Once you enter Harris Island, you may never want to leave. The second and third generations of the family that owns the island, and who started this Maine Bed and Breakfast over 60 years ago, are waiting to welcome you with open arms to the Dockside Guest Quarters and Restaurant. A Select Registry of Distinguished Inns of North America, the Dockside blends unpretentious Maine hospitality with the essence of comfort and elegance.
Located next to York, Maine on the Southern Maine Seacoast, the Dockside Bed and Breakfast offers easy access to 4 beaches, a family operated marina where you can charter a deep sea fishing expedition or dock your own boat, and experience authentic Maine. Whether you time your visit to view the fall foliage, view spectacular lighthouses, arrive in mid-summer for a wedding on site, or just need to unwind in a wicker rocker on your private deck overlooking spectacular beach and ocean views, the Dockside is the perfect launching spot for your Maine vacation.
Charming Coastal Towns
Nearby towns include York, Freeport, Kittery and Portland, Maine. Only 15 miles away is the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where a whole other world of shopping, historical museums and fine restaurants opens up. One outstanding example is the Strawberry Banke Museum, a complex of 39 historic homes where you can journey through time to see historical re-enactments and real crafters at work coopering, gardening, making baskets, candles and other necessities handmade in another time. 400-year-old gardens with heirloom orchids, livestock, and a boat shop host such events as the “Vintage and Vine” Wine Festival.
Summer theatre is also available nearby, with both local and touring companies, Broadway, opera, symphony, art films and jazz. Shopping in nearby towns ranges from antiques, books, clothing, housewares and the world-famous headquarters of L.L. Bean.
Back on the island, entertainment abounds that helps you mesh with your surroundings until you feel a true part of the Maine experience. Boat cruises, whale watching, kayaking and bike rides, golf and nature walks are within easy reach. On the lawn of the dockside you can loll in an Adirondack chair, play croquet, badminton, shuffleboard, or borrow the small outboard boat reserved for guests.
Maine Guest Quarters & Wedding Venue
25 rooms in houses scattered through the island are close enough for easy access, but separated enough for privacy. The Main House, Crow’s Nest, Quarterdeck, Lookout and Captain’s Quarters have rooms that contain twin, queen and king beds, some with tubs, some with private decks, and even a few fireplaces. The bed and breakfast offers multi-night discounts and 10% off for veterans and active military.
Some of the most memorable Maine weddings in the world take place at the Dockside. With a 90-seat restaurant on the premises, the wedding venue can hold up to 160 guests. Stress-free planning is a byproduct of the highly experienced Lusty family of Innkeepers. The Dockside Restaurant, which boasts a menu of classic seafood, mouthwatering appetizers and skillfully crafted cocktails, may tempt you to spend your entire vacation on Harris Island.
With consistently high reviews for the stay, the wedding venue and the restaurant, the Dockside Quarters and Restaurant is a special way to experience Maine, its warmth, its fresh air, and outstanding natural beauty.
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