General

FAQ

A general collection of some of our frequently asked questions.

We need to do some work, do you have WiFi?

Yes, we do have WiFi! Due to being on an island in Maine, we often find that our WiFi signal doesn't come through all the time. We have added several Nodes to the inn to assist with WiFi. Most people are able to get work done while here.
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How large are the grounds surrounding the inn?

Our boutique inn is surrounded by 12 acres of pastoral farmland, heritage woods, and a tranquil salt marsh. Built in 1763 and lovingly restored in 2018, our historic property is a peaceful retreat. Situated only fifteen minutes from major attractions in Wiscasset and the Boothbay region.
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When was the property restored?

Our historic 1820’s barn has been recently renovated in 2018 to create a beautiful space. We have added a spacious deck across the back of the barn, opening it to an elevated overlook of our lush cascading grounds, as well as a cozy loft space that looks down over the main floor of the barn.
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When was the Squire Tarbox Inn built?

Anchoring the line of buildings that make up the Tarbox Inn is the federal style homestead built by Samuel Tarbox ca. 1825. An expansion soon after at the back of the house served as the kitchen until 1956. The oldest part of the house is the 1763 ell, which was originally situated on a hill to the north of the property.
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Who is Samuel "Squire" Tarbox?

Samuel Tarbox (1780-1861) became known as the Squire probably because of his wealth and stature as a business man and founding father of the Town of Westport. He was born in Litchfield, ME. In 1806, soon after marrying Mary "Polly" Brown, he bought the land on Westport from Stephen Parsons.
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Does the event barn have heat or A/C?

At this time, the barn does not have AC but there are plenty of large doors and windows that will allow for a comfortable climate. We do have kerosine heaters available for rent in the barn.
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What is your smoking policy?

We offer a designated smoking area for your event. The inn is non-smoking.
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Do you have a restaurant on the property?

At this time we do not have a restaurant at the inn, however, there are several local restaurants we think you’ll love! We've provided a list of local recommendations in our local guide. Be sure to check out our events page for pop-up dinners and our summer pizza night schedule.
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Do you allow children?

We gladly welcome well-behaved children! Most of our rooms, with the exception of room 7, are only able to accommodate a total of two guests max. Up to 4 guests can be accommodated in room 7 but we ask that the children are age appropriate to climb a ladder into a loft space.
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Are you pet friendly?

We are pet friendly and want our guests to enjoy the company of their well-behaved dog while on vacation!
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What are your general reservation policies?

Reservations require a 50% deposit of the entire reservation. This amount will be charged to your credit card upon booking the reservation.
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