The east side of the Damariscotta River once contained an enormous shell heap named Whaleback because of its shape. Much of this midden was removed in the late 1880s to supply a factory built here to process the oyster shells into chicken feed. As a result, only a small portion of Whaleback remains today. Managed in cooperation with the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust, the area around the midden is now a State Historic Site that includes a small hiking trail and beautiful views of the river. A series of interpretive panels helps inform visitors about the history of the area.
We had a fabulous time at the Squire Tarbox Inn. Gorgeous picturesque setting, comfortable and cozy sleeping quarters, rustic and elegant common areas and our delicious quiche and scones, were all amazing touches that made us feel special during our stay. We had the Mary Margaret room and it was so beautifully put together with the fluffiest pillows and softest sheets. The shower was nice and hot and the air conditioning was nice and cool! The grounds were beautiful and natural and the chickens and goats were adorable. The staff were all pleasant and professional. We I'll be recommending this magical place to others.
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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. Learn more about our history.