Blue Heron Seaside Inn - 'A Boutique Bed and Breakfast'
Experience the charm of a romantic 19thC waterfront bed and breakfast in Boothbay Harbor Maine, offering six luxury size rooms and suites, all with waterviews and seaside decks.
Enjoy Boothbay Harbor lodging, centrally located in town, and in an intimate setting…a beautiful boutique B&B that’s been magnificiently restored to the essence of yesteryear, with all modern conveniences.
Escape to the secluded cove overlooking the harbor, with a dock, and kayaks for exploring the magical shoreline…where cool breezes greet you, and seabirds abound, yet you're just steps away from the historic village center. Total relaxation and lasting memories await you. We invite you to be our guest!
LOCATED ON THE WATERFRONT in the picturesque village of Boothbay Harbor, the Blue Heron Seaside Inn was built in the 1880's, originaly as a waterfront home, convenient to the town center and with access to the harbor for boating activies.
THE DÉCOR is influenced by the innkeepers' travels overseas. The unique collection of period antiques and fine china they collected while living in Europe and Asia is an important part of the ambience of the inn, reflecting that of a refined European flavor.
THE IDEAL in-town location allows you to leave your vehicle and stroll to the village center for boat trips, shopping, and fine dining, all just steps away. Take a kayak for a tour of the harbor. Or you may simply enjoy lounging by the waterfront, on the quiet secluded cove, watching the seabirds on the shore, while enjoying the view of Boothbay Harbor's historic footbridge in the background. A favorite spot for artists and kayak enthusiasts!
YOUR HOSTS, Laura and Phil Chapman, are natives of Boothbay whose families have lived here for five generations. They purchased the property in 1994, while working overseas, and in 2001, after moving back home, decided to restore the building into a Bed and Breakfast, and share the wonderful location, views and their stories with travelers. They completely gutted the building down to the studs, leaving the original footprint. The renovation included modern updated technology, new wiring and plumbing, insulation between all the floors and walls for sound reduction, and new Anderson windows and doors throughout. Skilled local craftsmen completed the project with detailed woodworking, and ceiling crown moldings, capturing the timless elegance of 'Old New England', while offering all the modern necessities for a comfortable stay. After two years, in 2003, Blue Heron Seaside Inn opened it's doors to welcome it's first guests.
Upon arrival you'll be greeted with overflowing flowerboxes adorning the porches, stuffed with old fashioned geraniums, vibrant petunias, and a variety of dainty flowers peeking through. The front garden is trimmed with colorful flower borders reminiscent of a English counrty garden, and the Inn has two comfortable old fashioned covered front porches, where you can surround yourself with flowers, visit with other guests, or sit back and watch the village activies.
Behind the Inn you'll find ample private parking and a waterfront lawn gradually slopeing to meet the water's edge, leadind to a dock with kayaks and a paddleboat for our guests to enjoy. It's a quiet spot, in a peaceful setting, to escape and soak up the expansive harbor views, read a favorite book, or simply relax and let the world go by.
It's facinating to watch the changing scenery of the inner harbor, where the ebbing tide revolves from high, to low, and back to high again every twelve hours. Low tide reveals the seaweed covered rocks, a place where the numerous seabirds gather, and often a Blue Heron, for which the inn was named, can be spotted searching for his next meal. Birdwatchers are delighted by the activies of the graceful seabirds displaying their grandeur.
Awake to with the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and Laura's homemade bread. For early risers, coffee and a selection of gormet tea is always available at 7:00 AM, followed by a hot entrée such as blueberry or apple baked 'Vickery French Toast' with Black Forest ham, a savery quiche, or Jarlesberg cheese puffed strata.
Our breakfast is served with Wedgewood china, buffet style from 8:00 to 9:30 for our guests to enjoy at their leisure. Dining is set with tables of two or four, and takeaway trays are available for those who prefer to enjoy it on their own waterfront porch while the sun greets the day.
Morning is often a favorite time for guests to mingle, and share their travel experiences, and of course Phil is always available to offer helpful suggestions for some of the best places to dine and interesting things to do and see.