Atlantic Ark Inn

62 Atlantic Avenue , Boothbay Harbor, ME 4538 USA (Show map)


Only steps from the waterfront; relax on our porch and enjoy watching sailboats pass by and refresh yourself with the peace of this charming Inn. The Atlantic Ark Inn features tasteful mohogany furniture,oriental rugs,poster beds,priv. baths,jacuzzi,terraces,fresh flowers in all rooms,and a full breakfast. (TVs w/ cable available upon request) In the late afternoon cheese and assorted crackers are offered to our guests. It is only a short walk to town over the historic "footbridge" which spans the inner harbor. There for your enjoyment are the many galleries, fine restaurants, and shops of Boothbay Harbor.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.8


5 on July 28, 2013

Thank you for three wonderful days. The bed was very comfortable with luxury linens. And the breakfasts!!! Wonderful every morning! Thank you.

Time after Time ... The BEST

5 on July 23, 2013

Of all the B&B's my wife and I have stayed in this is THE BEST ! Here is why: 1. Clean, looks like it was just remodeled BUT it has looked this good for the 10+ years we have stayed there. Although the stays were not consecutive years, the Inn has been kept up immaculately getting better with every visit! 2. Even if you are a first time guest, you will feel so welcome (it is not like an inn where you feel like you have just walked into someone's private party) and will soon realize the other guests are friendly.... It will feel like "home" to you. You can socialize with others OR keep to yourself. It is, after all, Your Vacation. 3. You can park at the inn and walk across the footbridge into "Downtown Booth Bay Harbor" or you can take the free trolley during the daytime. No need to worry about the lack of parking in town. 4. Sleeping there is GREAT TOO! All rooms have air conditioning but most of the time you'll not need it. The bedding is wonderfully comfortable and there are chairs on the porch and balcony rooms as well as the cottage. Of course, all rooms have nicely appointed chairs, TV (if you want it), and WIFI (if you need it). 5. Disclaimer: I know this might sound like a sales pitch from an owner but be assured I (We, my wife and I) are not. We just love this location so much we gush with recommending it to family, friends, and now the internet community. 6. P.S. we also recommend the Cabbage Island Lobster Bake trip on a privately owned island. The boat to the island runs all summer and it is an experience to remember. Fort William Henry is also a short drive away. You can use Google to find the times and pricing. John M. in Rhode Island

Sweet B&B

5 on June 27, 2013

Quiet, comfortable room. Within walking distance of footbridge to town center. Excellent breakfast. Innkeeper and staff provided excellent service. Would definitely stay again!!

Can't wait to go back!

4.2 on August 28, 2011

My wife and I recently spent 2 nighyts at the Atlantic Ark Inn. The location is great, a short walk to the footbridge that crosses the harbor. The rooms were cozy, very clean, and reasonably priced for the Boothbay area. And the breakfasts were amazin, far beyond what I expected. Donna, the innkeeper is a wonderful woman and her staff are helpful and friendly. Just the way a good B&B experience should be! I can't wait to get back up to Boothbay and I know where I'll be staying.

A lovely B&B overlooking the bay

4.4 on August 24, 2010

The Atlantic Ark is a quintessential B&B. A full (and delicious) breakfast is served on a dining room table with lace tablecloth and crystal, or more casually on the porch. Our room in the cottage was quiet and private, but still had a view of the harbor. We sat on our own porch each evening with a glass of wine and watched the sun set. Note: Apart from the cottage, all rooms are up 1-2 flights.

Gourmet, gorgeous, and gracious!

5 on August 14, 2009

The view was gorgeous, as were the rooms. The food was gourmet quality -- delicious & unique. The hostess -- innkeeper was gracious, kind, & helpful.

A little piece of heaven

5 on September 05, 2007

From the time you walk through the door and are greeted by your gracious host until the time you leave, you are made to feel so very welcome. The view is spectacular as you sit in the over sized rocking chairs on the deck. It's a very short walk to all the shops. And last but not least are the wonderful breakfast! My wife and I planing a trip next fall back to Maine, and will be including a stop at the Atlantic Ark Inn

A Nice Night Away

4.2 on January 07, 2007

wonderful breakfast dining and the added intimacy of a private cottage added to our weekend here

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Rooms & Rates

Room #1 (Tranquility)

Absorb feelings of serenity as you gaze upon the sails of the boats passing by your window; the charm of a little island in the harbor and seagulls soaring playfully. This room features antique mahogany furniture, a beautiful queen-sized poster bed, designer chair, oak floor and sheer drapes. Soothe the self with a luxurious bath in a specially designed deep tub in an attractive setting with pedestal sink, cream and rose tile floor, drapes and custom lighting. low season $165-$179

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $165 - $179

Room #2 (Beauty)

Experience the fresh sea air, natural sounds and beautiful water views from your own terrace. A french door (private entrance) leads you to this outside seating area which has old fashioned Maine rockers, white wooden table, and flower boxes. Simple and elegant; this room is very light and airy with several windows, French sheer drapes, new oak floor, antique queen mahogany poster bed, queen-anne chair and other furnishings. Nicely appointed full bath with gold leaf mirror, brass lighting and chintz curtains. $169-$184

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $169 - $184

Room #3 (Sweetness)

A comfortable room that graciously accommodates friends, or family with its two very old and beautiful high poster mahogany beds that can easily be transformed to a lovely large king size bed for couples. The room features mahogany furniture, floor length sheer drapes, a new light oak floor, and custom brass lighting. Your view is of trees, birds, and gardens below. Nicely appointed full bath. $165-$179

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $165 - $179

Room #4 (Lightness)

Cozy third level room with peak of harbor and private flowered entrance. This is a new room that is small but holds much charm with its interesting architectural design and its ample amount of light and fresh air. This room offers oak floors, sheer drapes, queen-sized bed, mahogany furnishings, and an attractive bath. $140-$150

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

The Cottage (Solitude)

Follow the stone steps to your own beautiful and private retreat amidst the natural surroundings of evergreens, flowering bushes, and a fresh water duck pond. In its origin, a setting to build and repair lobster traps; it has been lovingly renovated to a large sleeping room with white walls, cathedral ceiling, several windows, pine floors and private bath. This room offers lots of light, fresh air, a nice water view, lovely antique oak furnishings including a queen-size bed, presidential rocking chairs and a vermont stove for ambiance. Outside,a private porch with rocking chairs. $195-$209

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $195 - $209

Room #6 (Bliss)

Elegance and beauty best describe our newest room. Treat yourselves to this special room on the third level, offering cathedral ceilings and a panoramic view of the harbor. A room filled with light and fresh sea air with its 16 windows, terrace, and french doors opening to a lovely whirlpool for two set in three windows where you can gaze the stars while relaxing . This room is furnished with attractive mahogany antiques, including a queen size poster bed, upholstered chairs, oak floors, and floor-length drapes. Recommended for honeymoons and special getaways. $210-$225

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nightly Rate: $210 - $225

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Rt. 95 north to exit #28. Then rt. 1 north to rt. 27. After approximately 10 miles you will come to your first set of lights. Go straight through the lights and up a small hill. Bear right at the fork and take your immediate right onto Pear St. Next take a left onto Union St and your next right onto Atlantic Ave. We are about 1/2 mile up on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, natural coastal beauty, Pemaquid pt., lighthouses, puffin cruises, trips to Monhegan Island, scenic boat excursions, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Desk, Library, Telephone , fresh flowers in your room, short walk to town, most rooms have terraces, great ocean views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, whale watching, lighthouses, scenic boat rides, dinner cruises, excellent waterfront dining, clam and lobster bakes, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No smoking is permitted outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We can accommodate children 12 years and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: only on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is requested for a one night stay and 50% for longer stays.For several rooms rented full payment is sometimes requested.
  • Cancellations: Deposits are refunded less a $20 cancellation fee if given two weeks notice of cancellation prior to arrival
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Donna Piggott

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About the innkeepers

educator,adventure travel, humanitarian,and world service projects plus reading, music,....

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  • Time Served: 9 am or earlier by request
  • Serving Location: and on our wrap-around porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

fresh basil ,mushroom,cheese fritatta
We feel a deep commitment to the quality of food we serve. Our aim is to create breakfast selections that are nutritious as well as delicious. All our ingredients are pure (no chemicals or preservatives) and fresh.

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