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.
Named after the gentleman who built this home in 1840, The Hiram Alden Room is spacious and breathtaking in size, color and ambiance. It features a working fireplace with its original soft blue tiles and framed by a 7 1/2 foot handcarved cherry mantle. The room has a handsome burled walnut four poster queen bed with feather mattress, walnut dresser with marble top, an en-suite private bath and original marble sink in a separate alcove. The Hiram Alden room is perfect for a special occasion or extended stay.
The Penobscot room, named after our bay on which the town of Belfast sits, features a pencil post queen bed with feather mattress, and luxury linens. An antique mahogany dresser and comfortable sitting area with love seat makes this a peaceful sanctuary. A private bathroom and sink are located in the room, and your private shower is located one step across the hall. Plush robes are provided for your pleasure. This room has views of the gardens.
The Emily Alden room features a queen size bed with featherbed and elegant linens. The orignal built-in glass front cabinet accents this room, providing wonderful closet space. This room has a private en suite bathroom.
Annie Partridge owned The Alden House at the turn of the century. A gingerbread antique queen with featherbed adorns this quaint, cozy room. This room also features a petite coal stove and en-suite private bath containing its original marble sink. Garden views make this room a customer favorite.
A brass queen bed with feather mattress and designer linens offers a warm welcome with it's folk art wall covering and whimsical decor. An original marble sink is tucked into the corner. Two Adirondack rockers offer a quiet place for planning the days excursions. Plush robes, antique chests and lighting give this room the feeling of home. This room shares a bath with the Centennial room.
The room's nautical theme is complemented by the twin size antique cannonball beds. Complete with feather mattress and cozy linens. This room receives the beautiful morning light. The Centennial and The Old Belfast rooms offer soft fleece robes for their large, shared bath which is directly across the hall. These rooms are perfect for the family or friends traveling together.
5 on September 29, 2012
We love staying at B & B's. Rose and Larry exceeded all of our past good B & B experiences. They were simply amazing, genuine and kind. My husband has a dairy and egg allergy. They went out of their way to prepare him a delicious breakfast, sans eggs & dairy. Our entire breakfast experience was delightful. Rose and Larry planned and executed a gourmet breakfast with finesse for more than 10 people. The food is better than many 5-star hotels. The dining room was intimate enough for a group conversation. A memorable experience. The entire inn including the bedrooms showed great attention to detail and a sophisticated and elegant taste. Simply welcoming. We wish we could stay longer. We will next time.
4.8 on August 14, 2011
We just spent two nights at the Alden Inn....what a wonderful experience. Larry and Rose were so gracious and made us feel very comfortable with attention to details. The breakfasts were special and very very good. They provided us with great recommendations for dining as well as day trips. We would not hesitate to return and hope we can do it sometime in the near future. Belfast has a very nice feel to it.....not as busy as other Maine towns.
4.2 on July 18, 2011
Owners Larry and Rosemarie are delightful. The food was very good and plentiful. Snacks and drinks were available at all times. The rooms are small with no air conditioning, however, they are very clean and well decorated. New towels, bottled water and chocolate candies were provided everyday. This is one of those great B&Bs that you makes you feel at home. Reasonably priced, good location, easy walk to town and water front.
4.6 on July 23, 2009
We just returned from a two nite stay at the Alden House. Larry and Rose are truly delightful hosts - more like visiting friends in their home than your typical friendly innkeepers. The rooms are carefully and beautifully decorated and are very comfortable. The feather beds, high quality linens and excellent pillows were a real delight. Breakfasts are delicious and really special. The inn is immaculate, charming and very friendly. This is not a chain -it is a very personal place with warm, inviting owners. Our room was small, but lovely. There is no tv in the rooms or anywhere in the inn. Our room had a small air-conditioner, but the other 6 rooms in the inn did not seem to be air-conditioned. Larry and Rose are excellent hosts and we certainly wish them all the best with their new inn.
4.6 on August 24, 2008
We had a great time at the Alden House. Larry and Rose were wonderful hosts who offered up great suggestions for things to do in the area and lively conversations. The food was locally sourced and tasted great! Should we ever find our way back to Belfast, we will certainly pay the Alden House another visit. Hopefully by then they'll be serving dinner in the evenings, too!
Downtown, Oceanside, Village
Bangor, ME (BGR) 37 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lighthouses, Kayaking, Cruises and Hiking, Windjammers, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Copier, Desk, Library, Radio, Telephone, Videos , DVD library available for pc viewing
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports
Rose and Larry Marshall
Rose and Larry are both passionate about food, it's quality,flavor,and presentation. We both love the arts, music, literature, antiques, theater, movies. Larry is a bit of a sports nut, for Rose a day spent in the garden.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian