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The Welch House Inn

56 McKown Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1038 USA (Show map)
4.4
89 Reviews
$110 - $230
per night

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About

The Welch House Inn offers unsurpassed views of Boothbay Harbor, yet restaurants, shops, and galleries are just steps away. Our comfortable guest rooms all have private baths and king, queen, or double beds, A/C, and VCRs. Delicious homemade breakfasts made from fresh local ingredients are served in our sun-filled breakfast room overlooking the harbor. The living room’s stone fireplace provides the perfect backdrop for enjoying a book or meeting with friends. And nothing compares to the 180-degree view of the harbor from our third floor deck. Make us your choice for vacations, escapes, romantic getaways, honeymoons, weddings, and family reunions.

Rooms & Rates

Admiralty (#1)

Admiralty is located on the ground level of the Welch House, and has a beautiful view of the harbor from its oversized picture window. Admiralty also has direct access to our breakfast deck through a private sliding door. Admiralty has a king-sized sleigh bed, a private bath with tub "en suite", a gas fireplace, and air conditioning. The nautical-style decor includes numerous original painting by local artists and a wonderful antique-furnished sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $220

Captain's Lady (#2)

Captain's Lady is located on the second floor of the Welch House, and has an outstanding view of the harbor from its two windows. Captain's Lady has a king-sized bed, a private "en suite" bathroom, a gas fireplace and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $220

Windward (#3)

Windward is a corner room on the second floor of the Welch House, and has a spectacular view of the harbor and the open ocean. Three windows provide gentle sea breezes. Windward has a king-sized four poster bed, a gas fireplace and air conditioning. The classic dark blue and tan decor includes painting and sculpture. The private bathroom is across the hall, numbered and locked for your private use only, and features a shower and a double sink set into a mirrored antique dresser. We provide bathrobes for your convienence.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $165 - $220

China Trade (#4)

China Trade is a corner room on the second floor of the Welch House, and has a beautiful view of the gardens, the west side of the harbor, and mill cove. China Trade has a king-sized bed, a private "en suite" bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a gas fireplace and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $230

Europa (#5)

Europa is located on the second floor of the Welch House, and has a view of the east side of the harbor. Europa has a queen-sized cameo platform bed, a private "en suite" bathroom with shower, a gas fireplace and air conditioning. The european-style decor includes a beautiful antique oak sideboard and several engravings from France, Germany and England.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $205

Leeward (#6)

Leeward is a corner room on the second floor of the Welch House, and overlooks the chestnut tree, gardens and town. Leeward has a queen-sized cameo bed and a private "en suite" bathroom with shower and pedestal sink, and a gas fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $195

Southern Cross (#7)

Southern Cross is located on the top floor of the Welch House, and has a spectacular view of the harbor straight out to the open ocean, as well as sunsets over Mill Cove. Southern Cross has a king-sized sleigh bed, a private bathroom, and air conditioning. The private bath with shower features a dimond inset window and pedestal sink. The bathroom is located across hall and is numbered and locked for private use only. Bathrobes are provided for your convience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $215

Southport (#8)

Southport is located on the top floor of the Welch House, and has a excellent view of Mill Cove. Southport has both a king-sized bed and a twin bed, a private bathroom and air conditioning. The private bathroom is located down the hall, and is numbered and locked for private use only. Bathrobes are provided for your convience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $145 - $215

Crow's Nest (#10)

The Crow's Nest is located on the top floor of the Welch House, and has views of the town and the inner harbor. The Crow's Nest has a queen-sized sleigh bed, beautiful marble-topped antiques, a private bathroom "en suite", and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $195

Helmsman (#11)

Helmsman is a seasonal room located in our "Sail Loft" building, with a view of downtown and the Head of the Harbor. Helmsman has a double bed, a private bathroom "en suite" and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $110 - $145

Harbormaster (#12)

Harbormaster is a seasonal room located in our "Sail Loft" building, and has a spectacular view of the harbor. Harbormaster has a queen-sized sleigh bed, a private bathroom "en suite" and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

Navigator (#14)

Navigator is a seasonal room located in our "Sail Loft" building, and has a excellent view of the harbor. 

Navigator has two double beds, a private bathroom "en suite" and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

Deepwater (#15)

Deepwater is a seasonal room located in our "Sail Loft" building, and has a pretty view of the harbor. Deepwater has a king-sized iron bed, a private "en suite" bathroom and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

Seafoam (#16)

Seafoam is a seasonal room located in our "Sail Loft" building, and has a pretty view of the harbor. Seafoam has two double beds, a private bathroom "en suite" and air conditioning.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $145 - $185

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Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Dining4.5

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89 Reviews

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Great stay!

4.2 on October 01, 2014

We are planning a return visit!!!


Recent stay at Welch House Inn

3.0 on September 29, 2014

Stayed 3 nights...nice, but wouldn't stay there again. Breakfast was exceptional, great view from deck, and it is a good location to downtown. There could have been some afternoon snacks for guests when returning from a day of sightseeing, and bathroom in our room was very small.


First class B&B

4.6 on September 21, 2014

My family and I found the Welch House Inn in a web search not knowing anything about this outstanding B&B. Every aspect of the accommodations was meticulously considered. The location and the view of the harbor was perfect. I would recommend the Welch House Inn to any of my friends and hope some day to revisit.


A lovely time

4.6 on September 16, 2014

We had one small special request and our innkeepers were happy to accommodate us. Michael's advice on restaurants and sights in the area provided us with much to do and see. Very enjoyable. Marty Johnson


Warm shower and bed for tired bikers

5 on September 15, 2014

My husband and I have stayed at the Welch House on several occasions and when we learned that our son's Bike Maine was having a "lay over" day in Boothbay Harbor, we decided to cheer him on and arrange for a warm, dry bed and great breakfast with him and his family. As always, the service was excellent and it was good to see Susan and Micheal again. If you are in the neighborhood, drop in for a wonderful experience.


Great B&B ar resonable prices

4.6 on September 04, 2014

We will return. Great location, fantastic breakfasts and a nice group of folks.


A Little Piece of Heaven

4.4 on September 01, 2014

Welch House is a truly wonderful B&B experience. Room was spacious and comfortable and lovely view. Only negative was that being on the first floor our windows opened to the shared deck and so not as private as other rooms. Breakfast was a treat with an open buffet and then a home cooked specialty hot dish. Nice way to meet other guests as there are several tables and set to accommodate more than one couple. Common space was warm and inviting with coffee and tea always available and a trunk full of games and shelves filled with books, and quiet music always on. Location is spectacular with great views and from the decks and an easy walk into town and all the activities. Susan and Michael are warm, hospitable and knowledgeable about this beautiful place they call home. We are eager to visit again.


49th state on our trek

3.4 on August 20, 2014

Great location, excellent full breakfasts! Pleasant owners. Charging our smart phones was difficult, as plugs are few and most were already full. Two apparently connect to the light switch, because they did not recharge the phone & camera overnight!


wonderful view and great service

4.0 on August 15, 2014

Welch House is a great option in Boothbay Harbor. The top of the hill location provides a spectacular view of the harbor and easy walking access to the shops and restaurants of the town. Michael greeted us and gave an excellent recommendation for dinner. We had two rooms, both nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and very clean baths. The public area is very pleasant, with complimentary coffee and tea and wine for purchase. The weather was outstanding during our stay, so we spent much of our time on the outdoor deck, enjoying the bug free evening air. We took advantage of the deck for breakfast too. Everything was delicious and we all agreed that the coffee was the best ever.


Back-breaking bed and rude service

1.6 on August 13, 2014

Stayed 9/8 for one night. Due to arrive after 6pm so called as requested and left our phone number. No one called us back, but thankfully our key was left on the door of the inn. Beautiful surroundings but wish the rest matched the scenery; unfortunately that was not to be the case. I wouldn't wish the full sized bed on my worst enemy. Full is too small not to be warned in advance; but even that could be overlooked if it had any springs left or was even. Worse sleep I've has that wasn't on the cold hard ground. The next morning the staff was rude and unwelcoming. No hello you must be so and so that is the mark of a good B&B; in fact the head lady in the apron (I can only assume she was the owner) was chilly at best. A staff person was asked by another guest what happened if someone didn't care for the morning menu ( crab quiche which could easily be on an allergy list) and the chef?? Waitress?? said 'I don't run a hotel with a huge menu so if they don't like it that's tough.' The lady who asked the question and I exchanged raised eyebrows. I have never done a review before but frankly had to do so to protect others from this place. Clean up your act, Welch House, there are many other choices for our money!


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Location

Location Type

Harbor & Ocean Views, Oceanside, Village

Airport

Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Copier, Library, Videos , Wireless Internet Connection

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Inn is not child-proof
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Two rooms April through October advance reservations only

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Day weekends July & August only
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of stay required
  • Cancellations: Full refund of deposit if reservation is cancelled at least 14 days prior to arrival date. Cancellations within 14 days of check-in receive a voucher for the full value of the deposit, good at any other time.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Hodder/Michael Feldmann

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

About the innkeepers

We enjoy fine art, varied cuisines and stimulating converstation. Susan and Michael both enjoy cooking (Michael brews, too), making jewelry and the cinema.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Deck overlooking the harbor, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free


Signature Dish

Crustless Crabmeat Quiche
One of Susan's most popular creations is the crustless crabmeat quiche, made using locally caught fresh Maine crab. Its sweet taste and delicate texture are front and center, cradled in a soft, eggy/cheesy pillow that miraculously holds together without a crust.


Details

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56 McKown Street , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1038 USA (Show map)

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