eggs for breakfast. As we work towards being a farm to table inn, we will bring back milking goats and add more animals for milk and meat. For many guests even our “retired” goats are a real highlight. There are 4 altogether, consisting of Nigerian Dwarf & La Mancha varieties, all of them gentle and happy to be petted.
Activities in the Area
Boat trips, whale watching, shops, deep- sea fishing and ocean sciences are in nearby Boothbay Harbor. In Bath, you can visit the Maine Maritime Museum and antique shops. The quaint old village of Wiscasset, named as “The Prettiest Village in Maine”, has many antique shops along with a jail museum and a Music Wonder Museum full of old music boxes. In Georgetown, visit Reid State Park Beach (miles of crashing Atlantic ocean) and then have lobster on the dock at Five Islands. Take a trip to Pemaquid and see the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, the Fishermans’ Museum and Art Gallery, Pemaquid Beach and Fort William Henry. …Or simply take it easy in the beautiful and relaxed surroundings of the inn.