Inn on the Harbor – Stonington, ME
August 17, 2021
Stonington, ME Offered for sale at $1,600,000
Known for its unique charm and spectacular view of the islands of Penobscot Bay, Inn on the Harbor offers a peaceful and romantic waterfront retreat. The historic 1880s inn is perched on the edge of picturesque Stonington Harbor and captures the very essence of the authentic Maine Downeast island life at its best.
Built in the 1880s, Inn on the Harbor is comprised of 4 Victorian buildings joined together to make the 13 guest rooms, all with private baths, most with water views and decks. The buildings over the years housed various businesses, a small sampling included a grocery store, hardware store, Stonington’s 1st telephone with attending operator & office, a barber shop, a dentist office and the post office. There was even a fish market behind the buildings on what is now the spacious deck area.
Sometime post World War II, a couple of the buildings were being used as an inn (purchase price $3200!). By the 1960s, the inn had acquired all four buildings and was known as the Cap’n’s Quarters and was run by Adeline Dodge. In 1980, Bob Dodge (no relation) took over and subtly changed the name to The Captain’s Quarters Motel, of which a 1982 New York Times article wrote: Right in Stonington is the Captain’s Quarters, which has to be seen to be understood. There is a walkway from Main Street and the place more or less hangs over the water. It has nine rooms or 14 rooms – ”like an accordion,” one owner said – depending upon how many people rent them.
Deer Isle is the perfect place to experience all the things to do in Downeast Maine. A quick boat trip brings you to Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
- Offered for sale at $1,600,000
- Terms: Financials provided to qualified buyer with signed NDA