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Experience the tranquility, beauty, and simple elegance...
of this small and intimate bed and breakfast inn.
Sit amidst the flowers on our wrap-around porch and watch the little lobster boats come and go. View the spectacular sunsets on the water or listen to the soothing sounds of the sea.
Only a short walk to town over the historic footbridge which spans the inner harbor. There for your enjoyment are the many galleries, fine restaurants, and shops of Boothbay Harbor.
Open May 23 through October 16.
We warmly welcome you to the Boothbay Region and to the Atlantic Ark Inn.
Enjoy the waterview and simple elegance of this traditional Maine Bed and Breakfast Inn nestled and amongst the activity of a busy working harbor, experience the ambiance of this quaint town.
Directly across the street from the harbor; relax on the porch while you watch the little lobster boats come and go. View the spectacular sunsets on the water, and listen to the musical sounds of the sea. Appreciate the beauty that has drawn so many artists and crafts people to this area.
It is only a short walk to town over the historic "footbridge" which spans the inner harbor. There for your enjoyment are the many galleries, fine restaurants, and shops of Boothbay Harbor.
I welcome you to this lovely region and to the beauty and peace of the Atlantic Ark Inn.
About the Inn
The Atlantic Ark Inn is tastefully decorated with antiques, oriental rugs and floor length drapes. Guest rooms are adorned with fresh flowers, attractive period pieces, and queen size poster beds. Some rooms have balconies. Most rooms have water views and all rooms have private baths (one with double Jacuzzi), wireless internet access, and air conditioning.
Celebrate each morning with a delicious and beautifully presented breakfast of gourmet coffees, fresh fruits, home baked breads, and an interesting main entree prepared with the freshest and purist of ingredients.
Over the years many comments have been received from appreciative guests such as:
An article written by the late travel writer, Stephen Birnbaum, appearing in Good Housekeeping Magazine recommends the Atlantic Ark Inn as one of the best places to stay in Boothbay Harbor.
"For those seeking a place to unwind, relax and enjoy the beauty of Maine. Donna's Atlantic ArK is the place to be. I have never been so impressed by an Inn anywhere in the world. - Neil McHugh. Author of "Dreaming Your Way to Pain Free Living"
"This is my favorite place to stay and relax...on the porch whilst watching boats come and go in the Harbor. It is both inspired and inspirational" - Lucy Harmer author of several books including "Space Clearing and Intuitive Feng Shui".
The Inn is nationally rated and a member of The American Bed & Breakfast Association, Maine Innkeepers Assoc., Professional Innkeepers Assoc., The National Bed & Breakfast Assoc., and the Maine Publicity Bureau.
Boothbay Harbor Area Activities
For a comprehensive listing of activites and attractions in our area, see the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce Activities page. Below are a few highlights to get you started.
Boothbay Region Land Trust Walking Trails
Route 27, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
18 beautiful coastal and woodland trails open for the public’s enjoyment, free of charge. Trail maps are available at the office, chambers of commerce and the individual trail sites.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Barters Island Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
Extraordinary ornamental gardens, miles of waterfront and woodland trails, elegant Visitor's Center with Kitchen Garden Café, Gift Shop, Fairy Village, indoor and outdoor art exhibits, stonework and sculpture. Encompassing 248 acres, this is New England’s largest botanical garden. Check their Web site for events and educational programs, chef demonstrations in the cooking garden, storytelling for kids, art openings, and musical performances.
The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor ME 04538
This historic Opera House, built in 1894, is open year-round and provides an intimate stage for regional artists and national touring acts. Performances include a mix of folk, jazz, classical, blues, country and world music, in addition to theatrical productions, lectures and classes. Check their web site for their current schedule.
Boothbay Country Club
33 Country Club Road, Boothbay, ME 04537
18 hole championship golf course with beautiful views. Restaurant open for lunch and dinner.
Boothbay Railway Village
Route 27, P.O. Box 123, Boothbay, ME 04537
Take a ride on a train pulled by a coal-fired, narrow-gauge steam locomotive through woods and an historic village. Tour 28 historic buildings, and visit the antique car and truck exhibit. Check their Web site for special events.
Boothbay Region Historical Society
72 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Located at the 1874 Elizabeth F. Reed house and its grounds, Fullerton Park. Many of the furnishings in the museum in the building were Reed family heirlooms. The museum displays local historical mementos and houses documentary collections. Free admission. Visit their web site for their schedule of lectures and events.
Maine State Aquarium and Burnt Island Lighthouse
Department of Marine Resources (DMR)
194 McKown Point Rd, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575
Aquarium includes a tide pool touch tank with sharks, sea urchins, starfish, etc., lobster trap display, tanks of local fish, unusual lobsters and more. Enjoy a picnic on the grounds, with a beautiful view of Boothbay Harbor. Burnt Island Living Lighthouse is a short boat ride away from the harbor. Knowledgeable people take on the roles of the lighthouse keeper, his wife and his children in this living history program. Also learn about Maine fisheries and enjoy a guided naturalist hike.