I must echo the favorable reviews. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our room, named the Bay View with three windows with views of the bay and a very comfortable chair and ottoman for taking that all in. All the furnishings were very comfortable,and the room and bathroom were immaculate. This room has a shower.
For our second night, because the Bay View wasn't available, we stayed in the Guest Room. The decor is very attractive and I loved the collection of three, small framed Renaissance Madonnas. I also loved the great bathtub in that bathroom, the only guest room with a bathtub. This room is smaller than the Bay View room but also has a lovely view of the bay from the window behind the bed.
The beds in both bedrooms were very comfortable, firm but still with some give.
Susannah is an excellent cook and the breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented. Her blueberry pancakes are the best I've ever had. The colorful fiestaware matched the vibrant dahlias visible in the garden from the breakfast room. The breakfasts are the best I've ever had at a B&B in the U.S. I am missing them this morning.
Home Port Inn is easy walking distance to the main street that borders the harbor and a little park with many benches from which you can see the seals and the gulls at play. The tide is very strong and many of the gulls surf it toward the short bridge that connects Lubec to Campobello Island. There are at least three restaurants on this street and a couple of cafes and bars as well as an excellent small museum (on the water) on the herring industry http://lubec.mainememory.net/page/637/display%3Fpage=4.html , the main fishing livelihood for the towns people until the 1970's. The museum guide, the museum's collection, and the short video made it come to life.
We had an excellent dinner our first night in Lubec at The Inn on the Wharf www.theinnonthewharf.com made even more enjoyable by a lovely waitress from Bulgaria who has now spent three summers in the U.S. improving her English, saving money, and returning to graduate school. Their college term in Bulgaria begins later than in the U.S. so she and classmates are much in demand in the U.S. for the summer season employment. The sunset from the restaurant was gorgeous. We returned the second night for a much lighter meal because we had eaten a wonderful seafood lunch on Campobello at Family Fisheries. Again, another lovely meal at The Inn on the Wharf with excellent service from a local Maine woman and another young student from Bulgaria. They were both friendly and attentive.
When we return to Lubec, we will certainly choose the Home Port Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Home Port Inn is a comfortable and hospitable bed and breakfast inn situated on a tree lined street in the village of Lubec. We have 7 delightful rooms and start your day with a delicious breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Home Port Inn Lubec, Maine