The Welch House Inn

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

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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

Two nights were not enough

3.6 on May 24, 2015

We were met by Michael who made an immediate impression on us both, he was thorough and efficient in his explanation of the property and surrounding area. Our room was well appointed and we appreciated the access to the lounge where we could spread out in the evenings and chat with other guests. Susan's breakfasts are special, she obviously takes great pride in what she serves to her guests. We were lucky enough to be able to eat out on the deck in sunshine even though it was early May. We wish we could have stayed longer.


Magical Valentine's Day

4.0 on February 27, 2015

We had the most amazing weekend...Susan and Michael were the host/hostess with the mostest. There were no details left to chance. The experience was truly outstanding! For some reason this review would not allow me to choose outstanding on any of the catagories, but I would have picked outstanding for all of the above. Definitely a B&B I would reccommend to my friends!


We LOVE this place!

5 on January 04, 2015

We like to have some overnight getaways and this is our third time staying here. So peaceful.


Welch House

4.2 on December 28, 2014

The Welch House is an excellent place to stay in Boothbay Harbor. The views are great out over the harbor and to the open ocean beyond. The breakfast was very good and we enjoyed the public room with it's fireplace.


The perfect weekend getaway!

4.8 on November 19, 2014

My husband and I LOVED The Welch House Inn! It is only blocks from the waterfront and all of the action, yet it is nestled on a quiet hill and boasts magnificent views of the harbor. Michael and Susan are the perfect hosts! And Susan made sure my husband had a delicious gluten-free breakfast option EVERY DAY!!! We HIGHLY recommend The Welch House Inn!


Fantastic view, food and host!

5 on November 08, 2014

This B&B is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Wonderful views. Beautiful home and host. I highly recommend this B&B.


Short Pleasant Stay!

4.0 on November 05, 2014

Dropped in for a one nighter... It turned out to be a pleasant evening and morning! Accommodations, service, atmosphere were great. Great Evening and Morning view of Boothbay Harbor... A couple of more days are the only thing that could have made the stay better!


My favorite place to stay from now on

4.8 on November 05, 2014

Great hospitality without someone following your every footstep to make conversation, I like my peace and quiet. The rooms were beautiful (as well as the fireplaces), the view was spectacular and the downtown area was amazing. The host was unobtrusive yet provided all the most helpful information when it came to getting around the area and where to eat. Totally loved my experience here and will be back.


A very nice stay..we've stayed at nicer for the price.

3.0 on October 29, 2014

We stayed in the Europa...which was a nice room. The view of the harbor is absolutely tremendous from the upper deck, and would be the main reason you would stay at the Welch in my opinion. A very good breakfast but limited. Overall, the room was charming but was less than we had expected...timer on gas fireplace was noisy and kept us from wanting to use it more...window shade was partially broken and let in light...VCR instead of DVD...tiny TV. My wives biggest disappointment was the tiny bathroom. I had my wife read this review and she felt it was accurate & fair. Overall, I'm a B grade, my wife a B-. I want to emphasize...a Nice stay overall...we've just stayed at much better for the price.


Excellent B & B

4.6 on October 23, 2014

Great hospitality, super views, excellent lounge and dining room, fine breakfast.


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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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Location

Location Type

Harbor & Ocean Views, Vista oceano, Village

Airport

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

Directions to property:

TAKE ROUTE 95 NORTH TO PORTLAND, watching for signs to the Boothbay Harbor Region via exit 52 (old exit 9). TAKE EXIT 52 FOR Route 295 NORTH toward Freeport & Yarmouth. ON ROUTE 295 IN TOPSHAM, TAKE EXIT 31 (old exit 24) TO ROUTE 1 NORTH, following the signs to the Route 1 connector. Follow Route 1 north through Bath (over the bridge), and into the town of Wiscasset. After the Sheepscot River bridge in Wiscasset, you’ll see signs for the Boothbay Harbor Region and route 27 south. TAKE A RIGHT ONTO ROUTE 27 SOUTH. Follow Route 27 south toward the center of Boothbay Harbor (10 miles). You’ll go straight through a set of lights by the Hannaford’s grocery store just before you come into town. When you come to a stop sign, you’ll see the public library on your right. Take a right at the stop sign onto McKown Street, and STAY STRAIGHT on McKown Street and GO UP THE HILL, keeping the Type A Café on your right (DO NOT follow route 27 past the Bath Savings bank). You’ll see the sign for The Welch House under a huge chestnut tree just as you crest the hill.

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

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan Hodder/Michael Feldmann

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

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.