Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a little cottage by the sea? What about an Inn? This classic seaside Victorian Inn for sale in Maine’s gorgeous mid-coast region might just fit that “dream house” bill. Come along as we explore this stunning Inn and the surrounding area through the eyes of a weekend guest.
After a leisurely 90-minute drive north from Portland on US 1, your guests arrive at the end of a leafy, shaded gravel drive that leads from the road into the woods. At the end of that drive—only a few hundred feet from the waters of Penobscot Bay—waits a classic Victorian manor.
Originally built as a summer home in 1889, the Inn still proudly boasts sumptuous flower gardens and a beautiful wrap-around porch. Guests can enjoy several common areas, all of which are tastefully decorated in Victorian style, after settling in in one of the seven guest rooms. This being the modern world, they’ll almost certainly connect their phones to the Inn’s free WiFi before spreading out their luggage and freshening up in their private bathrooms.
Ready to explore? There are any number of attractions just a few miles away in Camden and Rockport, and many notable dining and entertainment options. Seafood lovers will be right at home at Cappy’s Chowder House, a warm and inviting tavern-style restaurant, while more romantically-minded guests might enjoy some fine Italian at the 40 Paper Italian bistro. An after-dinner stroll alongside the Camden Harbor or Megunticook River is a must before heading back to the Inn.
In the morning, breakfast is served in the main dining room, but guests can also choose to relax outside, socialize with other guests, and enjoy the ocean views from the wrap-around porch. As the mood strikes, guests may like to relax at the Inn, walk down to the pebbly beach, or head back into town to explore. For guests who aren’t sure what to do, you could point them towards a sailing trip on an authentic Maine schooner, such as those offered by Maine Schooners aboard the Schooner Olad. These cruises last a few hours and take visitors around the sights and sounds of Penobscot Bay, including lighthouses, wildlife, lobster fishermen, and secluded summer mansions built by the Northeast’s elite.
Other guests might enjoy a hike up Mount Battie in Camden Hills State Park. Offering sweeping views of Penobscot Bay and the surrounding countryside, Mount Battie’s 800-foot summit is definitely worth the two-hour hike (or short car ride for visitors who aren’t hiking-inclined). They can also explore more than 30 miles of trails within the park.
For a less wild afternoon, many visitors stroll through Camden’s renowned High Street Historic District, as well as its many specialty shops and quaint retailers. Whether they’re interested in antiques, fine arts, or simply souvenirs from their trip, they’ll certainly find something worth keeping in town.
When they return for the night, your guests will be delighted to climb into their comfortable beds and sink into the pillow-top mattresses while the sound of waves and sea breezes drifts them off to sleep. You’ll enjoy being able to walk to the private owner’s quarters – a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with a heated garage for those chilly Maine winters, plus a second apartment for staff or renters – and fall asleep to the same things.
All things considered, we’re sure that your guests will enjoy this gorgeous Maine inn for sale. In fact, the only person who might enjoy it more is the owner, and that could be you!
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