The Squire Tarbox Inn is a wonderful, colonial-style B&B off the beaten path, set on several peaceful wooded acres not far from Wiscasset, Bath, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine, And God Bless them, they're pet-friendly!
After we had made the mistake of renting a "by-owner 'cottage'" (sight unseen) for a full week's stay to follow our niece's lovely August 2011 wedding at a nearby resort in Phippsburg, the rental 'cottage' turned out to be a pig-sty and we baled after 2 nights, not knowing where we might find pet-friendly accommodations anywhere in the vicinity. (BTW, as pet-friendly as many of the shop owners and local residents are in Maine, pet-friendly lodging is difficult to find, so the Squire Tarbox Inn was truly a refuge for us!)
We were welcomed to this lovely estate by owners Roni and Chef Mario De Pietro, along with their grown daughter Lara (who recently relocated from Oregon to lend a helping hand at the family farmstead) - - oh, and their canine assistant (and official greeter), "Vreni" a sweet Bernese Mtn Dog who even made our (very spoiled) JRT, Pippi, feel welcome!
The breakfasts at Squire Tarbox Inn are glorious - - no one makes Meusli like the Europeans -- not to mention Chef Mario's ginormous homemade croissants and to-die-for French Toast, accompanied by free-range eggs prepared any way you like them, homemade breads for toast and (mostly) homemade jellies - delicious! (Lara has her dad's French Toast recipe down pat as well!!) Each of the family members are delightful conversationalists, welcoming and helpful, without being intrusive.
Rooms vary in size, and all are clean, clean, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Most evenings you may also make a reservation to join local gourmet aficionados for one of Chef Mario's unbelievable dinners featuring organic vegetables and other homegrown products from their son's nearby farm.
While the Squire Tarbox Inn is a "family" business, they are professional innkeepers in every sense of the word and take special care to ensure that you enjoy your stay. A large, comfortable sitting area provides plenty of reading material with articles filled with information on all of the great places to visit in the area, and there's even a "help-yourself"cookie jar replenished with fresh, homemade cookies every day!
Our sincerest thanks to Roni, Mario, Lara and Vreni for not only salvaging our vacation, but for making us feel like part of the family during our stay. A definite thumbs (and paws) up!!
Tim, Rita and Pippi Turek - Shelbyville, KY
(and Rita's Mom, Evebell Dunham - Durham, NC)
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- Also Known As:
- Squire Tarbox Wiscasset, Maine