I can't say anything about the Inn's present situation. The only time
I stayed there was in 1988. I was just looking it up again in anticipation of another visit, but the price of $165 was a big shock after the 1988 price. I doubt I can afford to bring my family now. I guess Stonington's gotten a little more tony over the years.
I hadn't intended to stay at Stonington. I was kayaking and ran there
before the wind on the second day of 40-to-50 knot winds. Besides, I was way past due for a shower.
The inn at that time was quaint and clean and thoroughly delightful and a welcome respite from a tent. But $165 per night? Maybe they've upgraded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OPEN YEAR ROUND 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, this bed and breakfast captures the very essence of Maine's Downeast island life. Ten of the thirteen 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. ... more less