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The Galen C. Moses House

1009 Washington Street , Bath, ME 04530 USA (Show map)
57 Reviews
$198 - $198
per night

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Built in 18 74 for Galen C. Moses, the house became an instant celebrity in Bath when Jim and Larry purchased it in 1994 to create a bed and breakfast. Departing from traditional local house colors, this Italianate structure was draped in the most vivid colors of plum, pink and teal, thus its nickname, 'The Pink House'. There are surprises throughout the house, from the elegant gardens and rooms filled with tasteful antiques to the full theater located on the third floor and once used to entertain officers from the near by Naval Air station during World War II. The house contains a number of spirits. Our ghosts, assuredly friendly, are likely to make their presence felt on a frequent basis. Early evening finds guests relaxing on the porches which surround the house or taking a leisurely stroll along the waterfront. Historic Bath invites the traveler to spend a few relaxing days strolling through the pleasant parks overlooking the Kennebec River of rummaging through the many antique stores on Front Street. Beach lovers will find two sandy state park beaches within a short drive. The nationally acclaimed Maritime Museum, The Chocolate Church or the Art Gallery of Bowdoin College furnish exciting diversions on a rainy afternoon while short drives to Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor or Freeport (home of L.L. Bean) can satisfy every shopper's appetite.


Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen Room

These rooms have queen size bed, private bath and high ceilings. They are air conditioned and have ample sitting areas. Wi-fi, turndown service, antique decor, high-quality linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen


Maple fireplace, carpeted, 4-poster bed, 1900 sink.

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


Magnificent frieze, 1874 sink, clawfoot tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin


White marble fireplace, bay windows, antique wicker, down comforter.

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


1874 sink, antique walnut bed and dresser, down comforter.

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

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.6

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57 Reviews

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loved it

5 on April 26, 2014

Dear Larry & Jim, We have just returned to the wilds of Maine from a two night stay at your gorgeous home. You both have the skill of hospitality refined to art. Breakfasts were displays of culinary art. The tastes were sublime. We appreciated your suggestions as to where we might spend the day as well as your restaurant guidance. Such a treat to return to our beautiful room to find the bed covers turned down, the shades drawn and the lights on. We were touched by these kind gestures. It truly makes one feel welcome. We loved our conversations with both of you, always witty and enjoyable. Your restoration of this fine old property was clearly an act of love and can be seen in every space. May you both continue to find happiness in whatever you choose to do. Phil & Barrie Colbath Fayette, Maine

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this very positive review. You seem to highlight the areas that both Larry and I attempt to emphasize. We really look forward to your return.

One of a kind!

5 on October 18, 2013

Beautiful, interesting house. Friendly, welcoming environment. One of a kind stay!

Would definitely recommend this place!

4.6 on August 14, 2013

Jim was very welcoming when we arrrived and gave us a tour around the house, telling us about its history etc. Larry welcomed us in the morning and we had a great pre-breakfast chat. Breakfast was excellent. Great tips for the area included!

Excellent Stay!

5 on July 24, 2013

A remarkable place in all aspects. Adding to this: the two friendliest innkeepers in the world- they did everything for us. we would recommend this place to all. Words cannot explain how great it is - it has to be experienced!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your positive comments and do hope that you will return soon. We so enjoy interacting with our guests throughout their stay but, especially, at breakfast where we can assist in planning your day and attempt to know you better.

A Great Stay in Maine

4.8 on February 24, 2013

The hosts, Jim and Larry, were wonderful. The house and decor were amazing. A five-star stay!

A Rare Experience

5 on September 11, 2012

Great house, great breakfasts, great hosts, great welcome, great memories to keep alive.

Fabulous Hosts!

5 on September 07, 2012

Fun place to stay. Great food. Wonderful company. Terrific rooms!

Innkeeper Response
We are always pleased when guests take their time to write a review. It gives us great feedback on how we are doing as innkeepers.

Delightful Weekend Getaway

5 on September 06, 2012

Hosts Jim & Larry welcome their guests at this resplendent B&B full of delightful Victorian architecture and collectables, set amongst a peaceful gardened property. Their style and wit were exceptional and the meals were delicious. We were so pleased that they were dog-friendly, too.

Excellent & Awesome!

5 on August 12, 2012

Wonderful hosts, great service, beautiful old historic inn full of antiques. Highly recommend a visit! Jim & Larry rock!

Best house on place

5 on July 27, 2012

Warm and friendly reception in a Victorian historic atmosphere. Unforgettable.

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Location Type

Lakeside, Small town


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port)

Area Attractions

Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Copier, Library, Piano , wireless internet throughout the house, All rooms now Air Conditioned, Smoke Detectors in rooms, Turndown service each evening,

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No This is a smoke free property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Our Pet friendly room is not available through 2014

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In-season weekends 2 night minimum.
  • Cancellations: 7 days in advance or lose deposit - 10% service charge on any cancellation. Cancellations on special event or holiday periods will forfeit the deposit.



James Haught and Larry Kieft

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Adopted Greyhound

About the innkeepers

Jim cooks, plays piano, swims, leads historic tours. Larry gardens, is a trainer at the YMCA, is an antique dealer and a florist.

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Full /Continental

  • Serving Location: Dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details Diamond Collection

1009 Washington Street , Bath, ME 04530 USA (Show map)

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