Blue Heron Seaside Inn

65 Townsend Avenue , Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538 USA (Show map)


Experience the charm of a romantic 1800's waterfront B&B intown Boothbay Harbor. Six luxury size rooms and suites all have waterviews, sitting areas, and king or queen beds. Tastefully appointed with antiques, fine linens, and modern amenities. A panoramic two bedroom suite is available. A boat dock with kayaks is available exclusively for for guests to use to explore the harbor. Enjoy the convenient intown location, and walk to all restaurants, shops and boat activies. Ample onsite parking is provided. A full gormet breakfast is served buffet style for our guests to enjoy at leisure.



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

Great spot in Boothbay Harbor

5 on February 22, 2014

Surprised my other half with a weekend away over Columbus Day weekend. She couldn't have been happier, Blue Heron is beautifully updated and very comfortable. Breakfasts were great, owners great and the inn very charming and close to everything in Boothbay Harbor. Look forward to going again this year. Peter and Ellen

Outstanding, tranquil experience

4.6 on August 16, 2013

This was a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of this idyllic setting. The room was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. You can park your car at arrival, enjoy some refreshments at the inn and stroll into the village. It was great to be able to park the car at the inn and wander around the village or go for something to eat without having to find a parking space in town. The grounds are gorgeous with flowers covering the front yard and potted plants on the stairs. Just a wonderful stay - we only wish we could have stayed longer. Mary and Mike from Marlborough, MA


5 on July 06, 2011

Blue Heron was one of the best B & B's we've stayed at. The room was spacious and clean. The furniture they collected is beautiful! The food was delicious! We loved the balcony, the view and the close proximity to the harbor. We're looking forward to returning.

Blue Heron Seaside Inn

4.8 on September 22, 2009

Friendly, comfortable, roomy, and clean bed and breakfast centrally located near harbor area. Rooms had all the updated amenities you can ask for! And they were beautifully decorated.

excellent bed and breakfast

5 on September 20, 2009

Excellent stay in a gorgeous location. The view on the harbor is just perfect. The inn is within 2 min of the heart of Boothbay Harbor and of all key activities. Plenty of nice little restaurants within walking distance. Lobsters are great! The atmosphere at the inn is very warm. The owners did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable, and it was a complete success. The breakfasts - homemade - are perfect. I would just recommend a partial separation of the decks (e.g. with a plant) to allow full privacy when enjoying the sunrise or sunset. But again, this is one of the very few perfect places where we have been in many many years!

Beautiful Setting

4.8 on September 07, 2009

A beautiful bed and breakfast! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Complimentary use of kayaks and a short walk into town made this a perfect location. Hosts Laura and Phil are gracious and helpful. The room was tastefully furnished and the homemade breakfasts a real treat. We look forward to making this a yearly vacation!


4.0 on September 04, 2009

My husband & I have traveled all over the world and the Blue Heron Seaside Inn was absolutely one of the very best!! The host and hostess were accomodating to our every need. It was spotless, beautifully decorated, comfortable in every respect. We also loved the breakfasts, especially the "seafood quiche". Thank you Phil & Laura for a wonderful stay. Betty & Dick


5 on September 01, 2009

My husband and I loved our visit to the Blue Heron. our room was huge and spotlessly clean. The innkeepers Laura and Phil were friendly and helpful. The inn's location was just a few steps from shopping and restaurants. Great value!

Blue Heron Seaside Inn

4.8 on August 25, 2009

Blueberries are not the only outstanding thing in Boothbay Harbor, Maine -- there's also the Blue Heron Inn -- sits right on the water, with amazing views, spacious rooms, incredible breakfasts and gracious hosts. Highly recommended over all the others!

Beautiful place, friendly people

4.8 on April 27, 2009

The room was huge and lovely, the covered porch just off the room was also large, the public areas of the inn were beautiful and well-maintained (including the plantings). Breakfasts were spectacular. Location was great, an easy walk to harbor & restaurants. And there was an actual blue heron standing on a rock in the harbor just behind our room, when we arrived.

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Rooms & Rates

#1 Sandpiper

Convenient first floor room with queen bed, sitting area with outside deck and waterviews.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $275

#2 Seabreeze

Located on the private corner, first floor room with queen bed, outside deck and waterview.

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

Nightly Rate: $265 - $275

#3 Admiral's Rest

Spacious room on the second floor with plush four poster bed and sitting area,. The outside deck offers water views and cool ocean breezes.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $285

#4 Captain's Watch

Second floor delux corner room with king bed. Great harbor views from the room and outside covered deck

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $285

#5 Sea Foam Suite

Two room suite, with a King and Queen bed in each room. Perfect for two or three people looking for privacy and extra space, outside deck offers panoramic harbor views across the historic footbridge and harbor.

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

Nightly Rate: $285 - $295

#6 Harbor Light's

Top floor corner room with comfy King bed, cozymsitting area and spectacular harbor views. Large deck with wicker furniture and panoramic harbor views.

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

Nightly Rate: $285 - $295

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanview, Village


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

Directions to property:

North on I-95 to exit 22 at Brunswick. Go North on US#1 through Brunswick, Bath, and Wiscasset. Take a right at RT#27 for the Boothbay Harbor Region. Proceed to the 1st stop sign across from the library. Take a left onto Townsend Ave. Blue Heron Seaside Inn is 500 feet on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Light House Tour, Whale Watching, Antique Auto Museum, Fish Hatchery, Island Lobster/Clam Bake, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

VCR , Daily Newspaper, Kayaks & Paddleboat, Antiques, Private Porches

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Antiquing, Dancing, Night Clubs, Whale Watch Boat Tours, Light House Tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on holidays and some weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of reservation is required, or the full amount if only a one night's stay.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable, minus a $25 processing fee, with four weeks notice. Deposit is non refundable if cancellation is made within four weeks of arrival. No shows and cancellations made within one week of arrival will be charged the total amount of reserved room.
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Laura & Phil Chapman

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Our interests are collecting & displaying antiques from our travels abroad. We enjoy sharing the history of Boothbay Harbor with our friends and guests, as we are natives here. Restoring old homes, with attention to detail, has been a major interest of ours.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Vickery French Toast
Phil's special baked french toast dish. Puffed golden brown and made with fresh cream and wild Maine blueberries. Served with warm syrup, and Honey Baked Ham

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