For more than a century the Five Gables Inn has perched on a garden-framed hillside overlooking Linekin Bay. This coastal Maine Inn was originally built in 1896 and underwent an exciting restoration in 1989 which brought back to life one of the only remaining summer hotels in East Boothbay, Maine. Guests relax and enjoy the tranquility of East Boothbay by lounging by the living room fireplace with a book or magazine or sitting back in a rocking chair on the porch, enjoying the gentle sea breezes coming off the bay. Yet a short five minute drive puts you in the middle of Boothbay Harbor with windjammers, trips to Monhegan Island, kayaking, hiking, whale watching, lobster eating, galleries and shopping.
4.6 on July 20, 2014
We had such a wonderful time here at Five Gables. The view was amazing, we recevied great recommendations from the staff for food and site-seeing!! Everyone was super friendly and the attention to detail within the place was remarkable. We wished we could have stayed longer!! Breakfast was delicious as everything was homemade and having tea in the afternoon was a great treat!! Highly recommend this place!!!
4.8 on June 17, 2013
On my second trip to the East Boothbay area, I stumbled on the Five Gables Inn. What a terrific find! The rooms are charming, but the room at the top---with harbor views and working fireplace took my breath away when I opened the door. Didn't want to leave this charming place, with its tea service, great breakfast, wide welcoming porch and wonderful hosts. I will come back again and again! Can't wait!!
5 on September 15, 2011
Loved this Inn! With plenty of electrical outlets for charging our gadget batteries our human batteries were charged with the charm of this renovated Inn. Mike and De, as well as Lisa, friendly and upbeat, were very helpful in planning our days. Chef Mike's breakfasts could not be beat. The minute I crossed into Maine, my first time there, I fell in love with the state. This Inn kept the spark going.
5 on July 29, 2011
Mike and De are the consumate hosts! The breakfasts are to die for. Great place to just relax and let the world go by. Mike and De also have super knowledge of great things to see and do around the area. The Botanical Gardens are a must. Five Gables Inn is on our calendar every year!
5 on October 06, 2009
We booked this last minute, and took a chance over the phone. This is one of the best kept secrets in the area. Knowledgeable hosts with endless ideas for activities and sights to see. Wonderful accomodation and breakfast is delicious
5 on September 25, 2009
Beautiful view, very nice staff, fabulous breakfast and front porch overlooking bay. Rooms were charmingly decorated and clean.
4.4 on October 13, 2008
Just returned from our first trip to New England, which started with three nights at Five Gables....what a brilliant start to our two weeks. Excellent location and, despite it being October, we were still able to sit on the porch for breakfast every morning. Speaking of which, the breakfasts were to die for - all cooked by Mike. YUM!!!!! Mike and De were excellent hosts, made us feel very welcome and had a superb knowledge of the area. It was just such a shame that we had to leave.....but we will most definitely be visiting the Five Gables Inn again.
5 on September 24, 2008
From arrival to departure, we were warmly pampered with wonderful food & lovely amenities. Mike and De are terrific hosts, welcoming & genial. The views of the bay top off a fabulous stay.
5 on September 22, 2008
This was our 2nd stay here and both stays were great. The rooms are lovely and the breakfast is outstanding. It doesn't get any better then sitting on the front porch eating Mike's and De's yummy breakfast. The Five gables is a must. We will be back ASAP.
5 on August 25, 2008
We stayed at the Five Gables several times in the last ten years and there are few experiences as consistent as staying at this inn. Mike and Dee Kennedy are exceptional hosts. Perfect location, outstanding breakfast and impeccable rooms!
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles miles
Take Maine Interste 295 to exit 28. Take U.S. 1 North to Route 27 South. Go 11.2 miles and turn left on Route 96 (also called Ocean Point Rd.). A Hannaford Grocery Store will be on your right. Go 2 miles to the village of East Boothbay. At the East Boothbay General Store (on your right) and the blinking light turn right on Murray Hill Road. The inn is 1/2 mile on the right
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Rocky shores, Sea kayaking, Lighthouses, Scenic boat rides, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Nature Walks, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River
Bed and Breakfast, Other
CD player, Computer, Copier , toiletries, iron
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Excursion boat trips, Excellent restaurants, Clam & lobster bakes, Whale watches, Lighthouses & islands, Trips to Monhegan Island, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Steve and Susan Plausteiner
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
Baked French Toast stuffed with cream cheese and fresh blueberries served with Blueberry Sauce or Maine Maple Syrup.