My spouse and I spent a relaxed and romantic getaway weekend here. Hosts Jean and Gerald Wheeler are amazing folks: she a professional photographer, sailor, and ski instructor, he a professional musician. The inn is beautifully decorated with antiques, art, and family heirlooms. Check out the TWO back-to-back grand pianos in the living room; if you don't play yourself, Gerald provides classical mini-concerts upon request! The inn also hosts chamber music sessions in the summer months. Three friendly retrievers add to the homey atmosphere if you are a "dog person," but if not, they are kept discreetly in the private section of the house. Jean's breakfasts feature organic and locally grown food products, and her homemade yogurt-batter Belgian waffles will melt in your mouth (yes, she will give you the recipe). We slept like angels, ate like royalty, engaged in stimulating conversations with our hosts, strolled along the beach, hiked through a few of the many land-trust nature preserves on Deer Isle, and fell in love all over again! We will be back, and we will definitely recommend this place to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast by the Sea, in a lovingly restored 1840 farmhouse on the Eggemoggin Reach. Four unique guest rooms in the main house and a well-furnished, attached family cottage The Mooring. Professional musician and sailor/photographer owner-innkeepers. Peaceful setting, inspiring area, fishermen and artists in a 'real' Maine island community found in the writings of Robert McCloskey and John Steinbeck.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Ferry Landing Deer Isle, Maine