The East Wind Inn
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Our historic seaside inn, selected as an "Editors Choice" in 2018 by Yankee Magazine, is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine, a tranquil village on a rural peninsula - a peaceful base from which to enjoy Maine's scenic coast and the culturally rich Rockland area, with its museums, fine dining and majestic schooners. The East Wind inhabits a truly scenic location at water's edge in an authentic Maine working harbor where you can enjoy kayaking, sailing, hiking or just sitting and watching the lobster boats, sail boats and water views.
The East Wind Inn consists of 19 charming rooms, suites and an apartment with antique furnishings, and all with water views. The main building also houses the dining room serving breakfast and dinner and a tavern in the Basement. The rooms include a full morning breakfast.
We are open for guests and dining Memorial Day through Halloween.
Dine on the freshest seafood and enjoy the harbor view. The East Wind's menu is a sparkling blend of tradition and inspiration, based on the freshest ingredients.
With the cold, clear Atlantic waters just a stones throw from your table, that can be as fresh as today's catch.
The East Wind's Meeting House is ideally suited for small and medium sized gatherings. Well equipped, private spaces, coupled with an environment that invites reflection and creativity make the East Wind the perfect place for group retreats, artist classes and wedding parties.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Randy for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Our guests are split fairly evenly between: travelers to Monhegan Island, a well known artist island, whose ferry leaves from our area; friends and family of local or local summer residents; weddings and gatherings; and for your purposes, tourists to this area "midcoast Maine." We are known for art (this is Wyeth Country), and the sailing schooners and scenic shoreline and authentic lobster fishing villages.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We bill ourselves as one of the last unpoiled, and scenic fishing villages in Maine. But we are minutes drives away from the art (famous Fansworth Art Museum) and restaurant scenes in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland. We are complemented for our Old Maine Country Inn feel. Our main building is 150 years old.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
To get a sense of the real Maine. Lobster fishing, location where Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth paint, rocky scenic shorlines.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The peaceful, scenic location. People sit on the porch and look out at the harbor entrance to the islands and Penobscot Bay, sunrise and sunset. We have many photos workshops and art classes here.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Beauty and tranquility only a few minute drive from major tourist towns in Midcoast Maine.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Tour a braoder area of Midcoast. They can ride on a schooner, spend the day on famous Monhegan Island, visit the art museums, visit other coastal towns, hike.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
No. We are a small village with only a general store.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The nearby towns of Rockland and Camden have world class restaurants, but this area is well known for its authentic lobster shacks, and all the tourists want a lobster or crab or clam dinner.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce web site and magazine "Jewell of the Maine Coast."
How many rooms does your inn have?
19 rooms, selection of suites, standard rooms, one apartment.Insod
Do you accept pets?
We allow one pet in a limited number of our rooms.