Ruth, the owner/ hostess is like visiting a dear auntie and Jackie the cook is talented and very pleasant. Stayed there on two separate vacations and am looking forward to visiting again, hopefully this summer. This place is for you if you like historical artifacts, as there are many antiques and the owner is a local historian. The things that I thought could use improvement to make my stay better were the beds are super firm and you had better bring your own snack/drinks as there is nothing available at night and if you dont have a room with a kitchen area, the main kitchen is pitch black and rather off limits.I was only looking for a cup of tea and a cookie and I don't even think that my room had sugar in it. I am thinking of investing in one of those foam mattress toppers to use while I visit. The rooms are spacious and most have their own bathrooms. The area has lots to do. We went sailing on the Sylvina Beal (not sure I spelled that right!) and saw whales, dolphins, and seals, in addition to a whirlpool. That was a lot of fun. Roosevelt's summer home, Campobello, is just a short drive and was either free or next to nothing, and very informative, although since it is in Canada you may now need a passport. The art galleries in town, just a couple blocks walk, were very nice, although I miss The Shag Gallery and its proprietor, Bang-Bangs, a colorful character, since it had closed the last time I was there. I am hoping he will be around in some capacity or other since he was a hoot to talk to and the gallery was wild! Other stuff we did was to hike near the boat school and the views were beautiful overlooking the water. I did that on crutches and was very proud of myself! There is a local playhouse that has shows occasionally but my timing has been off, so I would recommend checking into that as those are always a great way to meet some locals, and experience the flavor of the town, Don't drink myself but there are a few intriguing watering holes I would check out if I did. Overall, one of my favorite places to vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Todd House Eastport, Maine