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Welcome to the Morning Glory Inn, Maine.
We are a boutique bed and breakfast nestled in picturesque coastal York, Maine, bordered by perennial gardens and natural woodlands; all the comforts of nature will embrace you. Conveniently located near beaches, harbors and old seaports; A taste of Old Maine awaits you!
The Morning Glory Inn is nestled at woods edge on the quiet side of York Harbor, just 1/2 mile from river, harbor and open ocean views. Combining informal style and service with comfy beds, crisp cotton linens and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere; all guestrooms offer newly renovated private baths, TV's DVD players and Wireless Internet Access. Select suites offer outside patios/decks and separate sitting rooms. A full buffet breakfast is included.
Once situated on The Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, this pre-revolutionary, post and beam home was transported to its current location in York, Maine over 200 years ago.
Enjoy easy access to wonderful river side and rocky coastline walks, our lighthouse, and three beaches. Then return to your peaceful retreat.
Our style of innkeeping is unique. We are carefully attentive to your needs and enjoy making recommendations for restaurants and your favorite activities. However, we also strive to protect your privacy.
Making sure that your getaway is a pleasurable one is our goal.
Gift certificates are available for any denomination.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Doug and Margie for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Romantic, delicious food, quiet respite, close to the harbor, but hidden away enough for peace and tranquility.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are most known for our intimate setting, both the street we're on, and the Inn itself. We cook a wonderful breakfast that is served in our garden courtyard. The food has won acclaim, and the setting is enchanting. Each guestroom has its own private outdoor deck. That is unique. It offers guests the option of spending relaxing time outdoors with each other. I love our guests, and what we can provide them with, from the ambiance of the Inn itself to helping them to find their way to a great restaurant or hiking trail.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
This piece of the Maine coast is a very special place. There are quite a view harbors all tucked into this little spot, and rivers that meander into them. Watching the tide come in and out, is truly magical. The light casts a spell you will remember and cherish.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"We can't wait to return."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The richness of the area. The main beach just north of here is big and crowded and is often the first thing that some people envision. This part of York has so much. You can keep walking on the trails and along the harbor and the ocean and its light will give you something new every time. There are walking trails by the ocean that are enough off the 'beaten track' that, even in mid-summer, it won't be crowded.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
There are many choices. There are walking trails along the harbor and into wooded areas. There is of course, the beach, actually your choice of beaches. We have many wonderful restaurants nearby and are happy to recommend our favorites. Our location is 5 miles north of Kittery Outlet Mall, if people want to shop. Going a little further south to Portsmouth (maybe 10 miles from here), you'll find an old New England town that is booming with shops and restaurants. In the other direction, heading north for the next 10 miles are antique shops and diners (The Maine Diner is great) and then you'll come to Ogunquit. Ogunquit is the name of the town and the beach. Mid-summer, it's very crowded, but slightly off season it's the most beautiful long walk on the beach you can imagine.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Walk to the end of our street and you'll see walking trails that start with the 'wiggley bridge'. Going in the other direction is the river, and you can watch the lobstermen pull in and sell lobster straight off of their boats. The nearest beach is just under a mile, and a very nice walk.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
So many good ones, it's hard to narrow it down. For lobster with an ocean view in an elegant setting, try the Dockside, for elegant, special ocasion dining, WalkersMaine is great, for 'lobster in the rough', Chauncey Creek pulls them out of huge tanks, freshly caught, and you can bring your own wine, and enjoy it all on picnic tables on the water. A recent discovery is a small place with very inventive food called the Black Birch.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
No we don't.
Morning Glory Inn Gardens
Welcome to the Morning Glory Inn!
Phlox and Fountain, and Soaring Spirit Roses
- 7:00am, Coffee/Tea & Pastries
- 8:30 am, Fruit, Yogurt & granola
- 9 - 9:30, Entree is served.
Hot Entree, changes daily. Example entree includes Individual quiches (below) & Wild Maine Blueberry Pancakes.
We'll entertain you with a new item every day. You can expect an alternation each day between a savory egg dish or something sweet.
For those of you with diet restrictions, we'll be glad to explain which foods are "safe" for you. If your current diet is very restrictive, we encourage you to bring those items specific to your unique needs. There are supermarkets nearby, as well as a refrigerator in each room.
“Best choice B&B”
"My wife and I stayed 2 nights in October and found it most enjoyable. The owners were delightful and very accommodating. Close to fine dining and terrific ocean views. I would recommend this B&B to couples looking for a quiet getaway."
Jim2525 - New York City, New York
“Superb B & B!”
"My husband and I stayed here for 1 night (they allowed a 1 night instead of the standard 2-night minimum!) and it was WONDERFUL! The owner was extremely helpful, nice, and accommodating! He gave us great suggestions for places to eat and things to do in the area! The room was superb! HUGE!! Everything was very tastefully decorated. Breakfast was..."
RLKukes - Edmonds, Washington
“Favorite B+B yet!”
"I This was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary. We stayed in the Great Heron room with clean, relaxing, updated accommodations--the highlight of which was the private deck off the back of the room. The inn is quiet, located far enough off the "main drag" of the beach towns to feel private and rustic, but still close to..."
MrsLucci1010 - Chicago
“Comfort and quality”
"We stayed here for 3 nights with friends and really enjoyed our stay. The location is amongst the trees of the area and far enough from the road nearby so we experienced no traffic noise problems. The property is a small 3/4 room Inn (or Bed & Breakfast if you are from the UK). It is quiet and is close.."
Wadhams - Windsor, England
“Our perfect peaceful retreat!”
"This was our second time in two years staying at The Morning Glory Inn and we were sad to leave at the end of the 3 day weekend. The Inn is tranquil and peaceful, yet close to so many area attractions like the beach, antique shops, and outlets. Nestled in the woods, the sun rises above the treetops to warm..."
Lynn C - Southington, Connecticut
“Best Inn we've ever stayed at"
"We just returned from a trip through Maine, staying at B & B's. My husband isn't a B & B person but he had to say that he was sorry to leave Morning Glory Inn. The hosts, Bill and Bonnie, were superb, seeing to everything you'd want. The house was unusual, every bedroom had it's own patio/deck."
"We stayed at the Morning Glory Inn for three days in August. We loved the location, the amenities, and the innkeepers. Bill and Bonnie are wonderful! They have a sixth sense for making people feel comfortable and cared for. They go out of their way to make everyone's experience special - whether they want privacy or a nice, social, communal..."
sarahmclellan - Brooklyn, New York
“Quiet, restful and gorgeous”
"Bill and Bonnie have created an inn which instantly conveys a sense of tranquility while treating visitors as treasured guests.The rooms are immaculate, attractive and comfortable, the food delicious, and the gardens beautiful. We hated to leave."
"Morning Glory Inn is the place to be for a relaxing getaway. Bonnie and Bill provide you all that you need for a quiet and private home away from home. The wifi in the room is also a plus and the location is near quaint York and the beaches. We highly recommend this inn."
Lisa and Felix Oberholzer - Cambridge, MA
“Absolutely wonderful inn and hosts!!! You will love it!”
"The Morning Glory Inn is an 11, and once you discover it, you will return. Often. Proprietors Bonnie and Bill have nurtured the inn and grounds into a gorgeous, picturesque, quaint, peaceful paradise amongst the flowers and trees just inland from the Maine coastline and tidal marshes. The location allows it to be calm and cool yet is within bicycle..."
TielMom - St. Petersburg, Florida