Old Maine at its Best
This is “authentic Maine” - picture yourself on a high craggy bluff looking out over a protected natural harbor and tree covered islands to the North Atlantic. Lighthouses and rocky Maine coastline grace the far distance. You are standing on the magnificent wrap-around covered porch of Grey Havens. The ocean view is absolutely breathtaking and has been the subject of catalog photo shoots, book and magazine covers (Down East Magazine), numerous articles, calendars, and countless weddings. And yet, the atmosphere is unpretentious, warm, and welcoming – everything a Maine coast inn should be.
A Relaxing Maine Coast Vacation Awaits!
Grey Havens has frequently been referred to as a ‘castle-by-the-sea’ with its two tall round turrets. Its imposing majesty on the Maine coastline is so proud and clear that the inn is often used as a navigational aid by sailors and local lobstermen. Facing East, the sunrises are truly inspiring – for the early risers among you – and the full moon radiates and shimmers across the water. Our Maine coast inn is a place of relaxation, of peace away from modern distractions such as phones and television. Guests come here to sit, to rejuvenate, to read, and, above all, to escape. There is nowhere quite like it. There is a deep water dock and two deep moorings, well sheltered even during the worst winter storms.
Maine Charm with Ocean Views
Entry from the porch brings you into the foyer with the grand living and dining rooms to each side. A massive stone fireplace in the living room serves as a natural gathering place for guests, whether they choose to relax in a cozy chair and read or enjoy the view through the large window looking onto the porch and ocean beyond. The view from the dining room is just as special.
A beautiful open stairway brings you to the second and third floors, where our guest rooms are located, all with private baths. The four round turret rooms are truly romantic with 270 degree panoramic ocean views. Our Sunrise Suite has its own large balcony, a quiet haven within the Havens. Sit out here on a summer’s night and you’re sure to be late for bed! All rooms, except our Cottage room, have full or limited ocean views.
A Quiet Retreat with Plenty to Do Nearby
Just 1.5 miles past Grey Havens the road dead-ends at the 550 acre Reid State Park, a Maine coast state park with its splendid ‘mile beach’, crashing surf, natural lagoon, sand dunes and wooded trails. This is wild countryside, deer and turkey abound, and moose are occasionally seen – deer tracks criss-cross the winter garden at Grey Havens.
The peaceful escape of Grey Havens Inn, however, is just one hour’s drive from the international airport at Portland, or two and a half hours from Boston. The local town of Bath is a quaint old ship-building city with a thriving downtown, many fine restaurants and the Maine Maritime Museum. The popular coastal towns of Boothbay Harbor and Camden are only a skip up the coast – by car or boat!
“One of the great spots on the coast of Maine. A classic old Maine Inn, not to be missed.”
- Current United States Senator & Former Governor Angus King
“Best Ocean View in Maine”
- New England Travel and Life
“If there is such a thing as a perfect place to stay, this could be it.”
- Best Places to Stay in New England
“You won’t find a better view in the state of Maine.”
- Coastal Living Magazine
“This is the place to stay if you want to really feel the ocean.”
- The Discerning Traveler
“A perfect place to watch the sunrise”
- A Seat on the Shore by Nance Trueworthy
“I literally lost my breath at the view before us. I have traveled many places in my lifetime and can’t remember anything quite like this.”
- Trip Advisor Member harleyz3, September 2009
“The location is very peaceful and secluded, but a short drive away from several interesting Maine villages and towns.
- Trip Advisor Member well-traveled074, September 2009