The Jeweled Turret Inn

40 Pearl Street , Belfast, ME 04915-1907 USA (Show map)


Lovely Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of Belfast's historic district on quiet side street, a block from Penobscot Bay. Named for the stain glass turret that encases the oak spiraling staircase. Ornate oak and maple woodwork, fireplaces, antiques, and Victorian decor add to the magic of The Jeweled Turret Inn. Seven romantic luxury guest chambers with A/C and ceiling fans, 4-poster, iron & brass beds, delightful private baths; some rooms with turrets, fireplaces, or whirlpools. Gourmet breakfasts, refreshments, evening crackers, cheese, sherry. Lounge on one of our 2 columned stone verandas with wicker porch furniture, bistro sets and porch swing overlooking beautiful gardens and historic homes.Take a lovely walk or jog along Belfast's new lighted shore path. Enjoy beautiful ocean views, the historic downtown, and meander by the marinas & harbor full of yachts and sailing vessels, then cross the pretty foot bridge over the river that looks out to sea and islands. Stroll to historic Main Street shops, harbor, cafes, galleries, theaters, and ocean front parks. Day trips to Acadia National Park, lighthouses, islands, breath-taking sailing cruises. "Smell the sea air; explore the beauty of coast and islands... visit the charms of historic Belfast, Maine!"



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

Truly a jewel

4.8 on June 12, 2017

Our room was just breathtaking and soooo clean. Very elegant and comfortable. The breakfast was high quality food. We didn't prefer belgium walfles or scones but wanted to be polite and eat it as the owner was so gracious and did such a superb job cooking it. I would definitely go back and would highly recommend this wonderful bed and breakfast. Loved the historic building and decor was superb too.

Beautifully Restored Inn

4.6 on May 13, 2014

We arrived at the Inn after a day of traveling and were met by Innkeeper Cathy who graciously showed us the property and our room. After getting settled we came down for the nightly sherry and cheese aperitif before getting a recommendation for dinner from Innkeeper Carl. The room was beautiful with a lovely view. The Inn has been beautifully restored. After a restful night we were treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast. We had requested a gluten free breakfast when making the reservation which was met with no problems. As mentioned above the breakfast was delicious. If in the area we would definitely stay here again.

Must stay

5 on December 21, 2013

Wonderful historic Inn with delightful innkeepers. Very warm & family friendly!

Gem in Every Way!

4.6 on December 20, 2013

Beautiful restored Victorian within block of downtown Belfast. Gorgeous and comfortable rooms, fabulous included breakfast, and wonderful hospitality!

Best B&B

5 on October 16, 2013

On our honeymoon and this is the best place we have stayed! Awesome furnishings, quiet and we slept great. The breakfast was wonderful and our hosts were welcoming. This Inn and Belfast overall have been a treat.

Best Ever!

5 on August 30, 2013

One of the best we've experienced.


5 on August 13, 2013

Wonderful, warm, welcoming place. Excellent breakfasts.

Great Place

5 on September 24, 2012

Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Incredible Stay

4.8 on August 27, 2012

We recently stayed at the Jeweled Turret Inn in Belfast, ME. Cathy is a wonderful hostess. The beautiful Victorian Inn was spotlessly clean. Our room was comfortable and lovely decorated. Afternoon sherry & cheese & crackers -- superb!

The "Jewel" of Belfast

5 on August 13, 2012

A beautifully restored treasure of Victorian Americana where the guests are pampered with warm hospitality. An authentic masterpiece in each & every detail.

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Rooms & Rates

Opal Guest Room

Step back in time while enjoying this romantic guestroom with queen four-poster bed covered in luxury linens, antiques, stained-glass ceiling fan and lovely hardwood floors. A large marble bathroom with over sized whirlpool tub, and pedestal sink, $169-$179 (Second floor guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $189

Amethyst Turret GuestRoom

Our largest and a very romantic guestroom. Lace curtains surround the cannon-ball four-poster queen bed with luxury linens in the turret area.Fall asleep during sunny afternoons on the Victorian fainting sofa, or at night gaze up at the stars through moonlit windows!Our gazebo bathroom makes this guestroom very unique, wrapped in lacy curtains the bath has a neo-angle glass shower and pedestal sink. $169-179 (Second Floor Guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $189

Topaz Turret Guest Room

Nostalgic turret room with Victorian white wicker furniture. Lovely ornate queen wicker bed with the prettiest linens. Charming built-in window seat in round turret area with curved windows, and natural woodwork throughout! Huge brass ceiling fan keeps a steady breeze flowing during summer time. Large bath with glass shower, vanity and dressing alcove. $159-$169 (Second Floor Guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $189

Tourmaline Guest Room

A fabulous queen iron and brass bed draped in luxury linens, faces the beautiful columned pink Italian tiled fireplace. Many antiques, and like all rooms a beautiful hardwood floor. This guestroom has a huge original Victorian bathroom with birds-eye-maple woodwork throughout! A grand claw-footed bath tub, great for champagne bubble baths! Also, a beautiful double legged porcelain sink await you! $155-$165 (Second Floor Guestroom)

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175

Sapphire Guest Room

This very popular and charming guestroom has two twin brass beds, pretty linens, wing chair and mahogany antique furniture. The lacy windows blue-stiped wallpaper and hardwood floors are a big hit! The bath has a great glass shower and pedestal sink. $145-$155 (Second Floor Guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

Ruby Guest Room

This elegant guestroom with queen white iron and brass bed has a wing chair, beautiful antique cherry desk and table. A newly renovated bathroom with neo-angle glass shower, marbletop mahogany vanity, wainscoting and tin ceiling!$139-$149 (First Floor Guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $159

Emerald Guest Room

This nostalgic guestroom has a ornate Victorian full size white iron bed with beautiful linens. Antiques, secretary desk, leather arm chair, hardwood floors, wallpaper, wainscoting and ceiling fan. The private bath has hardwood floors and marble tiles around a big soaking tub with shower. $129-$139 (First Floor Guestroom)

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Bangor, ME (BGR) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Heading north on Route 1, follow signs reading 'Belfast, down town Waterfront Area', take left on Northport Ave., go straight to flashing light, take left on Church St, then right on Pearl St-'Inn'

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, swimming & hiking, Cruises, sailing, sea kayaking, Performing arts theater, nature preserves, birding, formal gardens, light houses and state parks, area organic fairs and festivals, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Beautiful city park on ocean., Afternoon refreshments / tea and lemonaid, Evening 5:30-6:30 Crackers, cheese and sherry., Two verandas with wicker furniture for lounging., Toiletries

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, State Parks, National Parks, & Conservancy Preserves to visit nearby, Belfast Historical Museum, Penobscot Marine Museum, Shore path to foot bridge on river, nearby., Day-trips to nearby islands, Local cruises on Penobscot Bay, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3 - 8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Holiday Weekends & Special Events - 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night stay full prepayment, or 50% of total on multiple nights. Note: Reservations made less than 14 days before arrival will be charged in full.
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel or shorten the length of your reservation, you will receive a refund, minus a $35 per room processing fee, only if we are notified a minimum of fourteen days in advance of your scheduled arrival date.. If you must cancel all or a portion of your visit with less than 14 days notice you are responsible for the duration of your stay unless we are able to re-rent the room. If we re-rent your cancelled room the duration of your stay will be refunded fully less a $35 administration fee. Certain group events have different cancellation periods which will be noted in your confirmation letter.
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Carl and Cathy Heffentrager

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About the innkeepers

Born and raised in Alaska. Fell in love with Maine and its historic qualities. Restorationists in historic buildings; antiques. Love outdoor sports, travel, sea kayaking, lighthouses, music, great food, animals ... especially dogs.

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  • Time Served: 8 and 9 am breakfast seatings
  • Serving Location: Formal dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian gluten-free

Signature Dish

German Pancakes
Oven baked pastry that resembles a crown. Dusted with confectioners sugar and filled with several kinds of fresh fruit, topped with raspberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. During foliage season, fresh Maine apples broiled with sugar and cinnamon make this a seasonal favorite!


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