You have to be of a certain disposition in the first place to want to come to Lubec, and assuming you are, you will find Cohill's Inn rich in character in a charming location. OK, it's a bit of a drive (from anywhere really) and it won't appeal to all, but that's sort of the point.
What you are getting here is the joy of being somewhere that rewards the effort required to get there. I arrived on a thoroughly miserable, rainy day and retired to the bar, where I supped Guinness, read a book and enjoyed expansive views of the coastline. Some women played guitar.
I then stayed for dinner - great chowder, amazing salmon salad. I took a stroll through the incomparably quiet town afterward, which pretty much shuts down completely after about 8pm.
I stayed in Room 9 (the Bay of Fundy room), their most popular room because of the views. Many of the reviewers are correct about the decor - the room could be described as dated, but this isn't supposed to be a clinical Best Western experience - I thought it was reasonably priced for what I had, but I would encourage travellers to check out their website and other reviews to set your expectations before coming.
The breakfast was just adequate, with plenty of coffee, bagels, cereal - that kind of thing.
Nearby are some great sights at Roosevelt park and the West Quoddy Head lighthouse. This is definitely somewhere deserving of a visit if you've the stamina to get here; I wish I'd stayed a couple more days. Colhill's Inn was a very good choice for the stay, I hope one day I'll go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cohill's Inn is located at 7 Water Street in the town of Lubec, Maine overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the Lubec Narrows on the other. We provide simple but appealing fare and overnight accommodations for those wishing to extend their stay in Lubec. Cohill's Inn is modeled after the traditional Irish pubs that we found and adored during our travels through the coastal towns of Ireland. We offer a warm and friendly atmosphere for people to gather for pleasant company, hearty fare and good cheer. Come enjoy a weekend or more in one of our nine smoke free rooms and watch the seals frolic just outside our Inn. Enjoy the casual charm of our traditional fishing village, the historic waterfront and the unspoiled beauty of Downeast Maine. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cohill's Inn Lubec, Maine