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.

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.

This building was likely built by the original property owner Gabriel Stone. The 18th century ell retains its original beams and fireplace and connects the main homestead with the carriage house. It has served as the dining room since 1956.

Our History

Will room service change with COVID-19 safety measures?

At this time, we will service rooms upon request only. Please let our team know in person or text us at 207-315-5561.
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Do you require preferred vendors to be booked?

We have curated a preferred vendors list for you to use as a planning tool. It is not required that you book the preferred vendors but we do require approval of any vendors not on the list. All vendors must be licensed and insured.
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Do you require a wedding planner?

We highly recommend you book a wedding planner to help with logistics, however, we do not require one. We do require that you book a day-of coordinator.
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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 kerosene 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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