The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast

140 Chadwick Street, Portland, Maine 24858
Innkeeper(s): E. Scot Fuller
  • The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast

    The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast

  • The Longfellow Room

    The Longfellow Room

  • The Abbott Room

    The Abbott Room

  • The Baxter Room

    The Baxter Room

  • The Chamberlain Room

    The Chamberlain Room

  • Lobster Benedict with Lemon Butter Hollandaise

    Lobster Benedict with Lemon Butter Hollandaise

  • Gosling Rum Croissant Bread Pudding

    Gosling Rum Croissant Bread Pudding

  • Living Room Turret

    Living Room Turret

 
  • Summary

    Historic and Luxurious Harbor Town Getaway

    Enjoy the quiet streets lined with leafy, green trees and early Victorian homes in this walk-able historic harbor town with its breathtaking harbor views.

    The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast rests in the historic district of Portland, Main's west end near the old port harbor. This Victorian home is ideally located within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Old Port, only twenty minutes away, with its fun experiences such as the wine walks, food tours, cocktail tours, and brewery tours.

    The Portland Museum of Art and the many galleries and theaters in the exciting Arts District are also just a short ten-minute walk away from the Inn. The downtown area is full of world-class restaurants and has more eateries per capita than most cities in the United States.

    Your stay at The Chadwick Bed and Breakfast includes a gourmet breakfast, off-street parking, keyless front door entry, daily newspapers, DVD and book library, and concierge services. Each guestroom is equipped with a private bathroom, wireless Internet access, and a flat screen cable television with a DVD player. There is a mini-fridge stocked with complimentary beverages located in one of the common areas.

    Each morning begins with a gourmet breakfast. Some breakfast favorites include Garden Fresh Omelets with Paprika Potatoes, Housemade Granola, or our signature Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict with Lemon Scallion Hollandaise.

     

     

  • Introduction

    The Chadwick is nestled in the leafy, quiet historic district in Portland's West End near the Old Port Harbor. Guests enjoy walking along the nearby Western Promenade that features some of the city's oldest Victorian-period homes. The views of Portland Harbor are also breathtaking.

    It is a short walk to the city's Arts District, home to numerous galleries, theaters, and the popular Portland Museum of Art. Also within walking distance is the city's lively Old Port, overflowing with fine shops and excellent restaurants.

    All rooms include new private bath with showers. Soft, luxurious terry robes are provided for those whose bathroom is located across the hall. To ensure a good night's sleep, plush ma

    ttresses and pillows are dressed with the softest linens. Every room has a reading nook complete with a cozy chair and appropriate lighting.

  • Breakfast

    We include a full gourmet breakfast served each morning of your stay.  Breakfast is always special at The Chadwick.  Each day, we offer a two-course set menu.  Start with our homemade granola, fresh mixed berries with mint syrup or a grapefruit brulee.   Our signature entrees include Gosling Rum Croissant Bread Pudding, Lobster Eggs Benedict and Maine Blueberry Lemon Zest Pancakes.  Please let us know of any dietary restrictions when you make your reservation.  A bagged breakfast is also available for those guests needing to depart before 8:00 am.

  • Amenities

    INCLUDED IN ALL RESERVATIONS

    • Room Accommodation with Private Bathroom
    • Gourmet Breakfast or Early Morning Bagged Breakfast
    • Off-Street Private Parking for All Rooms & Keyless Front Door Entry
    • High-Speed Wireless Internet Access
    • Mini-Fridge, Snacks, Hot & Cold Beverages 24-Hours a Day
    • Daily Newspapers
    • Early/Late Check-In & Check-Out (With Advance Notice)
    • iPhone/iPod Charging Stations in Room
    • Flat Screen Cable Television with Built-In DVD Players
    • DVD & Book Library
    • Hairdryer, Iron & Ironing Boards
    • 10 Minute Walk to The Arts District (Art Galleries, Museums & Theaters)
    • 20 Minute Walk to The Old Port (Shopping & City Tours)
    • Concierge Services


    ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

    • Special Event Hosting & Catering
    • Small Wedding & Engagement Planning
    • In-Room Flowers
    • Cheese or Chocolate Platters
    • Wine Bar
  • Guest Comments

    “We checked in late on a snowy night to be greeted by Laura who could not have been more warm and welcoming. The furnishings, foods, drinks, snacks, entertainment are all top notch—and we haven’t even gotten to the room yet!” First-time Guests from California via TripAdvisor.com

    “This place is adorable. Tastefully decorated. The food was fantastic and very fresh. The coffee was tasty, and there were even snacks left out during the day.” First-time Guests from Massachusetts via Yelp.com

    “My husband and I spent 12 days at The Chadwick Inn. We have stayed in many B&B’s over the years some beautiful and filled with charm, however we can honestly stay that The Chadwick is the BEST that we have stayed at. We would not hesitate to recommend The Chadwick to anyone—in fact if you want to treat yourself to a weekend of relaxing luxury I would encourage you to visit The Chadwick Inn. Many of the other guests that we met during our stay commented that they had enjoyed it so much that they wished they had booked a longer trip. Some actually stayed an extra night if a room was available.” International Guests from Scotland via TripAdvisor.com

    “Since we are business owners we could only squeeze in one brief vacation into our busy calendar this year, and we spent it at the Chadwick B&B. It was amazing! Exactly what we needed. Scot & Laura (the innkeepers) were great and so helpful. The room was wonderful. Service and breakfast in the morning were outstanding. We even extended our stay for one more night.” Returning Guests from Vermont via TripAdvisor.com

    “My husband and I stayed at the Chadwick for our 5th Anniversary. The service was amazing and sooo friendly. We have both worked in many areas of customer service, and are not easily impressed… they went the extra mile, more than once. Everything is so clean. I would whole-heartedly recommend going!" Guest Review via BedandBreakfast.com

    “The gourmet breakfasts were fantastic and the rooms were so tastefully decorated and very cozy. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone staying in the great city of Portland. The location was outstanding. Loved it, loved it!” First-time Guests from Wisconsin via TripAdvisor.com

    “The Inn is five starts with two of the best hosts in the business, Laura and Scot. Whether you are staying just one night or an entire week, you will not be disappointed by The Chadwick B&B. They will go above and beyond to make your stay one you will remember for a long time.” First-Time Guests from Massachusetts via TripAdvisor.com

    “This was our first experience of a posh USA B&B and we were completely knocked out—couldn’t believe how luxurious it was and all that was offered, but best of all, innkeepers Scot and Laura were delightfully friendly and welcoming.” International Guests from England via TripAdvisor.com

  • Area Information

    Dining
    Visitors also come to Portland to experience some of the wonderful cuisine offered in 300+ restaurants scattered throughout the city. In 2009 Portland was named America's Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appetit Magazine and has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States--Its true! Here are a few of our favorites:

    Reservations Suggested
    Caiolas European American
    Katahdin Wood Fire Grill & Bar Contemporary American
    Local 188 Spanish & Tapas
    Five Fifty-Five Contemporary American
    Fore Street Contemporary American
    Bresca Contemporary American
    Street & Co. Seafood
    Paciarino Italian

    No Reservation Needed
    Duckfat
    Bonobo Wood Fire Pizza
    J's Oyster
    Boda "Very Thai" Kitchen + Bar

    For Local Brews
    Gritty McDuff's
    Sebago Brewing Company
    Shipyard Brewing Company
    Allagash Brewing Company
    Geary Brewing Company
    Maine Mead Works

    Attractions & Tours
    With so much to do right downtown, you’ll want to extend your stay! Whether you're looking to experience Portland via guided tour, peruse Downtown Portland's history, enjoy the beauty of our lighthouses, cheer on a sports team, or sample some of our local beer or mead, there are a wealth of activities to meet your expectations.

    Allagash Brewery
    Casablanca Cruises
    Casco Bay Ferry Line Tours
    Comedy Connection
    Downeast Duck Adventures
    Geary Brewing Company
    Greater Portland Landmarks
    Longfellow House
    Lucky Catch Cruises
    Maine Foodie Tours
    Maine Historical Society
    Maine Mead Works
    Maine Red Claws
    Maine Sailing Adventures
    Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises
    Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
    Portland Freedom Trail
    Portland Head Light
    Portland Pirates
    Portland Sea Dogs
    Portland Trails
    Portland Walking Tours
    Segway Tours of Portland
    Shipyard Brewing Company
    Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
    Summer Feet Cycling
    Wicked Walking Tours
    Wine Wise Events

    First Friday Art Walk
    If your reservation includes the first Friday of the month, don’t miss the First Friday Art Walk. Artists exhibit their work in backs of roving trucks, at street performances, in artist’s studios, and traditional galleries. This exciting monthly event offers you a diverse night of formal and spontaneous experiences. As an added bonus, every Friday night the Portland Museum of Art offers free admission after 5pm.

    Museums
    Along with a thriving arts scene, Downtown Portland offers museums and galleries, each with their own impressive collections of artists, paintings, and other artistic works that would appeal to any art lover.

    Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine
    International Cryptozoology Museum
    Maine Historical Society
    Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
    Museum at Portland Head Light
    Museum of African Culture
    Portland Museum of Art
    Victoria Mansion

    Art Galleries
    Attend one of Portland's art galleries, or stroll down Congress Street for the First Friday Art Walk, for the latest pieces from local artists. For a compete list of galleries in Downtown Portland, visit the Portland Downtown District.

    Bridge Gallery
    Edgecomb Potters Gallery
    Fore River Gallery
    Maine College of Art
    SPACE Gallery
    Sylvia Kania Gallery

    Shopping
    Shopping and retail go hand in hand. Here you will find a list of local retailers of all types from fashion to food, arts and crafts, to sporting goods, furniture, collectibles, and so much more. There's a lot to shop for below! Find an even more comprehensive list on the Portland Downtown District website.

    Abacus
    Blanche & Mimi
    Bliss
    Bull Moose Music
    Carlson & Turner Antiquarian Books
    Coastal Maine Popcorn Company
    Company C
    Fetch
    Joseph’s
    Knitwit Yarn Shop
    Le Roux Kitchen
    Lisa-Marie’s Made In Maine
    Longfellow Books
    Lovell Hall Antiques
    Lovely Things
    Maxwell’s Pottery
    Old Port Candy Company
    Old Port Card Works
    Pinecone+Chickadee
    Portland Dry Goods Co.
    Se Vende Imports
    Shipwreck & Cargo
    Treehouse Toys
    Vervacious
    YES Books

    Entertainment
    Whether you're looking for dancing, theater, live music, or comedy, Portland allows you to experience a variety of live entertainment right downtown.

    Asylum
    Bayside Bowl
    Bubba’s Sulky Lounge
    Cumberland County Civic Center
    Empire Dine & Dance
    Gingko Blues
    Merrill Auditorium
    Nickelodeon Cinemas
    Old Port Tavern Billiards
    Port City Music Hall
    Portland Ovations
    Portland Stage Company
    Portland Symphony Orchestra
    State Theater
    Styxx Night Club
    The Big Easy Blues Club

    Fitness
    Many of our guests want to continue their regular exercise routines while in town. We want to help you look and feel your best, so we’ve listed some local options for indoor exercise.

    Bay Club Fitness
    CrossFit Casco Bay
    Lila East End Yoga
    Planet Fitness
    Portland Yoga Studio
    Pure Movement
    Springboard Pilates
    World Gym
    YMCA

    Transportation
    Portland’s Peninsula is a great part of the city for walking. If you want to venture further than your feet or energy will take you, there are METRO Buses and reliable taxi services to keep in mind before renting a car. When guests ask whether or not they should rent a vehicle we really leave that decision to your own preference.

    For those who want to walk, from The Chadwick it is 10-15 minutes to The Arts District, 20-25 minutes to The Old Port, and 30-40 minutes to destinations on The East End.

    For driving directions to The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast or directions from the train station, airport, bus station, or harbor please click here.

    Real Estate
    If you are considering purchasing real estate in or around Portland, many guests find that staying at The Chadwick gives them a glimpse into the lives of Portlanders and the beautiful, historic properties they own. Our charming residential streets and convenient location make exploring the Portland real estate market simple and fun.

    We highly recommend contacting Eric Flynn, Designated Broker & Owner of eXp Realty. He will be happy to meet with you at the inn and give a tour of available properties in and around the city.

    Weather
    Portland’s weather can be unpredictable. Typically Portland experiences temperate springs and sunny summers as well as crisp colorful falls and snowy white winters. If you are looking for one of the four seasons, Portland is the town to come too!

    A long-term weather forecast of Portland is likely to change so you may not find it as accurate as planning a few days in advance. We always suggest that you consult the weather forecast in Portland a day or two before you arrive. Sudden showers, higher than expected temperatures, as well as cool nights, have caught many Portlanders off-guard from time to time. Our advice is to pack a few layers (for any time of the year), comfortable shoes, and some rain cover (we provide umbrellas).

    For Portland weather throughout the year such as average temperatures and precipitation, visit The Weather Channel.

    Outside Portland
    Outside of the city, Maine offers great shopping and sightseeing in Freeport, Wiscasset, Rockland, Camden, Boothbay Harbor, and Bethel. Fishing, boating, camping, and hiking are a short drive away in the beautiful Lakes Region and the Western Foothills. Leaf-peeping in the autumn when the landscape is colored with the warm glow of red, orange, and yellow is always stunning for locals and visitors alike. Skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling are not too far from The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast in the winter months.

    All this, plus the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the historic city of Boston are a stones-throw away. With all that the region has to offer, you might ask to extend your reservation!

  • Directions

    The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in the Historic West End district of Portland, Maine. Travelers have close proximity to all modes of transportation including the Portland Jet Port (less than 3 miles away), train service by Amtrak Downeaster, and coach bus service via Concord Coach Lines or Greyhound. The islands of Casco Bay can be accessed via Casco Bay Ferry Lines.

    If you choose to drive, The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast is approximately 2 hours from Boston or Bangor, 4½ hours from Burlington, and 6 hours from New York City, Montreal, or Quebec City.

    FROM SOUTH:

    • Take I-95 North
    • Merge onto I295 North, via Exit 44, toward Downtown Portland
    • Take Exit 4, Portland Waterfront
    • While crossing the bridge, merge to the left lane
    • At the first light, drive through the intersection, then merge one lane to the left
    • (There are two left-turning lanes; you'll need to be in the in the one on the right)
    • At the next light, turn left onto Valley Street (unmarked)
    • At the next light, turn right onto Danforth Street
    • At the first stop sign, turn left onto Vaughn Street
    • At the fifth stop sign, turn left onto Brackett Street
    • At the first stop sign, turn left onto Bramhall Street
    • At the fork, bare left onto Chadwick Street
    • 140 Chadwick Street will be on your right
    • Park in the driveway. Welcome to The Chadwick!

    FROM NORTH:

    • From I-295 South, take Exit 6A, Forest Avenue-South
    • Stay in the right lane and follow the "To 77" overhead sign
    • At the first traffic signal, turn right onto Park Avenue
    • At the second traffic signal, turn left onto Deering Avenue
    • At the first traffic signal, continue straight onto Bramhall Street
    • Continue straight through the first stop sign on Bramhall Street
    • At the fork, bare left onto Chadwick Street
    • 140 Chadwick Street will be on your right
    • Park in the driveway. Welcome to The Chadwick!

    FROM PORTLAND JETPORT:

    • Follow Route 22 East, which becomes Congress Street
    • Continue on Congress Street, following the Hospital signs
    • At the traffic light of Congress Street and Bramhall Street, turn right onto Bramhall Street
    • Continue straight through the first stop sign on Bramhall Street
    • At the fork, bare left onto Chadwick Street
    • 140 Chadwick Street will be on your right
    • Park in the driveway. Welcome to The Chadwick!