Le Vatout

218 Kaler's Corner Route 32 South, Waldoboro, ME 04572 USA (Show map)
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Cozy, low-key and completely relaxed, Le Vatout is just different enough to delight. A traditional New England farmhouse in the quiet village of Waldoboro, it’s our personal artists' retreat which we feel fortunate to share with our guests. The garden is huge and romantic, the rooms filled with art, books beckon wherever there’s space. Whether you crave the quiet pleasure of a cup of tea and a bowl of fruit on the porch, favor a communal breakfast of buckwheat pancakes or dig into a shrimp omelet at the kitchen island, Le Vatout meals have substance and flavors have a twist.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.7

The place to stay in Waldoboro - Friendly, cozy, authentic and relaxing

4.6 on July 23, 2013

At the end of June/2013 I went to Waldoboro for my 30th high school reunion. I went to school there as an exchange student and I hadn’t been in Waldoboro since then. Reading several reviews in the web I selected Le Vatout as the place to stay. I made no mistake. The comments about the special care both Dominika and Linda took of their guests were short in their description. They both provided me a wonderful stay and made my 4 days trip as nice and smooth as they could. Delicious and original breakfasts, very nice coffee, delightful conversation, useful tips regarding where to visit, restaurants to go in the region, etc. Le Vatout is located right next to Waldoboro downtown, although it is a very quiet place in a strategic sector. It is located a few blocks from a supermarket and from Deb’s dinner (nice lobster rolls). The infrastructure is the best you could expect from a B&B. Clean room, nice and comfortable bed, clean and nice bathroom. The rest of the house is as it is shown in the pictures. Nice. Cozy and beautiful kitchen/dinner table. Beautiful gardens. In a sunny day, worth to spend time relaxing and contemplating its landscape. I am already planning another visit to Waldoboro to visit friends and Le Vatout is the place where I will stay. Carlos Muriel

Wonderful, relaxed inn

4.6 on October 10, 2012

We had a thoroughly delightful stay at Le Vatout. The inn is charming -- a typical Maine farmhouse from 1830 and totally unspoiled. The rooms are very comfortable and filled with books. The food was superb. Dominika prepared outstanding breakfasts with fresh food from the garden. Breakfast around the farm table in the sun-filled kitchen prompted wonderful discussions, much laughter and warmth. Linda and Dominika were more than accommodating and responsive to our needs. The gardens are gorgeous and the entire experience is the epitome of what country Maine is all about -- simple, relaxed, friendly and unspoiled. We highly recommend it!

Totally enjoyed!

4.4 on October 05, 2012

Very centrally located to get to Camden, Rockland, lighthouses and state park. Since I was in Maine to enjoy the lighthouses, Dominika went out of her way to help me find all the ones in the area. She has places for you to dine, suggestions on where to go and what to see and will even help you map your day if you like. The old house is very beautiful and it was very quiet and accommodating.

Very enjoyable stay for 6 nights

5 on September 24, 2012

We had come to this part of Maine to sample the excellent lobster dishes to be had and were not disappointed in any way. We prefer to stay in B&B's when possible as they are so much more personal than other options. At Le Vatout we were delighted with the rooms, the hosts, the other guests and the exciting breakfasts provided. Dominika provided many options for our explorations and we took advantage of many of them. The garden is fascinating and has new insights with each turn of its labyrinth of paths. We have cooked with herbs for 41 years but at best our fresh herbs come from a grocery store and most come dried in a bottle. Dominika would leave her preparations of breakfast to go to the garden and cut herbs for that meal and she had a friend who brought freshly picked mushrooms to enhance the foods flavors. As foodies we were delighted and cannot wait until they decide to open a Bed&Breakfast&Dinner. Duck eggs are awesome and she has a keen respect for the potatoes she cooks and flavors. Oh yeah and the coffee is fantastic.

Great innkeepers, great breakfast

3.8 on July 25, 2012

Several local spots were visited because the innkeepers recommended them: The Olson House (Wyeth paintings), Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, German cemetery, Morse Sauerkraut Farm. All worth the visit. A lovely backyard to sit at the of the day with a glass of wine and a book.

A Unique and Wonderful Find

5 on February 08, 2012

I discovered Le Vatout on a weekend trip to coastal Maine and was thrilled to find a warm, welcoming yet uniquely sophisticated inn with a mix of authentically down east and European atmosphere. Original museum quality art work adorn the walls of this beautifully restored country home. All the wonders of the coastal villages and natural scenic spots are just outside the door. Dominika's breakfast was truly unforgettable (try her painted eggs and beyond belief rhubarb preserves from their garden). Dominika and Linda are wonderful hosts who made my stay an unforgettable and delightful visit.


4.4 on February 04, 2012

As a Maine resident, I stayed just one night at Le Vatout in celebration of my winter birthday. I had picked this place over others in the mid-coast Maine region on a hunch that Dominika and Linda would provide an experience that is out of the ordinary. My intuition served me well. My soon-to-be wife and I loved our stay - the Robin room was warm, comfortable, and full of great reading material! It was a pleasure to view Linda's beautiful photography throughout the house, and Dominika's breakfast was a sensual feast to the mouth, nose, and eyes! But most importantly, Dominika and Linda are just great people - interesting, engaging, and fun. I felt like I was visiting with old, dear friends who had welcomed me into their home. I'll surely return!

A lovely home and first class meal

4.8 on November 11, 2010

The hospitality at Le Vatout was warm and welcoming, and the food absolutely delicious. The home is lovely, the room charming, and the price cannot be beat. A++

Our weekend autumn stay at Le Vatout

3.6 on November 01, 2010

What a wonderful, warm host (Domenica) and perfect location for seeing the mid-coast. Our room was fine-very basic but with a nice bed and good linens. The breakfasts were delicious. We really loved sitting around the kitchen island while Dominica chopped veggies and grated cheese talking with her and other guests about the hidden gems of the area-hidden restaurants, special walking trails and overviews left out of the guidebooks. What I wish the Innkeepers had at LeVatout- a sitting room for late night reading or writing with a desk, couch, etc. But we would return to LeVatout and just make sure we stayed out doing actvities until later in the evening.

Lovely stay at Le Vatout

3.6 on October 31, 2010

I had a lovely stay at Le Vatout. It is an intimate inn without a lot of privacy but was I happy that the hosts were so congenial and such good sources of local information. Breakfasts were wonderful, fresh and filling with fantastic coffee and a great place to meet the other guests.

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Rooms & Rates


Warm and bright, with three windows, two of which let in the evening sun, the Goldfinch is on the ground floor, with a view of trees and evergreens. The bed, a beautiful mahogany four-poster family heirloom is a traditional full, but sleeps two people comfortably. A secretary of the same vintage invites you to pick up a pen, but it will tolerate your laptop, too. The room also has a huge walk in closet and an en-suite bathroom with a tub shower. It features art from three centuries and houses part of our personal book collection. Once you close the door behind you, we can assure you, relaxation will begin.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135


High above the "dooryard", the Chickadee gets an extra helping of fragrance wafting up from the roses growing right below. It is a small, charming room with old-fashioned built-ins and wide-pine floors and our most economical solution. It's quintessential Maine. This room is a favorite of guests traveling alone, although its two single beds can accommodate two people just the same. Like all of our rooms it features a library of "real" books from our personal collection and guests have been known to stay and read and nest; there is a childhood feel about this room... The Chickadee shares a bathroom with the Nuthatch right next door. Located across the hall, the bathroom is under the eaves, but it has a large, walk-in shower and a skylight right above the sink with a view of our signature twin-peaked spruce.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $85 - $95


The Nuthatch looks down onto our gardens from its second floor perch. A charming room with old-fashioned built-ins and wide-pine floors, it's quintessential Maine. Add to that a large library of books from our personal collection and you can imagine that some guests have found it hard to leave once they have nested here. This room has two single beds and features a beautiful antique arts and crafts desk, especially handy if you want to bring a laptop and use our wireless internet connection. The Nuthatch shares a bathroom with the Chickadee next door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110


The Robin is a writer's dream. Cool and cozy and on the second floor, it is the most private of our rooms. Its north-side window makes you feel as if you sit among feathery hemlocks. The Robin features a hand-carved desk - another family heirloom - and a comfortable chair with a reading lamp. A large library of books can inspire the writer in anyone and makes the reader feel at home. The Robin has a contemporary queen-sized sleigh bed, a large closet and a private, en-suite bathroom with a shower stall.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $135

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Village


Portland, ME (PWM-Intl. Jet Port) 65 miles

Directions to property:

• Take the Maine Turnpike / I-95 North to Portland and follow the signs to I-295 North. • Take I-295 to Exit 28 (Brunswick / Route 1). • Follow Route 1 for about 30 miles, passing through Bath, Wiscasset, and Damariscotta. • Once you see the Nobleboro Antiques Exchange on your right, it's 2 more miles. After a steep hill look out for the “Welcome to Waldoboro” sign on your right. • Right after the sign take a right onto West Main Street (unmarked) until you get to a blinking light. Take a left. Le Vatout is the second place on your right. Come right in. We'll be expecting you!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Pemaquid Point and Lighthouse, Day trips to Monhegan Island, Farnsworth Museum 20 minutes north, Less than 30 minutes to Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

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

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi , Off-street parking, Storage for bikes and other gear, Art throughout the house, Hammock, Huge, romantic garden

Room amenities

Desk, Library, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Painting, Stargazing, Writing, Photography, Antiquing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Please be mindful of other, non-smoking guests.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited The property is loaded with objects that are not child-safe.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, no pets. But you may borrow ours.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days on weekends during July and August only
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We guarantee your reservation upon receipt of a 50% deposit.
  • Cancellations: We're just a small B&B and cancellations can throw us for a loop. Please understand that if you cancel within fourteen days of your arrival date, you will be responsible for the full amount due - unless we can fill the room otherwise. All cancellations will also be subject to a 10% administrative fee.



Dominika Spetsmann; Linda Mahoney

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Dominika Spetsmann is a semi-retired education executive and writer. To Le Vatout she brings her unconditional love of people and her joy in cooking for them, infusing the flavors of her German childhood with the zest of her life. Linda Mahoney is a fine arts photographer and garden designer with an unsurpassed sense for the lyrical and the quirky.

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  • Time Served: Between 8 and 9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Painted Eggs
"Gemalte Eier". That's what Dominika's mother used to call them, eggs that have their yolks disturbed just enough so that they look as if they're painted. We like to serve them with a generous sprinkling of fresh rosemary and chunks of Prosciutto di Parma gently sauteed in butter and olive oil. Delicious with Aroostook whole wheat toast and perfect with slices of fresh heirloom tomatoes from our organic garden.