N43°54.081' W69°42.523' We left Wiscasset after dark for the Squire Tarbox Inn with only the satellite navigation knowing where to go. We got the feeling entering an unknown dark world, driving along country roads without any clue of our position. After a half hour, suddenly we noticed lights in the dark and entered the remote world of hotel guests enjoying themselves in a 1763 farmhouse sitting room of the Squire Tarbox Inn.
This Lonely Planet top choice is in the middle of the Westport Island, has 11 rooms and, we think, the only restaurant on the island. We asked for the cheapest and smallest, room number 5, for two nights in August 2013. The ceiling is very low and the bathroom is tiny. We aren't oversized, so we did not have problems with tiny spaces. We found our room to be intimate, although there wasn’t a key to our room. With open windows and insect screens, because mosquitos are relentless here, you sleep very close to nature. The excellent bed and pure air contributed to an excellent sleep. We didn't need the window air conditioner. Wi-Fi is good in the barn, not in our room. The terrace of the room is useless because of the mosquitos. Use the main terrace with mosquito screens.
We read to reviews about the grumpy old Swiss owner, but his absolute friendly wife and daughter safely retired him to the back office away from guests. But the Swiss theme is still present in the excellent breakfast and menu in the restaurant. The haddock and duck breast dishes were very good, competing with a glorious sunset generating a sunset alarm throughout the hotel.
The owner gave us an introduction of two walks in the neighbourhood of the Inn. We walked the West Shore Road including the Bonyon preserve. The only downside to this beautiful walk, despite applying DEET to visible skin, were the ferocious attacks of mosquitos biting through our clothing and leaving irritating marks. Apply DEET under your clothes. For the rest, The Squire Tarbox Inn is much recommended.
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