My husband and I came across The Mooring B & B after we had spent a relaxing afternoon at Reid State Park 1/2 mile beach late August, 2004. We were trying to figure out what town we should head to in order to find a place to stay for the evening. About a half mile from the park, we saw The Mooring B & B sign and it looked lovely from the road.
The friendly owner, Penny showed me the rooms available. As she was booked for the week-end for a wedding we were only able to spend one night but the room was a beautiful, comfortable room with a window which opened to the ocean and through which a lovely breeze blew through. There are many antiques in the home, many of which were owned by Penny's ancestors. Penny's great-grandmother owned the premises until three years ago when she died at the age of 103 years of age. Penny then did the renovations necessary to bring the rooms, electrical, etc. up to standard. The result is a comfortable home situate by the ocean.
Penny welcomed us and took us on a tour of the house after we were settled in the room. We were made to feel very welcome--we could sit on the deck at night with coffee and tea (kettle, mugs, coffee pot, tea bags, sugar, milk and cream all provided in the kitchen or in little corners through the house), or we could walk down a path to sit and watch the boats returning from a day's fishing. Reading material was plentiful and ranged from touring around Maine to the latest in news.
Breakfast was awesome!!! As we enjoyed coffee/tea, we watched the boats leaving for the day's fishing and enjoyed quiet moments down by the ocean. Even the family which included children had no complaints about breakfast and the children had plenty of room to play outside. We started with coffee, tea, juice, hot muffins, cereal, followed by waffles, eggs, hot toast, and homemade jams.
Had Penny not been booked for the week-end, we would have stayed another night or two. When we return to Maine, we will be trying to get a room at The Mooring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mooring is a quiet elegant Inn on the coast of Maine. It is the former home of Walter Reid the donor of Reid State Park right down the road. Five unique rooms all with an ocean view, private baths and A/C. Beautiful grounds and gardens surround the Mooring, providing a magnificent site for a wedding. A heart Maine breakfast is served each morning in the breakfast room facing the ocean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Mooring Bed And Breakfast Maine/Georgetown