Book a room at a Bed and Breakfast York Maine style. You can even opt to stay at the Inn at Tanglewood Hall to be in the heart of York.
The Dockside is a special place on the Maine seacoast. It captures the essence of Maine with natural beauty, gracious hospitality and abundant array of sights, recreation and activities. This unique location on a private peninsula provides an unsurpassed panoramic view of York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious grounds offer privacy, relaxation and classic Maine scenery. Accommodations are in the Maine House, a quintessential "New England Cottage" and modern multi-unit buildings at the waters edge. All rooms in the Maine House enjoy large porches overlooking York Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, complete with wicker rocking chairs so you can take in the harbor activity. The rooms in the multi-unit buildings have private decks with water views each looking directly out the harbor channel to the ocean. We offer a delicious breakfast buffet each morning, which can be enjoyed on the front porch overlooking the water or during the winter by the cracking fire in the living room. The Dockside Restaurant serves dinner and lunch in a bi-level dining room that affords every seat a water view. Local seafood as well a wide variety of other favorites make the Dockside popular with locals and visitors alike. Many people will drive hundreds of extra miles searching for the experience that awaits them at the Dockside. The Dockside offers the quintessential Maine experience of a relaxing atmosphere filled with friendly people, fabulous seafood and beautiful scenery.
The Morning Glory Inn is a beautiful, spacious Inn featuring gourmet breakfasts in our garden courtyard, making it a memorable time, whether it’s a vacation or a short ‘getaway’ that feels like one. The guestrooms all have private baths, AC, TV’s, WiFi, and personal outside decks or patios. Extras include a full wet bar for guests to enjoy with; an ice machine, sink, refrigerator, microwave, glasses of every kind, and a keurig coffee maker with coffees and teas to choose from any time of the day or night. It is on a quiet street, but a short walk or drive to great restaurants, museums, hiking trails, and of course, wonderful Maine beaches and coastal vistas. This York Maine bed and breakfast inn is a refreshing alternative to hotels. The inn keepers enjoy offering concierge services yet your privacy is assured.
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The Inn at Tanglewood Hall is a casually elegant 1880’s grand seacoast cottage of yesteryear, set amidst lush woodlands, colorful gardens, and whimsical fountains. Once a York Historical Society Decorator Show House, the inn features rooms that have been custom decorated, individually designed, and furnished with luxurious linens with your ultimate comfort in mind. A bountiful breakfast can be enjoyed on our large wraparound verandah facing gardens and natural woods, surrounded by birds chirping and occasional ocean breezes. Inside, an airy sky blue parlor is joined to the cheerful morning room and sun-filled dining room, all with fireplaces and antiques. The ocean is just a short walk away. Beaches, fishing villages and rocky coastlines begin here and extend northward. A cliff path is just around the corner, offering open ocean views along Maine’s rugged coastline. Watch lobster boats and sloops sail in and out of the harbor. Offering a quiet oasis in the heart of quaint York Harbor.
The Dragonfly Guest House has five guest rooms and one large guest suite. The guest rooms are uncluttered, light filled, and equipped with thoughtful amenities. We offer one dog-friendly room, with private entrance, for those traveling with their four-legged companion. Each guest room has its own private bath with shower, a queen or king bed, individually-controlled air conditioning, high definition flat panel TV and mini fridge. Plush bathrobes, Turkish Towels™, hairdryers, soap and shampoo are among the amenities provided in each room. Each room is tastefully furnished and no two rooms are alike. Free wireless internet is available throughout the house. Beach chairs & beach towels are available for your use. Our guests can enjoy breakfast served daily between 8AM - 10AM. Breakfast changes daily with one hot entree, homemade bread or muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagel assortment, locally sourced jams, juices, cereals and our very own homemade gluten-free granola. An assortment of coffee & teas are available throughout the day. To make your day complete, fresh baked cookies are served each afternoon.
Guests from around the world have been welcomed to the first bed & breakfast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire since 1978. The Martin Hill Inn is a traditional New England inn conveniently located just 10 minutes' walk from Market Square in the heart of downtown. We offer 6 rooms & suites, all with private baths - 2 in the Greek Revival Main House, and 4 in the Gable-entry New Englander Guest House. A delicious country breakfast made from fresh local ingredients is served each morning.
Welcome to The Inn at English Meadows, a delightfully charming, modern bed and breakfast located in Kennebunk, Maine, just minutes from Kennebunkport. Our historic New England bed and breakfast offers comfortable, luxurious accommodations, making it the perfect choice for a weekend retreat, romantic getaway, or a rejuvenating seacoast vacation. English Meadows is graciously maintained with beautif ul gardens and a lovely brick patio for guests’ enjoyment. The luxury guestrooms and suites are finely appointed with ultimate care featuring Vera Wang hypoallergenic mattresses and FRETTE fine linens. Guests will also enjoy a wide variety of amenities including free wifi, plush robes and slippers, flat screen TVs and even vehicle charging stations . Each morning, indulge in a 3-course gourmet breakfast featuring a seasonal menu that keeps guests coming back throughout the year. The Inn at English Meadows’ superb location in Kennebunk’s lower village offers guests an array of seaside activities and attractions for year-round entertainment. Guests will enjoy a variety of maritime activities such as lighthouse tours, sailing, kayaking, windjammer cruising. Just a few minutes from several beautiful sandy beaches and the many boutique shops and restaurants of Dock Square, Kennebunkport, there are countless ways to enjoy the Kennebunks.
The Yankee Clipper Inn is a 1929 art deco mansion that sits on a rocky bluff overlooking the picturesque Atlantic Ocean in the quintessential seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts. Our location is conveniently located 3/4 of a mile from beaches and Bearskin Neck the home of Motif #1 “the most often-painted building in America.” The inn is conveniently located 35 miles north of Boston with a total of 15 guest suites, 8 suites ocean-front in our main Yankee Clipper building and 7 suites across the street in our Historic Bulfinch House.
The perfect getaway in Portland, Maine, The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast provides thoughtful touches that invite a sense of pampering and romance in unsurpassed comfort and elegance. With endless events and activities offered in the Greater Portland area, you can keep active or spend time relaxing in the comfort of this classically appointed home-away-from-home. Do as little or as much as you’d like. The Chadwick Bed & Breakfast staff take great pride in providing tastefully appointed guest rooms—each with a private bathroom—beautifully landscaped grounds, and a five-star gourmet breakfast each and every morning. We can’t wait to have you experience it for yourself!
This restored 1869 grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast located in Portland Maine's prestigious, historic Western Promenade neighborhood is the epitome of comfortable elegance. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in a neighborhood of Victorian architecture, The Inn on Carleton is close to the center of downtown Portland. It's a short walk to the Portland Museum of Art, Maine Medical Center, the Performing Arts Center, historic Old Port, and the city's business district. “A standout B&B in a city full of B&Bs...Perfect choice for B&B lovers” Conde Nast Traveler - August 2019
Hotel critic and travel writer Dale Northrup and innkeeper Misael Valdes Garcia have converted this 1830 Federal-style brick row house into an urban inn in the heart of Portland’s West End Historic District. The Percy has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, named Best Bed & Breakfast in New England by Yankee Magazine, and seen in Vogue, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Budget Travel, NY Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and more. Guests reside steps from cultural venues, historic sites, coffee houses, and a dozen restaurants around Longfellow Square. Guests select from traditional guest rooms with private bath, junior suites with a fireplace, or a suite with adjoining study ideal for business work or to place an extra bed. All rooms feature private baths, climate control, refrigerators stocked with complimentary soft drinks, flat screen cable TV, and rates include breakfast and parking. Two rooms are situated on the ground floor for those minimizing steps. Buffet breakfast is served in the second floor breakfast room 8-10am. The inn's bricked courtyard and side garden is open for reading, leisure, or wine time or you may choose the rear deck for conversation and sun.
Located in the heart of one of America’s oldest seaports, the Salem Inn Bed & Breakfast in Massachusetts comprises three historic homes offering accommodations rich in history with a proud tradition of service and comfort. Each building has been meticulously restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Centrally located in the heart of historic Salem, the city’s impressive array of attractions, restaurants and activities are all within easy walking distance. Each of our 40 guest rooms and suites is individually decorated featuring antiques, period detail and homey touches. All rooms include an ensemble of amenities – cable television, telephone, private bath and coffee maker; many offer working fireplaces, oversized whirlpool baths or canopy beds. Family Suites, complete with equipped kitchenettes, are ideal for families or longer stays. The West House, Curwen House, and Peabody House each boast an inviting fire placed parlor perfect for planning your days activities or relaxing with a glass of complementary sherry in the evening. Come and experience “history making hospitality” at the Salem Inn.
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The town’s vibrancy is tied to the sea. Walk along the sandy expanses of York’s Beach, Long Sands Beach, or Shorts Sands Beach to sink your toes in the sand. Watch the ships as they sail into York Harbor. Grab a bite to eat in Old York. The entire area is a quintessential New England gem where you can truly experience the charm of New England.
When staying at one of the York Harbor Maine Bed and Breakfasts in Southern Maine, you can use it as a hub to explore everything that the area has to offer. Take a trip along the Maine Coast to check out Cape Reddick, the Nubble Lighthouse, explore the shops of Ogunquit and Portsmouth. Don’t forget to explore Kennebunkport, a favorite of the Kennedys.
The Europeans first settled in York in 1624. The original plantation was known as Agamenticus and sat on the York River. The settlers would face attacks by Indians which eventually ceased when the 1763 Treaty of Paris was signed. Finally, with peace, the area thrived and became a major trading location. Lumber and agricultural products were shipped out for molasses and sugar, and other items. In time, York would become a beloved summer resort. Nowadays, many visitors flock to the area to visit the museums and view the lovely historical buildings and residences that dot the countryside.
As one of the oldest cities in the U.S. many visit York for its history. The beautiful beaches, diverse shopping, and numerous restaurants are all big draws. Whether you want to sunbathe, play in the surf, or build sandcastles, the beaches are a great place to spend the afternoon.
If you love animals, why not visit the only zoo and amusement park combo in New England known as York’s the Wild Kingdom. There is the interactive Butterfly Kingdom, birds, lions, zebras, and more. Plus, carnival-style rides, bumper cars, and mini-golf.
History buffs might want to explore the Old Burying Ground which is home to graves that date back to the 1690s. Contact the Old York Historical Society for tours. You can also view John Hancock’s warehouse and the Old Gaol along with many colonial-era homes and the historic school.
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors then go for a hike on Mt Agamenticus which boasts 40 plus trails that crisscross the 10,000-acre preserve. The main trail will take you up 692 feet high to the peak where you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area - all the way to the sea.
The beach remains the number one natural feature that visitors flock to. At Long Sand’s Beach, you can play in a mile and a half of soft sand. It is a popular spot for swimming and surfing The Short Sands Beach is only a quarter of a mile long and sits behind cliffs but it’s the perfect play to soak up some rays. Also, Ellis Park sits at Short Sands Beach which is home to a playground and often hosts summer concerts.
For breathtaking views of the ocean, check out the Hartley Mason Park which spans four acres and sits right above the York Harbor Beach. There are numerous benches where you can picnic in the shade or read a book.
The Fisherman’s Walk (Cliff Walk) is a two-mile trail along the water’s edge that starts at the Sewall’s Bridge and then heads for the York Harbor. You’ll see many historic sites along the way.
When visiting York, check out the Boon Island Lighthouse which is New England’s tallest lighthouse. It stands 133 feet. The light can be seen for miles. The lighthouse is not open to the public but can be viewed from afar. You can take a boat ride to catch glimpses. The lighthouse is also rumored to be haunted.
Tour the Wiggly Bridge Distillery and taste some spirits. Typically, tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday but due to COVID-19, things might be different so be sure to call ahead to confirm.
The Columbary House is home to more than 20 antique dealers. The shops are in a picturesque 1830s Greek Revival home.
The summers are always warm in York which is why it has historically been a summer tourist hotspot with many flocking to the area for weekend getaways or full family vacations. During the summer months, the temperature hovers at around 79 degrees Fahrenheit. It rarely increases past 87 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are typically cold and windy. Temperatures hover at around 20 degrees Fahrenheit but can dip to 6 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, the best time of the year to visit is from June to mid-September.
Foodies love visiting York because it is truly an outstanding culinary experience for young and old alike. You can choose from a wide array of restaurants and cafes. Choose fine dining or grab a quick bite with the popular street food scene located at the Shambles Market Food Court. You can even embark on the Ale Trail which is a walking tour that features the best pubs in York. Every September or October, York is also the host to the York Food Festival Weekend when the streets of the town come alive with food vendors!. Check with the locals to determine the dates which do change every year.
York, Maine is the perfect getaway for a romantic weekend for family fun. When picking a B&B, be sure to talk to the innkeeper about the inn’s amenities prior to making a reservation or check-in. You might want to book a guest room with an oceanfront view or stay at a carriage house with enough room to accommodate a family. Also, be sure to find out if the bed and breakfast in York have private bathrooms, a morning breakfast, fireplaces, or other perks to make your stay memorable.
When booking a room at a York bed and breakfast, be sure to check out the establishment’s amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free cancelation, or free parking. Depending on the B&B, some might boast additional offerings such as massages, jacuzzi tubs, or more.
When traveling to York, you can arrive via plane at the following airports:
· Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine.
· Manchester Airport in Manchester New Hampshire
· Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
· Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts
Upon arrival, you’ll want to book a car to drive to York and to get around.
Once you are in York, use the York Trolley Company to get around the area. Fairs are only $3, and the shuttle runs from Rout 1A to Short Sands Beach and Long Sands Beach.
The York Harbor Inn boasts 22 guest rooms and two exquisite oceanfront onsite restaurants. The rooms feature amenities such as jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and ocean views. The Anchorage Inn sits on Long Sands Beach. It features 200 guest rooms plus two indoor and two outdoor pools.
The Bittersweet Bed and Breakfast is located in a 1910 farmhouse and features seven guest rooms. Each one has its own private bath. If you are looking for a small classic breakfast inn then this is an ideal choice. It has the undeniable charm of a country inn with ocean views.
If you are seeking modern amenities then please check out the Lighthouse Inn with 24 guest rooms. For intimate guest rooms and upscale amenities, check out the Stage Neck Inn which is one of the best bed and breakfast in York Maine.
For a slower pace, try the Morning Glory Inn which lets you get closer to nature and is another classic York Beach Maine Bed and Breakfast. With only six rooms, you can genuinely enjoy the seasons of the region in peace and quiet.