This beautiful Greek Revival home was built in 1840 with great attention to architectural detail including stately columns, high ceilings, carved moldings and imported German silver hardware on the doors and windows. Come and enjoy the cherry wood elliptical stairway, the many marble fireplaces, the handsome library, the spacious twin parlors and cozy conversation area on the second floor landing. Begin your morning with a sumptuous, full breakfast featuring fresh baked goods and Maine produce and products prepared and served by your hosts. On cool evenings and mornings a crackling fire will greet you in one or more of our marble fireplaces.
Join us for a stroll through the Inn. The entrance is graced by a staircase with a hand-carved, cherry newel post, bannisters and rail. The original wood floors are beautifully maintained and lead into two formal parlors on either side of the entrance.
The Hiram Alden room is our largest room with working fireplace and a 7'carved cherry mantlepiece surround. It features a queen size bed and private bath and a separate marble top sink in a small alcove. It has two wing back chairs for watching the fire or just relaxing on a cozy night. The perfect room for that special getaway.
For Starters-Dressed Peaches.
The Penobscot room features a queen size bed and private bath. The shower for this room is across the hall and is private to this room Robes are offered in all our rooms.
A camel back sofa and coffee table make this a comfortable room for an extended stay.
With the late spring comes the blossoms of our crab apple tree, which can be seen from our lovely porch and gazebo.
Flower detail from our Spring gardens. Lupines and Poppies.
Second floor landing, the coziest spot in the house.
Fresh Local-Delicious. Our Two course breakfast is an integral part of the Alden House experience. To get our guests off to a great start each day, we offer fresh local ingredients thoughtfully prepared. Some of our specialties include Shirred eggs w/chevre and herbs from our garden, with a side of locally produced ham or bacon. A big inn favorite is our house made Granola, served with fresh fruits of the season and organic yogurt. The "Best" blueberry (Maine of course) pancakes and Maine maple syrup, all served with Irving Farms coffee, choice of teas and fresh squeezed orange juice.
We are always happy to accomodate your dietary requirements with advance notice.
The Centennial room features a pair of antique acorn post twin beds. It is located on the second floor and is south facing. It shares a bathroom with the Old Belfast room. which makes it perfect if traveling with friends or family.
Islesboro Lighthouse, a short ferry ride away. Great place for a picnic.
Late June is "Cherry Pie" time at the Alden House. Our trees produce both sweet and sour varieties.
The Alden House is an inviting, comfortable inn in the coastal Maine town of Belfast, at the tip of Penobscot Bay. Built in 1840 by Hiram Alden,a banker and shipping merchant. The inn features classic architecture, expansive gardens, restful accommodations and delicious breakfasts.
The inn offers easy access to all points of interest along Penobscot Bay, Acadia National Park, and Maine's Mid Coast region, not to mention the city of Belfast with it's quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and harbor. An undiscovered gem.
We are committed to offering each guest a memorable stay, whether for a single night or entire week, business or pleasure.