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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
4.4 on August 09, 2014
Stood at the Welch House Inn for our anniversary and had a really great time. Champagne, chocolate and flowers ordered were waiting in the room. Great harbor view from the room and roof terasse. Awesome breakfast treat and service over all - we'll be back....
4.0 on August 05, 2014
For the views on their upper deck alone this is a good deal. Great views of the harbor and extremely close to the town. Breakfasts are solid and they are able to cater to the requests we had. Room had some interesting quirks to it, but overall it was solid.
5 on August 03, 2014
A dash of finesse, a pinch of casual a sprinkle of silliness, a twist of refinement tablespoons of tasteful, overflowing cups of contentment drams of design, scoops of soothing softness a generous portion of "feel at home" comfort, and a plate full of the most delicious breakfast we've had in a very long time! All carefully stirred with respect and a smile..... Susan and Michael are Master Chefs at creating an environment for you to savor.
2.6 on August 03, 2014
Good view, rooms need update: new rugs, new tv Central location is good.
5 on July 30, 2014
We had a great stay at the Welch House Inn. The views off the back deck were amazing. I liked that they offered a "Romance Package". We opted for that and had a cold bottle of champagne, gourmet chocolates, and fresh flowers waiting for us in the room when we arrived. Great location, able to walk to everything. Highly recommend happy hour at Rocktide and grabbing a sandwich at the Blue Moon Cafe!
4.6 on July 28, 2014
We were so glad we chose the Welch House Inn. Everything about our stay was perfect. Upon arriving we were greeted by Michael who gave us some excellent recommendations on places to eat and things to do. Without asking, Michael upgraded my wife and I to a beautiful room (#2) with an ocean view and fireplace. After spending the day walking around town, we grabbed a few cold beverages and made our own "happy hour" on the rooftop deck which has amazing views of the harbor... and we had it all to ourselves! For breakfast the next morning, Susan made some tasty Apple Pfannies (dutch oven pancakes). The service, location (2 min walk to town), and amenities of the Welch House Inn can't be beat. Don't hesitate to book here, you won't regret it.
4.8 on July 24, 2014
Upon arrival we were given a map and a lot of great insider information about the area. All their recommendations proved to be great. The room was perfect with spectacular views. Also both balconies at the Inn offered incredible views. The Inn is a 5 minute walk to the great little town. You can grab a whale watching cruise and do many other activities. This Inn is in the perfect location to take advantage of everything in the area. The hot breakfast offerings were delicious and interesting. Also there was an ample bar of homemade granola, cereal, yogurt, fresh cut fruit and a different baked good every day. The coffee is very good as well. I would definitely return to this Inn and to this region.
Harbor & Ocean Views, Oceanside, Village
Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 50 miles
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
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Copier, Library, Videos , Wireless Internet Connection
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
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Susan Hodder/Michael Feldmann
English, French, German, Spanish
We enjoy fine art, varied cuisines and stimulating converstation. Susan and Michael both enjoy cooking (Michael brews, too), making jewelry and the cinema.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free
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.