74 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Telephone: 800-565-3742, 207-633-4640
My husband and I stayed at the Harborage Inn from Oct 11-14, 2013 with 2 other couples to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! I am going to be doing my review in sections as I think it will be easier for people to read.
We arrived at the Harborage around 1.30PM after a 7 hour trip up from NYC. There is a parking lot right on site in the back of the house with ample parking for everyone. We went into the office and were greeted by Troy Chapman, one of the owners of the Inn, who is a pleasure to deal with. When making my reservations he was extremely helpful and very efficient. Check in went quite smoothly. Troy then proceeded to show us a map of Boothbay Harbor with all the different sites and restaurants in the town. Harborage is very conveniently located to the center of everything. The Inn is located just a few blocks from the piers and all the restaurants and shops. If you are going into the center of town, you do not need to take your car.
Troy then proceeded to show us all to our rooms. My husband and I had Room #8 and our friends had rooms #7 and #6 which are all next to each other, located on the 3rd floor. We had a corner room with a most amazing view!! I felt like I was looking at a postcard as you can see from my pictures. The room looks exactly like it does on the website and in the brochure. The furnishings were really lovely. There was a king size bed, flat screen TV with DirectTV and HBO. Located in the room are two dressers, a table with 2 chairs that has lovely vase and a tea set on it with different teas for your drinking pleasure. There is also an ice bucket and 2 wine glasses. You will also find a 2 door fridge/freezer with ice cube trays and ample room to store any food and/or drinks that you may bring with you. The room is equipped with a Keurig Coffee Maker with little individual coffee pods. My husband would have a cup of coffee every morning and I would have tea. A window air conditioner unit, ceiling fan with light and central heating are also in the room.
If you are a clean freak, then this Inn is for you, as you will not find one speck of dust at The Harborage! The room is spotless and so are the grounds and common areas.
The bathroom is well appointed and quite large. You will find a large sink and vanity with a big mirror, a small table where you can keep your toiletries on and a shower/tub combination. There are also Gilchrist and Soames shampoo, conditioner and body lotion for your convenience as well as soft plush terry robes for your use during your stay. The housekeeping staff will make up your room every day with fresh towels and tidy up the room, so when you return in the afternoon it will look like you are arriving for the first time. They do a fabulous job!
There are no inside hallways at this property or elevators so if you have trouble walking up steps, you should choose a first floor room as there are only about 3 steps from the front of the Inn. There are also about 2500 square feet of covered porches with little tables and chairs. Our room had a reserved space in front just for our usage but we took over 4 more chairs so the 6 of us could sit out there together. We would have drinks on the deck in the evening and it was just lovely looking out at Boothbay Harbor.
The property around the Inn is kept very well and in the back down by the harbor there is a large hot tub. You just have to let Troy know in advance so he can heat it up for you as it takes a few hours to get fully hot. I didn’t go in the tub, but my husband and 2 of our friends did and they said it was great. There are also tables and chairs on the lawn for you to sit out and enjoy the view of the harbor as well as a dock with a float.
If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, then you are in for a real treat!! Breakfast is a big deal at the Inn and is made by Emery Chapman, Troy’s lovely wife! You will have the choice of having breakfast out on the porch, in the breakfast room or you can take a tray back up to your room, if you would want a private breakfast. Served buffet style are the coffee, juices (orange and grapefruit), oatmeal, granola, different flavor yogurts and homemade bread or croissants made fresh by Emery. Every day Emery alternates between a sweet or savory dish which will be served to you. The three main dishes that we had are French Puffed Pastry with Black Forest Ham and Swiss, Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Asiago Cheese and Blueberry Crème Brulee French Toast with Vanilla Infused Whipped Cream. All amazingly delicious!
If you are hungry after a long afternoon of sightseeing or shopping, outside of the breakfast room there are fresh apples and delicious local apple cider to enjoy!
We all had a wonderful stay at Harborage Inn! Emery and Troy thank you so much for making our time there so enjoyable!