The original Tarbox building

Squire Tarbox History

The Squire Tarbox Inn is at once an iconic historic homestead and, what a former owner called, “a country inn at the end of a road to nowhere”— his way to describe a restful retreat on acres of lush country fields.
A portrait of Samuel 'Squire' Tarbox

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.

Samuel Tarbox’s distinguished civic service, included serving as: a Captain in the War of 1812, a member of the House of Representatives from Edgecomb in 1827, Westport's first First Selectman after its incorporation as a town in 1828, and Westport's first Postmaster in 1829.

An Iconic Historic Homestead

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.
Timeline
The Squire Tarbox in 1845
Inside the barn at the Squire Tarbox Inn

2018 Restoration

Purchased in early 2018 by Houston friends Lisa Dalton and Michelle Adams began extensive renovations in February of that year. The goal was to create a design driven and more modern interior space that paid homage to the historic character of the building. All bedrooms, bathrooms and common spaces were completely updated and carefully curated with a casual component of interesting antiques, stylish seating areas and unique art.

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5 star rating
"If you are looking for a magical place in ME, isolated enough to feel like you have complete privacy, but close enough to everything, you must visit the Squire Tarbox Inn. This beautifully restored 1763 farmhouse is a dream. The rooms are all meticulously renovated to have all the modern comforts with a laid back feel. And as a bonus, they have goats, chickens and a trail that takes you down to the most peaceful salt marsh."
Kelly E.

Wake Up Refreshed

The Squire Tarbox Inn has 11 unique rooms, each with a private bathroom and air conditioner. Every bedroom and bathroom has been carefully updated as of 2018.
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