Captain Lindsey House

5 Lindsey Street , Rockland, ME 04841 USA (Show map)


Nestled amongst the historic seaport buildings of Rockland, the nine room Captain Lindsey House, built in 1832 as Captain George Lindsey's private home, was opened to the public in 1837 as one of Rockland's first Inns. We offer a quiet, comfortable and cozy retreat from your day's activities. Meticulous care is evident in each of our spacious rooms, offering modern amenities without infringing upon the grace of our antique furnishings. Imagine a lovely roadside English Inn, or a Sea Captain's home in the early 1800's, filled with artifacts and furnishings from all parts of the world. Sit by the warmth of a fire in our cozy living room and enjoy afternoon tea in our private outdoor secret garden, or stroll along historic Main Street.Wake up to a delicious full English breakfast in our beautiful breakfast room. We will be happy to make dinner recommendations and reservations. If you are celebrating a special day let us know how we can help!!


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Innkeepers: Capts. Ken and Ellen Barnes



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

The best stay in years

4.0 on October 18, 2013

We enjoyed our stay in immensely! It was quiet, the Inn was immaculately clean. We loved everything about it!

Rest after sailing at Captain Lindsey's

3.2 on September 03, 2013

Very quiet, very comfortable stay. Convenient to stores and restaurants. Breakfasts quite good. Bed very soft. Would return.

Wonderful weekend

5 on May 13, 2013

My friend booked us 2 rooms for 2 nights and, we have already started making plans to return. Rockland is a delightful village to explore with terrific restaurants (especially Prim0) and galleries. It is made all the better by knowing that, at the end of the day, you are returning to a luxuriously large and decadently comfortable room. This is a Great B & B!

I'd recommend this to others

4.4 on January 19, 2013

Rockland is very welcoming. Even in the rain, people had a sunny smile on their faces.

an unplanned stay....

5 on October 23, 2012

One evening in Oct 2012, after driving all day from Vermont, we missed the evening ferry by about 10 minutes. We were supposed to visit realitives on North Haven Island. Our nephew suggested we stay at the Captain Lindsay House. What a lovely Inn.....lovely room....and absolutely wonderful breakfast the next morning. The ladies served the most delicious blueberry french toast I have ever had in my life !!

You can't find more gracious hosts anywhere.

4.6 on October 06, 2012

Lovely, quaint, and luxuriously comfortable rooms. Ken and Ellen are delightful, entertaining, and serve an awesome breakfast of mostly local foods. Lots of quiet free time, too.

Fantastic Inn

5 on August 02, 2012

Everything was perfect!

Charming and Relaxing

5 on July 16, 2012

A charming B&B in a quaint village by the ocean. Attentive staff available to meet your needs. A delicious buffet breakfast as well as scrumptious snacks throughout the day.

Perfect Choice

5 on April 22, 2012

We had six couples... all attending a cousin's memorial service! We had cozy evenings by the fire...lively breakfasts in the dining room... & convenient proximity to museums and restaurants!

Peaceful, healing stay.

4.8 on February 12, 2012

My night was quiet and calm in a small quaint Victorian room. Lovely breakfast. Kind manager. Just perfect.

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Village


Augusta, ME (AUG-State) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From the south: Take the Maine Turnpike (Rotue 95) to Route 295 around Portland, and back to Route 95. North of Freeport, take exit 22 (coastal Route 1), and follow Route 1 all the way into Rockland, Route 1 turns left onto Main Street. At the end of Main St. turn left onto Summer St., then left on Union (one block up), and left on to Lindsey St. We are at the end of Lindsey St.on the left, just past Waterworks Restaurant. From the north: Head south on castal Route 1 through Camden to Rockland. Route 1 loops to the right and then left (after Dunkin Donuts)onto Union St. Take your fifth left onto Lindsey St. We are on the left, just past Waterworks Restaurant.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, North Atlantic Blue's Festival, Lobster Festival, Farnsworth Art Museum, Windjammer Capitol of the World, Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Maine Lighthouse Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Hair Dryers, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, kyacking, sailing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.-7:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 10 years of age
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: If staying multiple nights - half od the stay . If staying one night we just take your credit card #.
  • Cancellations: We are a small facility and last minute cancellations greatly impact us; therefore we do have a ten day cancellation policy. If you cancel prior to ten days from arrival, we will refund entire deposit. If you cancel within the ten days prior to arrival, and we are able to re-book the room, we will refund your deposit less a 10% service charge. If we are unable to re-sell the room, you will forfeit your deposit.



Capts. Ken and Ellen Barnes

Languages spoken

English, French

About the innkeepers

Both sea captains of traditional sailing vessels - they have retired to Rockland. They have traveled extensively.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Private Patio, Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Souffle Egg Bake
A baked egg dish with an ever changing variety of ingredients, including - spinach, tomatoes, chives, ham, corned beef. Light and fluffy.