We loved the location and the old house. One reviewer complained about the "spooky decor", but we found it pleasant and quaint. Our room (Carmen) was small, but adequate with an included modern bathroom and a somewhat limited view of the water.
Breakfast was excellent each day -- Hazel puts a lot of thought into it and we ate as much as we wanted, and plenty of coffee. There were few guests when we were there, so I don't know how well they do with a crowd. They can sleep up to 20 people, and said that they often have that many in the high season.
The surrounding area was also very nice and pleasant to walk or drive through. As an engineer I found the "reversing falls" fascinating, as the tide rushes through under the bridge, reversing direction twice a day. We looked at other B&Bs in central Maine, but Google Street View showed them on busy streets or far from water. This one is as nice as it looks on Street View.
The price is a little high, but seems to be normal for the area.
The only caveat I would mention is that if you like a quiet breakfast reading your newspaper or chatting with your companions or the other guests, you might be frustrated. The owner is full of stories and likes to tell them. But you can learn lots about the area and get good advice on where to go, and lots of people will enjoy the stories.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the 1830's and filled with antiques, the Weskeag Inn has a very romantic charm. The location, at the edge of the salty Weskeag estuary at the reversing falls in South Thomaston village, is unforgettable! It is on Route 73; described as one of "Maine's Most Scenic Roads" in a book by John Gibson. The St. George Peninsula, reaching out into Penobscot Bay, between Thomaston and Rockland is the best! There are spectacular ocean views, access to beaches, art galleries and beautiful things to inspire an artist to paint or photograph and two lighthouses that you can go right up to. The villages of Owls Head, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, St. George Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde are wonderful each in their own way, and, at the end, the ferry to Monhegan Island waits for you. The reversing falls behind the Inn is a constant source of fascination! In winter, we love to watch the ice breaking off and flowing by - often with a seagull or two along for the ride. In the spring when the stripers come in, the banks are lined with fishermen; and in the summer we swim there and sometimes ride the current in an innertube. The rest of the time we watch the birds that fish here - great blue herons, egrets, eagles, osprey and of course many kinds of sea gulls. We hope that you will join us on your next vacation or long weekend. There's a deck with a view, a spacious back lawn that ends at the Weskeag River's reversing falls, lots of books and videos to enjoy in the library, and a piano waiting to be played. This setting also makes a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding! We also offer high speed wireless internet access so you can check your e-mail or do some online shopping. Cable TV is available in every room. We hope you'll come and stay with us while you enjoy "Maine the way life should be." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Weskeag Inn - B&B At The Water Maine/South Thomaston