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This picturesque Maine Island Bed and Breakfast was the original home of Walter Reid, the donor of Reid State Park in Georgetown, and later his daughter Louise R. Butler. It is now owned by Mr. Reid's great granddaughter Penny, and her family.
- Five unique rooms -- all with private baths
- Air conditioning
- Great ocean views
- Beautiful gardens
- Elegant old plantings adorn the grounds.
- A roomy casual porch catches the warm summer breezes.
- Enjoy the "Spanish Room" for quiet times and reading.
An inviting and hearty Maine breakfast is served daily in our dining room or on the porch, where you can enjoy the view. We are a non-smoking inn.
A great Maine oceanfront hotel alternative!
The Mooring is located on Harmon's Harbor. You can awaken to the sounds of lobstermen going to get their "catch" for the day...and later enjoy eating them at one of the two local lobster wharves close by in the quaint fishing village of Five Islands. (known for "The Best Lobsters on the Maine Coast")
Stroll Mile Beach or climb over the rocks down the road at Reid State Park, where there are hiking and biking trails. You never know what you might see for wildlife too.
A few miles away is the city of Bath where Maine Maritime Musem is located, quaint antique stores and a variety of shopping choices. Also Brunswick is close by with summer theatre at the Maine State Music Theaatre and renowned Bowdoin College.
Freeport (home of L.L.Bean) and many shopping outlets is 45 minutes away and Portland with it's great Old Port area is only one hour to the south. To the north is Boothbay Harbor, Rockport, Rockland and Camden.
From the intimate wedding of 10 to the extravaganza for 125, The Mooring B&B is the spot on the Midcoast of Maine to host it.
The Mooring in Midcoast Maine has beautifully landscaped grounds with wonderful old plantings, some which go back to the early 1900's. There is a Pergola directly on the ocean edge to exchange your vows and we have a large groomed lawn to have your tented reception and wonderful music while enjoying a great meal prepared by the Mooring staff and Island Caterers.
You can have a casual lobster bake put on by Penny's sons Todd & Jason (Jason is a lobsterman), featuring the wonderful Five Island Lobsters and locally dug steamers along with Clam Chowder and all the Fixin's, including Penny's Blueberry Cake.
Todd and Jason also do an awesome Barbeque with Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Fish or Burgers, with all the traditional Salads, Baked Beans, Roasted Vegetables, breads and desserts.
A more formal dinner can be either a Sit Down or a Buffet and can be as simple as Baked hams or Grilled Chicken to Seafood Stuffed Lobster Tails and grilled Filet Mignon. We also have a wide variety of Appetizers that can be either stationed or passed.
We can always custom design a menu to meet the Bride and Grooms palate and expectations. It is very important to us to make sure we tend to every little detail.
Georgetown, Maine has more than 82 miles of shoreline, with sandy beaches, sheltered coves, harbors, rocky headlands and marshes. Abundant wildlife including osprey, harbor seals, bald eagles, deer and moose share Georgetown Island with its 1,000 human inhabitants.
About six-tenths of a mile after the narrow bridge connecting Arrowsic to Georgetown, you'll see Robinhood Road on your left. The road dead-ends at the marina at beautiful Robinhood Cove, home to the Osprey Restaurant. Enjoy the great views of sailboats and power boats cruising in and out of the cove, but save your appetite (and your money) for the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse just up the road. One of Maine's finest restaurants, the Meetinghouse is housed in a beautifully restored 1855 post and beam church. If you're in the area when the restaurant is open (dinner only), a stop here is a must. Whether you dine downstairs or up, be sure to check out the serene original chapel upstairs, with 16-foot ceilings and 10-foot windows.
Back on Route 127 South, you'll pass Georgetown Pottery, offering some of Maine's finest hand-painted porcelain pottery featuring Maine and nautical themes. A little farther down Route 127, you'll cross yet another bridge and head up a hill. Watch for the tiny sign on your right for the Josephine Newman Wildlife Sanctuary. This park, where shoreline and woods meet, offers breathtaking views from more than two miles of hiking trails and is a great spot for birding.
Several miles farther south, you'll come to Seguinland Road on the right (watch for the rock painted like an American flag), which leads to Reid State Park, an astoundingly beautiful section of Maine coast with a mile and a half of one of the finest sand beaches in the state, set against a backdrop of wild woods, sand dunes and salt marshes on one side, and powerful surf crashing against granite ledges on the other. The Seguin Island Lighthouse stands guard over this beautiful spot at the mouth of the Kennebec River.
The Mooring B&B is on Seguinlnad Road offering stunning ocean views. The perfect homebase to plan your exploration of Georgetown, Maine. Just before the entrance to Reid State Park is Camp Seguin, a rustic oceanfront campground where you can enjoy crashing surf, soaring ospreys and the cry of seagulls.
Return to Route 127, and continue south to the very end of the island of Georgetown to a beautiful harbor known as Five Islands, one of the most scenic spots in Maine and home to the Five Islands Lobster Company. On the way, stop at Five Islands Farm, a charming farm stand selling quality Maine-made gourmet specialty food products, a large selection of fine cheeses, wine and a variety of other products.
Shortly after Five Islands Farm, Route 127 ends at the Five Islands wharf. Sit on the wharf next to the water, and eat fresh seafood while enjoying a quintessential Maine view of fishing and pleasure boats, summer homes and the five islands that give the village its name.
- Take Maine Turnpike to exit 44 (south Portland) and pick up 295 North.
- Leave 295 North at exit 28 or 31a which becomes Route 1 North.
- Stay on Route 1 North and go over the Bridge in Bath and take a right at the Dairy Queen.
- Follow 127 South for about 12 miles and turm right at the flag painted on the rock (Seguinland Road).
- We are 1/2 mile on the left.