When my brother from Indiana asked us to leave our home on Cape Cod ( in July, no less) and show him the Maine coastline, we knew exactly where we would take him. We had stayed at the Atlantic Ark Inn a few years ago, and knew the town and the inn would be perfect. Devon, the manager and chef, greeted us at the door warmly. Although we arrived late and had just missed the cheese plate, he reminded us that home baked cookies would be waiting for us when we returned from dinner. Our rooms were sparkling clean. My brother's room was large and had french doors that opened to a side porch that overlooked the harbor. Our room was in the front of the house. We were pleased with our water view and our luxurious deep tub for relaxing.
We were disappointed to wake up the next morning to rain. We had planned a harbor sailboat cruise, but it was cancelled at the last minute. While eating our delicious breakfast, Donna, the Ark's owner, suggested we take the local island ferry instead. She immediately went to the phone and made sure there was room for us. The captain gave a colorful 2 hour description of the area, and we were not disappointed. Thanks Donna, you saved the day!
Parking is at a premium in town, but the inn is in a perfect location to walk across the pedestrian bridge for meals, shopping and sightseeing. The inn is beautifully appointed with antiques, but there is no stuffiness.The front porch is perfect for sunsets as well as breakfasts. Many details to make this place run smoothly. In one word, "charming".
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- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Ark Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine