Romantic, acclaimed 1794 Watchtide...by the Sea!
Charmingly romantic B & B featuring scrumptious breakfasts on the 60' sunporch overlooking the bay. Specializing in Elopements & Renewals. Rates include tax. Come let us indulge you in life's little luxuries because we love to spoil our guests!
Located on the mid-coast of rural Maine, surrounded by tall pines with exquisite panoramic ocean views from our backyard and inn
. Watch the tides and ships large and small while breakfasting on the 60' sunporch. We specialize in Elopements and renewals. Enjoy hiking or birding on the largest uninhabited island on the east coast - Sears Island with over 7 miles of pebble and sand beach.
Go antiquing in Searsport, the antique capital of Maine.
Walk to beach at Moose Point State Park for swimming or seal-watching. See everything from Pemaquid Point to Stonington or Acadia National Park's furthest point east, in easy day trips. Close to Bangor & Augusta and only 2 hours from Portland. Minutes to Belfast, Camden & Bucksport. Searsport is a deep water seaport, and has beautiful Moseman park by the water, complete with playground. Fish from the town pier, beachcomb for seaglass , star fish and sand dollars. Searsport is considered the antique capitol of Maine, with numerous antique shops and open air flea markets. Home of the Penobscot Marine Museum -the oldest marine museum in Maine, with 12 buildings on campus - and in 2005 featuring LOBSTAH -learn all about lobsters from start to finish on your plate. You will want to investigate the original Fort Knox - and the moat at Fort Point State Park. Enjoy shopping at the unique stores in Searsport - and the charming Belfast downtown.
Great food - with some 10 restaurants in Searsport from family dining to fine dining and in-between - plus some wondrous others we are happy to tell you about.
Romantic 18th century home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places welcoming guests for over 80 years, who enjoy the convenience of our location "away from the maddening crowds". This early American cape-style farm house has an attached barn housing our Angels to Antiques Shoppe where guests receive a discount. All rooms are updated with king/queen beds, AC, en-suite private baths, and much more. 3.5 seaside acres of gardens, trees and lawn to wander or watch the ocean; wildlife or the birds in our bird sanctuary. Fodor's Choice - Maine Coast - 2005 & Yankee Magazine's Editor's Pick
Our charmingly furnished, air-conditioned bedrooms have en-suite private baths;king/queen beds and all the amenities you can possibly think of.
You'll enjoy lounging on the 60' sun porch overlooking the bay - or maybe just sitting outside watching the birds, wildlife and sea activity. Read a good book from our ample library ; play chess on the sun porch - or watch TV in the guest lounge. We have many common rooms for you to enjoy.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Suite has a beautiful oceanview, Callifornia King bed. dressing alcove; air conditioning;ensuite private bath with 2 person jacuzzi and skylight;
The Pettee Room, on the front of the hosue, has a king sized bed w/ enormous high antique brass headboard, air conditioning. Just recently renovated with plush carpeting, beautiful hand-made quilte; the ensuite large private bath has a 2 person bubble bath soaking tub with 2 spa showers.
The smaller Brigadier Room has antique white iron Queen bed, fantastic panoromic ocean view ; en-suite private bath with shower stall and skylight; air conditioning
Lucy Room has a king sized bed with beautiful Baltimore Album Quilt as part of the headboard. The charming room in blues and pinks, Air conditioning and a private en-suite bath with tub/shower..
The General Knox suite is a first floor suite with high king sized bed with antique mirrored backbar as headboard; high ceilings with ceiling fan, cable TV, air conditioning';small fridge;private bath with whirlpool tub & surround shower;a smaller room with day bed for that extra person, or for quiet reading and lounging;
60' sunporch overlooking bay and our certified National Wildlife backyard habitat; guest lounge with large cable TV; game table; chess table; croquet; horse shoes. Discount tickets to the famous Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport (Maine's oldest marine museum - a must see!) and local restaurants . Internet access available;
The Best Antiquing in Maine. Birding, hiking, biking, sea glass & star fish hunting on Sears Island, the largest uninhabited island on the East coast. Near fine dining restaurants, lounges, whale-watches; hiking/biking trails;golfing; tennis sailing; rail & sail trips; concerts; theatres; cinema
In-room turn-down service; Vermont Sweet Water; Nan's Crans (an addictive dark chocolate covered cranberry;) thirsty terry cloth robes; blow dryers; pure vegetable glycerine signature soaps, herbal grains, shampoos, bubble bath and aloe lotion. Every thing you could possibly need! Iron and ironing board available
18 hour refreshment bar on sunporch. Chair massage available
Policies & Restrictions
Smoking outside only; pets can be accommodated at the Canine Country Club just 13 miles from us; Due to the romantic atmosphere of "Watchtide" well supervised children are accepted in the General Knox Suite.
Rates & Availability
Open year round; Our rates range from $135 - $198 INCLUDES sales tax, based on 2 night minimum per room in HIGH season. 10% Senior Citizen Discount . Check rates , specials and availability at our primary website . Premium added for 1 night stays in High Season.
Searsport is considered the antique capitol of Maine and home to Sears Island, the largest uninhabited island on the East coast.
Whale-watching, sight-seeing, scenic byways,beaches, museums, windjammers,
Kayaking - swimming - boating - sailing - hiking - biking -
shopping, galleries, theatre, concerts, snow mobiling (bring your own); Maine's only curling club, tennis , golf nearby
From New Hampshire - either Route 1 - directly north to Searsport; or take I-95 to Augusta - then Rt. 3 east where it meets up with Rt.1 at Belfast - north about 5 miles.
From New Brunwsick Canada -south on Route 1.
From Bangor - Alternate Rt 1A South to Rt. 1 - .
We are 1 mile south of the village of Searsport - across from Prudential Real Estate
10% senior citizen. Check all our specials at our primary website Email Owner For More Information »
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