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45 Main Street P.O. Box 69, Stonington, Deer Isle, ME 04681
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#1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Stonington
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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Known for its unique charm and spectacular view of the Penobscot Bay islands, the Inn on the Harbor on Deer Isle offers a perfect romantic waterfront retreat. Built in the 1880s and perched right on the edge of picturesque Stonington Harbor, Inn on the Harbor captures the very essence of Maine's Downeast island life. Most of the individually decorated guestrooms face the sea and enjoy gorgeous views of Isle au Haut, the Windjammers and the island's fishing fleet. Guests can relax on the spacious flower-covered deck extending out into the harbor and enjoy the tide rising and falling beneath the Inn. They can fall asleep to the sound of nearby Mark Island Light's foghorn and wake up to the lobstermen heading out to sea. Several of our rooms have wood burning fireplaces and/or private decks. Our accommodations are relaxed and comfortable, all with private baths and sitting areas. The coastal atmosphere, with fresh salt air and brilliant sunny skies, encourages many of our guests to simply put their feet up and relax while watching Stonington's bustling waterfront. This is Maine's Downeast island life at its best.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Fireplace
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Private bathrooms
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Refrigerator
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Ocean view
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timwils0n1 wrote a review Nov 2022
Searsmont, Maine35 contributions6 helpful votes
We are native Mainers and were looking for a cozy spot for a couples getaway. Although we’ve lived in Maine for decades, we’ve never visited Stonington and that turns out to be a serious oversight. The Inn on the Harbor is easy to find and as cozy and romantic as it gets. Our room (and it looks like all the rooms) had sweeping views of a classic Maine harbor complete with working lobster boats and stony, pine tree topped islands. The front window was like looking at a giant post card. The bed was comfortable and the room also had a sitting area with a love seat to enjoy the view. The bathroom was roomy, too. There are restaurants in easy walking distance (we recommend the Fin and Fern) and a cafe right across the street for breakfast. We also took a walk in the Tennis Preserve with it’s spectacular moss forest. It was as green as an Irish movie. Bottom line? We booked again for next spring and we’re looking forward to it already.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Takemetoalaska wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Coral, Florida1837 contributions278 helpful votes
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We stayed three nights and it was lovely. We stayed in the village-side room (Isaac Evans). The room was VERY clean and quaint. The communal deck out back had ample space for all. The bedding was super comfy but the king-sized bed was pretty hard. They need a new mattress. We would absolutely come again and get a harbor-view room. It’s a very quiet town but you do hear the traffic early in the morning with the fisherman heading to port.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid checking in Sunday-Tuesday, as most of the area stores and restaurants are closed.
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DianaOnacki wrote a review Apr 2022
39 contributions5 helpful votes
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Omgosh we loved our stay here!!! We left our car parked and walked everywhere!!! Our room was clean and beds were comfortable!!! Dana was very nice to talk to!!! What a view of Penobscot Bay from our room!!! Love the whol town!!! We will be back
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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cbarney2003 wrote a review Dec 2021
Coral Gables, Florida595 contributions180 helpful votes
Just adorable setting right on the Harbour. Several different rooms to choose from at a reasonable price. Owners are attentive can’t beat the cozy setting. Breakfast delivery included lovely muffins. Great location. Enjoyed stonington a lot.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Each room is different. Done have fireplaces.
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LindaBeeee wrote a review Oct 2021
El Chalten, Argentina2 contributions
As a mid-westerner, I was curious to visit a working fishing village on the Gulf of Maine. I cannot imagine a better location for getting a first-hand look at the Maine lobster industry -- all the while enjoying comfortable lodging with tasteful local decor. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. I would definitely go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Loved being on the ocean side
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Greta and Randy S wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions9 helpful votes
We spent a few days at Inn on the Harbor in October 2021 and honestly it was one of the best places we have ever stayed. Knowing that It has been around a long time I was expecting our room to appear much older than it did, but we wouldn't have cared considering the location and the view. It was very clean and gorgeous with a very comfortable bed and every detail taken care of, including an umbrella which we didn't need, but was such a nice touch. We had a great talk with Dana one of the owners and she was so nice and kind and eager to help us enjoy the area. They make it very easy to get whatever you might need each day of your stay. They are also very careful with their Covid protocol which was much appreciated. We can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: We had the Heritage room with a fireplace and a wonderful view of the harbor.
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Eileen Z wrote a review Oct 2021
Stratford22 contributions9 helpful votes
This is the second time my husband and I have stayed at this Inn. The first time was lovely. The second time was scarred by the anger of the woman innkeeper. Her temper turned on a dime and I found myself being berrated by her as I sat on the deck overlooking the lovely harbor. To go into detail would serve no purpose. Let it suffice to say that her angry behavior was so over the top that I was stunned.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Michael J wrote a review Sep 2021
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We stayed at Inn on the Harbor in the middle of August. You can't get any closer to the ocean without getting your feet wet. The room was spotlessly clean and the decor comfortable. Nice breakfast items were left at the room each morning to go with the in room coffee supplied. The hosts were pleasant, helpful, and very Covid 19 conscious. We hope to return this Fall to see the foliage.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Ocean side room have a better view and are quiter.
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Bird H wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I wanted to go to Stonington to experience an old-time fishing village, and the Inn on the Harbor was right up this alley. It exceeded my expectations with a huge deck overlooking the working harbor, binoculars, and the gentle sound of harbor bells all night. Room was immaculate, comfortable, and quiet. You get the feeling that a lot of people come here every year, making it a tradition. Although short-staffed and limited on indoor dining due to Covid, the owner is very friendly and helpful. If you are looking to be pampered at a twee coastal resort, this is not your place. If you like being in touch with history and authentic Maine, it is. Note that dining options on weekdays are quite limited on the island, so plan accordingly (fridge in room helpful).
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Sharon T wrote a review Sep 2021
New Hampshire11 contributions4 helpful votes
We have stayed here more than once. The rooms are extremely clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Sitting on the back deck watching the lobster boats is one of our favorite things. The Inn is located right on Main Street which makes it really easy to walk in either direction. Stonington is a hidden gem and we plan on going back every year and staying at the Inn.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn on the Harbor
Which popular attractions are close to Inn on the Harbor?
Nearby attractions include Nervous Nellie's Jams and Jellies (4.4 miles), Stonington Village (0.01 miles), and Barred Island Preserve (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn on the Harbor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Inn on the Harbor?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a fireplace, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Inn on the Harbor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn on the Harbor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aragosta, 44 North Coffee - Stonington Café, and Harbor Cafe.
Does Inn on the Harbor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Inn on the Harbor accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.