Dear Friends and Guests,

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing that we are closing the Welch House Inn. We had an unexpected opportunity to sell the property that was too good to pass up, and the new owner will not be operating it as a bed & breakfast. We are so sorry to disappoint you all. This was very sudden for us, but given personal and health considerations, we are confident that it is for the best.

This was not something we had planned on quite so soon, and so we must regrettably cancel all current reservations. All guests who have made deposits and have outstanding Gift Certificates will receive full and prompt refunds. Michael will be calling each of you personally this week, and for those who wish, we will provide assistance in helping you find alternative accommodations.

We hope you'll select one of the Inns listed below, and find a new "home away from home" in Boothbay Harbor. There are several wonderful B&Bs here that would be happy to accommodate you – our guests have always been the best, and any of them would be lucky to have you! We’ve asked them to be on the lookout for our guest referrals, and to do their best to take care of you as we did. We have thoroughly enjoyed our careers as innkeepers for the past 13 years, and all the friends we’ve made from among our many guests, especially you "frequent sleepers." We love it here in Boothbay Harbor, and will be staying as we pursue other business opportunities. For you granola lovers out there, we do plan to continue to make and sell our one-of-a-kind product, and you can continue to order it by contacting us at

We're looking forward to some much needed down-time, and we're even planning a vacation! Thinking of a road trip this winter, so let us know if you're up for a visit!

Wishing you all the best,

Susan & Michael

Topside Inn ( Mark & Buzz at 888-633-5404
Inns at Greenleaf Lane ( Ben & Gigi at 888-950-7724
Harbor House Inn ( Tom & Monica at 800-856-1164

or if you are looking for an apartment to rent short-term in the downtown, Mark & Diane Gimbel at 207-504-0242 have two apartments available. One is even "pet-friendly".

Thanks so much for the past 13 great years and the boat load of memories!