The Inn, listed on the National Register of Historical Places is well established and has been operating with positive guest response for over 40 years.
The major restoration and growth has been over the past 25 years.
During this time, The Squire Tarbox Inn has been featured in:
The Washington Post:
“You are being charmed with comfy beds, good food…and in return will go forth viewing goats with affection and understanding.”
“…remarkable for what it lacks: traffic, crowds, congestion, and organized recreation….dinner is a lavish affair.”
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“A delightful little colonial farmstead, …nestled amid a bird-chirping wooded setting on a pastoral island. …successfully meld together the attributes we most enjoy in a traditional back-road country inn: restful surroundings, cozy rooms, blazing log fires, comfy sofas, hearty home-cooked meals and warmhearted Innkeepers….unassuming but immaculate lodgings…each accommodation done up with cheerful upcountry accents…This is a serene and ideal base for exploring the rugged coast of Maine, without maddening crowds of tourists..”
“…it’s the kind of place a lone traveler could feel comfortable … unpretentious … …appetizing, wholesome food is a worthy compliment to the Inn’s relaxed ambiance”
“…an oasis for travelers … what Maine is all about … warm hospitality …life at the inn is uncomplicated, walk to saltwater marsh, visit thriving gardens, gather round the antique player piano for sing-a-longs”
“the most adult-geared and elegant of all New England’s vacation farms … guest swings rigged from the rafters in the barn … salt marsh equipped with rowboat”
“A coastal trove of history, beauty, summer promise….For a farm visit mingled with an overnight stay and exceptional dinner, opt for the Squire Tarbox Inn on Westport Island, connected by bridge to Wiscasset. This historic farmhouse and giant red barn rests on a broad, idyllic clearing in the woods, not a neighbor in sight.” read more
Maisons Cote Ouest
“au Squire Tarbox Inn, une auberge, ancienne maison de notable du XVIIIє, on vit au milieu des antiques. A l’ecart de Wiscasset, sur Westport Island, la ferme de cette ancienne maison de notable construite en 1763. Et а l’heure du cocktail, on vous invite а assister а la traite du soir! Le petit dejeuner et le diner son excellents.”
“.. pastoral setting … while the guests find comfort at the Inn, the goats luxuriate in their own three-star accommodations.”
And also in:
The New York Times – USA Today – Newspapers in Wisconsin & Illinois,
Twenty-three Country Inn Guide Books
Discerning Traveler Romantic Hideaways
Travel & Leisure
and many others
And, the Inn has received the Maine Restaurant Critic’s Award of “Outstanding” for food, service, and ambiance.