Grounds & Hospitality


Upon arrival you'll be greeted with overflowing flowerboxes adorning the porches, stuffed with old fashioned geraniums, vibrant petunias, and a variety of dainty flowers peeking through. The front garden is trimmed with colorful flower borders reminiscent of a English counrty garden, and the Inn has two comfortable old fashioned covered front porches, where you can surround yourself with flowers, visit with other guests, or sit back and watch the village activies.

Behind the Inn you'll find ample private parking and a waterfront lawn gradually slopeing to meet the water's edge, leadind to a dock with kayaks, complimentary for our guests to enjoy. It's a quiet spot, in a peaceful setting, to escape and soak up the expansive tidal harbor views, read a favorite book, or simply relax and let the world go by. The scenic tidal waterfront allows you to experience the magic of the changing tide without motor boats passing by.


It's facinating to watch the changing scenery of the inner harbor, where the ebbing tide revolves from high, to low, and back to high again every twelve hours. Low tide reveals the seaweed covered rocks, a place where the numerous seabirds gather, and often a Blue Heron, for which the inn was named, can be spotted searching for his next meal. Birdwatchers are delighted by the activies of the graceful seabirds displaying their grandeur.





 Awake to the aroma of fresh brewed gourmet coffee, blueberry muffins or coffee cake in the oven, followed by a hot entree of the day. Favorites include apple or blueberry baked  "Vickory French Toast" with Black Forest ham, a savory quiche, or puffed Jarlesberg strata.  

Our breakfast is served on Wedgwood China from 8:00 to 9:30 for guests to enjoy at their leisure. Dining is set with tables of two or four inside, with additional seating on the covered front porch. Takeaway trays are available for those who prefer to enjoy  breakfast on their own waterfront deck, as the sun greets the day.

Morning is often a favorite time for guests to mingle, and share travel experiences. Of course, we are also available to offer helpful suggestions of things to do, hidden places to see, and the best in dining.  And, please join us for our afternoon hospitality of cookies and tea every day in the lounge.

Front porches with flower boxes
"Breathtaking views and gorgeous gardens. Phil and Laura are lovely hosts and their gardens are easily the most beautiful in town..."
- Sue Riley, Stevensville, Maryland
"A wonderful stay!" "It's a fabulous seaside inn with a view that a website can't give a real sence to. They have their own little stretch of the harbor side where you can sunbath, take their complimentary kayaks, or just watch the tide come in..."
- 'A tripadvisor user' Boston, Ma
"Picture Perfect" "We couldn't have picked a better place to stay for my wife's first visit to the coast of Maine. The accomodations were beautiful, comfortable, and spacious ~~ on the water and within walking distance to all there is to do and see in town ...having two kayaks available to tour the harbor was a treat! We only regret not being able to stay longer!!!"
- 'A tripadvisor user' Utah
"Outstanding B&B with Excellent Hosts" "Highly Recommended! The Blue Heron is a perfect place to stay in Boothbay Harbor. The view is truly outstanding; the balconies are ideal for enjoying the scenic beauty of the harbor, including the blue heron that frequents the rocks just out from the shore at the B&B. Thanks Laura and Phil for a wonderful experience."
- 'David and Barbara from Arlington, Virginia

Contact Us

Blue Heron Seaside Inn


65 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538


Toll-free: 866-216-2300   Tel: 207-633-7020

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